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PASSMARK! BILL GATES REVIEWED TREVOR NOAH’S BOOK… AND LOVED IT

Gates also reflects on South African race relations in his review and Trevor’s place in society in relation to them. 

Trevor Noah

CAPE TOWN – Wealthy philanthropist Bill Gates reviewed local comedian Trevor Noah’s book for Time.com.

ICYMI: Noah’s book, Born a Crime was a bestseller in The States and all around the world.

In his review of the autobiographical work (which reflects on Trevor’s upbringing), Bill Gates praises Trevor’s mom especially saying, “In fact, Noah’s mother emerges as the real hero of the book. She’s an extraordinary person who is fiercely independent and raised her son to be the same way.”

For those who might not have read the book the local comedian unpacks a lot about growing up in the twilight of Apartheid and speaks about his family’s struggles.

Here’s what Trevor had to say about Bill Gates reviewing his book:

BLITZBOKS ARRIVE CAPE TOWN TO A HEROES WELCOME AFTER WINNING WORLD SEVEN SERIES (WATCH VIDEO)

The Blitzboks arrived in Cape Town to a heroes welcome on Tuesday after securing the 2016/17 HSBC World Sevens Series title in Paris 10 days ago. Coach Neil Powell promised that his side would not stand still now that they have won the title after four years of finishing runners-up.

CAPE TOWN – The goal is to keep pushing the boundaries of sevens play.

“There is a saying that if you stand still you are actually going backwards‚ so we have to go and search for the one percenters that will take us to another level‚” Powell said.

“We have to stay ahead of the bunch because everybody is improving.

“There are a group of new coaches on the Read more

CITY OF CAPE TOWN AWAITS DOCS FOR ALL BLACKS, SPRINGBOK FACE-OFF

SA Rugby confirmed on Monday that the Test match between the Springboks and the All Blacks is scheduled for 7 October, pending the outcome of the application.

City of Cape Town logo. Picture: Twitter/@CityofCT.

CAPE TOWN – The City of Cape Town has told Eyewitness News that they are yet to receive the necessary documentation regarding an application for a security certificate for Newlands Read more

MAJOR SHAKE UPS AT KFM CONFIRMED

Current breakfast host Ryan O’Connor, who has won awards for his show, will be moved into the weekday work slot, from 10am to 1pm.

 

CAPE TOWN – Western Cape radio station KFM has confirmed IOL’s exclusive on Friday morning that major line-up changes will take place at the station, including that Darren “Whackhead” Simpson will be replacing Ryan O’Connor as breakfast show host.
 
“Darren is one of South Africa’s most prominent commercial broadcasters, having hosted 947’s Breakfast Xpress for 7 years, and featuring on the breakfast show for 7 years before that,” the station said in a statement on Friday.

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LACKLUSTER JUSTIN BIEBER FAILS TO IMPRESS CAPE AUDIENCE

Justin Bieber’s performance at the Cape Town stadium made me feel really sorry for Beliebers who spent good money for a mediocre show.
Look, I’m not a Belieber and the way The Biebs treats his fans really drives me nuts. The fact the there were tickets available for R15 000 and you don’t offer a meet & greet is ridiculous.

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DHL STORMERS LOOKING TO REDISCOVER THEIR MOJO WHEN THEY TACKLE THE BLUES AT NEWLANDS

DHL Stormers coach Robbie Fleck is seeing Friday night’s clash with the Blues at Newlands as an opportunity to make a statement about lessons learnt and to rediscover the mojo that has been lost during a four match unbeaten run.

NEWLANDS – The Stormers had six wins from six starts when they went into their Easter Saturday clash with the Emirates Lions. Defeat in that game dented their confidence ahead of a three match tour of New Zealand that from a results Read more

‘HEADS MUST ROLL OVER R25M SABC CONTRACT’

Scopa is calling for heads to roll at the SABC over a R25 million contract to probe fruitless and wasteful expenditure.

A screengrab shows Vincent Smith listening to deliberations in Parliament.

CAPE TOWN – Members of Parliament’s (MPs) standing committee on public accounts (Scopa) are calling for heads to roll at the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) over a R25 million contract to probe fruitless and wasteful expenditure.

Audit firm Sekela Xabiso was initially Read more

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