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Could dropping of visas boost intra-continental trade?

JOHANNESBURG - Would an Africa in which Africans require no visas to travel boost prospects for intra-continental trade? The AU and many of the continent's economic organisations think so and want it to be a reality by 2020. It is not...Show More Summary

WATCH: Facebook now has Augmented Reality tools for Messenger

CALIFORNIA - Facebook released a set of augmented reality tools for Messenger called “world effects,” which allows users to drop real-time 3D objects into photos or videos within the camera frame. The technology builds on Facebook’sShow More Summary

Missing a chance to tame beast of bitcoin

INTERNATIONAL - The seminal financial event of this year, the current decade, and possibly our generation, is here: futures trading in bitcoin has begun. But the derivative that would really damp the current crypto frenzy and make digital...Show More Summary

Luanda is the most expensive city in the world for expatriates

DURBAN - Luanda, the capital of Angola, is the most expensive city the world for expatriates. The Angolan capital has appeared in the ECA International global ranking so the top five most expensive cities since 2012. Production Manager...Show More Summary

Disney in the hunt for Fox's big assets

JOHANNESBURG - According to a person familiar with the matter, Walt Disney Company may announce a deal as soon as this week to acquire a large piece of 21st Century Fox, transferring legendary Hollywood properties to new owners. Comcast...Show More Summary

Libya orders R11.2bn power plants

INTERNATIONAL - Germany's Siemens said it had signed contracts worth about 700 million (R11.2billion) to build two gas-powered electricity plants in Libya. The plants will be constructed in Misrata and Libya’s capital, Tripoli, according to the Munich-based industrial conglomerate. Show More Summary

Clampdown on risky lending in China

INTERNATIONAL - China's total social financing (TSF), a broad measure of credit and liquidity in the economy, rose to 1.6 trillion yuan (R3.2trillion) last month, from 1.04trillion yuan in October, central bank data showed yesterday....Show More Summary

WATCH: The most downloaded Apple apps

DURBAN - Apple has revealed its list of their most downloaded apps for the year. The app that tops the list is the free custom emoji app Bitmoji and the most popular paid for app is Facetune which allows users to edit or touch-up their selfies. Show More Summary

Uber goes to court to operate in London

INTERNATIONAL - Uber will defend its right to operate in London in court next year after the app was deemed unfit to run a taxi service and stripped of its licence in its most important European market. Regulator Transport for London...Show More Summary

You can now pre-oder apps from the Apple store

CALIFORNIA - Apple has launched a new feature for the App Store, giving you the ability to pre-order apps and have them automatically download upon their release. Also Read: WATCH: Apple is set to buy Shazam A developer will now be able...Show More Summary

You can now pay with Bitcoin on Craiglist

SAN FRANCISCO - Craigslist is making it easier than ever for customers to accept cryptocurrency, as it now accepts Bitcoin as a payment option on its website. Craigslist is a large American classified advertisements website with sections devoted to jobs, housing, for sale and items wanted sections. Show More Summary

Bitcoin futures steal spotlight as momentum helps stocks

INTERNATIONAL - World stocks have climbed and equity volatility neared a record low yesterday as investors focused on signs of strong economic growth ahead of a slew of central bank rate decisions, while the launch of bitcoin futures...Show More Summary

Ivory Coast to reduce size of army by paying off soldiers

INTERNATIONAL - Ivory Coast will pay thousands of soldiers 15million CFA francs (R351550) each as part of buy-outs aimed at reducing the size of its unruly and mutiny-prone military, documents showed yesterday. Africa’s fastest-growing economy last year, Ivory Coast was hit earlier this year by successive uprisings by low-ranking troops. Show More Summary

OPINION: Is Alexa really eavesdropping on you?

INTERNATIONAL - I've gone all-in on Amazon's line of Alexa-powered speakers, installing them throughout my home and buying them for family members. We use them to play music and news, tell jokes and get the weather. And I get to talk to a computer like I’m Captain Picard in Star Trek. Show More Summary

SA calls for probe of forced labour in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO - South Africa’s poultry industry body has asked the government to investigate allegations of forced labour in the sector in Brazil, the world’s largest poultry exporter. The South African Poultry Association (SAPA) said...Show More Summary

Uber stays on London streets until at least April on appeal

INTERNATIONAL - Uber Technologies Inc.’s London fate won’t be decided until mid-way through 2018 after a judge said that she will schedule an appeal hearing in either April or June, meaning the company can operate in its busiest European market until then. Show More Summary

Tunisia unveils $14bn budget that hopes to cut deficit

JOHANNESBURG - Tunisia’s parliament on Saturday approved a 36 billion dinar ($14.55 billion) budget for next year, which included a package of fiscal measures to cut the budget deficit. The budget for the fiscal year, starting on January 1, was passed in parliament with 134 votes out of 217 lawmakers. Show More Summary

Africa's richest woman prepares new deals after losing oil post

INTERNATIONAL - Less than a month after being fired as head of Angola’s state-owned oil company, Isabel dos Santos says she is studying new deals. Dos Santos, Africa’s richest woman, said two major Angolan banks she has links to are preparing to sell shares as part of plans to strengthen their operations at home and abroad. Show More Summary

WATCH: Apple is set to purchase Shazam

CALIFORNIA - Apple Inc is set to to acquire Shazam, the app that lets you identify songs, movies, and TV shows from an audio clip, in deal reportedly worth $400 million (R5,0467 billion). ALSO READ: LIVE: Apple launches latest iPhone Shazam...Show More Summary

All going ‘Zimmingly’ as miners express optimism in post-Mugabe era

HARARE - Anglo Platinum is to commission a new platinum matte smelter next year as mining sector investors anticipate predictable mining policies after the Robert Mugabe era, but operators are still worried about the country’s mineral...Show More Summary

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