Inside the lawsuits against Boeing over Ethiopian Airlines crash

A French woman whose husband was killed in the Ethiopian Airlines March crash has become the latest victim to sue American planemaker Boeing, following lawsuits from Rwandan, Kenyan, American and Canadian families among others. The crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight 302, involving a Boeing 737 MAX airliner,killed all 157 passengers and crew aboard, near the capital Addis […]

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Fifteen of East Africa’s coffee species face extinction

Fifteen out of 75 species of coffee in East Africa are facing possible extinction which is threatening exports by Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. Poor agricultural practices among many smallholder farmers are causing the decline of Arabica and Robusta, two of the most popular brands of coffee, the East African reported.  The United Nation Environment Programme […]

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Women still ‘invisible’ in SA media: Study

Non-governmental organisation Gender Links has released a study showing that women are still not being seen and heard as much as men in the South African media. The organisation wants more diversity, balance, and sensitivity in the coverage of women on local television. On Tuesday evening, the organisation released results of a study showing that […]

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Chef Jamie Oliver’s UK restaurant business goes into administration

British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver’s restaurant chain went into administration on Tuesday, threatening around 1,300 jobs in the latest blow for Britain’s high street. Oliver, 43, a well-known figure in Britain and beyond for his popular TV shows and top-selling cookery books, founded his Jamie’s Italian brand of high street restaurants in 2008. “I am […]

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UK warns over online trading scams

The number of cryptocurrency and foreign exchange-based “get rich quick” scams is booming in Britain, authorities warned on Tuesday. Reported cases of the bogus online investment surged to more than 1,800 in 2018/2019. That contrasted sharply with just 530 reported cases in the previous 2017/2018 financial year. The total amount stolen meanwhile hit £27-million, with an average loss per […]

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Job-hunting Unizulu honours student graduates in pair of worker’s overalls

Just four years ago, Mondli Xulu was a trolley pusher helping people with their groceries for tips of R5 a time. Now he is an honours graduate in rural development. Financial constraints dictated his inspiration for his graduation outfit – a pair of worker’s overalls and a hard hat – at the University of Zululand […]

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Home Affairs in hot water over long delays

Home Affairs has been criticised for the long wait for the turn around of asylum-seeking and permanent residency applications. Some people have complained of wait times over two years for permanent residency applications. Last week, Home Affairs appeared before the South African Human Rights Commission because they were subpoenaed. Home Affairs acting director general, Thulani […]

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PG Group recruits another 120 young graduates under YES initiative

The glass supplier says it is heeding President Cyril Ramaphosa’s call to create new work opportunities for youth.  South Africa’s glass manufacturer and supplier, PG Group, on Monday said it was adding a further 120 young graduates in a bid to create job opportunities across all its business divisions in collaboration with the Youth Employment […]

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Employees in the future will work fewer hours but at higher productivity levels

The workplace of the future will see employees more educated and working fewer hours but at higher productivity levels. That’s the view of economist Mike Schussler of Economists SA who has just released the 18th UASA South African Employment Report (SAER). Schussler said that the retirement age would also be increased within the next two […]

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