South Africa

England’s Sinckler replaces injured Porter in the Lions team for South Africa

Published on: 06/06/2021 – 13:20Amended: 06/06/2021 – 13:18 London (AFP) England mainstay Kyle Sinckler was called up to the British and Irish Lions squad for their tour of South Africa on Sunday after Andrew Porter was sacked with injury. Ireland international Porter, 25, was sidelined with a toe injury suffered …

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Great white sharks no longer common in South Africa, leaving researchers puzzled

It’s a bumpy ride through the cool waters of Gansbaai, South Africa for famed shark expert Sara Andreotti. The region was once the shark capital of the world, but now the ultimate predator, which has survived over 400 million years, is in dire straits. Four years ago you could see …

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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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