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South Africa to Tap Phone Data to Prepare for Coronavirus Case Spikes

(Bloomberg) -- South Africa’s biggest mobile phone companies have been asked to help track the movement of people days before a national lock-down as authorities grow concerned that they may spread the coronavirus to remote parts of the country.The National Institute for Communicable Diseases, which is spearheading the government’s response to the outbreak, wants the information so that it can better prepare for the next areas most at risk. So far, most confirmed cases have been in or near major...
Tags: Europe, News, Bloomberg, World, South Africa, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Kwazulu Natal, Gauteng, Cyril Ramaphosa, Begg, Stellenbosch University, National Institute for Communicable Diseases, NiCd, Vodacom Group Ltd, Byron Kennedy


Waterless Khayelitsha residents fear Covid-19

As the country prepares to go into lockdown, residents fear that they may be at a higher risk of contracting Covid-19 The post Waterless Khayelitsha residents fear Covid-19 appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Article, South Africa, Cape Town, National, Western Cape, Water Crisis, Khayelitsha, Ian Neilson, Xanthea Limberg, COVID-19, Water And Sanitation, Waterless Khayelitsha


Worldwide: International Update - March 2020 - GuernseyFinance

We had a successful funds roadshow to South Africa in February. We held some informative breakfast briefings in Johannesburg and Cape Town and attended the SAVCA conference in ...
Tags: News, South Africa, Cape Town, Johannesburg


Zindi taps 12,000 African data scientists for solutions to COVID-19

Since its inception, Cape Town based crowdsolving startup Zindi has been building a database of data scientists across Africa. It now has 12,000 registered on its its platform that uses AI and machine learning to tackle complex problems and will offer them cash-prizes to find solutions to curb COVID-19. Zindi has an open challenge focused on stemming the spread and havoc of coronavirus and will introduce a hackathon in April. The current competition, sponsored by AI4D, tasks scientists to cre...
Tags: Food, TC, New York, Microsoft, Nigeria, Africa, San Francisco, Tech, E-commerce, Ceo, Artificial Intelligence, South Africa, Cape Town, Machine Learning, Kenya, World Health Organization


Africa turns to mobile payments as a tool to curb COVID-19

Africa is using digital finance as a means to stem the spread of COVID-19. Governments and startups on the continent are implementing measures to shift a greater volume of payment transactions toward mobile money and away from cash — which the World Health Organization flagged as a conduit for the spread of the coronavirus. It’s an option facilitated by the boom in fintech that’s occurred in Africa over the last decade. By several estimates, the continent is home to the largest share of the worl...
Tags: TC, Money, Mexico, Nigeria, Africa, Tech, Ceo, Economy, United States, South Africa, President, Vodafone, Cape Town, Mobile Payments, Kenya, World Health Organization


African turns to mobile payments as a tool to curb COVID-19

Africa is using digital finance as a means to stem the spread of COVID-19. Governments and startups on the continent are implementing measures to shift a greater volume of payment transactions toward mobile money and away from cash — which the World Health Organization flagged as a conduit for the spread of the coronavirus. It’s an option facilitated by the boom in fintech that’s occurred in Africa over the last decade. By several estimates, the continent is home to the largest share of the worl...
Tags: TC, Money, Mexico, Nigeria, Africa, Tech, Ceo, Economy, United States, South Africa, President, Vodafone, Cape Town, Mobile Payments, Kenya, World Health Organization


Spotlight: Spacebase Makes Room for Better Business Meetings

Meetings have traditionally been held in plain old board rooms. However, a new generation of entrepreneurs and professionals are entering the business world. And many of them may prefer something a little more interesting. That’s where Spacebase comes in. The company provides an online booking platform for unique meeting venues. And it has expanded to markets around the world. Read on for a rundown of the platform and the company behind it. What the Business Does Provides a platform for renti...
Tags: Hong Kong, Europe, Germany, Berlin, New York City, US, Sales, Cape Town, Manhattan, Deloitte, Stefan, Jost, Jan, San Francisco San Jose, Small Biz Spotlight, Small Business Growth


