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How Saffers use cryto-currency

How South Africans use their Bitcoin
My Broadband’s Jamie McKane reports on South African usage of the crypto-currency Bitcoin

28 May 2017 – Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies are becoming increasingly popular in South Africa, and the value of these blockchain-based currencies has been steadily climbing.

Bitcoin


Gupta plan to ‘resettle’ Zuma

Gupta plan to resettle Zuma and his family in Dubai
My Broadband reports that there has been a plan by the Gupta family to resettle Jacob Zuma, South Africa’s embattled president, in Dubai. Its staff writer reports

28 May 2017 – The City Press has revealed details about emails between the Gupta family and


EFF man ‘chooses apartheid’: BLF

On Thursday night, the University of Cape Town Economic Freedom Fighters’ Student Command (UCT EFFSC) hosted a talk by the EFF Spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi. The spokesperson, affectionately known as ‘People’s Bae’ may have lost his ‘Bae-ness’ after the talk. EFF MP Mbuyiseni Ndlozi pushed his way through a cringeworthy talk on postcolonial liberation movements, leaving


How SABC does junk: A user guide

THOUGHT LEADERS / May 25, 2017 / BizNews

Ed Herbst: Junk status SABC stuck with 1980s Betamax as cash crisis deepens

Ed Herbst, in this piece, once again brilliantly paints a picture of how broken our public broadcaster (or, is that state broadcaster) the SABC really is. Apart from the broadcaster failing


A huff and a puff: Molefe is back

AFRICA / May 25, 2017

Eskom’s Brian ‘Papa’ Molefe saga: Another nail in Constitutional coffin

As allegations of shredded documents surface, it would seem that some are looking to cover their tracks. And while it’s important to get to the truth behind Eskom’s reinstated commander in chief Brian Molefe, it’s all really


SOEs ‘sacrificing prosperity’

The trend worldwide is for wealthier countries to have large governments. South Africa has a government larger than expected and still growing steadily. The international trend for poorer countries is to have many SOEs, and government investment a larger fraction of the total. South Africa has more SOEs and government investment than is normal for