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While you were sleeping: 4 August 2018

By John Stupart 4 September 2017

Anderson gets to quarter-finals, BRICS kicks off under Korean shadow, and Australian drag race turns very ugly.

Monday, 4 September 2017

“You can be gorgeous at thirty, charmimg at forty, and irresistible for the rest of your life.” 
Coco Chanel

 
 

It’s smoke, mirrors and sex scandal time again as nominations for the ANC presidency got off to a false Spring Day start – and Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has learnt how tough it is to run a campaign based on ethics and morality when you have a few smallanyana skeletons of your own in the cupboard. By CARIEN DU PLESSIS.

 
 
 

Anderson makes US Open quarters

In a surprise effort, South African Kevin Anderson has advanced to the US Open quarter-finals. Anderson defeated Italy’s Paolo Lorenzi 6-4, 6-3, 6-7 (4/7), 6-4 on Sunday. This is Anderson’s second US Open quarter-final, with his last showing being in 2015. He will now face either Sam Querrey or Mischa Zverev.

 

Brics to meet in the shadow of North Korean tension

China’s President Xi Jinping will open the Brics annual summit today. It is being hosted in Xiamen, China and the main challenge of the summit will be to assuage prevailing perceptions of a general drifting apart of the emerging economies. In the shadow of a massive hydrogen bomb test by North Korea, however, South Africa’s foreign mission might well be offering a free hotel stay for Kim Jong Un, given our present policy track record.

 

US warns of massive military response

The United States has warned that it could launch a “massive military response” in reaction to a hydrogen bomb test by Pyongyang. Defence Secretary James Mattis stated that: “Any threat to the United States or its territories, including Guam, or our allies will be met with a massive military response, a response both effective and overwhelming.”

 

Australian drag race turns into fiery infero

A drag racing event in Alice Springs turned very ugly on Sunday. One person was critically injured and 11 others wounded after a car competing in the event sprayed burning fuel over the spectators. The “Ultimate Festival of Wheels” became something resembling the Ultimate Disaster by Wheels, with organisers shutting down the event after the disaster.

 
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The increased rate you will get drunker from just mixing your drinks with diet soda.

 

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Today in 1951 the first transcontinental live television broadcast takes place.

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