Perry: Fossil fuels help prevent sexual assault in Africa

Perry: Fossil fuels help prevent sexual assault in Africa

Since taking the helm at the Energy Department, Rick Perry has said he doubted the scientific consensus that carbon dioxide was causing climate change. | AP Photo Energy Secretary Rick Perry suggested on Thursday that increasing fossil fuel use to spread electricity across Africa would help prevent sexual assaults there. Perry, who traveled to South […]

South Africa leads LTE race in Africa

South Africa leads LTE race in Africa

CAPE TOWN – OpenSignal,  A company based in London that measures mobile network performance has released its State of LTE report for November 2017. The report focuses on the performance of the global LTE/4G market in 77 countries by analysing 3 816 934 devices between 1st July 2017 and 1st October 2017.  What is 4G LTE? […]

Uber, Taxify, and Little are battling it out across east Africa — Quartz

Uber, Taxify, and Little are battling it out across east Africa — Quartz

Last month, the Estonian ridesharing platform Taxify, revealed it was launching in the Ugandan capital city, Kampala. What’s interesting about the company’s launch there is that it’s equally focused on marketing the promise of lower prices for riders as it is on taking lower commission fees from drivers: 15% instead of the 25% competitors take. […]

Anti-Chinese sentiment is higher near Chinese mines in Africa — Quartz

Anti-Chinese sentiment is higher near Chinese mines in Africa — Quartz

One of the most common complaints about large often state-owned Chinese companies operating in Africa is that they bring in their own labor from China, hiring locals only for the lowest paid work. It’s a claim that raises larger questions about how much Chinese companies, criticized for everything from environmental degradation to operating and living […]

Global prime property hotspot list puts Cape Town tops in Africa

Global prime property hotspot list puts Cape Town tops in Africa

Cape Town – Cape Town tops the list of top prime property hotspots in Africa, according to a quarterly report by New World Wealth for the third quarter of 2017. The city’s Atlantic Seaboard suburbs of Clifton and Bantry Bay – which sell at about R82 000/m² – are mentioned in the report. New World’s […]

UK bank accused of ‘criminal complicity’ in South Africa scandal

UK bank accused of ‘criminal complicity’ in South Africa scandal

Image copyright PA Lord Peter Hain has said a UK bank should be investigated for “possible criminal complicity” in connection with corruption allegations in South Africa. Lord Hain told the House of Lords he had sent print-outs of transactions and named the bank concerned in a letter to Chancellor Philip Hammond. He said the bank […]

HSBC investigated over fund transfers in South Africa corruption row | Business

HSBC investigated over fund transfers in South Africa corruption row | Business

HSBC is being investigated over claims of “possible criminal complicity” in the Gupta corruption investigation in South Africa. Speaking in the House of Lords on Wednesday, two weeks after he first voiced concerns about UK links to the probe, Lord Hain said he had handed new evidence about the alleged involvement of a British bank […]

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