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While you were sleeping: 12 October 2016

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While you were sleeping: 12 October 2016

Trump detaches from space ship Republican, Israel beefs up security for Yom Kippur, and Kardashian sues media outlet for allegations.

“Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear.”
– Harry Truman

Editorial: Redefining Treason 

Following a day of unprecedented violence in and around the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, two sinister but connected occurrences rocked South Africa on Tuesday morning, both of which bore the shadowy hand of our silent, absent president.
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Story of the Day

While you were sleeping

Trump lashes out at disloyalty in the ranks

Donald Trump has called Paul Ryan, the Republican’s top elected official and speaker of the House of Representatives, a “weak and ineffective leader”, while referring to himself as being “unshackled” from the party. The statements come hot off the back of a slew of supporters hurrying to abandon ship in the wake of the candidate’s comments in 2005. Read More

Israel ups security for Yom Kippur

For Israel, preparations for Yom Kippur have included a massive security effort. Access from the West Bank and Gaza has been denied, and around 3,000 police have been deployed, in addition to the usual military presence throughout the country. A pleasant, relaxed observance this year, then. Read More

Kardashian sues media over allegations

Kim Kardashian filed a suit on Tuesday against Their alleged crime? Insinuating that Kardashian faked the entire story of her jewellery heist in Paris. If Hulk Hogan’s defamation suit was any benchmark to go by, may be filing for bankruptcy in the not-too-distant future. Read More

Bafana Bafana draw with Ghana

South Africa has managed to claw its way back from defeat to draw with Ghana, ending with 1-1 on the scoreboard. The 2018 World Cup qualifier played last night saw Ayanda Patosi find the back of the net in the second half, salvaging Bafana Bafana’s efforts. Egypt is up next for both South Africa and Ghana. Read More

In Numbers


The number of counts of corruption, fraud and racketeering currently hanging over Jacob Zuma’s head.

Facts of the Day

Today is Columbus Day. Click here to read about just how awful the man was.

It’s also Yom Kippur today. Buy some Teiglach, even if you’re not Jewish.

Killing an elephant in Sri Lanka carries the death penalty.


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President Jacob Zuma is seen with Mpumelelo Mkhabela, chairman of the 
SA Editors' Forum (L)  at the presidential guesthouse in Pretoria on
Friday, 20 February 2015. Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA Editorial: Redefining Treason 
By Daily Maverick
Photo: President Jacob Zuma at a meeting with business and labour
leaders at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, 9 May 2016. (Photo: GCIS) SARS Wars: The scope creep of a malicious prosecution – same case, different charges 
By Marianne Thamm
Main photo: Father Graham Pugin facing off with a police nyala at the
gates of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Braamfontein on Monday. Picture by
Edward Molopi. Holy Shield: #FeesMustFall priest tells of his day of terror 
By Ranjeni Munusamy
Zille-Cover.jpg Review: The World According to Zille 
Main photo: There was a large police presence at Wits on Tuesday, with
the SAPS cracking down on any potential protests (Greg Nicolson) #FeesMustFall: Another day of violence as the state kicks issues forward 
By Greg Nicolson
Photo: NPA Head Shaun Abrahams (GCIS), President Jacob Zuma (WEF) SARS Wars: A desperate endgame for NPA (and Zuma) 
By Marianne Thamm
Main Photo: Protesting students armed with rocks march towards police
and private security. (Shaun Swingler) In pictures: Chaos at Cape Town’s CPUT campus 
By Daily Maverick Chronicle
Democrat Hillary Clinton (R) and Republican Donald Trump (L) during
the second Presidential Debate at Washington University in St. Louis,
Missouri, USA, 09 October 2016. The third and final debate will be held 19
October in Nevada. EPA/JIM LO SCALZO While you were sleeping: 11 October 2016 
By John Stupart


Pierre de vos Convicting Gordhan: Hurdles, Olympic level 
By Pierre de Vos
Judith-February.jpg Vintage Zuma 
By Judith February

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