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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Woman in court for assaulting child

Masoka Dube   A Mpumalanga woman accused of assaulting a 13-year-old child is out on R5000 bail, granted by the Ogies Magistrates Court. Matshidiso Mtsweni was not asked to plead and her case was postponed to next month. “The arrest came after a video clip circulated on social media circles and went viral. In the clip, a woman is seen assaulting the victim at Phola, near Ogies,  said Mpumalanga police spokesperson, Brigadier Leonard Hlathi. According to Hlaudi, the woman tied the victim’s hands and legs with a rope against a…

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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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More than 100 000 South Africans entered SA Parks free of charge

Uploaded by Tumelo waga Dibakwane, senior journalist at NewsHorn Media South African National Park (SANParks) saw 113 032 visitors to the parks during South African National Parks Week from 8 September to 15 September 2019. This was a 52.6% increase from last year’s 74 086. This campaign under the established theme ‘Know Your National Parks’ allowed locals with valid identity documents an opportunity to spend a day at a national park of their choice free of charge.  According to SANParks CEO, Fundisile Mketeni the objective of the week is to…

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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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