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Sappi pumps R105m into more capacity

Sappi will add 20 000 more tons at its KwaZulu-Natal lignin plant. ||| Johannesburg - Sappi Borregaard (Norway) and Sappi (South Africa) are increasing capacity at their lignin joint venture in SA by 20 000 tons. In a statement, the companies say they are increasing production capacity at LignoTech, in South Africa. Show More Summary

Uber drivers face harassment

Uber has been in contact with the police and deployed security to help prevent intimidation by metered taxi drivers. ||| UBER Technologies drivers in Johannesburg are facing harassment following a protest on Friday by taxi operators who compete with the personal transportation service. Show More Summary

Uber Seeks Police Protection in Johannesburg

Uber asked police to protect drivers and passengers using its ride-sharing service from taxi drivers in Johannesburg, who have lashed out at a company they say is cutting into their business.

Brics bank could unlock African projects

The eagerly-anticipated $50bn New Development Bank could unblock the financing of key African development projects. ||| Johannesburg – The eagerly-anticipated USD 50 billion New Development Bank (NDB) which is to be launched by South Africa and other Brics countries in Russia this week, could unblock the financing of key African development projects. Show More Summary

Mozambique burns seized ivory, rhino horn in anti-poaching drive

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Mozambique burned 2.5 tonnes of seized ivory and rhino horn on Monday as part of a campaign to end an illicit trade that is fueling a wave of big animal poaching in Africa, a conservation group said.

Golden Gloves signs Sweeney, Zhailauov & Ibragimov

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Johannesburg, July 6 - African boxing powerhouse Golden Gloves has signed promotional deals with three exciting young international prospects – Gary Sweeney of Ireland, Roman Zhailauov of Kazakhstan [...] More boxing news on BoxingNews24.com

South Africans used milk-based paint 49,000 years ago

An international research team led by the University of Colorado Boulder and the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa has discovered a milk-and ochre-based paint dating to 49,000 years ago that inhabitants may have used to adorn themselves with or to decorate stone or wooden slabs. read more

Sylvester the lion's big adventure ends with a helicopter ride in South African mountains

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - "Sylvester" the lion's fight for freedom and sheep through South Africa's arid Karoo region ended a mile-high in the mountains and with a dart knocking him out, South African National Parks (SANParks) said on Tuesday.

Here's why Facebook's new office in Africa is vital to the company's future (FB)

Facebook is getting serious about making money in Africa. The just opened its very first office on the continent: An ad sales bureau in Johannesburg, South Africa. Facebook also appointed a designated exec, N unu Ntshingila-Njeke, chairwoman of the ad agency Ogilvy, to spearhead its Africa efforts. Show More Summary

Why Facebook Is Opening An Office In Africa

Facebook is to open a new office in Africa, a region with more than one billion people but only 120 million Facebook users. To lead the new office, located in Johannesburg, South Africa, Facebook has hired Nunu Ntshingila, the chairman of Ogilvy South Africa, according to Bloomberg. The new office will focus on sales and…

Facebook Opens Sales Office in Johannesburg

Johannesburg, South Africa, is the site of Facebook’s first sales office in Africa, which opened its doors Monday. The social network said the sales team in Johannesburg will initially focus on Sub Saharan Africa: Kenya (East Africa),...Show More Summary

Facebook is opening an ad sales office in Africa, in a move to boost revenue from its growing number of users there (FB)

Facebook just announced a big push to monetize its next billion users: It's opening an ad sales office in Johannesburg, South Africa. Right now, Facebook has about 120 million active users in Africa. That's a 20% increase from September 2014, but still only a small percentage of the more than one billion people who live there. Show More Summary

Women’s World Cup travelogue: Canada

For me, writing about soccer also means writing about the journey, whether it’s the scene in the Central American city with the highest murder rate, the Caribbean vibe, the road from Johannesburg to Durban or the warmth of Belo Horizonte. This summer’s Women’s World Cup does not have such exotic offerings. It’s Canada. I love Canada. […]

U.S. 'deeply concerned' after former Lesotho army chief killed

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The United States said on Monday it was "deeply concerned" after Lesotho's former army chief was shot dead last week, an incident that risks sparking instability in a small mountainous kingdom of strategic importance to South Africa.

South Africa's govt to appeal court ruling over Bashir

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's government will challenge a high court ruling that found the state erred in letting Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir leave the country despite a court order barring him from doing so.

SA’s Mboweni tipped for Brics job

Former Reserve Bank governor Tito Mboweni has been nominated for a senior role at the New Development Bank. ||| Johannesburg - South Africa has finalised its preparations for participation in the New Development Bank, commonly knownShow More Summary

Hear Jeremy Clarkson Of Top Gear Fame Make Controversial Oscar Pistorius Joke [Video]

Former Top Gear presenters, Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammon were performing recently at a live show in Johannesburg. Clarkson made an unfortunate comment referring to the Oscar Pistorius incident, where the “Blade Runner” shot his girlfriend, Reeva Pistorius. Show More Summary

South African probe blames Lonmin, police, unions for 'Marikana massacre': report

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - An inquiry into South Africa's worst police killing since the end of apartheid blamed a mining company, police and unions for the "horrendous tragedy", President Jacob Zuma said on Thursday.

South African court says Mandela, Zuma relatives must pay for mine "pipe dream"

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Relatives of the Nelson Mandela and South African President Jacob Zuma acted in a reckless and fraudulent manner when they stripped the assets of two mines operated by their company, a court ruled on Thursda...

South Africa's Zuma to release 'Marikana massacre' report on Thursday

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's President Jacob Zuma will on Thursday release a report into the 2012 shooting of 34 striking miners at Lonmin's Marikana mine, the government said in a statement.

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