Julian Assange: Sweden Drops Rape Investigation – Assange, who denies the accusation, has avoided extradition to Sweden for seven years after seeking refuge at the Ecuadorean embassy in London in 2012. [bbc]
Prominent NPA Advocate Dies After Court Shooting Accident – “It is alleged that the weapon was brought to court to be entered as evidence in a house robbery case when it accidentally discharged in court,” said Brigadier Jay Naicker. [news24]
No More Government Bailouts For SAA, Says Gordhan After Meeting Unions – “The pattern of bailouts has become a moral hazard,” he said. [timeslive]
Secretive Energy Startup Backed By Bill Gates Achieves Solar Breakthrough – Heliogen, a clean energy company, said it has discovered a way to use artificial intelligence and a field of mirrors to reflect so much sunlight that it generates extreme heat. [cnn]
Nat Geo Lists Seven Stunning Places You Need To Visit In SA – National Geographic is making sure that this summer’s visitors make the most of what we have on offer. Locals should take note, too. [here]
Edging Closer To Trump: Key Takeaways From Tuesday’s Impeachment Hearings – Witnesses who listened to president’s call with Zelenskiy testify publicly for the first time. [guardian]
Prince Andrew Shunned By More Organisations After Controversial Interview – Charitable partners and educational institutions began to distance themselves from him. [time]
Hitler’s Birthplace To Be Turned Into Police Station – Extremists have been travelling to the town to have their pictures taken in front of the house, news agency DPA reported, citing local witnesses. [dw]
Decomposed Body Found Along Misty Cliffs Shore – Ocean View SAPS members attended to a complainant of a passer-by who was walking the dogs and found a body along the shore between Misty Cliffs Scarborough and Witsands Soetwater, Ocean View. [iol]
Jeffrey Epstein’s Ex-Housekeeper Facebook Photos Show Her With Prince Andrew, Bill Clinton – A trove of Facebook photos posted by Jeffrey Epstein’s ex-housekeeper Jun-Lyn Fontanilla show her with a slew of his famous friends. [forbes]
Telkom Rubbishes Talk Of Hostile Bid For Cell C – Speculation that the company was looking to buy up Cell C’s debt. [moneyweb]
The 50 Best Nonfiction Books of the Past 25 Years – Slate’s books team selects the definitive works of reporting, memoir, and argument of the past quarter-century. [slate]
The ‘Dark’ Tales Behind Seven Popular Nursery Rhymes – Epidemics, religious persecution, unmarried mothers and taxes all play a part in the poems we tell to kids. [skynews]
Mauricio Pochettino Given The Boot By Spurs – “The club can today announce that Mauricio Pochettino and his coaching staff Jesus Perez, Miguel D’Agostino and Antoni Jimenez have been relieved of their duties,” Tottenham said in a statement. [sport24]
Qatar To Use Cruise Ships As Floating Hotels For 2022 World Cup – Organisers will hire two ships from MSC Cruises offering a combined capacity of more than 4,000 guests. The vessels’ on-board features include swimming pools, spas, and play areas. [telegraph]
Move Over, Horoscopes – This Fortune Teller Guarantees A Smile – Tired of being told that you will be faced with a decision this week, or that you might meet someone? Let’s enjoy a fortune teller that guarantees a smile. [here]
Naomi Campbell Brushed Off Connections To Harvey Weinstein And Jeffrey Epstein – “I’ve met thousands of people at events and been photographed with them – there are pictures of me with everyone. Are you going to single me out?” [businsider]
Emilia Clarke Said She’s Been Pressured To Do Nude Scenes To Not ‘Disappoint’ Fans – The actor credits her former “Game of Thrones” co-star, Jason Momoa, for helping her learn how to set boundaries on set. [huffpost]
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]
It’s Time You Treat Your Pet To The Finer Things In Life – It’s all good and well posting pictures of your furry friends on social media, but you don’t want people talking about how you’re skimping on the treats. Do better. [petculture]
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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 directly from Malawi. Hand-Made cane furniture – buy online and have it delivered! [check it out]
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