Weekly News Brief

Weekly News Brief

Ethics In The Professional World, Anyone Blocking National Roads This Easter Will Be Arrested, Malema Blames Violence On Past PainSomething to PonderHappy Passover...
Safety Campaign

Over 160 Arrested In Joburg During Easter Safety Campaign

The Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) has arrested over 160 people for various offences since the launch of the Easter safety campaign on Wednesday.Officers are out in full...
Africa Check

Africa Check Contradicts Ramaphosa’s Claims Govt Built 4 Million Homes Since ‘94

Fact-checking organisation Africa Check says it’s found that President Cyril Ramaphosa was not correct when he said the government had built four million houses since 1994.Ramaphosa told residents...
Pretoria Cyclist

A Pretoria Cyclist Killed In Alleged Hit And Run

A cyclist has been killed in an alleged hit-and-run in Pretoria on Friday morning.The Tshwane Metro Police Department (TMPD) said a driver of a Toyota Tazz crashed into...

NSRI Warns Of Unusual Tidal Conditions This Easter Weekend

The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) has urged beachgoers to be extremely cautious this Easter weekend.More people are expected to make their way to beaches and inland water facilities over...
SA Finance Ministry

Eskom Could Have Defaulted This Month – Finance Ministry

South Africa’s finance ministry authorised the transfer of R5 billion ($355.50 million) to struggling state power firm Eskom on 2 April "to avert a default by Eskom on its obligations," according to a finance...
KZN Church Building Collapse

Heavy Rain A Contributing Factor In Fatal KZN Church Building Collapse

KwaZulu-Natal government officials are en route to Ndlangubo where the Easter long weekend has started in tragedy, with a building collapse killing 13 worshipers.Congregants had been attending a Passover...
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If Twitter Followers Decided the Election

If the 2019 general elections were to be held exclusively on Twitter, these parties or individuals would most likely take over as South Africa's new president or government.
Daily News Brief

Daily News Brief

Denosa Warns Easter Traffic Accidents Could Put Strain On Rural Health ServicesThe Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (Denosa) has warned that due to a shortage of health professionals in rural...

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Africa Top10 Business News

Headhunting in AfricaAccording to a 2015 survey of 230 African executives by recruiting firm Russell Reynolds Associates, 53% of Nigerian respondents highlighted the challenge of attracting leadership talent, with 43% of Kenyan and 46% of South African respondents similarly pessimistic about their...
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Africa Top10 News

Five Africans Honored on TIME’s ‘100 Most Influential’ ListEgyptian footballer, Mo Salah, who plays as a forward for Liverpool and the Egypt national team, is the only male footballer who made it on the list. He was named in the ‘Titans’...
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Indian Man Amputates Finger After Voting For Wrong Party

An Indian man chopped off his index finger in desperation after voting for the wrong party in the country's national election.In a video...
Pakistani soldiers patrol outside a voting material distribution centre in Lahore, Pakistan on 24 July, 2018.

Gunmen Kill At Least 14 Bus Passengers In Pakistan

Gunmen killed at least 14 people after forcing them to disembark from buses in Pakistan's restive Balochistan province, officials said Thursday.The attackers, who...
The wreckage of a tourist bus that plunged off a road and landed on a house on 17 April 2019 in Canico, on the Portuguese island of Madeira.

29 German Tourists Killed In Madeira Bus Crash

Twenty-nine German tourists were killed when their bus spun off the road and tumbled down a slope before crashing into a house on the Portuguese island of...
Sudan's President Omar Al-Bashir.

Sudan’s Omar Al-Bashir Moved To Maximum Security Khartoum Prison

Deposed Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has been moved to Khartoum's notorious Kobar maximum security prison where he's being held in solitary confinement.Several members...
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Peru Ex-President Garcia Shoots Himself As Police Try To Arrest Him

Peru’s former president Alan Garcia shot himself early on Wednesday after police arrived at his home in the capital Lima to arrest him in connection with a...
Botswana Blue Diamond

Botswana Unveils Rare 20-Carat Blue Diamond

Botswana's state-owned Okavango Diamond Company on Wednesday unveiled the biggest blue diamond ever discovered in the southern African country.At 20.46 carats, the gem...
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South Africa’s First Online Property Auction A Resounding Success

One of the residential properties on sale on BidX1’s inaugural online property trading platform in South Africa attracted 103 bids, resulting in fierce competition among bidders and...

