Wed, 19 June, 2019

ANC Reveals Names Of Parliamentary Leaders

The ANC has unveiled the names of members it wants to be whips, house chairpersons and committee chairs in Parliament.The process had been delayed amid reports of behind-the-scenes...

R3.5M Fine For Farmer After He Failed To Apply For Licence To Build Dams

A Clanwilliam farmer has been slapped with a multi-million rand fine for water and environmental transgressions.Tierhoek Boerdery was taken to court last year. It has been found guilty...

SANDF Can’t Confirm Casualties On Mozambique Side After Shooting

JOHANNESBURG – The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) said while it could confirm that no South African soldiers were injured during the shooting incident with Mozambican border police, they could not...

Police Task Team Set Up As Body Of 5th Homeless Murder Victim Found

JOHANNESBURG – Gauteng police have confirmed that the body of a fifth homeless person was discovered on Wednesday morning in Tshwane.The victim’s body was found at a bus...

Ramaphosa’s Biggest Challenge Is SA’s Economic Recovery, DA On Sona

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s greatest challenge is to put the SA economy on a growth path.That was the message from the official opposition as the clock ticked down ahead...

SA Consumer Inflation Quickens To 4.5% In May

South Africa’s headline consumer inflation inched higher to 4.5% year on year in May from 4.4% in April, data from Statistics South Africa showed on Wednesday.On a month-on-month...

Manuel’s Lawyer Confident EFF’s Application Will Fail

JOHANNESBURG – Former Finance Minister Trevor Manuel’s lawyer Dario Milo said they were confident the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) would not succeed in its application to the Supreme Court of Appeal.The EFF’s application for...

Ramaphosa To Announce Further Plans To Aid Struggling Eskom

JOHANNESBURG – As President Cyril Ramaphosa prepared to deliver his State of the Nation Address (Sona) on Thursday, the Presidency said he would announce further measures to support Eskom’s efforts at recovery and it's...

WC Anti-Gang Unit Showing Some Cracks Amid Soaring Murders

CAPE TOWN – While gang murders in the Western Cape are soaring, the province's Anti-Gang Unit has been showing cracks.Unit commander Andre Lincoln has steamrolled ahead with investigations into three of his senior members...

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The Wheels of Bashir's Trial in MotionSudan's former President Omar al-Bashir has appeared in public for the first time since his overthrow by the military following months of mass protests against his 30-year-long autocratic rule. Dressed in a white robe and...

‘Good Gifts’: Putin Presents XI With Birthday Ice Cream

Russian President Vladimir Putin presented his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping with a giant box of ice cream for his 66th birthday before a summit in Tajikistan on...

New Poll Shows Biden With Big Lead Over Trump

A nationwide Fox News poll released Sunday shows President Donald Trump trailing former vice president Joe Biden and no fewer than four other Democratic contenders as early...

Mexican Cartel Leader Sentenced To 55 Years For Kidnapping

A judge in Mexico sentenced drug kingpin Servando Gomez to 55 years in prison on Monday following his conviction for kidnapping, authorities said.Until...

Prisons Under Siege As Zimbabwe’s Economic Woes Persist

The Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison in Harare is crumbling at the seams, assailed by overcrowding and a critical shortage of medicines, food and other basics as the...

Huawei Says US Ban Hurting More Than Expected, To Wipe $30 Billion Off Revenue

HONG KONG - China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd has taken a harder-than-expected hit from a U.S. ban, the company’s founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei said, and slashed revenue expectations...

Zimbabwe Inflation Nears 100%

Zimbabwe’s annual rate of inflation has risen to nearly 100%, the highest in a decade.Prices have been rising in shops making daily life...
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Investment Tax Breaks

South Africans who wish to build an investment portfolio should get professional advice to ensure that they take advantage of all the available tax benefits and get...

7 Ways To Instantly Improve Workplace Ergonomics

Good ergonomics is essential to a productive and healthy workforce - and they cost almost nothing to implement. Linda Trim, Director at workplace design...

Rand Retreats From 2-Week High, Eyes On CPI And Fed

The rand retreated from a two-week high in early trade on Wednesday ahead of domestic consumer price inflation data and the US Federal Reserve’s closely-watched policy decision.

SA Consumer Inflation Quickens To 4.5% In May

South Africa’s headline consumer inflation inched higher to 4.5% year on year in May from 4.4% in April, data from Statistics South Africa showed on Wednesday.

Lionel Zinsou On Growth Prospects For WAEMU Economies

Countries in the West African Economic and Monetary Union are now experiencing the fastest growth in Africa and this as a result of the change in...

World’s Largest Brewer Opens Israeli Cybersecurity Unit As Attacks Mount

JERUSALEM - Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev), the world’s largest beer maker, said on Thursday it was opening a cybersecurity unit in Israel to help protect itself from...

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Former UEFA Head Platini Questioned In Qatar World Cup Probe – Judicial Source

Michel Platini, the former head of European football association Uefa, was detained and questioned by French police on Tuesday over the awarding of the World Cup to Qatar, a French judicial source...

India’s Kohli Fastest Ever To Reach 11,000 ODI Runs

Virat Kohli became the fastest player to reach 11,000 one-day international runs as the India captain made history in Sunday's World Cup clash against Pakistan.The 30-year-old reached the...

Sarri Takes Charge At Juventus After Leaving Chelsea

Maurizio Sarri was named new coach of Juventus on Sunday after his exit from Chelsea following a troubled single campaign in London was confirmed by both clubs.

Pogba Looking For New Challenge Away From Man Utd

Paul Pogba has given a strong indication that he wants to leave Manchester United this summer to seek a "new challenge".The French World Cup winner rejoined United from...

