Tag Archives: South Africa

Survey Reveals 68% Yet to Use Mobile-Based Financial Services

Amdocs has released the results from a new global survey around mobile financial services (MFS) which revealed that more than 68 percent of the respondents have yet to use mobile financial services, and that new innovative solutions for savings, loans, and insurance will drive the next phase of mobile financial services growth across emerging and mature markets. Conducted by analyst ...

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South Africa’s Longest Tour of India: Full Fixture List

South Africa, better known as the “Proteas,” are all set to participate in the enormous 72-day long tour of India, for the first time. Having played only two-Test or three-Test series so far, this will mark only the second time that these two teams will participate in a four Test series. The first time they participated was way back in ...

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FIFA: Sepp Blatter resigns, weekend meeting postponed by UEFA

In view of the surprise resignation-announcement by FIFA chief Sepp Blatter, a weekend meeting in Berlin of European football’s apex body was on Wednesday postponed by UEFA president Michel Platini. Ironic but it was only on Friday that Sepp Blatter took office of FIFA as the president for the fifth term, but now he may no longer relish the mighty position. Amidst ...

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Favorites to lift the cup

Four years have flown by in a jiffy and nations are set to collide once again in a battle for the ultimate cricketing honor, the prestigious ICC Cricket ‘World Cup’. The stakes are much higher this time for the nation that finishes on top of the pile and every side will look to feature their best X1in the conquest for ...

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ICC 2015 World Cup team preview – South Africa

By Arjun Prasad Ever since the heartbreaking semi final loss at the hands of Australia in the 1999 World Cup, South African cricket has been forced to live with the ‘chokers’ tag. Despite having world class players in their ranks, the Proteas have often failed the final hurdle in high profile tournaments. This time however, they are a force to ...

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Miss World 2014 Winner South Africa’s Rolene Strauss

South Africa’s Rolene Strauss has won the coveted Miss World 2014 crown at a glittering ceremony held in London and Hungary’s beauty Edina KULCSÁR came second, while Miss USA Elizabeth Safrit was in third position. Rolene Strauss, 22, of South Africa is a medical student. “South Africa is celebrating 20 years of democracy this year and I am a proud, born free citizen,” she ...

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Prosecution appeal against Pistorius verdict accepted, case moves to Supreme Court

The Pretoria High Court judge who sentenced South African athlete Oscar Pistorius to five years in prison for killing his girlfriend accepted on Wednesday an appeal submitted by the prosecution against the verdict. Judge Thokozile Masipa asked the Supreme Court of Appeals in Bloemfontein to assess whether she was mistaken in determining that Pistorius did not intentionally shoot his girlfriend, ...

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Virus Losing Virility, Slows Down Ability to Cause AIDS

The rapid evolution of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and widespread access to antiretroviral therapy are slowing down the ability of the virus to cause AIDS, finds a study which involved over 2,000 women in Africa. “Factors that influence the virulence of HIV are of direct relevance to ongoing efforts to contain, and ultimately eradicate, the HIV epidemic,” researchers from University ...

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Secretary Culture Launches Logo, Posters and Webpage for Festival of India in South Africa

Secretary, Ministry of Culture Shri Ravindra Singh here today launched the logo, posters and webpage for the Festival of India in South Africa which will be celebrated from 18th July 2014 to 31st August 2014. Speaking on the occasion, Shri Ravindra Singh said that India enjoys close and cordial relations with South Africa and that India’s links with the struggle for ...

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South Africa’s Jacob Zuma Begins Second Innings as President

South African President Jacob Zuma was sworn in on Saturday for his second term of five years at a ceremony attended by hundreds of foreign dignitaries. Born Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma on 12 April 1942, the man who succeeded anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela, belongs to KwaNxamalala in Nkandla, northern KwaZulu-Natal. His early political consciousness was shaped by his cousin Muntukabongwa Zuma, ...

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