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SA players abroad: Dolly, Mahlangu, Abrahams, Mayambela, Ndlovu, Phiri, Zungu

KickOff.com - 15 hours ago
A round-up of the South African players abroad who were in action this weekend. KURT ABRAHAMS. The young striker came on with 30 minutes to go but could not help Belgian side Sint Truiden avoid a 1-0 loss to Union Saint-Gilloise to dent their...

Struggle poet Wally Serote to receive honorary from UJ

Independent Online - 16 hours ago
... and philosophy in South Africa. The conferral will place at the UJ's newly refurbished auditorium at the Auckland Park Kingsway Campus on Monday afternoon, the UJ said in a statement. Serote had lectured at universities abroad and in South Africa ...and...

South African Players Abroad

Soccer Laduma - 1 day ago
Keagan Dolly was a second-half substitute as Montpellier suffered a 2-0 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain on Saturday evening. The Bafana Bafana international was introduced in the 59th minute, but was unable to help his side get a result....

South African Credit-Ratings Downgrade Results In Major Casualty

AFKInsider - 1 day ago
Pioneer Foods, the second-largest fast-moving consumer goods group in South Africa, is the first confirmed corporate casualty of the country's credit-ratings downgrade. The food giant on ... “Panic ensued and news flow was terribly negative abroad and ...and...

South Sudan's overseas students caught between a rock and a hard place

Times Higher Education (THE) (blog) - 2 days ago
The vast majority of these students are found in the Sudan, Egypt, East Africa and Ethiopia. Also, a significant number are enrolled in South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe. The disturbing experience of ... The problems of the students abroad are ...and...

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Nigeria, South Africa, 43 countries for 44th Africa Insurance Organization confab

Gistmaster (blog) - 1 day ago
NIGERIA, South Africa and other 43 countries are set for the 44th annual African Insurance Organization (AIO) General Assembly/ conference scheduled for Kampala, Uganda next month. The African Insurance Organisation has 326 members comprising 315 ...and...

South Sudan's overseas students caught between a rock and a hard place

Times Higher Education (THE) (blog) - 2 days ago
The vast majority of these students are found in the Sudan, Egypt, East Africa and Ethiopia. Also, a significant number are enrolled in South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe. The disturbing experience of ... The problems of the students abroad are ...and...

Tasting your way around South Africa

Independent Online - 4 days ago
South Africans are a hardy lot and are unlikely to give up on overseas travel, despite the sinking of the rand and fewer international flights. But more people are expected to vacation in their own countries. Delegates to this week's biennial...

Paul Feeney embracing Stormers role in South African rugby's transitional period

Independent Community Newspaper - 4 days ago
South Africa have five or six times as many go overseas. If you look at a starting line-up in Europe at the moment it's pretty impressive with [Duane] Vermeulen, Bryan Habana, Schalk Burger and the likes. The weak Rand is a big challenge and the money ...and...

We have to stop the bleeding

Xander - 4 days ago
But he has now opted to further his career overseas next year after declining the dual contract offers presented by both the Bulls and the Springboks (SA Rugby). In the past it had become common for senior campaigners who are in the twighlight of their ...and...

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Pensions expert wins court order against NBK

Business Daily (press release) (blog) - 4 hours ago
An international actuaries supervisory body has been barred from commencing disciplinary proceedings against a South African-based actuary who tabulated the Sh84.4 million retirement dues payable to 133 former employees of the National Bank of Kenya ...and...

Sussex close in on white-ball replacement for Philander

The Argus - 11 hours ago
But the county today revealed the South African international is on course to play in their next Championship fixture. Philander is back in South Africa after suffering a groin injury in his debut against Kent and has been ruled out of the Royal London...

Africa: Namibians 3rd Wealthiest People in Africa

AllAfrica.com - 10 hours ago
Owning property in London, New York, Sydney, Melbourne and Tel Aviv was especially popular amongst South African millionaires. While London, Geneva and Paris properties are popular amongst Nigerian millionaires, Dubai is popular amongst Egyptian, ...and...

