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October 3, 2018

IT’S TIME FOR AFRICA TO TELL A NEW STORY

Throughout time, storytelling has largely influenced how people behave and perceive each other across the world. It is this single factor instilled in individuals since childhood that has contributed to stereotyping and prejudice across societies and cultures. Stories have instigated wars and political mudslinging, racial segregation and gender discrimination, generational and cross-country hostility, and bitterness between low and high-income communities. Even Africa is perceived in a certain way because of the stories being told about it. The role of traditional media and social media are key players in the way the world views Africa, and possibly contributes to putting the brakes [...]

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October 3, 2018

DURBAN N2/M41 TO BE COMPLETED BY MID-OCTOBER

The new interchange which was started in April 2013 features a multi-stack bridge and four levels with no signalisation.

This interchange is designed to provide continuous access to the Verulam, Phoenix, Mount Edgecombe, uMhlanga Ridge Town Centre and the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast.

Corné Roux, the Eastern Region project manager for SANRAL said that the biggest challenge was accommodating the traffic during construction.

“The interchange sits on a major national road, the N2, and the M41 feeds major residential, industrial and commercial areas such as Phoenix, Mt Edgecombe and uMhlanga carrying high volumes of traffic which had to be kept moving during the [...]

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October 3, 2018

BE THE BRANSON OF BUSINESS, THE CLARKSON OF CARS

What do these all have in common?

A raucous Iron Maiden concert in South America, Nigella Lawson cooking up a storm while casting off sensual one-liners; Jeremy Clarkson colliding with just about everything, sideways and at high-speed, in the newest Lamborghini; Arnold Schwarzenegger pumping iron until his jugular throbs; and a professor in Canada who refuses to bow to politically correct gender norms? Oh, and Julius Malema?

For one very specific reason or another, all stand out in their industries. And all are the subject of a new South African business book focusing on how individuals and brands go about becoming industry leaders: What Makes Them Great? 50 Ways to [...]

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October 3, 2018

CABINET HAS APPROVED THE NEW MINING CHARTER

Speaking at a post-cabinet briefing in Cape Town on Thursday, Communications Minister Nomvula Mokonyane said President Cyril Ramaphosa would reveal details of the charter on Friday when he is due to brief the media on economic stimulus measures.

The draft, aimed at setting ownership and transformation targets for the sector, was opposed by the industry even though it acknowledged that the current document was in many respects an improvement on the previous one proposed by Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe’s predecessor Mosebenzi Zwane.

The draft charter had a requirement of 10% ‘free carry’ interest for mining communities and employees on new mining rights as [...]

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