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Public Protector Finds Gordhan Guilty Over SARS Retirement Payout

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has found Minister Pravin Gordhan guilty of improper conduct regarding a payout for former South African Revenue Service commissioner Ivan Pillay’s early retirement.Mkhwebane, who...

Zuma: I Have To Sell Socks And Hats To Pay Lawyers

Former President Jacob Zuma has told supporters outside the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg that he could not afford to pay the legal fees for his ongoing trial."I...

Zondo Seeks Answers From Hawks Over Transnet’s R647m Payment To Fake Supplier

Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo has ordered his legal team to ask the Hawks why they did nothing when whistle-blowers told them of the R647 million payment Transnet made to a fake...

Decision To Reinstate Charges Against Thales Questionable, Says Lawyer

Controversial French arms company Thales lawyer Advocate Anton Katz on Friday said the National Prosecuting Authority’s (NPA) decision to drop charges against former President Jacob Zuma and his client was in bad...

In quotes: Cyril Ramaphosa’s Promises To Reform South Africa

JOHANNESBURG - African National Congress (ANC) leader Cyril Ramaphosa was elected as the country’s sixth democratic president on Wednesday.Eyewitness News has compiled some of Ramaphosa’s top quotes since taking over from former President Jacob...

Old Mutual Suspends CEO After ‘Breakdown In Trust’

JOHANNESBURG - South Africa’s number two insurer Old Mutual Ltd said on Friday chief executive Peter Moyo had been suspended following a “material breakdown in trust” between him and the board. “As a result, the...

Appointment Of New MPC Member Chris Loewald Welcomed

JOHANNESBURG - Economists have welcomed the appointment of Christopher Loewald as the sixth member of the monetary policy committee, lauding him as a man of integrity.While announcing its latest rates decision on Thursday, the...

Zuma’s ‘Stalingrad Approach’ To Trial a Myth, Argues Lawyer

JOHANNESBURG - Former President Jacob Zuma said that the so-called Stalingrad approach he’s been accused of employing over the years to avoid prosecution was nothing but a myth.On Thursday Zuma’s lawyer Advocate Muzi Sikhakhane...

Anoj Singh Blamed For Accelerating Delivery Of Transnet Locomotives

JOHANNESBURG - Former Transnet engineer Francis Callard said that the new procurement of locomotives was torpedoed by executives who accelerated the delivery process for no reason.Callard blamed former Transnet chief financial officer Anoj Singh,...

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Female Entrepreneurship in Sub-Saharan AfricaIn an increasingly interconnected world, the rise in technology-based businesses is playing a crucial role in narrowing the gender gap and pushing female entrepreneurship forward. As national economies face stiff competition for specialist market skills and resources, a...

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Algeria Declared Malaria FreeThe World Health Organisation has described it as a “historic achievement”. The declaration follows warnings that the global fight against malaria has slipped off track in recent years, with cases rising in many of the countries worst affected by...

Kenya High Court Refuses To Decriminalise Homosexuality

Kenya's high court, in a much-awaited verdict, on Friday refused to scrap laws criminalising homosexuality, fearing this would lead to same-sex marriage, which it said was unconstitutional.

President Mutharika Takes Lead In Malawi Election With 75% Of Votes Counted

Malawi’s President Peter Mutharika has so far taken 40.44% of votes cast in the 21 May presidential election, with 75% of the vote counted, the Electoral Commission...

Three More Deaths On Overcrowded Everest

Three more climbers have died on Everest, expedition organisers and officials said Friday, taking the toll from a deadly week on the overcrowded peak of the world's...

British PM Theresa May Announces Resignation

LONDON - British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday announced she will step down as Conservative leader on 7 June after failing to convince MPs to support her Brexit...

Fierce Divide As Botswana Lifts Hunting Ban

GABORONE - Many conservationists on Thursday reacted with anger over Botswana’s decision to lift its blanket ban on hunting, describing it as a “horrifying” move, though others backed the...

