‘I got hooked on Shakespeare, it was an outlet’:
A group of homeless men in downtown Johannesburg, South Africa, have found solace and hope in performing plays written by English playwright William Shakespeare. The city's abandoned buildings have been dubbed “the dark home” by the thousands of men and women who live there.
USTDA Connects U.S. Industry to Solar Project in South Africa:
Today, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency awarded a grant to Pele Green Energy Ltd, a South African independent power developer based in Johannesburg. The grant funds a feasibility study to assess the viability of a 75 megawatt solar photovoltaic power plant in the Free State province of South Africa.
.com | Service delivery protesters block roads in Diepkloof:
Johannesburg Drivers had to find alternative routes as an intersection at Immink Street and Eben Cuyler Drive in Diepkloof, Soweto, was barricaded by service delivery protesters on Friday. Protestors burnt tyres on the street, and blocked roads with large cement blocks, saying that they want housing, and that people of Diepkloof must benefit from the Department of Housing.
Halep eases into Italian Open semis:
Johannesburg [South Africa], May 19 : Romanian sixth seed Simona Halep entered the semi-final of the Italian Open with a comfortable straight-sets win over Estonia's Anett Kontaveit on Friday. The sixth seed defeated Kontaveit 6-2, 6-4 to set up a last-four clash with Dutchwoman Kiki Bertens or Australian Daria Gavrilova, reports Sport24.
#KaraboFuneral – ‘My little sister was so bold’:
As she stood on the podium in front of hundreds of people at her younger sister Karabo's funeral service, she broke down. “This is the hardest thing I've had to do in my life, so please bear with me,” she said in a soft and mellow voice .
Navigating your own red carpet experience via virtual reality:
Discovery Networks, the number one non-fiction media company in the world, recently hosted their now infamous annual Upfront event at Studio Blue in Johannesburg; and in addition to showcasing highlights from their satellite TV channel platform, guests were treated to a unique virtual reality red carpet experience. Courtesy of event organisers Show Works Creative Entertainment, Moving Tactics, the leading South African digital signage solutions company, was proud to deliver on a brief that put a unique spin on the traditional virtual reality experience.
Gemfields gets takeover bid from shareholder:
Gemfields looks set to disappear from AIM after its largest investor today launched a surprise bid to buy the rest of the ruby miner. Pallinghurst Resources, a South African private-equity firm run by ex-BHP Billiton boss Brian Gilbertson, is offering its Johannesburg-quoted shares for the company, valuing it at over 200 million.
Minister says GM exit plan ‘sad but no surprise’:
Johannesburg – Minister of trade and industry Rob Davies says he has learnt of the announcement by General Motors that it will cease some of its operations in South Africa with “regret and concern”. In a statement following the announcement that GM was folding its operations and leaving South Africa, Davies said he was concerned for the numerous employees whose jobs and livelihood will be directly and indirectly affected.
VGMA board not responsible for Shatta Wale’s BET Awards snub – ” Francis Doku:
In the midst of accusations by some people that Charterhouse, organisers of the annual Ghana Music Awards have a hand in which Ghanaian artiste gets nominated for the Black Entertainment Television Awards, Francis Doku, a member of the VGMA board has unequivocally dispelled the claims. Shatta Wale who for some time now has had a scuffle with Charterhouse missed out again on the 2017 BET Awards nomination with some pointing figures at the event organizing firm as having masterminded the dancehall artiste's snub, abrantepa.com observed.
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