Wendy Lucas-Bull To Be New Shoprite Chair As Christo Wiese Finally Steps Down – Lucas-Bull, currently chair of Absa Group, will take over in mid-November as shareholders finally see Wiese move aside. [bidet]
President Donald Trump Tweets He And First Lady Melania Trump Test Positive For COVID-19 – President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump tested positive for coronavirus, the President announced early Friday morning. [cnn]
H&M Plans To Close 250 Stores – World’s second-largest clothing retailer to renegotiate leases as chain steps up digital investments. [ft]
Brexit: EU Starts Legal Action Against UK Over Deal Breach Plan – The EU has begun legal proceedings against the UK after it refused to ditch plans to override sections of its Brexit divorce deal. [bbc]
Slain Detective Charl Kinnear Was On The Trail Of ‘Gauteng Mafia’ – Sources close to Kinnear have revealed that the detective, who was investigating a nationwide gun-licensing racket involving SAPS officials and gangsters, was closing in on the ‘Gauteng mafia’ and its illicit gold and diamond dealings. [mav]
Facebook Will Ban Ads That Wrongly Claim Election Victory – The social platform already said it would reject political ads claiming a premature win. [verge] Because of the impending civil war?
Heiress Sentenced To Nearly Seven Years In Nxivm Case, More Than Recommended Sentence – Clare Bronfman, heiress to the Seagram liquor fortune, was sentenced to nearly seven years in prison Wednesday — more than the five-year sentence prosecutors had recommended. [cnn]
Former Woolworths Boss Ian Moir’s R44 Million Farewell – Retail group Woolworths has published its integrated annual report for the 2020 financial year, revealing the pay structure for its top executives – including the farewell package for former boss, Ian Moir. [btech]
Banker Acquitted In FCA WhatsApp Trial – A former banker who was charged over deleting his WhatsApp messages in an insider dealing investigation has been acquitted by a jury. [ft]
Hours After Travel Ban Is Lifted, First Flight From Europe Lands In Joburg – Lufthansa became the first international airline to resume its scheduled service to South Africa, after government lifted the international travel ban for leisure travellers on Thursday. [busins]
Japan: Man Admits Nine Murders After Contacting Suicidal People Via Twitter – In case that has shocked country and led to new Twitter rules, Takahiro Shiraishi assaulted and strangled victims. [guardian]
Meet Curly, The Curling Robot That Beats The Pros – Curling is one of the world’s most precise sports. An ice-going, stone-throwing robot just mastered it. [wired]
Why The New Learjet 75 Liberty Could Disrupt The Light Jet Segment – The Liberty was created to boost the brand’s future. [robbreport]
Harry And Meghan Call For End To ‘Structural Racism In UK’ As Prince Reveals His ‘Awakening’ Since Marriage – Harry said that he was not aware of the race issues around the world and UK – even though he thought he was. [sky]
Nüshu: China’s Secret Female-Only Language – China’s south-eastern Hunan province is where Nüshu was born: the only writing system in the world created and used exclusively by women. [bbc]
Skyscraper Plans Unveiled For Record-Breaking $3B Plot Of Land – A glass skyscraper inspired by a blossoming flower is set to rise on one of the most expensive plots of land ever sold. [cnn]
Explosive Amazon Warehouse Data Suggests Serious Injuries Have Been On The Rise For Years And Robots Have Made The Job More Dangerous – Leaked data obtained by the investigative-journalism site Reveal about injury rates inside Amazon warehouses suggests the company has publicly downplayed how dangerous its warehouses are for workers. [busins]
Government Will Redistribute Over 500,000 Hectares Of Land In South Africa – Here’s How It Will Work – Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development minister Thoko Didiza has announced plans to distribute agricultural state land as part of the government’s land reform programme. [btech]
Afrojack Just Married Elettra Miura Lamborghini, Granddaughter Of Lamborghini’s Founder – Elettra Miura Lamborghini, daughter of Tonino Lamborghini, son of Ferruccio Lamborghini, just married Afrojack. [youredm]
From Cleopatra To The Fairy-Tale King: A Brief History Of Royally Big Spenders – Sure, our current royals may have some lavish homes—but have any of them ever swallowed a pearl just to win a bet? [vanfair]
Kris Jenner And Kourtney Kardashian Deny Sexual Harassment Suit – After former bodyguard claims he was massaged without his consent, touched on his ‘rear end’ and flashed at while he protected them. [dm]
See Paramedics Test A Jet Suit That Can Fly Up Mountains – An ambulance service in the UK’s Lake District has tested a new jet suit that could help “save lives,” according to the paramedics. [cnn]
DON’T SAY WE DIDN’T TELL YOU…
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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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