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  1. Gordon_R

    Mkhwebane: Ramaphosa deliberately misled parliament on Bosasa donation

    Related story, 2 EFF MPs resign: https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/two-eff-mps-resign-over-cr17-campaign-money-20190819
  2. Gordon_R

    Record signing for Cardiff City, vanishes together with plane

    As stated, a pinhole leak in the exhaust would produce fumes in the cabin heater. Given all the irregularities with the pilot and charter, it is quite likely that the aircraft was not properly maintained. Carbon monoxide is highly toxic, but odourless, so a special detector is needed.
  3. Gordon_R

    Steinhoff share price massacre and SA Unit Trusts

    The share price is down 99% from its peak 3 years ago: https://www.businessinsider.co.za/steinhoff-record-low-2019-8
  4. Gordon_R

    Public protector claims only God can remove her from office

    The process to remove the PP is likely to be long and messy: https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2019-08-19-the-great-divider-busisiwe-mkhwebane-and-the-crucial-fights-to-come/
  5. Gordon_R

    Mkhwebane: Ramaphosa deliberately misled parliament on Bosasa donation

    Adriaan Basson on the Zuptas fightback: https://www.news24.com/Columnists/AdriaanBasson/adriaan-basson-connecting-the-dots-of-the-zupta-fightback-20190819
  6. Gordon_R

    Lucky Montana links Luthuli House to state capture at Prasa

    A lot of people allegedly benefited from the Prasa tenders: https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2019-08-18-gravy-trains-always-on-time-cash-from-prasas-r3-5bn-locomotives-deal-also-flowed-to-jacob-zuma-foundation/
  7. Gordon_R

    R40 billion to be spent on South African road upgrades over the next 3 years

    Broken link. See: https://www.fin24.com/Economy/sanral-wasting-taxpayer-money-with-irregular-fruitless-and-wasteful-spend-scopa-20180307
  8. Gordon_R

    Gold leaf tobacco

    Another earlier alleged hit attempt: https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/tobacco-wars-more-footage-emerges-this-time-showing-attempted-hit-on-cigarette-baron-adriano-mazzotti-20190818
  9. Gordon_R

    Kulula and BA’s Boeing 737 Max 8 planes – “We remain vigilant”

    Unusual source, but some very interesting thoughts on the B737 MAX and MCAS design. Also contrasts the safety role of aeronautical engineers, as opposed to the computer programmers who seemed to be let loose on the software...
  10. Gordon_R

    Kulula and BA’s Boeing 737 Max 8 planes – “We remain vigilant”

    #Toosoon Rather celebrate the A320 in the News thread.
  11. Gordon_R

    New MyBroadband Forum Bug Reports

    One of the forum changes affects the way links are presented, shows a 'preview' image and text. Not sure if I like this being applied retrospectively.
  12. Gordon_R

    Gold leaf tobacco

    More details and allegations: https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/tobacco-wars-hits-threats-and-secret-ops-behind-the-simon-rudland-attempted-hit-20190817 P.S. Should probably be in the News forum.
  13. Gordon_R

    Peter Fonda, star of Easy Rider, dies aged 79

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-49379130 Edit: Correction to daughter Bridget (amended in original source).
  14. Gordon_R

    Fired Necsa board were deliberately defiant, says Jeff Radebe

    The saga continues: https://www.fin24.com/Economy/court-says-former-energy-minister-jeff-radebe-ouster-of-necsa-board-unlawful-20190816
  15. Gordon_R

    Russian passenger jet performs emergency landing near Moscow, no casualties

    A few more factual details: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-49369172
  16. Gordon_R

    Gold leaf tobacco

    Thread necro: https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/tobacco-boss-simon-rudland-critical-following-apparent-assassination-attempt-in-joburg-20190815
  17. Gordon_R

    Private investigator joins search for missing Meghan Cremer

    All pretty nasty characters: https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/meghan-cremer-murder-all-three-accused-have-past-convictions-pending-cases-20190815
  18. Gordon_R

    Zim looks to SA's Eskom to help stave off load shedding

    Yes, two stages. Stage 1 in Zimbabwe is equivalent to our Stage 4. Stage 2 in Zimbabwe is like our (hypothetical) Stage 8.
  19. Gordon_R

    Detailed Historical Climate data for Western Cape -- where to find

    Can you tell us exactly what you plan to use the data for? The SAWS have a lot of data, but the cost will depend on the level of detail, and the usage. Reliable wind data is mostly unobtainable. That's why they have test turbines...
  20. Gordon_R

    Russian passenger jet performs emergency landing near Moscow, no casualties

    Edit: No fatalities. 23 injured: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-49355236 Landed in a corn-field:
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