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Sinopec to buy Chevron assets in South Africa, Botswana

Nikkei Asian Review - 5 hours ago
BEIJING -- China Petroleum & Chemical, better known as Sinopec, will pay roughly $900 million for U.S.-based Chevron's businesses in South Africa and Botswana, the Chinese state-owned oil company says. Following the announcement Wednesday, Sinopec's ...and...

How to avoid data costs while travelling or working abroad

Johannesburg Sunday World - 13 hours ago
2017-03-23 12:29:17.0 | Mkhuseli Vangile |. With data costing up to R500 per MB, South African businesses are understandably wary about employees roaming while working abroad. Roaming while working or travelling internationally can be very...

School supply drive to support study abroad in South Africa

Grand Valley Lanthorn - 22 hours ago
Providing students with rich, global experiences and friendships to last a lifetime, study abroad at Grand Valley State University combines academics with service to communities as part of the “Laker Effect.” With this in mind, the women, gender and...

To roam or not to roam: keeping in touch while working abroad

Bizcommunity.com - 2 days ago
South African businesses are wary about employees roaming while working abroad, with data costing up to R500 per MB. There are ways, however, businesses travellers can stay connected without breaking the...

SA tax on foreign income: Why it's so unfair – UAE Saffers

BizNews - 2 days ago
Our accommodation abroad is not our primary residence. It's a place of doing business. We need the tax laws to include exclusions on foreign income earned. This is more complex than just changing Section 10.1 the “183 day” article. The South African ...and...

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Steven Kitshoff: Why I'm heading back to SA | Sport24

Sport24 - 11 hours ago
Springbok prop Steven Kitshoff has explained why he opted to return to play his rugby in South Africa.and...

Bulls, Stormers approach frying pan

Sport24 - 1 day ago
Cape Town – Played 12, won eight, lost four … it looks shipshape enough on paper, doesn't it? That is the scorecard in favour of South African teams over overseas-based opponents thus far in Super Rugby 2017. But that acceptable win record of 66.6 ...and...

SA tax on foreign income: Why it's so unfair – UAE Saffers

BizNews - 2 days ago
South Africans working in low tax or no tax havens have reacted with outrage at plans by the South African government to change tax laws so that they will have to pay the same tax on income as if they were living at home. There is a large South African ...and...

Safa in race against time to clear Mokotjo

Citizen - 3 days ago
“We have this issue whereby the player has obtained a Dutch citizenship – but we have invited him to camp and his matter of citizenship and playing for Bafana Bafana is being handled by the Association (SAFA) and the South African government. As soon ...and...

South African expatriates tax petition group

News24 - 7 days ago
There are also many forms of tax such as on imported foods built into the overseas systems which are not VAT. A tax system, based on SA tax scales, and current deductions would not "financially inconvenience" SA expats, it would place us in a position ...and...

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Fort Hare deserves much better name

Daily dispatch - 12 hours ago
William Shakespeare's lyrical tale of lovers “What's in a name” in Romeo and Juliet was brought to mind recently by the visit to South Africa and East London by the esteemed professor of African languages, Professor Ngugi wa Thiong'o. The University of...

Thopola: I'm ready to make my Bafana Bafana debut

Goal.com - 13 hours ago
Bafana Bafana will play against Guinea-Bissau and Angola in international friendly matches to be hosted in Durban and East London respectively. While South Africa are favourites on paper, Owen Da Gama's men cannot afford to be complacent, and ...and...

International Friendly: Eagles, Lions clash in London

Starr 103.5 FM - 14 hours ago
The Super Eagles have been drawn in Group E and will begin their campaign with a clash at home to South Africa, while the Teranga Lions start their Group A campaign by hosting Equatorial Guinea. Nigeria and Senegal have met in 15 official international ...and...

No South Africans hurt in London attack: Dirco

East Coast Radio - 15 hours ago
The Department of International Relations (Dirco) has condemned the attack in the heart of London yesterday.and...

South African record still standing after onslaught from unit anchored by Simbine

SowetanLIVE - 16 hours ago
A team South Africa relay unit anchored by Akani Simbine came close‚ but could not break the South African record at the fourth and final leg of the Athletics South Africa Speed Series. Their time of 38:47 was not too far from the national record of 38 ...and...

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South Africa: "The later grape varieties outshone the earlier ones.”

