Top Startup web events in South Africa this week

By Staff Reporter In this week’s line up of startup events, entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to learn about the foundational basics of investing and gain valuable insight what it takes to create a successful career in the sector of…

Investing in entrepreneurs is key to the future of South Africa

BY: PHILANI SANGWENI South Africa’s always talked a big game when it comes to entrepreneurship. In fact, encouraging entrepreneurship, especially among young people, is one of the pillars of the National Development Plan. Philani Sangweni, managing partner at Entrepreneurs for…

Mauritius, South Africa & Seychelles Are In The Driver’s Seat Of AI Readiness In Africa

By Chanel Retief A new report released by Oxford Insights shows that even though there is a digital divide as well as data poverty in Africa, five countries on the continent are taking leaps into leveraging technologies to accelerate economic…

‘Journey With Me’ Is a Window Into the Ups and Downs of Traveling by Train In South Africa

DAMOLA DUROSOMO In his new photo series, South African artist Luxolo Witvoet, speaks to everyday people in Cape Town about their experiences commuting via the city’s fragile, yet vital train system. Luxolo Witvoet is a 25-year-old multidisciplinary artist and photographer from…

Making South Africa Proud And His Inspiration Outside The Pool

Renuka Methil Swimming sensation Chad le Clos had planned on returning from the Tokyo 2020 Olympics with gold but with the games postponed, he’s for now focusing on family, fitness and his foundation. For many athletes, the postponement of the…

What South Africa’s economic recovery could look like St

University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB) guest lecturer in corporate and development finance, Jason Hamilton, says although the latest R500 billion stimulus announced is welcomed – it may fall short of what South Africa’s economy needs. When reviewing it from…

South Africa’s junior miners: small in number, big on ambition

By Ed Stoddard The Minerals Council South Africa has been putting together a portrait of junior and emerging miners in the country. Compared with the likes of Canada, there are hardly any to be found here. But there are a…

South Africa should restrict rand access for offending foreign banks

By David Whitehouse A call from South Africa’s competition regulator to be given extra-territorial powers to prosecute foreign banks whose actions affect South Africans has drawn short shrift from investors. After an investigation into alleged collusion by 23 banks, ten…

South Africa court rejects Zuma appeal to prevent corruption trial

by Kara van der Berg Former South African President Jacob Zuma appears in court where he faces charges that include fraud, racketeering and money laundering in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, October 15, 2019. Michele Spatari /Pool via REUTERS JOHNANNESBURG (Reuters) –…

Let sleeping dogs fly! Entire pack of 15 African wild dogs sleep on plane as they are flown 1,000 miles from South Africa to a new life in Mozambique

By RYAN FAHEY An entire pack of 15 African wild dogs slept through a 1,000 mile journey from South Africa to their new life in Mozambique on Thursday.  Lined up neatly next to one another, the family of canines were ideal passengers for…