• Category: Picking Up Stompies
    Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 5/10/2015
    Posted by on Oct 5th, 2015

    England crash out of the world cup in the group stage. Worst performanc by a host nation at a rugby world cup ever [Daily Star] ‘Huge’ drug bust at Rocking the Daisies festival [iol] Islamic… Read More »

    Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 28/09/2015
    Posted by on Sep 28th, 2015

    Pics of the super blood moon from around the world [Guardian] Pic above via Andre Van Rooyen in Cape Town. Springbok legend Jean De Villiers retires from international rugby after suffering a jaw fracture in… Read More »

    Picking Up Stompies: Public Holiday Edition 25/09/2015
    Posted by on Sep 25th, 2015

    Stampede kills more than 700 at Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca [CNN] EFF calls for removal of Die Stem from national anthem [Mail & Guardian] Legendary SA sports photographer Duif Du Toit has died. Tributes have… Read More »

    Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 21/09/2015
    Posted by on Sep 21st, 2015

    Bok heads to roll after shock loss to Japan at Rugby World Cup 2015 [Sunday Times] Rats kill Pollsmoor prisoners. A massive evacuation of thousands of inmates from Pollsmoor Prison apparently began on Friday after… Read More »

    Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 14/09/2015
    Posted by on Sep 14th, 2015

    Gupta family company awarded R4 billion coal contract by Eskom. The controversial Gupta family has strongly denied reports that Eskom awarded a dodgy coal supply contract to a company owned by them, despite failing quality… Read More »

    Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 7/09/2015
    Posted by on Sep 7th, 2015

    Germany opens it’s borders to Syrian refugees. Germany and Austria have taken in thousands of migrants who crossed the border after days stuck in Hungary [BBC] ANC threat to ban dual citizenship. The ANC is… Read More »

    Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 31/08/2015
    Posted by on Aug 31st, 2015

    Rhino poaching in South Africa has intensified. 749 rhinos have been poached in 2015 so far, more than during the same period last year. 544 of that number were killed in the Kruger National Park… Read More »

    Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 24/08/2015
    Posted by on Aug 24th, 2015

    11 people now reported dead after Shorehaim airshow crash [Sunday Mirror] Unit Six at Medupi power station finally goes online. South Africa’s newest coal power station is now fully operational after years of delay. It… Read More »

    Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 17/08/2015
    Posted by on Aug 17th, 2015

    Oscar Pistorius to be released from prison this week. World media will again focus its attention on Pretoria this week as disgraced Olympian Oscar Pistorius is released from prison [TimesLIVE] The 6th astronaut to walk… Read More »

    Picking Up Stompies: Long Weekend Edition 11/08/2015
    Posted by on Aug 11th, 2015

    EFF members dismantled and set alight a tent used by controversial “snake pastor”. The political party had wanted to force the pastor to eat rodents and snakes [News24] Shocking Johannesburg school corruption charges against ex-principal… Read More »