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JOHANNESBURG – Disney-Marvel’s Black Panther had a super-heroic weekend, both globally and reportedly in Africa. The movie raked in a $218 million debut over the four-day President’s Day weekend at 4,020 North American locations, estimates showed Sunday. The film reportedly had an equally impressive debut in South Africa and across the continent. In South Africa alone, Black Panther took […]

TOKYO – Japanese scientists have warned that eating French fries will not cure baldness, after research was published suggesting that chemicals used in cooking fried potatoes could help fight hair loss. A research team at Yokohama National University succeeded in producing clusters of 5,000 hair follicle germs (HFGs), the base organs that produce hair, with […]

CAPE TOWN – President Cyril Ramaphosa kicked off his first State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Friday by praising his predecessor. Ramaphosa, who was sworn in just a night before, said Jacob Zuma had faced the end of his term with dignity. “I wish to thank honourable members for their patience … I also wish […]

CAPE TOWN – The debate of land expropriation without compensation heated up in Parliament on Monday during the State of the National Address (SONA) debate. Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema accused President Cyril Ramaphosa of making empty promises about expropriating land without compensation. Malema said the investment community knew that Ramaphosa, who became […]

As in past years, the SONA listed many areas SA needs to address, although more detail was provided than historically, and the tone was certainly one of ‘can do.’ However, SA has been beset by multiple plans, frameworks, proposals and strategies over the years. To keep the positive momentum in business sentiment, which if sufficiently […]

AJMER, India – Rescuers discovered nine more bodies Sunday beneath the ruins of a Indian hotel, bringing the known death toll from an explosion which tore through a wed A gas cylinder exploded late Friday at the hotel in the city of Beawar, in the western state of Rajasthan, reducing the venue to ruins and […]

President Emmerson Mnangagwa will on Wednesday commission equipment leased by the National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) from Transnet. The equipment, comprising 13 locomotives, 200 wagons and 34 coaches, is being leased from South African rail utility, Transnet, under a clause in the framework agreement between the NRZ and the Diaspora Investment Development Group (DIDG)/Transnet Consortium, […]

President Emmerson Mnangagwa came to the rescue of the Tsvangirais yesterday, who were swamped by bills relating to health costs incurred by the late MDC leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, amounting to R2 million. Mnangagwa committed his government to cover all the expenses to do with Tsvangirai’s funeral, including a R2 million hospital bill. This is over […]

The Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) has issued a directive to NetOne ordering the mobile network operator to refund subscriber’s funds which “disappeared” when using OneFusion. The authority said that it had received numerous complaints from subscribers and decided to take action. We publish the authority’s letter to Netone in full below: […]

PricewaterhouseCoopers to carry out a forensic audit at the Zimbabwe Manpower Development (Zimdef), with the firm expected to come up with a report at the end of this month. Zimdef falls under the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development. It was allegedly heavily looted when Professor Jonathan Moyo was the minister. […]


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