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Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 6/01/2015
Posted by on Jan 6th, 2015

2 more women join lawsuit against Bill Cosby taking the number of women accusing the actor of sexual offences to 15 [City Press]

“The risk of load-shedding is low to medium” says Eskom after people return from holiday and businesses reopen in 2015. The power grid was constrained, but stable on Monday after a spike in electricity usage [TimesLIVE]

Prince Andrew underage sex scandal.Reports that an Underage Girl Was Paid $15,000 to Have Sex with Prince Andrew [Gawker]

10 000 supporters to be bused into ANC 103rd anniversary bash at Cape Town Stadium – A crowd of more than 50,000 ANC members and supporters, and 2,500 guests and diplomats are expected to attend the rally [BD Live]

The 2014 matric pass rate has dropped to 75.8 percent, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga revealed on Monday [EWN]

Hackers hit ‘racist’ Hofmeyr [TimesLIVE]

AirAsia QZ8501: Five large parts of missing jet found off Borneo coast [ABC]

Granny, 72, Having A Baby With Her Grandson [Sky News]

Catastrophe declared as Australia battles wild fires that have ravaged entire neighbourhoods and destroyed the biggest stretch of bush since 1983 [Bloomberg]

SA police remain mum on the suspension of Hawks boss Anwa Dramat after a court ruling hailed his suspension as unconstitutional [Mail & Guardian]

Cape Minstrels Parade: Accusations fly, confusion reigns [Daily Maverick]

Green light for Kalahari-takealot merger. The Competition Commission of South Africa has approved a merger deal between local e-tailers Kalahari.com and takealot.com on certain conditions [Fin24]

Kit says:
January 01, 2015 at 7:28 am

The 72 year old Granny + Grandson news article seems to be a hoax – the article’s date is 2010 and there have been subsequent reposts of it. It was removed from the NZ magazine’s page – probably cos it was fake…

Either way it’s a grim scenario to consider!

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