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  • Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 15/12/2014
    Posted by on Dec 15th, 2014

    South Africa’s, Rolene Strauss wins the Miss World 2014 pageant. Been 40 years since a SA contestant won [Source]

    6th hour of a possible terrorist hostage siege in central Sydney at a Lindt cafe. As many as 50 people being held by a gunman at a popular cafe with a black and white flag being held up in a window. It is believed to be the Black Standard, a jihadist flag [news.com.au]

    Blitzbokke win the PE Sevens rugby tournament…their second sevens victory in a row after winning the Dubai Sevens tournament last week [Sport24]

    South Africa 2014: Let’s have the good news. Round up of great things that happened in SA in 2014 [Daily Maverick]

    President Jacob Zuma says the current ESKOM crisis situation isn’t his government’s fault but that of the apartheid regime [eNCA]

    The truth behind Eskom’s dark lies [Sunday Times]

    South African ranks third in a list of the world’s most obese nations behind the United States and Mexico [iol]

    Roxi Wardman, a 26-year-old ex-assistant train driver, crowned the winner of the third season of cooking show MasterChef SA [Channel 24]

    Bill Cosby Urges Media to “Go in With a Neutral Mind” Amid Rape Claims [Gawker]

    Zuma’s pal gets R406 million contract. A company chaired and co-owned by the Friends of Jacob Zuma Trust’s founder has been awarded navy contracts worth R406-million [Mail & Guardian]

    27 weirdest news stories of 2014 [Mashable]

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