1. Yesterday, the state capture commission heard explosive evidence from the former Bosasa exec Angelo Agrizzi. Bosasa received massive government contracts for security, fencing and catering. Agrizzi said yesterday that the company paid between 'R4 million and R6 million a month' in cash bribes. He also alleged that former South African Airways board chairperson Dudu Myeni handed confidential NPA documents to Bosasa execs.

2. In an apparent climbdown from the ANC's election manifesto, president Cyril Ramaphosa says government has no plans to interfere with the independence of the SA Reserve Bank.

3. Retail sales jumped by more than 3% in the year to November – bolstered by Black Friday. Sales of household furniture and appliances rocketed 13.5%. 

4. More than 600 people have now been arrested in Zimbabwe amid protests overc fuel price increases. While the internet is still down in the country, President Emmerson Mnangagwa – who remains outside of the country, and is now heading to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland -  tweeted a message:

5. Last night, British Prime Minister Theresa May narrowly survived a no-confidence vote following the crushing defeat of her Brexit deal. She won the first no-confidence vote in a British government in 26 years, by 325 to 306.

25 simple brainteasers that even smart people get wrong 

Reported by Ann Schmidt

It's always a good feeling when you solve a riddle or a brainteaser.

But sometimes, the answer is almost too simple that people can't figure it out. The riddle could go into a lot of details which can confuse you or distract you from the main point, especially if you're prone to over-thinking.

Other times, the question in a riddle gives almost no details, which can make it equally difficult to solve.

INSIDER has found 25 riddles and brainteasers with simple answers that anyone could get wrong.

Scroll down to see if you can figure them out.


What comes once in a minute, twice in a moment, but never in a thousand years?

Answer: The letter M.

Source: Quora


What always ends everything?

Answer: The letter G.

Source: Web Riddles


I have keys, but no locks. I have space, but no room. You can enter, but you can’t go outside. What am I?

Answer: A computer keyboard.

Source: Riddles.fyi


I have seas without water, coasts without sand, towns without people, and mountains without land. What am I?

Answer: A map.

Source: Riddle Ministry


A man shaves several times a day but still has a beard. Who is he?

Answer: A barber.

Source: GRiN


What coat is best put on wet?

Answer: A coat of paint.

Source: Riddles.fyi


A clerk in a butcher shop stands five feet ten inches tall and wears size 13 shoes. What does he weigh?

Answer: Meat.

Source: Quora


How much dirt is in a hole that measures two feet by three feet by four feet?

Answer: None.

Source: RBT


Which is correct to say: "The yolk of the egg is white" or "the yolk of the egg are white?"

Answer: Neither, egg yolks are yellow.

Source: Riddles.com


What disappears as soon as you say its name?

Answer: Silence.

Source: Riddles.com


This belongs to you, but everyone else uses it more.

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Answer: Your name.

Source: Riddles.tips


How many letters are in the alphabet?

Answer: There are 11 letters in "the alphabet."

Source: Riddles.com


Before Mt. Everest was discovered, what was the highest mountain in the world?

Answer: Mt. Everest.

Source: RBT


Why can't you take a picture of a man with a wooden leg?

Answer: Because a wooden leg can't take pictures, only a camera can.

Source: Riddles.com


You see a boat filled with people. It has not capsized, but when you look again you don’t see a single person on the boat. Why?

Answer: Everyone on the boat is married.

Source: Riddles.tips


What goes all the way around the world, but stays in the corner?

Answer: A stamp.

Source: Riddles.com


What has four fingers and a thumb, but isn’t alive?

Answer: A glove.

Source: GRiN


What gets bigger the more you take away?

Answer: A hole.

Source: RBT


The man who built it doesn't use it, the man who bought it doesn't need it, and the man who uses it doesn’t know it. What is it?

Answer: A coffin.

Source: Riddles.tips


What can never be put into a saucepan?

Answer: Its lid.

Source: Riddlesdb.com


A woman shoots her husband, holds him underwater for five minutes then hangs him. Right after that, they enjoy a lovely dinner together. Explain.

Answer: She took a picture of him, developed it in her darkroom, and then had dinner with him.

Source: RBT


What runs but never walks, has a mouth but never talks, has a head but never weeps, has a bed but never sleeps?

Answer: A river.

Source: Riddles.com


Many have heard me, but nobody has seen me. I will not speak until spoken to first. What am I?

Answer: An echo.

Source: GRiN


What is greater than God, more evil than the devil, the poor have it, the rich need it, and if you eat it, you'll die?

Answer: Nothing.

Source: RBT


What can you hold in your left hand, but never in your right?

Answer: Your right hand.

Source: Riddles.fyi

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