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  • Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 09/11/2015
    Posted by on Nov 9th, 2015


    The ANC comes first, not the country: Zuma. President Jacob Zuma believes the African National Congress comes before the country [TimesLive]

    H&M South Africa slammed for social media response to question about using black models in their in-store posters [Source]

    Parts of South Africa warned to brace for scorching temperatures. As the country battles a crippling drought people have been warned of an extremely hot and dry week ahead with temperatures in some areas expected reach above 40 degrees [EWN]

    MTN says its CEO Sifiso Dabengwa has resigned [iol]

    Blade Nzimande’s grab at varsity power. An amendment bill on higher education which, if passed in its current form, could curtail the autonomy and academic freedom enjoyed by universities is on the cards [City Press]

    U.S. officials express growing confidence bomb downed Russian plane. One official said it was “99.9% certain”. [CNN]

    US football team in ‘racism’ boycott. Black players from a US college football team say they will boycott games until their university’s president resigns over what they call his inability to deal with racism [BBC]

    Zuma lambasts Motlanthe for ‘alliance is dead’ comments. The gloves came off at the ANC conference in KZN as President Zuma rebuked former leader Kgalema Motlanthe for his “cowardly” criticism of the party [Mail&Guardian]

    Spain Wants a Wall to Keep ISIS Out [Daily Beast]

    Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi Expected To Win Myanmar’s First Free Election in 25 Years [Gawker]

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