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Ramaphosa Not Losing Sleep Over Finalizing New CabinetPresident Cyril Ramaphosa said that he was not losing sleep over finalising his new Cabinet. Ramaphosa was speaking after the first meeting...
Bryanston High School

State Concludes Probe Into Sexual Assault Case Against Bryanston High School Sports Coach

The State says it has concluded its investigations into the sexual assault case against a former Bryanston High School sports coach.The 33-year-old appeared in the Alexandra Regional Court...
Jacob Zuma in court for his corruption case.

Thales: Irrational To Lump Us In With Zuma’s Corruption Case

French arms firm Thales argued it was irrational that the company had been automatically named as an accused along with former President Jacob Zuma in the arms deal case when the withdrawal decision related to Zuma alone...
According to Thales, the NPA abused its power to pursue charges against them.

Thales: NPA Abused Its Power To Pursue Charges Against Us

The French company accused of bribing Jacob Zuma has suggested to the Pietermaritzburg High Court that the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has abused its power in pursuing charges against the arms company.Thales faces charges...
Cyril Ramaphosa.

Ramaphosa Not Losing Sleep Over Finalizing New Cabinet

President Cyril Ramaphosa said that he was not losing sleep over finalising his new Cabinet.Ramaphosa was speaking after the first meeting of the African National Congress (ANC)’s parliamentary caucus on Tuesday.
Reshall Jimmy's Ford Kuga caught fire while he was travelling in Wilderness.

Expert Ford Kuga Judicial Inquest: Fire Couldn’t Have Started In Front Section Of Car

The exact origin of a fire that killed a Ford Kuga driver has been the main focus of an inquest in the man's death.A judicial inquest is under way to...
Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane.

Public Protector Mkhwebane Demands Apology From DA Over Spy Accusation

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane wants the Democratic Alliance (DA) to apologise for calling her a spy after the party failed to prove its claim in the Western Cape High Court.The case was...
According to Thales former NDPP boss Shaun Abrahams relied on the incorrect provision in law to authorize the case against Thales.

Case Against Thales Unlawful As NDPP Relied On Incorrect Section In Law, Court Told

French arms firm Thales has argued that former prosecutions boss Shaun Abrahams relied on the incorrect provision in law to authorise the case against the company, which renders the decision unlawful.Thales and...
2 police officers in Durban were shot dead on Monday night while stationed outside a councilors' house.

Two Durban Police Officers Shot Dead

Two metro police officers have been shot dead in Phoenix, Durban.It’s understood the officers were stationed outside an eThekwini councillor's house when they were attacked by an unknown...

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10 Best African Countries for Doing Business 2019The Doing Business index is a ranking index system, created by the World Bank Group, which indicates the regularity environment of businesses.  A higher ranking, which is indicated by a lower numerical value, specifies a stronger...
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Plastic Bag Bans are Working and are Especially Effective in African NationsAs of June 1, travelers to Tanzania will have to pack very carefully. The country announced the implementation of the second phase of its plastic bag ban on May 16....
British Ministers forecast the City of London to be thriving after Brexit.

British Ministers Forecast Thriving City Of London Post-Brexit

Britain’s finance industry will emerge stronger from Brexit, remaining one of the world’s top financial centres, ministers in Prime Minister Theresa May’s government forecast on Monday.
President of Malawi, Peter Mutharika.

Malawi To The Polls In Tight Three-Way Election

Malawi goes to the polls on Tuesday after a closely-fought election campaign, with President Peter Mutharika battling to hold off two serious rivals in a race that...
Ford Motor

Ford Motor Co To Cut 10% Of White-Collar Jobs As Part Of Global Restructuring

Ford Motor Co said on Monday it will eliminate about 10% of its global salaried workforce, cutting about 7,000 jobs by the end of August as part...
Google vs Huawei

Google Suspends Some Business With Huawei After Trump Blacklist

NEW YORK – Alphabet Inc’s Google has suspended business with Huawei that requires the transfer of hardware, software and technical services except those publicly available via open source licensing,...
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is currently serving a 50-week sentence in Britain for skipping bail.

