Sylvia Glasser’s 'Tranceformations' moves stage, rewrites art history

Sylvia Glasser’s ‘Tranceformations’ moves stage, rewrites art history

Never a contemporary dance show has set a stage on fire and filled it with invisible and visible spirits like Sylvia Glasser’s Tranceformations did in South Africa. History and dance have met, and the encounter has not only revived ancient history but rewrote it in a very refined and comprehensive manner even historians themselves will […]

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Special features for South Africa’s new trains

Special features for South Africa’s new trains

South African new trains, to be used from 2015 onwards, will have Wi-fi, air conditioning, CCTV, route map, advertisement screens and facilities of access for people with disabilities, among others, the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) revealed recently, announcing that the new trains will be manufactured by Gibela Rail Transportation. Gibela Rail Transportation, […]

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Gambian journalists fear President Yahya Jammeh

Gambian journalists fear President Yahya Jammeh

Journalists operating in Gambia, where media predator and dictator Yahya Jammeh rules with an iron-fist, are living in constant fear of being the next victim of his cruel and brutal regime. “We are all living in fear of getting either killed or kidnapped and never to be seen again,” one Gambian journalist told Moon of […]

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232 journalists imprisoned in 2012, CPJ says

232 journalists imprisoned in 2012, CPJ says

A total of 232 journalists, including writers, editors and photographers, are currently languishing in prisons around the world, the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has revealed, fingering Turkey (49), Iran (45) and China (32) as the world’s top countries jailing media practitioners in 2012. The number represents an increase of 53, compared to […]

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Richissime Cyril Ramaphosa set to succeed ‘weak’ Jacob Zuma in 2019

Richissime Cyril Ramaphosa set to succeed ‘weak’ Jacob Zuma in 2019

ANALYSIS: South Africans and non-South Africans who are tired of President Jacob Zuma’s alleged ‘weak’ leadership are relieved that not another Zuma-like leader will take over after the polygamist president is gone. This, after one of the country’s richest men, Cyril Ramaphosa, was elected deputy-president of the divided African National Congress (ANC) at a tension-filled […]

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A Johannesburg neighbourhood fitted with solar-powered geysers

Joburg installs Solar-Powered Geysers, shifts to Low Carbon Economy

The city of Johannesburg, home to 4-million people and a contributor of nearly 12% of South Africa’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), has in the course of this financial year, installed 120 000 solar-powered geysers  in its communities to not only save its electricity-stressed generation, but also to clean up its environmental mess, and therefore shifting […]

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Moving into Dance Mophatong: 21 years of dance, dedication

Moving into Dance Mophatong: 21 years of dance, dedication

 Moving Into Dance Mophatong (MIDM), the Johannebsurg-based contemporary dance company founded by Sylvia ‘Magogo’ Glasser, recently celebrated its 21 years of existence in style to remember years of hard labour, dedication and challenges by hosting a series of shows at the Dance Factory in Newtown. The three weeks of explosive performances, simply titled 21, featured […]

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New business models can spell success for African farmers – report

New business models can spell success for African farmers – report

Small-scale farmers in Africa can improve their livelihoods by building sustainable trading relations with international businesses in the food industry, according to a recent report. The report, jointly undertaken by Catholic Relief Services, Rainforest Alliance, CIAT and the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), reveals ways to break down barriers that usually prevent African […]

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Top 10 reasons why Africa’s small businesses fail

Top 10 reasons why Africa’s small businesses fail

There are top 10 reasons why most small businesses fail: inadequate business planning, insufficient capital, lack of management experience, poor location, poor inventory and cash flow management, over-investment of fixed assets, poor credit arrangements, personal use of business funds, competition or lack of market knowledge, and low sales, or not pricing properly. This, according to […]

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