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April 23, 2019

Load-shedding may cut growth close to zero, SARB says

South Africa’s power cuts could bring economic growth for the year close to zero if they continue at the same severity seen in March, the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) said.

The wave of rolling blackouts that started in November and are among the worst the country has yet experienced could knock 1.1 percentage points off economic growth, the Reserve Bank said in its Monetary Policy Review released Wednesday in Pretoria, the capital. Expansion of close to zero would be the worst outcome since 2009, when former President Jacob Zuma came to power.

The nation’s embattled power utility, Eskom Holdings, implemented so-called Stage 4 load-shedding, which removed about 10% [...]

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April 23, 2019

Audi SA adds special edition models to spruce up local range

Various local product innovations now supplement Audi’s existing model range. The Audi A3, Q2 and Q5 model ranges now include special edition models. The Audi A5 and Q2 model ranges have enhanced their standard equipment specifications.

 

Audi South Africa has added two special edition models to its A3, Q2 and Q5 models. The Germany automaker also updates its A5 and Q2 ranges locally.

Audi SA will introduce the Comfort and Black editions to its A3

The Comfort Edition is only available on the 30 TFSI (1.0-litre) engines. This special edition is aimed at providing comfort features with a cost-saving benefit to customers. The package includes a different design [...]

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April 23, 2019

Ernst explains how Katsande is rising again for Chiefs

Cape Town – Kaizer Chiefs coach Ernst Middendorp says Willard Katsande’s work ethic, ability to take constructive criticism and improvement in his forward passing is a reason why he is starting again.

Katsande put in a monstrous display in central midfield on Saturday as Chiefs came from behind to defeat Chippa United 4-2 in a Nedbank Cup semi-final.

Khama Billiat was handed the Man-of-the-Match gong though the German takes the view that the destroyer should have been the deserving benefactor.

He told reporters why the veteran is now back in his plans as a starter: “Sometimes I wonder about the man of the match [selections], as I said after [...]

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April 23, 2019

Sho Madjozi to headline HOMECOMING Festival with Skepta, Runtown & more

South Africa’s very own – SHo Madjozi is headed to Lagos, Nigeria this week to headline the 3rd annual Homecoming Festival.

The festival is a cultural exchange showcasing music, fashion and football, put together by Skepta, Grace Ladoja and Greatness Dex.

Madjozi will share the stage with Runtown, Skepta, Naira Marley, DJ Obi, DRB and Rema to name a few.

The festival will take place at Lagos from 19 April till 22 April 2019.

The festival will host a number of pop-ups with global streetwear labels, new jersey workshops, talks and panels, a football tournament, street skating sessions and the Homecoming live show.

The Pop-ups which will be showcased [...]

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