Nigeria:Nigeria Stock Exchange Outshines Kenya, JSE Bourses:
THE Nigerian Stock Exchange has outshone bourses in Kenya and South Africa for the year 2017, underlining the West African country's status as the continent's biggest economy. It outpaced the Nairobi Stock Exchange and Johannesburg Stock Exchange respectively in local currency unit terms, and remains ahead year-to-date this year.
Ten Sun City escapees still at large, Parliament told:
Ten of the sixteen inmates who escaped from the Johannesburg Correctional Centre, more popularly known as Sun City, last week, are still on the run, MPs were told on Thursday. Briefing Parliament's portfolio committee on justice and correctional services, acting national commissioner for corrections Mandla Mkabela said following the escape on April 9, two of the escapees were killed in a shootout with police in KwaZulu Natal, and another four rearrested.
Roush gives Ranger a 30% boost and mean looks to match:
Johannesburg – US tuner Roush Performance, which entered South African performance car scene back in 2016 with its Mustang conversions, has now unleashed a three-stage upgrade programme for the popular Ranger bakkie. Marketed through Performance Centre, the Roush Ranger packages are unique to South Africa, although they will be rolled out to other countries in time.
CCMA intervenes in nationwide bus strike:
Unions and employer associations are expected to meet at the bargaining table at 10 on Thursday morning as the nationwide bus strike enters its second day. The talks have been set down for two days, according to a letter the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration sent to unions, and which News24 has seen.
Photography’s Role in Shaping South Africa’s History and Contemporary Culture:
The head of Johannesburg's Market Photo Workshop and an artist who studied there discuss the medium's impact on how South Africans remember their pasts and picture their futures. Lebohang Kganye, “Ka phisi yaka e pinky II” , inkjet print on cotton rag paper, 42 x 42 cm What is photography's role in shaping a modern nation's image of itself? How can the camera be a tool for not only making new images? And how can sophisticated visual literacy help remedy historical inequalities in eduction and access? These are some of the questions that Johannesburg's Market Photo Workshop has wrestled with since it was founded by the South African photographer David Goldblatt in 1989.
The Rand Show still a firm family favourite:
Despite some rainy days, nothing could put a dampener on the festive atmosphere and bustle of activity at the Rand Show 2018, held at the Johannesburg Expo Centre in Nasrec from Friday, 30 March, to Sunday, 8 April 2018. Craig Newman, CEO of the JEC, says, “This year, our gate figures show a higher visitor attendance compared to last year – which proves that the Rand Show is still a firm family favourite and an important part of the Easter holidays in Gauteng.” A visitor survey, conducted over the 10-day event, revealed the leading attractions at the 2018 Rand Show.
.com | #BusStrike: 10 things you need to know:
A countrywide bus strike will start at 05:30 on Wednesday as drivers demand better pay and improved working conditions. Bus companies have urged commuters to make alternative arrangements and local officials have asked that employers allow staff to work from home during rush hour, where possible, and are encouraging car pooling and ride-sharing.
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