Archive | August, 2013

Get ready for Shared History Festival 2013

Get ready for Shared History Festival 2013

On 1-15 September, Johannesburg, the bustling city of South Africa, will be the stage for the 2013 Shared History Festival – an event presented by Teamwork Arts and the High Commission of India and forming part of the Johannesburg Arts Alive International Festival. The festival, now in its seventh edition, will see some big names […]

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Akon is most bankable African urban music artist: Forbes Africa

Akon is most bankable African urban music artist: Forbes Africa

Akon, Senegalese-American R&B and hip-hop recording artist, songwriter and producer, has been named the most bankable African urban artist by Forbes Africa. The Top 10 Most Bankable Urban Artists list has been compiled by Forbes Africa magazine in collaboration with Channel O Africa, taking into account the brand value of urban artists who are active […]

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Strike not affecting our operations, South African Airways says

Strike not affecting our operations, South African Airways says

While the strike season in South Africa continues to tear several sectors of the economy apart, government-controlled airline operator South African Airways (SAA) says all is well and going well on its side. “SAA’s contingency plans and its maintenance subsidiary South African Airways Technical (SAAT) have proven to be effective with minimal disruption,” airline spokesperson […]

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 First Slimline ATM in Africa launched by First National Bank

First Slimline ATM in Africa launched by First National Bank

South Africa’s First National Bank (FNB) has unveiled its unique Slimline ATM (Automatic Teller Machine), which it said is capable of delivering digital banking into retailer environments at remote locations where the volume of business does not support a conventional ATM. The Slimline offers a large touch screen with an integrated camera, a card reader […]

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South African radio station goes live in prison, inmates delighted

South African radio station goes live in prison, inmates delighted

There are currently 153 000 prisoners in South African jails, and this includes awaiting-trial detainees, according to the International Centre for Prison Studies. This is a serious overcrowding case for the country’s prisons capacity, which were built to house only 118 000. People imprisoned in this kind of environment are increasingly vulnerable to stress, as […]

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Niasony Okomo’s ‘triumphal march’ to music stardom

Niasony Okomo’s ‘triumphal march’ to music stardom

Congo-Brazzaville’s Afro-plastic star Niasony Okomo continues her triumphal march to stardom by putting in place, among others, pieces of missing puzzles to complete her musical journey. Okomo is fully aware that songs and tours make a musician to be loved, recognised, immortalised and be counted among the favourites. Therefore, she is planning to release a […]

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