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Hyundai Tucson, a firm favourite of SA

Article  -  Posted on Tuesday, 31 January 2017  -  511 Views  -  0 Comments
KOREAN brand Hyundai's Tucson is a firm favourite in South Africa. Though the brand does not officially publicise its monthly sales volumes, it is on good authority that the Tucson is one of the top-selling family car or SUVs in this country. You can gauge its popularity by just witnessing the... Read Article

Crisis talks as Gambian leader's reign ends

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 20 January 2017  -  317 Views  -  0 Comments
MAURITANIAN President, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz flew to Senegal to meet with President   after last-ditch talks in Gambia aimed at resolving a crisis over the transfer of power, a Senegalese presidential source told Reuters on Thursday. Aziz left Gambia shortly before midnight, when Gambian leader... Read Article

Trump inauguration shapes up to be a relatively low-key affair

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 20 January 2017  -  296 Views  -  0 Comments
President Obama’s first inaugural festivities stretched over five days. Donald Trump is spending barely three on his. Bill Clinton hit 14 official balls on the day he was sworn in. Trump plans appearances at three. And while other presidents have staged parades that lasted more than four hours,... Read Article

Janet Jackson gives birth to baby boy

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 06 January 2017  -  347 Views  -  0 Comments
Janet Jackson and husband Wissam Al Mana welcomed their son into the world, their first child, on Tuesday the 3rd of January, her rep confirmed. “Janet Jackson and her husband Wissam Al Mana are thrilled to welcome their new son Eissa Al Mana into the world. Janet had a stress-free healthy delivery... Read Article

Rapper Kanye West hospitalised

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 25 November 2016  -  388 Views  -  0 Comments
Rapper Kanye West was reported on Tuesday to be undergoing a spiritual crisis after being hospitalized for exhaustion following the cancellation of the remainder of his US tour. West's reality star wife, Kim Kardashian, pulled out of an expected appearance in New York on Monday night to be with her... Read Article

Trump triumph shocks world

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 14 November 2016  -  444 Views  -  0 Comments
NEW YORK - President Jacob Zuma has sent a message of congratulations to United States of America’s President-elect, Republican Donald Tump, for his shock victory over Democrat candidate, Hilary Clinton in Tuesday elections. According to the Department of International Relations, Zuma send the... Read Article

US election 2016: Trump beats Clinton to take White House

Article  -  Posted on Wednesday, 09 November 2016  -  468 Views  -  0 Comments
Trump wins presidential election   Donald J. Trump has been elected the 45th president of the United States, the capstone of a tumultuous and divisive campaign that won over white voters with the promise to "Make America Great Again."   Trump crossed the 270 electoral vote threshold at 2:31 a.m. ET... Read Article

Millions flee as US braces for deadly Hurricane Matthew

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 07 October 2016  -  385 Views  -  0 Comments
Hurricane Matthew, the fiercest Caribbean storm in nearly a decade, slammed into the Bahamas early on Thursday and intensified as it barrelled toward the south-eastern US coast where millions of residents heeded warnings to flee inland. Roadways in Florida, Georgia and North and South Carolina were... Read Article

Van Niekerk breaks 400m record

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 15 August 2016  -  784 Views  -  0 Comments
Michael Johnson’s 17year old 400m record came shuttering down on a Rio de Janeiro night when South African track ace, Wayde van Niekerk, powered home in just over a 43seconds.The performance has left the athletics world spellbound and scratching for superlatives to best describe such a wonderful... Read Article

Stay or Go? Britain decides in EU vote

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 24 June 2016  -  536 Views  -  0 Comments
Britons will decide the future of their country and Europe after voting on Thursday in a vote on European Union membership after a bitter campaign that appeared to divide the nation down the middle. Prime Minister David Cameron called the referendum under pressure from his ruling Conservative Party... Read Article

Snake latches onto man's penis

Article  -  Posted on Thursday, 26 May 2016  -  707 Views  -  0 Comments
Bangkok - A Thai man is recovering from a bloody encounter with a 3m python that slithered through the plumbing of his home and latched its jaws onto his penis as he was using a squat toilet. Attaporn Boonmakchuay was smiling as Thai television stations interviewed him in his hospital bed about the... Read Article

US Fed raises interest rates by 0.25%

Article  -  Posted on Thursday, 17 December 2015  -  670 Views  -  0 Comments
THE US Federal Reserve has raised interest rates by 0.25 percentage points - its first increase since 2006. The move takes the range of rates banks offer to lend to each other overnight - the Federal Funds rate - to between 0.25% and 0.5%. The move is likely to cause ripples around the world, and... Read Article

Indians celebrate 155 years in South Africa

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 13 November 2015  -  2,596 Views  -  0 Comments
The month of November marks the 155th anniversary of the arrival of Indians in South Africa. As part of the celebrations, it has been announced that a Centre for Indian Diaspora Studies will be established at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.They arrived in 1860, some as indentured workers and... Read Article

Volcanic eruptions on Mount Rinjani, Indonesia

Article  -  Posted on Wednesday, 04 November 2015  -  1,200 View  -  0 Comments
Thousands of tourists – and one Indian gangster – are stranded on three Indonesian islands after ash from the Mount Rinjani volcano forced the closure of airports and blanketed villages and farmlands. The volcano, on Lombok Island, blasted ash and debris 3,500 metres into the air on Wednesday. The... Read Article

MTN given 18 days to pay $5,2bn fine

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 30 October 2015  -  721 Views  -  0 Comments
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) shows no sign of backing down over a record-setting US$5,2bn (R72bn) fine against the local subsidiary of South African-headquartered mobile phone group MTN. According to a report by the news wire service AFP, the commission has given MTN until 16... Read Article

$600m to help Africa

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 30 October 2015  -  604 Views  -  0 Comments
DELHI, INDIA - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced $600m (£393m) in assistance for development projects in Africa at a major summit in Delhi. More than 50 African leaders are attending the India-Africa Forum Summit, unprecedented in scale, in the Indian capital.Although India's trade... Read Article

Incorrect food labelling under the spot light

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 30 October 2015  -  528 Views  -  0 Comments
The National Consumer Commission (NCC) has launched an investigation into all retailers who sell agricultural produce. Woolworths is being probed over allegations of false labelling for products from Israel. The NCC says it decided to launch an investigation into retailers after receiving... Read Article

Low rainfall predicted for festive season

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 30 October 2015  -  594 Views  -  0 Comments
Pretoria – The Department of Water and Sanitation has warned that major parts of South Africa are likely to experience dry conditions and intense heat during the festive season and beyond as they will have little rainfall. Addressing a departmental workshop held in Pretoria recently, hydrologist in... Read Article

Nene promises adherence to expenditure ceiling

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 23 October 2015  -  589 Views  -  0 Comments
NATIONAL – During his mid – term budget speech on Wednesday, Finance Minister, Nhlanhla Nene admitted that global economic growth has slowed, commodity prices remain depressed and unemployment has increased in many parts of the world, factors that contributed to a revised revenue estimate for the... Read Article

Vodacom billions to go to Eskom, Brics bank

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 23 October 2015  -  623 Views  -  0 Comments
Government proposes to use a R2bn portion from its sale of Vodacom shares for South Africa’s initial capital contribution to the New Development Bank. The share sale is expected to yield total receipts of R25,4bn, of which R23bn has been provided to recapitalise Eskom. The purpose of the New... Read Article

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