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Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 4/08/2014
Posted by on Aug 4th, 2014

Pallo Jordan, senior member of the ANC and member of parliament, does not have the qualifications he claims to have says Sunday Times investigation.According to the publication, no evidence could be found that Jordan, who goes by the title ‘Dr’ has ever had an honorary doctorate bestowed on him.Jordan has no degrees or diplomas from the University of Wisconsin-Madison or the London School of Economics (LSE), the two institutions cited on his CV [iol]

An Israeli attack that killed 10 people at a UN-run Gaza school was a “moral outrage and a criminal act”, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said [BBC]

Israel said its military would hold fire in most of the Gaza Strip for seven hours on Monday to facilitate the entry of humanitarian aid. The humanitarian truce, beginning at 10 a.m. EEST (3 a.m. ET), would not apply in areas of the southern Gaza town of Rafah where Israeli forces are still operating, [CBC]

R49m painting believed to be by Vincent van Gogh will be returned to its rightful owners, sisters who are based in Johannesburg [News24]

Ebola outbreak: US warns disease remains out of control.  The virus has already claimed more than 800 lives in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone…the worst Ebola outbreak in history [ABC]

Shark attacks 20 yr old surfer at Muizenberg beach in Cape Town. It’s reported the victim was launched out of the water by the shark when it attacked him. The victim’s injuries included multiple lacerations to his lower limbs and an avulsion to the left thigh. Fortunately the injuries were not critical [ZigZag]

The company that transported the giraffe that died in Gauteng this week said the bridge the animal hit its head on was too low.“We drove safely under 31 bridges at 48km/h. There was no warning that the Garsfontein bridge was unsafe,” marketing officer for Ditjabe Wildlife Services Dirk Boshoff [City Press]

“If SANRAL is successful in their application, they will be allowed to keep details of the proposed tolling of the N1 and N2 highways confidential,” says DA spokesperson. The DA will picket outside Cape Town’s high court on Monday in protest over Sanral’s application to keep secret certain tolling documentation [Citizen]

Elon Musk Says Artificial Intelligence Could potentially Be ‘More Dangerous Than Nukes’ [Mashable]

Anonymous Declares Cyber War on Israel, Downs Mossad Site, Many Others [Gawker]

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