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  • Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 11/5/2015
    Posted by on May 11th, 2015

    Mmusi Maimane elected as new DA leader. Mmusi Maimane has been elected as the new leader of the Democratic Alliance [TimesLIVE]

    Rhino poaching in South Africa at record levels following 18% rise in killings. In the first four months of 2015, 393 rhinos were killed, with most taken in the Kruger national park [The Guardian]

    New cableway proposed for Signal Hill in Cape Town [iol]

    ANC blasts ‘insensitive’ Eskom over Soweto power cuts [Sunday Times]

    Switzerland: Five die in family shooting [NY Times]

    South Africa sees rise in new dollar millionaires [BD Live]

    Secrecy bill creeps closer. State Security Minister David Mahlobo has been drafting regulations for the Protection of State Information Bill [City Press]

    Royal Drama: Saudi King Salman Giving President Obama Silent Treatment [Gawker]

    A week after SA Sports Minister, Fikile Mbalula visited the US for the “Fight of the Century” it remains a mystery how he got there and who paid for it [Mail & Guardian]

    South African born British soldier suspected of tampering with wife’s parachute to kill her [Daily Mail]

    Cape Town scammer arrested for impersonating a traffic officer. 60-year-old man from Mitchells Plain is believed to have made around R6,000 conning people [EWN]

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