$103m Bid For SA Start-Up GetSmarter – South African-based online education start-up GetSmarter is set to be bought out by US educational technology firm 2U in a $103 million transaction. [itweb]
French Election: Macron Defeats Le Pen To Become President – Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron has decisively won the French presidential election, defeating far-right candidate Marine Le Pen. [bbc]
82 Chibok Schoolgirls Freed In Exchange For Five Boko Haram Leaders – Young women, who were among 276 captured in April 2014, flown to Nigerian capital to meet president while charities call for them to be reunited with families. [guardian]
Donald Trump Breaks His Silence On Medical Marijuana – President Donald Trump took on the topic of medical marijuana for the first time since he took office in November, and it appears he’s kind of in favor of it. [mash]
Nigeria’s President Is Off On A Medical Vacation To London—Two Months After His Last One – Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari has returned to London on a medical vacation, his office has confirmed. [qz]
Land Must Be Returned Now – Cyril Ramaphosa – Land must be returned to its rightful owners, presidential hopeful Cyril Ramaphosa said during his campaign trail in Grahamstown on Sunday. [n24]
The Henri Van Breda Infographic You’ve Been Waiting For – The trial of Henri van Breda will resume on Monday, and of course we’ll keep you informed. [here]
Shoprite Interest Up As Whitey Basson Sells Stock – The unprecedented move will add about R144m to Shoprite’s annual interest bill. [tlive]
North Korea Detains Another American Citizen – North Korea said on Sunday it has detained another U.S. citizen on suspicion of “hostile acts” against the state, which would make him the fourth American to be held by the isolated country amid heightened diplomatic tensions with Washington. [reuters]
Meghan Markle Invited To Pippa Middleton’s Wedding As She Is Spotted ‘Kissing’ Prince Harry – No royal romance is official, it seems, until the courting couple are spotted kissing at a polo match, so pictures of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle doing just that yesterday suggest they are one step closer to making their relationship official. [tele]
Kushner Family In Beijing: ‘Invest $500,000 And Immigrate’ To US – The Kushner family hopes to lure investments from wealthy business owners in China with the promise of American visas. [cnn]
Emma Watson And Millie Brown Lead Brit Charge At First Genderless MTV Awards – Emma Watson has said being awarded with the first prize for an actor that does not regard their gender is “very meaningful” [tele]
WIN 10 Large Butler’s Pizzas Here – It’s very easy to do and you will enjoy it – trust us… [here]
South Africans Who Invest In Classic Cars Are Making An Absolute Fortune – Classic cars in South Africa are making their mark as a lucrative investment strategy, but just which ones could make you millions? [here]
Nothing Can Prepare You For This Video Of Seth In His Bathrobe – International man of mystery Seth Rotherham lives the holiday, but it’s not often we get to snoop around his house while he lounges in a bathrobe. [here]
Miley Cyrus Responds To Backlash Over Comments About Hip-Hop Music – “When articles are read it isn’t always considered that for hours I’ve spoken with a journalist about my life” [huff]
Where Art Thou, ‘Cardenio’? Shakespeare’s Lost Play – Inspired by ‘Don Quixote,’ Shakespeare’s ‘Cardenio’ is believed to have been performed in 1612. But all written copies of the comedic drama have been lost. [beast]
Kenny Rogers Prepares To Hang Up His Microphone – It’s funny the things you covet most when you are a child – for country music superstar Kenny Rogers it was water sprinklers. [bbc]
Ukraine Bans Steven Seagal As Threat To National Security – Security service says it has forbidden Seagal entry into country for five years, after actor received Russian citizenship. [guardian]
Stephen Fry Reportedly Faces Blasphemy Probe After Calling God A ‘Maniac’ – The English comedian and atheist made the comments two years ago on an Irish TV program. [huff]
Conrad Hilton Held For Alleged Car Theft – The 23-year-old is reportedly found by police in the Bentley of his former girlfriend’s father. [sky]
The Silk Road’s First Kingpin Murder – How quickly life changes. One minute you’re making $300 a week as a college researcher—and the next you’re deciding if someone should live or die. [beast]
DON’T SAY WE DIDN’T TELL YOU…
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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, Make Sure You’re Using The Best – 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]
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It’s 2017, 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]
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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