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Johnson & Johnson and the Covax see Africa meet 60% vaccine target – Report

Johnson & Johnson and the Covax see Africa meet 60% vaccine target – Report

If Johnson & Johnson and the Covax Covid-19 vaccine-sharing initiative meet their commitments then Africa and Caribbean nations could meet a target of inoculating about 800 million people, the head of the African Union’s vaccine-acquisition drive said. Caricom, a grouping of 15 Caribbean nations, has been given access to the Africa Vaccine Acquisition Task Team,...

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Sun International Appointed Sam Sithole as Chairman

Sun International Appointed Sam Sithole as Chairman

Gaming and hospitality group Sun International has appointed Sam Sithole as its new non-executive chairman. Commenting on the appointment, Sun International CEO Anthony Leeming said: “Sam Sithole’s history with the company has given him valuable knowledge and insight, and his more than 20 years of experience in finance and investment will serve us well. The...

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ANC Reject Political Solution for Jacob Zuma to Avoid Jail – Report

ANC Reject Political Solution for Jacob Zuma to Avoid Jail – Report

It’s understood the African National Congress (ANC)’s national executive committee (NEC) has rejected calls from within for a political solution to former President Jacob Zuma’s legal battles. The NEC is also said to have called for Zuma allies who addressed the illegal gathering outside his home to face disciplinary processes. The party held a special...

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Dis-Chem Launch 60-minute Delivery Service, DeliverD

Dis-Chem Launch 60-minute Delivery Service, DeliverD

Dis-Chem has joined the delivery service party as it launched DeliverD. According to Business Insider SA, The South African Pharmacy and beauty retailer Dis-Chem has has a new 60-minute delivery service, DeliverD, the fourth such on-demand delivery offering by a major retailer since Checkers first launched its Sixty60 app in November 2019. The retailer plans...

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Gap will Close its 81 stores in UK and Move the Business Online

Gap will Close its 81 stores in UK and Move the Business Online

Clothing company Gap will close its 81 stores in Britain and Ireland by September but remain online there as it becomes a “digital first business”, the retailer said. Gap also said it had potential buyers for its outlets in France and Italy. The move comes as the coronavirus pandemic and lockdowns have pummelled brick-and-mortar businesses...

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SA Former President Jacob Zuma Disregard the Rule of Law

SA Former President Jacob Zuma Disregard the Rule of Law

Political theatre and drama continues at Jacob Zuma’s homestead in Nkandla, KwaZulu Natal. South Africa’s ex-president Jacob Zuma lashed out on Sunday at the judges who this week gave him a 15-month jail term for absconding from a corruption inquiry, comparing them to the white minority apartheid rulers he once fought. Zuma spoke at his...

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Financial Journalist and Broadcaster Fifi Peters Joins Moneyweb Radio

Financial Journalist and Broadcaster Fifi Peters Joins Moneyweb Radio

Financial journalist and broadcaster Fifi Peters is the new host of SAfm Market Update with Moneyweb. Peters is an alumnus of the Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa Financial Journalism training programme and holds a degree in economics and journalism from Rhodes University, including qualifications from the SA Institute of Financial Journalism and London School of Economics....

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Universities will Move Online amid Level 4 Lockdown Restriction – Education Minister

Universities will Move Online amid Level 4 Lockdown Restriction – Education Minister

Minister of Higher Education Blade Nzimande said universities across South Africa would not officially close, but all face-to-face teaching and exams must be postponed for the next two-weeks. The minster on Wednesday announced measures adopted in the higher education sector under the adjusted level 4 lockdown regulations on student accommodation, academic classes and graduation ceremonies...

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Independent Political Analysis on Former President Zuma’s Contempt of Court Case

Independent Political Analysis on Former President Zuma’s Contempt of Court Case

The Constitutional Court on Tuesday handed down judgment in former President Jacob Zuma’s contempt of court case. It said he was in contempt of court when he failed to appear and participate at the state capture inquiry. Here’s some analysis from two independent political analyst Judith February and Ralph Mathekga! Political analyst February said Zuma...