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A Container Ship Is Sailing Through the Arctic for the First Time - Popular Mechanics

Explorers and navigators have long searched for a way to move ships through the Arctic Circle as find a faster way to move goods between the Atlantic …

Arctic Circle

South African schools will soon get these 3 new subject options

The department of education has outlined some of the newest subjects heading to the South African curriculum.

North Africa

How stable is SA’s banking system?

Credit rating agency Moody’s Investors Service last week changed its outlook on the South African banking system from negative to stable, citing the …

The City

More opportunities to be created in Canada for parents and grandparent visas

Canada has pledged to increase the number of visas available for parents and grandparents wishing to move to the country to live with their families. …


SA has lost 96 million abalone to poaching since 2000 - new report

Researchers believe the only way to protect the species from going extinct, and not lose the income legally fished abalone generates, is …

Southern Africa

Here’s how South Africa’s crime rate compares to actual warzones

During his presentation of the annual crime statistics on Tuesday (11 September), police minister Bheki Cele said that a surge in murders has turned …

South Africa

As other European countries apologise for their colonial past, Portugal plans to celebrate theirs

News that Portugal is planning to build a museum in Lisbon dedicated to the country’s colonial past has been met with criticism from many …


New report gives you 102 reasons why you should be worried about the NHI

The Institute of Race Relations (IRR) says that while the South African government's push to implement a policy of National Health Insurance (NHI) to …

Health Care

50 epic photos from Oktoberfest prove it's one of the most misunderstood celebrations in the world

When you think of Oktoberfest, you're probably thinking about three things: Germany, lederhosen, and beer.<p>Whether you've actually been in Munich for the festivities or you've taken part elsewhere around the world, you know it's essentially one giant party.<p>It's also been commercialized over the …


Finally, a Cylindrical Smartphone - Popular Mechanics

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Rand gains after dollar’s tariff falter

The rand gained early on Tuesday as broad dollar weakness supported investor appetite for riskier assets after Washington imposing additional tariffs …

Trade War

Number of EU citizens moving to the UK at lowest level since 2012

The number of people moving to live and work in the UK has fallen to the lowest level since 2012, official statistics show. But there were still …

Human Geography

The Brexit price squeeze is back as UK inflation unexpectedly jumps for a second month

Inflation in the UK unexpectedly jumped for a second consecutive month in August, surprising forecasters who had expected the rate of price increases to fall.<p>The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said on Wednesday that consumer price inflation (CPI), the most watched measure of UK inflation, …

Consumer Price Index

Australia's anthem: Why the words 'young and free' sparked protests

<b>On Wednesday, a nine-year-old girl reignited debate about Australia's national anthem by explaining why she had refused to rise for it at a school assembly.</b><p>Harper Nielsen, from Brisbane, argued the lyrics of "Advance Australia Fair" disregarded the country's indigenous history.<p>That led some …

News Corp

The chef using 60,000-year-old recipes

<b>A Scottish-born chef has won an international culinary prize by using ingredients and cooking techniques learned from indigenous Australian people.</b><p>Jock Zonfrillo has visited hundreds of remote communities in Australia to understand the origins of ingredients and their cultural significance.<p>The …



Pronounced ba-boor-tea, the national dish of South Africa is a delicious mixture of curried meat and fruit with a creamy golden topping, not …


Why are people moving to Mauritius from South Africa

Mauritius is reporting a dramatic increase in the number of expats moving to the country after the Mauritian government relaxed the rules over …

South Africa

Disappearing airtime in South Africa is still real – here is the proof

MyBroadband performed tests on Vodacom, MTN, Cell C, and Telkom, which showed disappearing airtime on one operator.

The 5 biggest things South Africans are cutting back on to save money

These are the biggest ways South Africans say they are cutting bac, to help ease rising costs.

Sub-Saharan Africa

8 Must-see South African movies and why they’re worth a watch

We all love a good Hollywood blockbuster, but let’s be honest - we can only pretend that yellow taxis, three-month-long summer holidays and a …

Film Festivals

The top cities for expat coffee lovers

Many people take their coffee very seriously and can’t start their day without a cup (or two) of quality coffee. The cities on this list each define …


SA Rhino Poaching Film Stroop Selected to Open European Film Festival - SAPeople - Your Worldwide South African Community

South African rhino poaching documentary, STROOP, has been selected as the opening night screening for an international film festival in Germany, …

Film Festivals

These are the most in-demand job skills in South Africa right now

Jobs portal CareerJunction has released its latest index for July 2018, showing which jobs and skills are most in-demand across South Africa right …


Hippo Takes a Dip in KZN Ocean, South Africa

You never know who you’ll bump into on the beach! iSimangaliso Wetland Park posted these two surprising photos last night after their Infrastructure …

South Africa

This Robot Helped Uncover the Flying Secrets of Fruit Flies

The post This Robot Helped Uncover the Flying Secrets of Fruit Flies appeared first on Popular Mechanics.


USA updates travel warning for South Africa

The US state department has updated its travel advisory for citizens travelling to South Africa.

South Africa

‘Fake food’ in South Africa: myths, misinformation and not enough data

<i>Originally published by Jane Battersby and Gareth Haysom for The Conversation.</i> <i>Owners of small shops in South Africa – in most cases foreigners – have</i> …

South Africa

This Simple Musical Instrument Can Detect Poison

The post This Simple Musical Instrument Can Detect Poison appeared first on Popular Mechanics.

University of California

South Africa Welcomes Precious Quintuplets, 3rd Set Since 1994 - SAPeople - Your Worldwide South African Community

A set of quintuplets has been safely delivered in South Africa, only the third set since 1994! The Buthelezi babies were born at Clinix Botshelong …

South Africa

A look at Pretoria’s new ‘beach’ – on the edges of the first clear-water lagoon in South Africa

Balwin Properties’ new development, The Blyde officially opened on 8 September 2018 in Pretoria, launching the first clear-water lagoon in …

South Africa