Bo-Kaap locks itself down early

Cape Town’s Bo-Kaap community was effectively sealed off from visitors more than a week before the president’s announcement The post Bo-Kaap locks itself down early appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Article, Cape Town, National, Signal Hill, Bo Kaap, Cape Malay, Lockdown, Top Six, Alan Winde, Coronavirus, COVID-19, coronavirus South Africa, Group Areas Act, Coronavirus Latest, Auwal Masjid, Osman Shabodien


Swimming: Le Clos faces uncertain training future amid Olympic doubts

Olympic swimming gold medalist Chad le Clos had to leave his Turkish base in a rush after his training schedule for the Tokyo 2020 Games was thrown into disarray, and has doubts over whether the event will go ahead. Le Clos had set up in Turkey after an earlier camp in Italy had been canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak, but is now at home in Cape Town and uncertain of his immediate future plans. "I was told Penny Oleksiak, the Canadian Olympic champion, hasn't swum in 20 days in Toro...
Tags: News, Sports, Toronto, Turkey, Italy, Cape Town, Tokyo, Le Clos, Chad Le Clos, Penny Oleksiak


Golf-club lease dispute opens forced-removal wounds

The City also said if the lease were renewed it would reconsider how much the Rondebosch Golf Club would have to pay each month. The post Golf-club lease dispute opens forced-removal wounds appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Article, Social Housing, Cape Town, National, Apartheid, Black River, South Africa (country, Rondebosch Golf Club, Forced Removals, Uma Dhupelia


Coronavirus uncertainty affects asylum seekers

Some refugee reception offices in South Africa have stopped accepting new asylum applications as the government enforces stricter measures to deal with the Covid-19 crisis The post Coronavirus uncertainty affects asylum seekers appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Article, South Africa, Refugees, Cape Town, National, Durban, Asylum Seekers, Aaron Motsoaledi, Department of Home Affairs, Cyril Ramaphosa, Port Elizabeth, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Coronavirus, Coronavirus outbreak, coronavirus South Africa, Hand Sanitiser


Coronavirus: Tourists quarantined on cruise ship Aidamira off South Africa

Six of the 1,700 people on board the Aidamira, off Cape Town, are being tested for coronavirus.
Tags: News, South Africa, Cape Town, Aidamira


Two South African curries, a history

No matter how many people you ask in Durban, if you’re looking for bunny chow, those in the know will always mention Hollywood Bets. Hollywood Bets is technically a betting shop. The gambling happens downstairs — a smoke-filled hall frequented by hopeful gamblers watching sports matches and horse races on TV. It is not the sort of place you imagine going for a family lunch. But upstairs, on a surprisingly pleasant wooden deck, diners young and old gather to munch on Durban’s most famous dish....
Tags: Travel, Asia, South Africa, West Africa, Cape Town, Muslim, Madagascar, Curry, Cape, Durban, Curries, All, East Asia, East, Signal Hill, Bo Kaap


Ramaphosa Shows His Mettle in Face of Coronavirus Scourge

(Bloomberg) -- South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has endured withering criticism for failing to act decisively enough to spur economic growth and tackle graft since taking office in February 2018, inaction that’s been widely attributed to his tenuous hold over the ruling party.Now, in the face of the onslaught of the global coronavirus pandemic, the 67-year-old Ramaphosa is finally showing the mettle he was renowned for during his tenure as a firebrand labor union leader and anti-apartheid...
Tags: News, China, Germany, Bloomberg, South Africa, Hilton, Cape Town, ANC, African National Congress, Cyril Ramaphosa, Ramaphosa, Paul Richardson, Gordon Bell, Mike Cohen, Benjamin Harvey, Bloomberg South


Amazon Wraps ‘Love Island France’ in South Africa Due to Coronavirus

Amazon Studios has pulled the plug on “Love Island France,” which was shooting outside of Cape Town, as the coronavirus pandemic that has disrupted production across the globe spreads to the South African film and TV industry. The decision comes just two weeks into the show’s run, and follows a televised address by South African […]
Tags: Amazon, News, Global, South Africa, Cape Town, Caroline Flack, Amazon Studios, Love Island, Coronavirus, Love Island France


