South Africa’s GDP could grow by 45.2% in third quarter – Reserve Bank

South Africa’s economy could expand by an annualized 45.2% in the third quarter, according to central bank forecasts. The monetary policy committee used that estimate for the quarterly change in gross domestic... Read more »

Government must give a helping hand to learners who drop out

In 2014 I covered a story in Kuruman in the Northern Cape about thousands of children who were not attending school after the community of the John Taolo Gaetsewe district had shut... Read more »

The tender that keeps on giving

A contract in the North West to oversee construction projects has ballooned by more than 300% and the tender is now being raised in the provincial legislature. But it seems that the... Read more »

Inside Zim’s illicit gold mine trade

The artisan miners, their faces specked with mud and mine dust, were suspicious. They wanted to know why we were at their site, which they call Boko Haram, on the eastern side... Read more »

How South African companies are fighting the pandemic and recession

South African businesses have had to respond to the coronavirus and lockdown restrictions since March. At the same time, the country’s economy is in its longest recession in 28 years, with millions reported to... Read more »

Fifteen additional speakers for SingularityU SA Online Summit 2020

SingularityU South Africa has announced an additional 15 speakers who will address Africa at the SingularityU South Africa Summit Online on October 14 and 15 2020. They add to the over 60... Read more »

The PlayStation 5 is selling out in South Africa

Barely 24 hours after pre-orders launched in South Africa, the PlayStation 5 gaming console has sold out at several of South Africa’s biggest online gaming retailers. Searching ecommerce stores including Takealot, BT... Read more »

What it is like to own a Tesla Powerwall in South Africa – Photos

Tesla recently launched a website for South Africans to directly place orders for its Powerwall 2 backup battery system. A single Powerwall 2 unit offers an electricity storage capacity of 13.5kWh, and... Read more »

This is how the COVID-19 Alert South Africa app works

During his recent address to the nation, President Cyril Ramaphosa asked all South Africans to install the COVID-19 Alert SA app, which the Department of Health launched at the beginning of September.... Read more »

Recyling water and waste management

The government announced a major plan in November 2019 to address South Africa’s wastewater crisis and periodic drought conditions. It recognises that much of South Africa suffers from poor water management. The... Read more »

Covid-19 and CVD: The heart in the time of crisis

This Mail & Guardian webinar on Covid-19 and CVD was sponsored by the South African Heart Association (SA Heart).  Speakers included Dr David Jankelow, Cardiologist at Netcare Linksfield Clinics and President of... Read more »

The cheapest 4K TVs and monitors to buy for your PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X

The next-generation of gaming consoles, the Sony PlayStation 5 and Microsoft Xbox Series X, are around the corner. Microsoft has confirmed the Series X will be launched on 10 November 2020, with... Read more »

18 September 2020

The Digital Edition is an exclusive product available to our subscribers The Digital Editions are an online version of our weekly print newspaper. In order to access them you’ll need to take... Read more »

Refugees the scapegoat of SA’s ills

There is one thing 10-year-old Keshia* wishes for with all her might: to leave South Africa for good.  This country may be the place of her birth and the only country where... Read more »

Debt rises as virus eats paycheques

The end of June marked the end of payment holidays offered by many lenders, but many consumers’ pockets remain empty as a result of the Covid-19.  According to the DebtBusters debt index... Read more »

SANDF mum on serial rapist claim

The top brass of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has been sitting on alarming reports of a possible serial rapist attacking women at one of its bases in the Western... Read more »

Become an exclusive partner of New Star Networks South Africa

Johannesburg-based hosted telephony solutions provider New Star Networks (NSN) is expanding their IP telephony partner family and wants you! New Star Networks (NSN) is a revolutionary telecommunications provider servicing the B2B environment... Read more »

Inside Game’s new concept store – Photos

Game has launched its first future-ready concept store at the Mall of Africa in Johannesburg. Innovations that are being piloted at the store include self-checkout counters, price check booths, sampling vending machines,... Read more »

South Africa’s downward spiral since 1990

Economist Mike Schüssler has published a graph of South Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP) per capita which paints a pitiful picture of the country’s financial situation. In 1990, South Africa’s GDP per... Read more »

Things George Bizos said

Quotes by later Human Rights Lawyer Advocate George Bizos. The post Things George Bizos said appeared first on SABC News – Breaking news, special reports, world, business, sport coverage of all South... Read more »

Oppo smartphones coming to South Africa

Oppo has said it will officially launch its products in South Africa. The company did not state when it would officially launch local operations or a new product lineup in South Africa,... Read more »

Special Official Funeral Service for George Bizos

Human Rights lawyer and one of the leading lights in the fight against Apartheid, Advocate George Bizos will be laid to rest at the Westpark cemetery in Johannesburg on Thursday morning. The... Read more »

PlayStation 5 South African pricing revealed

PlayStation South Africa has revealed the South African pricing for its upcoming PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 5 Digital Edition consoles. The consoles were announced in a live event on 16 September, alongside... Read more »