Oxford College Backs Removal Of Cecil Rhodes Statue – Oriel College launches independent commission to examine key issues around imperialist’s statue. [guardian]
Trump Asked China’s Xi Jinping To Help Him Win 2020 Election, Bolton Claims – The president is “stunningly uninformed on how to run the White House, let alone the huge government”, the bombshell book says. [sky]
Rayshard Brooks Shooting: US Policeman Faces Murder Charge – A police officer who fatally shot a fleeing black man in the back last week in Atlanta, Georgia, will be charged with murder and assault, officials say. [bbc]
US Stockpile Stuck With 63 Million Doses Of Hydroxychloroquine – The federal government is stuck with 63 million doses of hydroxychloroquine now that the US Food and Drug Administration has revoked permission for the drug to be distributed to treat coronavirus patients. [cnn]
India Is Planning To Build The ‘World’s Largest’ Quarantine Facility – Delhi, already struggling to cope with its 44,000 cases, is scrambling to prepare for 450,000 infections in 45 days. [vice]
Hillary Clinton Says Coronavirus ‘Sums Up Donald Trump’s Failures’ – As She Tells Him To ‘Just Go Away’ – The former Democratic presidential candidate says she believes Donald Trump has become “bored” with the pandemic. [sky]
High Court Ruling Has Important SARS Tax Collection Implications – The Pretoria High Court has ruled in favour of the taxpayer in a recent court case, which has implications for how SARS collects your tax. [here]
Cocaine Hotline: Police Bust Elaborate Madrid Drug Ring – Spanish police have dismantled an elaborate cocaine distribution ring in Madrid which had more than 2,000 customers, delivery time guarantees and a loyalty reward system, and adapted tactics to keep running during the COVID-19 lockdown. [nyt]
How Restaurants Expect To Operate Under ‘Advanced’ Level 3 Lockdown – A number of businesses would be able to reopen under an ‘advanced’ level 3 lockdown, including sit-down restaurants, says small business development minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni. [btech]
Kim Kardashian West Is The Next Superstar Celebrity To Snag An Exclusive Podcast Deal With Spotify – The deal follows Spotify’s landmark contract last month with podcast juggernaut Joe Rogan, who is moving his podcast The Joe Rogan Experience to the music streaming platform this later this year. [verge]
Van Gogh And Gauguin Letter About Brothel Visit Sells For 210,000 Euros – A letter penned by artists Vincent Van Gogh and Paul Gauguin, which details their visits to brothels, has been sold at auction for €210,600 ($236,632; £188,538). [bbc]
Facebook And Instagram Will Let Users ‘Turn Off’ All Political Ads For The 2020 Election – Critics say Facebook is actively enabling the spread of political misinformation online, but the social network has now come up with its own idiosyncratic solution: shift responsibility to the public at large by letting users “turn off” political ads they don’t like. [verge]
Kristen Stewart To Play Princess Diana In New Film Spencer – Jackie film-maker Pablo Larraín to direct drama that takes place over weekend when Diana decided marriage was not working. [guardian]
Illegal Cigarettes Are ‘More Profitable Than Heroin’ – Here’s how they’re getting into SA. [busins]
Serena Williams Says She’ll Play In The 2020 US Open – The 23-time Grand Slam champion announced her intentions in a taped video message revealed Wednesday by the USTA. [espn]
Actor Danny Masterson Arrested On Rape Charges In Los Angeles – Actor Danny Masterson, best known for his role on “That ’70s Show,” was charged with three counts of rape, Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey announced Wednesday. [cnn]
Cricket South Africa Launches 3-Team Solidarity Cup – Live cricket is set to return to South Africa’s sports screens after Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Wednesday launched the inaugural Solidarity Cup. [sport24]
Weirdest Items We Found On ‘Worst Things For Sale’ Blog – What do you get somebody who has everything? Well, if you’re looking for some ‘out there’ present ideas, you’re in luck. [here]
GoldFish, PJ Powers, Barry Hilton, And Others Are Jolling This Saturday – This weekend, you can join some of South Africa’s top acts for a jol, from your living room, in a free live-streaming event. [here]
Prince William Has Been ‘Keeping Tabs’ On His Brother Harry In The US – Via ‘low key and casual’ Zoom chats. [dm] Very chilled..
Louis Theroux Is CONVINCED He Met Anonymous Street Artist Banksy – While watching Peter Crouch at a football match in 2001. [dm]
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]
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