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Fourth quarter (Q4 2017) property statistics from bond originator Ooba, confirm that 2017 was a very tough year for the property market. "The property market is significantly influenced by sentiment and consumer confidence. Increased political uncertainty, low economic growth and inflationary pressures ...
Sean O'Toole is a journalist and editor based in Cape Town, South Africa. For the past three years, Cape Town, a port city of four million inhabitants, has been in the grip of a worsening drought. Estimates are that my hometown's water supply from various dams will run dry sometime between March and ...

New data from Lightstone shows the rise in popularity of the double cab bakkie in South Africa over the past several years . The Ford Ranger and Toyota Hilux topped the best-sellers list in 2017, combining for more nearly 70,000 units. "The choice between a single or double cab is based solely on the ...
capital raised in domestic listings by African issuers increased for the second year in a row, according to the latest research from global law firm Baker McKenzie. While there were fewer domestic listings in Africa in 2017, domestic capital raising increased by 19.5% year-on-year to $1.4 billion. There were ...
According to a December 2017 report by Wesbank, demand and stocks for used vehicles is slowly drying up across South Africa, leaving motorists to search for new models at a bargain. WesBank's data showed that the current replacement cycle for new cars is at 44 months. The ageing carpark means ...

For our latest installments of the series Sense of Place we're exploring two cities in South Africa: Johannesburg and Cape Town. We started our trip off in Johannesburg, which is the economic hub of the country. (Think skyscrapers, a fast pace of life and a sense of energy -- and sometimes danger.) ...
H&M learned the hard way that an apology was not enough in South Africa, a country where race-based controversies often hog the headlines. South Africa's fraught, but brutally honest and very public conversations on race offer a lesson to global brands on the importance of diversity. Increasingly across ...
I had to smile! The South African Department of Foreign Affairs scheduling a meeting with the American Embassy basically to ask the question: "Is South Africa a 'shithole' country?" As if we are unsure. As if we are in some identity crisis. Of course we know South Africa is not a "shithole" country.
South Africa's Cape Town, one of the world's iconic tourist destinations, could run out of water by April as the city's worst drought in a century risks forces residents to join queues for emergency rations. After three years of unprecedented drought, parts of the city have less than 90 days' supply of water in ...
The infection is contracted through the bacteria 'listeria', which can be found in vegetables as well as meat and dairy products. It thrives in warm, wet conditions and permeates the soil on farm land. Both animals and crops can be carriers of Listeriosis, which finds its way to humans when we consume said ...
A term first coined by the World Bank, it seems to be on everyone's lips in South Africa - and is increasingly relevant elsewhere. Basically, it's a form of systemic corruption - allowing private interests to dictate state activity. It has arguably led to Zuma's fall from grace. He was replaced as the all-important ...
The iconic US-based Ram pick-up may on its way to South Africa, according to Australian site Motoring.com.au, and as reported by Independent Online. Mike Manley, head of Jeep Brand and Ram Brand, FCA - Global, told Motoring.com.au that demand for pick-ups in markets including Australia and South ...
Professionals in the fields of sales, marketing, ICT and admin, office & support face positive employment prospects following an increase in hiring activity towards the end of 2017. This is according to jobs site Career Junction, which provided a detailed analysis of the relative ratio of supply and demand in ...
One of the world's favorite tourism designations, South Africa's iconic city of Cape Town, has less than a 100 days of water supply left if a drought is not relieved soon. The city's mayor, Patricia de Lille, has again urged Capetonians to conserve water in order to avoid "day zero," now forecast for April 21.
For those still unable to comprehend that South Africa's transformation targets are malleable and apply cumulatively across formats rather than a singular tick-box exercise, Temba Bavuma's axing in the first Test was confusing. Bavuma's omission was a blow for transformation, but also a reminder that ...
The statement said the government noted Trump's denial that this exact language was used but said it "has noted further that President Trump's denial was not categorical, referring only to Haiti and not addressing the entirety of the statement attributed to him." "South Africa aligns itself with the statements ...

Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin took three wickets to give India the edge after the first day of the second Test against South Africa at Supersport Park on Saturday. Just over four years ago, Ashwin endured one of the worst episodes of his career when he went wicketless against South Africa and was ...
With a massive tax shortfall in South Africa, new ways of drawing in revenue for the fiscus are being considered, including a wealth tax which has re-ignited the debate on the taxation of high net-worth individuals (HNWI), says Ruaan Van Eeden, MD of tax and exchange control at Geneva Management ...
President Jacob Zuma's free education plan has caused quite a bit of chaos since its announcement in December 2017, which has caused some confused around the costs of studying, who qualifies for free education, and when things will get implemented. Under the new plan, government intends to cover ...
An aggressive unbeaten 85 from Virat Kohli led India's response to South Africa's 335, but South Africa kept chipping away at the other end to end the second day firmly in front. Fighting against a five-man attack that hardly ever let up the pressure, India went to stumps trailing by 152, with only five wickets in ...
The Swedish clothing company H&M temporarily closed several stores in South Africa on Saturday after protests erupted over an image in its online store that critics said was racist. The image showed a black child modeling a hooded sweatshirt that said "coolest monkey in the jungle." Two other sweatshirts ...
ACCRA, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) -- Authorities in Ghana have raised their level of alertness following reports of listeriosis food poisoning in South Africa, a statement said Thursday. The statement signed by Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, Minister of Health, noted with concern the reports of the outbreak of listeriosis, ...
Following the release of National Treasury and SARS' 10th annual edition of the tax statistics for South Africa in December, Des Kruger and Wesley Grimm of law firm Webber Wentzel have provided an analysis of the data and what it will mean for Income Tax in 2018. The document provides data on the ...
The school uniform cartel in South Africa is the latest industry to be exposed for anti-competitive behaviour. The Competition Commission released its findings on Monday, exposing widespread collusion across all levels in the R10 billion industry. The Competition Commission launched its investigation into ...
The Muslim population in Cape Town is South Africa's largest, and its long history has given rise to visitor attractions. These include the site of the first Muslim prayer congregation in South Africa, and the first mosque -- Auwal Masjid -- built in 1794. Other hotels are moving to offer similar services but will ...
iStore South Africa has announced its battery replacement price and process for local iPhone users. The replacements will be available at any of the 23 stores around South Africa with the cost of the battery replacement at R377 excluding VAT (R429,78 including VAT), effective immediately.
South Africa's economy is forecast to tick up to 1.1% in 2018 from 0.8% in 2017, according to new data published by the World Bank. "The recovery is expected to solidify, as improving business sentiment supports a modest rise in investment. However, policy uncertainty is likely to remain and could slow ...
Johannesburg - Universities South Africa (USAf) said on Wednesday that its 26 member universities have agreed to a more flexible approach for walk-in applications for the 2018 academic year. The body announced last week that universities would not be accepting any walk-in applications, following calls ...
This is according to Forbes' latest Africa Rich list, which found that the 23 dollar billionaires across Africa - up from 21 billionaires last year - are worth a combined $75.4 billion, compared to $70 billion in January 2017. The richest African, for the seventh year in a row, is Nigerian cement and commodities ...
South African hospitals are on the alert for a man with an injured penis after a pregnant woman managed to bite her rapist's genitals as he assaulted her in front of her child. The woman was sexually assaulted after accepting a lift from two men in Mpumalanga province as she tried to reach a clinic with her ...
Ramaphosa is viewed positively by markets for his pledge to fight corruption in South Africa. Reflective of the currency's political sensitivity, the rand rallied 1 percent Tuesday following unconfirmed reports that Zuma had been ousted. South Africa's business confidence index rose for the second month in a ...
This payoff, however, has created pockets of development--ranging from middle class suburbia to opulence--walled off from South Africa's socio-economic reality. It has not only exacerbated inequality by making those beyond the wall invisible, gated communities show how short South Africans' memory is ...
Cape Town -- A train crash at a station near Johannesburg on Tuesday derailed one rail car and injured at least 226 people, adding to concerns about rail safety and oversight in South Africa after the second serious accident in a week. "Six to seven" people suffered moderate injuries, and 159 were ...