South Africa Declares Disaster as Coronavirus Cases Increase

(Bloomberg) -- South Africa declared a national state of disaster over the coronavirus outbreak and announced the continent’s most drastic measures yet to curb its spread. Stocks slumped to a six-year low, bonds fell and the rand weakened.The government is imposing travel bans on some nationals, shutting schools and banning public gatherings of more than 100 people, President Cyril Ramaphosa said Sunday in a televised address to the nation, after an emergency cabinet meeting. The state is also f...
Tags: News, Singapore, Spain, Bloomberg, South Africa, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Travelers, Citigroup Inc, Democratic Alliance, Cyril Ramaphosa, John Steenhuisen, Ramaphosa, National Institute for Communicable Diseases, Mike Cohen, Benjamin Harvey


Covid-19 concerns close doors on Cape’s money-spinning events

The Two Oceans ultramarathon is latest in a slew of high-profile gatherings to be cancelled due to the pandemic The post Covid-19 concerns close doors on Cape’s money-spinning events appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Article, Cape Town, Cape, Cape Epic, Cape Town International Jazz Festival, Two Oceans Marathon, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, The Editors Picks, COVID-19, coronavirus South Africa, Coronavirus Latest, Cape Town tourism, Debra Barnes, Two Oceans


The Dance: the South Africans who finish high school against all odds

Many South African youths fail to graduate from high school. For the few who do, the ‘Matric’ celebrations are prodigiousIn the Cape Flats, the townships and countryside in and around Cape Town, most students drop out of high school due to pregnancy, substance abuse or being recruited by gangs. Many have to leave school to support their families. School fees are a steep price to pay in an area where most families struggle to put food on the table.Matric dances are held to celebrate those who gra...
Tags: School, Education, Africa, World news, South Africa, Global development, Cape Town


Anger, drugs and parties in MPs’ villages

The public works department told Parliament that there were ongoing efforts to increase safety and patrols at the villages, which are fortified by fences and monitored by cameras and access-controlled booms The post Anger, drugs and parties in MPs’ villages appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Drugs, Article, Cape Town, Violence, National, Parliament, Public Works Department, Patricia de Lille, Top Six, Member Of Parliament, South Africa (country, MP villages, Parliamentary villages, South African Parliament


An open letter to the City of Cape Town: Land restitution and the Rondebosch Golf Club

Families were forcibly removed during apartheid and this dispossession has not been rectified during democracy The post An open letter to the City of Cape Town: Land restitution and the Rondebosch Golf Club appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Article, Cape Town, Apartheid, Mowbray, Black River, Top Six, Mahmood Mamdani, South Africa (country, Group Areas Act, Rondebosch, Rondebosch Golf Club


Canada men face big test in first game at Canada Sevens Rugby tournament

VANCOUVER — The Canadian men want to make a statement early when they face France in their first match Saturday at the HSBC Canada Sevens Rugby tournament.France is ranked fourth midway through the 10-tournament series with 67 points, 26 back of front-running New Zealand. France lost to New Zealand in the final of the Hamilton, New Zealand, tournament, and finished third in Cape Town."We know France is going to be a hell of a game," said coach Henry Paul. "If you can win that, you've probab...
Tags: News, Wales, France, Spain, Canada, Ireland, South Africa, Sydney, Dubai, New Zealand, Cape Town, Argentina, Tokyo, Vancouver, Jim Morris, Fiji


Alastair Cook optimistic for bright future with England’s new ‘old-fashioned’ openers

England’s series win in South Africa was built around a return to old-fashioned values. An ability to take the shine off the new ball and gradually wear down the opposition attack.It wasn’t what you would term sexy cricket but the straight-laced pairing of Dominic Sibley and Zak Crawley offered a throwback to the days when Alastair Cook would blunt and frustrate opening bowlers around the world.Little wonder then, that the man himself enjoyed England’s new approach to addressing an age-old probl...
Tags: England, Cook, News, South Africa, Cape Town, Ipl, Essex, Johannesburg, Alastair Cook, Sri Lanka, Andrew Strauss, Rory Burns, Burns, Crawley, Sibley, Gray Nicolls


South Africa Confirms First Case of Novel Coronavirus

(Bloomberg) -- South Africa confirmed its first coronavirus case after a 38-year-old man who traveled to Italy tested positive, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said.A tracer team has been sent to South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province along with epidemiologists and clinicians from the National Institute for Communicable Diseases, Mkhize said in a statement on Thursday. The infected South African, who was part of a group of 10 people who traveled to Italy, returned home on March 1, went into self-iso...
Tags: News, China, Bloomberg, South Africa, Italy, Cape Town, Who, World Health Organization, Algeria, Johannesburg, Wuhan, Kwazulu Natal, Cyril Ramaphosa, Health Ministry, Paul Richardson, NiCd


