Discovered: The Famous Beatles Rejected Demo Tape - The Beatles’ audition tape that was infamously rejected by a record company boss – because he thought guitar groups were ‘on the way out’ – has been discovered after 50 years. This is rad. [dailymail]
DA Takes No-Confidence Motion To Concourt - The DA will bring an urgently appeal in the Constitutional Court for a decision on its proposed motion of no-confidence in President Jacob Zuma. [mail&guardian]
North West ANC ‘Embarrassed And Shamed’ After Mayor Replacement - The North West ANC was “embarrassed and shamed” on Thursday after the party’s Potchefstroom mayor was replaced by a DA councillor. Blind. [timeslive]
Facebook Tests Photo Sync For iOS [Video] - Facebook confirmed to TechCrunch that it is testing apps to allow photos taken on an iOS device to be instantly uploaded to a private Facebook album. Check out the video to see how Photo Sync will work. Your soul will be next. [mashable]
Oh, ANCYL Backs Motlanthe For ANC President - The ANC Youth League has nominated Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe as its preferred presidential candidate to lead the ANC. Whatevs. [news24]
Duchess of Cambridge’s Own Photographs Of Borneo Revealed - St James’s Palace has released seven photographs taken by the Duchess of Cambridge on her recent trip to Borneo with her husband. 6/10 [telegraph]
Bugatti Developing A 465 km/h Veyron – Bugatti plans to debut what could turn out to be the new fastest car in the world at the Frankfurt Motor show in 2013. The company’s chief vehicle engineer, Jens Schulenburg, revealed that the new car would have 1,600 horsepower, and a 0-100km/h time of 1.8 seconds. Not.Good.Enough. [luxuo]
US Military Referred To Bin Laden Body As ‘Fedex Package’ – In May 2011 a “package” delivered by “Fedex” was dropped into the sea – these code words were used in secret US military e-mails referring to the operation that killed Osama Bin Laden. I’m fine with that. [rt]
South Pacific Sandy Island ‘Proven Not To Exist’ - A South Pacific island, shown on marine charts and world maps as well as on Google Earth and Google Maps, does not exist, Australian scientists say. Blind. [bbc]
Madonna Selling Luxury Manhattan Apartment for $23.5 Million [Photos] – Madonna is finally saying goodbye to the apartment that’s seen her thorough the last 25 years, listing her 6,000-square-foot Upper West Side pad for a whopping $23.5 million. [yahoo]
BBC Appoints New Director General – Royal Opera House chief executive Tony Hall has been appointed as director general of the BBC, just a week-and-a-half after the hapless George Entwistle resigned from the job – in a secret, emergency process aimed at restoring stability to the crisis hit broadcaster. [guardian]
Is Child Sleep Training A Hoax? – Jess and Kath discuss the importance of routine and how that influences sleep patterns. There’s definitely controversy around the ever-growing “Sleep Training” industry, if it’s purely a money making scheme? [2ov.fm]
Top 3 Wireless Speakers – Aren’t you tired of docking your iPod all the time? Or even worse, docking your iPhone? Oh, a text message – hold – I’;ll just stop the music. Docking is for idiots – you need a bluetooth wireless speaker, my boet. [wired]
Can You Imagine A 150 Car Pile-Up? – A high-speed pileup of up to 150 vehicles on a fog-bound Texas interstate highway killed at least two people on Thursday and injured up to 100, a sheriff’s spokesman said. [reuters]
Halle Berry’s Fiancé And Ex Brawl – As tensions continue to build following this month’s court decision denying Halle Berry the right to relocate her daughter to France, the situation came to a head Thursday morning at the actress’s California home. [people]
Chris Brown Cancels South America Tour Due To Women’s Rights Pressure – Is SA Next? - Organizers say American R&B star Chris Brown has canceled a stadium concert in Guyana after local protests over his 2009 beating of then-girlfriend Rihanna. Please ban this guy. [salon]
COMING UP TODAY
The Premier Show With Seth And Bruce 10h00 to 13h00 – Easing you into your Friday, Seth and Bruce discuss the topics of the day, with a smattering of sport, entertainment and finance. Powered by Jack Daniels! [2ovfm]
MacMahon chatting MCQP – The Mother City Queen Project has been voted the biggest LBGTI event in Africa and is in its 19th incarnation. This years theme, Fairy Tale, is set to wow party goers again this year. MacMahon will be in on the 2 Girls, 1 Mic Show between 13h00-15h00 today. [2girls1mic]
Easing You Into The Festive Season – Discover everything you wish for at the V&A Waterfront this festive season, including a feast of freshness at Cape Town’s first 5-day fresh food market. Set on the edge of the marina, you can enjoy gorgeous views and stock up on charcuterie, baked goods, coffee and fresh produce. Table Mountain and the harbour form a picturesque backdrop for the musical sounds of summer, with a line-up including some of South Africa’s best-loved artists. This Saturday, is the Celebration of Dance: Ivy Meyer Dance Academy performance at the Amphitheatre. Listen to the podcast below to find out just how to enjoy the wide variety of food options at the V&A Waterfront this festive season.There is something for everyone, from fine dining to quick and delicious convenience at the newly renovated Food Court. [podcast]
Need A Present In A Pinch? – The 36 Boutiques.com Gifting Boutiques has launched! Not specifically for the festive season, but definitely a great time to launch this boutique filled with carefully selected and curated gifts, supporting mostly local designs. It stocks everything from phone accessories and sunglasses, to jewelry and home decor. Listen to the podcast if you are trying to buy a really good gift for someone as you are sure to find this in this online store! The bonus is it also includes Christmas Decor, so you can officially kiss all your festive season shopping stress goodbye. [podcast]
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