Seriously what are we doing, pulling out of the United Nations ICC?
Oct25

Seriously what are we doing, pulling out of the United Nations ICC?

Ban said in a statement that he regretted the decision which followed a dispute over South Africa’s refusal to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and hand him over for trial at the ICC for war crimes. Pretoria last week presented a formal letter to the United Nations announcing its decision to pull out of the Rome statute, the founding treaty of the ICC. The withdrawal will take effect one year after the letter was...

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Starbucks officially opens shop in SA
Apr22

Starbucks officially opens shop in SA

Starbucks has finally made its way to SA, and we chatted to a few ardent coffee lovers who turned up (some very early) on opening day It’s a good day for coffee lovers in South Africa. Taste Holdings opened its first Starbucks store in the country, in Rosebank, Johannesburg on Thursday morning. Since, opening its very first store in Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington in 1971, Starbucks has grown to over 24 000 stores in 70...

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South Africans sweet on sugary drinks despite fat tax
Apr19

South Africans sweet on sugary drinks despite fat tax

Ranked as one of the most obese nations on the continent, South Africa is joining a growing list of countries around the world, such as Britain and Mexico, trying to put a cap on fizzy drinks. South Africa plans a new “fat tax” on sugary drinks to combat an obesity epidemic — but sweet-toothed consumers say its chances are slim of making them cut down. Ranked as one of the most obese nations on the continent, South...

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More petrol price woes for consumers in May
Apr18

More petrol price woes for consumers in May

No relief for motorists in sight for May as the petrol price is expected to rise again According to Solidarity Senior Researcher Paul Joubert, if the status quo remains unchanged until the end of the month, motorists are in for around a 20 cents per litre hike in the price of both grades of petrol, while the price of diesel is expected to rise by 5 cents per litre. “During April so far, the rand has on average been a bit stronger, at...

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Francois Pienaar to be part of South Africa review
Apr12

Francois Pienaar to be part of South Africa review

South Africa’s World Cup-winning rugby captain Francois Pienaar has been appointed to a CSA four-person panel to conduct an independent review of all national teams. Pienaar, whose team won the trophy in 1995, will be joined by former Test batsman Adam Bacher, chairperson of CSA’s HR committee, Dawn Mokhobo, and sports physiologist Dr Ross Tucker. There is no deadline for the committee to reveal their findings. Under...

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