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  • Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 23/03/2015
    Posted by on Mar 23rd, 2015

    Protests over the statue of Cecil John Rhodes at the university have entered its third week. Protests over the statue of Cecil John Rhodes at the university have entered its third week. [EWN]

    The biggest South African banking story of the year and the media didn’t even notice [Moneyweb]

    Cosatu to oppose Eskom price hike. Cosatu will oppose Eskom’s application to raise electricity tariffs 25.3% from July 1 — double the increase expected this year [BD Live]

    All the 2015 South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTA’s) winners [Channel 24]

    The Afghan woman who was beaten to death for ‘burning the Koran’ was wrongly accused [News.com.au]

    Former Grand Slam tennis champion Bob Hewitt was on Monday found guilty of two counts of rape and one of sexual assault by the High Court [Times LIVE]

    South Africa’s traditional leaders want spousal benefits, Mercedes-Benz SUVs and fully furnished houses with washing machines and dishwashers as well as the same medical aid and pension benefits as members of Parliament. The National House of Traditional Leaders tabled its demands for additional perks  last week [City Press]

    Cricket World Cup 2015: New Zealand lose fast bowler ahead of semi-final clash with South Africa [Sydney Morning Herald]

    Top Swedish fashion label, Stenströms, is moving production from Europe and Mauritius to Cape Town and Johannesburg [Cape Times]

    Malema challenges people to destroy apartheid-era symbols. Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema has called on South Africans to break the law and destroy all apartheid-era symbols, including the statue of former prime minister Louis Botha outside Parliament. [News24]

    Sandton to go car-free – for a month. Johannesburg mayor has announced that the Sandton CBD will be car free for the month of October with the city e hosting an international EcoMobility World Festival and Exhibition [IOL]

    One Direction star splits from his girlfriend shortly before SA tour [Channel 24]

    Brown to Eskom: I don’t care, just fix the mess. Amid another Eskom power battle, public enterprises minister Lynne Brown says all she’s interested in is finding a solution to the power crisis. [Mail & Guardian]

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