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  • Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 23/12/2013
    Posted by on Dec 23rd, 2013

    Justine Sacco, a US executive for a major media company, caused mass outrage with her tweet about Africa. Here’s the full story from the reaction to her tweet to her landing in Cape Town, getting fired and apologising [LIS]

    The South African cricket team recieved plenty of critisism from fans for deciding to play for a draw when they were so close to winning a historical test match against India. On the brink of a record run chase the Proteas went on the defensive with 16 runs needed off 18 balls. Captain Graeme Smith defended the decision by the batsmen at th crease at the time [iol Sport]

    President Jacob Zuma is set to walk away without paying a cent for the R208 million security upgrades to his Nkandla home [News24]

    Jacob Zuma also said recently at public gathering that ‘Venda women lie down to show respect’. Obviously his statement didnt go down well. [Mail & Guardian]

    iOS 7 Jailbreak Is Now Available [Mashable]

    Another Secret War: CIA Killed FARC Leaders in Colombia [Gawker]

    25 yr old, Mandla Maseko from Mabopane township , will be the second South African in space.The aspiring DJ beat hundreds of local entrants in theUnilever fragrance Axe’s competition to win the trip to space [MSN]

    Mozambique pilot ‘intentionally’ crashed plane killing 33. A Mozambican Airlines captain had a “clear intention” to crash an airplane that went down in Namibia killing 33 at the end of November, according to a preliminary investigation reported Saturday [TimesLIVE]

    Numsa to consider calling on Zuma to resign [City Press]

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