BBC: South Africa Violence Targets Soweto’s Foreign-Owned Shops – Three people have been killed in South Africa during violence on Wednesday targeting foreign-owned businesses in Soweto, police say. [bbc]
MTN Investors Lost Billions In Less Than An Hour – And This May Be The Final Straw – MTN’s latest massive setback in Nigeria – which wiped out almost R6 billion of its value in some 45 minutes – may be the final straw for the company to leave the country, an analyst says. [busins]
Putin’s Financial ‘Consigliere’ Is Trying to Make Elon Musk’s Dream Come True – A sanctioned Russian fund managed to invest in Hyperloop. And now, U.S. officials and lawmakers are taking a fresh look at the deal. [beast]
NYT: Trump Tried To Buy, Bury Decades Of Dirt From National Enquirer – President Donald Trump sought to buy all the dirt on him collected by the tabloid National Enquirer and its parent company American Media Inc., according to a new report. [cnn]
‘The Bicycle Guy’ — Kenyan President Forgets Boris Johnson’s Name – Uhuru Kenyatta stumbles over name of former UK foreign secretary. [pol]
Wonga Collapses After Surge Of Customer Complaints – Payday lender files for administration in UK while overseas units continue to trade. [ft]
Heineken Comes Out Firing After Accusations Of Fake Beer In SA – Beer drinkers were up in arms last week, when a video spread that cast doubt on their favourite beer’s authenticity. Heineken has now hit back. [here]
How Kenya Airways Is Eating Hopeless SAA’s Lunch – The Kenyan airline wants to hire 100 pilots a year and add 20 new routes in the next five years. [busday]
A Low-Profile, Chinese Handset Maker Has Taken Over Africa’s Mobile Market – The first African facility for the Chinese phone maker Transsion Holdings is tucked away in a nondescript area, down an unpaved road in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa. Here, several hundred employees sit in low plastic stools in neat assembly lines carefully handling various phone accessories. [qz]
Princess Diana Had A Burka Designed For Her 1986 Visit To Saudi Arabia – Princess Diana asked her wedding dress designers David and Elizabeth Emanuel to come up with. [mirror]
The US Open Has Apologized For Penalizing Alizé Cornet For Taking Off Her Shirt – “We regret that a Code Violation was assessed to Ms. Cornet yesterday,” the organization said in a statement. [buzz]
Gary Kirsten Lands Major IPL Coaching Gig – Former Proteas batsman and coach Gary Kirsten has been appointed as head coach and mentor of the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise, Royal Challenges Bangalore (RCB). [s24]
This Is Our Favourite SA Booze Delivery App – Ever arrived empty handed to a dinner party? Ever wanted to throw or attend that last minute braai, but the shops are closed? There’s an app for that. [here]
Gerard Depardieu Faces Investigation Over Alleged Rapes And Sex Assaults – French star Gerard Depardieu is facing a probe over alleged “rapes and sexual assaults”, a judicial source told AFP on Thursday. [tele]
Jamie Oliver: ‘We Had Simply Run Out Of Cash’ – The celebrity chef on a year of redundancies, restaurant closures and public criticism. [ft]
Extreme Vespas In Indonesia – In Pictures – Hundreds of Indonesians gather in Java each year to celebrate their love of the world-renowned Italian scooter – and many customise their rides to resemble punk mutants straight out of Mad Max. [guardian]
27 Meaningful Tattoos For Introverts – Tattoos not only make a style statement — they can also reflect someone’s personality. [mash]
Ariana Grande’s Massive New Anime Tattoo Covers Most Of Her Forearm – God is a woman, and she certainly has a fondness for anime. [huff]
New York Renamed ‘Jewtropolis’ In Map hack – New York City was briefly renamed “Jewtropolis” in mapping software used by social media site Snapchat and others. [bbc]
Ed Sheeran Will Play Himself In Danny Boyle’s Untitled Beatles-Inspired Movie – The film focuses on a singer-songwriter who wakes up one day as the only person who remembers the Fab Four. [nme]
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]
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]
The Ultimate Tool For Every Business Owner And Potential Employee – Whether you’re looking for a career change, or your business needs to find the best person for the job, Fortune 500 company ManpowerGroup SA have you covered. [hired]
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]
It’s Never Been Easier To Be A Kiff Person – Everyone wants to be a good person who feels all warm and fuzzy inside. If you’re not sure where to start, here’s a very deserving charity that needs your help. [bekiff]
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% off the first month’ deal – no strings attached! You can take your stuff out after one month – no problem! [check it out]
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 directly 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]
Dabbling In The Stock Market Made Easy – Finally, there’s an online investment platform which makes it fun, easy and cheap for anyone to buy shares. Get involved for as little as R5. [easyequities]
So These Guys Are Apparently The Top SA Winery Of The Past 10 Years – You’ve tasted Chocolate Block, right? Of course you have, so make 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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