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  • Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 25/01/2016
    Posted by on Jan 25th, 2016

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    Serial rapist may be operating near UCT [iAfrica]

    Second-biggest snowstorm in New York City history. Unofficially known as Winter Storm Jonas left at least 20 dead in several states [Reuters]

    Tax boss moves to block finance minister. South Africa’s tax chief has taken legal advice in an extraordinary bid to prevent Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan calling the shots at the South African Revenue Service [Sunday Times]

    Barclays to sell Africa operations. [Mail & Guardian]

    Mazibuko rips into DA’s white males. Former DA parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko has urged the DA to interrogate the almost exclusive dominance of white males within the party’s “brains trust” [iol]

    South African Xbox Live issue in the media again. Lack of Xbox Live in South Africa [Lazygamer]

    Settlement bid over Nigerian fine sees MTN shares jump. SHARES in MTN jumped 9.2% to close at R122.99 on Friday, lifted by among other things news that the group is seeking an out-of-court settlement with the Nigerian Communications Commission [BDLive]

    Gauteng Health confirms four typhoid cases Typhoid is a highly infectious disease and spread through the ingestion of contaminated food and water. The Gauteng Health Department on Sunday confirmed that four cases of typhoid fever have been identified within Johannesburg – Hillbrow, Yeoville, Edenvale, and Palm Springs [eNCA]

    Thunderstorm warnings as rain hits parts of SA [Traveller24]

    Islamic State video purports to show Paris attackers. A video published on Sunday by the media centre of Islamic State purported to show images and last statements of nine of the people who took part in the Paris attacks that killed 130 people on 13 November [EWN]

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