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Sisi Ntombela

Sisi Ntombela Re-Elected As Free State Premier

JOHANNESBURG - Sisi Ntombela has been re-elected as the premier of the Free State.Former Maluti-a-Phofung mayor Vusi Tshabalala will be the new chief whip in the province while Zanele Sifuba...
Youngest NCOP Member

Youngest NCOP Member (20) Prepares For New Start In Cape Town

The youngest member of the National Council of Provinces (NCOP), the African National Congress’ (ANC) Itumeleng Ntsube from Botshabelo in the Free State, has been accredited at Parliament.The 20-year-old will...
President Cyril Ramaphosa

Will Ramaphosa Name New DP After Mabuza Asks To First Clear His Name?

Constitutional experts say President Cyril Ramaphosa will still have to name his deputy when the new Cabinet is announced by next week despite the sudden postponement of African National Congress (ANC) deputy...
David Makhura

Makhura Re-Elected As Gauteng Premier

David Makhura has been re-elected as the premier of Gauteng.The African National Congress (ANC) earlier nominated David Makhura for the position but the Democratic Alliance also nominated Solly...
David Mabuza

David Mabuza To Meet ANC Integrity Commission Next Week

JOHANNESBURG - The ANC’s integrity commission will meet with deputy president David Mabuza and other ANC members flagged in its report next week to hear their side of the story.The party’s president Cyril Ramaphosa...
Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng

Chief Justice Mogoeng To Preside Over Swearing-in Of 400 MPs

CAPE TOWN - Four hundred elected MPs from a record 14 different political parties will be officially sworn in as members of the National Assembly on Wednesday morning. Chief Justice Mogoeng will preside over the...

Court Expected To Rule On ANC Member’s Inclusion On Parly List

JOHANNESBURG – The Johannesburg High Court is expected to deliver a judgment on Wednesday morning on a matter involving an African National Congress (ANC) member who wants to be included in the party’s list...

Swearing-in Of David Mabuza As MP postponed

CAPE TOWN - Deputy President David Mabuza has requested that his swearing-in as a Member of Parliament be postponed.A statement issued by ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa said that Mabuza made the request in light...

Members Of Gauteng Legislature To Be Sworn In

JOHANNESBURG – Members of the Gauteng provincial legislature will be sworn in on Wednesday afternoon with the African National Congress (ANC) chairperson David Makhura barely retaining the premier's office.The ANC and Democratic Alliance (DA)...

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Africa Top10 News

RIP to Kenyan Author Binyavanga WainainaKnown as one of Africa’s best-known authors and gay rights Activists, Wainaina died on Tuesday night in Nairobi after a short illness at age 48. His death was confirmed by Tom Maliti, the chairman of the...
African Business Countries

Africa Top10 News

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...
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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Prescribed Assets

Prescribed Assets Threat Set To Increase Investment Outflows

Indications are that South African pension fund investors are jittery in the wake of the recent reference to investigating the reintroduction of prescribed assets in the ANC’s...

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...
Investment Journey

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...
Bidding for a home

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...

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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.
david warner

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...

HHP, TKZee & Mango Groove To Get SAMA Lifetime Achievement Awards

The South African Music Awards (Samas) will this year bestow lifetime achievement awards on three local acts for having made a long-term impact on the music industry.Jabulani 'HHP' Tsambo will receive the award posthumously. Tsambo died in 2018 at the age of 38 after taking his own life.Sama organisers said the motswako rapper would be remembered for the critical role he played in making the...

Ellen Degeneres Calls Show A ‘Second Chance’ As She Announces New Deal

Daytime chat show host Ellen DeGeneres described her programme as a "second chance" and revealed she has signed up for another three years on air.The 61-year-old star reflected on 16 years as a daytime host and she has admitted the self-titled programme brought her back from a career chasm of sorts five years after her Ellen sitcom was cancelled in 1998.Speaking during Tuesday's episode, she told the audience:...

Recipe: Mushroom Dombolo

Preparation time: 20 minutes + proofingCooking time: 20 minutesIngredients2 cups flour 2tsp salt 1tsp sugar 10g instant yeast 2 jumbo eggs, beaten 300ml milk, or more if needed 15ml oil 250g fresh button, portobello or portabellini mushrooms or a mix of all three, chopped stew of your choice (chicken, bean, veggie, lamb)Method1 Mix the...

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.

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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More Confusion Over The Fate Of Botswana‘s Elephants

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

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

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...
Free Bitcoin

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...
SA Schools

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. ...
100 Young Independents

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...

Recycle, Repurpose, Reuse & Win Some Rands!

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...
Integrating Africa

AHBS IV: Integrating Africa, Bridging The Health Gap

Africa is growing, and it’s growing rapidly. Over the last 20 years, Africa’s population has increased by 2.5% every year and is expected to rise to 2.4 billion by 2050 whilst bearing...
South African Wines

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...