U.S. Banks Have Lost More Than $1 Billion On Steinhoff Loans – Four of the nation’s biggest U.S. lenders disclosed more than $1 billion mark-to-market losses and charge-offs on margin loans and other debt tied to the embattled South African retailer in their fourth-quarter results. Citigroup Inc. led the pack with about $370 million, followed by Bank of America Corp.’s $292 million. [bloom]
South Africa’s Companies Regulator Charges KPMG, McKinsey, SAP – South Africa’s Companies and Intellectual Property Commission laid criminal charges against the local units of audit firm KPMG LLP, management consultants McKinsey & Co. and software giant SAP SE. [bloom]
North And South Korea Will March Together Under One Flag At The Olympics – North and South Korea plan to march under a united flag at the 2018 Winter Olympics opening ceremonies and compete together on their first joint Olympic team — a diplomatic breakthrough that suggests a thaw in tensions between the two nations. [vox]
InTouch To Drop 5,000 Words From Stormy Daniels On Sex With Trump – According to a magazine source, the transcript contains details of ‘[w]hat he’s like in bed, pillow talk, she talks about what he’s like down there…’ [intouch]
Michael Wolff’s ‘Fire And Fury’ To Become TV Series – Endeavor Content — the financing and sales arm formed in October between sister companies William Morris Endeavor and IMG — has purchased film and television rights to the No. 1 best-selling book. The massive deal is said to be in the seven-figure range. [hollyrep]
‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Director James Gunn Offers $100,000 If Trump Will Step On A Scale – James Gunn, director of the two “Guardians of the Galaxy” films, is offering $100,000 if President Donald Trump will step on a scale. [huff]
Steve Bannon To Meet With Mueller’s Investigators Instead Of Testifying – Bannon is expected to be interviewed by prosecutors instead of testifying before a grand jury, after he received a subpoena. [guardian]
‘My Life Is Hell’ – Furious Parent After Naked Photo Was Shared On WhatsApp Group – The woman who mistakenly shared a naked photo of herself on a parents’ WhatsApp group isn’t the only one whose life has been turned upside down by the incident. [n24]
Rupert Murdoch Hospitalised – Rupert Murdoch suffered a serious back injury while vacationing on his son Lachlan’s yacht in the Caribbean earlier this month, three sources familiar with the incident told Vanity Fair. The 86-year-old media mogul was helicoptered off the boat. [vanfair]
It Looks Like Apple Is Bringing Back Home Nearly All Of Its $250 Billion In Foreign Cash – Apple just announced on Wednesday it will bring back hundreds of billions of dollars from overseas to fund investment in the U.S. and likely increase its capital returns. [cnbc]
This Is The Bestselling Alcohol On Takealot – Takealot’s bestseller lists say a lot about South Africa’s online spending habits, so let’s pop in and see what alcohol is on everyone’s lips. [here]
Selma Blair Says James Toback Threatened To Murder Her And ‘Gouge Her Eyes Out’ If She Spoke Out About Him – She told Vanity Fair that Toback held her in a hotel room against her will during a meeting which concluded with him ejaculating on her leg. [wmag]
Oscar-Tipped Actor Gives Salary From Woody Allen Film To Charity – The star of Oscar-tipped drama Call Me By Your Name has announced he is giving his entire salary for appearing in Woody Allen’s next film to charity. [bbc]
Even Selena Gomez’s Mom Can’t Make Her Denounce Woody Allen – Greta Gerwig, Mira Sorvino, and Timothée Chalamet have all expressed regret for working with the filmmaker accused of child abuse. But not Gomez, who stars in his next film. [beast]
Aziz Ansari And The Line Between Jerk And Predator – Lost in the conversation about newsworthiness and privacy is an uncomfortable truth about young people, sexuality, and consent. [beast]
Aunt Of 13 Shackled Kids Claims Their Dad Would Watch Her In The Shower – The aunt of 13 siblings allegedly held captive by their parents broke down during a Wednesday, January 17, appearance on Good Morning America. [usm]
10 Instagram Posts That Showcase The Best Camps Bay Has To Offer – While strutting your stuff in Camps Bay, it’s not difficult to come across spectacular moments that scream “live the holiday”. Of course Instagram has them in spades. [here]
My Year Of Living Ignorantly: I Entered A News Blackout The Day Trump Was Elected – Being a news junkie left me well-informed but simmering with rage. Unplugging from the media made me feel better, but is it a cop-out? [guardian]
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Everyone’s Talking About Bitcoin And It’s Time You Got Involved – Buy Bitcoin right now from your phone with Luno’s incredibly simple to use app. Takes five minutes. [luno]
Local Booze Delivery App Will Save Your Life This Silly Season – We’ve always wondered when someone was going to nail the booze delivery game. It’s now impossible to leave the house without hitting traffic so this is just in time. [cheers]
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Heads Up, We’re Also After Quality Coffee – How many times have you started your road trip with a crummy cup of coffee from a petrol station? We’ve had enough, and thankfully vida e caffè have decided to step up to the plate. [covfefe]
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Everyone’s Talking About Streaming These Days – There’s a world of entertainment out there, but if you want to get with the program then there’s no better place to start than Showmax. [here]
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]
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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