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Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 29/08/2016
Posted by on Aug 29th, 2016

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Swine flu outbreak in the Western Cape. WC Health Department says it’s following up on reports of a swine flu outbreak [EWN]

Guptas to sell SA businesses. The controversial politically-connected Gupta family announced on Saturday they intend to sell all their shareholdings in South Africa by the end of the year [eNCA]

Zuma’s buddies score R80 million from Prasa deal. Passenger Rail Agency (Prasa) chairperson Dr Popo Molefe dropped a bombshell on Friday morning when he claimed that R80-million from a controversial train deal may have found it’s way to the ANC with the help of a close friend of President Jacob Zuma [Mail & Guardian]

VMAs 2016: Full List of Winners [Billboard]

The two signatures Gordhan won’t give Zuma. Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s refusal to sign two treasury guarantees – one for a R1-trillion nuclear project and one for a R5bn SAA loan – is at the heart of efforts by President Jacob Zuma to have him removed from office [News24]

NPA deny Gordhan to be charged with corruption. National Prosecution Authority (NPA) on Sunday denied media reports that Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan could soon be charged with corruption [TimesLIVE]

Zuma’s odd grab for SOEs. State-owned enterprises (SOEs) were given yet another layer of oversight with the establishment of the Presidential State-Owned Enterprises Coordinating Council, headed by President Jacob Zuma [City Press]

Trump vows to begin deportations if sworn in [iAfrica]

Horrific video of ISIS kids executing prisoners. A chilling new video from ISIS shows a British boy and four other children executing prisoners in cold blood in Syria [Mail Online]

Leopards, hyenas trap couple in car overnight in Kruger Park [iol]

Cricket: Cullinan’s transformation comments are deeply flawed and misguided [Daily Maverick]

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