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How the Crowd Can Help Make Entrepreneurs Out of South Africa's Unemployed Youth

This is the last in a series of political risk and prediction blog posts linked to Dr Aziz's upcoming political comic book, The Global Kid (note: 100% of sales will go to global education non-profits that help youth reach their potential). Show More Summary

S/Africa wins right to host 2022 Commonwealth Games

The city on the east coast of South Africa was the only remaining bidder after Edmonton’s bid team withdrew in February for financial reasons. “Our excitement is tempered by the fiscal reality of staging an event of this nature”, said Melanie Veness, head of the business chamber in the neighbouring city of Pietermaritzburg, which is

SA boxers shine in East London

13 hours agoSports / Boxing :

From Ron Jackson Zolani Tete, Xolisani Ndongeni and Nkosinathi Joyi produced world-class performances in winning their fights in East London, South Africa, on Friday night. Tete, a former IBF super-flyweight champion, demolished Mexican Diuhl Olguin in the eighth round of … Continue reading ? The post SA boxers shine in East London appeared first on Boxing News.

Body of drowned GWU student found in South Africa

13 hours agoNews : NY Daily News

The body of George Washington University student Nicholas Upton was discovered in South Africa, where he drowned while swimming.

La ametralladora de Maxim masacró a cientos de miles de personas

A primera hora de la mañana del 25 de octubre de 1893, una columna de 700 soldados de la policía británica sudafricana [British South Africa Police (BSAP)] estableció su campamento en una posición defensiva a orillas del río Shangani. Mientras dormían, Lobengula, el rey de la tribu de los Matabele...

The Economist Slams Party of Mandela for Speaking Truth on US Ukraine Policy

London-based weekly news magazine The Economist is outraged over a recent policy document from South Africa's ruling African National Congress party, labeling the party of anti-Apartheid hero Nelson Mandela "clueless and immoral."

Addressing Racism: The Ones Who Must Listen, Don't

August brought to the fore a number of race-related issues in South Africa. Much of what happened in August, and continues to this day, is hardly new nor surprising. To me, August represented a juncture at which conversations about race became more pronounced, albeit for various reasons. Show More Summary

Why WhatsApp Is South Africa's Favourite App

22 hours agoTechnology : Forbes: Tech

As WhatsApp launches its web app for iOS – porting the 900 million-strong messaging service to allow iPhone users to send and receive messages through a browser – the top country it's used (South Africa) offers a timely reminder of just how good a messaging service it is. It is [...]

The Curious Case of Tribrachidium "Boneyards" From Ediacaran NeoProterozoic South Africa

Paleoecology of the enigmatic Tribrachidium: New data from the Ediacaran of South AustraliaAuthors:Hall et alAbstract:Tribrachidium is a monospecific genus of the Ediacara biota found globally. In the Ediacara Member of the RawnsleyShow More Summary

Jozsef Nagy vs. Zack Mwekassa

yesterdaySports / Boxing :

On Sept. 5, 2008 at Graceland Casino in Secunda, Mpumalanga, South Africa, former Olympian Jozsef “Hangman” Nagy (18-2 going in) from Debrecen, Hungary fought 8-0 Zack “Black Warrior” Mwekassa from Kinshasa, Congo for the WBF…

SOL GEMS - Mystery Of Mind

Sounds like: Temples, Tame Impala, Pond Song: SOL GEMS - Mystery Of Mind What's so good? SOL GEMS is a three-piece psychedelic rock band from Johannesburg, South Africa that has already released two songs to much acclaim. Their latest...Show More Summary

South Africa’s Naspers Backs Smartphone Start-Up

Letgo, which operates a smartphone-focused market for secondhand goods, has raised $100 million in financing.

Vilas tackles uncertain future head on

Dane Vilas is unsure what he will be doing in a month's time as he battles for a spot in South Africa's senior team with Quinton de Kock

Confident Saha targets SA series return

2 days agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

Wriddhiman Saha, the India wicketkeeper, is confident of regaining fitness ahead of the four-match Test series against South Africa due to begin in November

Bidding For Upgrades?

I am going on a trip to South Africa shortly.  I am flying on Etihad Airlines (with the first leg from JFK-CDG on American Airlines). The whole shebang cost under $400!  (not counting the amounts I paid for additional flights to Capetown)...Show More Summary

South Africa In “No Rush” To Go Nuclear, To Focus On Renewable Energy 

South Africa’s government has dismissed reports that claim it is planning to set up nuclear power plants to address the rising demand for electricity. Energy minister Tina Joemat-Petterson told reporters that her government has not signed...Show More Summary

Desmond Curran brother of murdered Patricia Curran reported dead in South Africa

2 days agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

De mortuis nil nisi bonum In March this year I wrote a short piece about the murder in 1952 of Patricia Curran (here). Patricia was the daughter of a judge, the police investigation of her death was thwarted by the judge, a ‘confession’ was obtained from an innocent man who, in a travesty of the more...

What did Mahatma Gandhi think of black people?

2 days agoNews : BlogPost

Was Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the revered leader of India’s freedom movement, a racist? A controversial new book  by two South African university professors  reveals shocking details about Gandhi’s life in South Africa between 1893 and 1914, before he returned to India. During his stay in South Africa, Gandhi routinely expressed “disdain for Africans,” says S. […]

WACA to lose major international games

2 days agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

The WACA Ground will no longer host international matches featuring England, India or South Africa from 2018-19, with all major internationals set to move to the new Perth Stadium

South Africa race row case dismissed

A legal attempt to block the South African team flying to the UK to play in the Rugby World Cup in a row over racial discrimination fails.

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