Liquid Telecom opens digital skills centres in Eastern Cape

Liquid Telecom opens digital skills centres in Eastern Cape

Liquid Telecom in partnership with the Eastern Cape Provincial Government will be opening Innovation and Digital Skills Centres in #EastLondon and #Mthatha in the first quarter of 2020.
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Over a million faulty condoms recalled in Uganda

Over a million faulty condoms recalled in Uganda

Over a million faulty condoms which contained holes have been recalled from being distributed in Uganda.
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Nigerian fraudster steals R15m from maximum security prison cell

Nigerian fraudster steals R15m from maximum security prison cell

Nigeria's EFCC is trying to work out how convicted internet fraudster managed to scam at least R15 million from Kirikiri maximum security prison.
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Justice Needed for Protester Killings

Justice Needed for Protester Killings

Human Rights Watch is calling on Sudan's Transitional government should pursue justice for the brutal attacks on protesters killed in back in June.
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SA banks clear Bridgette Motsepe-Radebe of bankrolling Botswana regime change

SA banks clear Bridgette Motsepe-Radebe of bankrolling Botswana regime change

Businesswoman Bridgette Motsepe-Radebe was not a signatory on bank accounts set up for illicit money flows to effect regime change in Botswana.
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Three life sentences for Uyinene Mrwetyana's killer

Three life sentences for Uyinene Mrwetyana's killer

The family of Uyinene Mrwetyana, 19, were in the court when Luyanda Botha was handed three life sentences for her rape and murder.
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SA hoofed animals banned from entering Mozambique

SA hoofed animals banned from entering Mozambique

Hoofed animals from SA are now banned from entering Mozambique after an outbreak of the foot-and-mouth disease in the animals in Limpopo.
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How "Aunty" Judy climbed Kilimanjaro in a sari

How "Aunty" Judy climbed Kilimanjaro in a sari

Judy Umraw, of Raisethorpe in Pietermaritzburg, completed her trek over eight days to the Uhuru Peak of Mount Kilimanjaro using a sari, with her team the Mzanzi Warriors. Video by: Jehran Naidoo #Inspire #Inform #Empower #Kilimanjaro
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Nigeria reintroduces death penalty bill for hate speech causing death

Nigeria reintroduces death penalty bill for hate speech causing death

The Nigerian Senate reportedly reintroducing a law to impose the death penalty on anybody found guilty of hate speech that incites the death of another person.
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Happy Diwali from the Sapa+ team

Happy Diwali from the Sapa+ team

This weekend, people in South Africa will celebrate the festival of Diwali, more popularly known as the festival of lights. Members of the Hindu community often celebrate this day by visiting family and presenting them with boxes of sweetmeats.
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Rwanda, Uganda ban Kenyan peanut butter

Rwanda, Uganda ban Kenyan peanut butter

Seven brands of Kenyan peanut butter have been banned in Rwanda, and suspended in Uganda, after the Kenya Bureau of Standards (Kebs) suspended the brands last week .
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Protest breaks out in Chatsworth over poor housing

Protest breaks out in Chatsworth over poor housing

A protest took place in Bayview, Chatsworth on Friday. The group of people who took part in the protest were from the informal settlement known as "Cocoba".
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How 14-year-old Andrea overcame cancer

How 14-year-old Andrea overcame cancer

Fourteen year old Andrea Padayachee lost her eyesight after being diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma - an aggressive and highly malignant form of cancer. Watch how she overcame this mountain of an obstacle. Video by: Jehran Naidoo
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Zimbabweans finally get their new banknotes

Zimbabweans finally get their new banknotes

Zimbabwe's much-anticipated new banknotes eventually reached banks after a delay that saw many waiting in long queues for cash.
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South African state airline says could cut more than 900 jobs

South African state airline says could cut more than 900 jobs

JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's struggling state-owned airline South African Airways (SAA) could cut more than 900 jobs as it restructures to stem severe financial losses, the airline said in a statement.
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Nigeria's mental health system routinely chains patients up

Nigeria's mental health system routinely chains patients up

Nigeria's mental health system routinely chains patients up, says Human Rights Watch.
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Black Coffee, from South Africa to the world

Black Coffee, from South Africa to the world

Prolific South African musician, Black Coffee, has really made his name in the international music scene, from winning awards all over the world to playing on the main stage at Tomorrowland. #Inform
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Kenya hosts global sexual health summit amid protests from Catholics

