Leaf blowers and their contribution to possible insect extinction

Leaf blowers and their contribution to possible insect extinction

Leaf blowers immediately make one homicidal. But knowing the damage they do incites one to go all Greta Thunberg to get rid of them.Three years ago, a friend and I went to the Two Oceans aquarium in Cape Town and witnessed the damage plastic causes to endangered species such as turtles. The aquarium

  Lindiwe Molekoa
The long play, a $21.8bn bet in 2014 turns into 2 billion users

The long play, a $21.8bn bet in 2014 turns into 2 billion users

A WhatsApp video caught Stuart's eye this week. It’s not revolutionary but it’s a big change for the messaging app which has struggled to monetise.A WhatsApp video caught my eye this week – https://youtu.be/DOKp7FmNJV – it shows a user kitting out their office via WhatsApp.It’s not revolutionary but

  Stuart Lowman
Robinhood trading scandal: why it won’t happen to you – Fred Razak

Robinhood trading scandal: why it won’t happen to you – Fred Razak

A senior trading strategist, Fred Razak gives us three simple ways to safeguard ourselves when opening a trading account. Earlier this month, popular trading platform Robinhood reported that hackers had accessed almost 2,000 of its trading accounts. According to Bloomberg, an internal probe revealed

  Claire Badenhorst
Sad SAs speak: The ANC leaves us no choice… we have to emigrate!

Sad SAs speak: The ANC leaves us no choice… we have to emigrate!

New data shows SA's wealthiest are leaving our shores in hordes. This has BizNews readers blaming the ANC for poor and corrupt governance.Protests in Senekal on farm murders have once again brought the topic of emigration to the fore. In ‘Senekal protests: What they’re telling us about farm murders,

  Claire Badenhorst
Five easy investing options

Five easy investing options

*This content is brought to you by Brenthurst WealthBy Sonia du Plessis* Many individuals avoid investing in the stock market or in savings products because they are not familiar with it or do not understand how it works. In fact, many people keep their savings in cash, but with interest rates at hi

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Jobs gone forever, including for pilots

Jobs gone forever, including for pilots

At least one in every five jobs that has disappeared this year will never come back, is the sobering forecast from number-cruncher Dwaine van Vuuren of Recession Alert in a recent piece of analysis published on BizNews. Brian Wartmuth, managing partner of The Human Capital Group, tells us in an inte

  Jackie Cameron
SIU cracks whip on +5 000 dodgy Eskom employees for various offences

SIU cracks whip on +5 000 dodgy Eskom employees for various offences

An investigation into conflict of interest at Eskom has revealed that 324 employees are linked to entities that are Eskom vendors.According to the Special Investigation Unit (SIU), a total of 5 523 Eskom employees are being investigated for various offences. These relate to failing to declare person

  Denise Mhlanga
AfriForum vs. EFF: Long-simmering crisis of farm murders has come to a head

AfriForum vs. EFF: Long-simmering crisis of farm murders has come to a head

It is more dangerous to be a farmer than a police officer in South Africa, said FF Plus MP Pieter Groenewald in a heated debate on farm murders in parliament three years ago. While Groenewald understood that farm attacks did not only target whites, but that black farmers were also victims, he also g

  Lindiwe Molekoa
Rugby Australia left with financial blow as Bokke bow out of championship

Rugby Australia left with financial blow as Bokke bow out of championship

The chairman of Rugby Australia has said they are surprised at SA's championship withdrawal, adding 'It will cost us quite a lot of money.'By Jarryd NevesRugby Australia was taken aback by the decision for South Africa to withdraw from the Rugby Championship. According to Reuters UK, chairman Hamish

  Jarryd Neves
How to ensure you have a successful investment journey

How to ensure you have a successful investment journey

*This content is brought to you by Wealth MigrateInvesting in property overseas has many advantages over keeping all your property investments in SA, most notably it allows you to benefit from the rand’s fickle nature. You might not be able to go on an actual buying trip at the moment, but you still

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Covid-19 scars will be deep – everywhere

Covid-19 scars will be deep – everywhere

The Asia-Pacific region is recovering from its worst recession in living memory, but Covid-19 scars will be deep everywhere, cautions the International Monetary Fund. It’s not expecting a global trade-led recovery, with coronavirus containment measures keeping borders closed and weak global growth.T

  Jackie Cameron