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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African Development Bank launches US$ 2 billion 1.625% Global Benchmark due 16 September 2022

The African Development Bank (AfDB), has launched and priced a US$ 2 billion 3-year Global Benchmark bond due 16 September 2022, its first US$ benchmark of the year. Launched on September 11, the bond issue is the Bank’s second Global Benchmark of 2019, following a EUR 1 billion 10-year priced in March 2019. With this transaction, the Bank has now raised US$ 4.4 billion in 2019 to date and executed 61% of its borrowing program for the year. The transaction received strong support from investors globally, with order books reaching…

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Hurricane Dorian makes landfall in USA

Rain had been pelting North Carolina and the beautiful Bahama beaches and stirring up hurricanes in what is said to be one of the most damaging storms ever to hit the area. Hurricane Dorian brought with it 257km/h winds and left 70 000 Bahamians in need of humanitarian help. In Carolina, just less than 1 million people had to evacuate their homes. More than 210,000 homes and businesses were left without power.

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SAA cancels flights to Hong Kong

Large-scale protest action in Hong Kong has led South African Airways to cancel its flights between Johannesburg and the Chinese city, where the growing pro-democracy mass action has shut down the main airport, one of the busiest in the world. There were two SAA flights, one in either direction, scheduled for today. In a notification on its website, Hong Kong International Airport said operations at the airport have “been seriously disrupted, all flights have been cancelled.” There was no indication when flights would resume. Protests began in June. First, they…

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All Black and Springboks game sold out

All tickets are sold out for the match between the the Springboks and All Blacks.  As many as 35 600 rugby fans will cheer on their teams. During the last game,  the Springboks beat the All Blacks by two points. Kick-off on Saturday is at 09:35 (SA time). Teams: New Zealand  15 Beauden Barrett; 14 Ben Smith, 13 Jack Goodhue, 12 Sonny Bill Williams, 11 Rieko Ioane; 10 Richie Mo’unga, 9 TJ Perenara; 8 Kieran Read (captain), 7 Matt Todd, 6 Shannon Frizell; 5 Sam Whitelock, 4 Brodie Retallick; 3…

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Mozambique needs more aid and support to deal with cyclones’ aftermath- says UN

United Nation chief António Guterres.

Masoka Dube   United Nation chief António Guterres says more aid and support is needed to assist the people of Mozambique who have affected by two cyclones earlier this year. Guterres was speaking in Mozambique yesterday. “Undeniable moral authority” lay with its people, who had borne the brunt of a disaster linked inexorably to climate change, and a warming world. “More aid and more support will be needed from the international community in Mozambique to respond effectively”, said the UN chief. “It was clear that Cyclones Idai and Kenneth, which…

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