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  • Picking Up Stompies: Public Holiday Edition 28/04/2016
    Posted by on Apr 28th, 2016

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    Mandela statue unveiled in Palestine. At 4pm on Tuesday, a 6m, R6 million bronze statue, a gift from the City of Johannesburg, was unveiled at the newly renamed Nelson Mandela Square in the Al-Tireh neighbourhood in Ramallah [iol]

    Severe cold front heading for Western Cape. Another severe cold front is set to hit the Western Cape from tomorrow, with the South African Weather Service warning of heavy rains. Snowfall is also being predicted [EWN]

    President Jacob Zuma has called on leaders to humble themselves and heed calls for their removal from office if the citizens wanted them to step down. In a Freedom Day message on Wednesday, the president said elected leaders should be bold enough to accept change and relinquish power if the electorate wanted them to go. I’m confused [iol]

    Facebook shatters Wall Street expectations. Revenue up 52 percent year over year, swells to 1.65B users and beats Q1 estimates with $5.38B revenue [Techcrunch]

    Allan Donald has joined the Australia coaching staff as bowling coach.South Africa great Allan Donald said he had his eye on a full-time job with Australia Thursday after he was named as temporary bowling coach for their tour of Sri Lanka [Sport24]

    Open for business…the iconic new Mall of Africa is the largest shopping centre in Africa [Jacaranda FM]

    SA VIP jet now a must-have. Weeks after denying that a formal request had been made for a new presidential jet, Armscor – the defence force’s acquisition arm – has announced a tender for the lease of an intercontinental VIP aircraft [TimesLIVE]

    Samsung remains smartphone leader as Apple struggles [cnet]

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