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  • Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 27/01/2014
    Posted by on Jan 27th, 2014

    Justin Bieber arrested on drunken driving, resisting arrest charges [CNN]

    SA traditional choir Ladysmith Black Mambazo won a Grammy award [Channel 24]

    Blitzbokke win the Las Vegas Sevens title. The Springbok Sevens team came from behind and beat New Zealand to claim the 2014 Las Vegas Sevens title [Supersport]

    Grammys 2014: The complete list of nominees and winners [LA Times]

    R5.9 million in funds earmarked for Nelson Mandela’s funeral may have been embezzled by corrupt government officials [Times UK]

    E-tolls may spread to other provinces [The Post]

    Telkom chops wholesale DSL fees by 15%  which should lead to lower broadband bills for consumers [TechCentral]

    Talks between the Gift of the Givers and terrorist group al-Qaeda to negotiate the release of South African teacher Pierre Korkie in Yemen have broken down completely [iAfrica]

    SA police constable convicted of rape, robbery and kidnapping was handed five life sentences and an additional 284 years by the Johannesburg High Court [iol]

    Motor vehicles are dangerous. SA government should ban them. [Daily Maverick]

    ANC to purge rogues. Corrupt and rogue candidates who make it on to the ANC’s election lists for Parliament and legislatures could for the first time be purged by the ANC’s integrity committee [City Press]

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