Three people have been killed and at least 54 arrested in Tshwane after unrest resulting from the ANC’s appointment of Thoko Didiza as its mayoral candidate. As the ANC scrambles to end the violence, there are growing calls to hold the responsible to account and worries about increasing political violence ahead of the local government elections. By GREG NICOLSON. Read more
While you were sleeping
Britain braces for Brexit vote
Thursday sees 46 million registered British voters head to the polls to decide on their European Union membership. The decision, currently projected as a dead heat between remain and leave voters, could, in turn, decide the fate of the EU itself. Read more
Korean missile tests cause alarm
A call for greater defence against the Korean dictatorship was mustered today in the wake of Dear Leader’s missile tests on Wednesday. Pentagon chief Ashton Carter noted the tests made a good case for missile defence systems. Unless the DPRK can launch a score or more missiles at once, Carter may well have a point. Read more
Democrat House sit-in continues
House Democrats staging a sit-in have entered their second day. The members sat on the floor of the House in order to protest the generally frustrating refusal to pass crucial Orlando shooting-related gun control reforms. Leader Nancy Pelosi, however, is at home, in bed. Read more
South Africa through to Cosafa final
South Africa has clobbered a fatigued Swaziland 5-1 to reach the Cosafa cup final on Friday. Leading 1-0 at half time, Swaziland crumbled in the second, suffering a red card and flagging legs. South Africa must now defeat Botswana if there is to be silverware. Read more
The number of continents on which Metallica has performed. They were the first band to achieve this milestone, playing a special gig in Antarctica.
Facts of the Day
Today sees Britain vote on whether it should leave the EU or remain. For the world, including South Africa, this is a significant event with important ramifications.
Fact of the day: Dandelions can be used to make rubber.
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