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  • Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 28/09/2015
    Posted by on Sep 28th, 2015

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    Pics of the super blood moon from around the world [Guardian] Pic above via Andre Van Rooyen in Cape Town.

    Springbok legend Jean De Villiers retires from international rugby after suffering a jaw fracture in the World Cup game against Samoa on the weekend [EWN]

    VW staff and supplier warned company of emissions test cheating years ago [TimesLIVE]

    Australia Denies Chris Brown’s Tour Visa Application on Character Grounds [Gawker]

    Reports that Bill Gates and his daughter were denied entry into South Africa because of strict new visa rules. Home Affairs denies reports [EWN]

    A South African man, held in Equitorial Guinea for two years, has finally arrived home. [eNCA]

    Wales stun England 28-25 in Rugby World Cup thriller [BBC Sport]

    Radovan Krejcir’s alleged prison escape fails. “The Department of Correctional Services has thwarted apparent escape plans by inmates that include Radovan Krecjir at Zonderwater Correctional Centre, when it raided a number of cells earlier yesterday [Saturday]. A number of illegal items were discovered in different cells during the search operation. These items that are illegal include a cellphone, a knife, stunt devices, correctional services uniform, cell phone charges as well as a fire arm and ammunitions.” [SABC]

    Whale takes out yacht in Cape Town [iol]

    Businessman killed in hail of bullets while visiting mother’s grave [City Press]

    National departments owe municipalities R4.8-billion [Mail&Guardian]

    Anti-corruption march to go ahead, illegally. Organisers of the anti-corruption march said they would embark on an illegal strike and protest on Wednesday despite not having the necessary permission [iol]

    VW Emissions fallout: VW SA jobs are safe [Fin24]

    France launches its first airstrikes against ISIS in Syria [CNN]

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