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Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 17/08/2015
Posted by on Aug 17th, 2015

oscar pistorius parole

Oscar Pistorius to be released from prison this week. World media will again focus its attention on Pretoria this week as disgraced Olympian Oscar Pistorius is released from prison [TimesLIVE]

The 6th astronaut to walk on the moon says UFOs came to prevent nuclear war on earth [Gawker]

Five South Africans, including a paramedic and a patient, died when their aircraft crashed in Tygerberg Hills on Sunday. The medical emergency plane which crashed in Durbanville had been instructed to remain in the air because a technical glitch at Cape Town International Airport affected arrivals and departures [iol]

SA Women’s Underwater Hockey u19’s are world champions [eNCA]

Loeries 2015 winners list [Bizcommunity]

Marikana massacre and neoliberal plunder. The biggest massacre by police of civilians in post-apartheid South Africa continues to haunt the collective conscience of a nation [Mail & Guardian]

Morgan Freeman’s granddaughter stabbed to death [CNN]

R7m to get rid of top SA officials. Health department has spent about R7 million trying to fire three top officials. [City Press]

Water cuts in Gauteng to be decided at crucial meeting. A crucial meeting between Rand Water and the South African Municipal Workers Union (Samwu) will take place today and will most likely determine whether Gauteng and Mpumalanga will experience water cuts in the coming weeks [EWN]

Deathtoll after massive explosion at Chinese goods warehouse rises to 114 with 70 still missing. Toxic chemical concerns mount [CNN]

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