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Picking Up Stompies: Public Holiday Edition 17/06/2015
Posted by on Jun 17th, 2015

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Donald Trump announces he is running for US president [Business Insider]

Shielded by the authorities, President Omar Hassan al-Bashir of Sudan flew out of South Africa on Monday morning aboard his presidential jet, just hours before a South African court ruled that the government was legally required to arrest him [NY Times]

Electricity tariff hike will ‘cripple SA’. Eskom’s proposed 25% electricity price hike, if approved, will further cripple the already bleeding South African economy [Tech Central]

Chris Evans to be new Top Gear presenter. TV and radio personality Chris Evans will replace Jeremy Clarkson as the lead presenter of an all-new Top Gear [BBC]

Tutu slams al-Bashir’s visit to SA. Al-Bashir, who is wanted by the ICC for genocide and crimes against humanity in Darfur, arrived in South Africa on Saturday to attend an African Union summit, prompting a court bid by a rights group to have him arrested [iol]

Eskom to unveil winter plan today. CEO Brian Molefe will also shed some light on the utility’s achievements over the last two months [EWN]

SA troops ‘held hostage’ in Sudan over al-Bashir [News24]

Not true that SA soldiers were held hostage in Sudan – SANDF [News24]

South Africa is the best place for a bush holiday, with four of its parks among the continent’s top 10 safari destinations [TimesLIVE]

Julius Malema has called for the renaming of all public institutions that were named after colonial and apartheid figures [iol]

The Golden State Warriors Are Your 2015 NBA Champions [Gawker]

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