South Africa’s parole system has failed child victims

Justice minister embarks on parole reform after recent murders of two Western Cape children allegedly by parolees The post South Africa’s parole system has failed child victims appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Article, South Africa, Cape Town, National, Criminology, Western Cape, Cyril Ramaphosa, Lavender Hill, Ronald Lamola, Parole, Femicide, Gang Violence, South Africa (country, The Editors Picks, Gender Based Violence, Child Murder Statistics


Africa Roundup: TLcom closes $71M fund, Jumo raises $55M, AWS partners with Safaricom

VC firm TLcom Capital closed its Tide Africa Fund at $71 million in February, and announced plans to invest in 12 startup over the next 18 months. The group —  with offices in London, Lagos, and Nairobi — is looking for tech-enabled, revenue-driven ventures in Africa from seed-stage to Series B, according to TLcom Managing Partner Maurizio Caio. He told TechCrunch the fund was somewhat agnostic on startup sectors, but was leaning toward infrastructure, logistics ventures vs. consumer finance ...
Tags: TC, Asia, UK, London, Microsoft, Finance, India, Nigeria, Africa, Tech, Economy, Companies, United States, South Africa, United Kingdom, Vodafone


Lady Zamar: Is a woman’s word ever good enough on its own?

After news that house songstress Lady Zamar opened a rape case against hip-hop crooner Sjava, the Cape Town International Jazz Festival has removed him from its 2020 lineup The post Lady Zamar: Is a woman’s word ever good enough on its own? appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Article, Rape, Cape Town, Friday, Rape Culture, South African Police Service, Top Six, Cape Town International Jazz Festival, Afropunk, Sjava, South Africa (country, Durban International Convention Centre, Lady Zamar, Motlafela Mojapelo, Sunday World


Refugees evicted from Cape Town church just want to leave South Africa

They have been told to go back to their homes in Cape Town, which they left when they moved to the church and its vicinity The post Refugees evicted from Cape Town church just want to leave South Africa appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Article, South Africa, Cape Town, National, Top Six


Exclusive Escape From Pretoria Clip & Interviews with Radcliffe, Webber & Annan

Exclusive Escape From Pretoria Clip & Interviews with Radcliffe, Webber & Annan ComingSoon.net got the opportunity to chat with stars Daniel Radcliffe (Guns Akimbo) and Daniel Webber (The Punisher) and co-writer/director Francis Annan for their upcoming biopic thriller Escape From Pretoria, and also has an exclusive clip that can be viewed in the player below! RELATED: Escape from Pretoria Trailer Starring Daniel Radcliffe & Daniel Webber Escape from Pretoria is the true story of Tim Jenki...
Tags: Movies, Germany, South Africa, Nelson Mandela, Cape Town, Francis, Daniel Radcliffe, Stephen, Radcliffe, Pretoria, Mark, Tim, Annan, Webber, Movie News, Ian Hart


Young people must help design a youth employment plan

A six-point plan will help to drive the president’s youth employment intervention but it is essential that the experiences of young people are prioritised in its design and delivery The post Young people must help design a youth employment plan appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Jobs, Opinion, Youth, Analysis, Article, Unemployment, Schools, Cape Town, Youth Unemployment, Job Creation, Competition Commission, African National Congress, Cyril Ramaphosa, Department of Basic Education, Matriculants, South Africa (country


I’m 28, I Travel Full-Time & This Is How Much I Spent On My Trip To Paros, Greece

Welcome to Travel Diaries, a Refinery29 series where we tag along as real women embark on trips around the world and track their travel expenses down to the last cent. Here, we offer a detailed, intimate account of when, where, and how our peers spend their vacation days and disposable income: all the meals, adventures, indulgences, setbacks, and surprises. This week’s travel diary: A 28-year-old PR consultant who travels full-time, shares a glimpse into her week in Paros, Greece, workin...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, Milan, London, Greece, Australia, US, Chicago, Portugal, Athens, Cape Town, Greek Islands, West Coast, New England, Rio