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Interest rate: R5 million bond, no deposit now costs R54 185 per month!

By Mimi Mfundisi 25-05-23 18:18

The SARB Monetary Policy Committee has voted to hike interest rates by 50 basis points, dealing yet another blow to South Africans in debt. The South African Reserve Bank’s (SARB) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) voted to hike interest rates by 50 basis points on Thursday, dealing yet another devastating blow to South Africans in debt. FOR THE LATEST […]

Hollywoodbets Durban July

Five designers to look out for at the Durban July

By Mimi Mfundisi 25-05-23 18:10

The 2023 Hollywoodbets Durban July is set to be the most anticipated sporting and fashion event of the year. The 2023 Hollywoodbets Durban July is set to be the most anticipated sporting and fashion event of the year. The annual iconic sporting and social event will feature six trailblazing fashion designers selected to be part […]

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BREAKING: SA Reserve Bank shocks with 50 basis point interest rate hike

By Mimi Mfundisi 25-05-23 18:04

South African Reserve Bank’s (SARB’s) Monetary Policy Committee voted to hike interest rates in the country by 50 basis points on Thursday. South African Reserve Bank’s (SARB’s) Monetary Policy Committee voted to hike interest rates in the country by 50 basis points on Thursday. MUST READ | DEVELOPING STORY: Constantia mass murder – police on scene This will take the repurchase […]

Houseplants can boost your mental health: How to pick the right one

By Mimi Mfundisi 25-05-23 17:43

Houseplants are an easy way of connecting with nature. Indoor plants have several mental and physical health benefits. In both Europe and the US, people spend up to 90% of their time indoors. But spending so much time inside can have consequences for your mental health. The World Health Organization estimates that 5% of adults globally suffer from depression. Stress, […]

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Miss SA 2023: Meet the top 30 contestants

By Mimi Mfundisi 25-05-23 16:45

From Miss Universe SA 2020 Natasha Joubert to wives and moms, meet the Miss SA 2020 top 30 contestants. Take a look… The Miss South Africa organisation announced the top 30 contestants who will be competing for the Miss SA 2023 title on Wednesday 24 May. ALSO READ: Miss SA new rules: Entrants can have tattoos, […]

‘The Wife’ star Bonko Khoza and wife announce pregnancy

By Mimi Mfundisi 25-05-23 15:54

Former ‘The Wife’ star Bonko Khoza and his wife Lesego took to social media to share that they are pregnant with their first child. Talented actor Bonko Khoza, who played Mqhele Zulu in The Wife, and his wife Lesego revealed they are expecting their first baby.  ALSO READ:‘Uzalo’ actor Wiseman Mncube replaces Bonko Khoza in ‘The Wife’ BONKO […]

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Official: Andile Jali’s agent confirms move

By Mimi Mfundisi 25-05-23 15:03

It’s been a long time coming. Andile Jali’s agent has confirmed AJ15 is leaving DStv Premiership champions Mamelodi Sundowns. It is probably a sad day for some Mamelodi Sundowns fans. Andile Jali is leaving Kabo Yellow. ALSO READ: Kaizer Chiefs lost R31.7 million, here’s how ALSO READ: Al Ahli boss on Pitso’s future: ‘The ambition is […]

Cape Town achieves record breaking cruise tourism season. Photo: Jeff Lomey

SA Tourism shows slight recovery after Covid-19 pandemic

By Mimi Mfundisi 25-05-23 14:49

After a drastic drop in tourist arrivals in 2020 and 2021, the volume of tourist arrivals in South Africa is showing improvement. ALSO READ | World’s richest man loses R216 billion in 24 hours as LVMH stock dips The Tourism 2022 report released by Statistics South Africa shows that the volume of tourists dropped by 72,6% from 10 228 593 […]

21 Teenagers Who Died in South African Tavern Were Suffocated, Families Told

Enyobeni: “Tavern owner watched as children collapsed and died”

By Mimi Mfundisi 25-05-23 14:36

A witness who testified in the trial of Enyobeni tavern owners says one of the owners watched as teenagers collapsed and died. Twenty-one teenagers lost their lives at the Enyobeni Tavern in June last year, and the owners are on trial at the East London Magistrates Court. ALSO READ: eNyobeni tavern owners back in court, trail […]

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Barack Obama’s Tina Turner condolences message shakes the world

By Mimi Mfundisi 25-05-23 14:27

Former US president Barack Obama’s condolence message to legendary musician Tina Turner left her fans emotional. Former United States president Barack Obama penned a Tina condolence message that surprised the world. The first black American president is one of the world’s most influential people; his message meant a lot to mourners. ALSO READ: ‘Unpredictable’: Inside Tina Turner […]

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DEVELOPING STORY: Police on scene of Constantia mass murder