Kenya hosts global sexual health summit amid protests from Catholics

The United Nations and Kenyan government on Monday came under fire on the eve a global conference on sexual and reproductive health with Christian groups.
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How Mxolisi George overcame unemployment

How Mxolisi George overcame unemployment

Mxolisi George decided not to be another statistic in the high unemployment rate in South Africa, and decided to start up a takkie wash business. Video by: Vusi Adonis
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Sunny Pillay dies at 87

Sunny Pillay dies at 87

South African jazz musician, Sunny Pillay has passed away from a suspected heart attack yesterday. Pillay sang and performed alongside the likes of the late Hugh Masekela and American Richard Pryor. Video by: Viasen Soobramoney
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Entrepreneur turns down a life of gangsterism to making gourmet ice cream

Entrepreneur turns down a life of gangsterism to making gourmet ice cream

Founder of Ice Cream 'Vanni Plain', Iegshaan Small from Mitchells Plain, looked down a gun barrel and told gangsters in his neighborhood that he will not join them, instead he studied to become a chef
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What's your favorite Cape Town slang phrase?

What's your favorite Cape Town slang phrase?

If you huddled around a braai yesterday on Heritage Day, you would have likely heard one of these words or phrases. In keeping with Heritage Month, we asked Capetonians to share their favorite slang words and phrases. Video by: Shifaan Ryklief
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Heritage Day: How Bo-kaap shaped rugby legend Fagmie Solomons

Heritage Day: How Bo-kaap shaped rugby legend Fagmie Solomons

Bo-Kaap is rich in history and rugby legend Fagmie Solomons takes us on a journey back to when he captained the Saru team against Namibia in Windhoek in 1987. Video by: Shifaan Ryklief
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How Michael uses pallet wood to create street art

How Michael uses pallet wood to create street art

The streets of Gardens in Cape Town is Michael Yettsin's office, he makes a living by carving out animals from pallet wood. Video by: Shifaan Ryklief
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This mom teaches young girls to fight back

This mom teaches young girls to fight back

With all news surrounding gender-based violence and violence against women and children, Co-owner of the Pride Fighting Academy - PFA, Jessica Cohen-Mouneimne, has taken her self defense training to the schools in her community...
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5 Things to do on Heritage Day

5 Things to do on Heritage Day

Heritage Day is a celebration of South African heritage. A day where family and friends from various backgrounds get together to celebrate their heritage. Video by: Shifaan Ryklief
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Is gender-based violence programs in schools the solution?

Is gender-based violence programs in schools the solution?

Over the last week, South Africans have taken a stand against rape and gender-based violence. But what happens next, what are the solutions to these issues? Is gender-based violence programs in schools a solution? Video by: Shifaan Ryklief
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5 Alternatives to gym

5 Alternatives to gym

If you tired of the same old gym routine, then take a look at our 5 alternatives to get your body ready for summer. (Paradiso Academy Evolution Dance Company SA MADfit MMA) Video by: Shifaan Ryklief
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How Tandeka opened her home to care for kids with special needs

How Tandeka opened her home to care for kids with special needs

Tandeka Mfila started the Lonwabo Day Care Centre at her home in Mfuleni, after seeing the need to care for children with special needs in her community. Video by: Shifaan Ryklief
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Top 3 viral videos from the weekend

Top 3 viral videos from the weekend

If you suffering from Monday blues, then take a look at our top 3 picks of videos that went viral over the weekend. Which one is your favourite? Video by: Shifaan Ryklief
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Heritage Day: Traditional Zulu headgear

Heritage Day: Traditional Zulu headgear

To celebrate Heritage Day, we take a look at traditional Zulu headgear. In most African cultures and tribes, a hat can represent and signify cultural, social and personal meanings. Video by: Rudolph Nkgadima
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Fake videos of xenophobic attacks

Fake videos of xenophobic attacks

Old misleading social media posts, said to be of xenophobic violence are causing panic and fueling tensions in South Africa.
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South Africa's next tennis champions

South Africa's next tennis champions

Emmanuel Ngema is a rising star in the tennis coaching and development circles, he has been instrumental in transforming and taking tennis to the townships in and around Durban. He teaches Tennis to kids from informal settlement.
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Cameron Bellamy completes longest ocean swim

Cameron Bellamy completes longest ocean swim

Endurance athlete Cameron Bellamy - Endurance Athlete completed the longest recorded ocean channel swim. The swim covered the 151.7 km (94 miles) from Barbados to St Lucia in the Caribbean in 56 hours and 36 minutes. Video by: Rudolph Nkgadima
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SA Rugby's most memorable moments in Rugby World Cup history

