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  • Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 29/04/2013
    Posted by on Apr 29th, 2013

    Transnet set to face a R85 BILLION civil claim from pensioners who say the transport giant plundered their pension funds. [Eye Witness News]

    Suspicions deepen that South African Football Association bosses had dipped into World Cup cash. confirm that Safa received R113-million in the past two years from the “Fifa World Cup legacy fund” for the development of football – but insiders said this was partly splurged on buying 27 Mercedes-Benzes and other luxuries. [TimesLIVE]

    TopTV given green light to broadcast porn. TopTV’s application to air three adult channels on their pay-TV service has been approved by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa [Channel24]

    Jacob Zuma’s son, Edward, denies using his father’s name to ease his entry into South Africa’s low-cost airline market. Fastjet announced it had signed a memorandum of understanding with Blockbuster, a South African company with which Zuma is “associated”. [City Press]

    The ANC has dismissed calls by the DA to redo the parliamentary vote on the Protection of State Information Bill that passed last week. They released a statement saying “Seemingly the DA is clutching at straws and is resorting to some futile filibustering expedition” [Mail & Guardian]

    McDonalds considering serving breakfast all day. Bout damn time…they should totally test that in SA.  [CNBC]

    Man claiming to be son of an African president scams US real estate couple out of $1.6 million. He claimed  he would buy multiple properties but the government of Congo had seized $43 million of his assets and he needed money to get it out…uhhh sound familiar? [SF Chronicle]

    Questions have been raised about the suspected spending of around R1-billion at PetroSA. From the former CFO “Having been a board member of PetroSA since 2006, I had never encountered such blatant abuse of public funds and the flagrant flouting of all procurement policies” [iAfrica]

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