Eastern Cape salutes 'a true warrior'

Daily dispatch - 11 hours ago
DOING WHAT HE DOES BEST: TIES THAT BIND US: Nick Durandt, left, celebrates with former South African featherweight champion, Matima Molefe, after the Duncan Village-born boxer stopped Simphiwe Tom in their title fight in May last year. Molefe ... With ...and...

News: South African Stand-Up Star Comes To UK

Beyond The Joke - 13 hours ago
He also won a gold medal for South Africa at the 2013 Jewish Olympics. After a sell-out season of his latest one-man show in Cape Town and turning forty, Rabinowitz decided that the best location for a midlife crisis would be London, where he'll be ...and...

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SA embrace Muddy Patch business despite Brexit

SA PROMO Magazine - 4 hours ago
Despite just over 50% of Pommies doing their best to isolate themselves from trade with Europe by voting for Brexit, the South African government is stil keen to do business with the people from the Queen's muddy patch. South Africa's Trade and ...and...

South Africa: Minister Nathi Mthethwa

First Meeting of South Africa - 8 hours ago
Our primary mission is to serve the people and this historic launch of the South Africa- China High Level People-to-People Exchange Mechanism is destined to do just that. Allow me to officially welcome Her Excellency Vice Premier Liu Yandong and her ...and...

“South African grapefruit arrives on empty market”

FreshPlaza - 10 hours ago
... South Africa increasingly spreads its volumes over more and more markets, and especially the Asian market is becoming larger for South Africa. For VerDi, the most important markets are the Netherlands, Scandinavia and Eastern and Southern...

Durban joins the march for science

Independent Online - 12 hours ago
The action formed part of the International March for Science, which saw hundreds of people gather in major cities across the US and Europe. ... The University of KwaZulu-Natal, the Centre for the Aids Programme of Research in South Africa (Caprisa ...and...

South Africa eyes bigger market share in China & HK

The Drinks Business - 14 hours ago
South African producers are ramping up their marketing efforts in Hong Kong and China in an effort to corner a bigger market share, which currently represents ...and...

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Barclays African accelerator seeks FinTech's finest

IBS Intelligence (blog) (subscription) - 4 days ago
Startups as follows: Flexpay (Kenya), Howler (South Africa), Spatialedge (South Africa), Abe.ai (USA), The Sun Exchange (South Africa), Byte Money (South Africa), Avenews-GT (Israel), FOMO Travel (South Africa), Kapitalwise (USA) and eCOIDA (South ...and...

Love By Chance building bridges between USA and SA

Rosebank Killarney Gazette - 4 days ago
The romantic comedy, Love By Chance, will launch on 5 May in South Africa. The comedy is a co-production between South African filmmakers, Dumi Gumbi and Cati Weinek, and US-based director and producer Samad Davis. The Gazette had an exclusive ...and...

South Africa's lifting of rhino horn ban not great news

Chinadaily USA - 5 days ago
By Chris Davis (China Daily USA) Updated: 2017-04-19 10:30 ... Lifting of the ban is a big victory for rhino ranchers, who own about a third of South Africa's estimated 20,000 rhinos - which constitute 80 percent of the planet's remaining population...

Caddie tees off at Ko camp after joining discard pile

Channel NewsAsia - 6 days ago
South Korea-born Ko, whose parents are a near-constant presence on tour, also parted ways with renowned swing coach David Leadbetter in December after a three-year association. Leadbetter later told New Zealand media that it "wasn't easy coaching ...and...

New irradiation opportunity for persimmons from South Africa

FreshPlaza - 1 week ago
After a shortage of supply last year, imported persimmons from Israel saw a big bump in volume this past season. “The Israeli crop finished up two or three weeks ago and the crop was good,” says Gary Tozzo of MOR USA Inc. “Volume was very high. It was...

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Preservation the key to South African tourism

North Queensland Register - 2 hours ago
... populations under South Africa's safari experience, emphasised during a recent world agricultural journalists' congress in the country, runs contrary to the expectations for north Queensland crocodile hunting safaris put forward by Katter's ...and...

South African Pleads Not Guilty To Slaying His Wealthy Family

NDTV - 5 hours ago
Cape Town: In a case that has gripped South Africa, the 22-year-old son of a wealthy family pleaded not guilty Monday to killing his parents and brother in an axe attack. The trial, which opened in Cape Town after several delays, has attracted ...and...