SA Rugby's most memorable moments in Rugby World Cup history

From Japan's shock win over the Springboks to Nelson Mandela clad in a Springbok kit. Ahead of the Rugby World Cup 2019, we look at some of South Africa's most memorable moments in Rugby World Cup history
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MK Veteran Patrick Mvundla

MK Veteran Patrick Mvundla

Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK) veteran, Patrick Mvundla's body has been returned to South Africa from Botswana to be reburied 31 years. He will be buried on Saturday, 28 September 2019.
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Rest in peace South African cultural icon Baba Sikhulu Shange

Rest in peace South African cultural icon Baba Sikhulu Shange

Legendary South African cultural icon, Baba Sikhulu Shange, who passed away was the owner of the iconic Record Shack, located across the Apollo Theatre, in Harlem New York for over 40 years. #Inform Video by: Rudolph Nkgadima
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Social media men's conference to become a reality

Social media men's conference to become a reality

As the country griples with Gender Based Violence (GBV), an East London, Eastern Cape man has decided to turn the imaginary social media men's conference into a reality. Video by: Rudolph Nkgadima
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Tom van Niekerk is Durban's Birdman

Tom van Niekerk is Durban's Birdman

BirdMan, Tom van Niekerk is a legend on Durban's beach promenade, you can spot him riding his bike with his "babies" whistle and chirp as the breeze ruffles their feathers. Video by: Rudolph Nkgadima
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This nine year old is a human calculator

This nine year old is a human calculator

Maths whizz-kid Dante Andre Lazarus from Hilary in KwaZulu-Natal, outsmarted over 70 kids at the KZN Department of Education Mental Maths challenge.
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Indigenous games played at Phansi Ubuntu Art Museum

Indigenous games played at Phansi Ubuntu Art Museum

If your pressed to find something to do with the little ones on Saturdays, the Phansi Ubuntu Art Museum in Durban has the indigenous games program, which is aimed at allowing children to interact and sharpen their social skills.
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King Mswati III showing Swazi taxpayers 'the middle finger' by buying more luxury vehicles

King Mswati III showing Swazi taxpayers 'the middle finger' by buying more luxury vehicles

The biggest opposition party in eSwatini, the People's United Democratic Movement (Pudemo) has sharply criticised King Mswati III for importing luxury vehicles.
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How Durban innovator Siyabonga Ndwalane makes bluetooth speakers

How Durban innovator Siyabonga Ndwalane makes bluetooth speakers

Local innovator, Siyabonga Ndwalane, is making waves in the electronics industry. He is the brains behind the portable bluetooth speakers called Turn Up (Turnup Speakers) #Inspire Video by: Rudolph Nkgadima
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Amputee dancer Musa Motha is making a name for himself

Amputee dancer Musa Motha is making a name for himself

South African dancer Musa Motha has won the hearts of people all over the world with his amazing dance skills. The 23-year-old who dances with crutches is a member of the Vuyani Dance Company. #Inspire Video by: Rudolph Nkgadima
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African grey parrot dancing to Bhangra music

African grey parrot dancing to Bhangra music

A video of an African grey parrot "dancing" to Bhangra music has gone viral on social media. The bird is seen bopping its head to the panjabi 1995 hit Bolo Ta Ra Ra by artist Daler Mehndi. Video by: Rudolph Nkgadima
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Sekunjalo Music Academy bringing hope to community of Delft

Sekunjalo Music Academy bringing hope to community of Delft

The Sekunjalo Delft Music Academy is a youth development program which specialises in Jazz, music and other related activities. The lessons that are taught at the academy on Saturday mornings are three sessions, practical, theory and ensemble.
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John Cena jives on Ellen to Sho Madjozi's new single

John Cena jives on Ellen to Sho Madjozi's new single

WATCH: Sho Madjozi's latest single gets WWE wrestler John Cena jiving! The video from Ellen DeGeneres' Instagram page shows the wrestler breaking it down with DJ Stephen tWitch Boss.
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#ImStaying Facebook group becoming a platform for upliftment and opportunity

#ImStaying Facebook group becoming a platform for upliftment and opportunity

Jarette Petzer founder of the #ImStaying Facebook group, says the group is not only a platform for pushing a positive narrative but it is also uplifting South Africans who need employment or other opportunities.
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