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  • Picking Up Stompies: Public Holiday Edition 21/03/2013
    Posted by on Mar 21st, 2013

    5gum Kooks

    5Gum reveal that they will be bringing THE KOOKS to South Africa. The acclaimed Britsh band will be playing in Joburg on the 19th April and in Cape Town on the 20th. [5 Gum]

    Malema’s R4 million farm seized by the state. Basically nationalised. Nice fat pk from irony there hey Juju. [New Age]

    Youtube breaks records with more than a billion unique users on the site, every month. [CNET]

    South Korea’s three main broadcasters and two of its major banks were paralyzed on Wednesday by a massive outbreak of malicious code that crashed and displayed “skulls” on computers, thought by many to be a retaliatory cyberattack from North Korea. [Gawker]

    President Barack Obama pledged on Wednesday to hold Syria to account if it used chemical weapons and reassured Israel of US resolve against Iran [iol]

    The rand fell to a four-year low of R9.3075 to the dollar. [fin24]

    President Jacob Zuma has declined to “discuss the details” of the public works department’s R206-million security upgrade to his Nkandla homestead. [M&G]

    Whatsapp switching to subscription model for iOS users…iPhone users will oon be charged an annual flat-rate of $1.[TimesLIVE]

    Auditor-general – R24.8 billion the bill for unauthorised, irregular, fruitless and wasteful spending by provincial departments and entities. [City Press]

    In an utterly farcical day’s proceedings, the board of the SABC was dissolved. [Daily Maverick]

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