MASSIVE: Race Quotas Banned – In a landmark affirmative action case, the Supreme Court of Appeal yesterday struck down the use of racial quotas in determining job appointments, finding that it was unfair to attempt to achieve employment equity through the rigid application of a numerical formula. [tlive]
Cape Town March Halted – Police Out In Full Force – Police are out in full force to prevent an illegal march by the Cape Town Informal Settlement Organisation, despite the Western Cape High Court granting an interdict against the protest. [n24]
Three Unpublished J.D. Salinger Stories Have Leaked Online – Three unpublished stories by J.D. Salinger — “The Ocean Full of Bowling Balls,” “Paula,” and “Birthday Boy” — have been available to read at research libraries, but have never been seen in print or online before today. [buzzf]
Russia Turns Up Heat On Ambitions For Nuclear Build In SA – The Russian government is pumping up the propaganda surrounding the country’s nuclear ambitions in South Africa with a series of reports on the official international broadcaster Voice of Russia that a deal has been struck to build South Africa’s planned nuclear power plants. [bdl]
Now Julius Malema Is Pro Gay – In an acerbic speech on Thursday outside the high court in Polokwane – where he heard that charges of corruption against him will remain – Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema told the crowd to “love gay people … It’s their choice.” [m&g]
Nigella Lawson Personal Assistants Treated ‘Worse Than Filipino Slaves’, Court Told – Two personal assistants of British television chef Nigella Lawson and her art dealer husband Charles Saatchi say they were treated “worse than Filipino slaves” despite defrauding the couple of more than £685,000 ($1.2 million), a court has been told. [smh]
Europe Bans SA Citrus Imports – The European Union on Thursday banned most imports of South African citrus for the remainder of this year over fears that a fungal disease found in dozens of shipments could spread to the 28-nation bloc. [fin24]
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Mayhem: Buzz Lightyear Balloon Handler Sent To Hospital, Spider-Man Balloon Speared By Tree – Balloon handler Keri O’Connell was taken to Roosevelt Hospital after a cart riding beneath the float ran over her foot. Only blocks away Spider-Man’s left arm was deflated by a Central Park tree after the NYPD ordered the balloons fly at lower altitude due to strong winds. [nydn]
Cerebra Sells Majority Stake To WPP – Johannesburg-based digital communications company, Cerebra, has just announced the sale of the majority stake in their business to one of the world’s leading listed global agencies, WPP. [bwb]
Sharks Net Another Sponsor – The Sharks have announced that Kyocera Document Solutions South Africa is entering the sea of SA Rugby, having signed a sponsorship deal with the team. [sport24]
Kim Dotcom’s Mega Comes To iPhone With File Sharing And In-App Subscriptions – Kim Dotcom’s cloud storage service Mega has arrived on iOS. Nearly five months after the company entered mobile by way of Android, it’s now launched an iOS 7 app that lets users manage content stored in their cloud locker. [verge]
FACT: You Could Be A Billionaire By Tomorrow Morning – Imagine not dropping a few rands on the MegaMillions Lottery, which is sitting on a R2.3 billion jackpot – set to go off tonight. The chances are slim that you’ll win, but why risk NOT giving yourself the chance? [tickets]
Barenaked Ladies’ SeaWorld Gig Is Off After Viewing ‘Blackfish’ – Barenaked Ladies have nixed their plans to play at SeaWorld after viewing CNN’s “Blackfish” documentary. [cnn]
‘Rude’ Beyoncé Banned From Pyramids By ‘Egypt’s Indiana Jones’ – Dr Hawass, Egypt’s former head of antiquities and gatekeeper of the Pyramids, banished Beyoncé from the ancient site after he was sickened by what he described as the star’s rudeness. [ind]
Gwyneth Paltrow ‘Doesn’t Give A Shit’ – For some reason, Gwyneth Paltrow gets a lot of flak for being, well, Gwyneth Paltrow. But the actress is standing up for herself in a new interview, admitting that she doesn’t care what people have to say about her. [huff]
Michael J. Fox Almost Quit Acting Because Of Matthew Broderick – Michael J. Fox nearly gave up acting to head back to Canada and work in construction because he kept losing roles to Matthew Broderick. [page6]
Charlie Sheen Grants Fan’s Dying Wish – Hollywood actor Charlie Sheen has granted a cancer patient’s dying wish to meet him. Marion Minchuk from Arizona contacted Sheen’s management after he was told he had just weeks to live and asked to meet his idol. [ibt]
Ashton Kutcher And Demi Moore Are Officially Divorced – Hollywood stars Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher have now become officially divorced after eight years of marriage. A judge in Los Angeles finalised the decision on Tuesday morning after the pair signed legal papers last month. [bbc]
Kanye West Doesn’t Like Appearing on Keeping Up With The Kardashians Because He Has Issues With The Cinematography – There are a bunch of reasons one could imagine Kanye West might have for deciding not to appear on his fiancée’s reality show: He finds Scott Disick’s antics tiresome. He’s allergic to conversations about upcoming parties had over salads in plastic containers. He wants to let Kim have something of her own. [vanf]
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