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Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 14/12/2015
Posted by on Dec 14th, 2015

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Zuma appoints third finance minister in a week. After just four days, newly appointed finance minister David van Rooyen who took over from axed Nene has now been replaced by former finance minister Pravin Gordhan [EWN]

Rand cheers return of Pravin Gordhan. [Fin24]

South Africa’s Blitzbokke crowned Cape Town’s 7’s champions [Supersport]

195 nations seal historic Paris climate change pact. The Paris accord sets a target of limiting warming of the planet to “well below” 2.0 degrees Celsius [Sunday Times]

Cabinet gives green light to nuclear procurement. SA cabinet has approved the start of the nuclear procurement programme, clearing the way for the Department of Energy to call for proposals to provide SA with 9.6GW of nuclear power without first doing a cost-benefit analysis [BD Live]

Women have been elected to municipal councils in Saudi Arabia for the first time after a ban on women taking part in elections was lifted [BBC]

A Russian warship has fired warning shots at a Turkish boat [CNN]

Vavi, Pikoli and others express concern over Zuma’s actions in open letter [City Press]

The Real Story Of Apollo 17… And Why We Never Went Back To The Moon [iO9]

Video shows L.A. cops pumping bullets into crawling man. Two sheriff’s deputies fired their weapons at least 25 times and a man — reportedly wielding a gun — was killed Saturday in Lywood outside Los Angeles [CBS]

Massive political defeat for Zuma [News24]

#ZumaMustFall dominates SA ‘social conversation’ [News24]

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