George Clooney’s Tequila Company Sold For Up To $1 Billion – George Clooney is an award-winning actor, a new father and a world-class prankster. Now he can add “start-up founder who hit the jackpot” to his résumé. [nyt]
Boris Becker Declared Bankrupt – Three-time Wimbledon tennis champion Boris Becker has been declared bankrupt by a London bankruptcy court. [bbc]
Van Breda, State Win SCA Appeal Over Trial Livestream – Murder-accused Henri van Breda has won his battle in the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in Bloemfontein to prohibit Media24 from livestreaming his trial. [n24]
You’re A Rich Bank, Absa – Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has said Absa must pay back R1.25 billion from a lifeboat loan it received during the apartheid era. [huff]
Parliament To Summon Guptas, Zuma’s Son As State Capture Probe Witnesses – Parliament has spoken. It wants Gupta brothers Ajay and Atul, and President Jacob Zuma’s son, Duduzane, listed as witnesses in a coming parliamentary inquiry. [tlive]
Prince Harry Says No One In The Royal Family Wants To Be King Or Queen – Prince Harry has suggested that no one in the Royal Family wants to take over from the Queen. [sky]
2 Cosby Holdouts Prevented Guilty Verdict, Juror Says – In an exclusive interview with ABC News, a juror in the Bill Cosby sexual assault case said that after dozens of hours of grueling deliberations in a tiny room, 10 of the 12 jurors agreed he was guilty on two counts. On a third count, only one of the jurors believed he was guilty. [abc]
Donald Trump Ruthlessly Mocks Soul-Searching Democrats After Georgia Special Election Loss – It was the fourth loss in a row for the Democrats since the President was elected. [ind]
Trump Says He Doesn’t Want Poor People In Charge Of The Economy – “If you insist, I’ll do it, but I like it better this way.” [huff]
Your New Favourite Lunch Spot – Cool French tunes, warm heaters and daily gourmet hot lunch ‘Plat du Jour’ served in the heart of Cape Town’s CBD (113 Loop Street). It’s no wonder Cafe du Cap has become a daily regular for travel-loving Capetonians. Enjoy the latest issues of FT Weekend, Conde Nast Traveler, Architectural Digest and Monocle whilst you’re at it. [CafeduCap]
Boy, 14, Investigated After Thai King Shot With Plastic Bullets In Germany – German prosecutors said on Wednesday they were investigating a 14-year-old boy suspected of shooting plastic bullets from a toy gun at the King of Thailand who was cycling near Munich late one evening earlier this month. The king was not hurt. [tele]
Saudi King Ousts Nephew To Name Son As First In Line To Throne – Mohammed bin Nayef replaced by Mohammed bin Salman, 31-year-old in charge of economy and war in Yemen. [guardian]
Massive Probe: Leo DiCaprio’s Art, Miranda Kerr’s Jewelry – The Justice Department files lawsuits to seize assets allegedly bought with money stolen from a Malaysian investment fund, including a $250 million yacht. [wsj]
Men Wear Skirts To Work To Protest Shorts Ban In Europe Heatwave – Men in France, Sweden and the UK are protesting their company’s shorts ban by wearing dresses and skirts to work. [ibt]
The Secrets Behind Kim Jong Un’s Personal Piggy Bank – When the world’s most mysterious leader arrives for a parade, he steps out of a black Mercedes Benz and onto a red carpet. But who sold North Korea’s Supreme Leader a brand new, top-of-the-line limousine? [cnn]
The Public Has Voted And These Are South Africa’s Top 10 Steakhouses – After a month of public voting, we now have a list of the country’s best steakhouses. If meat is your thing you’ll want to check this out. [here]
‘Kingdom’ Is The Best Show You’re Not Watching – A rich family drama set around the sport of MMA, “Kingdom” is currently in its third season. If you haven’t watched it, this is why you need to start. [here]
Ethiopia’s Coffee Farmers Are ‘On The Front Lines Of Climate Change’ – Ethiopia gave the world Coffea arabica. But the effects of climate change – higher temperatures and less rainfall – could take a toll on the country’s ability to farm this treasured crop. In parts of Ethiopia, spring and summer rains have already declined by 15 percent to 20 percent since the 1970s. [npr]
New Zealand’s Net Migration Hits Record High – Those arriving outstrip those leaving by 73,000 in past year, with Chinese as biggest group of migrants, followed by UK and Australia. [guardian]
Married Teacher, 36, Is Banned From Classrooms For Life – For nine-month affair with 18-year-old student she nicknamed ‘The A Team’ after luring him with naked photos of herself on Facebook. [dm]
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, 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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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]
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]
South Africans Are Drinking Quality Beer Now So Get With The Programme – Stop being that person who is silently judged at every braai, and get your hands on the tastiest beer the country has to offer. [cheers]
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]
GetSmarter’s Online Courses Are Changing The Business World As We Know It – It’s never ideal to get left behind at work, and given how quickly things change these days fine-tuning and increasing your skill set is more important than ever [getsmarter]
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]
Calling The Home DIY Do-It-Alls – If you’re using a drill around the house and you don’t have a Drilby then grow up. A hundred bucks and you can kiss that dust goodbye [drilby]
So These Guys Are Apparently The Top SA Winery Of The Past 10 Years – You’ve tasted Chocolate Block, right? Of course you have, somake sure you arrive at every dinner party with a bottle of the best [boekenhout]
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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