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  • Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 23/05/2016
    Posted by on May 23rd, 2016

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    Jacob Zuma to hear today if 800 corruption charges will be reinstated. South African state prosecutors will Monday respond to a court ruling that President Jacob Zuma should face almost 800 corruption charges [Daily Maverick]

    SA minister ‘smuggles’ friend in a state jet. Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula smuggled a Burundian woman with a false passport into South Africa on an air force jet [Sunday Times]

    SA government planning to impose limits on farm sizes to speed up land distribution. South Africa’s government is planning to impose limits on farm sizes to free up parcels of land to hand over to blacks [EWN]

    Richard Stirton wins The Voice SA [TimesLIVE]

    Hawks cease fire against Gordhan. The Hawks on Sunday tried to shut down its three-month long battle with Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan [BD Live]

    A breakthrough in finding an HIV vaccine has left scientists from South Africa and around the world excited [eNCA]

    Cannes Film Festival 2016 Winners. ‘I, Daniel Blake’ wins Palme d’or [Forbes]

    SA-born woman dies on Mount Everest [News24]

    EgyptAir plane crash. Investigators Perplexed over EgyptAir Flight 804 Automated Warning System [Wall Street Journal]

    Self-driving Uber cars on the road. Uber unveiled its first self-driving car on Thursday, announcing it had begun testing an autonomous vehicle on the streets [iAfrica]

    KwaZulu-Natal Premier Senzo Mchunu will resign on Monday following strong pressure in the past week for him to step down [IOL]

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