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  • Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 03/02/2014
    Posted by on Feb 3rd, 2014

    Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman dead of suspected heroin overdose. The Oscar winning actor was found by police in his apartment with a syringe in his arm. He was 46. [Reuters]

    The Democratic Alliance (DA) has announced that AgangSA leader Mamphela Ramphele will no longer be standing as the party’s presidential candidate. DA leader Helen Zille said ” By going back on the deal… just five days after it was announced, Dr Ramphele has demonstrated – once and for all – that she cannot be trusted to see any project through to its conclusion.” [iol]

    12 finalists chosen for Miss SA 2014 title..here they are with pics [Channel 24]

    Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are getting married in South Africa maybe. That or they are are shooting a movie since they have rented a house in Johannesburg for 8 months [Source]

    Nelson Mandela’s final will and testament will be read out during a briefing in Johannesburg on Monday [Mail & Guardian]

    South Africa’s best and worst hospitals. How SA’s hospitals fared in an assessment by the department of health. [City Press]

    Who won the 2014 Super bowl… spoiler alert [ESPN]

    Apple hit with $840 million damages claim for ebooks price  [The Verge]

    Mexican fisherman rescued being adrift for 14 months. He survived on turtle blood, raw fish and seagull flesh for more than a year as he drifted helplessly across the world’s largest ocean [Mail Online]

    What Russia don’t want you to know about the Sochi Winter Olympics which kick off on Thursday [Daily Maverick]

    Mine worker strike spreads to metal workers. Metalworkers at the South African operations of Anglo American Platinum are to strike over pay [TimesLIVE]

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