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July 3, 2019

Baxter refuses to blame Bafana Bafana players after poor AFCON display

Bafana Bafana have been all but knocked out of the competition, but Stuart Baxter believes the poor performances have nothing to do with the players.

Head coach Stuart Baxter defended his players after another poor showing at the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) saw them fall to a 1-0 defeat to Morocco.

Poor showing

The result means South Africa’s chances of qualifying for the knockout stages of the competition are pretty slim.

Of their three group matches Bafana only managed to beat Nambia, while losing to both the Ivory Coast and Namibia. All three of the matches ended 1-0.

The only hope they have of making the knockout rounds is by finishing as one of the [...]

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July 3, 2019

Swartberg Pass

A curvy road with hairpin bends and unique colorful cliffs

The Swartberg Pass is located on the R328 road in Swartberg mountain range, in the Little Karoo, Western Cape province of South Africa. With a maximum elevation of 1,583 m above sea level, the road climbs 1,000 meters in 12 km. The gravel road is one of the steepest in South Africa. However, it is open year round and doesn’t require a 4WD vehicle to drive through the pass. The road starts in Oudtshoorn in the south and goes to Prince Albert in the north.

The road over Swartberg pass was built in 1888 by Thomas Bain, son of Andrew Geddes Bain, a famous South African explorer, geologist, and road engineer. [...]

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July 3, 2019

UKZN takes first place in Africa on prestigious university rankings

Johannesburg – The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) said on Monday that it had been ranked number one in Africa on the prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings, which lists the world’s best universities that are 50 years old or younger.

UKZN spokesperson Ashton Bodrick said the 2019 ranking, which included 351 universities, up from 250 in 2018, saw UKZN as the only African university to feature on the top 100 list

“Sitting pretty at number 85, UKZN ties with the University of Rome III, Italy. THE Young University Rankings also includes a subset for millennial universities (created after 2000) in which UKZN is ranked number [...]

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July 3, 2019

Municipal rates increase: Hikes for Cape Town, Joburg, Durban, others from 1 July

It’s the start of a new month for South Africans, but they are being faced with the same old story: The cost of living is increasing, even if our wages aren’t. Municipal rates across the country are going up on Monday 1 July, and the changes will affect millions in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban and many other city-dwellers.

Cost of living on the rise

Of course, the term “tariff hike” has become synonymous with Eskom. Their plans to start charging residents more came to fruition on Monday as well. But they aren’t the only ones: We’re here to give you a brief overview of where municipal rates are going up, and how much more you’ll have to fork out.

Municipal rates increase [...]
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