With increasing pressure on President Jacob Zuma to resign or for the ANC to remove him, it is worth noting that there are three ways that a South African president can leave office before the five-year term comes to an end. Motion of no confidence. This is mandated by Section 102 of the Constitution.
government has published the official salaries it pays to kings, queens and other traditional leaders in South Africa for the 2018 financial year. After a pay freeze in 2017, the majority of traditional leaders will see their salaries increase between 4.5% and 8%. This is in line with the increases given to ...
Cape Town: The first thing that comes to the mind of someone living in India when one speaks of renting, is a house. After that one thinks of a venue for parties or receptions, a conference room for meetings or maybe a car or bike to roam around the beautiful places. But what if one had to rent a dressing ...
He said an Australian oceanographer, who had done a drift analysis, had told him the most likely places debris would wash up would be on the eastern coastlines of Madagascar and South Africa, particularly Durban. Yesterday, Lotter said he had remained in contact with Gibson and was excited to hear ...
Cape Town - India all-rounder Hardik Pandya punished sloppy South Africa by smashing a quick-fire half-century to lead the tourists' revival and take his side to tea at 185 for seven on day two of the opening Test at Newlands on Saturday. India still trail by 101 runs in their first innings after bowling South ...
Cyril Ramaphosa, the newly elected president of South Africa's governing African National Congress (ANC) is in a race against time to unite, renew and rebuild trust in Africa's oldest liberation movement before the country's 2019 national elections. This is going to be a hard task following the ANC's decisive ...
Cape Town -- A passenger train burst into flames on Thursday after striking two vehicles at a crossing in a remote part of central South Africa, killing at least 18 people and injuring more than 260, the authorities said. Mondli Mvambi, a spokesman for the provincial health department, said that a truck driver ...
Up until that point, D'Acunto's career after earning her teaching degree from Rutgers took her to North Caldwell and Sussex County before landing in Hoboken. It then took her far from New Jersey to South Africa when she decided to join the peace Corps. "I felt called to humanitarian work," D'Acunto, 39, ...
At the time, the wine industry in South Africa was undeveloped, with most wineries churning out mass-produced plonk. But Jannie had a vision to make high-quality wines at his estate, and Jean extended it as one of the young pioneers attempting to put Cape wine on the world stage after apartheid ended.
Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar is confident India can rewrite the history books on their tour to South Africa as he feels the Virat Kohli led side are balanced and well prepared, as reported by Hindustan Times. As Kohli begins his first major assignment as captain away from Indian shores, the Master ...
Universities South Africa put out a strongly-worded statement responding to EFF leader Julius Malema's call for potential students to arrive at universities and apply in person. The body has said that applications for university were closed and condemned politicians for playing "political football". Malema ...
The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) has opened applications for broadcasters to apply for multiplexer 3 digital terrestrial television spectrum. Multiplexer 3 (MUX 3) is intended for providing commercial subscription television broadcasting services, and Icasa has said the ...
The job of repairing South Africa's economy isn't a matter that he can wait around in hope that various parts will self-correct. There is a sense of urgency required in setting his sights on the priorities and tasks at hand. Just as the incoming head of an organisation (or vehicle service centre) cannot ignore the ...
The search for MH370 has resumed after a research ship left South Africa, bound for a search area off the coast of Perth. The Malaysian government has enlisted the US seabed exploration company Ocean Infinity, which chartered Norwegian ship Seabed Constructor, due to arrive in Perth on 7 February ...
India were the first country to visit South Africa, after their re-admission into international cricket post the apartheid era. The Proteas have been a force to reckon with in international cricket since then and have been a tough destination for touring teams in cricket's longest format. India, in their past six outings ...
Authorities in Hong Kong say a climber who died after falling on South Africa's Table Mountain is from the southern Chinese city. The statement Wednesday by Hong Kong's immigration department contradicts an earlier assertion by South Africa's national parks service that the male climber was Japanese.


 

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