South Africa

UPDATE 1-Businesses in the South African Rand as the dollar falls, are sourcing lightly.

(Updates the rand; adds stocks, bonds) JOHANNESBURG, June 4 (Reuters) – The South African rand strengthened on Friday and looked set for weekly gains, thanks to rising commodity prices and a weakening US dollar as investors turned to riskier but high yielding assets. At 3:30 p.m. GMT, the rand was …

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South Africa reopens window for renewable energy boom

South Africa is trying to ensure additional electricity production in a number of ways, but speed is key. The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) launched the Independent Renewable Energy Producer Supply Program (REIPPPP) tender window 5 in March. It will end on August 16, 2021. Bidders may submit …

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Patrimonial dispute engulfs site chosen for Amazon’s new African headquarters

For the Khoi and San – the original inhabitants of South Africa – a verdant patch of land in Cape Town embodies victory and tragedy. The two communities drove Portuguese cattle raiders there in 1510. But, a century and a half later, it was there that the Dutch settlers launched …

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1Life, LifeQ and Samsung South Africa launch Covid-19 screening app as SA is set to enter wave 3 – Samsung Newsroom South Africa

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – June 02, 2021 – 1Life, in collaboration with LifeQ, using a Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 device, launched a first Covid-19 screening application in SA. It uses unique patterns derived from users’ biometric data to give them an indication of changes in their health, allowing consumers …

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Idris Elba Movie ‘Beast’ Adds Trio, Production Starts in South Africa – Deadline

South African actor Sharlto Copley, Iyana Halley and Leah Sava Jeffries joined the film Idris Elba Universal-Will Packer The beast, which started production in South Africa. Elba plays Dr Nate Samuels, a recently widowed husband who returns to South Africa, where he first met his wife, on a long-planned trip …

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South Africa is one of the biggest arms suppliers to the Saudis during the Yemen war

Relations between South Africa, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are on the rise – a source of shame for the South African state. Although profitable and important to the African economy, these relations are deeply linked to the arms trade and military trade of Arab nations involved in …

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SA lose their citizenship

Many South Africans who move elsewhere to work lose their South African citizenship without even knowing it. This is because there is an obscure law that requires you to report to the Home Office very early in the process of getting another passport. Dr Rory Jubber, Leader of the Democratic …

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South Africa’s draft New Energy Vehicle Green Paper is a step in the right direction

In 2019, we wrote an article sounding the alarm that South Africa’s inertia in pushing for electric vehicle adoption could cause it to miss the incredible opportunities offered by the electric vehicle revolution. The automotive assembly and automotive component manufacturing industry is one of the main pillars of the South …

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Matt Sates, 17, South African swims 1: 57.60 IM / 51.83 FL in Durban

South African Grand Prix n ° 4 2021 – Durban The fourth part of the 2021 South African Grand Prix is ​​underway in Durban. Three 17-year-old men marked the first of three preliminary / final sessions, including Matt Sates, who set two lifetime records both of which were under the …

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Fired for not wearing a mask at work – what South Africans should know

More than a year after the start of the Covid-19 lockdown, many citizens have taken a lax approach to mask wearing, social distancing and disinfection. However, a recent South Africa labor court ruling indicates that employers may, within reason, be able to fairly fire employees for failing to follow Covid-19 …

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