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There is a shortage of supply of Savanna Cider in SA

The makers of the beloved premium cider announced that there is a shortage of supply of alcoholic cider in South Africa. In a statement, Savanna’s Marketing Manager, Eugene Lenford, said the cider’s popularity has resulted in a situation where the brand has doubled in size in the last twelve months, creating significant pressure on demand and supply.

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Senzo Meyiwa's brother: Police have the wrong suspects

Senzo Meyiwa's brother Sifiso says he's convinced the team of investigators in charge of his brother's case is only there to suppress the probe. He was speaking outside Court in Palm Ridge, where the murder case was postponed on Monday morning. Five suspects were arrested in October last year for killing Meyiwa.

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FIFA has reportedly decided to end its licensing contract with EA Sports

FIFA has reportedly decided to end its licensing contract with EA Sports, according to the New York Times. The outlet reported that negotiations reached a stoppage after the soccer company requested that the gamer double its licensing fee of $150 million USD per year to $1 billion USD every four years. Additionally, EA has registered a trademark for “EA Sports F.C.,” which will seemingly take the place of its FIFA partnership should the contract be terminated.

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Donald Trump is launching his own social media platform called ‘Truth Social’

Former U.S. President Donald Trump announced that he will launch his own social media platform, TRUTH Social, according to a press release by Trump Media and Technology Group (TMTG). Trump’s new social network is set to launch a beta version in November, which will be available to invited guests only. Its national rollout is expected in the first quarter of 2022, the press release said.

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Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun on a movie set in an accident that killed a photography chief and injured a director

Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun on a movie set in an accident that killed a photography chief and injured a director, authorities in New Mexico have said. A statement from the Santa Fe Sheriff’s office said Baldwin, who is acting in and producing the film Rust, had fired the prop gun in an incident on Thursday. The statement said deputies were dispatched to the set around 2pm in Bonanza Creek Ranch when a 911 caller reported a shooting.

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Lalela Mswane was crowned Miss South Africa 2021

Lalela Mswane was crowned Miss South Africa 2021 on Saturday at Grand Arena, GrandWest in Cape Town. The 24-year-old from KwaZulu-Natal receives a R4 million prize package, which includes R1 million in cash, the use of a fully-furnished apartment at Central Square Sandton, and a Mercedes Benz C-Class Sedan for the year of her reign.

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JAY-Z's Team Roc has raised 1 Million USD to help those with wrongful conviction cases

One of Roc Nation‘s branches Team Roc has recently helped raise $1 million USD for the Wyandotte County, Kansas’ Innocence Project, aiding in the investigation of wrongful conviction cases. Kansas City Star notes that the Innocence Project is currently dealing with upwards of 40 cases in the county. Amongst those wrongfully convicted cases, the organization is working on helping Lamonte McIntyre who spent 23 years in prison for two murders he did not commit. Executive director of the Midwest Innocence Project Tricia Rojo Bushnell said, “It’s a huge investment. The ability to look at these cases…is really going to continue to shine a light on what we need to do to actually provide a just criminal legal system in Wyandotte County.”

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Jaguar Land Rover offers tasty treats for its customers during the holiday season

With the relaxation of national lockdown levels many South African holiday seekers will be hitting the road for the festive season. Jaguar Land Rover is offering some appetizing deals for drivers of its vehicles ahead of any planned road trips. Any Jaguar or Land Rover driver in South Africa is welcome to schedule complimentary vehicle safety checks and premium valet services at any dealer nationwide. This service is available for all Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles, whether they are within their valid Care Plan and warranty periods or not. Customers can contact any dealer at their convenience to schedule their free safety checks between 11 October and 31 December 2021.

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Elon Musk‘s SpaceX is now reportedly worth $100 billion USD

Elon Musk‘s SpaceX is now reportedly worth $100 billion USD, making it the second-most valuable privately held company. Musk’s aerospace company has surpassed the $100 billion USD mark due to a sale of existing stock, according to CNBC. The agreement made between new and existing investors allowed SpaceX to sell up to $755 million USD in stock from insiders priced at $560 USD a share, which increased the company’s value to $100.3 billion USD. The new value is solely based on the secondary sale of existing shares and entails no new capital.

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Bujy Bikwa was granted R2000 bail at the Midrand Magistrates court

The former Metro FM DJ is charged with assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm for allegedly throwing a glass at media personality Boity Thulo, which cut her on the face, during an argument at a hotel last Thursday evening. Bikwa spent the weekend at Johannesburg Correctional Centre, also known as Sun City prison.

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Netflix is getting sued due to the popularity of “Squid Game”

Netflix has been sued by a South Korean internet provider following a big surge in traffic due to the streaming service’s popularity in the wake of shows such as Squid Game. The survival drama, which recently debuted on the platform, has proved to be huge with Netflix users over the past few weeks. However, internet provider SK Broadband is now suing the streamer to pay for costs over increased network usage and maintenance work after a surge in traffic from their content, according to Reuters.

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Facebook has given users some insight into the global outage.

Facebook has given users some insight into the global outage. On October 4, Facebook, as well as Instagram and WhatsApp, temporarily shuttered around the world, marking the platform’s biggest outage since 2008. Now, Facebook has shared a bit more information about the shutdown in a post on its engineering blog.

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Eskom is still fighting for electricity tariff hikes

Eskom is warning that if its dispute with the energy regulator is not resolved, it will be left with a R300 billion annual shortfall which the taxpayer will have to cover. In June, the utility applied for an undisclosed tariff hike but now four months later the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has rejected it.

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Mark Zuckerberg appears to have lost over $6 billion USD on Monday

Mark Zuckerberg appears to have lost over $6 billion USD on Monday, according to Bloomberg‘s Billionaire Index, after Facebook experienced a global outage that also took out Instagram and WhatsApp for several hours. According to Bloomberg, the company’s stock fell by nearly 5% on Monday after a massive selloff, pushing Zuckerberg’s net worth down to $121.6 billion USD. According to the Index, this puts Zuckerberg below Microsoft‘s Bill Gates, LVMH‘s Bernard Arnault, former Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, and Tesla‘s Elon Musk.

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Netflix and Howard University have established a $5.4 million scholarship in honour of Chadwick Boseman

Netflix and Howard University have established a $5.4 million scholarship in honor of Chadwick Boseman, called The Chadwick A. Boseman Memorial Scholarship. The full scholarship will cover four years of tuition at Howard's College of Fine Arts, which was renamed after Boseman earlier this year. Boseman attended the school studying directing and earned a bachelor of fine arts degree in 2000. One scholarship will be awarded to each class year. After that, one incoming freshman will receive the scholarship annually. Students in the dramatic arts will be considered first.

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