IMF Warns US-China Trade War Will Jeopardize 2019 Global Growth

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned on Thursday that the escalating US-China trade war will “jeopardize” 2019 global growth, undermining confidence and raising prices for consumers.
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Five Reasons Entrepreneurs Should Enter Business Competitions

As an entrepreneur, you are often expected to fulfil many roles within your enterprise, leaving you with little to no time to focus on activities that don’t...

The 10 Business Lessons I Learnt Through Failure

1.       The first step is the hardestOne of the biggest lessons I learnt in my career is knowing when to walk away from anything...

IMF Warns US-China Trade War Will Jeopardize 2019 Global Growth

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned on Thursday that the escalating US-China trade war will “jeopardize” 2019 global growth, undermining confidence and raising prices for consumers.

Repo Rate Unchanged At 6.75%

South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) governor Lesetja Kganyago has announced that the repo rate will remain unchanged at 6.75%.In November the bank increased...

Century City Tops Mixed-Use Neighbourhoods For Investment

If there is one area that you really ought to look at as an excellent property investment, it is Cape Town’s Century City, says Helga Clemo, Seeff’s...

How The US-China Trade War Affects Africa

As trade tensions between the U.S and China continue to escalate, how does this trickle down to Africa? Edward George the Head of Group Research...

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Baxter Names Bafana Bafana Afcon Squad

Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter has announced his squad to compete in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Egypt, starting on 21 June.The first-ever 24-team tournament...

Former F1 Champion Niki Lauda Dies At 70

Legendary Formula One driver Niki Lauda has died at the age of 70, his family said in a statement released to Austrian media early Tuesday."With deep sadness, we...

Crusaders Deny Alleged ‘Homophobic’ Incident In South Africa

The Crusaders on Monday denied allegations made on social media that players and staff were involved in homophobic taunting during a row at a fast food restaurant in South Africa.

Smith, Warner Ready For Hostile Crowds At World Cup

Australia’s returning duo of Steve Smith and David Warner could face hostility from English crowds during the World Cup but can rely on their teammates to cope, coach Justin Langer has said.

Nadal Beats Djokovic To Win Ninth Rome Title

Rafael Nadal defeated Novak Djokovic 6-0, 4-6, 6-1 to win a ninth Italian Open title and a record 34rd Masters crown on Sunday.World number one Djokovic, winner at...
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Why Renewables Can’t Save The Planet

Environmentalists have long promoted renewable energy sources like solar panels and wind farms to save the climate. But what about when those technologies destroy the environment?In this provocative talk, Time Magazine “Hero of the Environment” and energy expert, Michael Shellenberger explains why solar and wind farms require so much land for mining and energy production, and an alternative path to saving both the climate and the natural...

Internet Star Grumpy Cat Dies At Age Of Seven

Internet star 'Grumpy Cat' has died at the age of seven, her owners said early Friday."We are unimaginably heartbroken to announce the loss of our beloved 'Grumpy Cat'," they said in a statement on Twitter.The famous feline, whose frowning visage endeared her to millions of fans across social media and saw her photographed with celebrities including Stan Lee and Jennifer Lopez, passed away Tuesday...

The Pay Gap Conversation & How It’s Changed The Life Of Michelle Williams

LONDON - Michelle Williams says her fight for pay equality is "the most important thing" she's ever been involved in.The 38-year-old actress became involved in the mission to close the gender pay gap after she was paid a fraction of the money given to her co-star Mark Wahlberg for re-shoots of All the Money in the World, and has said she feels "closer" to the conversation than she...

Prada Fashion House Removes Animal Fur From Collections

Luxury fashion house Prada said on Wednesday it would remove animal fur from its collections, joining a lengthening list of designers to make that choice.Prada’s decision, to take effect with its women’s spring-summer 2020 collection, was welcomed by several animal protection associations, a statement said.The Italian fashion house said its decision stemmed from “a positive dialogue” with the Fur Free Alliance (FFA) of more...

