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June 28, 2019

Using scrap metal to sculpt a better future for himself

The only thing more creative than Pilato Bulala’s inventions is how he describes them. His yellow aircraft? It’s a scrapture – a word Bulala coined for his impressive sculptures made from scrap material. The impressive model, built from zinc sheets and wire mesh, is just a taste of this artist’s repertoire. In the village of Tshivhuyuni in Limpopo, Bulala has established a reputation for his creativity despite his limited resources and visual impairment. The maroon bakkie in his yard bears his mantra in bold painted letters – NEVER GIVE UP.

The wire cars Bulala played with as a young boy inspired him to start crafting. He later embarked on his career using recycled metal and [...]

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June 28, 2019

Uber aiming for expansion in fast-growing West African markets

LAGOS (Reuters) – Global ride-hailing firm Uber Technologies Inc is in talks with regulators over plans to expand into two West African countries and provide a boat service in Nigerian megacity Lagos, a company executive said on Thursday.

In much of sub-Saharan Africa there are low levels of personal car ownership, rapidly expanding populations and a lack of efficient mass transport systems in fast-growing cities.

Uber, which said it has 36,000 active drivers in sub-Saharan Africa, operates in a number of countries in East and South Africa but is largely absent from West Africa, aside from Nigeria and Ghana.

The firm has identified the region as a target for [...]

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June 28, 2019

Cape Town City beef up striking options with Morris signing

Cape Town City have signed former Ajax Cape Town striker Tashreeq Morris on a three-year deal.

The move reunites Morris with former teammate and close friend Abbubaker Mobara who moved back to the Mother City after being released by Orlando Pirates.

Morris was himself released by National First division strugglers Ajax and was a target for newly promoted Stellenbosch FC but ultimately opted to join City.

The 25-year-old has already joined the squad for pre-season training.

The signing of Morris brings the number of former Ajax players in the Cape Town City squad to six. Travis Graham‚ Taariq Fielies‚ Thato Mokeke and Riyaad Norodien were already on the [...]

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June 28, 2019

Rock Climbing

South Africa offers the best rock climbing in the entire African continent, with some spots being among the best in the world

Numerous mountain ranges and ragged shorelines present great opportunities for rock climbing. Among the endless regions appropriate for this extreme sport, some appear to be particularly popular. The northernmost part of South Africa has a few perfect climbing spots such as Waterval Boven with over 700 climbing routes, the scenic Blyde River Canyon, and the Magaliesberg mountain range, renowned as a World Heritage Site.

Head a little more southward and you’ll find nice climbing areas in the KwaZulu-Natal Province, namely Monteseel near [...]

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