‘The Lion King’ rules with $185mn debut

Simba and Mufasa reigned supreme this weekend as Disney’s The Lion King dominated box office charts. Director Jon Favreau’s remake of the animated classic collected a massive $185-million from 4,756 North American theatres during its first three days of release. In yet another win for Disney, the movie landed the best domestic launch for a PG film and set a […]

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Volvo recalling 500,000 cars worldwide over faulty engine component amid fire risk fears

Volvo is recalling 507,000 cars worldwide after an investigation discovered a fault engine component which could cause the vehicles to catch fire. The Swedish carmaker, which was bought by the Chinese group Geely in 2010, issued the recall on Monday. More than 69,000 cars in the UK are affected. Volvo said it was contacting all […]

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CHILLY TEMPERATURES EXPECTED ACROSS SA AS COLD FRONT HEADS TO CT

It’s going to be another cold week thanks to a fairly strong cold front that’s expected to hit Cape Town on Tuesday. The chill will spread to other provinces, including Gauteng, which will see a slight drop in temperatures. The South African Weather Service’s Edward Engelbrecht said that Gauteng can expect colder mornings over the […]

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Africa poses critical challenge for World Bank, IMF

Global heat maps of extreme poverty show Africa in deep red. And the problem will only accelerate as population on the continent grows in coming decades. “The problems are very real and are large,” newly installed World Bank President David Malpass told AFP in an interview. The International Monetary Fund and World Bank have had […]

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Feenix: A crowdfunding initiative for university students in debt

It is the only nonprofit initiative in SA that pays historical debt for students. Statistics from the United Nations Educational Scientific Cultural Organisation (Unesco) have revealed that only 23% of science, technology, engineering, mathematics (Stem) talent is female, which is something a South African crowdfunding startup is working toward changing. The UN’s findings have been […]

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Mueller report shows evidence Trump committed crimes, says top Democrat

The top Democrat on the US House judiciary committee said on Sunday he believes there is “substantial evidence” that President Donald Trump committed high crimes and misdemeanours, and he plans to ask former special counsel Robert Mueller to present those facts at a congressional hearing on Wednesday. “The report presents very substantial evidence that the […]

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Nigerian president condemns killing of 37 villagers by cattle thieves

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday “strongly” condemned recent attacks by cattle raiders on three villages in the country’s northwest that officials said killed 37 people. He offered commiserations to the survivors and vowed a firm response to “these brutal and remorseless enemies of humanity”. “These frequent and large scale killings of poor villagers by […]

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Phone operators and businesses left stranded as load-shedding hits Zim

Millions of mobile phone subscribers and businesses were left stranded as power cuts in Zimbabwe had their biggest mass effect at the weekend. Econet Wireless – with a subscriber base of at least 10 million people and with control of 90% of mobile money transfers – failed to power its generators on Saturday during 14 […]

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