Philip Tabane: the African musical genius who played for the spirit

Gwen Ansell, University of Pretoria South African musician Philip Tabane, who died on 18 May 2018, hated being labelled. How he’d feel about the all official obituaries that confine him inside the jazz envelope is clear: The jazz label – or any other label – has never worked in my case. Once, I went to … Read morePhilip Tabane: the African musical genius who played for the spirit

Realisation of the Nkomazi Special Economic Zone in Mpumalanga comes closer

Ujuh Reporter A move to establish the Nkomazi Special Economic Zone (SEZ) around the Ehlanzeni region in the vast Mpumalanga Province agricultural area that borders Swaziland has come closer to realisation. The minister of trade and industry Rob Davies is inviting members of the public and interested parties to comment on a gazette notice that … Read moreRealisation of the Nkomazi Special Economic Zone in Mpumalanga comes closer

Lotto Numbers Tracker: Improving your chance to crack the lottery millions

Lotto Numbers Tracker Lotto Numbers Tracker is a new initiative that maps out for lotto players the movement of winning numbers with a purpose of gleaning out a pattern which can be used to predict possible future movements. The initiative borrows from age old wisdom which maintain that there are no coincidences in life. Everything … Read moreLotto Numbers Tracker: Improving your chance to crack the lottery millions

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme: Here’s how it works

SATopShops The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is positioned to play a critical role in ensuring delivery of free tertiary education for South African students that can’t afford high university/college fees. Here’s how NSFAS works. Who qualifies? NSFAS exists to provide financial aid, loans and bursaries, to qualifying students enrolled at public universities and technical (TVET) colleges. … Read moreThe National Student Financial Aid Scheme: Here’s how it works

Here’s a full list of the 2018 World Cup matches, times and venues

SATopShops The 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia kicks off on Thursday the 14th of June. Here is a full list of the matches, times and venues of the first round round robin of the finals. Thursday 14 June – 17:00 Group A Luzhniki Stadium Moscow Russia Saudi Arabia Friday 15 June – 17:00 Group A … Read moreHere’s a full list of the 2018 World Cup matches, times and venues

PSG Insure takes over Airborne Insurance Consultants

SATopShops PSG Insure has acquired Airborne Insurance Consultants, in a deal which makes it one of the biggest aviation insurance brokerages in South Africa. The deal leaves PSG Insure with an ability to have “a full-service offering” across all classes of short-term insurance (commercial and personal lines). Airborne Insurance Consultants is described as Africa’s fastest-growing … Read morePSG Insure takes over Airborne Insurance Consultants

Africa records remarkable progress in financial inclusion

A new report titled Digital Access: The Future of Financial Inclusion notes that “Financial inclusion is one of Africa’s great success stories of this decade.” The report, coming out of a partnership between the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Mastercard Foundation, also highlight challenges to be tackled for the region to reach universal financial … Read moreAfrica records remarkable progress in financial inclusion

Vodacom feeds scramble for mobile money markets in Africa

SATopShops Vodacom reports that it’s become the biggest mobile money operator across the African continent, a significant piece of news that discounts the company’s failure to make the M-Pesa thing work in South Africa. This piece of news feeds into the prevailing scramble for mobile money markets on the African continent by telecoms and banks. … Read moreVodacom feeds scramble for mobile money markets in Africa

Affordable smartphone player, Nuu Mobile, heads to South Africa

G3 Smartphone from Nuu Mobile

SATopShops Nuu Mobile, the maker of affordable smartphones with a cheeky posture, is coming to South Africa and could shake the merging segments of the country’s market. SATopShops is reliably informed that Nuu Mobile will hit the market in the near future via a local distributor who secured a southern African master license from the Hong Kong based global … Read moreAffordable smartphone player, Nuu Mobile, heads to South Africa