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  • Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 20/06/2016
    Posted by on Jun 20th, 2016

    guptas R51 billion train grab

    The Guptas’ R51 BILLION train grab in South Africa. Sensational new allegations of how the Gupta family and President Jacob Zuma’s son Duduzane tried to capture PRASA and profit from a multibillion-rand tender have emerged [Sunday Times]

    Oscar Pistorius gets threats of gang rape [City Press]

    Heavy rains and flooding across Cape Town. The City of Cape Town’s Disaster Risk Management unit says around 6,000 people have been affected by the wet and cold weather [EWN]

    Meet Andela, the remarkable African startup receiving the Mark Zuckerberg foundation’s first investment. The Facebook founder is leading a $24 million investment round into an African startup [Venture Beat]

    China bans the iPhone 6, saying it’s too similar to Chinese phone [CNBC]

    British MP, Jo Cox death: Suspect linked to the Springbok Club, an organisation which has defended the white supremacist apartheid regime in South Africa [The Independent]

    Why South Africa should care about Brexit. The UK is eating itself alive. The consequences for the world will be profound. On Thursday the UK will vote in a referendum to decide whether to stay in the EU or leave the organisation of 28 member nations…here’s what it would mean for SA [TimesLIVE]

    Vodacom doubles its CEO’s pay to R22 million [Fin24]

    Gunmen open fire at ANC mayoral candidate gathering [IOL]

    Student help on the way with new scheme to let citizens assist with funding study costs. A unique proposal is on the cards to encourage ordinary South Africans to pay for the studies of battling students at higher education institutions by buying coupons from commercial banks [Mail & Guardian]

    SABC to submit response on censorship. SABC) is expected to submit a formal response to the Independent Communications Authority (Icasa) before the end of today. This comes after a lobby group, Media Monitoring Africa, laid a formal complaint against the SABC over its editorial decision to ban footage of protestors destroying public property [iAfrica]

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