Oh, yeah, the Ponzi scheme plot thickens right here on our doorstep – you may as well grab a glass of wine because that’s probably what this guy is doing in Stellenbosch.
Gerrie Nel has been hammering away at Pistorius for days now, and talks are that Nel’s grilling may continue for the rest of the day. Pistorius’s strong will and focus may have served him well on the track, but on the witness stand it isn’t doing him any favours. Oscar’s biggest problem at the moment is dolus eventualis.
What is the exact definition of “Tennessee Whiskey”, anyway? For an alcohol to qualify as Tennessee Whiskey, it must be fermented in the state from mash of 51 percent corn, aged in brand-new charred oak barrels, filtered through maple charcoal and bottled at over 80 proof. That’s how Jack Daniel’s make their whiskey, which is why they’re allowed to call it that. But that could change if lawmakers in Tennessee get their way.
No doubt you’ll have noticed by now that Oscar Pistorius’ defence council, Advocate Barry Roux enjoys putting it to people. He puts it to them, he gets back to putting it to them, and then he puts it on their studio. He’s also putting it all over Twitter.
The rector of the University of the Free State, Jonathan Jansen, has made a complaint to the South African Human Rights Commission after a bizarre advert for student accommodation appeared in the local papers.
Speaking at the ANC’s 102nd birthday celebrations at KaNyamazane near Nelspruit, Jacob urged the crowed to vote for the ANC, in order to allow the party to change unspecified aspects of the country’s constitution.
Who is Jordan Belfort? Wall Street millionaire at 26, playboy, philanderer, addict, charismatic leader, giant fraud and federal convict at 36, Jordan Belfort says he’s a man who has found atonement. He’s coming to Cape Town. 2oceansvibe landed an exclusive interview with the man.
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Billions of dollars in sales. Quick shipments. Ultra-efficient distribution chains. Carefully orchestrated PR. Drone delivery. If you think we’re talking about a major business like Google or Amazon, you’d be wrong.
While the sight of someone wearing Google Glass is still strange enough to get you noticed, American Nick Starr didn’t realise it would get him kicked out of a restaurant.
A loyal Isidingo cast member has reportedly been fired because he refused endorse a bank, whose name was included in his lines.
Condoms are killing the LA porn industry. In January this year, a law condom mandate that made it mandatory for condoms to be used on all adult film sets went into effect in Los Angeles County.
A man from San Francisco claims that a Google Maps satellite image near some train tracks shows the body of his teenage son – who was murdered in 2009.
Wian Bonthuyzen, the former Media24 manager of community newspapers in Media24’s Volksblad stable, had some damning evidence against Media24 – and like any slimy old man, he tried to get Media24 to pay him off before he went to the Competition Tribunal.
A week ago we covered a story about Google pulling its advertising from The Pro Afrikaans Action Group (Praag),and how the site may well go to ruin now that it cannot generate any advertising revenue. You might remember them as the organisers of Red October.
If you recall, we posted a story last week about Kanye West’s showstopping proposal to Kim Kardashian. Later, we managed to acquire some actual video footage of the proposal – and it is that video footage that is now involved in a major court case, where Kim K is looking to sue YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley for posting a video of the proposal online at his new Internet venture MixBit.
There have been rumours about this sort of transaction happening for a while now – but sources in Russia have just confirmed that a deal has very definitely been sealed. What’s more, police have given the lucky lady the green light, claiming that the transaction, “does not fit into a description of the ‘Prostitution’ clause.” Really? It doesn’t?
Charles Saatchi is on the brink of suing his ex wife, Nigella Lawson for £500,000. Just prior to their divorce, photographs emerged of Saatchi holding the throat of Lawson at a popular London restaurant. When public sentiment concluded that Saatchi had assaulted Lawson, Nigella maintained absolute silence, cementing the opinion that Saatchi was guilty of abuse.
Facebook’s suits are losing their minds over a small app developer in the States who developed a service with a unique selling point of limiting a user’s time on the social network. Break Your Facebook is a self-help tool of sorts, which aides in weaning otherwise-busy GenY-yuppies from social media addiction, freeing up time for work or, you know, real life.
It’s 2003, and Grade 8 pupil Christian Rabie is playing with his friends. They’re flipping each other in the air in the cricket nets. He landed on the ground and fractured his skull. The North Gauteng High Court has ordered the MEC for education to pay him R23,5 million in damages
The state of New York will set the tone for the US government’s official relationship with virtual currency, Bitcoin when the New York State Department of Financial Services meets every major Bitcoin player in court. Shortly after a federal judge recently ruled that Bitcoin is real money, 22 digital-currency companies and investors have been subpoenaed by [...]
Civil action case against Trendon Shavers and his company Bitcoin Savings and Trust for running a Ponzi scheme has in an American Judge ruling Bitcoin can be used as real money.
According to the Broadcasting Complaints Commission of SA (BCCSA), MultiChoice has been handed a R10,000 fine for an advert that promoted the ‘Hannibal’ television series. The BCCSA said that on 24 April 2013, the commission received three complaints when the advert was broadcast during Masterchef Australia on M-Net.
Vodacom’s attempt to have the Please Call Me court case scrapped has failed. Nkosana Makate is claiming he invented the idea of the Please Call Me and was promised to be rewarded, but that never happened.
The Cleveland kidnapper, Ariel Castro appeared in court on Thursday where claimed his actions were due to a porn addiction. Prosecutors also revealed images of the ‘horror house’ as described by the women who were kept there.
Italy’s supreme court has rejected former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s appeal against tax fraud convictions. The decision angered Berlusconi, prompting him to broadcast a message in which he maintained his innocence and accused magistrates of persecuting him.
The number of rhinos poached during 2013 is fast becoming close to that of the total number of rhinos poached during 2012. Now the South African government is proposing a once-off sale of legal rhino horns.
Currently on probation for beating former his girlfriend, Chris Brown as of Tuesday has two new charges against him relating to a car accident in May 2013. A charge of hit-and-run and a charge of driving without a valid driving licence were made against the star on Tuesday.
Brazilain billionaire Eike Bastista has fallen on tough times losing billions in the space of a year. The tycoon, once number 7 on the Forbes wealthiest list, is now being called the “master of road shows” by critics.
A suspended National Prosecuting Authority senior prosecutor has been found not guilty on all of the charges she faced. The decision was handed down by chairperson of the disciplinary hearing, Selby Mbenenge SC.