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  • Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 02/03/2015
    Posted by on Mar 2nd, 2015

    Pic via @BrentLindeque

    Multiple fires rage in Cape Town above Muizenberg and Noordhoek. The blaze broke out on Sunday and, fanned by strong winds, spread rapidly overnight. Over 100 firefighters are still battling the fire [EWN]

    Leonard Nimoy who played Dr Spock in Star Trek has died aged 83. [NY Times]

    Islamic State beheader, Jihadi John, tried to enter South Africa. Mohammed Emwazi was arrested as he tried to force his way past a security checkpoint onto a Johannesburg-bound flight without a passport. Emwazi has beheaded several Islamic State hostages over the past year. [TimesLIVE]

    Samsung reveals the flagship Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge smartphones with metal casings [CNET]

    Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov shot dead on Friday. Tens of thousands of people have marched through central Moscow to honour opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, who was shot dead on Friday [BBC]

    Durban one step closer to hosting the 2022 Commonwealth Games. An economic impact study that is part of the Durban 2022 bid book to be submitted to the Commonwealth Games Federation in London this afternoon. the 2022 Commonwealth Games will boost SA’s economy by R20bn. [BD Live]

    How the 2015 SA budget will affect your pocket. Tax increases and fuel levy hike  [iol]

    SA minister covers up advisor’s R1m spending spree on travel, car hire, and household goods at Makro that included nappies, power tools, toilet paper, pet food and boxer shorts, among other things [News24]

    Eskom threatens to turn off the lights in Free State towns [Mail & Guardian]

    SA’s middle class cash bomb debt-onates. The number of South Africans applying for debt review has shot up nearly 30% a month since December 2014. [City Press]

    SA Airways chairperson Dudu Myeni was the victim of a fake offshore bank account hoax to get her fired, various Sunday newspapers reported [M&G]

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