Couscous – Traditional Pasta Variety From Africa

Original article published at TasteAtlas.Couscous is a staple food of numerous North African diets, consisting of semolina that is rolled in flour until well coated. The wheat is steamed and dried, and has a light, fluffy texture, with a somewhat neutral, bland flavor, but couscous is known to soak up the flavors of other ingredients extremely well.It is most popular in Maghreb, an area...

Hazards Lurking In Your Medicine Cabinet

Clearing out your medicine cabinet might be last on your list of priorities but doing so could eliminate unforeseen dangers.So says Nicole Jennings, spokesperson for Pharma Dynamics – a leading pharmaceutical company that recently conducted a poll which found that many South Africans fail to get rid of unneeded medicines at home.According to the Twitter poll about 89% haven’t cleaned out their medicine cabinet...

Africa Is Becoming A Bucket-List Destinations For The Leisure Traveller

Africa used to be a place that businesspeople visited to keep track of their investments or set out into the unknown to tap the potential that emerging markets have to offer. As soon as business was wrapped up, though, they would hightail it out of the continent. It was no one’s first choice as a holiday destination unless one was brave enough to endure a trip off the beaten path to rough...

Connected Consumers Are Connected Travellers, Whether They Travel For Business Or Leisure

It would be a mistake to distinguish a traveller as having separate personal and corporate travel profiles when digitisation has ensured that the travel expectations and decision-making, whether travelling for business or pleasure, are largely one and the same.Digital access has altered all aspects of our work and personal lives. From shopping to social interaction, entertainment, banking and fitness, connectivity drives the way we act, choose and...

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Ekurhuleni Announces R11.4billion Jump In Budget For 2019The City of Ekurhuleni has tabled a budget of R48.9 billion for the 2019/2020 financial year. This is a R11.4 billion...

A Woman In A Man’s World – Female Used Oil Collector Celebrates A Decade Of Success

Jemimah Mofokeng is proving that women can indeed conquer typically male dominated jobs. Jemimah is the owner and operator of Jemimah’s Oils, and spends her days collecting used motor oil.

Menstrual Hygiene Day To Shine Spotlight On Period Poverty

As the world prepares to commemorate Menstrual Hygiene Day on 28 May 2019 – also International Day of Action for Women's Health – a group of influential South African women, led by...

More Confusion Over The Fate Of Botswana‘s Elephants

President Mokgweetsi Masisi of Botswana categorically denies that his government would ever cull elephants

Mix Of Old, New Faces Set For Western Cape Legislature

CAPE TOWN - While new MPs are preparing for the first sitting of the sixth democratic Parliament, incoming members of the Western Cape legislature also are gearing up for their first day.Of the 42...

Corruption Watch Wants Ramaphosa To Rid Cabinet Of Corrupt Comrades

Corruption Watch wants President Cyril Ramaphosa to rid the cabinet of delinquent ministers and political support necessary for a robust, independent and effective National Prosecuting Authority but can the President achieve this...

African Agribusiness Entrepreneur Of The Year Award 2019

Market Matters Inc. is pleased to announce that the 2019 African Agribusiness Entrepreneur of the Year Award has been presented to Ms. Dikeledi Emelda Mosime of Tin-Pac Promotional Packaging, a South African...

South African University Students To Benefit From Free Bitcoin

 Leading global bitcoin marketplace Paxful hopes to drive entrepreneurship in the bitcoin economy.- Paxful has +2 million users globally; South Africa is one of the top markets for...

Can Sensitivity To Trauma Change SA Schools?

Since the beginning of 2019, shocking incidents of school violence in SA have made headlines, over and over.  There’s learners attacking learners; learners attacking teachers and teachers attacking and abusing learners. ...

Entries Open For The 2019 Top 100 Young Independents – Young People Making An Impact

The search is on for the Top 100 Young Independents (TYI) 100 inspiring and aspiring young leaders from across sub-Saharan Africa. In its fifth year running, the Top 100 Young Independents competition...