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Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane Tells Communities To Protect Girls

Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane Tells Communities To Protect Girls

Gauteng Community Safety MEC Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane has expressed concern following the rape, killing and attempted murder of two young girls aged nine and 13 in Sebokeng. “The continuous rape and killing of young girls has reached unprecedented levels. It is very important that the community and law enforcement agencies do everything in their power to […]

Soweto Gospel Choir Wins Third Grammy Award

Soweto Gospel Choir Wins Third Grammy Award

The Soweto Gospel Choir has made South Africa proud by winning the Best World Music Album award for their album Freedom at the 61st Grammy Awards, held in  Los Angeles. The album is best known for its liberation struggle songs. This is the choir’s third Grammy award. The music group’s previous wins were in 2007 and 2008 […]

WeWork Picks South Africa For First African Foray

WeWork Picks South Africa For First African Foray

U.S. shared workspace provider WeWork plans to launch in South African later this year, it said on Thursday, a move that would mark the first African expansion for the $47 billion New York-based company. The firm, backed by Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp, will team up with Redefine Properties, one of South Africa’s biggest real estate […]

Man Dies In Gas Explosion At Gloria Mine, South Africa

Man Dies In Gas Explosion At Gloria Mine, South Africa

One man, believed to be an illegal miner, has died after an explosion at the shuttered Gloria Coal Mine in Mpumalanga. The police’s Brigadier Leornard Hlathi says another man, also believed to be an illegal miner, has been retrieved and is well. The Middelburg Observer reported on Wednesday that a group of 22 people, believed […]

Few Women Hold Executive Positions In South Africa’s Work Space

Few Women Hold Executive Positions In South Africa’s Work Space

The CEO of one of South Africa’s top four banks – Absa – announced this week that she is retiring after 10 years in this role. Employment equity at the bank improved under Maria Ramos’s guidance. Both the number of black women and men in senior management positions increased during her period as CEO. Given that she was […]

MTN Slashes Its Out Of Data Bundle Rates

MTN Slashes Its Out Of Data Bundle Rates

 MTN has slashed its out of bundle (OOB) data rate by up to 75 percent for prepaid customers. The mobile operator will also be doubling selected prepaid voice and data bundles for the next two months. Prepaid customers currently not making use of data bundles will pay just 29c per megabyte for their data usage, […]

South African Coal Community Has The World’s Worst Air

South African Coal Community Has The World’s Worst Air

Thirty-five-year-old Patrick Mdluli considered himself healthy until he moved two years ago to Mpumalanga province – South Africa’s coal mining heartland. The area has the worst air quality in the world, according to a recent study by environmental group Greenpeace. The 12 large coal mines in this area make it the world’s hotspot for toxic […]

South Africa’s Rand Flat In Early Trade Ahead Of Trade Balance Figures

South Africa’s Rand Flat In Early Trade Ahead Of Trade Balance Figures

South Africa’s rand was flat early on Friday, giving up its small overnight gains as renewed jitters about the impact on global growth of the simmering trade war between China and the United States kept investors on the sidelines. At 0730 GMT the rand was steady at 14.4725 per dollar, unchanged from its overnight close […]

S. Africa’s Economy Emerges From First Recession In Decade

S. Africa’s Economy Emerges From First Recession In Decade

South Africa emerged from its first recession in almost a decade in the third quarter as recoveries in manufacturing and agriculture contributed to an increase in economic growth.  Gross domestic product rose by an annualized 2.2 percent in the three months through September compared with a revised 0.4 percent contraction in the prior quarter, Statistics […]

The Equal Education Enquiry On Sexual Harassment – Women Give Confidential Testimonies

The Equal Education Enquiry On Sexual Harassment – Women Give Confidential Testimonies

We are some of the 19 women who submitted our confidential testimonies to the Equal Education enquiry on Sexual Harassment. We read Judge Satchwell’s report with densely felt disappointment. We had hoped, that based on the promises of the new leadership of Equal Education, and the moment we live in today, that this time around […]

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