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August 14, 2017

South Africa lends support to Liberian 2017 elections

President Jacob Zuma has declared South Africa’s commitment to provide technical support and assistance for the upcoming Presidential and Legislative Elections in Liberia.

The President made the declaration on Friday after concluding discussions with Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who was in the country on a State visit.

Liberia is preparing for its October General Elections, at a time when South Africa celebrates Women’s Month in the year of paying homage to Oliver Reginald Tambo.

President Zuma wished Liberians well ahead of the elections. He hosted President Sirleaf in South Africa’s capital, Tshwane. The two Heads of State reviewed issues [...]

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July 25, 2017

Lanseria airport launches self-service technology to allow passengers to check in their own luggage

Lanseria International Airport says it is the first airport in Africa to introduce self-service technology for passenger and airline convenience.

The airport has invested in SITA’s Scan & Fly drop units and airport iValidate systems to offer its customers greater efficiency and more convenience when flying from the airport in north Johannesburg.

The new technologies will enable passengers to check in online, or via their mobile devices, tag and drop their bags in less than a minute before proceeding directly to their boarding gate, it said.

Traditional check-in counters will convert into intuitive technology equipment that will allow passengers a simpler, [...]

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July 25, 2017

Slight decrease in rhino poaching stats

Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa says there has been a slight decrease in the number of rhinos poached nationally between January and June this year.

The Minister said this when she led a briefing to give a report back on the progress of the implementation of the Integrated Strategic Management Approach of Rhinoceros – a strategic approach adopted by Cabinet in August 2014.

Minister Molewa briefed the media alongside Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula and State Security Minister David Mahlobo.

“There has been a slight decrease in the number of rhino poached nationally. A total of 529 rhino have been poached since January 2017 compared to 542 in [...]

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July 24, 2017

Joburg leads Africa’s ultra-wealthy list

Johannesburg’s wealth has been estimated at US$245-billion (R3.1-trillion).

The city of gold, according to research by AfrAsia Bank and New World Wealth, is home to 18,200 millionaires, 970 multi-millionaires and two billionaires – all in US dollar terms.

Egypt’s Cairo follows at US$140-billion total wealth.

Cape Town is Africa’s third-richest city with 8200 millionaires, 480 multi-millionaires and five billionaires – with collective wealth totalling US$135-billion.

Others on the rich-city list include Nigeria’s Lagos, Kenya’s Nairobi, the Angolan capital Luanda, Morocco’s Casablanca and Ghana’s [...]

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