North Korea’s Rocket Launch Was A Failure – They’re very lucky Our Dear Leader was not around to witness the rocket taking off and breaking up and crashing after 90 seconds of flight. Not that someone isn’t going to spend the rest of their life in hard labour camp, as a result. Yesterday’s NK rocket launch was a complete failure. [msnbc]
Standby For The Zuma Tapes – Three years after criminal charges were withdrawn against President Jacob Zuma, the South African public will finally have an insight into the controversial spy tapes that got him off the hook. The NPA yesterday revealed that it would comply and file transcripts of the tapes. [timeslive]
Yawn: Malema Appeal Postponed – The appeal hearing of three ANC Youth League leaders was postponed on Thursday, ANC national disciplinary committee of appeals (NDCA) chairperson Cyril Ramaphosa said. [news24]
Bahrain Going Ahead With Formula 1 Grand Prix – The Bahrain Grand Prix will go ahead next week as planned, Formula One’s world governing body said on Friday, despite clashes and fears it could be targeted by anti-government demonstrators. [asiaone]
Baboons Can Read – Your Move, Scarborough – Dan the baboon sits in front of a computer screen. The letters BRRU pop up. With a quick and almost dismissive tap, the monkey signals it’s not a word. Correct. Next comes, ITCS. Again, not a word. Finally KITE comes up… [washingtonpost]
Military Takes Over Parts Of Guinea-Bissau Capital In Apparent Coup Attempt – Soldiers have taken control of much of the capital of the Guinea-Bissau in what appears to be a coup attempt. Heavy gunfire was been heard in the city of Bissau and the residence of outgoing President Carlos Gomes was reportedly attacked. [bbc]
Obama Chooses Jay-Z Over Kanye – still Thinks Kanye Is A ‘Jackass’ – “Kanye or Jay-Z?” The president smiles. “Jay-Z,” he says, as if the answer should be obvious. When it comes to the most meaningful pop-cultural divide of the moment, the question of whether you prefer Kanye West or Jay-Z—the top two hip-hop artists in the world—Barack Obama is clearly a Jay-Z guy. More.. [atlantic]
Apple Says E-Book Price Fixing Allegations Are False – Apple Inc. broke is silence about the U.S. Department of Justice’s allegations that it colluded with publishers over e-book pricing by calling the allegations “simply not true.” Apple spokeswoman Natalie Kerris rebutted the charges Thursday evening. [wallstreetjournal]
Audi Is Buying Ducati Next Week – Volkswagen’s luxury car division Audi plans to announce the acquisition of Ducati next week, having completed a due diligence assessment of the Italian motorcycle maker, two people familiar with the matter said. [thedaily]
Is This The World’s Most Evil Cat? [Video] – Today, we’ve got further proof of the feline species producing evil offspring with this Russian clip of a… well, you’ll have to see for yourself to believe it, really. [huffpo]
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Bob Skinstad Interview With John Dobson – Bob interviewed John Dobson, accomplished rugby coach and founder of Rugby 365, on the business of sport and the world’s biggest rugby website which was started in Cape Town. He also discusses his new book, which has nothing to do with rugby. [podcast]
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – The revolutionary rockers’ sound, as well as their success, is the stuff of Indie folklore. More specifically, the group is nearly as famous for recording, releasing, promoting and distributing their 2005 self-titled debut album without the help of outside sources as they are for making good music. Josie from the Just Josie lunch show interviewed Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, a day before their Cape Town concert. Listen to it here! [podcast]
COMING UP TODAY
Red Sock Friday Founder – John McInroy: Red Sock Friday creator and Avis RSF Brand Ambassador. Driving the ‘ShoOops’-mobile, he teaches positive living and shows how he tries harder after just completing the Red Sock Friday Unogwaja challenge of cycling from Cape Town to Pietermaritzburg and running the epic Comrades Marathon. Tune in at 11am today. It’s the Friday show, done Jack’s way. [2ov Radio]
Lyndi Lawson-Smith From Quirk Education – Tune in at 12h00 today during Seth And Bruce’s Friday Premier Show, to hear from Lynda Lawson-Smith about Quirk Education. Lynda is the Head of Education at this fine digital teaching establishment. [2ov Radio]
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