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Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 07/03/2016
Posted by on Mar 7th, 2016

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Cancer treatment breakthrough may change everything. Treatments that can guide immune cells to specifically attack a tumour, while leaving healthy cells alone may have just been discovered [Cape Times]

Senior alliance leaders discuss Zuma’s removal from office [M&G]

Minister’s boyfriend paid R6 million for four days’ work. Communications minister Dina Pule’s boyfriend was paid R6-million in management fees for the ICT Indaba after her department apparently forced the conference organiser to hire him [TimesLIVE]

Ex-Springbok rugby player accused of attempted murder. A former Springbok rugby player has been accused of attempting to murder a man who used to work for him, and who continues to live on his wine farm in the Western Cape [iol]

Why South Africa’s Finance Chief Can’t Quit [Bloomberg]

North Korea threatens pre-emptive nuclear strikes on South Korea and US [Straits Times]

Calculating Zuma’s R500bn #Nenegate blunder – rand depreciation excluded [Fin24]

Chinese woman starves to death in elevator after power shut off. A 43-year-old Chinese woman was found dead by an apartment building’s maintenance workers after she was trapped in an elevator for a month [Mashable]

Pravin Gordhan’s 27 Sars questions answered [Mail & Guardian]

Zuma comments ‘outrageously sexist’.President Jacob Zuma has been slammed by the Democratic Alliance for “outrageously sexist” comments he made on Saturday. Zuma reportedly said that women were too quick to say they are being harassed when they are being complimented [iAfrica]

Former First Lady Nancy Reagan Dead at 94 [NBC]

The race war 85% of us won’t fight. Amid the Penny Sparrows and the campus violence, racial peace seems like a quaint relic. But it turns out SA still believes [City Press]

High fat diet ‘increases risk of bowel cancer’ [You]

At Least 60 Killed in Islamic State Suicide Bombing Outside Baghdad. On Sunday, a fuel tanker rigged with explosives detonated at a checkpoint south of Baghdad, Reuters reports, killing at least 60 people and wounding at least 70 more. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the bombing [Gawker]

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