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Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 9/05/2016
Posted by on May 9th, 2016

sunday times 8 May

‘Someone is trying to kill me’ – Thuli Madonsela. The public protector is living in fear for her life after she was warned that a prominent Western Cape gang boss had been paid to arrange a hit on her [Sunday Times]

Moody’s rating ‘very good news’ for South Africa. Business, government and economists have welcomed Moody’s Baa2 sovereign credit rating for South Africa despite earlier fears that the country could be downgraded to junk status [iol]

WATCH: Heavy rains cause Durban beach to flood [Traveller 24]

High court judge under fire for black rape culture on Facebook [EWN]

Vodacom customer faces a staggering R20 000 data bill [Techfinancials]

R5 billion Koeberg chaos. Nuclear firms at loggerheads over Eskom’s ‘unlawful’ Koeberg tender award as the electricity giant contests court ruling [City Press]

‘Burning of schools cannot solve challenges’. The Higher Education Transformation Network (HETN) on Sunday condemned the “barbaric and mindless incidents of torching schools” at Vuwani in Malamulele, Limpopo [iol]

Zuma’s Nkandla bill may come to just R1 million [TimesLIVE]

Canadian fire doubles, seen from space. The fire that has already prompted the evacuation of 88,000 people from the city of Fort McMurray was on its way to doubling in size on Saturday, the seventh day of what is expected to be the costliest natural disaster in Canada’s history [eNCA]

Why do workers want to make Parliament ‘ungovernable’? [Daily Maverick]

ISIS Claims Responsibility for Deadly Shooting of 8 Cops in Egypt [Gawker]

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