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Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 10/03/2013
Posted by on Mar 11th, 2013

Congrats to everyone who completed the Cape Argus cycle race…including Sir Richard Branson in the pic there. [pic @kellygallow]

Zuma won’t hand over spy tapes. President Jacob Zuma’s lawyers will fight the release of the full set of controversial spy tapes that got him off the hook on fraud and corruption charges. [City Press]

Pretoria born billionaire space explorer Elon Musk wants to die on Mars. [Vanity Fair]

Stormers lose Brian Habana  for most of the Super Rugby season due to a knee injury. Not good news. [Supersport]

A friend of Oscar Pistorius says the Paralympian is “on the verge of suicide” as he fights accusations of murdering Reeva Steenkamp. [Mirror]

Google unveil a pair of talking shoes. It has a built in microcontroller, an accelerometer, a gyroscope and more  and uses the data to adopt “a personality and speak to the wearer [CNET]

Government takes first steps to ban alcohol sales on a Sunday in Gauteng [TimesLIVE]

New study reveals that 2000 year old mummies also suffered from clogged arteries, suggesting that the disease (which causes heart attacks and stroes) may be age related and not caused by smoking, overeating or inactivity []

South Africa fears 2013 rhino slaughter will break records. Officials have warned a major conservation meeting that the poaching of rhinos is likely to reach record levels this year. [BBC]

India bus rape gang leader committs suicide in jail [SKY news]

SARS wants Malema’s ‘hidden’ assets. The SA Revenue Service has applied for a preservation order for expelled ANCYL leader Julius Malema’s assets that were missing. [News24]

Nelson Mandela has spent a night in the hospital after he was admitted for tests. [TIME]

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