KLCBT vows to support more small businesses this year

MBOMBELA – The Kruger Lowveld Chamber of Business and Tourism (KLCBT) chief operating officer, Linda Grimbeek, says one of their goals this year include to give more support to small businesses regarding access to information about financing, training, managing their business and other related matters. Grimbeek said they would also continue with their programmes to ensure tourism safety in the Lowveld. She added that April would be a busy month because the chamber would be electing new committee and board members at its annual general meeting (AGM). “It is an…

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World Food Programme Forecasts Global Hunger Hotspots as New Decade Dawns

ROME- Escalating hunger needs in sub-Saharan Africa dominate a World Food Programme (WFP) analysis of global hunger hotspots in the first half of 2020 with millions of people requiring life-saving food assistance in Zimbabwe, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Central Sahel region in the coming months.  The sheer scale and complexity of the challenges in Africa and other regions will stretch the resources and capacity of WFP and other agencies to the limit.  Ramping up the humanitarian response will again require the generous support of donor…

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Petrol price drops in January

  The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy has announced that the petrol price will decrease by between 4 and 14 cents a litre this week. A litre of 93 (ULP and LRP) will drop by 4 cents, a litre of 95 (ULP and LRP) will decrease by 14 cents while both grades of diesel (0.05% Sulphur) and diesel (0.005% Sulphur) will increase by 9 cents a litre. The price change, which will come into effect on New Year’s Day, will see a litre of 95 which currently costs R16.30…

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Eskom working around the  clock to avert load shedding on New Year’s Eve

Picture depicting blackouts in SA as a reuslt of the national electricity generator Eskom not able to supply electricity

As South Africans will be celebrating the New Year’s Eve tonight, Eskom has promised that it will work very hard to ensure that there will be no load shedding. “There is no load shedding expected today, as a result of a drop in demand during the holiday period and a return of some generating units to service,” said the power utility. In a statement, Eskom continued to ask customers to reduce electricity demand as a concerted collective effort can help to avoid or lessen the level of load shedding. In…

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Vodacom Tanzania and WorldRemit launch mobile money transfers to M-Pesa accounts in Tanzania

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania- Leading digital money transfer service WorldRemit has partnered with Vodacom Tanzania to enable nine million M-Pesa customers to receive money directly to their M-Pesa wallets from friends and family living abroad.  The new service increases convenience for money transfer recipients in urban and rural areas of Tanzania as they can receive international money transfers directly to their phones, without the need for a bank account or internet connection.  Using the WorldRemit app, Tanzanians living abroad in over 50 countries, including the US, UK and Canada, can send money home…

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African Development Bank injects $60 million to boost agricultural project in Sudan

The African Development Bank’s Board of Directors has approved a $60m loan to Elnefeidi Group Holding Company to help finance its long-term agriculture and food expansion programme. The planned expansion includes increasing agricultural productivity, enhancing related infrastructure, food processing and distribution. According to the bank, the move will directly contribute in developing Sudan’s livestock value chain (poultry and beef) by increasing the country’s export capacity for value-added livestock products. This will also help to reduce the economic value that the country loses by exporting millions of live animals each year.…

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Drunk drivers cause road accidents

Mpumalanga police have urged motorists not to drive under the influence of alcohol to avoid unnecessary road accidents. At the beginning of the Safer Festive Season Operation, police managed to detect more than 1300 drivers from the roads who were arrested for allegedly driving while under the influence of alcohol. “This causes danger, not only to the drivers but to other road users as well because most lives are lost due to people who disobey the law by consciously going behind the wheel after consumption of alcohol,” said Mpumalanga police…

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Hawks continue to fight crime to ensure safety festive season

The Hawks in Mpumalanga will continue to fight against crime during the festive season, says Hawks provincial spokesperson Captain Dineo Sekgotodi. “During the festive season, we will continue with our operational activities with a focus on serious and dangerous criminals that undermined the safety of our citizens, visitors and the country itself,” said Sekgotodi. “We would like to thank all personnel who will be working hard during the festive season to keep the country and its inhabitants safe.” She also thanked members of the public and other stakeholders who played…

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Mpumalanga water shortage getting worse

MPUMALANGA is facing a serious water shortage. Dam and river levels are dropping and the situation is fast deteriorating. Dr Tendai Sawunyama, a senior employee at the Inkomati-Usuthu Catchment Management Agency (IUCMA) told  NewsHorn recently. “The situation is getting worse as we are not expecting serious rainfall any time soon. That is why we are calling the public to use water wisely. There was no enough rainfall last month,” Sawunyama said. He said the water situation in the Crocodile and Sabie-Sand catchment area was still below normal, in comparison to…

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Mpumalanga Cultural Xperience festival starts this month

CULTURE, Sport and Recreation MEC, Lindiwe Ntshalintshali, has called on the people of Mpumalanga to support the annual Mpumalanga Cultural Xperience festival starting on November 22 at the Emnotweni Arena. “This festival continues to be popular for its high impact performances for social cohesion,” Ntshalintshali said during the official launch of the fourth edition of the Xperience, which was held at Emnotweni Sun on October 31. “South Africans need to support this initiative for its intended purpose of promoting social cohesion and nation building through culture and giving young and…

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