Experts Discuss The Investment Do’s And Don’ts For Young Entrepreneurs

The inaugural Very Young Entrepreneur Education and Acceleration Summit was hosted at the Hilton Hotel in Johannesburg on the 15th of April. This one-day conference is a...
Co-working space

Considering Using Co-Working Space? Ask These Questions First

When should you start looking at a co-working space?“Initiating the search process for a co-working space can feel intimidating,” said Linda Trim, Director...

Michael Page Releases Its Q1 2019 South Africa Job Market Survey

How are job seekers actually feeling about their chances of securing a new role, landing a pay rise or learning new skills? How positive do they feel...
SA Consumer Inflation

SA Headline Consumer Inflation Rises To 4.5%

South Africa's headline consumer inflation accelerated to 4.5% year-on-year in March - from 4.1% in February.Statistics SA said on a month-on-month basis, prices...
Sub-Saharan Africa

How Investors Can Manage Political Risks In Sub-Saharan Africa

More than two-thirds of the countries in sub-Saharan Africa are at risk from strikes, riots and other types of civil unrest with a quarter of them at...

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Caster Semenya

Semenya Among ‘Time’ Magazine’s 100 Influential People

South African Olympic gold medalist Caster Semenya has been named one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people of 2019.Semenya features in the icons category alongside Taylor Swift, Michelle Obama,...
South African Gamers

South African Gamers Represent At FIFA eNations Cup In London

Two South African FIFA players will return from London this week after having represented South Africa in the inaugural FIFA eNations Cup 2019. Ryan Bastos (22, from Sinister5 Gaming) and Shiaan Rugbeer...
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Salah Stunner Kills Off Chelsea

Liverpool powered back to the top of the Premier League after Mohamed Salah's stunning strike clinched a 2-0 win over Chelsea on Sunday.Jurgen Klopp's side had surrendered pole...

Sterling Double Takes Man City Top

Manchester City eased back to the top of the Premier League as Raheem Sterling struck twice to beat Crystal Palace 3-1 at Selhurst Park on Sunday.The English champions...

Folau Unrepentant And Says Content To Walk Away From Rugby

Unrepentant Wallabies star Israel Folau stood by his controversial anti-gay comments Sunday and said he was content to walk away from rugby with his faith in God taking priority.

Australian Father Saves Toddler From Dingo Attack

A dingo dragged a sleeping toddler from a camper van on a popular Australian holiday island late on Thursday, but his father awoke and pulled his 14-month-old son from the jaws of the dog-like dingo.“The parents woke up to the baby screaming and chased after him and had to fight the dingoes off to take the 14-month-old boy away,” paramedic Ben Du Toit told local media on Friday.

Don’t Munch And Drive! Busting The Hot Cross Bun And Breathalyzer Myth

Will eating a hot cross bun put you over the legal breath alcohol limit for driving?That's the burning question after a video on social media showed a traffic officer test positive for breath alcohol after two bites of a hot cross bun.Traffic officials have confirmed a breathalyser may show a positive reading if the breath alcohol test is conducted immediately after eating a hot...

Charlize Theron Opens Up About Raising Son As A Girl

Charlize Theron reveals how her seven-year-old son Jackson told her she actually identified as a girl.The 43-year-old actress has opened up one of her two adopted children - who was introduced to the world as a boy - and the star has admitted that she didn’t even know that she’d mixed up her son’s gender until the tot told her she was a girl at three-years-old.

Jason Momoa Sent ‘Got’ Showrunner David Benioff To Hospital After ‘Slap Game’

Former Game of Thrones star Jason Momoa hospitalised showrunner David Benioff after the programme’s co-creator challenged him to a game of slaps.During the filming for season two, the 39-year-old hunk was challenged on set to “the slap game” - which sees one player slapping the other’s hands until they miss and swap over - by David Benioff, and it didn’t go too well for the fantasy show’s co-creator.

