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Bitcoin ransomers arrested for kidnapping in South Africa

Police in Mpumalanga, South Africa, have arrested two suspects who demanded a Bitcoin BTC ransom following the kidnapping of a teenage boy and the attempted kidnapping of a 13 year-old girl.


Turkish Airlines crew robbed in South Africa's Johannesburg

The crew of a Turkish Airlines (THY) plane flying to South Africa were attacked by a group of armed robbers in Johannesburg on Jan. 13, the Turkish ambassador to South Africa said Friday.


FFA state officers travel to South Africa for unique experience

Don’t cry beacuse it is over, smile because it happened. Anyone who has traveled knows that a part of your heart will forever stay in the place where the memories were made. State FFA Officers from around the country traveled to South Africa this month to develop a global perspective of agriculture,


South Africa Economy needs to grow faster to create jobs for youth: DDG

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (ADV) – The Deputy Director-General of Special Economic Zones and Economic Transformation at the Department of Trade and Industry (the Dti), Sipho Zikode believes the country’s economy needs to develop fast in order to curb unemployment amongst young people.


South Africa vs. Pakistan: First ODI Preview

South Africa and Pakistan are ready to face off in the first ODI of the five-match series in Port Elizabeth on Saturday. The home side will enter the contest full of confidence after registering a comprehensive 3-0 whitewash in the recently concluded three-match Test series. In the previous five mee


A Viewer’s Guide To Survivor South Africa

Cory Gage delivers a spoiler-free retrospective of Survivor South Africa. Despite airing since 2006 and having six unique seasons under its belt, Survivor South Africa flew under the radar until its sixth season put it on the map in 2018. While most fans who indulge in the International Survivor sce


South Africa’s Protection Racket

Rainbow Nation shows its colors. South Africa is an ongoing topic of concern among the dissident right, which views it as a cautionary tale about the dangers of becoming a minority in your own country. The Rainbow Nation has been largely ignored by the mainstream media since the end of apartheid, bu


Saudi Arabia plans oil refinery, petrochemicals plant in S. Africa

PRETORIA (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia plans to build an oil refinery and a petrochemicals plant in South Africa as part of $10 billion of investments in the country, Saudi Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih said on Friday.


Candidates from around the world sit for IAAF exam in South Africa

Johannesburg - Sixteen candidates from around the world sat for a two-hour examination, which could qualify them for accreditation as IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations) representatives in Johannesburg over the weekend.


South African citrus leader Van der Merwe united growers

Gerrit van der Merwe and his son Gerrit at the family's citrus operation, A.LG. Estastes, in Citrusdal, South Africa, in 2009, ( File photo ) Gerrit van der Merwe Sr., who was instrumental in setting up the collaborative structure South African citrus growers use in determining exports to the U.S.,


Robert Mshengu Kavanagh: A Strong Voice against Apartheid and Oppression in Southern Africa

Kavanagh and his team of New Horizon Theatre Company. September 7, 2018; a big hall in Ibsenhuset (The Ibsen House; museum, archive and theatre dedicated to Henrik Ibsen in his birth town, Skien). An actors' session of the XIV International Ibsen Conference is going on; a 74 old very tall white man


Promises, promises: A fact check on what has been done to ensure commuter safety in South Africa

Editor’s note: The opinions in this article are the author’s, as published by our content partner, and do not represent the views of MSN or Microsoft. Pretoria’s tragic train accident which killed three people and injured more than 300 others once again put the spotlight on train safety in South Afr


Media Design: Top 5 South African mag covers for 2018

by Shane de Lange (@shanenilfunct) In my final 2018 column, which comprised rants and raves related to trends from last year, mention was made of the low levels of quality crafting, high levels of poor taste (or, at best, poor form), and a lack of independent publishing in South Africa. As was the c


Waterproofing Membranes Market 2018-2023 by Regions (United States, North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, Middle East and Africa)

“Waterproofing Membranes Market is a rising market in Chemicals & Materials sector at last five years (2012-2017). The Waterproofing Membranes has covered fast development in the present and previous years and is probably going to continue with an ongoing expansion in the upcoming years in various r


South African Tourism Minister to visit India from Jan 23

New Delhi [India], Jan 18 (ANI): Eyeing enhancement of tourism trade with India, South Africa's Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom will undertake a four-day visit here from January 23.


New Digital Skills partnership tackles skills shortage in South Africa

The Digital Skills Partnership is a strategic collaboration between key stakeholders in the digital industry committed to transforming the sector by redesigning the traditionally onerous employment pathways into jobs for unemployed youth.


Mining consultation descends into violence as police clash with locals in South Africa

Police clashed with local people in the Xolobeni region of South Africa’s Eastern Cape province following a meeting between community leaders and minister of mineral resources Gwede Mantashe over the proposed construction of a titanium mine.


South Africa army content with progress of the Project Vaal River

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (ADV) – The South African Army is pleased with progress achieved so far regarding the Project Vaal River. The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) was called in to assist the Vaal communities which are affected by the water pollution caused by raw sewage flowing in


Africa Business: Health Forum (AB: HF) on the cards

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (ADV) – African leaders and decision makers are set to congregate next month for the inaugural Africa Business: Health Forum (AB:HF). The event is set to take place in Ethiopia on 12th February 2019 on the margins of the 32nd African Union Summit and is expected to unify A


South African Home Affairs and City of Johannesburg partner-up

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (ADV) – South Africa’s Home Affairs Minister, Dr Siyabonga Cwele, and the Executive Mayor for the City of Johannesburg, Councillor Herman Mashaba have pledged to put the country forward despite their different political jackets.