The one week Eskom decides not to put the country on a strict load shedding schedule we find out South Africa may have bribed its way to winning the right to host the Fifa World Cup in 2010.
Just when we thought we might have a reprieve from being constantly beaten down by power cuts and bad news, Fifa executives past and present who felt the pressure from international investigations admitted SA paid $10 million to ensure its name was in the final envelope.
Objectively, $10 million is not that bad – I thought it would have cost a lot more to win a soccer world cup bid.
Of course SA’s politicians and officials are dishing up the usual batch of excuses, but I am not sure it will work this time around.
This is not some public protector report about Nkandla we are talking about, this is the FBI and Interpol. If you are put on their list, forget leaving the SADC region ever again.
On a more important note, here are this week’s best tech deals.
Hisense 50″ LED TV from HiFi Corp – R5,999.90
HiFi Corp is selling the Hisense 50″ LED TV for R5,999.90 – a saving of R1,500. The deal is available until 7 June 2015.
Sinotec 40″ LED TV from HiFi Corp – R3,999.90
HiFi Corp is selling the Sinotec 40″ LED TV for R3,999.90. The offer is available until 7 June 2015.
Sony PlayStation 4 Mortal Kombat X bundle from Makro – R6,999
Makro is selling the PS4 Mortal Kombat bundle for R6,999. The bundle includes the PS4 500GB console, 2 controllers, Mortal Kombat X, and Injustice: Gods Among Us.
The deal is valid until 8 June 2015.
ASRock Z97 Extreme 9 motherboard from Rebel Tech – R3,599
Rebel Tech is selling the ASRock Extreme 9 motherboard for R3,599 – a saving of R326 on the regular price.
Galax GeForce GTX 980 from Wootware – R7,899
Wootware is selling the Galax GeForce GTX 980 graphics card for R7,899 – a saving of R1,100.
EVGA GeForce GTX 760 from Evetech – R2,299
Evetech is selling the EVGA GeForce GTX 760 graphics card for R2,299. The deal is available while stocks last.
Incredible Connection’s Big Birthday Sale
Incredible Connection has launched its Big Birthday Sale. The special prices are valid from 4 – 7 June 2015, with discounts of up to 50% on a variety of tech products.
Products on sale include the Kindle Fire HD 16GB for R1,899.90 – a saving of R1,900.
Asus Memo Pad 8″ from the Orange Store – R2,100
The Orange Store is selling the Asus Memo Pad 8″ tablet for R2,100 – a discount of 35%.
Huawei P8 Lite from the Orange Store – R3,280
The Orange Store is selling the Huawei P8 Lite smartphone for R3,280.
Apple iPhone 5s 64GB from the iStore – R8,699
The iStore is selling the iPhone 5s 64GB for R8,699 – a saving of R500.
Xbox One The Witcher 3 bundle from BT Games – R5,999.90
BT Games is selling the standard Xbox One bundle with a copy of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt included for R5,999.90