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China Banned The Sale Of Tiger Bones So Traders Are Importing South African Lion Parts Instead – The ban on tiger trading in China is causing importers to use South African lion parts to make traditional tiger-based medicines, according to a report by the Environment Investigation Agency (EIA). [qz]

Trump Says Transgender People Will Not Be Allowed In The Military – President Trump abruptly announced a ban on transgender people serving in the military on Wednesday, blindsiding his defense secretary and Republican congressional leaders with a snap decision that reversed a year-old policy reviled by social conservatives. [nyt]

Donald Trump’s Mount Rushmore ‘Joke’ Goes Down As You’d Expect – “Trump is now musing about whether he should be on Mt Rushmore while also insisting that’s not what he’s really doing.” [huff]

Foxconn Announces New Factory In Wisconsin In Much-Needed Win For Trump And Scott Walker – Foxconn, one of the world’s largest electronics manufacturers, unveiled plans Wednesday to build a $10 billion factory in southeastern Wisconsin, delivering a much-needed win for President Trump and Gov. Scott Walker. [washpo]

Britain To Ban Sale Of All Diesel And Petrol Cars And Vans From 2040 – Plans follow French commitment to take polluting vehicles off the road owing to effect of poor air quality on people’s health. [guardian]

Grace Mugabe Admits ‘Sleepless Nights’ As Sons Go Wild In SA… Suspects ‘Evil Spirits’ – Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe has reportedly admitted that her two sons – Robert Junior and Chatunga Bellarmine – have become wild and have taken to beer binges and drugs. [n24]

DA Confident Motion Of No Confidence In Helen Zille Won’t Succeed – The Western Cape Provincial Legislature will see a debate in a motion of no confidence in Premier Helen Zille on Thursday. [ewn]

Bank Of Baroda Sets Deadline To Shut Guptas’ Accounts – Complicating the closure of the Gupta accounts by Baroda is the extent of the loans it has made to the family. [bd]

Rihanna Suits Up To Meet Brigitte Macron At The Residence Of The French President In Paris – Rihanna, it appears, can go anywhere. Earlier in the year she accepted the humanitarian of the year award at Harvard University and who could forget the selfies she took at the White House back in 2014. [vogue]

Quincy Jones Awarded $9.4 Million in Royalties Over Dispute With Michael Jackson’s Estate – A jury on Wednesday found that Michael Jackson’s estate owes Quincy Jones $9.4 million in royalties and production fees from “Billie Jean,” ”Thriller” and more of the superstar’s biggest hits. [time]

Facebook Posts $3.89bn Quarterly Profit, Up 71% From Last Year – Shares hit record high after figure is much higher than expected, with total revenue climbing 44.8% thanks to increased mobile video ad sales. [guardian]

Blue Is A Dating App For Verified Twitter Users – A new app is looking to romantically match folks who are verified Twitter users. Blue, by Loveflutter, has launched a new version of their existing dating app that only allows Twitter users with that little blue tick to search for love, and only amongst their fellow blue-tick holders. [tc]

NASA Moves Ahead With Plans To Build A Quiet Supersonic Jet – NASA’s dreams of a quiet supersonic jet are one step closer to fruition. The agency tells Bloomberg that it’ll start taking bids to build a larger (94-foot) real-world demo version of the aircraft that it tunnel-tested in June, and we now have a clearer sense of how well it’ll perform in real life. [eng]

Design The Ultimate South African Road Trip And These Guys Will Make It Happen – What would your ultimate South African road trip entail? With your help, these guys are recruiting your wisdom to find the best spots in South Africa. [here]

Kylie Jenner Accused Of Copying British Artist’s Work In New Reality TV Trailer – Kylie Jenner is being sued for allegedly copying a British artist’s “lip bite” work. [bbc]

The Secret Princess – Diana’s Brother Reveals the Private Side of His ‘Incredibly Brave’ Sister. [people]

James Cameron’s ‘Titanic’ Documentary Will Explore The Film’s Historical Accuracy – It’s been almost 20 years since Titanic was released, and even now the film still prompts a lot of discussion. [mash]

Alice Cooper Discovers Andy Warhol Classic In Storage Locker – Alice Cooper discovered an Andy Warhol silkscreen print that could be worth millions of dollars “rolled up in a tube” in a storage locker. [rollsto]

Netflix’s Next Animated Comedy Is An “Adult Fantasy” From The Creator Of “The Simpsons” – Matt Groening, the creator of The Simpsons and Futurama and perhaps the most coveted name in animation, has landed at Netflix. The streaming giant announced that Groening’s Disenchantment, an “adult fantasy,” will be the next show added to its already impressive repertoire of animated comedies. [qz]

Former Supermodel Stephanie Seymour, 49, Flashes Her Bare Breasts – As she strips naked for steamy LOVE magazine shoot. [dm]




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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]

If You’re Sending Money Overseas, Make Sure You’re Using The Best – Currencies Direct have been in the game since 1996 so if it’s travel money, emigration, selling overseas property or moving cash around you’re after they’re the one-stop shop. [ka-ching]

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]

Stop Paying Way Too Much For Quality Jewellery – When you’re splashing out and spoiling you don’t want to skimp on quality, but that doesn’t mean you have to pay a fortune. Visit our friends as Diamond Jewellery International and let them hook you up. [here]

It’s 2017, You Really Should Beef Up Your Online Security – Businesses can’t afford to take risks any longer, and the same goes for our own online security. NEWORDER’s team are all about the latest hacking and industrial espionage protection. [here]

50 % Of The World’s Mohair Is Produced In SA – It turns out South Africa is the world leader when it comes to mohair production, and the team at Mohair SA are the industry leaders keeping us top of the game. [here]

Guaranteed: You Don’t Have To Pay Full Price For A 5-Door MINI – It’s quite easy to pay less than anyone else for a brand new MINI [check it out]

South Africans Are Drinking Quality Beer Now So Get With The Programme – Stop being that person who is silently judged at every braai, and get your hands on the tastiest beer the country has to offer. [cheers]

First Month Storage Space 50% Off At Stor-Age – Whether you need a locker for a bicycle or a garage for your house contents, Stor-Age has the space you need. And they’re offering a special 50% offer the first month deal – no strings attached! You can take you stuff out after one month – no problem! [check it out]

GetSmarter’s Online Courses Are Changing The Business World As We Know It – It’s never ideal to get left behind at work, and given how quickly things change these days fine-tuning and increasing your skill set is more important than ever [getsmarter]

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 direct from Malawi. Hand-Made cane furniture – buy online and have it delivered! [check it out]

Get R150 Off Your First Uber Ride – If you haven’t tried Uber yet, you’re making a mockery of yourself. Stop riding cheap unreliable taxis with drivers who don’t know if they’re coming or going. Give yourself the private driver treatment with Uber, and get R150 off your first ride! Sign up and boom, you’re done! [check it out]

Calling The Home DIY Do-It-Alls – If you’re using a drill around the house and you don’t have a Drilby then grow up. A hundred bucks and you can kiss that dust goodbye [drilby]

So These Guys Are Apparently The Top SA Winery Of The Past 10 Years – You’ve tasted Chocolate Block, right? Of course you have, somake sure you arrive at every dinner party with a bottle of the best [boekenhout]

How Can You Leave Your Dog At Home While You Go To Work? – You say he’s part of the family – yet you’d never leave your human child at home, alone, for the whole day. Drop that little rascal off at Proud Hounds and see the joy in his eyes! [proudhounds]


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