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Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 6/06/2016
Posted by on Jun 6th, 2016

ali dead

The greatest has passed away. [Daily News]

US issues terror alert for its citizens in SA at shopping areas and malls in Johannesburg and Cape Town. This information comes against the backdrop of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’s public call for its adherents to carry out terrorist attacks globally during the upcoming month of Ramadan [News24]

South Africa keeps its Standard & Poor investment-grade credit rating and avoids downgrade to junk status [Bloomberg]

South African Music Awards 2016: Here are all the 2016 Sama winners [Channel 24]

Parliament’s labour committee chair is the madam from hell. Lumka Yengeni, the top ANC MP who chairs parliament’s portfolio committee on labour, has been found to be in breach of the laws she is supposed to oversee. The estranged wife of party bigwig Tony Yengeni has been exposed as the opposite of a model employer by a former domestic worker, Lucia Dlephu, who has accused her of flouting several labour laws [Sunday Times]

President Zuma has been singled out as the archbetrayer. Relations between the ANC and the SA Communist Party (SACP) took a turn for the worse this week, with the SACP charging that its loyalty was being abused by its close ally [City Press]

Inside the plot to hijack ‘Please Call Me’ billions. The stunning David-Goliath triumph has been marred as backers fight over the Vodacom payout [Mail & Guardian]

SA’s top cop sues union for R500K [iol]

Only the ANC can unite SA says Zuma [iAfrica]

Acting police commissioner injured in tussle with gun wielding robbers [eNCA]

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