Five Easy Ways To Use Less Paper

Ninety-nine percent of all species that have ever lived have gone extinct and while this might be the result of volcanic eruptions and asteroid impacts, it is impossible to take the human factor out of this equation. Today, the rate of extinction is occurring 1,000 to 10,000 times faster because of us and our questionable actions and one of the main causes is the degradation of habitat through deforestation.

Suya – Traditional Street Food From Nigeria

Original article published at TasteAtlas.Believed to have originated among the Hausa people, this popular Nigerian dish employs thin slices of beef or chicken that are generously seasoned, then roasted over open charcoal grills. The essential element in each suya is a dry spice blend known as suya or yaji, which is made with a combination of ground peanuts and red peppers.The spice blend is versatile, and...

Drop By These 5 South African Dorpies On Your Next Holiday

Having recently added Royal Thonga Safari Lodge to their property portfolio, we caught up with Dream Hotels and Resorts Marketing Manager Sharmila Ragunanan to help us pinpoint small-town locations across South Africa that are ideal for a quick getaway.  “Located in the remote heartlands of KwaZulu-Natal, Royal Thonga is definitely one of our more off-the-grid locations,” Ragunanan says. “As someone who lives in Johannesburg, travelling through small towns...

Sustainability: Dispelling The Myths Around Responsible Travel

From what you eat to what you wear, how you live to how you travel, leading a sustainable lifestyle can seem overwhelming. But don’t panic. Even though your Facebook feed is filled with tales of raw foodist eco-warriors and back-to-basic survivalists, extreme sacrifices aren’t the only way to make a meaningful impact on the wellbeing of our planet.Trafalgar, have been leading the charge in the fight for...

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Jock Classic Offers Cyclists Several Options

The Takealot Jock Classic, one of South Africa’s oldest road races, will offer a number of options when cyclists take the opportunity to stretch their muscles in mid-winter in Mpumalanga.
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Five Easy Ways To Use Less Paper

Ninety-nine percent of all species that have ever lived have gone extinct and while this might be the result of volcanic eruptions and asteroid impacts, it is impossible to take the human...
Legalizing Cannabis

Legalizing Cannabis Use: Ethical And Legal Considerations

SA set to become a major producer, but there are pro's and con'sThe recent awarding of a license by medicines regulator, SAHPRA, to a local company to...
Diagnostic Testing

Diagnostic Testing For Six Rare Diseases Can Now Be Performed In South Africa

Sanofi Genzyme, in collaboration with the Centre for Human Metabolomics (CHM), which is affiliated to North-West University, has launched a ground-breaking initiative that will allow for enzyme assay analysis for lysosomal storage...
Garden Route Port Fest

Garden Route Port Fest Coming Up In November

The Garden Route community can look forward to a weekend of spectacular harbour highlights in November, as Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) firms up 2 and 3 November as the dates for...
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Timely Winelands Celebration For Woolcock And Roux

Young Stellenbosch rider Hennie Roux gave himself the perfect birthday present when he partnered Waylon Woolcock to victory in the Liberty Winelands Encounter in the Western Cape today.Roux...
Goodman Gallery

Goodman Gallery Johannesburg, Opening

For his fourth exhibition with Goodman Gallery, Jabulani Dhlamini presents a recent series of photographs taken across the country and continent. Integrating ethnographic and autobiographic approaches to image making, Dhlamini unpacks our...
Pulp And Paper Industry

Pulp And Paper Industry Opens Applications For Its Master Of Engineering Bursary Programme

For the ninth year running, the Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa (PAMSA) is offering bursaries to eligible Bachelor of Science engineering students who wish to pursue a Master of Engineering (M.Eng.)...
Durban Rehabilitation Centre

Dedicated Durban-based Rehabilitation Centre Opens To Meet Increasing Demand

The escalating number of alcohol and substance abusers in KwaZulu-Natal has created the need for a holistic, full-time addiction rehabilitation centre. Choose Life Specialist Recovery Centre, opened on Durban’s Windmill Road in...

Breathing For A Better Life

We know that when we deliberately, in a stressful, upsetting moment, take the proverbial deep breath, we create a somewhat better next moment.  A deep inhalation brings fullness; a deep exhalation brings...