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Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 11/01/2016
Posted by on Jan 11th, 2016

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Gareth Cliff fired from Idols. Gareth Cliff will not be part of the judging panel for South African Idols season 12. This comes but one week after Cliff was critisised for his comments during a race debate around former estate agent Penny Sparrow [News24]

SA government working on new bill that would ensure racists are criminally charged [EWN]

All winners list 2016 Golden Globes. Leo finally won a best actor award. [Vulture]

Music legend David Bowie has died [BBC]

SA department of defence red faced after thieves steal 50 computers from defence intelligence headquarters [City Press]

Arsonists starting Cape fires. Several fires that broke out on Devil’s Peak, Ocean View, Signal Hill, Simon’s Town and Red Hill this weekend are being investigated. Arsonists started some of the blazes that have ripped through the Western Cape’s southern peninsula [TimesLIVE]

Hong Kong Yuan Interbank Rates Jump by Records to All-Time Highs [Bloomberg]

South African rand dives to record low in Asian trade [Reuters]

SA actor in hospital after a ‘hit and run’ while jogging [News24]

Shocking details emerge in case against Western Cape ANC chairman. Western Cape ANC chairman Marius Fransman told his alleged sexual assault victim to get over discomfort at his advances if she wanted a job, according to a report. [TimesLIVE]

Mexican druglord El Chapo captured. Officials say it was because of an interview with actor Sean Penn. El Chapo was captured as a result of Sean Penn’s apparently not-so-clandestine meeting with the drug lord last October. [Gawker]

No one won US Powerball, jackpot now $1.3 billion [Mashable]

‘Your racism will cost you your job’ [IOL]

Durban Club restricts beach use to whites: KZN premier reacts. Allegations that the Durban Club allows whites only on the Vetch Beach in Point Waterfront will be investigated [eNCA]

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