Swedish Prosecutor Requests Assange To Be Detained Over Rape Allegations

The Swedish prosecutor heading an investigation into a rape allegation against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange filed a request with a local court on Monday for him to be detained...
Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

Australia’s Conservative Coalition Secures Parliamentary Majority In ‘Political Miracle’

Australia’s conservative coalition secured an outright parliamentary majority on Monday following a shock election victory, allowing Prime Minister Scott Morrison to progress his legislative agenda without the...
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Why Women In Leadership Can Boost Economies By 35%

Gender equality is a topic stressed almost every day globally, and a study conducted by the IMF has seen the urge for women to lead the way...

Improving Internet Access In Africa

One of the main concerns being addressed at this year’s Transform Africa Summit was that of the still low internet penetration in the continent’s rural areas. CNBC...
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Five Factors To Focus On In Your Investment Journey

Markets may be rational in the long run, but they often don’t seem to behave logically in the short run! Basing your decisions on volatile short-term market...
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Useful Tips When Bidding On-Line To Buy A Home

Over the past several years South Africans have become comfortable with and accustomed to making purchases on-line. Which is why on-line auction property transactions make perfect sense.

US Eases Restrictions On China’s Huawei To Keep Networks, Phones Operating

The US government on Monday temporarily eased some trade restrictions imposed last week on China’s Huawei, a move that sought to minimise disruption for the telecom company’s...
Robotic Process Automation

Five Tips To Avoid The Pitfalls Of The Robotic Automation Hype

By: Grant Hesse, Chief Technology Officer of North Wind DigitalRPA (Robotic Process Automation) is all the hype right now, but how can you...

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Niki Lauda

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...
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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.
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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.
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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...

Koepka Seeks Fourth Major Title At PGA

Defending champion Brooks Koepka appeared on the verge of completing a wire-to-wire PGA Championship victory Sunday to capture his fourth major title in a record-shattering onslaught.Third-ranked Koepka's 54-hole...

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...

Emilia Clarke Wants Time Between ‘Game Of Thrones’ And Planned Spin-offs

Emilia Clarke "would like a bit more time" between Game of Thrones and any planned spin-offs, in order to give the show a chance to rest.The 32-year-old actress played Daenerys Targaryen in the hit HBO fantasy drama - which came to a dramatic end on Sunday- and has said she doesn't agree with plans to create a prequel to the show in the immediate future, because she'd like to see...

History Making ‘Game Of Thrones’ Wraps

After eight epic years of chivalry, sex, death and dragons, "Game of Thrones" fans worldwide have just 79 pulsating minutes remaining Sunday to get their final fix in one of the most hotly anticipated events in TV history.The blood-spattered tale of noble families vying for the Iron Throne has just one episode to go and buzz is at fever pitch for a ratings juggernaut that has demolished audience...

Smokers Have Higher Risk For Multiple Strokes

Smokers who have a stroke are much more likely to have another one if they don’t quit or at least cut back, a Chinese study suggests.Smoking has long been linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and serious cardiac events like heart attacks and strokes. But the new study sheds light on how smoking influences the risk of a second stroke in patients who already had one.

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. As the narratives are unpacked across media platforms, there’s a rising despondency at the SA school environment.  Instead of being safe places of nurturing, learning and human development, many SA schools instead hold up a distressing mirror to their surrounding...

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...

Long Hours At An Airport Between Flights Can Be Very Comfortable And Relaxing!

International travel often involves many wasted hours spent sitting around – uncomfortably, it must be said - at airports.If the flight from Beijing to Johannesburg, for instance, arrives at 3am and the flight to Gaborone leaves at midnight, that’s an awfully long wait on those notoriously hard airport gate chairs.So, what can the traveller facing the prospect of endless periods of hanging...

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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...
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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...
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South African University Students To Benefit From Free Bitcoin

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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. ...
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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...

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WONDERFUL things can be made out of waste, and The Park Boulevard Centre is calling for primary school learners from Grade 1 – 7 to enter their Recycling competition, where one gets...
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AHBS IV: Integrating Africa, Bridging The Health Gap

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Emirates Showcases Proudly South African Wines Served Onboard

Emirates continues its long-standing relationship with South Africa’s top wine producers. Since 2005, the airline has partnered with 25 local wineries, providing travellers with 50 different South African wines to enjoy onboard...
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A 1st for Women Insurance survey has revealed what advice South African women wish their mothers had given them, and what advice they would like to pass on to their daughters.