Brand South Africa 'Play Your Part' ambassadors aim to uncover gems in Northern Cape communities

Brand South Africa ‘Play Your Part’ ambassadors aim to uncover gems in Northern Cape communities

Brand South Africa, the official marketing agency of the country, together with Play Your Part Ambassadors, Goliath and Goliath, arrived in Kimberley to inspire learners to be good citizens. The Goliaths – Donovan, Jason and Nicholas – have been running masterclasses around the country for over a year now, as a reminder on how to […]

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How the election results have affected SA's currency

Early gains offset by the return of international volatility

This Rand report is brought to you by Sable International The week began with a strong Rand (opening at R18.47 to the Pound and closing at R18.35 on Monday) due to increased uncertainty in the US and continued Brexit woes. Donald Trump’s announcement of possible tariffs on European automobile trade also contributed to the lower sentiment […]

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North West cops launch manhunt after brave guards foil CIT robbery

North West cops launch manhunt after brave guards foil CIT robbery

Police in the Phokeng area of North West are desperately trying to retrieve information about a suspect who was wounded during a botched CIT (cash-in-transit) robbery on Monday evening. The authorities are concerned about the man’s health after he left the scene “bleeding profusely”. North West CIT heist – what we know so far: The […]

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SASSA gets a new CEO, meet Busisiwe Memela-Khambula

SASSA gets a new CEO, meet Busisiwe Memela-Khambula

The ministry of social development revealed, on Monday, that Busisiwe Memela-Khambula has been appointed as the CEO of the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA). As reported by Business Live, Social Development Minister, Susan Shabangu, looked to the business and banking expertise Khambula holds to taking the social grants agency to greater heights. SASSA gets […]

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Train catches fire in Germiston during Tuesday rush-hour [photos]

Train catches fire in Germiston during Tuesday rush-hour [photos]

Authorities have arrived to the scene of a train fire in Germiston on Tuesday after the incident was reported just after 7:00. The locomotive – which was stationary in the Dinwiddie suburb of Ekurhuleni – had fires in two separate carriages before the emergency services arrived. Germiston train fire – latest news: It’s understood that […]

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Malawi votes in tight three-way election

Malawi votes in tight three-way election

by Jack McBrams / Michelle Gumede for Agence France-Presse (AFP) Malawi polls opened on Tuesday after a closely-fought election campaign, with President Peter Mutharika battling to hold off two serious rivals in a race that has focused on corruption allegations and economic development. Mutharika, who has been in power since 2014, faces opposition from his own deputy Saulos […]

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Carl Niehaus issues threat to journalists over "Pep store outfit" comments

Carl Niehaus issues threat to journalists over “Pep store outfit” comments

In what has become a routine occurrence outside of Jacob Zuma’s court hearings, the former president and his cronies – Carl Niehaus included – addressed crowds in the streets on Pietermaritzburg on Monday. Msholozi continues to preach and protest his innocence, dismissing the corruption charges laid against him as a witch-hunt. Jacob Zuma reacts to […]

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Lesufi celebrates renaming of Höerskool HF Verwoerd: 'Smuts will also fall'

Lesufi celebrates renaming of Höerskool HF Verwoerd: ‘Smuts will also fall’

The Gauteng MEC for Education, Panyaza Lesufi, has praised official efforts to rename Höerskool HF Verwoerd, in Tshwane, to Rietondale Secondary School. Lesufi, a controversial figure in his own right, has made it his mission to undo the ‘damage done to the education system by the apartheid regime’. His vendetta against schools which cater, almost […]

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