DINNER PARTY INTEL: Plastic choking marine life

A dead sperm whale that washed ashore in Indonesia this week had 6kg of plastic in its stomach

DINNER PARTY INTEL: Plastic path to fitness

Single-use (made to be used once only) once represented carefree modernity but has come to symbolise polluted oceans

This is SA’s word of the year

The Pan SA Language Board, Focal Points and Newsclip have chosen ‘land expropriation without compensation’ as SA’s word of the year

DINNER PARTY INTEL: Is Melania slumming it?

All eyes will be on how she represents America, after her husband Donald Trump referred to some African countries as ‘shitholes’

DINNER PARTY INTEL: Weed the small print

The government has been given 24 months to ’rectify the constitutional defects’ that prohibit marijuana use

DINNER PARTY INTEL: Lego wants to eliminate plastic materials in toys

Lego is trying to eliminate its dependence on petroleum-based plastics and build its toys entirely from plant-based or recycled materials

DINNER PARTY INTEL: Donald Trump and the hero

John McCain will be buried in a private ceremony in Annapolis to which Trump has explicitly not been invited

DINNER PARTY INTEL: No grace for Grace Mugabe

Grace Mugabe is being sued by lawyers who acted for her in a bungled $1.2m diamond-ring deal

DINNER PARTY INTEL: Markus Jooste goes to church

Disgraced former Steinhoff CEO Markus Jooste emerged from hiding on Sunday, but only for a brief while

DINNER PARTY INTEL: Is this the world’s best job?

Ferrero, maker of the Nutella chocolate hazelnut spread, is in search of 60 tasters for its chocolate and hazelnut products

DINNER PARTY INTEL: Cryptocurrency rally builds steam

The digital currency has had something of a revival, with its value rising above $8,000 for the first time in two months

DINNER PARTY INTEL: Nigeria has more poor people than India

Nigeria, one of Africa’s wealthiest economies, has overtaken India as home to the greatest concentration of people living in extreme poverty

DINNER PARTY INTEL: Tax advice from tax avoidance enablers

The big four accounting firms secured contracts worth millions from the European Commission over the past five years to advise on tax policy

DINNER PARTY INTEL: India’s plastic roads

A state in India is pulling plastic from the oceans to build roads, the World Economic Forum says

DINNER PARTY INTEL: Good oil news ahead?

Saudi Arabia and Russia have pledged to raise their production of oil by 1m barrels/day

DINNER PARTY INTEL: KPMG being held to account

KPMG has been singled out for the poor quality of its work in the UK