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October 18, 2017

The new content coming to Netflix in 2018

While competitors race to catch up with Netflix Inc., the largest online TV service in the world is adhering to a simple strategy to maintain its lead: you have to spend money to make money.

The streaming pioneer will deploy as much as $8 billion on programming next year, as much as a third more than in 2017. The increase alone is almost as much as HBO spends annually. Netflix, based in Los Gatos, California, will also pony up more than $1 billion for marketing.

The money will fund an ever-growing array of programming designed to attract even more customers. While critics say the spending is risky, investors approved of the plan. Netflix shares climbed to a new high [...]

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October 18, 2017

Oprah Keeping the Promise Made To Mandela

DNA linked Oprah Winfrey’s maternal ancestry to Liberia, Cameroon and Zambia. While any one of those African countries could be her native homeland — her heart belongs to South Africa.

Winfrey’s love affair with the country began during her first trip in 1995 – a year after the first democratically-elected government came to power with Nelson Mandela as president of the ‘Rainbow Nation’.

“It was a gift from Stedman [Graham],” she shares for the first time in an exclusive interview with FORBES WOMAN AFRICA. Graham is an American businessman and educator known to be very close to Winfrey. His activism with Nelson Mandela and the late president’s former wife Winnie is what [...]

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October 18, 2017

South Africa to desalinate its own seawater

Plans are underway to ensure that South Africa gains the capacity to desalinate its own seawater.

Speaking at the 38th Expert Group meeting of the Generation IV International Forum (GIF) on Monday, acting Director General of the Department of Energy, Tseliso Maqubela, said the City of Cape Town at which the meeting was held is facing drought and the highest level of water restrictions.

GIF is a co-operative international endeavour which was set up to carry out the research and development needed to establish the feasibility and performance capabilities of the next generation nuclear energy systems.

“The irony is that it is alongside an infinite body of water, [...]

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