[pretoria] - #CycloneIdai: Mozambique death toll rises above 300

Chipinge, Zimbabwe - Mozambique on Wednesday began three days of national mourning for more than 200 victims of Cyclone Idai.

The full extent of the devastation will only be known once floodwaters from torrential rains, expected to continue into Thursday, recede. It will be days before Mozambique's inundated plains drain toward …

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[pretoria] - AYO, PIC and CIPC in courtroom showdown

PRETORIA – It was a showdown at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on Wednesday, between Ayo Technology Solutions (AYO), the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) and the Companies and Intellectual Properties Commission (CIPC).

In two separate cases held at a joint sitting in front of Judge Cornelius van der Westhuizen …

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[pretoria] - Google fined $1.7bn for search ad blocks in third EU sanction

INTERNATIONAL – Google was fined €1.49 billion (R24bn) on Wednesday for blocking rival online search advertisers, the third large EU antitrust penalty for the Alphabet business in only two years.

The European Commission, which said the fine accounted for 1.29 percent of Google’s turnover in 2018, said in …

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[pretoria] - Netflix says it will not join Apple TV service

INTERNATIONAL - Netflix Inc, the world’s dominant streaming service, will not make its TV shows and movies available through Apple Inc’s upcoming video offering, Netflix Chief Executive Reed Hastings said on Monday.

“We prefer to let our customers watch our content on our service,” Hastings told reporters at the …

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[pretoria] - Bongani Zungu chilling out with Bafana

The France-based midfielder spoke with a care-free attitude, describing the mood in the Bafana camp as “chilled” before revealing that there is no pressure on the players. His attitude could just be the antidote that Bafana needs in a pressure-filled encounter against the Mediterranean Knights.

Zungu & Co have to qualify …

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[pretoria] - In solidarity with Western Sahara - SADC

“South Africa is committed to working with the SADC for the freedom of the people of Western Sahara, and this must be done in our lifetime. South Africans will only be free when the people of Western Sahara and the people of Palestine are free,” Minister for International Relations and …

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[pretoria] - #PICInquiry: UDM leader connects the dots

PRETORIA – Bantu Holomisa, leader of the United Democratic Movement, found it interesting that the Pan African Infrastructure Development Fund I and II (PAIDF) was set up by Tshepo Mahloele, the former PIC head of corporate investment, while he was at the PIC, and then Harith manages the PAIDF on behalf …

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[pretoria] - Hammanskraal water fit for consumption

The tests were done by Magalies Water in the wake of the visit by the provincial Human Rights Commission team a week ago.

The City had asked the body to conduct the tests following an outcry by some residents that the water was not good for consumption.

Tau said: “As …

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