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While you were sleeping: 15 September

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South Africa, World

While you were sleeping: 15 September

Clinton declared ' healthy and fit', Trump wants Ford away from Mexico, and new golf format to hit Australia.

“Fear was the best cheerleader ever.”
 Paula Becka

Story of the Day

Into the Breach: When JZ Goes (and he will) could it be… Zweli Mkhize? 

There is probably no decision facing the ANC more important than choosing its next leader. If you consider the recent voters’ reaction to its current leader, that our politics are becoming very competitive and that opposition parties have momentum, it is becoming clear that the ruling party needs a person acceptable to the whole nation. The ANC can either choose a “bad” leader – someone seen as similar to the current person on its election posters – and lose the 2019 elections, or choose a “better” leader, someone seen as a reformist, as different, and win. More and more it seems factions in the party are going to have to reach a compromise. Could it mean that Dr Zweli Mkhize will be SA’s next president? By STEPHEN GROOTES.
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While you were sleeping

Clinton “healthy and fit”

Hillary Clinton has released information relating to her health, with her doctor saying she was “healthy and fit” and able to serve the people. Stressing her illness was a mild bout of pneumonia, Clinton she said intended returning to the campaign trail today. Read More

Grenade blast in prison

A blast in a Venezuela prison has left one person dead and 22 injured. Venezuela has experienced a series of grenade attacks at government security buildings, including prisons. The grenade exploded during family visiting day at the prison. Read More

Trump criticises Ford move

Donald Trump has railed against the Ford Motor Company’s decision to move all its production of small vehicles from the US to Mexico. The Orange Menace suggested the move should be illegal. Hopefully nobody tells him about Silverton. Read More

New format golf to hit Australia

A new T20ish format of golf is set to be played at the World Super 6 in Perth. Following 54 holes of traditional stroke play, 24 remaining competitors must play through a range of knockout, matchplay shootouts played over six holes on the final day. Read More

In Numbers

63,000

How many people were fired by Boeing in Seattle in the 1970s. A billboard appeared stating, “Will the last person leaving Seattle – turn out the lights.”

Facts of the Day

Today in 1916 tanks are used for the first time during the Battle of the Somme.

Hard drives are so sensitive to vibration that even screaming at them can lower their performance. Proof that shouting at your computer definitely does not help.

Weather

Financial Data

BFN: min: 12° max: 28°, rainy
CPT: min: 12° max: 20°, cloudy
DBN: min: 17° max: 26°, cloudy
EL: min: 16° max: 25°, cloudy
JHB: min: 12° max: 27°, sunny
KIM: min: 12° max: 30°, sunny
NLP: min: 8° max: 30°, sunny
PMB: min: 11° max: 29°, cloudy
PKN: min: 12° max: 27°, sunny
PE: min: 14° max: 23°, sunny
PTA: min: 12° max: 28°, cloudy

Oil=$45.90
Gold=$1,323.90
Platinum=$1,043.40
R/$=14.30
R/€=16.08
R/£=18.92
€/$=1.12
JSE All Share=52,501.97
DJIA= 18,032.68
FTSE 100=6,673.31
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FEATURES  

Photo: Then KwaZulu-Natal Premier and newly elected ANC Treasurer
General Zweli Mkhize at the ANC's press conference. Mangaung, Free State,
South Africa, 20 December 2012. Photo Greg Nicolson/NewsFire Into the Breach: When JZ Goes (and he will) could it be… Zweli Mkhize? 
By Stephen Grootes
Photo: The Hawks head, Lieutenant-General Mthandazo Berning Ntlemeza
(Photo by City Press) Two Faces of the ANC: Cracking the ruling party’s dog-whistle politics 
By Marianne Thamm
evita-free-speech-image(29).jpg Video: Evita’s Free Speech, Ep.55 – Evita’s 9/11 was also her 9/6 
By Pieter-Dirk Uys
Main photo: An image from Ground Zero at the Semipalatinsk nuclear
testing site, where four nuclear bombs were exploded. Only the reinforced
concrete measuring structures remain. (Simon Allison) Kazakhstan: Despatch from a nuclear wasteland 
By Simon Allison
Photo of Raymond Suttner by Ivor Markman. Op-Ed: We need an inter-generational dialogue on legacies and meanings of freedom 
By Raymond Suttner
Photo: Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa honours Lt. Gen of the Lesotho
Defense Force Tlali Kamoli during the official closing ceremony of the SADC
Observer Mission, SADC House, Kingdom of Lesotho. 30 March 2015 (GCIS via
Flickr) amaBhungane: End in sight for Lesotho’s troublemaker-in-chief 
By AMABHUNGANE
Photo: Gauteng MEC for Health Qedani Mahlangu (Flickr) Life Esidimeni: Families of mentally ill patients blame MEC for deaths 
By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta smiles after winning in 2013
Presidential election in Nairobi, Kenya. EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU. Op-Ed: Kenyan media is being silenced through violence 
By Njeri Kimani
Photo: A child in Chikwidzire harvesting bananas. Photo: Ray Mwareya GroundUp: Drought leaves women farmers open to exploitation 
By GroundUp
Photo: A file picture dated 26 December 2014 showing smoke rising from
a large fuel depot fire, al-Sidra, Libya, during fighting. EPA/STRINGER ICG: After Libya’s oil grab, compromise could lead to a resumption of exports 
By International Crisis Group
Photo: Simone Biles of the USA competes in the women's Balance Beam
final for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Artistic Gymnastics events at the Rio
Olympic Arena in Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 15 August 2016.
EPA/HOW HWEE YOUNG Fancy Bear/Wada hack: Five things we know so far 
By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Hilton Langenhoven of South Africa celebrates after winning the
gold medal in the event. 2016 Rio Paralympics - Men's Long Jump - T12 Final
- Olympic Stadium - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 10/09/2016.  REUTERS/Jason
Cairnduff The Sound of Victory: How the medals at the Rio Paralympics are ringing in tune with the times 
By Antoinette Muller
  While you were sleeping: 14 September 2016 
By John Stupart

OPINIONISTA

Pierre de vos Separation of Powers: Let’s also separate fact from fiction 
By Pierre de Vos
irvin-jim.jpg Global capitalism is in terminal crisis – and the Alliance is in irreversible decline 
By Irvin Jim
Andrew-Gasnolar.jpg Reimagined entrepreneurship can drive transformation agenda 
By Andrew Ihsaan Gasnolar
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