FreshPlaza - 10 hours ago
Managing to pretty much sidestep the effects of South Africa's severe drought, which it anticipates will cause only minor table grape harvest losses this year, Cape Town-based producer and exporter SAFE (South African Fruit Exporters) is set to not...

Erasmus rues coming back to SA

Citizen - 11 hours ago
Bafana Bafana striker Kermit Erasmus has admitted he made a mistake when he left Europe to come back and play in South Africa. “Not that there's something bad about South African football, but coming back was definitely my biggest mistake in my ...and...

African travel agency Wakanow launches in Europe

Breaking Travel News - 14 hours ago
The online travel agent will provide a one-stop-shop for travel to Africa, offering a diverse range of competitively-priced flights and hotels for key destinations including Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Seychelles, Mauritius, Zimbabwe...

DTI: SA can't afford to lose capacity in poultry sector

Eyewitness News - 14 hours ago
Strachan says the growth in imports is almost entirely due to European exports and that while the United States is selling chicken in South Africa, this is not the cause of the crisis. He says developed countries prefer white meat, allowing for them to ...and...

Kermit Erasmus Is Happy To Be Playing In Europe Again

Soccer Laduma - 15 hours ago
Meanwhile, on the topic of his dry spell in Rennes, he said, “I never thought of coming back when I was not playing. My biggest mistake when I was in Europe for the first time was to come back home – and I am not saying anything bad about the South ...and...

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Ban on electronic devices will affect South African travellers

Bizcommunity.com - 11 hours ago
Following a US and UK government ban on electronic devices on flights, South Africans travelling to the UK and USA via Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Cairo, Doha and several other cities will no longer be allowed to use their laptops, iPads, tablets, kindles or e ...and...

Linden choreographer judges USA competition

Randburg Sun - 2 days ago
Quintus Jansen recently returned to South Africa from the United States (USA) where he was invited to judge the prestigious Eastern United States Dancesport Championships. Some of the South African dance couples on the podium. Photo:...

Outstanding South African journalist Mark Gleeson honoured by CAF

Ghanasoccernet.com - 1 week ago
Gleeson, 53, has been involved in African and South African football since 1984 as a journalist and commentator, where he is most regularly heard as one of the 'super voices of Super Diski' on SuperSport TV. Also a correspondent for Reuters, World ...and...

Sending immigrants home? What will SA lose?

SA PROMO Magazine - 1 week ago
South Africa hosts more undocumented immigrants per capita than wealthier countries like the UK and Germany, and almost as many as the USA. Yet, according to the IRR report released today (Monday, 13 March), most refugees and immigrants who come ...and...

This is what South Africa's billionaires studied

BusinessTech - 2 weeks ago
Chinese billionaires led the USA for the second year running, with 609 featured on the list, compared to 552 from the States. Some six South African's appeared on the list (the same number as in 2015) while the majority profited from a stronger rand in ...and...

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IPL 2017: Imran Tahir to Replace Mitchell Marsh in Rising Pune Supergiant

NDTVSports.com - 7 hours ago
Australia and Rising Pune Supergiant all-rounder Mitchell Marsh was on Thursday ruled out of the 10th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) owing to a shoulder injury. As Marsh's replacement, the franchise have roped in South Africa leg-spinner ...and...

RPS bring in Imran Tahir as replacement for Mitchell Marsh

Press Trust of India - 8 hours ago
"Australia and Rising Pune SuperGiants all-rounder Mitchell Marsh was ruled out of the 10th edition of the VIVO IPL owing to a shoulder injury. As Marsh's replacement, the franchise have roped in South Africa leg-spinner Imran Tahir into the squad ...and...

Time for some big decisions in Super Rugby

The Roar - 8 hours ago
One for South Africa, New Zealand and Australia respectively and one called “the whoever else wants to enter a team”. It then doesn't really matter how many teams there are as long it is equal numbers and the tournament doesn't run for longer than 52 ...and...

Warner's 'clutch' status in doubt after consistent failure

The Roar - 9 hours ago
Following Australia's series loss to South Africa, Australia captain Steve Smith called upon his teammates to show more fight and resilience. Smith described the embarrassing innings defeat in the second Test match as a 'low point' in Australian ...and...

Ind Vs Aus: How Dale Steyn's Gift Became A Catalyst For Dharamsala Test Wicket

MensXP.com - 10 hours ago
The Indian cricket team is currently engrossed in a gruelling battle of supremacy against Australia in the longest version of the game. But, it's a South African cricketer who seems to be involved in almost every prominent moment of the series. While ...and...

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