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  • Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 22/07/2013
    Posted by on Jul 22nd, 2013

    Prince Harry honours Mandela on his 95th birthday with photo of Madiba and his late mother Princess Diana [TimesLIVE]

    Thanks to SA billionaire Mark Shuttleworth, the parts of exchange control that have the most pernicious effect on entrepreneurs and businesses have been declared unconstitutional. The government has been given a year to rewrite them. [Business Day Live]

    The Construction Industry Development Board in SA will investigate whether the firms that admitted to rigging and collusion in the construction industry should be barred from state tenders. [Mail & Guardian]

    Goldman Sachs made $5 billion by intentionally raising the price of aluminium after buying a huge warehouse and deliberately  slowing down service so they could charge higher storing fees. These fees, handed down to consumers, have netted Goldman Sachs over $5 billion over 3 years. [Gawker]

    British Prime Minister, David Cameron declares war on internet pornography. Cameron is to outline plans for every UK internet user to be asked whether they want access to pornography [Telegraph]

    Robert Mugabe tears into Jacob Zuma [TimesLIVE]

    Dutchess of Cambridge (Kate Middleton) goes into labour. Entire UK on baby watch. [Telegraph]

    Phil ‘Moobs’ Mickleson wins the British Open [Golf.com]

    Science breakthrough – Stem cells restore sight in blind mice [iol]

    Australian woman accidently buys two lotto tickets..wins $400,000 on each. [News.com.au]

    2nd Western Cape cop held for rape [News24]

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