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Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 5/12/2016
Posted by on Dec 5th, 2016

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Blitzbokke win Dubai Sevens. The Springbok Sevens side won the World Rugby Sevens Series event in Dubai [Sport24]

South Africa’s Jordy Smith wins the Vans World Cup surfing event [WSL]

South Africa avoids junk status rating. South Africa received a reprieve as S&P left its assessment of the nation’s foreign-currency debt unchanged at one level above junk [Mail & Guardian]

Cash-strapped South African state company pays senior executives millions in bonuses despite a string of disastrous projects that resulted in a R14.5-billion loss. Eleven bosses received payouts totalling R17.3-million even after the board said they did not deserve them [Sunday Times]

Zuma wants state capture report set aside [iol]

Italy referendum: Prime Minister Renzi to resign after Italians vote NO on constitutional reform [Express]

SA national police commissioner unfit for office. Suspended National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega is not fit to hold office and should be dismissed, the board of inquiry into her fitness to hold office has found [City Press]

Nico Rosberg announces shock Formula One retirement just five days after winning his first world title [iAfrica]

Fake US embassy in Ghana shut down after issuing visas for decade [Canberra Times]

Ford is facing a backlash from drivers of its family SUV – the Kuga – after reports of sudden fires in the car [TimesLIVE]

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