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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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