One Dead As South Korean Ferry Carrying 476 Sinks – A massive rescue effort in freezing water manages to pull passengers, including 338 school students, to safety, but one fatality is reported. The ferry sent a distress call Wednesday morning after it began leaning to one side. [time]
DA To Take Icasa To Court Over SABC Ad Complaint Delay – The DA says it will take the communications watchdog to a high court to decide on its complaint against the SABC’s decision to pull its election ad. [m&g]
If You Haven’t Seen That Banned DA Ad – Watch it here [2ov]
Oscar’s ‘Involuntary Action’: Thin Ice, Mr Pistorius – Gerrie Nel this week accused Oscar Pistorius of changing his legal defence from “putative self-defence” to one of “involuntary action”. [dmav]
Reeva’s Valentine’s Card To Oscar [VIDEO + PIC] – Oscar Pistorius read in court the Valentine’s Day card that Reeva Steenkamp gave to him before he shot her to death. [here]
United Nations: Britain Ravaged By Sexism Because of Boys’ Club Culture – Sexism is more widespread in Britain than any other country because of a pervasive “boys’ club culture”, a human rights expert for the UN has warned. [ibtimes]
Easter Comes Early With This Online Easter Egg Hunt! – Not only are they our ‘guys’ when we need to buy a new, highly-discounted car. They also give away Lindt Easter hampers! Hunt for Lindt pic [here]
Ukraine Reclaims Airport – In the first Ukrainian military action against a pro-Russian uprising in the east, government forces repelled an attack Tuesday by about 30 gunmen at an airport, beginning what the president called an “anti-terrorist operation” to try to restore authority over the restive region. [washpo]
‘A Vote For The ANC Today Means A Vote For The Guptas’ – Spoiling your ballot or voting for a minority party could help put a dent in the ANC’s majority, former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils said. [tlive]
India Court Recognises Transgender People As Third Gender – India’s Supreme Court has recognised transgender people as a third gender, in a landmark ruling. [bbc]
The Clearest Video Of the UCT Rugby Brawl – We have found the clearest CCTV video + affidavit from the UCT rugby player who hit a woman. [here]
Powerball Is Back At R1.2 Billion – It’s been a while since the jackpots were in the billions and we’re pleased to announce that tomorrow Powerball draw is already at $110 million. Get your tickets [here]
New York Drops Unit That Spied on Muslims – The New York Police Department has abandoned a secretive program that dispatched plainclothes detectives into Muslim neighborhoods to eavesdrop on conversations and built detailed files on where people ate, prayed and shopped, the department said. [nyt]
Get The 2oceansvibe iPhone App – And Get all the content you want, all the time, wherever you are. Plus you can stream radio from it. Get it now [here] That link takes you to the US iTunes store. If you use the SA store (weird), simply search for 2oceansvibe.
US Airways Apologises Over Pornographic Tweet – The airline says it “deeply regrets” the mistake which caused the image to be sent out to its 400,000 followers. [sky]
If You Missed That Tweet – You can see it here. [2ov]
18 – 25s Should Take It Easy On The Weed – A new study from researchers at Northwestern University shows that smoking marijuana even just recreationally can cause abnormalities in areas of the brain that regulate emotion and motivation in 18-to-25-year-olds. [time]
Syria Torture Photos Stun UN Security Council – Members of the UN Security Council fell silent Tuesday after viewing a series of ghastly photographs of dead Syrians killed in the ongoing civil war, France’s ambassador said. [cbc]
Pam Anderson Is Removing Her Famous Barbed Wire Tattoo – Pamela Anderson has finally come to her senses and is in the process of removing the barbed wire tattoo that wraps around her left bicep. [huff]
Kristen Stewart Has Red Hair Now – Switching up her ‘do for her new movie, Kristen Stewart sported red hair on the set of “American Ultra” in Louisiana on Tuesday. [goss]
Miley Cyrus Hospitalized With ‘Severe’ Reaction To Antibiotics – Miley Cyrus suffered “a severe allergic reaction to antibiotics” and has been hospitalized, her rep told CNN Tuesday. [cnn]
Deals we think you’ll dig..
There are a number of ongoing deals setup at our various exclusive partners. We get emailed regularly to remind the readers about these various discounts and specials. They’re all pretty fantastic and worth knowing about – so we thought we would leave them here, out of your way at the bottom of the Morning Spice, should you ever need to find the one you’re looking for 😉
Case Of Pierre Jourdan MCC for Only R600 – For something that usually sells in high-end restaurants for R250+ it’s nice to know you can order Pierre Jourdan Cuvee Brut for only R100 a bottle. [check it out]
If You’re Paying Full Price For A New Car You’re A Fool – Anyone looking for any model of new car should be aware that 7days makes it their business to squeeze every last possible discount out of car dealers around the country. [check it out]
First Month Storage Space Only R1 At Stor-Age – Whether you need a locker for a bicycle or a garage for your house contents, Stor-age has the space you need. And they’re offering a special R1 for the first month deal – no strings attached! You can take you stauff out after one month – no problem! [check it out]
Takealot Have A 30% Discount Promo Code For beats by dre Headphones! All you need to do is find the products (keep reading to do that), and nail the following voucher code when you check out. Click to see. [check it out]
Get R150 Off Your First Uber Ride – If you haven’t tried Uber yet, you’re making a mockery of yourself. Stop riding cheap unreliable taxis with drivers who don’t know if they’re coming or going. Give yourself the private driver treatment with Uber and get R180 off your first ride! Sign up and boom, you’re done! [check it out]
Eat Fresh And Save Time – Every week DailyDish delivers the exact ingredients you need + recipes for four amazing meals. Stop killing yourself shopping for food in the week. Now you can just do the fun part – cooking and eating! [check it out]
R2,999 / Month For A Brand New MINI – The product range at MINI is diverse, to say the least. That’s why we’ve managed to structure a special deal for those of you desperate to join the MINI family, but are struggling to pull it together. [check it out]
Affordable Cane Furniture – If you’re buying cane or wicker furniture anywhere else, you’re wasting a lot of time and money. These guys import direct from Malawi. Hand-Made cane furniture – buy online and have it delivered! [canefurniturecapetown]
50% Off At Grootbos Private Luxury Lodge, Just 2 Hours Out Of Cape Town – Finally the last minute deal returns! If you book at Grootbos within 48 hours of arrival, you get 50% off your booking. That’s a VERY healthy discount – especially for a 5-star luxury surrounded by the splendour of nature. [check it out]
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Imbo Live 10am – Hosted by Supreme Soul, Mawetu Matyila, Kutlwano Motla and Siyabonga Sibaca and with guests that include musicians, socialites and influential South Africans. Imbo is brought to you by the people behind Imbo Magazine and is the perfect way to get your day started. Tune in from 10am-12pm [imbo]
The Rude Interlude 3pm – One of 2ov’s newest and most exciting shows, catch Rudy Gibbons’ whacky take on news and lifestyle over the best part of your afternoon. If you’re looking for something different to your average drive time show, you’ve just found it. On air from 3pm-5pm [rudeinterlude]
Captain Kai’s World 6pm – Your Wednesday night just got a whole lot better. Captain Kai is a serial blogger and is an expert in the field of Action Sports. All of this is played out to a backtrack of underground rock and hip hop beats so tune in from 6pm-8pm [captainkai]
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