Africa In The News

Congolese authorities arresting and assaulting journalists, reports CPJ

JOHANNESBURG, August 28  – Jean Pierre Tshibitshabu, a reporter for the independent broadcaster Radio Television KADEKAS, is due to appear in a Lubumbashi court, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), on Tuesday on charges of “incitement and provocation”. The charges against Tshibiitshabu relate to July protests he was covering calling for elections to be held in […]

Business In The News South Africa

Metrofile gets green light for R75million acquisition of Tidy Files

JOHANNESBURG, August 28  – Records and information management firm, Metrofile Holdings, announced on Monday that the Competition Commission had approved its 100 percent acquisition of Tidy Files, a provider of end-to-end document management and storage solutions in Southern Africa. Tidy Files is renowned for the design, supply and implementation of paper-based and electronic document and records […]

Business In The News South Africa

HomeChoice hikes interim revenue to R1.3billion on retail sales growth

JOHANNESBURG, August 28 – JSE-listed home shopping and financial services group, HomeChoice International, on Monday reported a 17 percent increase in headline earnings to R225 million in the six months to June 2017, driven by tight credit management and retail sales growth of 24 percent. Malta-based HomeChoice International is the holding company of HomeChoice, southern Africa’s largest home […]

In The News South Africa

8 City of Johannesburg employees in court for alleged R2 million fraud

JOHANNESBURG, August 28 – Eight City of Johannesburg employees are expected to appear in the Specialised Commercial Crimes Court on Monday for allegedly pocketing R2.4 million in fraudulent refunds. The employees – six women and two men – were arrested by the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) last week Friday. ”The suspects allegedly created […]

In The News South Africa Sport

Key players Manyama (CT City), Brockie (SuperSport) weekend omissions fuel exit speculation

CAPE TOWN, August 28 – Star PSL performers Lebogang Manyama of Cape Town City and Jeremy Brockie of SuperSport United both look set to depart their respective clubs after being dropped on the weekend. Brockie failed to appear on SuperSport United head coach Eric Tinkler’s squad list for their MTN8 semi-final encounter against Maritzburg United, […]