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  • Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 9/12/2013
    Posted by on Dec 9th, 2013

    die burgerThe world says farewell to one of it’s greatest human beings [Die Burger]

    70 Heads of State, 10 Former Heads of State, 26 Countries represented by Ministers so far confirmed for Nelson Mandela’s memorial service on Tuesday at FNB Stadium [News24]

    Cape Times editor Alide Dasnois has been fired with immediate effect [BD Live]

    Baby Jake Matlala, one of the legends of SA boxing, has died [Supersport]

    Ukraine protesters topple Lenin statue, issue ultimatum. Demonstrators in Kiev barricade government offices and say they are giving Yanukovich 48 hours to disband his government [LA Times]

    Road closures for Mandela memorial service [iol]

    Icasa has proposed a big reduction in inter-network call charges, starting with a 50% cut on 1 March 2014, from 40c/minute to 20c/minute. Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) gets nearer to publishing final regulations that will govern decreases in wholesale inter-network call charges over the next three years. [TechCentral]

    South Africa’s BlitzBokke took huge inspiration from a 32,000 strong home crowd and all the emotions of fellow South Africans to win the Cell C Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens tournament [Blitzbokke]

    The memorial service and funeral of Nelson Mandela will involve the activation of South Africa’s tightest security plan ever and the deployment of thousands of police and soldiers. [TimesLIVE]

    With Madiba gone, who do we become? [Daily Maverick]

    Mandela: 11 days of mourning. A timeline of the planned events following former president Nelson Mandela’s death [City Press]

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