Speak the rugby lingo Boet – tune into NewsHorn website for schedule

Howzit bru, watching the match? The rugby fans’ guide to English With a scrum of rugby fans around the world congregating in stadia, pubs and around any available TV, there’s a chance you could miss out if you don’t know your braai from your barbie or a bevvie from a brewski. To help bewildered fans navigate this Babel, this  dinkum English would go a long way towards explaining the lingo. Arvo: Australian for afternoon. “The Wallabies are playing this arvo.” Braai: South African term for a barbeque. “As soon as…

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Government owes billions to construction companies

Staff Reporter Government currently owes construction and building industry contractors about R5.5 billion and recent business failures and job losses in the sector had been blamed on the non-payment or late payment of contractors. Roy Mnisi, executive director of Master Builders South Africa (MBSA), says this practice by government departments and government entities is the number one challenge facing the industry. Mnisi says there has been no improvement in this area year-on-year, despite government ministers in the building environment and even President Cyril Ramaphosa raising  the issue. “We see no…

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Barriers to achieving financial literacy in South Africa

Staff Reporter South Africans face unique financial challenges daily, including high unemployment, extreme poverty and poor economic growth. Due to low levels of financial literacy and the complexity of financial products, South Africans need to educate themselves to avoid making poor financial decisions which result in high fees and service costs; investing in inappropriate financial products; losing out on benefits including tax deductions on retirement fund contributions or reduced interest payments on outstanding loans by paying more than the minimum monthly required amount. Educate yourself by making use of free…

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Springbok squad for Japan

The SA team: South Africa – 15-Willie le Roux, 14-Cheslin Kolbe, 13-Lukhanyo Am, 12-Damian de Allende, 11-Makazole Mapimpi, 10-Handre Pollard, 9-Faf de Klerk, 8-Duane Vermeulen, 7-Pieter Steph du Toit, 6-Siya Kolisi (captain), 5-Franco Mostert, 4-Eben Etzebeth, 3-Frans Malherbe, 2-Malcom Marx, 1-Steven Kitshoff Replacements: 16-Bongi Mbonambi, 17-Tendai Mtawarira, 18-Trevor Nyakane, 19-RG Snyman, 20-Francois Louw, 21-Herschel Jantjies, 22-Frans Steyn, 23-Jesse Kriel. Source: Daily Maverick  

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Tourist raped near Graskop – KLCBT offers R50k reward

Staff reporter   “Right now, South Africa is presenting as an unsafe country for foreigners, particularly women, and horror stories are making headlines across the world.  This is seriously hampering the tourism industry and investment.  Mpumalanga is no exception. Shortly after the robbery of a well-known hotel in Cape Town and a murder of a tourist at Table Mountain, an Israeli tourist was raped near Graskop.  In context with what was happening in the rest of South-Africa, this story quickly made the international headlines and did serious damage to our…

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New African car for African drivers – Automechanika Expo at Nasrec this week

To design and build affordable cars in Africa, for African drivers – that’s the aim of a new car company called Mureza. The start-up is based in South Africa, but describes itself as an African car company as the project is being driven by a group of Africans from various countries. The initial products will be born from a joint venture with Iran’s second biggest car company, the SAIPA Group, which will supply platforms and components – although in the long run the company will strive for product independence. The…

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Zuma family to get own TV reality show

Move over Kim K and Queen B. Former president Jacob Zuma and his family will  make their debut on TV screens. Legend Manqele, the producer is known for  popular reality television shows such as Living the Dream with Somizi and Being Bonang. Legend confirmed the project to Sunday Tribune, explaining that he is shooting “a season of something” with the Zumas. Although a release date for the show was not announced, social media is already excited at the idea of watching the former president. Source: Sowetan Live/ Sunday Tribune/Google SA…

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SA petrol price will drop in October – AA

An attack on a major oil facility in Saudi Arabia means that a predicted drop in the petrol price for October will be lower than anticipated, according to the Automobile Association (AA). The AA commented on  the unaudited mid-month fuel price data released by the Central Energy Fund. The AA said, “The refinery strike was a game-changer for the way oil price stability is viewed. At a single stroke, 5-7%  of the world’s oil output was wiped from the board, leading oil prices to surge disproportionately.” The association said it expected…

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No international rugby for SABC this year

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) had confirmed that it will not broadcast any games from the 2019 Rugby World Cup as an agreement with Multichoice/SuperSport which owns radio and television rights for rugby. The tournament starts this Friday with Japan facing Russia. The boys in green and gold will take on the the All Blacks  on Saturday. The news was confirmed by SABC sportscaster, Thabiso Mosia in a tweet on Monday afternoon. “SABC has confirmed on @SAfmRadio that it will not broadcast any matches of the Rugby World Cup on TV…

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LM Radio comes on board for TRACN4 National Rally

Trans African Concessions (TRAC) and the National Rally Championship (NRC) and LM Radio will partner for the 2019 TRACN4 National Rally on September 27 & 28. The international commercial radio station, based in Maputo, Mozambique and broadcasts to South Africa, committed its support to the event which will ensure the rally gets the mileage it deserves along the entire N4 Toll Route and across South Africa and Mozambique.  The 2019 TRACN4 National Rally will be held in Bronkhorstspruit and is the sixth leg of the South African Rally Championship series.…

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