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  • Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 16/02/2015
    Posted by on Feb 16th, 2015

    Foreign nationals will not be allowed to own land in South Africa. The regulation of land holdings bill will be submitted to parliament this year and foreigners will only be allowed to lease land, not to own it. Cabinet is still to decide whether the announced ban on foreign land ownership will apply to all categories of land..ie agricultural and urban [TimesLIVE]

    ISIS video appears to show beheadings of 21 Egyptian Christians [CNN]

    National Assembly Speaker, Baleka Mbete, calls Malema a ‘cockroach’. Opposition parties have unite and are considering is a court interdict to block Ms Mbete from presiding over Tuesday’s state of the nation address debate [BD Live]

    Henri van Breda, the 20-year-old survivor of the gruesome Stellenbosch axe attack, suspected of being a tik addict [News24]

    2 Deadly Shootings Within Hours in Copenhagen; 5 Wounded. A shooting at a free speech event featuring an artist who had caricatured the Prophet Muhammad and a second shooting hours later outside a synagogue left two dead and five police officers wounded in Copenhagen [ABC News]

    Juju pics used for target practice by white shirted parliamentary security that ejected him and EFF members from SONA2015 [City Press]

    SONA2015: The night South Africa stood still. It still does. [Daily Maverick]

    Minister call loss of cellphone signal at SONA2015 a ‘technical glitch’. Ya right. [Mail & Guardian]

    Energy expert says Eskom’s system not old and unpredictable and that the real problem should not be deflected by the parastatal…that Medupi and Kusile power stations should have been running five years ago [EWN]

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