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Bushiri and wife granted bail of R100,000 each

Self-proclaimed prophet Shepherd Bushiri and his wife have been granted bail of R100,000 each. They are facing charges of fraud, money laundering and contravening the Prevention of Organised Crime Act. Magistrate Martin Van Wyk said the accused had to provide compelling reasons for him to grant bail because the crimes they were being accused of fell under […]

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Coca-Cola ventures into Cannabis

The world’s largest beverage company may be the next industry giant to jump into the cannabis drinks business. Coca-Cola says it is monitoring the nascent industry and is interested in CBD – the non-psychoactive ingredient in marijuana – for beverages as soda consumption slows. The soft-drinks maker is in talks with a major Canadian marijuana […]

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Serena fined after US Open final outburst

Serena Williams has been fined $17,000 ( R259 025,60) by the US Tennis Association in the wake her outburst during a controversial US Open final loss to Japan’s Naomi Osaka. The American star was fined for coaching, racquet abuse and for verbal abuse when she accused umpire Carlos Ramos of being “a thief” during Saturday’s […]

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Hlaudi Motsoeneng has a date with the CCMA for final arguments in SABC dismissal

Former SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s dismissal case will be heard next week by the Commission for Conciliation‚ Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA). Motsoeneng was fired by the public broadcaster in June last year. He is challenging his dismissal at the CCMA. The matter is set down for next Thursday for his lawyers to present […]

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There’s a secret game inside your new bank notes – here’s how to play

The new ‘Madiba’ banknotes from the South African Reserve Bank come to life through an augmented reality app – an exciting new feature not yet seen on South African currency. Called the SARB Currency app, you can download it from the Google Play or Apple iStore for free. Scanning in your note allows you to experience the late president’s story as […]