Category: South Africa Business News

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Regulators walk the ‘mobile money’ line

African telecom authorities must walk a fine line when it comes to regulating the move of mobile operators into financial services. They want to encourage this shift, but they also don’t want to be in a position where operators don’t have much oversight. This is what’s happening in Kenya, where mobile money transfer services like […]

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Dagga-growing plant bust in Constantia

The Western Cape Hawks discovered what is being called a “sophisticated” dagga-growing laboratory in the affluent Cape Town suburb of Constantia. Their Narcotics Enforcement Bureau and Crime Intelligence Unit stumbled upon the lab when they raided the house. According to the Hawks, the growers are “quite sophisticated” and do extensive research on how to successfully […]

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South Africa and Japan join arms to combat pollution

The Department of Trade and Industry Deputy Minister Nomalungelo Gina has ushered in the R25 million Japan-South Africa collaboration project that is solely purposed at alleviating plastic pollution. What is the project? The project which was launched in Pretoria and will be running for three years. The purpose of this project is to support the South […]

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Forge: New app will guide you along hiking and biking trails in Cape Town

Forge – a new Cape Town-centered hiking app – was created by three outdoor living locals to help other enthusiasts effortlessly along their chosen path. The app incorporates a wide range of user-friendly digital maps of the trails along the Cape Peninsula – more than 1 300 kilometres in total. The trails are digitised to minimise […]

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Amazon offers over 100 job opportunities in Cape Town

The online retailer Amazon has established a solid footing in South Africa, with over 100 jobs on offer for its Web Services segment, and the group further plans to reveal a special Africa Region in the first half of 2020, stationed in the Cape Town. Amazon has doubled in job vacancies since 2018 in 2018 […]

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Dam levels increase to 64%

Yet another cold front has touched down in Cape Town, bringing with it gale-force winds and heavy downpours that have bolstered dam levels once again. As of today, Tuesday 23 July, dam levels overall stand at just over 64%. “Advisories issued by the Cape Town Weather Office including Disruptive Snowfall, Strong to Gale force winds, and Heavy […]

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Rand buoyed by risk appetite and a weak Pound

The ZAR opened at R17.35 and continued to strengthen on Tuesday, breaking the R17.21 mark at noon. This was mainly driven by weakness in the Pound where political uncertainty around Brexit and the election of the new prime minister continues to dominate sentiment. The Pound lost significant ground against the USD on the same day. […]

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