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Beyoncé releases new single made with South African producer and composer Lebo M

Farieda | Jul 10 , 2019

Cape Town – Beyoncé has released Spirit a song she made with South African producer and composer, Lebo M. and Hans Zimmer among others.

The single is featured on an album curated by the singer who also stars in The Lion King as Nala. The album is titled The Lion King: The Gift and it will be released on 19 July the same as the film which is a remaining of the Disney classic.

Along with The Gift, Walt Disney Records will release the original soundtrack for the new live-action remake of 1994 classic on 11 July, and according to Pitchfork, it features Can You Feel… read more


Durban July: Do It Again does the double

Farieda | Jul 08 , 2019

Do it Again becomes only the fifth horse in history to win back-to-back Durban July titles.

A dramatic pre-gate scratching of the race favourite Hawaam opened the door for 2018 winner Do It Again to become the fifth horse in the 123 years of the Durban July to win back-to-back when he snuck home at Hollywoodbets Greyville on Saturday.

Trained by Justin Snaith and ridden by Richard Fourie, the gelding was always going to be up there with the contenders and when Hawaam was scratched following an injury on entrance to the starting gate the defending champion slipped into… read more


FFA/NETCARE JOIN FORCES TO BOOST HEALTH INNOVATION

Belanda | Jun 28 , 2019

A partnership between a tech accelerator and a private hospital group will have teamed up to provide a platform for entrepreneurs to build and scale health-tech startups that address the key health issues across Africa.

Founders Factory Africa (FFA) and Netcare have joined forces to design, build and scale over 35 healthcare startups across Africa. The FFA model includes its accelerator programme, which develops existing businesses through a bespoke six-month programme, whilst the incubator programme will build completely new businesses. Netcare will provide access to hospitals,… read more


7 Business Advantages of Responsive Web Design

Belanda | Jun 25 , 2019

Responsive design is a web design and development technique that creates a site or system that reacts to the size of a user’s screen. Responsive design will optimise a user’s browsing experience by creating a flexible and responsive web page, optimised for the device that is accessing it. Increasing use of the internet and proliferation of web applications on tablet and mobile devices has been the driving force behind this development.

What is Responsive Web Design? Responsive design is a web design and development technique that creates a site or system… read more


Triumph and tears: Pics from #ComradesMarathon2019

Farieda | Jun 10 , 2019

Durban – Breaking a 13-year-old Comrades Marathon record was a dream come true for Gerda Steyn especially as she had not planned on it, even though she knew it was a possibility.

The 2019 female Comrades winner crossed the finish line in the “up run” in a time of 5:58:53, shaving 10 minutes off the 13-year record of 6:09:23 held by Russia’s Elena Nurgalieva.

“It was only in the last kilometres that fatigue began to start but I could smell the finish line so I gave it my all,” she said at the finish line.

“I promised myself… read more


7 Types of Online Advertising

Belanda | Jun 03 , 2019

Online advertising has evolved since its humble beginnings as a static image that pops up at the top of a website. Now, there are a wide variety of advertising types you could use – we’ve listed the seven top types here (and tried to give you the quick definition for it).

1. Display Ads The original form of online advertising, these are visual ads that appear on third party websites (usually ones that are related to your content or service in some way). Display ads have evolved from the basic form of banner ads. Nowadays, display ads come as: • Static images – these are your basic… read more


Ramaphosa announces cabinet: Mabuza, Gordhan, Mboweni – and De Lille

Farieda | May 30 , 2019

President Cyril Ramaphosa has brought in a member of the opposition, Patricia de Lille, to head the ministry of public works.

The president announced his executive on Wednesday evening, reducing the size of cabinet from 36 to 28 ministers.

Ramaphosa’s executive had few surprises as he got rid of all those implicated in state capture while bringing in young blood.

“In appointing a new national executive, I have taken a number of considerations into account, including experience, continuity, competence, generational mix and demographic and regional diversity,”… read more


Vrr-Pah! Here’s a quick look at our hot hatch long-termer: VW Golf 7.5 GTI

Belanda | May 20 , 2019

Volkswagen’s iconic Golf GTI, has set the standard for hot hatches since 1976. The Golf GTI, currently in 7.5-generation guise, remains one of the best-selling hot hatches globally. Wheels24 has acquired a Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0 TSI DSG as our long-term test vehicle. The ‘Tungsten Silver’ metallic hot hatch has fit right in our garage and despite being launched more than two years ago, it’s amazing to see how many heads this car turns.

Under the bonnet lies a 1984cc TSI engine delivering 169kW (4700 to 6200rpm) and 350Nm (1500 to 4600rpm). The engine is mated… read more


‘Queen of Smoke’ – meet SA motorsport sensation Stacey Lee May

Belanda | May 20 , 2019

On this week’s episode of African Voices, CNN International meets South African spinner and drifter Stacey Lee May.

As one of South African’s top female motorsport sensations, May hopes to inspire and empower more people by showing them they can do anything. As a young child, May remembers how other children would pick on her due to her small physique.

Through motorsport, May was able regain her confidence and be successful: “I started high school at the age of twelve or thirteen but I matriculated at the age of sixteen. Being younger than everybody else, people used to… read more


Hefty rise in petrol price for May

Belanda | May 10 , 2019

Diesel 0.05 percent sulphur will increase by 1c/l, while the price of diesel 0.005 percent sulphur would remain unchanged, the department said in a statement on Sunday.

The wholesale price of illuminating paraffin would increase by 3c/l and the single maximum national retail price (SMNRP) of illuminating paraffin would increase by 4c/l. The maximum retail price for LPGas would increase by 84c/kg.

In a later statement on Sunday, Energy Minister Jeff Radebe said the main reasons for the increased fuel prices were that the rand on average had strengthened slightly against… read more


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