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  • Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 18/05/2015
    Posted by on May 18th, 2015

    New SA regulations bring drones down to earth. The regulations include that no drones be operated above 120 or flown over any person within a 50 meter distance or directly overhead any person or group of people or within a lateral distance of 50m from any person. Penalties may be up ‘Ten years’ imprisonment for certain contraventions or a R50,000 fine [BD Live]

    Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula has apparently been caught in a lie about his return date from Las Vegas where he attended the boxing match between Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Manny Pacquaio. [News24]

    South Africa arrests 1,600 illegal immigrants in crackdown [Yahoo News]

    9 dead in Texas biker brawl. A police officer said that “In my nearly 35 years of law enforcement experience, this is the most violent and gruesome scene that I have dealt with.” [CNN]

    Nigeria’s military destroyed 10 Boko Haram camps [EWN]

    Pope Canonizes Two 19th-Century Palestinian Nuns [Gawker]

    The SA billionaire buying Britain’s High Street [Fin24]

    All the 2015 Billboard Music Awards winners [Billboard]

    Islamic State (IS) seizes Iraqi city of Ramadi, the capital of Iraq’s largest province [BBC]

    New rumour suggests Superman Might Die In ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice’ [Huffington Post]

    New documents allege Mugabe’s complicity in 1980s massacres [Daily Maverick]

    UCT Cecil Rhodes protesters off the hook. No disciplinary action will be taken against students or staff involved in protest. [TimesLIVE]

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