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Store Owner Set Alight in Latest Attack on Foreign Businesses in South Africa

3 days agoNews : Vice News

The brutal attack in Johannesburg comes amid a series of violent incidents across the country targeting migrant communities.

Stupid Tip of the Day: When Other People Need Power From Your Device

3 days agoTravel / Air Travel : The Gate

“Excuse me, sir,” said a man who approached me here at Abu Dhabi International Airport while I await my flight to Johannesburg. “May I plug my device into the USB port on your laptop computer?” As much as I wanted to assist him, I denied his request. Show More Summary

Foreign shop owner set alight in South Africa

Nine arrested in Johannesburg suburb as xenophobic attacks on foreigners sweep Rainbow Nation.

Neill Blomkamp Takes Us Behind the Scenes of Chappie

It’s been just about 18 months since Neill Blomkamp followed up District 9 with Elysium, and in doing so left his native South Africa behind as a backdrop. Next weekend, however, he returns to theaters—and Johannesburg—with his new film, Chappie. Show More Summary

Angola passes reduced budget

Angola has passed a revised budget for 2015, cutting spending by 1.8 trillion kwanza from its original plans due to a drop in oil prices. ||| Johannesburg - Angola's Parliament has passed a revised 5.4 trillion kwanza ($51 billion) 2015...Show More Summary

The Best of Grand Slam Africa

Africa_01.jpg The flight from JFK airport in New York to Johannesburg International aboard a South Africa Airways 747 lasted nearly 15 hours. Africa_02.jpg One of the bunk houses at Mahuto Lodge on the Munnik Concession, 40 miles east of Polokwane, the capital of the Limpopo. Show More Summary

Leaders of Today: Youth Leadership for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

I'll never forget the energy of this moment. Yemurai Nyoni was amongst a hard-hitting roster of speakers tasked with closing the PMNCH Partners' Forum in Johannesburg, South Africa in June 2014. The list included Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin of UNFPA, Dr. Show More Summary

South African Townships

Map of townships around Pretoria, Johannesburg and Vereeniging.

Road Sign 1956

A fairly common road sign around Johannesburg in 1956: "Caution Beware Of Natives"

Serial Rapist In South Africa Gets 1,500 Year Sentence

A serial rapist in South Africa, forensically linked to most of his 30 rapes and found guilty of 144 serious criminal charges, has received a hefty sentence of 1,535 years in the Palm Ridge Magistrate’s Court in Johannesburg this week. Show More Summary

Zambia Sugar to spend $82m on refinery

Cane producer Zambia Sugar plans to double its refined output capacity to almost 100 000 tons. ||| Johannesburg - Africa's top cane producer Zambia Sugar plans to spend $82 million to construct a refinery that would double its annual refined production as well as make other factory improvements, the firm said on Wednesday. Show More Summary

Cell C weighing sale?

Cell C is reportedly working with Goldman Sachs to review its options in South Africa. ||| Johannesburg - Cell C Pty Ltd is exploring options for the third-largest South African wireless carrier, including a possible sale to domestic competitors, according to two people familiar with the matter. Show More Summary

Old World Meets New with Johannesburg’s Simon & Mary Headwear

Few processes are as satisfying to watch as the making of a hat. Here, Simon & Mary offers a few minutes of hypnotic headwear footage, opening the doors to its Johannesburg workshop. A family affair, founder Dean Pozniak takes on the legacy… The post Old World Meets New with Johannesburg’s Simon & Mary Headwear appeared first on Selectism.

New deputies for Angola’s central bank

Angolan leader Jose Eduardo dos Santos has named Cristina Dias Van-Dunem and Gualberto Lima Campos as deputy governors of the central bank. ||| Johannesburg - Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos has appointed Cristina Dias Van-Dunem and Gualberto Lima Campos as deputy central bank governors, the central bank said. Show More Summary

Proposed laws ‘apply to arable land’

Legislation to restrict foreigners from owning SA land will exclude residential property, says Minister Gugile Nkwinti. ||| Johannesburg - South Africa’s proposed laws to restrict foreigners from owning land will apply to farms and exclude residential property, Rural Development and Land Affairs Minister Gugile Nkwinti said on Tuesday. Show More Summary

Sappi sees savings from debt refinancing

Paper maker Sappi plans to save $30m in annual interest payments as it prepares to sell bonds to refinance as much as $500m of debt. ||| Johannesburg - Sappi Ltd, the world’s largest producer of glossy paper, plans to save $30 million in annual interest payments as it prepares to sell bonds to refinance as much as $500 million of debt. Show More Summary

For South Africa’s Post-Apartheid Generation, Discontent Grows

Thakeng Moreki lives in Orange Farm, a sprawling, impoverished shantytown 40 miles south of Johannesburg, the largest city in South Africa—his community a place bypassed by the economic gains that the end of apartheid was supposed to bring to the nation’s poor.

1150 Free Miles, Drastic Cuts in Thai First Class, and Lighting Money on Fire

News and notes from around the interweb: Thai Airways is getting a bailout a bailout from its military government. They’re being forced to cut unprofitable activities. Its plans include ending Moscow, Madrid, and Johannesburg service. Show More Summary

Craft a Heart for Good!

Ready to craft a few hearts for a good cause? My good friend, Kristen, owner of the Seattle toy shop Schmancy Toys, has a challenge for us all! Her friend is building a children museum in Johannesburg, South Africa. The first... Continue Reading ? The post Craft a Heart for Good! appeared first on Make and Takes.

South Africa Mall Shooting Leaves 7 Injured, 3 Critical [Video]

Seven people have been injured in a shoot-out in a busy Johannesburg shopping mall in South Africa after armed gunmen, carrying AK47s and pistols, opened fire on cash-in-transit security guards at lunchtime on Thursday. According toShow More Summary

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