Johannesburg sky lights up for Batman Day

Johannesburg sky lights up for Batman Day

Johannesburg was on the map as the world celebrated Batman Day, with lights throwing the “bat signal” onto prominent buildings in a host of cities around the globe. All told, there were 13 cities on six continents participating in the event, which comes on the third Saturday of September and…

South Africans face load shed again on Tuesday

South Africans face load shed again on Tuesday

Eskom customers in South Africa are enduring yet another round of load shedding this week. The beleaguered public utility, seeking a bailout for its massive debt and caught up in South Africa’s “state capture” corruption drama, started cutting power to customers again on a rotating basis. On Monday, Stage 4…

Microsoft plans two SA data centers, cloud service expansion

Technology titan Microsoft has announced plans to deliver cloud computing services from two new data centers located in South Africa. Microsoft will deliver cloud services, including Microsoft Azure, Office 365, and Dynamics 365, from data centers located in Johannesburg and Cape Town, with availability expected to be online in 2018….

Botswana holds firm on ivory trade ban at CITES

Bostwana held firmly Monday to its decision to support an ivory trade ban, a move that stood in sharp contrast to that taken by the European Union and those of surprised neighboring African countries gathered at the CITES meeting in Johannesburg. “Although Botswana has previously supported limited trade, we recognize…

South Africa: Mashaba accused of hating the poor

Black Like Me founder and Democratic Alliance’s Johannesburg mayoral candidate, Herman Mashaba, has been highly criticized for his comments on leadership. “It is interesting that you can expect poor people to be the leaders. That is looking for trouble, in any given situation,” Mashaba said during an interview with SABC…

Nelson Mandala’s grandson accused of rape

One of Nelson Mandal’s grandsons has been accused of raping a 15-year-old girl. Family members of the late former president Nelson Mandela were occupying the court gallery on Friday in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court. Ndaba and Makaziwe Mandela were among those sitting in the front row of the court. The…