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EU probes Ray-Ban maker's merger with French firm

A merger between French lens-maker Essilor and Luxottica, the Italian eyewear company that produces Ray-Ban sunglasses, was proposed in January 2017 (AFP Photo/GIUSEPPE CACACE)MoreBrussels (AFP) - The EU on Tuesday launched an in-depth probe into the proposed merger between French lens-maker Essilor and Luxottica, the Italian eyewear company that produces Ray-Ban and Oakley sunglasses.The European Commission, the bloc's executive arm and regulator, said it was concerned the proposed deal,...

We should all show pity for Ben Stokes – after all he is just a cricketer

ALL week, people have been queuing up to give England cricketist Ben Stokes a right  old kicking.After footage emerged of him engaged in what appears to be a late-night street brawl, people have been saying he’s an out-of-control maniac.PA:Press Association Nobody wants to be told when they are 16 that they will spend the rest of their lives standing in  the middle of a field while someone throws a leather ball at a man  who only has a wooden bat to defend himselfEngland cricket...

Sunglasses: the master of accessories - some eye wear can leave you R30k poorer

2017-10-01 10:08:17.0 | Limakatso Khalianyane | Wealthy South Africans are parting with a fortune for designer sunglasses to accessorise their wardrobes. Lerato Kganyago. Picture credit: Instagram.Millions of rands are being spent by bling consumers on flashy eye wear.Vision Optometrists in Cresta, Joburg, has already sold three pairs of its most expensive sunglasses on offer this year.The retailer sells various designer sunglasses, with German brand Linberg,...