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  • Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 30/11/2015
    Posted by on Nov 30th, 2015


    Social media abuzz after ‘UFO’ sighting above Cape Town and Durban. Mystery green light spotted. [News24]

    Pikitup strike costing Joburg R2 million per day [EWN]

    Take back your trains: Prasa seeks refund in dodgy tender debacle. Rail parastatal Prasa launched a dramatic court action this week to recover from one of South Africa’s biggest ever tender debacles involving billions of rands [Sunday Times]

    Gautrain bomb threat a ‘false alarm’. The ANC has dismissed unfounded claims of a possible terrorist attack on the Gautrain [SABC]

    Tyson Fury beats Wladimir Klitschko. Britain’s Tyson Fury ended the nine-year reign of Wladimir Klitschko by claiming the Ukrainian’s four versions of the world heavyweight boxing title with a huge upset victory.[CNN]

    Port Edward photographer saves drowning toddler at wedding [http://www.timeslive.co.za/local/2015/11/30/Photographer-saves-drowning-toddler-at-wedding]

    Julius Malema’s anti-Mandela comments slammed. “The Congress of the People (Cope) rejects Julius Malema’s immature and uninformed claim that our late President Nelson Mandela sold out the struggle of the people and of South Africa; and that he deviated from the Freedom Charter,” [TimesLIVE]

    More than 1 000 employees of a Mpumalanga coal mine stand to lose their jobs when the mine’s contract with Eskom expires next month [Fin24]

    2 dead, 4 000 homeless after Cape Town fire. The blaze started in the impoverished Masiphumelele informal settlement near Fish Hoek shortly after 01:00, destroying 800 shacks at last count, and causing two deaths [News24]

    Kobe Bryant Announces Retirement Via Poem [Deadspin]

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