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Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 09/09/2013
Posted by on Sep 9th, 2013

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Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival recieves an 8 minute standing ovation. [NelsonMandela.org]

Motorists in SA urged to fill up with petrol as nationwide wage strike by petrol attendants begins this week [Eyewitness News]

Poachers kill 41 elephants by poisoning the pools the animals drank from with deadly chemical cyanide [Business Standard]

South Africa’s Lucas Sithole wins the wheelchair quad singles at US Open [US Open]

Apple Inc expected to expand reach with launch of iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C tomorrow [Financial Express]

Rugby great David Campese has been removed as a rugby commentator by SuperSport after he made derogatory comments about a Pakistan-born Australian cricketer [Sport24]

South Africa’s ‘ships of shame’ under fire. Allegations of animal cruelty, a ship carrying 3 500 head of cattle is expected to leave from East London this week bound for Mauritius. [Mail & Guardian]

Alleged homophobia and pro-Christian bias by South African adoption agencies have sparked an investigation by the SA Human Rights Commission [TimesLive]

Zuma is my G20 man – Putin. Russian president Vladimir Putin hailed President Jacob Zuma as a champion of “small nations” [City Press]

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