Bulls Believe They Can Win Super Rugby The Hard Way

The Bulls believe that they can emulate the Crusaders and become only the second team to win a Super Rugby final on foreign turf if that scenario pans out for them.

The Links Between Stress, Digestion And Nutrition

Stress, as an appropriate response to a real danger, is an evolutionary life-saver.  Thanks to the fight-flight responses in our ancestors’ bodies, we, the descendants have made it through to the 21st Century.  It’s ironic that in this modern age with extraordinary technologies devoted to eliminating hazards and increasing our ease in life, our stress is off the charts.  We’ve become aware that our bodies, almost perpetually flooded with the stress hormones,...

Why A Third Of South Africans Make Rooibos Part Of Their Colds And Flu Arsenal

In the battle against coughs and sniffles this winter season, a third of South Africans cited Rooibos tea among their top three colds and flu fighting strategies.This was revealed in a national survey conducted by a leading health firm specialising in colds and flu remedies. According to the survey which polled almost 2 000 respondents, South Africans’ first reaction to a cold is to:1.     load up...

Good News For Cash Strapped Travel Lovers – You Can Afford To Get Away!

Its not news that times are tight and cash strapped South Africans are having to cut costs. For many this may mean saying goodbye to family getaways, romantic breakaways, and time away with friends. Thankfully, a group of top tourist attractions and venues on the Cape West Coast have teamed together to create a special West Coast Way 3 for 2 deal that offers fantastic value for those wanting to escape the...

Father’s Day At The Plettenberg

Celebrate your Dad this Father’s Day by treating him to a nostalgic Sunday Beef Roast at SeaFood at The Plettenberg, on 16 June 2019.  Lunch is served from 12h00 – 15h30, at R255 per person. Head Chef Kaylinn Tshabalala has created a feast of flavours that begins with a decadent Twice Baked Cheese Soufflé with grappa cheese sauce and parmesan.The main meal consists of the unforgettable Sunday...

Have Race Relations Improved In SA? South Africans Surveyed Think So

A recent poll by the Institute of Race Relations (IRR) shows that more black South Africans believe that race relations have improved since 1994.The survey, which was conducted in December last year, found that only 20% of black people think that racism has gotten worse.The IRR canvassed over 1,000 South Africans covering different demographics in the country, mainly black people.The...
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Financing The Climate…? It Is The Economy, Stupid!

Climate change and energy transition could easily be financed by central banks. This would stimulate productive investment and amplify labor supply.Titular Member of the Royal Academy of Science of Belgium, President of the Belgian Finance Club, Head of macro research at the bank Degroof Petercam. After working most of his life in the financial sector all around the world Bruno Colmant is a banker and an academic that...

Camila Cabello Takes Social Media Breaks To Protect Herself

LONDON - Camila Cabello has phases where she needs to take long breaks from social media.The Havana hitmaker has opened up about her relationship with the online world, and she explained while she will have periods of being active, there are moments she needs to focus on herself.Speaking to the Hollywood Reporter, she said: "I go through phases in my life - there are...

Rihanna Opens New York Pop-up Shop For Her Fenty Label

Rolling out her concept of fashion that is not a slave to the seasons or the shackles of Fashion Week, Rihanna opened the second pop-up shop of her Fenty brand in New York Tuesday, a month after the launch of the new fashion house in Paris.Fenty, which the Barbados-born diva launched with French luxury powerhouse LVMH, has set up shop in fashionable Soho store The Webster and officially...

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Zambian Pseudo Hippo Cull Cancelled

A controversial contract to hunt at least 1250 hippos under the pretext of culling in Zambia's world-renowned Luangwa Valley has been cancelled following global criticism and opposition from local communities.

Is Youth Day still relevant to the youth?

It’s 43 years since Soweto school children marched for the right to choose to be taught in the language of their choice and were brutally attacked by the Apartheid government, spawning protests...

KOO Joins In And Celebrates ‘Eat Your Vegetables Day’!

Around the World, 17th June is observed as ‘Eat Your Vegetables Day’ and is one more opportunity to remind everyone that veggies are an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. They come in...

Getting Their Hands Dirty For A Good Reason

ZULULAND: More than 30 learners from a school for special educational needs in KwaDukuza, north of Durban have been given the opportunity to get their hands dirty for good reason! The children...

South African Musician Plans 21km “Swim For Hope” Before Concert In Elche

On Friday 14 June, Carina Bruwer, contemporary flute player from South Africa and founding member of the award-winning instrumental group Sterling EQ, will attempt to swim 21km from Alicante to Tabarca Island...

Pick N Pay Commits To Monthly Beach Clean Ups

Pick n Pay has launched monthly People n Planet Beach Clean-Ups which will see the retailer partner with local organisations across the country to drive public awareness for plastic waste and action...

Middelvlei’s Boerebraai – Proudly South African Yet So Unique

Situated in the heart of the Stellenbosch Winelands is where you’ll find Middelvlei Wines, which has been owned and run by the Momberg family since 1919. As you enter the gates leading...

Durban Academic Will Contribute To Higher Education For Jobs

South African higher education specialist Professor Zaheer Hamid has been appointed to the Academic Council of Honoris United Universities, the first pan-African private higher education network covering several countries on the continent.

AI Expo Africa Launches Grand AI Art Challenge

In recent years, art-creating AI has pushedthe boundaries of how we define art. This competition challenges theAfrican AI & Data Science community on Zindi to create originalartwork and music track(s) using artificial...

New Look To Jock Classic Opening Stage

The opening stage of this year’s Takealot Jock Classic will be slightly easier than last year, but competitors will need to keep something in reserve during the three-stage one-day road cycle race...