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Seven killed in Mpumalanga car crash: Seven people were killed in a horrific accident in Mpumalanga on Sunday. The accident took place on the N4 at Paardeplaats near Belfast on Sunday afternoon. Two vehicles, a Mercedes Benz and a Kia, were reportedly involved in the crash. Provincial community safety department spokesperson Joseph Mabuza, in a report to Jacaranda FM, said there were
Reduced spending hits Telkom: REDUCED spending by corporate and government customers caused the 7.4% drop in headline earnings per share for the six months ended September, telecommunications giant Telkom said. Heps was 303.9c. the company said. Group CEO Sipho Maseko said that the first half of the year was characterised by a tough economic environment and increased competition. “We
Six months on, Macron unpopular but in control: In his first six months in power, French President Emmanuel Macron has chalked up one reform after another in a whirlwind that has nevertheless seen his poll numbers plummet. The former investment banker’s stunning rise cast aside France’s traditional left and right, creating a solid centrist front for his new Republic on the Move (REM)
Lebanon PM says free in Saudi and will return home ‘soon’: Saad Hariri, whose resignation as Lebanon’s prime minister a week ago sent shockwaves across the region, said Sunday he is “free” in Saudi Arabia and will return to Lebanon “very soon”. In an interview from Riyadh with his party’s Future TV, Hariri brushed aside rumours that he was under de facto house arrest in the
Court battle to cause ‘ructions’: THE outcome of the legal battle between the Chamber of Mines and the Department of Minerals Resources (DMR) will cause ructions in the industry, whichever side wins, say industry analysts. The proposed revised Mining Charter stipulates that local mines should be at least 30% owned by black people, up from 26%, something which the industry
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The tax on sugary drinks, they said in a statement, now had the support of South Africans, provided the revenue collected was invested in programmes to benefit the public. Photo by Ashley Kirk on Unsplash A recent survey has found that South Africans are becoming more aware of the amount of sugar they consume through sweetened beverages.
Cosatu has made it clear that Cyril Ramaphosa is their preferred candidate for the ANC presidency. The Congress of South African Trade Unions plans to wait until the succession race of the ANC is decided in December before deciding if it will support the South African Communist Party's decision to contest elections.
Vian Janse van Rensburg, a South African who resides in Katy, Texas, with his family, takes their two dogs, Jess and Oscar, to safety using his sister Mia's inflatable swan, after their house was flooded by monster storm Harvey. That's the opinion of Adri Janse van Rensburg, who lives with her family in Katy, near Houston, which was hit by monster storm Harvey, Netwerk24 reported.
Whilst global brands Apple and Samsung continue to battle it out for top spot in the smartphone space, another contender has managed to stealthily climb up the ladder and establish their brand as new heavyweight in the sector. Huawei has shown significant growth, becoming the third largest smartphone manufacturer globally as well as holding third position in terms of market share in South Africa.
The ninth BRICS Summit to be held in Xiamen, China on Sept. 3-5 should take stock of what has been achieved and also chart the way forward, experts have said.
Johannesburg Former government spokesperson and the new owner of television station ANN7 and The New Age newspaper, Mzwanele Manyi, on Monday rubbished claims of fronting. He said he believed that he was being targeted because he was black.
Cabbi e-hailing taxi services will be available in Johannesburg from the 1st of September 2017 and launched to the rest of Gauteng by the 1st December 2017.The App will be available for Andriod and IOS. Cabbi connects riders with drivers with the tap of a button.
Until recently, public transportation in Cairo, Freetown, Lagos, Nairobi and many other African cities was chaotic and accident prone. The mostly unreliable local taxicabs did not alleviate the situation.
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Johannesburg, 29 August 2017– Faith Khanyile, Mpumi Madisa,Johana Mukoki, Susan RoseHadcroft, Dr Shaheda Omar, Prof Mzikazi Nduma and aProf Katijah Khoza Shangase of Gauteng are 7 of 13 women to be shortlisted for Businesswomen’s Association of South Africa’s (BWASA) 37th annual Businesswoman of the Year Awards.
