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While you were sleeping: 6 July 2016

While you were sleeping: 6 July 2016

Trump lashes out against Benghazi ruling, Oscar to be sentenced, and Federer eyes tennis history.

“Politeness and civility are the best capital ever invested in business”

 PT Barnum

Story of the Day

TRAINSPOTTER: Has the ANC cancelled The Hlaudi Channel? 

Hlaudi Motsoeneng, the SABC’s unloved Chief Operating Officer and infamous Jacob Zuma yesperson, didn’t want the country to see violent protests that are wracking it almost daily. Principled SABC journalists stood up against him; the acting CEO walked; the institution he professes to run is on the verge of the meltdown. For weeks, or rather, for years the ANC gave him their tacit support. That bull run seems to have come to an end. By RICHARD POPLAK.
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While you were sleeping

Benghazi findings ‘rigged’, Trump claims

The Orange Menace has lashed out against FBI director James Comey’s recommendation that Hillary Clinton’s Benghazi email scandal not be prosecuted. “Our system is in fact rigged. It’s corrupt, it’s rigged, it’s disgraceful,” he said. With Trump lagging significantly behind Clinton in polls, it appears the wigged wonder is pulling out the vitriol stops to try and recover. Read more

Pistorius to be sentenced

Oscar Pistorius is to find out just how much time he will be spending in jail. Today, three weeks after re-sentencing proceedings were concluded, Judge Thokozile Masipa will deliver the sentence, and with luck everyone can move on with their lives free of Oscar trials. Read more

Chilcot report due in Britain

Seven years after former prime minister of Britain, Gordon Brown, announced an investigation into the Iraq War, Sir John Chilcot’s report is due to be released today. The Iraq Inquiry could have widespread ramifications for Tony Blair and the British military, as it was tasked with investigating major intelligence and strategic failures before and during the occupation of Iraq. Read more

Federer up for historic Wimbledon clash

Roger Federer looks set to make history today. If he defeats Croatia’s Marin ?ili?, Federer will rival Jimmy Connors’ record 84 wins. Winning an eighth Wimbledon title if Federer advances today, however, remains a larger target to aim for. Read more

In Numbers


Facts of the Day

Today is National Fried Chicken Day in the United States.

Fact of the day: Kobe Bryant holds the record for the most missed shots in US basketball history.


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Photo: SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng (Original photograph by Steven
Lang) TRAINSPOTTER: Has the ANC cancelled The Hlaudi Channel? 
By Richard Poplak
Photo: ANC’s Jackson Mthembu. Photo: Greg Nicolson/NewsFire ANC finally wakes up to the rot at SABC 
By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Police had running battles with residents of Nkaneng
shantytown. Burning and rock barricades were then set up in the township
and police shot at, teargassed and also arrested some 14 residents. Many of
the injured were women, one of which died. Nkaneng, Marikana, North West.
South Africa, 15 September 2012. Special report: Non-lethal weapons or torture tools? 
Photo: Some of 70,000 supporters cheer as they gather during the final
African National Congress (ANC) election rally in Soweto, South Africa, 15
May 2011. EPA/KIM LUDBROOK Op-Ed: Municipal Elections coming soon – can you hear the thunder? 
By Stephen Grootes
Photo: The SABC Broadcast Centre headquarters in Auckland Park,
Johannesburg (Mike Powell, via Wikimedia Commons) Analysis: The Good Ship SABC and its many course alterations 
By J Brooks Spector
Photo of Raymond Suttner by Ivor Markman. Op-Ed: ANC legacies? Retrieving and deploying emancipatory values today 
By Raymond Suttner
Photo: Two women carry firewood as a thunderstorm looms overhead near
Moshana village in South Africa's North West Province, Thursday 22 December
2005. EPA/JON HRUSA Op-Ed: Rural South Africa is on a Precipice 
Photo: Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe eats cake next to his
wife Grace during an event marking his 89th birthday at Chipadze stadium in
Bindura, about 90 km (56 miles) north of the capital Harare March 2, 2013.
REUTERS/Philimon Bulwayo Analysis: Zimbabweans are hungry for change, but Mugabe still thinks it’s his turn to eat 
By Simon Allison
Boys ride skateboards while participating in the Avondale Estates 4th
of July Parade to celebrate the US Independence Day holiday in Avondale
Estates, Georgia, USA, 04 July 2016. The date marks 240 years since the US
declared independence from Britain. EPA/ERIK S. LESSER While you were sleeping: 5 July 2016 
By John Stupart

tony-jackman.jpg Troubles with my Conscience: Lessons for South Africans from Northern Ireland 
By Tony Jackman
Judith-February.jpg Dispiriting Times, Inc: Navigating out of SA’s embarrassing mess 
By Judith February
gushwell brooks for DM ‘Shoot lions to protect them’: Are you kidding, Prof? 
By Gushwell Brooks


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