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While you were sleeping: 23 September

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While you were sleeping: 23 September

500 million hacked at Yahoo, Charlotte protests continue, and Reagan's stuff makes a ton of cash.

“If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don’t have to worry about answers.”
– Thomas Pynchon

Story of the Day

Zupta Contagion: Hard questions ANC must ask, but can’t

ANC stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela on Thursday joined the procession of prominent people in society voicing concern about the state of the ANC and the country. “We cannot pretend we do not have problems and we cannot pretend things are not wrong,” she said before calling for “a whole layer of fresh leadership”. Part of the pretence is as a result of the constant dodging of questions about critical issues in the country. This week President Jacob Zuma fobbed off another parliamentary question on his contact with the Guptas. And the ANC will again let it pass. By RANJENI MUNUSAMY.
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While you were sleeping

Yahoo suffers massive hack

If you had a Yahoo account in 2014, now may be a good time to change passwords. At least 500 million Yahoo users are affected by a major hack, which the company revealed late on Thursday. Yahoo suspect the attack was state-sponsored. Read More

Third night of protest in Charlotte

Protesting in Charlotte, North Carolina, entered a third night on Thursday. Hundreds of protesters marched on Charlotte’s police station, chanting “resistance is beautiful”. They demanded officials release footage of the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott, whose killing sparked the unrest. Read More

Major ivory bust in New York

Authorities in New York City have seized around $4.5 million in ivory. Comprising mostly carved items, statues and larger pieces, the haul was found in a store in Manhattan. District Attorney Cy Vance described the sale of ivory as “immoral”. Read More

Reagan auction reaches $6 million

A fortune has been raised at an auction of Reagan property. This included a piece of the Berlin wall, a pair of cowboy boots, and a diamond-encrusted ring worn by Nancy Reagan. If this is what boots fetch, imagine the fortune to be paid when Donald Trump puts his tanning bed on the block. Read More

In Numbers


The number of surveillance cameras in Manhattan that have facial recognition technology. This does not include private-use security cameras.

Facts of the Day

Today in 1889 Nintendo was founded. Initially making playing cards, the company now focuses on Pokémon and Zelda games. 

Treadmills were used as a form of punishment for prisoners in the 1800s. They were used to power grain mills (hence the term ‘treadmill’).


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Photo: President Jacob Zuma congratulates the new Minister of Mineral
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By Ranjeni Munusamy
Photo: NPA Chief Shaun Abrahams (Left, GCIS) Hawks chief General
Berning Ntlemeza (CityPress) Analysis: For Hawks and NPA some crimes are more of a priority than others 
By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Giant Flag satellite image Cactus flag: What if South Africa was a plant? 
By Kevin Bloom
Main photo: A PhD student holds a placard at Thursday’s protest
outside Parliament. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks GroundUp: Students and academics picket at Parliament 
By GroundUp
Photo: A Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) worker carries a tusk of an
elephant as they offload them from a container to a burning site at the KWS
headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, 20 April 2016. Containers loaded with ivory
tusks from various parts of the country such as Mombasa, Voi, Nanyuki and
other places are being offloaded at the burning site ahead of the ivory
burning event on 30 April 2016 where 105 tonnes of ivory is set to be
burned. This would be the single biggest haul ever to be burned. EPA/DANIEL
IRUNGU Op-Ed: Calls for greater protection for African elephants could re-open international ivory trade 
By Carlos Drews
Photo: A herd of elephants gather at a watering hole inside Hwange
National Park, about 840 km outside Harare, October 28, 2013.
REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo amaBhungane: Threat to Africa’s elephants a headache for CoP17 
Photo: Cricket - New Zealand v South Africa - second cricket test
match - Centurion Park, Centurion, South Africa - 28/08/2016. South
Africa's Temba Bavuma plays a shot. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko Cricket: Five talking points ahead of South Africa’s ODI summer 
By Antoinette Muller
Letter-to-the-editor-Mbadlanyana.jpg Letter to the editor: Parliament is not out of order! 
By Daily Maverick
US President Barack Obama (R), shakes hands with United Nations
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (L) and Peter Thomson (2-L), President of the
71st session of the General Assembly, after addresses the General Debate of
the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters
in New York, New York, USA, 20 September 2016. EPA/JUSTIN LANE While you were sleeping: 22 September 
By John Stupart


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