These women form part of a handful of extraordinary South African women to be nominated for the awards. They were chosen for the integrity and humanity they demonstrate in business and civil society.
BWASA National President, Farzanah Mall, says the theme for this year’s event is Women with no filter. “We chose this theme because in South Africa and globally, many leaders commence their leadership journeys with wealth creation in mind. These women, however, use their knowledge, capabilities and experience to impact their businesses, families, communities and countries.”
Two Women from Gauteng were shortlisted in the Corporate category
Faith Khanyile, who is CEO and founding member of WDB Investment Holdings (WDBIH), has been shortlisted in the corporate category of the awards. She serves on the JSE-listed boards of Discovery Limited, Safari RSA Investments, Seed Engine, a supporter and funder of SMMEs, and International Housing Solutions, an unlisted Private Equity Fund.
Khanyile graduated on the Dean’s Honour Roll and was on the Dean’s List at Wheaton College in the USA. In addition, she obtained her MBA from the Bentley Graduate School of Business, also in the USA. She attended Executive Leadership Training at Columbia Business School, New York. In 2016, she received an Honorary Doctorate in Law from Wheaton College for the upliftment of rural women through her work at WDB.
Nompumelelo (Mpumi) Madisa, is the Executive Director of Bidvest SA, she has Masters in Finance and Investment from Wits, BComm Honours in Economics and BSC in Economics and Mathematics. She was a 2015/2016 finalist in Africa’s Most Influential Women in Business and Government, Corporate Category and was named in the top 200 young African leaders by the Choiseul 100 Africa – In her more than 10 years within the Bidvest Group, she has held various senior management and executive board director positions such as general manager: business development, divisional director: business development, corporate affairs director and sales and marketing director. Mpumi is the Director of 16 Bidvest subsidiaries.
The above two Women were shortlisted in the Entrepreneurial Category
Johanna Mukoki – Group CEO Travel with Flair, Johanna Mukoki is an Chartered Accountant with a B.Comm degree from Rhodes University. She is the co-founder of Travel with Flair with 2 partners 20 years ago. At inception it only had 3 employees and one office in Pretoria. Currently her company employs over 700 staff nationally.
Johanna has received the following awards: “Most Influential Woman in Business and Government in Tourism”; the Ernst & Young Emerging World Entrepreneur of the Year award; Africa’s Most Influential Women in Business and an Exceptional Commitment Award from the ASATA Diners Club Awards.
She is the first person from the African continent to sit on the Global Tourism Board (ACTE) – Association of Corporate Travel Executives where she represents the Middle East and Africa.
She also sits on the ASATA Board as Vice-President and the Salvation Army board where she assists with fundraising for their children shelters.
SUE HADCROFT – is the Founder and Managing Director of Cubicle Manufacturing Solutions, founded in 2009, a company that specialises in the manufacturing water resistant and durable toilet and shower cubicles, lockers and benches for shopping malls, hospitals, offices and gymnasiums. Her clients include Virgin Active gyms, Engen Garages and Planet Fitness gyms.
She attributes her success as an entrepreneur to her strong business acumen skills and a flair for entrepreneurial development, continually focussing on innovation. She has successfully grown Cubicle Manufacturing Solutions to be a market leader within the manufacturing industry, as is evident in the company’s turnover, which has quadrupled since the launch of the company.
DR Shaheda Bibi Omar was shortlisted in the Social Entrepreneurship category
Dr. Shaheda Bibi Omar, is the Clinical Director of the Teddy Bear Clinic. She has a B.A. Social Work (Hons.), Masters in Mental Health, Dip. In Marriage Guidance & Counselling, Forensic Assessment of child victims of abuse, doctoral thesis on young sex offenders. She has over 25 years’ experience in the field. Shaheda has been with The Teddy Bear Clinic for Abused Children for 16 years. She developed the Diversion Programme for young sex offenders which is the most progressive programme in the continent. She is the author of the Diversion Handbook, ‘Children who sexually abuse other children’.
Shaheda has presented at numerous national and international conferences, workshops and trainings. She sits on the SAPSAC committee, Shukumisa Campaign (working group for sexual offences legislation) and on the Accreditation committee for diversion.
