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July 18, 2018

OBAMA PERFECT CHOICE FOR MANDELA DAY LECTURE.

The Nelson Mandela foundation’s Luzuko Koti said Obama‚ with his global reach‚ was the ideal speaker to raise uncomfortable questions‚ provoke dialogue and draw attention to values that today were under threat.

“One of the things we are dealing with is captured democracies that don’t work for the poor‚ that don’t work for people in countries that are underdeveloped‚ where people are made to be rubber stampers of decisions that are made elsewhere. We wanted someone who is going to interrogate that‚” he explained.

The address will be one of Obama’s most high-profile speeches since leaving office. He is also expected to stimulate [...]

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July 17, 2018

HOW MUCH ARE SA’S NEIGHBOURING COUNTRIES PAYING FOR PETROL?

The recent hike came after midnight when petrol and diesel respectively increased by 23 cents a litre, hiking the price to R16.02  for petrol inland, R15.43 coastal and R14.44 for the 50ppm diesel – the highest prices in South African history.

Most South Africans do not understand why they are paying more for fuel than their neighbours when said neighbours get their fuel supply from our country.

GlobalPetrolPrices.com explains the process on how you end up paying for fuel and the various price differences.

The average price of fuel around the world is R16 per liter.

As a general rule, more affluent countries have higher prices while poorer countries [...]

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July 16, 2018

TELKOM LAUNCHES NEW SUPER-CHEAP CALLING BUNDLES

The bundles are exclusively available to FreeMe and FreeMe Family customers. “These bundles can be used to call any mobile network within South Africa and can be purchased as once-off or recurring bundles,” said Telkom Consumer CEO Serame Taukubong.

FreeMe Promo All-Network Voice Bundles are billed per second and are valid for 31 days. They are available for postpaid and top-up customers.

The bundles are detailed in the table below.

FreeMe Promo All-Networks Voice Bundles FreeMe Bundles Minutes Price 100 minutes R40 200 minutes R80 300 minutes R100 500 minutes R150

 

 Source: [...]

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July 9, 2018

SHELL HELPS SA’s TEACHERS AND STUDENTS EXCEL IN MATHS AND SCIENCE

In South Africa, there is still a shortage of qualified graduates in the fields of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), which has led to a huge need in these industries for talented people with relevant knowledge and skills.

“[Science] is more than a school subject, or the periodic table, or the properties of waves. It is an approach to the world, a critical way to understand and explore and engage with the world, and then have the capacity to change that world,” said former US president Barack Obama at a White House Science Fair in March 2015.

Aiming to inspire young people to pursue careers in these fields, multinational oil and gas company Shell offers [...]

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