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  • Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 8/04/2013
    Posted by on Apr 8th, 2013

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    Matt Silver-Vallance successfully flies from Robben Island to Cape Town’s mainland using only 200 helium filled balloons and the wind. He’s aiming to raise R10 million for the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital [Robben Island Balloon Run]

    World Medical Association issues statement – believes that South African doctor Professor Cyril Karabus is being treated in a manner, which fails to meet international fair trial standards and should be allowed to return home immediately [WMA]

    Inside source says Google is close to buying Whatsapp for $1 billion after weeks of negotiations [Digital Trends]

    North Korea continues to piss everyone off and is preparing a nuclear test [BBC]

    Former president Nelson Mandela has been discharged after spending nine days in hospital [News 24]

    Facebook set to now charge users up to £10 to send messages to people who are not friends. The social networking giant is introducing the new charges fro direct messeages to someones amin inbox which will see you pay anything from 70p and £10 depending on the persons celebrity status or fame. [Sky News]

    The controversial ‘most attractive race’ article in the UCT Varsity Newspaper recieves formal complaint and has been reported to the SA Human Rights Commission [Source]

    WikiLeaks was on Monday to publish more than 1.7 million United States diplomatic and intelligence documents from the 1970s says founder Julian Assange [IOL]

    The ANC condemns the objectionable race stereotyping by the UCT official student paper Varsity News (2 April 2013) in which it reinforces and elevates the attractiveness of one race above others. [PoliticsWeb]

    Southern Kings keep proving everyone wrong and pull off stunning draw against the Brumbies [Supersport]

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