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  • Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 2/12/2013
    Posted by on Dec 2nd, 2013

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    Fast and the Furious lead actor, Paul Walker, tragically died in a car accident at the age of 40 [Hollywood Reporter]

    E-tolls go live on 3 December in Gauteng. Despite widespread criticism, the department of transport says 21000 have already registered.  [Fin24]

    Christo Wiese knocked mining magnate Patrice Motsepe off his perch as the richest South African. Wiese is now worth R27.5 billion [TimesLIVE]

    The arrest of Radovan Krejcir has begun to expose the dirty web of influence and intimidation that the Czech fugitive has spun around himself, which is rumoured to reach high into police circles. It also exposes the long-standing impunity of seemingly “untouchable” cops [Mail&Guardian]

    Nelson Mandela’s grandson faces assault charges [The Nation]

    South Africa’s first electric car launches and goes on sale locally [iol]

    A commuter train derailed in a curve in the New York borough of the Bronx on Sunday, killing four people and leaving dozens hurt [CNN]

    A military helicopter has been donated to the Kruger National Park to boost the battle against poaching [Sowetan]

    Amazon has developed a new service called Prime Air which would use unmanned drones to deliver Amazon packages [Gawker]

    Ukraine saw its largest popular protests since the 2004 Orange Revolution on Sunday when at least 300,000 people took to the streets calling for the resignation of the president, Viktor Yanukovych [Guardian]

    Analysis: The outrage over exam ‘baby rape’ question is justified [Daily Maverick]

    A police helicopter crashed into a crowded pub in Glasgow killing 9 people [BBC]

    Underdog, the dog rescued from Kimberley’s Big Hole has been adopted by one of his rescuers [News24]

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