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24th-Aug-2016 01:31 pm - Re: the burqa ban
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Fake human sacrifice filmed at Cern, with pranking scientists suspected

Spokeswoman at high temple of particle physics suggests ‘scientific users’ of the Geneva facility ‘let their humour go too far’ with staging of occult rite



I think this is just brilliant. And the most priceless part? The way it riled up the conspiracy junkies. :-)
15th-Aug-2016 08:39 pm - The lad who beat Michael Johnson
Wayde van Niekerk breaks world record to win Olympic gold
http://www.bbc.com/sport/olympics/36689353

South Africa's Wayde van Niekerk broke Michael Johnson's 17-year-old 400m world record to sensationally win Olympic gold at Rio 2016.
10th-Aug-2016 12:11 pm - Long overdue
South Africa's Ruling Party Suffers Biggest Election Setback
http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2016/08/06/world/africa/ap-af-south-africa-municipal-elections.html

South Africa's ruling party suffered its worst election setback since taking power at the end of apartheid a generation ago, with the African National Congress losing the capital, Pretoria, and its surrounding Tshwane metropolitan area. But it won a tight race for the country's biggest city, Johannesburg, election authorities reported Saturday night.
27th-Jul-2016 02:56 pm - Michelle for prez?
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9th-Jul-2016 12:06 am - The two zeroes could be fun
Toilets get a pretty bum deal (no pun intended). They're one of mankind's most useful inventions yet rarely do we show them any gratitude.

Until now.

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30th-Jun-2016 03:17 pm - Again the post-capitalism adage
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27th-Jun-2016 10:50 am - Harsh words from the soft-spoken one
South Africa has lost respect in Africa - Mbeki
http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/south-africa-has-lost-respect-in-africa-mbeki-20160625

Former President Thabo Mbeki said South Africa has lost the respect of countries, both in Africa and globally, which had invested in its success. Speaking in Johannesburg on Friday night at the launch of The Thabo Mbeki I Know, a book written by various contributors about him, Mbeki said it told the story "of how much Africa and the rest of the world invested in the success of this country".
16th-Jun-2016 05:06 pm - 40 years since the Soweto uprising
South Africa marks anniversary of 1976 Soweto uprising
http://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2016-06-16/south-africa-marks-anniversary-of-1976-soweto-uprising

South Africa marks anniversary of 1976 Soweto uprising, pivotal moment in anti-apartheid fight.
9th-Jun-2016 11:30 am - Recession looming?
SA on track for recession
http://www.iol.co.za/business/news/sa-on-track-for-recession-2032189

South Africa's economy contracted more than expected in the first quarter of the year, data showed on Wednesday, putting it on track for its first recession in seven years.

The data weakened the rand against the dollar until the local currency took strength from news that Fitch had affirmed South Africa's investment grade credit rating.
4th-Jun-2016 10:54 pm - Fearmongers are among us
US warns Islamist militants planning attacks in South Africa
http://ewn.co.za/2016/06/04/US-says-has-information-on-plans-for-terrorist-attacks-in-South-Africa

The United States warned its citizens on Saturday of possible attacks by Islamist militants on US facilities or shopping malls in South Africa during the upcoming month of Ramadan, but the South African government said the country was safe.
27th-May-2016 09:01 am - Still holding that door.
WARNING! Game of Thrones spoilers ahead! Those who haven't watched S06E05 yet may prefer to skip the following!


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De Klerk Foundation: Racism debate drowning out rape crisis
http://www.timeslive.co.za/politics/2016/05/19/De-Klerk-Foundation-Racism-debate-drowning-out-rape-crisis

The outrage over comments by the “hapless Judge Mabel Jansen” is “quite understandable”‚ but has “distracted attention from the shocking reality thatSouth Africa has by far the highest rape rate in the world”.

That’s the position of the FW de Klerk Foundation which described Jansen’s “recently exposed comments on social media that black South Africans have a culture of rape” as “crass and offensive”
11th-May-2016 08:49 am - Rest in peace, papa
Music Legend Papa Wemba Laid to Rest
http://allafrica.com/view/group/main/main/id/00042861.html

Thousands of fans paid tribute to the King of Rhumba at a requiem mass before he was finally laid to rest in Kinshasa.
8th-Apr-2016 11:20 am - The most infamous of them all
30th-Mar-2016 10:02 pm - Give the money back, Zuma
South Africa's top court orders Zuma to reimburse state
http://in.reuters.com/article/safrica-zuma-idINKCN0WX0ML

South Africa's constitutional court ordered President Jacob Zuma on Thursday to pay back some of the $16 million of state money spent upgrading his private home, a stinging rebuke that hits the scandal-plagued leader financially and politically.
24th-Mar-2016 02:08 pm - The UN is failing
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21st-Mar-2016 09:46 am - Zuptagate
Zuma fights for his political life
http://www.iol.co.za/news/politics/zuptagate-zuma-fights-for-his-political-life-1998953

President Jacob Zuma will be fighting for his political life over the next few days after Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas on Wednesday confirmed reports he had been offered the job of finance minister by the Gupta family before the firing of his boss, Nhlanhla Nene.
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