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Shiba Inu crypto falls from record after Musk damps speculation

25 Oct 2021 /  Joanna Ossinger, Bloomberg  
It was founded in 2020 by an anonymous person going by the name Ryoshi.

Pass rates for school leavers in South Africa are failing students and universities

24 Oct 2021 /  Dr. Zamokuhle Mbandlwa   4
South Africa’s current basic education system and the grading standard produce poor academic outcomes.

Britons swap cheaper wines for higher quality Australian product

24 Oct 2021 /  Sybilla Gross, Bloomberg   1
That’s important, as sales to China plunge in the wake of Beijing’s trade reprisals.

Eskom cuts power supplies due to plant breakdowns

24 Oct 2021 /  Felix Njini, Bloomberg   2
'The load shedding has been caused by breakdowns, numerous trips at various power stations as well as delays in returning units to service,' Eskom said.

Nigeria to launch digital currency Monday to enhance payments

24 Oct 2021 /  Emele Onu, Bloomberg   1
The eNaira, which took several years to develop, will 'make financial transactions easier and seamless for every strata of the society,' the Central Bank of Nigeria said.

Namibia to suspend use of Russian Covid-19 vaccine – ministry

24 Oct 2021 /  Nyasha Nyaungwa and Polina Devitt, Reuters   1
Days after the drugs regulator in neighbouring South Africa flagged concerns about its safety for people at risk of HIV.

Southern African bloc says Eswatini king open to dialogue after protests

24 Oct 2021 /  Lunga Masuku, Reuters  
The monarch plans to convene a meeting where people can express their grievances, a representative of the king told the state broadcaster.

iPod creator sees Apple tackling another new hardware category

24 Oct 2021 /  Bloomberg  
Apple has been working on car technology and augmented-reality of those categories could be its 'next big thing.'

Walmart shoppers can now buy bitcoin at 200 kiosks in its stores

24 Oct 2021 /  Brendan Case and Vildana Hajric, Bloomberg  
'Walmart expands Bitcoin access to more people, though, and gives it further legitimacy among skeptics, should they roll it out beyond an initial pilot.'

ANC unlikely to win Johannesburg majority

23 Oct 2021 /  Felix Njini, Bloomberg   5
The ANC’s support in Johannesburg could fall to 41% if half of eligible voters turn out for the November 1 elections.

Tesla shares reach new heights as earnings supercharge rally

23 Oct 2021 /  Esha Dey, Bloomberg   1
The trailblazing electric-vehicle maker is up nearly 28% this year now, ahead of S&P 500 Index’s 21% advance.

COP aims to end coal, but the world is still addicted

23 Oct 2021 /  Thomas Biesheuvel and Samuel Dodge, Bloomberg   1
Never in human history has a ton of coal cost more.

SA will move on rates if inflation persists, Kganyago says

23 Oct 2021 /  Prinesha Naidoo and Francine Lacqua, Bloomberg  
'Should that be a risk that the rise in inflation is persistent and not transitory, there is no question that policy will have to adjust,' he said.

Zimbabwe forms crisis team to ease 10-kilometer queues at border

22 Oct 2021 /  Ray Ndlovu, Bloomberg   7
Which is undergoing a $300 million revamp.

SA to develop $500m green investment plan

22 Oct 2021 /  Paul Burkhardt, Bloomberg   1
Representing a fraction of what’s needed, to fund its energy transition away from coal.

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