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  • South African Anthem Becoming Familiar to Casablanca Spectators as Kaylene Corbett Cleans Up in Pool
    by Guest Contributor on August 24, 2019 at 1:28 pm

    There are quite a few language barriers in Morocco for those who don’t speak French and Arabic but, at the Mohamed V Olympic Pool in Casablanca, the spectators are becoming familiar with South Africa’s national anthem, writes GARY LEMKE. On Friday night Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika blared out another five times as Team SA picked up […] The post South African Anthem Becoming Familiar to Casablanca Spectators as Kaylene Corbett Cleans Up in Pool appeared first on SAPeople - Your Worldwide South African Community.

  • Splitting South Africa’s Eskom Could Take 4 Years
    by Reuters on August 24, 2019 at 8:22 am

    JOHANNESBURG – The legal separation of South African state power firm Eskom into three business units could take four years in total, the company said in an internal presentation seen by Reuters. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa promised to split Eskom into different units for generation, transmission and distribution earlier this year, as part of […] The post Splitting South Africa’s Eskom Could Take 4 Years appeared first on SAPeople - Your Worldwide South African Community.

  • 2 South African Restaurants Named On World’s Best Restaurants 2019 List
    by Jenni Baxter on August 24, 2019 at 5:37 am

    A restaurant in South Africa’s Khayelitsha township in Cape Town – 4Roomed The Restaurant – and Le Wine Chambre in Johanneburg have been named as two of the world’s best restaurants of 2019. The list was compiled for the first time ever in a partnership between two prestigious global magazines – Food & Wine and […] The post 2 South African Restaurants Named On World’s Best Restaurants 2019 List appeared first on SAPeople - Your Worldwide South African Community.

  • Brazil’s Bolsonaro May Send Army to Fight Amazon Fires After Global Pressure
    by Reuters on August 23, 2019 at 4:52 pm

    BRASILIA – Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro said on Friday he may mobilize the army to help combat fires sweeping through the Amazon rainforest, as international condemnation and pressure mounted for tough action to quell the unfolding crisis. Having first dismissed the fires as natural, then blaming non-governmental organizations without evidence for lighting them, Bolsonaro struck […] The post Brazil’s Bolsonaro May Send Army to Fight Amazon Fires After Global Pressure appeared first on SAPeople - Your Worldwide South African Community.

  • South Africa Pledges Fiscal Discipline and Ramaphosa Lists Benefits in Sweeping Health Reform NHI (National Health Insurance)
    by SAPeople Contributor on August 23, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    South Africa’s proposed switch to universal health coverage – known as the National Health Insurance (NHI) program – will be managed in a fiscally responsible way, a senior presidential aide told Reuters, forecasting the landmark reform would cost the state $2.2 billion per year by 2025/26. Meanwhile President Cyril Ramaphosa stressed in the National Assembly […] The post South Africa Pledges Fiscal Discipline and Ramaphosa Lists Benefits in Sweeping Health Reform NHI (National Health Insurance) appeared first on SAPeople - Your Worldwide South African Community.

  • South African Finance Ministry Warns Against Scammers
    by SAPeople Contributor on August 23, 2019 at 9:51 am

    The South African Finance Ministry has warned the public against a scam doing the rounds, in which claims are made that Deputy Minister David Masondo will offer people funding for their business. The scammers are on various platforms purporting to be the Deputy Minister. “The Deputy Minister of Finance would like to alert the public […] The post South African Finance Ministry Warns Against Scammers appeared first on SAPeople - Your Worldwide South African Community.

  • Team South Africa Scoop 13 More Medals in Casablanca, 2019 African Games
    by Guest Contributor on August 22, 2019 at 10:18 pm

    Team SA were in action across two codes at the African Games in Rabat and Casablanca on Thursday – swimming and table tennis. South Africa started the day with 14 medals but had claimed another 13 in the pool in Casablanca by the end of the day to climb to a total of 27. It […] The post Team South Africa Scoop 13 More Medals in Casablanca, 2019 African Games appeared first on SAPeople - Your Worldwide South African Community.

  • South Africa’s Ramaphosa Calls for Discussion on Using Pension Funds for Projects
    by Reuters on August 22, 2019 at 7:34 pm

    CAPE TOWN – South Africa should discuss using worker pension funds to finance development and infrastructure projects, a proposal that has the backing of the country’s largest labour federation, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Thursday. In its 2019 poll manifesto ahead of the May general election, the African National Congress (ANC) mentioned investigating prescribed assets […] The post South Africa’s Ramaphosa Calls for Discussion on Using Pension Funds for Projects appeared first on SAPeople - Your Worldwide South African Community.

  • Moody’s Sees Budget Cuts as Option for South Africa to Absorb Eskom Costs
    by Reuters on August 22, 2019 at 6:07 pm

    JOHANNESBURG – South Africa is likely to absorb extra financial support for the struggling power utility Eskom with new revenue and expenditure measures in the next mid-year budget review, with departmental budget cuts an option, ratings agency Moody’s said on Thursday. “In any event, Moody’s sees the government’s room to maneuver as extremely constrained,” Moody’s […] The post Moody’s Sees Budget Cuts as Option for South Africa to Absorb Eskom Costs appeared first on SAPeople - Your Worldwide South African Community.

  • BREAKING: Victory for Giraffes as CITES Protects the Animal for First Time
    by SAPeople Contributor on August 22, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    The Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) today agreed to protect giraffes for the first time by listing the species on Appendix II, which will now regulate international trade in giraffe parts (which occurs in South Africa), such as hides, bones and meat. Today’s decision now […] The post BREAKING: Victory for Giraffes as CITES Protects the Animal for First Time appeared first on SAPeople - Your Worldwide South African Community.