April 2016

263chat to Zimpapers – Here’s how much Zimbabwean media is using internet video

By L.S.M Kabweza

Our checks first of all shows that apart from 263chat no other internet-only publisher has taken video seriously enough to post something every week. Of the traditional media companies, only Zimpapers and Alpha media

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NSSA speaks on Telecel deal: It’s about the cashflow & mobile money for pensions

By L.S.M Kabweza

In an update released yesterday by Zimbabwe’s social security firm, NSSA, the chairman, Robin Vela said they had found Telecel too attractive an investment to pass over given the “nature of the entity”. The chairman said “there are some opportunities whose timing required immediate consideration” and Telecel had been one of them. “The cashflow generation capacity of Telecel Zimbabwe […]

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Nairobi Building Collapse : At Least Seven Dead

Rescuers in the Kenyan capital Nairobi are searching for people feared trapped after the collapse of a residential building in heavy rain.

At least seven people are known to have died, and 121 people rescued, including a baby on Saturday morning. The Red Cross criticised "chaotic scenes" as rescuers arrived. It is unclear how many people are trapped.

There are conflicting reports as to whether the building had six or seven storeys.

The rainfall has caused landslides, washed away houses and flooded roads. Police said 14 people died in the Nairobi rains, including those in the collapse. Another four died when a wall toppled over.

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Life hack 701 – These eight life hacks show you what to do with items you would ordinarily dispose

Recycling has gained popularity around the globe, and for the right reasons of course.

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Will Nigerian state governments finally be able to pay civil servants?

Yesterday, while speaking at the Nigeria Governors’ Forum in Abuja yesterday, President Muhammadu Buhari expressed his concern over the non-payment of salaries by some states of the federation.

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Who is to blame for the incessant mass failure of WAEC: The students, the teachers or WAEC itself?

In the last four years, the West African Examination Council (WAEC) results for Nigerian students have been nothing short of embarrassing as the country records mass failures yearly.

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ZSE remove Pelhams, Radar from official list

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Mercedes-Benz Trucks hands over Bakers SA Limited’s largest fleet order

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The handover serves to reiterate the decades-long relationship between Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA), of which Daimler Trucks and Buses forms a part, and Bakers SA Limited

  • Logistics company receives101 state-of-the-art Mercedes-Benz Actros trucks
  • Landmark transaction  the result of a solid relationship between Bakers SA Limited and Daimler Trucks & Buses Southern Africa

PIETERMARITZBURG -In one of its largest fleet deals concluded to date, Mercedes-Benz Trucks handed over 101 Mercedes-Benz Actros trucks to Bakers SA Limited, an independently owned transport and logistics services company, based in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal. In an unprecedented move, all 101 trucks were presented to Bakers SA Limited at the Shongweni Equestrian Club, on 20 April 2016.

The handover serves to reiterate the decades-long relationship between Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA), of which Daimler Trucks and Buses forms a part, and Bakers SA Limited, which has operated 99% Mercedes-Benz trucks since its inception in the seventies.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to be awarded an honorary doctorate by Johns Hopkins University

The author of widely acclaimed novel, Half of a Yellow Sun, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, has recently been named as one the distinguished achievers to be awarded honorary degrees, this year, by the Johns Hopkins University...

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#EndMalariaForGood: Malaria is not the problem, corruption is.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has announced plans to end malaria around the globe, more specifically in African countries, by 2030.

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Zedfactory's pod homes are built on city car parks

Zedfactory's pod homes are built on city car parksUK architectural firm Zedfactory have conceptualised a new housing solution that sees pod homes built above existing car parks. The ZEDpod is described as an affordable starter home. Energy-efficient with nothing but air rights as a requirement, the ZEDpods cluster together to form a pop-up village that would appeal to young professionals.
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Solar installation at 382 Jan Smuts will reduce energy footprint

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© zstockphotos – [[www.123rf.com 123RF.com]]</span>Tower Property Fund's 382 Jan Smuts Avenue in Johannesburg recently received a solar PV installation which features a bank of 300 highly efficient solar panels on its roof. These panels will supply approximately 26% of the building's electricity requirements.
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Using green infrastructure to control urban floods: a win-win for cities

We have all come across people whose homes have beautiful and always blooming plants and flowers – people with a so-called “green thumb”.But did you know that cities too can have a “green thumb”? Singapore is certainly one of those cities. 

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Talking Transit: Repopulating our city through more housing choice

By Yonah FreemarkDid you know?

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Here are 4 amazing facts you didn’t know about the total revenue generated by Nigeria’s 36 states in 2015

The National Bureau of Statistics recently released the 2015 report on Internally Generated Revenue for the 36 states in Nigeria.

