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Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 7/11/2016
Posted by on Nov 7th, 2016

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America votes tomorrow Tuesday, November 8). Here’s a non-Americans’ guide to the US elections [CNN]

Economists estimate this is how much the rand will improve if Zuma resigned today. An almost immediate improvement of 10% to 15% – representing a figure of… (it’s a lot). [Business Tech]

Ex-driver blows lid off Gupta visitor list. Former Gupta driver has spilt the beans on several visits by cabinet ministers, senior government officials and a top parastatal CEO to the family’s Saxonwold home. Including Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba and Water Affairs Minister Nomvula Mokonyane – Eskom CEO Brian Molefe; Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa’s spokesman, Ronnie Mamoepa; AU Commission chairwoman Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma; and former government spin doctor Mzwanele Jimmy Manyi visited the Guptas’ residence [Sunday Times]

Finance minister Pravin Gordhan is expected to be charged again next month. The new charges will relate to the establishment of the so-called rogue unit in 2007, when Gordhan was commissioner of the SA Revenue Service [News24]

A CONSTITUTIONAL Court judgment that declares it illegal for police to randomly search people and properties for drugs without a warrant [iol]

FBI clears Hillary Clinton, emails show no criminal wrongdoing [NY Times]

Malema in court for ‘land grab’ calls [News 24]

Eskom ‘sets the record straight’ on its dealings with Glencore [Times LIVE]

Zuma given till 4pm today to suspend Shaun Abrahams and two other National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) officials [EWN]

Why this is the end for Zuma [Mail & Guardian]

Groupon stops operations in South Africa [iAfrica]

2016 US elections: Abundant twists and turns [eNCA]

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