South Africa's Liberty Holdings suffers cyber attack

South Africa's Liberty Holdings suffers cyber attack

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – The Chief Executive of South African insurer Liberty Holdings said its customers did not appear to have suffered any financial losses after the company reported earlier on Sunday that it had become the victim of a cyber attack. FILE PHOTO: A man holds a laptop computer as cyber code is projected on […]

South Africa's cash-in-transit heists: A national emergency?

South Africa's cash-in-transit heists: A national emergency?

Image copyright SAPS Image caption Commercial-grade explosives have been used in several robberies The shaky footage could come from a film: men standing on the grassy verge wielding AK-47s, bombs exploding, and the sound of gunfire. But this is not the latest action blockbuster. This is a small South African town in the middle of […]

South Africa proposes 5% black ownership in mining in mining firms

South Africa proposes 5% black ownership in mining in mining firms

South Africa plans to raise black ownership at permit-holding mining companies to 30 percent from 26 percent within five years, the latest draft of a hotly-contested new industry charter showed on Friday. The government and miners had been at loggerheads over a previous version of the charter, which the Chamber of Mines industry body slammed […]

Howard's volleyball team traveled to Africa. Here's what they did there.

Howard's volleyball team traveled to Africa. Here's what they did there.

Children played at a volleyball skills clinic in Botswana organized in May by Howard University’s women’s volleyball team, which traveled to that nation and Zimbabwe. (Howard University Athletic Department) Courtney Dalton can remember that first volleyball training clinic in Africa so clearly. She can recall the way the children who took part reacted to Howard […]

Wage protests threaten South Africa power supply

Wage protests threaten South Africa power supply

About 1,000 union members picketed Eskom’s headquarters on Thursday in a wage dispute that threatens the cash-strapped South African utility’s ability to deliver power. There have been no reports of outages in Africa’s most industrialised economy, but Eskom said that some plants had cut output, with shortages more likely now during peak winter demand. Threats […]

Let's hear it loud and proud for Africa's hopefuls

Let's hear it loud and proud for Africa's hopefuls

Africa has a proud and colourful record of performances that have captured the global imagination at the World Cup. As the 2018 tournament kicks off in Russia on Thursday‚ Times Select breaks down the chances of the five African teams on the stage of the Theatre of Dreams. We look at the coaches‚ the players […]

Google AI expands to Africa with new research center in Ghana

Google AI expands to Africa with new research center in Ghana

Google has repeatedly emphasized that technology and now artificial intelligence is a great democratizing force and has worked to make it widely available. The company has similarly increased its presence in Africa with optimized products, grants, and by supporting developers. The two efforts are combining with the latest Google AI Center opening in Accra, Ghana. […]

Letter from Africa: Why has Nigeria rejected paternity leave?

Letter from Africa: Why has Nigeria rejected paternity leave?

Image copyright Wayne Djokoto/Nappy.co Image caption Nigerian lawmakers have rejected legislation for paternity leave In our series of letters from African journalists, Nigerian novelist Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani writes about the strong opposition to paternity leave in Nigeria. For a change, it’s Nigerian men at the receiving end of outlandish deliberations by our nation’s lawmakers. We, […]

England v South Africa: second women's ODI – live!

England v South Africa: second women's ODI – live!

8.11am EDT08:11 2nd: England 13-0 (Jones 3, Beaumont 9) Jones turns the strike over first ball from Kapp’s day – gliding to third man – then Beaumont does the same when clipping to square leg. Good running, good start. Better to finish, locating Jones’ inside edge that isn’t far away from the stumps on the […]

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