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AROUND 1.85 MILLION PEOPLE AFFECTED BY CYCLONE IN MOZAMBIQUE – UN

Tessa | Mar 26 , 2019

BEIRA – About 1.85 million people have now been affected by Cyclone Idai and its aftermath in Mozambique alone, UN humanitarian agency OCHA said on Tuesday, as aid workers raced to fathom the scale of the disaster and determine what help is most urgently needed.

“Some will be in critical, life-threatening situations. Some will sadly have lost their livelihoods, which whilst an appalling tragedy is not immediately life-threatening,” OCHA coordinator Sebastian Rhodes Stampa said.

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Professor follows God’s blueprint as he puts SA on map of innovators

Tessa | Mar 19 , 2019

Prof Mashudu Tshifularo about innovation, he believes the world should invest in medical innovation for a healthier future.

 

Tshifularo recently became the first person in the world to transplant a 3D-printed bone into the middle ear of a patient with hearing loss.

 

But, he is expecting criticism from his academic colleagues.

 

“Let them come. No one has been doing it. This is unique,” says he man who became a professor at the former Medunsa University at 35.

 

Last week, Tshifularo, 55, and… read more


Easier #AfriTravel as Botswana teams up with Zimbabwe and Zambia in Kaza uni-visa

Tessa | Mar 11 , 2019

 

 

In this way, the news that Botswana is thinking about being incorporated into the Kaza uni-visa is incredible news. The travel industry update reports Botswana and Zimbabwe had discourses around the visa consideration to advance amid the Bi-National Commission meeting held in Harare a week ago.

The visa is valid for nationals of 65 countries, and cost $50.

The visa appeared in 2014 and was intended to keep running as half year pilot. It as of now just exists among Zimbabwe and Zambia, is legitimate for 30-days and enables holders to complete… read more


The female unemployment rate remains high

Tessa | Mar 08 , 2019

Men and women do not share the same employment context. Women represent less than 50% of the global working population according to the International Labour Organization.

Men and women don’t have a similar business setting. Below 50% of the worldwide female populace is employed particularly in Africa, a populace assessed at 49.6% as indicated by the 2017 UN cover on the ” Revised World Population Prospects”.

Morocco: anti-cancer drug factory

But more and more women are standing out. Creating jobs and heading different companies. It’s the case of… read more


New flight courses to Lusaka an indication of expanded enthusiasm for Zambia’s travel industry and business openings

Tessa | Feb 20 , 2019

ZAMBIA’S Minister of Tourism and Arts Charles Banda says the new flight courses to Lusaka are an indication of expanded enthusiasm for the nation’s travel industry and business openings.

Mr. Banda said the populace going for business and recreation has expanded after some time, which is pulling in aircraft over into the nation.

“Zambia is an interesting goal since it is at the middle imparting outskirts to eight (8) different nations. The aggregate populace of these nations is more than 600 million with various business… read more


30 BEST RESTAURANTS IN SOUTH AFRICA

Belanda | Nov 14 , 2018

The nominated restaurants were determined by the scores of a panel of anonymous judges, convened by chef Margot Janse, who dined around the country. “A fantastic field of nominees has come out of this year’s judging, with some newcomers and old favourites making up a list that truly represents the best of the best in South African dining today,” said Janse. “As always, these nominees have been nominated for their achievements in excellent dining, innovative menus, ambience and service excellence.” The top 10 restaurants will be revealed on Sunday 18 November 2018 at an awards ceremony… read more


DURBAN’S NEW TAXI INITIATIVE GOES LIVE

Belanda | Nov 13 , 2018

The face of Durban’s public transport changed this week with the launch 150 branded minibus taxis in the city centre that will offer commuter an enhanced service as part of the city’s ambitious GO!Durban project.

The eThekwini Municipality’s mini-bus taxi incentive programme, called “Moja Cruise” kicked off on Monday after months of behind the scenes collaboration between the Ethekwini Metro Taxi Council (EMTC) – the leadership body of the mini-bus taxi industry – and the city.

The roll-out of the 150 taxis part of an innovative pilot programme to… read more


ETHIOPIA’S CHANGING FORTUNES

Belanda | Nov 12 , 2018

The reform agenda under Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, which has received nods and political acclaim globally, has radically broken the mould not only in the Ethiopian context but also in the African and global political spheres. It has indeed been a series of transformative firsts for Ethiopia since Abiy Ahmed took the helm following the resignation of Hailemariam Desalegn in February 2018. At 41, Abiy Ahmed is the youngest head of government in Africa and the first Oromo (the majority ethnic group in Ethiopia) to lead the country.

It all began with the lifting of the state of emergency… read more


HUAWEIMATE20 OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED IN SOUTH AFRICA

Belanda | Oct 31 , 2018

The local launch followed the international showing of the powerhouse smartphone held last Tuesday in London. Huawei’s new Mate20 series sent shockwaves across the tech world with the phone’s impressive design, 3 multi-functional cameras, the in screen fingerprint sensor and many others, all powered by their new powerful Kirin 980 chip set.

Akhram Mohamed, Chief Technology Officer at Huawei Consumer Business Group South Africa, said, “The Huawei Mate 20 series offers consumers a compelling combination of powerful artificial intelligence (AI), flagship performance,… read more


THE AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD WEALTH IN SOUTH AFRICA VS THE WORLD

Belanda | Oct 31 , 2018

The group lists South Africa as having the 37th highest average net household wealth among the countries assessed, with EUR 7,770 per capita (±R127,300), up from EUR 7,080 in 2017 (±R116,000). In its 2018 report, Allianz focused in on the imbalances that exist between the average wealth held per capita compared to the median wealth per capita, noting that there are more countries (30 in total) in which distribution, based on development of median assets, has improved since the turn of the millennium. This shows an overall improvement in the wealth of any given country – however, South Africa… read more


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