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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


Bafana Bafana secured R320k pay day with Afcon second round qualification

Farieda | Jul 04 , 2019

Bafana players are each in for a hefty bonus, following their qualification to the second round of the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

After finishing third in Group D, with three points and a solitary goal, Stuart Baxter’s men were still in with a chance to make the next round, pending results from the last day of the round-robin stage.

A goalless draw between Tunisia and Mauritania, along with a victory for Mali over Angola conspired to hand Bafana a last-16 spot, where they face their stiffer task yet – going past the hosts to make it to the quarterfinals.

Bafana Bafana… read more


SEZ COULD REVIVE MANUFACTURING CAPACITY IN VAAL TRIANGLE

Belanda | Jul 01 , 2019

Although growth has been subdued for several years, there is still potential to open up opportunities for both small and established businesses while stimulating economic activity and creating much-needed jobs in the country. SEZs are key in helping us to develop a global competitive economy and achieve our industrial policy objectives.

SEZ’s are particularly attractive for international investors who are looking to set up operations in the country as they can reduce the cost of doing business through incentives from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). These include… 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


South Africa’s President Ramaphosa vows ‘new era’ at inauguration

Farieda | May 27 , 2019

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa vowed to bring about “hope and renewal” as he was inaugurated at a stadium in the capital Pretoria.

The African National Congress (ANC) leader vowed to tackle corruption and rejuvenate the struggling economy.

He was elected earlier this month with a majority of 57.5%, the smallest since the party came to power 25 years ago.

Mr Ramaphosa initially took over from Jacob Zuma in 2018 after Mr Zuma was accused of corruption.

Mr Ramaphosa is the country’s fifth democratically elected… read more


South Africa’s parliament elects Cyril Ramaphosa as president

Farieda | May 23 , 2019

South African legislators elected Cyril Ramaphosapresident on Wednesday and he promised to create jobs and work for the interests of all citizens, not just members of the majority African National Congress (ANC).

The ANC won South Africa’s May 8 general election, enabling the party to pick the country’s president, but its share of the vote fell to a post-apartheid low – reflecting anger at corruption and cronyism under Ramaphosa’s predecessor Jacob Zuma.

Many voters were also dismayed at the racial inequality that remains entrenched a generation… read more


If you own a Huawei phone in South Africa, here is everything you need to know about the Google crisis

Farieda | May 23 , 2019

Chinese phone giant Huawei has run into some trouble with the government of the United States of America, which in turn caused trouble in its relationship with Google, which in turn could come to affect every one of what is estimated to be millions of Huawei users in South Africa.

Though we don’t yet know exactly how, or when, and we aren’t yet certain about some other things too.

The situation is complex, and fluid, and clouded by politics. That is particularly bad news for anyone who has just invested in a Huawei handset, or needs to decide whether to buy Huawei.

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HOW TO GET SOUTH AFRICANS TO BUY INTO THE NEXT BIG THING IN MEDICINE

Belanda | May 20 , 2019

In March 2018, the country rolled out the drug-dispensing units at six sites in the Free State and Gauteng, where the machines can be found in shopping malls in Alexandra, Soweto and Diepsloot. The apparatuses work just like ATMs except instead of releasing cash, they pop out medication for people with chronic conditions such as epilepsy, diabetes, high blood pressure or HIV.

Ideally, units like this will make it easier for patients to pick up their medication and keep them out of overburdened clinics. And because people with a range of conditions — not just HIV — use the devices, it… read more


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