South Africa’s Power Cuts Expected To End Friday As Generators Return Online – South Africa will experience power cuts for a third day on Friday but is unlikely to be affected through the weekend as more generating units return to service, utility Eskom acting chief executive said on Thursday. [mav]
The Turkish President Apparently Threw Trump’s Ridiculous Letter In The Trash – Welcome to the second day of the terrifying Trump letter saga. [mash]
Porn Site Pulls Video Allegedly Featuring Former Bishops Teacher – A free pornographic website has removed an explicit video purportedly of Fiona Viotti who resigned from Bishops Diocesan College in Cape Town amid allegations of a sexual affair with a matric pupil. [n24]
Boris Johnson Plays Numbers Game After Securing Brexit Deal – PM insists he is ‘very confident’ his deal will be approved by parliament on Saturday. [guardian]
Australian Racehorse Slaughter Allegations Prompt Investigation – Australian authorities have launched an investigation into suspected animal cruelty after a TV report revealed the alleged mass slaughter of racehorses. [bbc]
Mark Zuckerberg On Lies In Political Ads: ‘I Don’t Think It’s Right For A Private Company To Censor Politicians’ – Mark Zuckerberg defended Facebook’s policy of letting politicians lie in political ads — along with free speech more broadly — in a speech today at Georgetown University. [verge]
Rand Jumps On News Of South Africa’s New Energy Plan – Government has approved the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP2019) which provides a blueprint for South Africa’s envisaged energy mix. [btech]
SA Millennials Are Growing Really Tired Of The Credit Trap – Of the 25 million credit-active people in South Africa, 40% are not using credit responsibly, which leads to a great deal of debt and stress. [here]
Mind Your Language! Boks Brace For Japan’s Afrikaans Threat – For the fourth match in a row, the Springboks will face a team that either has Afrikaans speakers or South African-born coaches or players in the squad. [s24]
Snowy 2.0: Australia’s Divisive Plan For A Vast Underground ‘Battery’ – Far beneath a national park in one of the coldest parts of Australia is where the government wants to build a hugely ambitious project: a power station capable of generating 10% of the nation’s energy. [bbc]
Shaky California Turns On Its Long-Awaited Quake Alert App – Quakes can’t be predicted. But unassuming Californians can now be alerted that a significant temblor has hit and it’s time to promptly “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” before their world starts shaking. [mash]
Americans Becoming Less Christian As Over A Quarter Follow No Religion – The United States is becoming a less Christian country, and the decline in religious affiliation is particularly rapid among younger Americans, new figures show. [guardian]
SABC Confirms ‘End Of An Era’ As Final Episode Of ‘Top Billing’ Airs On Saturday – The SABC has released an official statement on the cancellation of the long-running lifestyle show Top Billing. [n24]
When Did Deleting A Relationship From Your Phone Get This Hard? – The list of things I’ve had to do to scrub my relationship from my phone is long and depraved. [vice]
Did You Know? – Chappies is turning 70 – and we just learnt where its facts come from. [busins]
Justin Bieber Says He And Taylor Swift Have ‘Always Been Cool’ – When asked about his feud with the pop star. [dm] Fascinating!
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