• Category: Picking Up Stompies
    Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 18/08/2014
    Posted by on Aug 18th, 2014

    ‘F*** the poor!’ is the message from a top executive at African Bank. Former chief risk officer of African Bank, Tami Sokutu, scorned the poor who were sucked into debt by easy loans from his… Read More »

    Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 11/08/2014
    Posted by on Aug 11th, 2014

    Supermoon over Cape Town. A full moon was at it’s closest point to Earth during it’s orbit. Pic via @GrahamBart Oscar Pistorius trial: Closing arguments wrap up. Judge to make verdict on September 11 [Daily… Read More »

    Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 4/08/2014
    Posted by on Aug 4th, 2014

    Pallo Jordan, senior member of the ANC and member of parliament, does not have the qualifications he claims to have says Sunday Times investigation.According to the publication, no evidence could be found that Jordan, who… Read More »

    Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 28/07/2014
    Posted by on Jul 28th, 2014

    25% of SA cops failed gun test. Nearly a quarter of the police officers required to carry a firearm are not competent to do so because they failed the test, says Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko.… Read More »

    Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 21/07/2014
    Posted by on Jul 21st, 2014

    State info and tech agency pays top SA cop’s company R10 million to recover 3 laptops. Yes R10 MILLION to find 3 laptops than were stolen from a burglary in February [TimesLIVE] Palestinian death toll… Read More »

    Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 14/07/2014
    Posted by on Jul 14th, 2014

    Germany wins the 2014 Fifa World Cup after defeating Argentina 1-0 [Supersport] I support assisted dying, says Tutu. Anglican Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has come out strongly in support of assisted dying for the terminally ill… Read More »

    Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 07/07/2014
    Posted by on Jul 7th, 2014

    Australian channel airs never-before-seen footage of Oscar Pistorius re-enacting the events of the night Reeva Steenkamp was killed. His defense team say the footage was obtained illegally. It shows Pistorius walking around on his stumps… Read More »

    Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 30/06/2014
    Posted by on Jun 30th, 2014

    South Africa does not have laws that clearly define the terms “free range” or “organic”. This leaves retailers to use their own interpretations and audit systems of what ‘free range’ is. MD of Elgin Free… Read More »

    Picking Up Stompies: Long Weekend Edition 17/06/2014
    Posted by on Jun 17th, 2014

    Michael Schumacher is out of coma. The seven time world Formula One champion is now able to breathe without assistance and that his waking periods had become progressively longer [Telegraph] More Cape Town school girls… Read More »

    Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 09/06/2014
    Posted by on Jun 9th, 2014

    A computer has for the first time ever passed the Turing Test for artificial intelligence. The test  requires that computers prove they are indistinguishable from humans by convincing  30 per cent of human interrogators in… Read More »