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  • Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 24/11/2014
    Posted by on Nov 24th, 2014

    Vincent Bones – a former homeless street kid wins Idols SA 2014 [Channel 24]

    ISIS recruiting in SA. An estimated 140 South Africans have reportedly joined the Islamic State (ISIS) insurgency to fight in Iraq and Syria [News24]

    More Eksom load shedding a possibility this week. Eskom says although the power grid remains severely constrained, load shedding will not be implemented during the early parts of this week, but there is a chance it will take place at the end of the week [iAfrica]

    Zimbabwe’s President, Robert Mugabe, has just been named scholar of the century. O_o  [EWN]

    Dewani’s lawyer pushes for discharge. The Western Cape High Court is expected to hear arguments on Monday on an application for British businessman Shrien Dewani’s discharge on charges of conspiring to kill his wife [iol]

    American Music Awards 2014: The Complete Winners List [The Hollywood Reporter]

    SAA acting CEO ‘overstated his qualifications’. South African Airways (SAA) acting chief executive, Nico Bezuidenhout, is the latest in a series of high-profile executives and politicians who have been exposed for overstating their qualifications [Mail & Guardian]

    President Jacob Zuma’s Nklandla homestead is falling apart. Less than two years after it was erected, the R6.2-million high-security perimeter fence around the homestead is in a disgraceful state [TimesLIVE]

    Analysis: Seven urgent steps needed to save SA’s electricity system [Daily Maverick]

    ANC MPs revolt against Cyril Ramaphosa. ANC parliamentarians this week revolted against Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa’s peace deal with opposition parties [City Press]

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