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  • Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 22/02/2016
    Posted by on Feb 22nd, 2016

    zika virus south africa

    South Africa’s first case of the Zika virus. Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says there’s is no imminent threat of a Zika virus outbreak in SA [EWN]

    Krejcir expected to learn his fate today. Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir and his five co-accused are expected to be sentenced in the High Court in Johannesburg on Monday [TimesLIVE]

    London Mayor Boris Johnson Backs Exit From EU, Dealing Blow to Cameron [Wall Street Journal]

    Harper Lee, the author of To Kill a Mockingbird died aged 89 [BBC]

    Zuma’s daughter quietly leaves senior govt post. President Jacob Zuma’s daughter Thuthukile Zuma has left her controversial position as the chief of staff at the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services [iAfrica]

    Former National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) prosecutor, Glynnis Breytenbach now faces tender charges, this time on separate charges of defeating the ends of justice and corruption involving the rigging of multimillion-rand tender contracts [IOL]

    Gordhan to present most anticipated post-1994 Budget. Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan is set to present the most anticipated post 1994 budget this week, which comes against the backdrop of tough economic conditions [SABC]

    Protest-hit University of Pretoria proposes new English language policy [News24]

    Michigan shooting spree leaves at least 6 dead. Police in Kalamazoo County, Michigan, have arrested a suspect they say is responsible for shootings that have left at least 6 people dead [CNN]

    Cracks showing in Gupta ‘hold’ on SA as Treasury dumps New Age breakfast [Fin24]

    VAT hike could be answer to SA woes – expert [TimesLIVE]

    Pope Francis’s hint that the Vatican could relax its ban on contraception in response to the Zika virus was hailed as a shift in church thinking. Contraception ‘might be’ permissible over Zika, says pope [eNCA]

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