By Garrin Lambley 25-05-23 14:20

Police are on the scene of a quadruple murder after four bodies were discovered in Constantia, Cape Town on Thursday, 25 May. ALSO READ | ‘Unacceptably cheap’: Guptas seek to overturn Constantia mansion sale – report The victims were shot dead. South African Police Service (SAPS) spokesperson Colonel Andre Traut confirmed the bodies were discovered at approximately 08:20. The […]

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These are the official price hikes for water and electricity in Tshwane

By Mimi Mfundisi 25-05-23 14:10

The City of Tshwane has announced the official price hikes for water, electricity and property rates among other things. The City of Tshwane Municipality has confirmed the official price hikes for water, electricity, property rates and refuse collection which will be effective on 1 July 2023. In its draft budget, the municipality had proposed a whopping […]

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You can get a passport at these banks in SA

By Mimi Mfundisi 25-05-23 13:56

Why not skip that Home Affairs queue? You can get your Passport and Smart ID’s at these banks in South Africa… The Department of Home Affairs has come up with various measures to try and reduce long queues at its branches throughout the country. It is no secret that the department has partnered with banks […]

Sportscaster Baba Mthethwa reflects on leg amputation

By Mimi Mfundisi 25-05-23 13:44

Sports commentator Baba Mthethwa reflected on his leg amputation and tying the knot In a video on Twitter. Popular sportscaster Baba Mthethwa took to social media to look back on that last year when he got married again and his leg was amputated. ALSO READ:Soweto derby: Broadcast details, kick-off time and ‘special show’ BABA MTHETHWA: […]

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Kenya, the IMF reach agreement for $1 bn access in credit

By Mimi Mfundisi 25-05-23 13:26

Kenya reaches an agreement with the IMF to access $1 billion in credit as the government is cash-strapped. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said it has reached a staff-level agreement with Kenya that would provide the cash-strapped government with access to another $1 billion in credit. Kenya is labouring under a public debt mountain of […]

Al Ahli boss on Pitso’s future: ‘The ambition is greater’

By Mimi Mfundisi 25-05-23 13:03

Pitso Mosimane will know after Al Ahli’s final game of the season if the club bosses intend to keep him beyond the expiry of his contract. Pitso Mosimane will know after Al Ahli‘s final game of the season if the club bosses intend to keep him beyond the expiry of his contract in June. ALSO READ | PITSO […]

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World’s richest man loses R216 billion in 24 hours – OUCH

By Garrin Lambley 25-05-23 12:22

Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH) CEO Bernard Arnault, the world’s richest man, lost $11.2 billion (R216 billion) in 24 hours this week. ALSO READ | Elon Musk: Did you know he is a father of 10? However, the 74-year-old Frenchman is still wealthier than South Africa-born Elon Musk. Musk remains the second richest man in the world with […]

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De Ruyter to face SCOPA again over Eskom allegations

By Mimi Mfundisi 25-05-23 10:54

Parliament’s SCOPA plans to summon former Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter for a second appearance, seeking clarification on corruption allegations. Parliament’s Standing Committee on Public Accounts (SCOPA) intends to call former Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter for another appearance to answer questions about his allegations of corruption at the embattled power utility. READ: Gordhan refuses to […]

DA to sue ActionSA over false and defamatory 'bribery' statement

Author Prince Mashele apologises to Herman Mashaba

By Mimi Mfundisi 25-05-23 10:34

Author failed to disclose Herman Mashaba’s initial funding investment of R12,5million to publishing house, Jonathan Ball Publishers. Political commentator and author Prince Mashele has apologised for his utterances during his interview with JJ Tabane, eluding to the fact that Herman Mashaba had no role to play in the funding of the book The Outsider. The book […]

Olive oil: luxury product for many South Africans

By Mimi Mfundisi 25-05-23 10:20

In recent months, olive oil prices have been hiked not only in South Africa but also across borders due to climatic disasters. South Africa is famous for its wines but not necessarily for olive oil, whereas Greece, Italy and Spain are the undisputed kings. But the country’s farmers are undeterred, eyeing a potential share of […]

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US Open 2023: Why so few South Africans?

By Garrin Lambley 24-05-23 21:46

There will be precious few South Africans in the year’s third Major – the US Open – as the LIV Golf fallout continues to wreck havoc on the OWGR. As long as the OWGR continues to ignore players in LIV Golf events, this trend will continue. Louis Oosthuizen, Branden Grace and Charl Schwartzel all missed […]

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Cotton On under fire for selling enamel mugs for R199 each

By Garrin Lambley 24-05-23 21:37

Cotton On has been slammed for selling enamel cups at R199 each. Are South Africans getting ‘mugged’ by the retailer? Retailer Cotton On is facing backlash on social media after advertising enamel cups for R199 each. Many social media users are calling the company out over the fact that the very same mugs can be […]

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