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Curb the cost of bad credit
It's Black Friday this month and that means it's tempting to spend on seemingly great discounts. But bear in mind that overspending and buying on credit could harm your credit score, and this could impact your financial future. Bradd Bendall, BetterBond head of sales, has the following advice to help you maintain a healthy credit score. 17 Nov 2023 Read more

Connecting cultures: Amapiano, from South Africa to the world...
Over the past few years, the global music landscape has witnessed a transformative cultural exchange, thanks to the rise of Amapiano, a uniquely South African sound, that has captivated audiences worldwide. Born on the streets of Johannesburg and Pretoria's townships in the late 2010s, Amapiano, characterised by its blend of various musical elements, including house music, jazz, kwaito, and other African influences, has become nothing short of a global phenomenon. 27 Sep 2023 Read more

Young, female and breaking barriers in ICT
Today's blend of young women is breaking barriers. They are not holding back on taking up careers in industries and fields that are traditionally male-dominated. In technology, in particular, many young women are blazing the trail set alight by global tech leaders like former META COO and author of the book Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg. 31 Aug 2023 Read more

Huawei ICT competition winners ride a wave of success
Members of the South African team which took a top spot in the 2022-2023 Huawei Global ICT Competition held in Shenzhen, China recently are still riding high following their success. The two University of KwaZulu Natal graduates, Lutho Sigidi and Nqubeko Asanda Shabalala and University of Johannesburg graduate Terry-Anne Fredericks have all been employed by Huawei and, recently were singled out for praise by South Africa's president Cyril Ramaphosa when he visited the Huawei Campus. 31 Aug 2023 Read more

Gwyneth Paltrow invites goop-ies for an Airbnb stay at her Montecito home
Loneliness is a human condition, but in the past few years, increased isolation has made our lives even more fragmented. 11 Aug 2023 Read more

Protecting Paradise
Biodiversity is the lifeblood of our planet, supporting all forms of life. From the air we breathe to the food we eat, ecosystems teeming with animals, plants, and microorganisms provide us with essential services. Nature holds immense value, and while we may instinctively appreciate some aspects of biodiversity more than others, all of them are important. 15 Jun 2023 Read more

Huawei supports Digital Council Africa's skills development for SA women in fibre optic technology
Huawei South Africa has lent its support to a pioneering fibre optic technologies skills training programme targeting young women from three Johannesburg townships. The cohort of 19 selected participants, who all have a background in maths and science, spent a day at Huawei's flagship Customer Solutions Innovation Centre in Woodmead, Johannesburg. 10 May 2023 Read more

Introducing Airbnb Rooms, an all-new take on the original Airbnb
Plus over 50 new features and upgrades based on feedback from our community, including total price display, transparent checkout instructions, improved maps, redesigned wishlists, and more. 5 May 2023 Read more

22-year-old Rumaanah Khan is blazing a trail for women in Stem
As the world celebrates International Girls in ICT Day on 27 April, it's important to put the spotlight on those young women who are building ICT careers for themselves even in the face of major challenges. One such young woman is 22-year-old Rumaanah Khan who, having spent her life striving for excellence and working to make her close-knit family proud, is now reaping the rewards of hard work and making the most of the opportunities made available to her. 28 Apr 2023 Read more

MiWay Blink partners with innovative podcast
As Gen Z comes of age, experts are stating that this generation of consumers are poised to become the largest consumer demographic in history. With their unique take on business, lifestyle, culture and personal finance, companies need to expand their customer engagement strategy to tap into Gen Z's zeitgeist to successfully engage with them. 14 Apr 2023 Read more

Victoria Falls: Where angels gaze and moonbows hide
"Victoria Falls is more than a destination. It's an experience." 10 Mar 2023 Read more

SweepSouth boosts SA domestic workers' earnings
Amidst all the economic doom and gloom of the past few months, there was at least one ray of light for some of those typically most affected by fiscal hardships. SweepSouth, South Africa's largest home service provider, recently experienced record festive season bookings, showcasing its ability to provide employment opportunities for thousands of people. 10 Mar 2023 Read more

Cape Town Cycle Tour a great earning opportunity for Airbnb hosts
The Cape Town Cycle Tour is fast approaching, and sports fans and cyclists alike are gearing up to cheer on and participate in the biggest timed bike race in the world. 3 Mar 2023 Read more

2023 trends that could affect car insurance
There are many factors that determine the cost of your car insurance, such as the cost of your car, your gender, marital status, driving experience and the distance you regularly drive. But did you know that there are many other factors that also play a role? 3 Mar 2023 Read more

Cape Town-based biotechnology company, Afrigen, appoints new board chair
Afrigen Biologics and Vaccines is pleased to announce the appointment of Levent Selamoglu, pharmaceutical industry veteran, as chairperson of the board. 26 Jan 2023 Read more

Huawei rises in South Africa's Top Employers ranking
Huawei South Africa has risen up the Top Employers Institute's annual Top Employer rankings and is recognised as one of the Top 20 Top Employers in South Africa. While Huawei has been accredited for six consecutive years, its improved ranking is a validation of the hard work it's put into employee wellbeing and development. 23 Jan 2023 Read more

Step inside the Italian Villa that features on Season 2 of the White Lotus
Villa Tasca from Season 2 of the dark comedy White Lotus, winner of the 2023 Golden Globe for Best Limited Series is now on Airbnb and is perfect for your next girls' trip to Italy. 20 Jan 2023 Read more

Huawei's new commercial venture set to open opportunities for growth of SME partners
Huawei South Africa launched a new commercial venture aimed at growing its partner ecosystem and attracting small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) customers within the education, retail, manufacturing, mining, and finance sectors. 9 Dec 2022 Read more

ENIDC joins forces with Norsad Capital to create new opportunities for businesses in Eswatini
Eswatini saw economic recovery during 2021 and into 2022 following the global economic decline caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Building on this positive news, the government of the country is identifying opportunities to continue the push for greater economic growth. 9 Dec 2022 Read more

Can Africa's startup sector keep up its record funding run amidst global turmoil?
Startups have become vital engines of change that can have an outsized impact on an economy. They are crucial in fueling innovation and enhancing economic and digital competitiveness. They improve access to products and solutions while significantly contributing to employment. 2 Dec 2022 Read more

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