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  • Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 21/09/2015
    Posted by on Sep 21st, 2015

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    Bok heads to roll after shock loss to Japan at Rugby World Cup 2015 [Sunday Times]

    Rats kill Pollsmoor prisoners. A massive evacuation of thousands of inmates from Pollsmoor Prison apparently began on Friday after two prisoners died and scores of others were deemed to be at high risk of exposure to an infectious disease, thanks to a rampant rodent infestation [iol]

    All the Winners of the 2015 Emmy Awards [TIME]

    Former Naspers CEO and current chairman Koos Bekker has reportedly sold 70% of his shares in the company, raking in as much as R21 billion [Businesstech]

    British writer Jackie Collins has died age 77 [Jezebel]

    U.S. To Accept 15,000 More Refugees. Secretary of State John Kerry announced Sunday that the United States will increase its cap on the refugees it accepts and resettles to 85,000 next year [Washington Post]

    SA improves on global corruption ranking index. South Africa is now ranked 67 out of 175 countries, an improvement from 72 in 2013. Haaaaaha. [EWN]

    Two to appear for the killing of Etwatwa twins. Two people arrested for the brutal killing of twin brothers who were necklaced in Etwatwa in the East Rand. [News24]

    The truth about the presidential gravy plane [Mail & Guardian]

    Controversial government recommendations could soon lead to the legalisation of the hunting of some of South Africa’s most endangered wildlife, including lion and leopard [TimesLIVE]

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