Confirmed: Presidency Announces Gordhan Out, Gigaba In As Finance Minister – President Jacob Zuma has confirmed that former Minister of Home Affairs, Malusi Gigaba is the new finance minister, replacing Pravin Gordhan. His deputy is Sfiso Buthelezi, an ANC member of parliament, who has been long rumoured to replace Mcebisi Jonas. [mg]
Rand Suffers Worst Week Since Nenegate As Zuma Axes Gordhan – The rand headed for its biggest weekly slide since 2015, after the firing of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan raised concerns about the country’s fiscal path and its investment-grade credit rating. [f24]
Violent Brawl As Underworld ‘Coup’ Is Carried Out In Cape Town – A ruthless coup has turned the Cape’s underworld upside down, with one group forcibly starting to take control of the nightclub security business following a massive brawl between rivals. [n24]
Westminster Terror Attacker ‘Staged Dummy Run’ Days Before The Killings – Westminster terror attacker Adrian Ajao reportedly made a dummy run in the days running up to his 82-second bloody rampage. [tele]
U.S. Priority On Syria No Longer Focused On ‘Getting Assad Out’ – The United States’ diplomatic policy on Syria for now is no longer focused on making the war-torn country’s president, Bashar al-Assad, leave power, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said on Thursday, in a departure from the Obama administration’s initial and public stance on Assad’s fate. [reuters]
Terror Plot To Kill Tourists In Venice – Days after a terror attack on the U.K. Parliament, Italian police arrest four men in an alleged scheme to blow up one of Venice’s most famous bridges. [beast]
Park Geun-hye, South Korea’s Ousted Leader, Is Arrested And Jailed To Await Trial – South Korea’s recently impeached president, Park Geun-hye, was arrested on Friday, becoming the first leader since the nation’s transition to democracy to be sent to jail. [nyt]
Russia ‘Hired Army Of 1,000 Web Trolls To Make Up Fake News About Hillary Clinton In Swing States’ – Kremlin allegedly targeted Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania – and Trump won all three states. [ibt]
North Korea Accuses John McCain Of ‘Blasphemy’ For Calling Kim Jong-Un ‘That Crazy Fat Kid’ – US Senator John McCain has sparked a war of words with North Korea after describing its dictator Kim Jong-un as a “crazy fat kid” in a TV interview. [tele]
Kim’s Body Released To North Korea – A diplomatic dispute between Malaysia and North Korea appears to have come to an end with the release of Kim Jong Nam’s body. The body of the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un—officially identified earlier this month—left Malaysia on a plane bound for Pyongyang via Beijing on Thursday. [newser]
Donald Trump Is Using An iPhone Now – Donald Trump seems to have finally traded in his old and unsecured Android phone — for a new iPhone. [verge]
Sculptor Of That Widely Mocked Ronaldo Bust Compares Himself To Jesus – When a bust of Cristiano Ronaldo was unveiled Wednesday in his home country of Portugal, its — we’ll be charitable here — creative take on the soccer star’s visage was mocked across the internet. There were so many jokes, and so many Photoshops. [mash]
SpaceX Becomes First To Re-Fly Used Rocket – Partially recycled Falcon 9 rocket successfully launched and landed, a step toward vastly less expensive spaceflight. [guardian]
Milk Baths And Spiritual Hokum: Angelina Jolie On The ‘Tomb Raider’ Set – Angelina Jolie is the latest victim of Sherry Lansing’s tell-all Hollywood memoir. [db]
Why Some New Yorkers Are Fuming About Prince George’s School Choice – Last week, the royal family zigged where the British press expected it to zag as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge announced that Prince George would be attending Thomas’s Battersea when he begins school this fall instead of Wetherby. [vf]
How Meghan Markle Is Preparing For Her New Life As A Princess – It’s no longer a case of if Prince Harry will propose to his girlfriend Meghan Markle, but when. [eol]
DON’T SAY WE DIDN’T TELL YOU…
There are a number of ongoing deals set up at our various exclusive partners. Here they are – just for you;-)
Buy Any Product From Websites That ‘Don’t Ship To SA’ – One of our most exciting partners offers you a PO Box in US, UK or Hong Kong, for you to deliver overseas online purchases to. Postbox Courier handles it from there – getting the package to you in under a week. [more]
If You’re Sending Money Overseas There’s Only One Place To Start – Currencies Direct have been in the game since 1996 so if it’s travel money, emigration, selling overseas property or moving cash around you’re after they’re the one-stop shop. [ka-ching]
Let’s All Get 25% Off Our Entire Bill, Booze Included, As Well As Deals At Hotels And Spas And Day Activities – The team over at Socialite are set to save you an absurd amount of money on good times, and you’ll laugh when you find out what it’ll cost you. [check it]
Going Green Around The House Has Never Been Easier – Everyone’s talking about reducing their environmental footprint, so if you’re stepping up to the plate be sure to start off with Sustainable. They’re rocking the complete eco solution, and they’ve made it nice and easy. [here]
The Best Weekday Lunch Specials In South Africa – If it’s some tasty midweek delights you’re after, Cape Town Fish Market has you covered. With a wallet-friendly special each and every day of the week, it’s fish for the win. [yum]
There Is Only One Company When It Comes To Import Export Logistics – Your freight forwarding / shipping partner is probably more important than the actual products you want to move from country to country. Choose the wrong guys and you can get stung in so many ways. Be smart, use 2ov’s partners, Berry & Donaldson [here]
Stop Paying Way Too Much For Quality Jewellery – When you’re splashing out and spoiling you don’t want to skimp on quality, but that doesn’t mean you have to pay a fortune. Visit our friends as Diamond Jewellery International and let them hook you up. [here]
Print Your Finest Photos On Canvas And Humblebrag When Your Friends Come Over – That beautiful canvas print? Yes it is my photo, and I got 15% off at ATB Photo when I used the code 2ov15. [atbphoto]
It’s 2016, You Really Should Beef Up Your Online Security – Businesses can’t afford to take risks any longer, and the same goes for our own online security. NEWORDER’s team are all about the latest hacking and industrial espionage protection. [here]
50 % Of The World’s Mohair Is Produced In SA – It turns out South Africa is the world leader when it comes to mohair production, and the team at Mohair SA are the industry leaders keeping us top of the game. [here]
Hotels, Lodges And Game Reserves Like No Other – Whether it’s hotels, lodges or game reserves you’re after time away from the slog and grind should be memorable. Check out Newmark’s range of accommodation and live the good life. [more]
Guaranteed: You Don’t Have To Pay Full Price For A 5-Door MINI – It’s quite easy to pay less than anyone else for a brand new MINI [check it out]
First Month Storage Space 50% Off 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 50% offer the first month deal – no strings attached! You can take you stuff out after one month – no problem! [check it out]
Everyone’s Talking About Gather Online, The South African Start-Up That’s Taking On Facebook – Years from now you might well remember where you were when you signed up for Gather Online, and we’re proud to have been paired up with them from the start. [get talking]
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! [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 R150 off your first ride! Sign up and boom, you’re done! [check it out]
How Can You Leave Your Dog At Home While You Go To Work? – You say he’s part of the family – yet you’d never leave your human child at home, alone, for the whole day. Drop that little rascal off at Proud Hounds and see the joy in his eyes! [proudhounds]
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