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October 20, 2017

Competition Commission calls for submissions on car service workshops and warranties

Do you believe that you should have the right to have your car serviced at the workshop of your choice without jeopardising your warranty‚ or are you convinced that only the franchised dealerships have the skills and experience to do a proper job?

Whatever your views‚ the Competition Commission would like hear from you – it’s calling for written submissions‚ typed or hand-written‚ on its draft code of conduct for competition in the South African Automotive Industry‚ which seeks to allow small independent auto workshops to undertake in-warranty auto-body repairs and give consumers more price and product options.

Deadline for submissions is November 3 – just [...]

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October 20, 2017

Players called up for Bok assessments

A group of 12 Springboks have been invited to a four-day training, assessment and conditioning camp, from October 23-26 in Cape Town.  Current Springbok squad members who are playing for their provinces in the Currie Cup playoffs, as well as those who are playing for clubs in England and Japan, were not considered for the camp.

The purpose of the camp is to give Springbok management first-hand opportunity to assess the medical, conditioning and fitness status of the selected group as the Springboks step up their preparations for the end-of-year-tour.

South Africa’s opponents during their month-long European tour are Ireland (November 11, Dublin), France (November 18, [...]

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October 20, 2017

Sequel to Mandela’s ‘Long Walk’ autobiography launched

The sequel to Nelson Mandela’s celebrated autobiography “Long Walk to Freedom” will be published Thursday after his unfinished, hand-written draft was completed by a South African novelist. Titled “Dare Not Linger“, the book tells of Mandela’s five years as president after the end of apartheid and the first multi-race elections in South Africa in 1994.

“Long Walk to Freedom“, released shortly after the election, was a global phenomenon, selling more than 14 million copies, and was turned into a film starring Idris Elba.

Mandela wrote 10 chapters of his follow-up memoir on loose paper and in files between 1998 and 2002, when he stopped working on it due to his age and [...]

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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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