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World Day for Safety and Health at Work - 28 April 2016

WORLD DAY FOR SAFETY AND HEALTH AT WORK 
(28 APRIL 2016) 
 
The World Day for Safety and Health at Work is intended to focus international attention on promoting and creating a safety and health culture at work and to help reduce the number of occupational-related fatalities, injuries, and diseases. 
 
It is significant that the 28 April is the day after the day on which South Africa celebrates the anniversary of the first democratic elections. Significant, because there is no real freedom, including security and human rights, till the threat from injury and disease is removed from workplaces.   
 
South African construction continues to receive unfavourable media coverage due to trench collapses, building, support work, and slab collapses, fatalities, injuries, disease, and damage to public property. Furthermore, the focus is still on safety; health and ergonomic issues receiving limited or no attention. Although there is a need for a paradigm shift from compliance to better practice, including the addressing of primary health issues, there is still the elementary need for basic compliance.

AfDB supports Botswana’s economic diversification programme

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The government will provide a sovereign guarantee to the facility to finance BDC’s investment pipeline in key sectors such as agri-business, clean energy, services, infrastructure and manufacturing.

IN a bid to help Botswana diversify its economy, the board of directors of the African Development Bank has approved a 850-million Pula (US $76.2-million) line of credit (LOC) to Botswana Development Corporation (BDC) to be invested in key sectors with a view to ultimately help diversify the country’s economic base.

The government will provide a sovereign guarantee to the facility to finance BDC’s investment pipeline in key sectors such as agri-business, clean energy, services, infrastructure and manufacturing. The LOC will be complemented by a grant to strengthen the BDC’s implementation capacity, effectiveness and deliver institution’s implementation skills.

How Namibia plans to tackle unemployment through a drought relief system

As Namibia votes on the provisions of the country’s 2016 Appropriation Bill (budget), Councillor Uapendura Mupya is calling for an increase in the funds of the Prime Minister’s office in order to accommodate unemployed Namibians...

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SACAP : Announces Women in Architecture South Africa (WiASA) Task Team

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Dated: 28 April 2016
 

SACAP announces appointment of WiASA Task Team

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The South African Council for the Architecture Profession (SACAP) announced the appointment of the Task Team of its programme: “Women in Architecture South Africa” (WiASA), under the leadership of Chairperson Ms Karuni Naidoo.

Ms Naidoo, is now joined by four Task Team members which includes:

Ms Sedica Davids , currently Secretary and HR manager at the Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflections (MISTRA) and board member of Iranti-org;
Ms Carika Anel Gouws, a professional architect at TCN Architects in East London, currently serves on the Border Kei Institute of Architects (BKIA),
Ms Simone le Grange, a professional architect and urban designer, Academic Development Lecturer at the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) School of Architecture and Ms Onthathile Makgalemela, a candidate architectural technologist, and junior lecturer at University of Johannesburg’s (UJ) Department of Architecture.

Banking security in Africa is reaching a tipping point

Despite some consolidation in the African banking market, most of the banks we are speaking to remain confident about future opportunities on the continent.

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The return of Riek Machar: Here is why this is significant for South Sudan.

After more than two years of missing in action, South Sudan rebel leader, Riek Machar, has not only returned ‘home’ for the first time since conflict broke out in 2013, but has also been sworn in...

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Five Ministries President Buhari Can Abolish to Remake Nigeria: The first will knock your lights out.

Nigeria is in dire straits, President Buhari has told us. The oil price has dropped and we must tighten our belts or face total doom.

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Zimbabwe’s most downloaded Android apps (ongoing)

By Greg Kawere

This article is an ongoing attempt to document Zimbabwean mobile apps with the most downloads in either the Android or iOS store.

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MultiChoice to take legal action against subscribers & operators involved in access of DStv South Africa

By Nigel Gambanga

As part of this programme, MultiChoice Zimbabwe will be visiting unregistered DStv agents in the country who have been flagged for promoting the illegal provision of DStv South Africa accounts. MultiChoice has threatened to take legal action against any agents and subscribers found on the wrong side of the issue.

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About gaming GPUs: Comexposed Tech & Tips video

By L.S.M Kabweza

Eugene, the co-founder of Comexposed in this video talks about graphic cards, GPUs and how they make the gaming experience enjoyable

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Stick to the rules when renovating a sectional title unit

Stick to the rules when renovating a sectional title unitAn alteration to a sectional title unit is not permitted without the prior consent of the trustees of the body corporate and the local municipality, especially if the improvement involves structural changes, an extension of a section or an alteration to the external look of the building, or any major building work.
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Long-awaited Mall of Africa officially opens

SA’s mega shopping centre ever built in a single phase, the Mall of Africa in Midrand, worth a whopping R5 billion — has opened its doors to the fervent long-awaiting public.

Morgan Tsvangirai faces eviction

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MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai

Algeria bails out Zimbabwe

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Finance Minister, Patrick Chinamasa

Forty vie for Bulawayo town clerk post

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Bulawayo mayor Martin Moyo