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Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 3/11/2014
Posted by on Nov 3rd, 2014

Brace yourself for power cuts and loadshedding after a coal silo at Eskom’s Majuba power station collapses forcing it go offline. Eskom CEO Tshediso Matona said earlier that at 12.30pm on Saturday, staff at Majuba reported a physical crack at the silo. “The sight of a crack enabled the personnel on site to be evacuated,” Matona said. At 1.12pm, the silo collapsed, with no injuries reported [iol]

Eskom: Majuba collapse has ‘significant consequences’ [Mail & Guardian]

Five incidents of armed robberies reported at shops in and around Cape Town over the weekend. Police confirmed weekend robberies at Cape Gate shopping mall in Brackenfell, Life Style Centre in Cape Town, Checkers in Meadowridge and an electronic store in Montague Gardens [IOL]

Calls for investigation after construction consortium awarded a R98 million Gauteng tender in a single day. They could not prove they had ever completed a building and the prices in their bidding documents were pencilled in [City Press]

Test flight of Richard Brandson’s Virgin Galactic spaceship ends in fatal crash [Reuters]

Military leaders now in control of Burkina Faso. Must hand power to civilians or face consequences, the United Nations and African Union say [BBC]

ISIS have killed hundreds of members of a Sunni tribe in mass public executions in recent days [CNN]

Brittanny Maynard, the terminally ill woman who planned her own deah by assisted suicide has died. She wrote on Facebook “Today is the day I have chosen to pass away with dignity in the face of my terminal illness, this terrible brain cancer that has taken so much from me … but would have taken so much more.” [TIME]

Senzo wanted to leave his wife and marry me says Kelly Khumalo [TimesLIVE]

Genius Surfs Dead Whale, Gets Stranded When Sharks Appear All Around Him [Gawker]

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