Neighboring economies recover from SA unrest

South African youth loot

from NJABULO BUTHELEZI in DurbanDURBAN - NEIGHBOURING countries with strong trade links to South Africa have recovered from the recent unrest that hit the regional powerhouse. However, the prolonged lockdown in South Africa driven by the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis remains a major issue on food security in these respective economies. These...

De Jongh aims high in Sekhukhune’s debut season

New signings for Sekhukhune United, Ryan De Jongh

by TINTSWALO BALOYIJOHANNESBURG – RYAN de Jongh believes while the priority for Sekhukhune United is to retain their status in the DStv Premiership, the newcomers can go all the way and challenge for a finish in the top four. The defensive midfielder, recently unveiled ahead of the new campaign, said finishing in the top...

MTN invests R170 million in Eastern Cape expansion

MTN tower

by SAVIOUS KWINIKAJOHANNESBURG - MTN is investing R170 million (US$11,8 million) to expand its long term evolution (LTE or fourth-generation, 4G) and 5G networks in the Eastern Cape province. The additional investment provided to the province will allow the mobile operator to grow its LTE footprint to close to 93 percent by the end...

Global tennis tourneys return to South Africa

Tennis South Africa's one of the top players, Roxanne Clarke

by AKANI CHAUKEJOHANNESBURG – HIGH profile junior international tennis will return to South Africa next month after a lengthy spell in the doldrums because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Tennis South Africa (TSA) has confirmed it will host five International Tennis Federation (ITF) events for the youngsters, to be held from late August to...

Employment boost for SA tech talent

by AKANI CHAUKEJOHANNESBURG – MAJOR technology companies in South Africa will employ some graduates in internships following a job fair for 130 individuals from around the country. Huawei South Africa recently held the event for graduates from its ICT Academies at various tertiary institutions. The aim was to give students an opportunity to meet with potential...

Ramaphosa: SA has beaten vaccination teething problems

South African president Cyril Ramaphosa

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG – SOUTH AFRICA has overcome problems that initially wrecked its coronavirus vaccination drive and is now playing a historic role in the availability of vaccines in the continent. This is according to President Cyril Ramaphosa as the number of vaccinations administered in South Africa passed the 7,5 million mark.

Internet dispute spills to the courts


by TINTSWALO BALOYIJOHANNESBURG – SOUTH Africa’s Internet Service Providers' Association (ISPA) is concerned at the legal dispute between Cloud Innovation and African Network Information Centre (AFRINIC), the regional internet registry for the continent. One consequence of the dispute is AFRINIC's bank account has been frozen. AFRINIC has reportedly confiscated over 6 million internet protocol (IP) addresses from...

Hard work is close to godliness


True Gospel with SAVIOUS-PARKER KWINIKATHE principle of hard work is a command from our creator Jehovah God. Yet too many people do not want to work at all. Such culprits are lazy. Ironically, yet at the same time are the ones that would love eating a lot. Also,...

Farming earmarked to save SA from unrest

Afrikaner beef cattle

by AKANI CHAUKEJOHANNESBURG – AGRICULTURE businesses have an important role in rebuilding South Africa after recent unrest. This is according to an economist as the dust settles on the violence that rocked Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal provinces. “We are yet to fully understand the impact and financial costs of the devastation from...

Bank pledges millions to victims of SA unrest

FNB CEO Jacques Celliers

from NJABULO BUTHELEZI in DurbanDURBAN - FIRST National Bank (FNB) is committing R21 million to help communities impacted by the recent unrest in some parts of South Africa. Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), coincidentally the economic powerhouses of the county, were worst affected by the looting and vandalism. FNB, through its Social Impact (Care) team, is...