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Chatbots: The solution to SA’s service delivery woes?

– – Finance Minister Tito Mboweni recently said that communities and businesses are becoming increasingly intolerant of municipalities that can neither deliver basic services nor conduct their administration effectively. With lack of employee capacity being one of the root causes of poor service delivery, Kyle Oosthuizen, Chief Operating Officer at Blue Robot, believes that chatbots could be a solution. He says: “Chatbots offer municipalities a way to service more people faster, more efficiently and more cost-effectively.  Anyone who has ever had to apply for anything from a municipal or government department…

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37-year-old South African woman gives birth to 10 babies

– – A South African woman has set a new record by giving birth to 10 babies at a go on Monday night in Pretoria. Gosiame Thamara Sithole, 37 thus sets a new Guinness World Record held by Malian Halima Cissé, who gave birth to nine children in Morocco last month. Sithole gave birth to her decuplets, two more than doctors had earlier detected during the medical scans. Sithole, who has six-year-old twins, said that her pregnancy was natural and wasn’t on fertility treatment. Her husband Teboho Tsotetsi told IOL…

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South African film My Octopus Teacher wins Oscar

– – A South African documentary My Octopus Teacher has won an Oscar for Best Documentary. The film beat four other documentaries to win the award on Sunday evening. The documentary tells the story of a friendship that developed between a diver and an octopus in South Africa. The film followed South African free diver Craig Foster as he tracked a young octopus in her den in a kelp forest off the coast of Cape Town for nearly a year. The film also won a British Academy Film Award –…

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100 Most Influential Young South Africans for 2020

– – As part of its annual programme to celebrate and acclaim South Africa’s outstanding youth, leading PR and Rating firm Avance Media has published the fifth edition of its annual 100 Most Influential Young South Africans ranking. This list which is focused on revealing the most-hardworking youth features individuals who stood tall in their businesses and careers amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Putting assortment into deliberation, the list ranks young individuals from diverse industries and sectors including Activists, Speakers, Entrepreneurs, Musicians, Media Personalities, and Politicians. Some of the prominent individuals…

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South Africa’s Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini buried

– – South Africa’s Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini who died this month at the age of 72 has been buried at a private ceremony on Thursday in KwaZulu-Natal He died after staying in hospital for weeks due to a problem with his blood glucose levels. His health took a turn for the worst, the royal house said leading to his death. Many mourners have visited the palace to pay their respect ahead of his burial. His funeral has been relatively low-key due to the coronavirus pandemic. South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa…

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6 best forex traders in South Africa and how they achieved it

– – Forex trading is one of the most profitable businesses. Individuals who find success in currencies grow their fortune in a reap and bounds. That notwithstanding, some people still do not believe you can make a fortune trading forex. Well, South Africa is one of the countries that have notable names of great forex traders. These individuals boast of massive success in forex trading, especially in Africa. If you still doubt that forex trading is profitable, below are the best forex traders who have made it in life. Without…

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South Africa’s Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini dies aged 72

– – South Africa’s popular AmaZulu King Goodwill Zwelithini has died aged 72, according to the royal house. He died on Friday morning after staying in hospital for weeks due to a problem with his blood glucose levels. His health took a turn for the worst, the royal house said leading to his death in the early hours of Friday morning. “On behalf of the Royal Family, we thank the nation for your continued prayers and support in this most difficult time,” a statement from the house read. He was born…

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South Africa: Man killed after police shot into student protesters

– – One man has been killed during a protest by students at the University of Witwatersrand on Wednesday. South African police had fired rubber bullets and stun grenades to disperse the protesters who are demanding changes to registration and financial aid policies. The man killed wasn’t a student, according to officials. The man was caught in the crossfire right after being treated by at the My Clinic health facility. Tebogo Sedibe, a doctor at the My Clinic health facility in Braamfontein recalled how he tried to save the 35-year-old…

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Refilwe Ledwaba: SA’s first female black helicopter pilot

– – Refilwe Ledwaba was training as a cabin crew just to enable her secure a source of income to pay off her student loan. But that job fast became a stepping stone helping her reach even higher heights in South Africa. Although she felt more at home in the cockpit, Ledwaba says her colleagues encouraged her to become a pilot. One of her friends, a pilot himself, offered to train her for free if she can cover the cost of the fuel. In 2005, Ledwaba finally got the chance…

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Rwandan opposition activist shot dead in South Africa

– – A Rwandan opposition activist Seif Bamporiki has been shot dead in Cape Town, South Africa. Local media reported that he was shot and killed while delivering furniture to a client on Sunday. The businessman, according to reports had arrived to make delivery only for the gunman to fire a single shot through his window. A supposed customer that led him to the Nyanga township for the delivery left him for 15 minutes when he was shot. The activist’s belongings, including cellphones, were taken, according to reports. – –…

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