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Free Fun Things To Do In Pretoria For Under R100: The 11th Cheapest City In The World

The city of Tshwane was recently named the 11th cheapest city in the world by the Telegraph for 2017 (Joburg came in at 16th). Known for much more …

Travel

10 visa-free holiday destinations for South Africans

If you’re thinking of flying abroad this year and are short on ideas, you may want to consider a destination that gives you a little less hassle by …

Companies use kidnap insurance to guard against ransomware attacks

NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) - Companies without cyber insurance are dusting off policies covering kidnap, ransom and extortion in the world's political hotspots to recoup losses caused by ransomware viruses such as "WannaCry", insurers say.<p>Cyber insurance can be expensive to buy and is not widely …

This Is How Autonomous Driving Systems Will Affect Your Car Insurance

Google started their journey towards creating a fully autonomous vehicle in 2009 and since then other car manufacturers, including some tech …

Car Insurance

Insurance in Africa

Today, in the African context, we have the financial and technological tools at our disposal to save farming families from losing their income when …

17 Books Everyone Should Read, According to Bill Gates

While Bill Gates has a schedule that’s planned down to the minute, the entrepreneur-turned-billionaire-humanitarian still gobbles up about a book a …

Books

The 23 cities with the best quality of life in the world

The ranking is one of the most comprehensive of its kind and is carried out annually to help multinational companies and other employers to compensate employees fairly when placing them on international assignments, according to Mercer.<p>London and New York do not make it anywhere near the top of the …

The rigging of the rand — how they did it

20 Commonly Misused Phrases (and How to Use Them Correctly)

When you hear someone using grammar incorrectly do you make an assumption about his or her intelligence or education? There’s no doubt that words are …

Language

13 Things You Should Give Up If You Want To Be Successful

”Somebody once told me the definition of hell:<p><i>“On your last day on earth, the person you became will meet the person you could have</i> …

Motivation

The French government created an algorithm that ranks the world's best restaurants — here are the top 23

La Liste, which was released in December 2016, is run by former French foreign minister and current Deputy Chairman of the country's Tourism Promotion Board Philippe Faure. According to its website, it is "an algorithm-based aggregator of food guides and reviews, crafting the perfect ranking of the …

16 Affordable Places To Go If You’re Young, Broke And Want To Travel The World

By Starpulse.com July 21, 2017<p>Like Starpulse on Facebook<p>13. Bali, Indonesia<p>twitter<p><b>Bali is an island province of Indonesia and a popular tourist</b> …

Palawan

The 12 most controversial facts in mathematics

The following 12 simple math problems prove outstandingly controversial among students of math, but are nonetheless facts.<p>They're paradoxes and idiosyncrasies of probability. And they're guaranteed to start an argument or two.<p>If you're looking for a mathematical way to impress your friends and …

Coconut, mango and pineapple smoothies

• 3 cups Vanilla yoghurt<br>• 3 cups Fresh mango, peeled and sliced<br>• 3 cups Pineapple, peeled, core removed and chopped<br>• To serve fresh mint leaves<br>• to serve fresh …

The 11 best books for beginning investors

Both Warren Buffett (who used to read 1,000 pages a day when he was starting out) and Charlie Munger (who often advises young investors to "develop into a lifelong self-learners through voracious reading") credit their habit of reading as a major contributor to their success. Ben Graham was an even …

Mobile drought insurance to protect Africa's farmers

<b>A mobile insurance scheme to help small-scale farmers in Kenya ensure their agricultural produce against drought and other natural disasters is spreading to other parts of Africa, as Neil Ford explains.</b><p>A greater proportion of sub-Saharan Africans work in agriculture than anywhere else on the planet …

Top 10 Factory Shops in Johannesburg

Everyone loves a good factory shop trawl and nothing beats the buzz of getting your favourite brands at crazy reduced prices. But tracking down the …

Employers in Sweden introduce six-hour work day

Some companies in Sweden are moving to a six-hour working day in a bid to increase productivity and make people happier.<p>Employers across the country …

curious-journalist-s-guide-to-data: This book, by Jonathan Stray, is about using data in journalism. But it’s not a particularly practical book. Instead it’s for the curious, for those who wonder about the deep ideas that hold everything together.

'Time-Outs' Are Hurting Your Child

Time-out is the most popular discipline technique used by parents and the one most often recommended by pediatricians and child development experts. …

Parenting

Pope Francis' hand of friendship to Jews

<b>Pope Francis, following in the historic footsteps of his predecessors, will cross the river Tiber to Rome's Synagogue, the Grand Temple, on the opposite bank of the river Tiber to the Vatican on Sunday.</b><p>The building dates back to 1870, when Italy became a united country for the first time since the …

30 Books to Help Further Your Career

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Women's Health

Books That Changed My Mind This Year: CEO Selections

A good book will make you think; a really good book will change the way you do it. <i>Fortune</i> asked 18 CEOs, luminaries, and rising stars to name the one …

The 4 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read This Year

Guest Writer<p>Co-founder and CEO of Codeship<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As an entrepreneur, I’ve made it a point to use all resources available to me to make sure I’m running my company to the best of my ability and considering all perspectives. Of course, this …

Entrepreneurship

Here's How the Most Powerful Tech CEOs Stay So Productive

Your inbox has more email than a Nigerian spam ring. Your deadlines are stacking up like a rush hour car wreck. You have more meetings than a track …

Silicon Valley

The worst might be over for oil

Hedge funds are taking their most bullish position on crude oil prices in two months. New data from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission shows that net-long positions on crude oil increased by 14,821 contracts, reaching a two-month high of 147,678 positions.<p>These swings in investor sentiment …

US pharmaceutical company defends 5,000% price increase

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1195000/1195251_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524629439_3e97a50a402767138d651b53f573315e<p><b>The head of a US pharmaceutical company has defended his company's decision to raise the price of a 62-year-old medication used by Aids patients by</b> …

New human-like species discovered in S Africa

<b>Scientists have discovered a new human-like species in a burial chamber deep in a cave system in South Africa.</b><p>The discovery of 15 partial skeletons is the largest single discovery of its type in Africa.<p>The researchers claim that the discovery will change ideas about our human ancestors.<p>The studies …

South African team may have solved solar puzzle even Google couldn't crack

Pioneering technology to deliver the cheapest, small-scale concentrated solar power plants in the world could revolutionise the renewable energy market<p>It is a problem that has so far stumped even Google’s brainy engineers – how to generate cheap solar electricity using a small-scale array of …

Renewable Energy