She serves on various boards, Nkosi’s Haven; Muslim AIDS Programme; Arepp, Theatre for Life; Johannesburg Institute for Social Services amongst others. She also volunteers as a counsellor at the Parktown convent & AIDS clinic in Hilbrow.
The last two Women were shortlisted in the Education Category
Prof Katijah Khoza-Shangase, is an Associate Professor and former HOD in Speech Pathology & Audiology at Wits. She is the 1st and only Black African to be awarded a PhD in her field. She sits on numerous committees and boards at various faculties, schools and universities – and at national level. She sits on the board of the National Health Professions’ Council of SA. She has been nominated and has won numerous awards particularly in the area of research and best contribution to Audiology.
She has published a number of peer-reviewed journals, technical reports and position papers which she has presented at national and international conferences. Her publications continue to be the main audiological evidence from developing countries. She is fully engaged in curriculum development of many courses that she teaches and all her qualifications are from Wits.
Prof Mzikazi Nduna is a lecturer and researcher at the University of Witwatersrand. She holds a BA and a Higher Diploma in Education, Honors in Psychology, Masters in Research and a PhD in Public Health.
Mzi is a NRF Y-rated scientist, is registered with the South African Council of Educators and has 21 years working experience as an educator, facilitator and trainer. Mzi has co-authored 52 peer-reviewed journal articles, a book review, 3 book chapters and edited two special issue journals. She is an alumnus of the Sexuality Leadership Development, the Carnegie and the ICP CHANGE Fellowships. She is a member of the gender-based violence Prevention Network for the Horn, East and Southern Africa, the HIV Vaccines Network, the SANAC and the DST/NRF. Mzi also sits on the board of the National Women’s Shelter Movement.
The winners will be announced at a gala event to be held at the Sandton ICC on 7 September where guest speaker, Ashenafi Meaza, who worked as a judge and later a researcher for the Ethiopian Constitution Commission, will speak about her experiences as a successful woman in the world of business.
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Sundowns without seven key players in crucial Champions League encounter: A near disaster in the making – Mamelodi Sundowns will be without their seven regular players when they face AS Vita, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) outfit, in an crucial Champions League match. Two weeks ago in Tshwane, the Brazilians drew 0-0 in their opening group match against St George of Ethiopia. With less
City star Toure to donate six-figure sum to Manchester attack victims: Manchester City’s Ivory Coast football great Yaya Toure is to donate along with his agent £100,000 to the victims and their families of Monday’s suicide bombing at a pop concert in Manchester that killed 22 people and left more than 60 injured. The 34-year-old four-time African player of the year — capped 102 times and
IFP questions suspicious behaviour by ANC in Nquthu by-elections: The Inkatha Freedom Party raises its concern after observing the suspicious behaviour by drivers of vehicles that are transporting ANC election material including T-shirts during the by-elections in Nquthu today and the last minute cancellation of busses hired to transport voters from Durban. “We observed a white Toyota Hi-Lux bakkie with the registration number GGL948G
Show heart, support kids with cancer: SABC 3’s Expresso TV show in partnership with Tropika are calling all big hearted South Africans to join and support the telethon in raising funds for the Children’s Haematology Oncology Clinic(CHOC). CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation was established in 1979 as a support group to parents of children with cancer, by parents of children with cancer.
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Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, seen delivering a speech in Khartoum last month, has continued a campaign of killing against villagers in Darfur seven years an arrest warrant for him was issued on war crimes, including genocide. Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, seen delivering a speech in Khartoum last month, has continued a campaign of killing against villagers in Darfur seven years an arrest warrant for him was issued on war crimes, including genocide.
Seven people, two of them children, have been injured after their bakkie rolled on the R28 near the Poortjie offramp in Vereeniging.
“The train had about 70 people on board and seven of them had minor injuries,” said Gauteng Metrorail spokesperson, Lillian Mofokeng. The 12-coach train was coming in from Pretoria through Doornfontein and into Park Station near the Twist and Claim street bridge.