SA’s Unemployment Rate Reaches Record High Above 30% – The agency only classifies people as unemployed if they are actively looking for work, which meant the unemployment rate was artificially low at 23.3% in the April-June quarter compared to 29.1% in the third quarter of last year.[mav]
Biden Win In Arizona ‘Confirmed’ As Analyst Says There Is Now No Way Back For Trump – President-elect Joe Biden has finally been announced as the winner in Arizona by one of the last remaining analysts to call the state, days after the Associated Press, Fox News and several other networks projected his victory. [ind]
Republicans Aren’t Conceding – And Democrats Are Bringing A Knife To A Gun Fight – The Republicans’ bid to overturn the election is a full-scale emergency – and yet the Democratic strategy seems to be to pretend it isn’t happening. [guardian]
More Republicans Urge Trump To Allow Biden Intelligence Briefings – More Republican lawmakers said on Thursday the Trump administration should allow Joe Biden to receive intelligence briefings, in a tacit acknowledgement the Democrat may soon occupy the White House despite the president’s refusal to concede. [f24]
Zuckerberg Defends Not Suspending Ex-Trump Aide Bannon From Facebook: Recording – Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg told an all-staff meeting on Thursday that former Trump White House adviser Steve Bannon had not violated enough of the company’s policies to justify his suspension when he urged beheading two senior U.S. officials. [reuters]
Multichoice Paid R1.3 Billion For A Fifth Of A Nigerian Bet Shop Known For 30% Commissions – South African pay TV company Multichoice has paid R1.3 billion – and may still pay another R500 million more – for a 20% stake in Nigerian sports-bet company BetKing, it disclosed on Thursday. [busins]
Cape Membership Package Covers Stay, Play, And Work Out Options – With overseas travel plans thrown out of the window, there’s never been a better time to make the most of the beautiful city we live in. [here]
House Of Prosecutor Trying Ace Magashule Burgled In Bloemfontein – Security for the prosecutor in charge of trying ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule and other businessmen accused of corruption in connection with the R255 million Free State asbestos audit contract has been thrown into jeopardy after his house was burgled. [n24]
Woman’s Headless Body Found At Durban Beach, Arms And Feet Cut Off – Police have opened an inquest docket following the discovery of a woman’s body that washed up at a Durban beach on Thursday afternoon. [iol]
Scientist Behind BioNTech/Pfizer Vaccine Says It Can End Pandemic – The scientist behind the first Covid-19 vaccine to clear interim clinical trials says he is confident his product can “bash the virus over the head” and put an end to the pandemic that has held the world hostage in 2020. [guardian]
Bitcoin Breaks Above $16,000 For The First Time Since January 2018 – Bitcoin briefly climbed above the $16,000 mark on Thursday, hitting a level not seen since early January 2018. [cnbc]
Cricket SA In A State Of Civil War After Members’ Council Defies Sports Minister – After two weeks of relative calm, Cricket South Africa exploded into conflict on Thursday as the Members’ Council rejected the authority of the newly appointed interim board. [mav]
Manchester United Quarterly Revenue Tumbles As Ticket Sales Suffer – Manchester United said late on Thursday its first-quarter revenue fell nearly 20%, as it continued to lose out on ticket sales from fans unable to attend matches due to the coronavirus crisis. [iol]
Today Was Supposed To Be Doomsday For TikTok—Here’s Why It’s Not – TikTok. Everything was supposed to come crashing down, fire-and-brimstone-style, around the social media app on November 12, the day when President Trump’s executive order targeting TikTok would go into effect and essentially make it illegal for the company to operate in the U.S. [forbes]
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The 80 Greatest Albums Of 1980 – What came out of all this was, arguably, the greatest year for great albums ever. [rollsto]
Prisoners Are Going Viral On TikTok – The videos—showing off commissary purchases, giving tutorials for heating food, and even dancing with cellmates—help to combat the stereotypes of incarceration. [vice]
Here’s How Many South Africans Have Moved To New Zealand Over The Last Year – Statistics New Zealand has published its latest travel and migration data, detailing how many South African migrants have arrived in the country over the last year. [btech]
Caprice Goes Braless Under A Pink Camisole – As she hits back after being ‘ridiculed’ for visiting a recording studio in lockdown. [dm]
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