Just a few days after BitCoin exchange, MtGox has gone offline, the company has filed for bankruptcy protection. Their claim has been approved by a district court in Tokyo. At the court hearing MtGox stated they had outstanding debts of about R67.9 million.
This man has no effs to give. 21-year-old, Daniel Kowalski was arrested in Cook (yes) County in the States, and charged with charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance and possession of methamphetamine manufacturing materials – he was running a meth lab out of his home. Please enjoy the t-shirt he put on for his mugshot.
Earning the big bucks during your career as an athlete doesn’t mean you’re guaranteed financial security once that knee of your’s finally gives in. A study found that 78% of former NFL players were in financial distress only two years after retirement. 60% of NBA players weren’t doing much better after five years due to lousy investments, divorce and excessive partying. But there are few that did pretty well
Are you an individual human being, or a small business owner with an obligation to pay tax to the state? If you answered yes to either one of those questions, then you’ll want to read our top nine take home points from yesterday’s budget speech, as digested by Michael Rushby over at Galbraith-Rushby. The minister [...]
Today in the Constitutional Court Auction Alliance won a long running case against the Estate Agency Affairs Board. The Constitutional Court has now confirmed a previous order of the Western Cape High Court which declared sections of the Estate Agency Affairs Act and the Financial Intelligence Centre Act as unconstitutional and invalid. Auction Alliance’s legal council, [...]
You don’t have to move to the KZN midlands to live on a property that makes you feel like you own land and people – there’s a charming little place with high quantities of mahogany, leather and raw linen just up the road in Clifton, for a cool R35 million.
If you, like me, have found yourself lost in the Urals with nothing but the salvaged wing of a light aircraft for shelter, you’ll have wished for a satellite phone. Unfortunately, satellite phones are notoriously expensive, and confusing to operate. We’d like to introduce you to the Thuraya satellite sleeve. It’s your iPhone, but with satellite phone reception.
Statistics South Africa showed that the economy grew more than expected in the last financial quarter of 2013. The SA economy achieved a surprising 3.8% quarter-on-quarter growth, after the third quarter only showed 0.7% economic expansion.
The trial of Oscar Pistorius will be partially televised. Thus spake Judge Dunstan Mlambo at the North Gauteng High Court.
Forbes lists the outgoing Naspers CEO, Koos Bekker, as having an estimated net worth of $1.1 billion. They rank him as the 24th wealthiest person in Africa. There’s one important fact that you should consider when looking at his net worth, he is a self made billionaire.
Mellowcabs may be the solution to the traffic clogged city hubs of South Africa. SA entrepreneur, Neil du Preez and his electricity-assisted human-powered microcab has won the regional award in a prestigious global technology competition.
Two years ago everyone was talking about Facebook’s acquisition of Instagram for $1 billion. Back then we thought it to be an abhorrently large amount of money for a site almost dedicated to cat pictures, duck face selfies and filtered food porn. Well Facebook’s recent purchase of WhatsApp dwarfs that deal.
In the days leading up to Facebook’s $19 billion purchase of WhatsApp, Google CEO Larry Page was willing to beat Facebook’s offer. So what happened that caused WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum to decline Google?
Did you get up this morning and think, “Hell, I reckon I’m ready for my castle now.” If you did, you’re in luck. There’s one going in George for 21 bar. And it comes with underfloor heating.
By now you’ll have heard that Facebook has purchased Whatsapp, an app that most consumers use for free, for $19 billion. The deal was signed at a very sentimental location for co-founder Jan Koum: the former North County Social Services office – the place where he used to stand in line to collect food stamps.
The dawn of Bluetooth 4.0 has heralded an explosion of consumer gadgets, including personal bluetooth trackers. They purport to save you from ever losing anything again, but are they really all that? We find out.
The tax man has his eyes set firmly on bikini model Candice Van Der Merwe. The SA model claims she received R168 million from an anonymous Arab benefactor, but SARS isn’t taking Candice on her word.
Raffling away your property seems like a far better option than having to deal with real estate agents and fussy buyers – especially when you can rake in R14.9 million on a property worth only R4 million. By purchasing a raffle ticket for €99 (about R1 400) you stand the chance of winning a 400 square metre villa in Diemersfontein Wine and Country Estate in Wellington.
Die Burger has reported that a freelance journalist named Alan Bowen fell from the 26th floor of the Naspers building in the early hours of this morning. His body was discovered in the parking area below.
Hugh Bonneville plays Lord Grantham in the critically-acclaimed television series, Downton Abbey. And it turns out he’s a capital fellow. Here’s an excerpt from a long interview he recently gave. Check it out: How has life changed since Downton? There isn’t a country I’ve been where someone hasn’t come up and said how much they [...]
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, Life magazine looked back on some of their own swimsuit editions from the past. 1970 to be exact. It’s a testament to the winning formula of sun, beach, plus good looking women wearing swimsuits equals magazine sales.
OK – We think Sports Illustrated is loosing the plot. With your main demographic being young men, why on earth would you put a little girl’s play doll on the cover of the magazine. They may have been under criticism for objectifying women previously, but now they are objectifying an object.
If you have a spare 50 bar squirrelled away, you may want to consider picking up this sweet little eight-bedroom, treat nestled in Bantry Bay. And did we mention there’s parking for eight cars? There is. So, you know, bring your collection along.
If you’ve ever felt the pain of buying an overly expensive university text book, or found yourself perplexed by the cost of a novel that you’re not sure you like yet, Paperight is a God-send. A proudly South African business, Paperight makes a digital library of books available to copy shops, who can print those [...]
Valentine’s Day is bearing down upon us, and some may be starting to panic for the lack of decent gift for your partner. Stop that. Stop that RIGHT this instant. You have absolutely no right to stress. Just look at this beautiful array of ideas we found on Gumtree!
Since November SAA have been charging customers flying from OR Tambo between R50 and R100 for a service that didn’t even exist yet. What is that service? Wrapping luggage in plastic. The service in question was only introduced at the end of last month.
Columnist at the New York Post, Andrea Peyser, is in hot water after her comments regarding the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman. In her article she states that Hoffman “made his choice” and the media should stop portraying him as a victim of addiction.
Winter can’t get here soon enough. With the show set to start on the 6th of April, we are counting the days until its return. This 15 min teaser will have grown men squeal with joy, as you get a glimpse of what is installed for Game Of Thrones Season 4.