Christo Wiese Wants Lanzerac Wine Estate Back, Says Markus Jooste Tricked Him Into Selling – In 2012, Wiese sold the wine farm, which includes a 5-star hotel, to what was described as a “foreign consortium” for an undisclosed sum. [fin24]
US Left To Depend On Taliban For Safe Exit From Afghanistan Defeat – The depth of the mess the United States finds itself in Afghanistan is encapsulated by the fact that it must now effectively rely on its enemy as it extricates itself from the humiliating endgame. [cnn]
Afghanistan: Who’s Who In The Taliban Leadership– It is not yet known who will take charge of the new government. But what do we know about who is leading the Taliban today? [bbc]
553 New Covid-19 Deaths And 10,685 More Cases Recorded In 24 Hours – The Western Cape remains the virus epicentre, with 2,745 Covid-19 infections in the past 24 hours, followed by KwaZulu-Natal (2,288), the Eastern Cape (1,831) and Gauteng (1,221). [timeslive]
South Africa Is Looking At Its Semigration Problems – As More People Flock To These Areas – Treasury said that the country’s eight major metropolitan municipalities bear the burden of urbanisation and are now home to more than 40% of the population. [bustech]
Survivors Of Haiti Earthquake Pummelled By Tropical Storm – Criticism mounts over government’s response to disaster, which has killed more than 1,900 people. [ft]
Coffee 101: Single-Origin Versus Blend – Once people start taking the time to learn the story behind the coffee, like the processes and the growing, they generally appreciate it more. [here]
Nando’s Forced To Shut Outlets Through Covid-Related Shortages – Chicken restaurant chain says it expects closures to be temporary as it seconds staff to suppliers. [guardian]
Eavesdropping On The Sky: Backstory Of MeerKAT And SKA – The story of how a shy radio astronomer from the Eastern Cape came to be a central character in building one of the world’s most sensitive scientific instruments involves a series of unlikely events. [dailymav]
The What, Why, And How Of Investing In Uniswap – The cryptocurrency market offers a dynamic, rapidly shifting, and growing world of opportunity if you know where to start looking. [here]
Pharmacist Faces Decades In Prison For Allegedly Selling Vaccine Cards On eBay – Tangtang Zhao worked for an unnamed nationwide pharmacy chain that distributed the COVID-19 vaccine. [vice]
Pupils Try To Avoid Exam By Setting School Hall On Fire – The students’ attempt to avoid their exam was foiled, when the school made them write the assessment outside. [citizen]
Rassie ‘The Waterboy’ Is Back Pitchside For Pumas Clash – Against the Pumas last week, Erasmus was absent from his water-carrying duties, with Duane Vermeulen instead fulfilling that role. [iol]
Robert Durst Testifies He Would Lie To Get Out Of Trouble – The accused murderer told the court that he was “mostly” telling the truth, but admitted, “there are certain things I would lie about, certain very important things.” [huffpost]
R Kelly: A Timeline Of Allegations – Robert Sylvester Kelly is facing multiple charges in New York, Illinois and Minnesota, and is set to go on trial on racketeering, sexual abuse and bribery charges. [sky]
Lady Gaga’s Dog Walker ‘Abandoned And Unsupported’ After Shooting – Lady Gaga’s ‘hero’ dog walker says he felt ‘abandoned’ after being shot on the job, left homeless and begging for money online. [newsau]
Dua Lipa Leaves Little To The Imagination – She shows off her enviable figure in a barely-there crochet bikini in Ibiza. [dmail]
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