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Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 11/08/2014
Posted by on Aug 11th, 2014

Supermoon over Cape Town. A full moon was at it’s closest point to Earth during it’s orbit. Pic via @GrahamBart

Oscar Pistorius trial: Closing arguments wrap up. Judge to make verdict on September 11 [Daily Maverick]

No e-tolls for Cape Town, says Sanral. Cape Town will not have tolled freeways like Gauteng, the SA National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) said on Sunday [iol]

Fury over school sjambock death. Student at Nelspruit school died in hospital over a week ago after allegedly being sjambokked by a teacher [TimesLIVE]

Most convincing leaked pics of iPhone 6 yet []

Hundreds of Kruger Park rhinos to be moved to save them from poachers [News24]

Well known NASCAR driver Tony Stewart hit and killed another driver who was walking on a track [CNN]

Sex, Sars and rogue spies. An investigation has revealed the existence of the Special Operations Unit of the State Security Agency (SSA), where rogue agents use state resources to conduct dirty tricks campaigns, smuggle cigarettes and disgrace top civil servants [City Press]

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa answering tough questions at the Marikana Commission on whether he should be among those held accountable for the Marikana killings in August 2012 [Business Day Live]

A fresh three-day ceasefire agreed between Israel and Palestinian faction Hamas in Gaza was holding on Monday [BBC]

Struggling African Bank bailed out by SA Reserve Bank and placed under curatorship. Likely to split in two with consortium of banks injecting R10 billion into their good book and the SARB will take it’s bad book for R7 billion [Citizen]

Iraq accuses Islamic State of Yazidi atrocity, US make new strikes. Islamic State militants have killed at least 500 members of Iraq’s Yazidi minority, burying some alive and taking hundreds of women as slaves, an Iraqi government minister told Reuters on Sunday [Eyewitness News]

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