While you were sleeping: 1 September 2016

While you were sleeping: 1 September 2016

Trump's wall of immigration stands erect, Brazil ousts Rousseff, and massive trades in Premier League.

“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”

Mark Twain

Story of the Day

Op-Ed: I’m still not buying it, Mr Mantashe 

In the fog of the war between the Hawks and Pravin Gordhan, the dust that has been kicked up has tended to obscure the real playing field. It is not the law, it is not the politics – it is about credibility. In the court of public opinion, particularly after the local elections, credibility is the biggest weapon. If you do something that is not credible, public opinion will shift against you, the markets will move, and predictions about the 2019 elections will start to change. Which is why it is so odd that the ANC will not pronounce itself upon the credibility of the head of the Hawks. By STEPHEN GROOTES.
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While you were sleeping

Mexico will pay for wall Trump

Donald Trump’s immigration speech has been a case of wall-to-wall idiocy. Speaking just hours after meeting the Mexican president, the Orange Menace assured his acolytes their neighbour would pay for the wall. This directly contradicted Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, who tweeted earlier that they would in fact not pay for the bloody wall. Read More

Brazil’s post-Rousseff world begins

Michel Temer officially began his term as Brazil’s president in earnest on Wednesday. Temer’s confirmation of the role came in the wake of Wednesday’s ousting of Dilma Rousseff, who faced an overwhelming vote in favour of her impeachment. Read More

Violence plagues Gabon’s election result

Security forces attempted to storm Gabon’s opposition headquarters just hours after a thin, disputed victory was handed to President Ali Bongo. Angry protestors disputing the result also set fire to the country’s parliament. With Bongo ‘winning’ by fewer than 6,000 votes, many of Gabon’s poorer districts are in uproar about the result. Read More

Big trades as Premier League window closes

David Luiz and midfielder Moussa Sissoko were among the final trades as the Premier League trading window closed. With Luiz heading to Chelsea and Sissoko off to Tottenham Hotspur, deals this year totalled £1.17 billion in spending. Read More

In Numbers

$56 million

The estimated worth of televangelist Joel Osteen, leader of the world’s largest protestant church.

Facts of the Day

Today is Spring Day. There may be drought or, in Cape Town, major wind and rain, but it is technically Spring. Hurrah.

Emily Blunt had a speech impediment that could not be cured through therapy. It only disappeared when she was required to speak in an accent during a school play.


Financial Data

BFN: min: 12° max: 26°, cloudy
CPT: min: 12° max: 17°, cloudy
DBN: min: 19° max: 28°, cloudy
EL: min: 18° max: 23°, cloudy
JHB: min: 7° max: 24° sunny
KIM: min: 15° max: 27°,cloudy
NLP: min: 7° max: 28°, sunny
PMB: min: 13° max: 30°, cloudy
PKN: min: 9° max: 26°, sunny
PE: min: 16° max: 20°, cloudy
PTA: min: 9° max: 26°, sunny

JSE All Share=52,733.12
DJIA= 18,400.88
FTSE 100=6,781.51

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