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  • Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 31/08/2015
    Posted by on Aug 31st, 2015

    rhino poaching SA 2015

    Rhino poaching in South Africa has intensified. 749 rhinos have been poached in 2015 so far, more than during the same period last year. 544 of that number were killed in the Kruger National Park [Bloomberg]

    The Springboks might be blocked from competing in the upcoming Rugby World Cup. An urgent court application to prevent the South African rugby team from participating in the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England and Wales next month has been launched by Agency for New Agenda [Times LIVE]

    Mumford & Sons are coming to tour South Africa in early 2016. Here are the details. [Source]

    Wes Craven, Horror Maestro, Dies at 76 [Hollywood Reporter]

    Miley Cyrus showed her nipple at the 2015 VMA’s last night. Here’s that Miley Cyrus nip slip pic [Mashable]

    Mandela’s grandson now faces rape and assault charges [EWN]

    Koeberg power station will be shutting down for three months on Tuesday for maintenance. Koeberg unit two is shutting down for three months for refueling and maintenance [Mail & Guardian]

    Ashley Madsion CEO steps down after leaked database hack [BBC]

    63-year-old becomes the 12th person this year to die at Spaining bull festival after being gored in the heart by a bull [Mail Online]

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