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While you were sleeping: 13 June 2016

ISIL lone wolf kills 50 in Orlando, SABC gets hacked, and Germany defeat Ukraine at Euro 2016.

“What’s unnatural is homophobia. Homo sapiens is the only species in all of nature that responds with hate to homosexuality.” 

  Alex Sanchez

Story of the Day

The Gathering 2016: One exceptional moment in time 

President Jacob Zuma said he “did not take even a penny” of taxpayers’ money for the upgrades at his Nkandla home – a statement negated by the Public Protector’s report showing undue benefits and the Constitutional Court judgment confirming the president should reimburse the state. Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan told us at The Gathering 2016 that neither he nor anyone else being investigated by the Hawks regarding the SARS investigation unit “have ever stolen one cent of public money”. Almost the same configuration of words that caused widespread exasperation and showed contempt for accountability also led to a powerful and moving moment in South African politics. By RANJENI MUNUSAMY.
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While you were sleeping

Orlando shooting brings out the good, bad, and ugly

Omar Mateen, an ISIL-claimed lone wolf, has killed at least 50 and injured another 53 at Orlando’s Pulse Club on Sunday. Mateen, an abusive, homophobic man, was killed in a shootout with authorities. Donald Trump, in true form, has already stated how this kind of thing won’t happen under his leadership. Read more

SABC gets the Anonymous treatment

Many of SABC’s websites went dark for several hours on Sunday, following a coordinated Anonymous hacking spree. The attacks were in retaliation for the SABC’s creeping censorship allegations. Anonymous ceased the attack at around 16h00. SABC spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago has accused the hacktivist group of attack a National Key Point. He could well be right. Read more

Oscar in court today

Oscar Pistorius is to faced yet another court appearance. This time, Pistorius is facing a revised sentencing today. The original trial judge Thokozile Masipa will now review testimony in light of a revised judgement that ruled Pistorius was guilty of murder. Read more

Germany thumps Ukraine

Shkodran Mustafi’s and mobile museum piece Bastian Schweinsteiger have shot Germany through its first Euro 2016 performance, defeating Ukraine 2-0 on Sunday night. The scoreline betrayed a threatening Ukraine, making deep penetrations into Germany’s makeshift defence in the first half. Read more

In Numbers


The average entry fee in Dollars to visit Karl Marx’s grave.

Facts of the Day

Today in 1970 saw “The Long and Winding Road” become the final Beatles number one song in the USA.

Fact of the day: French toast is older than France.

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Photo: Jay Naidoo, Marianne Thamm, Zwelinzima Vavi, Sisonke Msimang
and Mark Heywood behind the scene, just before taking part in a panel at
The Gathering 2016. (Greg Nicolson) The Gathering 2016: One exceptional moment in time 
By Ranjeni Munusamy
Photo: Parks Tau and Herman Mashaba at the Johannesburg debate, The
Gathering 2016, 10 June 2016. (Greg Nicolson) Op-Ed: Could Tau park himself in Jozi for another term? 
By Stephen Grootes
Main photo: The audience at The Gathering 2016 listen as Julius Malema
is interviewed on stage. (Greg Nicolson) In photos: The Gathering 2016 
By Greg Nicolson
Pravin.jpg WATCH: Pravin Gordhan at The Gathering 2016 
By Daily Maverick Editorial Team
Photo by Greg Nicolson / Daily Maverick. WATCH: South Africa – the Temperature of the Nation at The Gathering 2016 
By Daily Maverick Editorial Team
Photo: Lwazi Mvovo of South Africa is tackled by Luke Marshall of
Ireland during the 2016 Incoming Test Series game between South Africa and
Ireland at Newlands Stadium, Cape Town on 11 June 2016 ©Ryan
Wilkisky/BackpagePix Rugby: No honeymoon for Coetzee as Boks notch up another ‘first’ 
By Antoinette Muller
Health-e-MSF-Rustenburg.jpg Health-E News: Help for rape victims who are suffering in silence 
Photo: Parks Tau, Herman Mashaba, Stephen Grootes (seen from the back)
and Floyd Shivambu at The Gathering 2016. (Greg Nicolson / Daily Maverick) WATCH: Johannesburg Debate at The Gathering 2016 
By Daily Maverick Editorial Team
Australia 288 for 6 (Warner 109, Khawaja 59, Smith 52*) beat South
Africa 252 (Du Plessis 63, Amla 60, Starc 3-43, Zampa 3-52, Hazlewood 3-52)
by 36 runs. Cricket: Burden on South Africa’s top order exposed against Australia 
By Antoinette Muller
Photo: A boy runs past burning vehicles and containers after a storage
depot maintained by Zimbabwean migrants was set alight linked to a protest
of thousands of residents against the police in Masiphumelele, Cape Town,
South Africa 23 October 2015. EPA/NIC BOTHMA ISS Today: Stopping South Africa’s cycles of violence 


steven-sidley.jpg Julius Malema. There is no one else in SA politics any more.
By Steven Boykey Sidley
gushwell brooks for DM Bicycle Lanes, ‘I made it on My Own’ and a Subtext of Violence: We Need to take this stuff seriously 
By Gushwell Brooks
Herman-Mashaba.jpg It’s time to end the Pikitup monopoly 
By Herman Mashaba

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