While no official statements have been made by anyone, an external analysis is showing the first signs of Greece leaving the Eurozone. For those of us in SA, where the markets are highly reactive to what’s happening in Europe, could this bring the relief and stability that we’ve been waiting for?
It hasn’t been a good time for the SABC. They’ve lost a studio in a fire, and their agreement with SuperSport to broadcast international rugby matches has come to an end. Could the “delayed live” broadcasting of international rugby be handed over to another free-to-air broadcaster?
You may or may not have heard about Steers’ little marketing exercise yesterday. Offering a once-off Wacky Wednesday special of rib burgers for a mere R10, they were right to think that their stores might get a little busy. Boy, did they underestimate the response.
Every year, investment consulting firm Mercer releases its list of the most expensive cities in the world. Last year, Luanda (the capital city of Angola) held the top spot, but this year sees Tokyo taking over as the most expensive city in the world. See the full top ten list after the jump.
Headlines like this make me little bit sick, and leave me worrying about the state of tolerance and transformation in South Africa. Thapelo Makutle, a homosexual and transgender man living in Kuruman, was brutally attacked and beheaded in the Northern Cape. Words fail me.
And this, friends, is why you don’t date multiple women. Things can get a little, well, complicated. Thinking he could have it all, a Cape Town man has met his fate. The result comes after an overreaction from one of the ladies who walked in on him with the other. It got messy.
Apple opened its annual WWDC conference in Cupertino last night, and to no-one’s surprise has revealed the brand new line of MacBook Pros, as well as a update to the very popular line of MacBook Airs. See the full, drool-worthy specs inside.
South Africa’s largest bank has announced that it will be taking over Edcon’s unsecured lending portfolio, which is fancy speak for all of its store cards. This is the bank’s largest investment since the takeover by Barclays a few years ago.
I think it’s time to start scouting out high ground and keeping a shotgun close by. The signs of the Zombie Apocalypse are drawing ever closer, friends. First we had the Miami Cannibal, and now we have the dead waking up in South America. Ready yourselves, it’s coming.
The Scottish are not known to be the “winningest” of teams. So when a victory does come along, especially against a team like Australia, a celebration is in order. Sometimes, though, this gets taken just a little too far. It’s all fun and games until a flanker and a wing bash their heads open.
A 2oceansViber recently sent us this picture and we had to share it. It’s nice to know that when you’re stranded on a paradise island, you can still get “Elegant C0ck”, and that the quality is guaranteed. Apparently it’s some sort of mosquito coil. I can’t see the relevance to the name. [Thanks Adrian!]
It’s been a while since we’ve heard from the Kim family, apart from a failure to launch. In an unusually detailed statement from the North Korean military, a new threat has been issued against the south following its coverage of a mass children’s event in North Korea, which was highly critical of the unitary-party state.
Now, I’m not saying that this story is in anyway related to Mark Keohane’s resignation, but these things happen. Reuters reports that Diego Perez Henao, the leader of the “Los Rastrojos” gang in Columbia, was arrested on Sunday morning near the Venezuelan-Colombian border. Read more about this modern-day Escobar inside.
70 students at the Coastal As-Salaam campus on the South Coast of Durban are looking for a new place to stay after they were removed from their dormitories by management. This allegedly comes after students refused to follow Islamic rules and practices at the Further Education and Training College.
Gordon Ramsey suffered an effing back injury in the recent effing Soccer Aid, held every two years in effing England. The match sees a team from effing England play against a team from the rest of the effin’ world, in a charity match where all the effing proceeds go to UNICEF. Ramsey was taken out by effin’ Teddy Sheringham, and had to be taken off the field in a fucking stretcher. Video after the jump.
Holy backpedal, Batman! After a hell bent crusade against the Goodman Gallery, the ANC has decided to withdraw its case. This comes following the march on the gallery yesterday, where the gallery and the ruling party got together and reached an agreement. The announcement was made this morning in a media briefing at the gallery.
If you haven’t seen the latest episode of Mad Man, now is a good time to stop reading, as there are some spoilers ahead. The latest episode of season five of the show saw Sterling Cooper Draper Price trying to woo the business of automobile manufacturer, Jaguar. Their method wasn’t too orthodox. Jaguar took to Twitter to respond.
Yesterday was Memorial Day in USA, celebrated on the last Monday of every May. This is a great time for politicians to make some noise, including John McCain. His sentiments weren’t exactly echoed by some members of his audience – resulting in a reaction that may have been the biggest display of cojones in his career. Video after the jump.
Are you a massive Elvis fan? Do you own all of The King’s records? Looking for a special piece of memorabilia and deeply concerned about where you’ll be laid to rest when you leave the earth one day? I may have just the thing for you.
Anyone traveling from Cape Town to Johannesburg, especially on the “business run” on a Monday morning, knows that it’s a heck of a busy route. Exactly how busy, though? The Economist crunched the numbers and it turns out its one of the world’s busiest, outranking anything in the USA.
We’ve by now all grown used to the shiny blue MyCiti busus, the glass stations, and the special strips of red tarmac especially reserved for them. The service, which has been running now for almost two years, was reported this morning to be running at a loss.
The ANC is outraged at the South African National Editor’s Forum’s reaction to its call to boycott the City Press newspaper, following its publication of Brett Murray’s painting. It has now gone a step further, issuing a statement calling advertisers to no longer advertise in the paper.
The board of inquiry has turned in it’s 113 page report whether or not Cele is fit to hold office. The report was handed to the Office of the Presidency on Sunday, but has now been leaked to the media.
Prince Charles, having recently tried his hand at being a weatherman, is now learning to spin and scratch records. On a recent visit to a youth centre in Canada, one learnt how to “drop the beat”. The visit formed part of an international tour as part of The Queen’s upcoming diamond Jubilee.
If you’ve gone through security at an airport recently, and I mean it real security, not the quick glance-and-pat that we have here in SA, then you’ll know that sneaking anything onto a plane is damn near impossible. Even a bottle of water. Which is why this woman’s threat was so unique.
Google recently put out an ad for a full-time doodler, and it seems they may have filled that position. Today’s doodle celebrates the 78th birthday of Robert Moog, creator of the famous “moog” synthesisers, in their best tribute yet. But what sets it apart from your average doodle?
Mere minutes after the postponement of the court case against Brett Murray, this news emerged on Twitter. Brett Murray’s painting has been strewn with paint, covering the offending “area” and ruining the R136 000 artwork. Details are a little sketchy at the moment, but we do have the following information from Twitter: The two men [...]
I was wondering how long this was going to take. The ANC is currently in preperations for its court date at the Johannesburg High Court tomorrow, to get the painting of JZ and his junk taken down. After today’s NEC meeting, ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe had some choice words for the media.
The SAPS have issued a stern warning against persons taking the law into their own hands. This is following the necklacing of a 32 year-old man in Khayelitsha over the weekend. The man was out on bail, and was suspected of the theft of a cellphone.
The now infamous Zuma painting, Brett Murray’s The Spear, has blown up all over the social networks today. The ANC has instituted legal action against the Goodman Gallery, who received a letter from the ruling party’s lawyers this morning. The Spear will stay up – and City Press has also refused removal of an image of the painting.