Democrats take the House from Trump

By Alana Abramson for Time; Rozina Sabur for The Telegraph   Democrats took control of the U.S. House of Representatives but lost ground in the Senate following a contentious campaign that President Donald Trump worked to make all about him. Democrats picked up at...

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Fired Moyane demands reinstatement

Source: Fin24 Axed SARS boss Tom Moyane has written to President Cyril Ramaphosa demanding that Ramaphosa withdraw his letter of termination to Moyane before the end of the week. In a letter issued via his attorney Eric Mabuza on Tuesday, Moyane gave Ramaphosa a...

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South Africa’s fuel price cap is on the way

Source: Supermarket & Retailer  Energy minister, Jeff Radebe, has announced that the proposal to cap the price of 93 octane petrol will be finalised by the end of January 2019. Speaking in a parliamentary Q&A session on Wednesday (31 October), Radebe said that...

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Is your office too loud for introverts?

It is estimated that between a third and a half of the population are introverts, but workplaces seem to increasingly favour noisy extroverts, often to the detriment of those who prefer to work in quieter environments. Linda Trim, director at workplace design...

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Bad planning: Primark planners recalled

By Hayley Richardson for The Sun There’s an embarrassing typo in this Primark weekly planner. The awkward error was discovered by an eagle-eyed shopper, who tweeted a snap of the stationery item. The silver slogan planner, emblazoned with the words “In...

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What it costs to send a WhatsApp message in SA

By Jamie McKane for MyBroadband WhatsApp has become the most popular messaging app for smartphones in South Africa, thanks to its cheap messaging costs compared to standard SMS rates offered by mobile operators. The app offers South Africans a way to call, text, and...

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Amazon loses $250-billion in 8 weeks

By Jake Kanter for Business Insider US Amazon has lost $250 billion (R3.7 trillion) in market value since it became a trillion dollar company in September. It took Amazon 18 years to reach a valuation of $250 billion after first going public in 1997, Fortune pointed...

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FNB clients can sell their homes via the banking app

By Bombi Mavundza for Business Insider SA  FNB customers can now list and sell their homes directly to other FNB clients on the Nav Home feature on their FNB apps – without using an estate agent. Prospective sellers and buyers can talk to each other, arrange to view a...

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Robot serves customers at Morningside Dispensary

A local pharmacy in Morningside, Sandton, has implemented a robot in its dispensary to improve customer service. The robot dispenses medication ordered online by the pharmacist. According to the pharmacy, this gives staff more time to spend with clients....

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All hope lost as Reserve Bank applies for VBS liquidation

By Genevieve Quintal for Business Live The VBS Mutual Bank is “hopelessly insolvent” and should be wound up as the purpose and object of the bank no longer exists. This is according to the Reserve Bank’s Prudential Authority’s application to the high court in...

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