Harvey Weinstein Charged With Sexual Assault And Rape – Weinstein faces new felony charges of forcible rape, forcible oral copulation, sexual penetration by use of force and sexual battery by restraint. [cnn]
Weinstein Accused Of ‘Acting’ As He Shuffles Into Court On Zimmer Frame – Weinstein, 67, had surgery on his back in December following an August car crash. His haggard, hunched appearances at pre-trial hearings have shocked onlookers. [telegraph]
Zimbabwe Vice-President’s Wife, Accused Of Trying To Kill Him In A South African Hospital, Gets Bail – Marry Mubaiwa, 38, who is the wife of VP Constantino Chiwenga, 63, was arrested last month on allegations of attempted murder and fraud. [news24]
UK Pulls Staff At Iranian And Iraqi Embassies As PM Distances Himself From Trump Threats To Cultural Sites – The US president has threatened to target Iranian cultural sites and sanction Iraq if it kicks US troops out. [skynews]
Australia Fires: Almost 2 000 Homes Destroyed In Marathon Crisis – Almost 2,000 houses have been confirmed destroyed in Australia’s months-long bushfire crisis, as crews prepare frantically for more forecast danger. [bbc]
Johann Rupert Replaces Nicky Oppenheimer As SA’s Richest Man – According to Bloomberg, Rupert’s net worth is now $7.36 billion, or roughly R105 billion, compared to $6.55 billion in 2019. [businsider]
Finland’s New Prime Minister Wants Her Country On A Four-Day Workweek – Sanna Marin, the world’s youngest sitting prime minister, said the policy would allow people to spend more time with their families. [quartz]
Uber Unveils Flying Car – Uber Technologies Inc. is working on a flying car with Hyundai Motor Co., the first automaker to buy into Uber’s dream for a network of air taxis dotting the skies of major cities. [mybb]
More Than 60 000 Mexicans Have Disappeared Amid Drug War – While hundreds of cases date to the 1960s, over 97% have been reported since 2006, when Mexico launched an all-out offensive targeting drug trafficking and criminal organizations. [washpost]
Brace For More Stage 6 Load-Shedding As Eskom Breakdowns Rise – Stage 6 load-shedding, which has happened only once before, looks set to become a far more common occurrence as Eskom’s plant breakdowns remain at dangerously high levels. [busday]
Wine Fundis Should Look Out For These Five Changes In 2020 – Serious global concern about the effect of climate change on wine has sparked some creativity in the industry, and wine may never be the same again. [here]
Ronaldo Scores Second-Half Hat-Trick As Juve Thump Cagliari – Ronaldo, who completed the 36th league hat-trick of his career, took his tally this season to 15 goals, including 13 in Serie A. [iol]
SA’s De Villiers Wins Dakar Second Stage, Alonso Loses Wheel – South African driver Giniel De Villiers won the second stage of the Dakar Rally on Monday while former Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso was “glad to be able to continue”. [ewn]
Africa’s Best Darts Player – Devon Petersen, Africa’s No. 1 darts player, conquered the continent and then shifted his focus to Europe by settling in England. Now he wants to give back to his old neighbourhood. [newframe]
Let it Go! Why The Mayor Of Hallstatt Is Telling Frozen Fans To Stay Away – The tiny Austrian village was reportedly the inspiration for Arendelle in the Disney film – and up to 10,000 tourists overwhelm it each day. [guardian]
Sex Workers Are Raising Hundreds Of Thousands To Fight Australia’s Bushfires, One Nude At A Time – These women are selling nudes in exchange for proof of donation to fire relief efforts in Australia. [vice]
Jennifer Aniston’s Face Journey Was A Highlight Of The Evening At The 2020 Golden Globes – With both Aniston and ex-husband Pitt in attendance at Sunday night’s awards, fans were eager to see if there would be any interactions between the two. [time]
Taylor Swift Embraces Boyfriend Joe Alwyn – Their most public show of affection yet as the two party post-Globes. [dmail]
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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