Providing wash facilities (or a lekker shower) for Cape Town’s homeless

Providing wash facilities (or a lekker shower) for Cape Town’s homeless

WASH Bus has launched in Cape Town suburbs to support the unsheltered homeless and give them the opportunity to have a shower.Running water and a nice hot shower is something many of us take for granted, but for the many homeless people in South Africa this is not the case. It robs them of their dig

  Linda van Tilburg
How Isizwe is going to give fast, affordable fibre to townships

How Isizwe is going to give fast, affordable fibre to townships

The internet is a tool which has equalised opportunities for many. More information is accessible to everyone than was even allowed to those who were highly privileged and educated before the internet. It opens doors to the entire world and connects people on opposite ends of the globe. And the shee

  Editor BizNews
Hout Bay’s community-led emergency services a rare beacon of hope

Hout Bay’s community-led emergency services a rare beacon of hope

When the government is unable – through incompetence or pure impracticality – to service the needs of the people, they make their own plan. It’s the South African way. NGOs drill boreholes and distribute food, businesses fill in potholes, and civil society organisations setup neighbourhood watch str

  Michael Appel
Students develop solar train as rail transport falters

Students develop solar train as rail transport falters

As trains ground to a halt in SA, students from Soshanguve decided to come up with a solution and developed a solar powered train locomotive.As trains ground to a halt in South Africa due to loadshedding and cable theft, forcing rail commuters to rely on taxis, students from Soshanguve Technical Hig

  Linda van Tilburg
The rise of K-Drama: A Hollywood competitor?

The rise of K-Drama: A Hollywood competitor?

Due to the popularity of streaming platforms such as Netflix and Amazon, consumers have an unparalleled opportunity to watch films and TV shows to their heart’s content. While many choose the familiarity of Hollywood TV shows and films, it seems others have grown tired of the Hollywood model and hav

  Asime Nyide
Township is the next business frontier, not a place for charity – Yebo Fresh

Township is the next business frontier, not a place for charity – Yebo Fresh

Intrigued by township markets, Jessica Boonstra started her business Yebo Fresh from her garage, delivering products to a local township.The spaza shops, bakers and other retail outlets running their small business in townships have a heap of challenges. They close often to go and source products, c

  Linda van Tilburg
Sacrifices paid off in Comrades win for Tete Dijana

Sacrifices paid off in Comrades win for Tete Dijana

The top five men’s places in the 95th Comrades Marathon all went to South Africans. Tete Dijana from North West came first, followed closely by Edward Mothibi in second place and Dan Moselakwe, who came third. But the day belonged to Dijana, who took unpaid leave from his job as a security guard thr

  Sandra Laurence
You’d be better off reading tea leaves than relying on fiscal forecasting

You’d be better off reading tea leaves than relying on fiscal forecasting

However well suited financial forecasting may be to predicting fiscal growth, with regard to major swings in the economy they might as well be reading tea leaves. For instance, after the 2008 global recession, once the US economy had already begun to tank, it took the Survey of Professional Forecast

  Sandra Laurence