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Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 19/09/2016
Posted by on Sep 19th, 2016


Kwaito star Mandoza has died aged 38. Last week his family confirmed he was being treated at home for a brain tumour [eNCA]

New York explosion: 29 injured in ‘intentional bomb blast’, with second device found in Manhattan [Telegraph]

SAA board to be grilled after report shows R4.2 billion loss [Times LIVE]

Zuma loan bank probed. The bank that came to the rescue of President Jacob Zuma – by granting him a loan to repay his R7.8 million Nkandla debt – now faces a possible probe from the Financial Services Board relating to a R136 million loan it is said to have given to a company in which its chairperson and chief operating officer (COO) have an interest [City Press]

UCT calls off classes, lectures and tests. The University of Cape Town (UCT) on Sunday announced that classes, lectures and tests would be suspended on Monday [News24]

All the winners at the 2016 Emmy Awards [Channel 24]

South Africa’s anti-corruption watchdog has interviewed Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and his deputy Mcebisi Jonas as part of an investigation into whether President Jacob Zuma was influenced by the wealthy Gupta family in making government appointments [EWN]

Department of energy awards R20m nuclear-related contract.The department of energy has awarded a short-term R20-million contract to a company to act as transaction advisor to assess the state of readiness for the country’s nuclear build programme [Mail & Guardian]

War on downgrade to junk status gets R1.5bn boost. Ahead of this week’s visit by one of the three ratings agencies that has South Africa sitting on the cusp of a ratings downgrade, the private sector and the government have established a R1.5-billion fund for small and medium enterprises [Sunday Times]

A Cape Town church leader has pleaded guilty to raping three of his daughters [iol]

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