South Africa's Gold Fields Sinks 5%

Barron's (blog) - 8 hours ago
The company has been through a significant period of restructuring and has spun out the majority of its production in South Africa into a wholly separate listed entity, acquired a portfolio of mines in Australia and divested the majority of its pre ...and...

Accused axe killer 'fought laughing attacker'

Perth Now - 11 hours ago
The family had emigrated to Australia but returned several years ago. Martin van Breda, his wife, Teresa, and their eldest son, Rudi, were killed. Henri van Breda is led by a South African police woman as he arrives at the Stellenbosch magistrate court ...and...

South African man pleads not guilty in family ax murder

Daily Mail - 12 hours ago
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - A South African man accused of murdering three members of his family with an ax pleaded not guilty on Monday, saying he fought with a laughing attacker during the slaughter at their upscale home. The trial of Henri van Breda ...and...

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Will French Voters Deliver "Black Monday"? The Islamo-Globalist Establishment are VERY scared, mass media dare not even mention it in their fakestream news!

If Europe wakes up on the Monday after the first round of their Presidential Election, with Le Pen and Mélenchon as the two finalists, it will send a shock wave through Europe and the West far greater than either BRexit or Trump's Election in USA! It will certainly portend the end of the supremacist EU.

It will signal the coming together of the traditional Left and Traditional Right, as they were before they were hijacked by globalist Political Correctness and extremist fascists like Antifa.

Using his Youtube channel and even developing anti Globalist games, support for far-left candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon is growing. This increased popularity has put him in line with François Fillon and a few points behind Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen.

Marine Le Pen's Front Nasionaal has a youth wing whose Facebook page has more followers than ANY other party's youth wing! Indeed many life long communists are even defecting to Le Pen.

Communists and Socialist alike are fast realising that globalisation is anti fair wage and anti welfare.

This was seen in UK and even Ireland where the traditional Labour party has been consigned to the history books as most blue collar people move to more patriotic parties where their basic interests are being best served by policies like "America First" or "Britain First".

Time for France First?

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Massive Blow To South Africans Looking To Emigrate To Australia And New Zealand

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced that he will abolish the country’s popular temporary work visa system and increase the standards of its citizenship test with immediate effect, in an effort to promote “Australia first” values.

“We’re defined by a commitment to common values, political values, the rule of law, democracy, freedom, mutual respect, equality for men and women,” Turnbull said in a televised press conference on Thursday.

“These fundamental values are what make us Australian. Our citizenship process should reflect that.”

The new requirements to gain citizenship into the country will now require candidates to be permanent residents for at least four years (as opposed to the previous one-year requirement). In addition, applicants must be competent English speakers, must show a job record and prove they have integrated into the local community.

The increase in standards of citizenship follows an announcement by Turnbull on Tuesday that he would also be abolishing the country’s popular temporary 457 work visa programme in an effort to focus on creating jobs for Australians first.

The 457 visa, now used by about 95,000 foreign workers, will be replaced by a new temporary visa and the list of occupations that qualify for a visa will be reduced from more than 200, according to Reuters.

New Zealand

Island neighbours, New Zealand, announced that it would be following Australia’s suit by drastically tightening access to its skilled work visas.

These changes which would now require a minimum income requirement and limitations on seasonal workers would be implemented at a yet undecided date later in 2017, said Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse.

“These changes are designed to strike the right balance… and encourage employers to take on more Kiwis and invest in the training to upskill them,” said Woodhouse.

Effect On South Africa

According to StatsSA’s Community Survey 2016, over a quarter (26%) of all South Africans emigrating from the country left to Australia. In comparison 25% left for the UK, 13.4% left for the United States and 9.5% left for New Zealand.

In addition because of the drastic time-frame in which the changes were implemented, a number of South African citizens currently in the process of applying for a visa or citizenship have reportedly been left in the lurch, having already spent thousands of rands on applications and the emigration process.

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Massive Blow To South Africans Looking To Emigrate To Australia And New Zealand Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced that he will abolish the country’s popular temporary work vi...

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