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While you were sleeping: 12 September 2016

By John Stupart 12 September 2016

Clinton collapses at ceremony, NFL gets serious on #BlackLivesMatter, and Wawrinka victorious.

“You may not be able to change the world, but at least you can embarrass the guilty.”
  Jessica Mitford

Story of the Day

House of Cards: SARS’s 9/11 as pack comes tumbling down in probe of suspicious deposits 

SARS Commissioner Tom Moyane and Hawks head Lieutenant-General Mthandazo Ntlemeza have known for more than three months about the alleged criminal behaviour of Jonas Makwakwa, the second most senior member of the SARS executive, who has reportedly been caught by ATM cameras feeding wads of cash into his personal account as well as receiving other deposits amounting to at least R1.2-million. Daily Maverick is in possession of a report by a banking regulator that suggests these “suspicious and unusual cash deposits” into the personal accounts of Makwakwa and his girlfriend Kelly-Ann Elskie be investigated. Yet the Hawks claim this is an “internal matter” at SARS. By MARIANNE THAMM.
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While you were sleeping

Clinton diagnosed with pneumonia

Hillary Clinton has developed a bout of pneumonia following an allergic cough. The presidential nominee was shown close to collapsing at a 9/11 memorial. As a result, her California-bound campaigning has been put on hold for now. Read More

US mourns 9/11

Leaders past, present and future all commemorated 9/11 on Sunday. Speaking at Ground Zero, President Barack Obama reiterated that in the US, “diversity, our patchwork heritage, is not a weakness. It is still and always will be one of our greatest strengths”. Donald Trump, meanwhile, was uncharacteristically quiet on Twitter, refusing even to comment on Clinton’s collapse. Read More

#BlackLivesMatter comes to the NFL

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to sing or stand during the national anthem has drawn support from other NFL players. Protesting ongoing police violence against black Americans, the start of the NFL regular season saw Kaepernick draw fierce criticism for the timing 9/11   of his protest. Read More

Captain Stantastic defeats Djokovic

Stan Wawrinka successfully defeated Novak Djokovic 6-7 (1/7), 6-4, 7-5, 6-3 in the US Open final. At 31 years of age, Wawrinka made history as the oldest champion. After four hours of tennis, you can bet the muscles will be stiff on Monday. Read More

In Numbers

500-800

The number of years it takes for one sanitary pad to decompose in a landfill.

Facts of the Day

Today is National Chocolate Milkshake Day in the United States.

Charles Manson’s mother sold him for a pitcher of beer.

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FEATURES  

Photo: SARS commissioner Tom Moyane (GCIS), Jonas Makwakwa, the second
most senior member of the SARS executive (SARS) House of Cards: SARS’s 9/11 as pack comes tumbling down in probe of suspicious deposits 
By Marianne Thamm
Photo: The newly elected top members of the ANC (L-R) Secretary
General Gwede Mantashe, Chairperson Baleka Mbethe, President Jacob Zuma 
pose for pictures during the third day of a leadership conference in
Polokwane December 18, 2007. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko Painting Scenarios: What would happen if the ANC were to disappear? 
By Stephen Grootes
Photo: EFF leader Julius Malema makes his representation to
Parliament's powers and privileges committee in Cape Town, Tuesday, 7
October 2014. Also pictured is Floyd Shivambu (L). Malema later led his
fellow MPs out of the disciplinary hearing against them after saying
Parliament should instead charge Speaker Baleka Mbete for disrupting
presidential question time in August. Picture: Nardus Engelbrecht/SAPA EFF: Caught between growth and a hard place 
By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Namibia's them Prime Minister Hage Geingob leaves the fourth
EU-Africa Summit of Heads of States at the European Council headquarters in
Brussels, Belgium, 03 April 2014. EPA/Stephanie Lecocq Inside the House Namibia Built: Open Windows and a breath of fresh air 
By Greg Mills
Photo of Raymond Suttner by Ivor Markman. Op-Ed: Edna Molewa on my ‘newfound moral conscience’ – a response 
By Raymond Suttner
Photo of the empty stands at Orlando Stadium by @sakhilemagalela /
Twitter The Sounds of Silence: King Hlaudi’s 90% flop concert 
By BHEKI C. SIMELANE
Photo: US Investor George Soros arrives at the 51st Security
Conference at the Hotel Bayerischer Hof in Munich, Germany, 06 February
2015. EPA/ANDREAS GEBERT Op-Ed: Should philanthropy be funding arts and culture? 
By Shelagh Gastrow
Photo: Fadumo Dayib (Harvard Kennedy School) Somalia: As stability returns, Fadumo Dayib throws her hat into the election ring 
By Teresa Krug
Photo: A Malaysian wildlife official stands near confiscated elephant
ivory tusks from Africa before destroying the ivory, in Port Dickson,
Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia, 14 April 2016. Malaysian authorities destroy 10
tons of seized ivory tusks as part of the country's progress in combating
the ivory trafficking and illegal trade. EPA/FAZRY ISMAIL Op-Ed: Can CITES cope with the illegal wildlife trade? 
By Adam Cruise

OPINIONISTA

Judith-February.jpg Fahrenheit 451: The temperature at which books and common sense are burnt 
By Judith February
ian-von-memerty.jpg Today’s ANC – through the Long Lens of Freedom 
By Ian von Memerty
Brian-Kamanzi.jpg Reflections on ‘Free Education’ from Sao Paulo to Cape Town – Part One 
By Brian Kamanzi
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