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  • Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 12/08/2013
    Posted by on Aug 12th, 2013

    Billabong XXL Big wave awards recognises SA surfer Twiggy Baker’s 20 meter ride at Dungeons in Hout Bay last week. Photo via Ant Fox. [Billabong XXL]

    The ANC Youth League owes R50m – most of which was incurred during Julius Malema’s tenure [News 24]

    Cape Town businessman Christopher Walker in hot water with the South African Reserve Bank, which is investigating his alleged get-rich-quick scheme in which about 200 000 people invest more than R800 million [iol]

    Nelson Mandela is making “slow but steady” progress back to health, although he remains critically ill, the office of the South African president said on Sunday [iAfrica]

    The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) had to abandon its motorcade in Johannesburg after it was told it did not have permission to gather [City Press]

    Oil spill off Knysna coastline. 3 tons of oil leaks from ship which ran aground off Knysna coast. [ENCA]

    There is no evidence which suggests the involvement of former minister of communications, Dina Pule in the alleged plot to assassinate top parliamentary officials, insists the police [Mail & Guardian]

    Oprah Winfrey says she experienced racism in a Switzerland shop after an assistant refused to serve her in an upmarket handbag shop. She was apparently told one of the bags on display was “too expensive” for her. [BBC]

    Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg sells Facebook stock worth $91 million [Mashable]

    Hundreds of people protested in London on Saturday against a Russian anti-gay propaganda law that has attracted international condemnation [Reuters]

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