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5 ways to make a fellow driver’s day
There’s something about driving that can make even the mellowest among us see red. Whether it’s because we have been cut off in traffic, have not been let into a lane you desperately need to get into, or have been overtaken by someone driving way over the speed limit, we have all had moments where we have leaned on the hooter, flashed our lights, or screamed at another driver. 5 Apr 2024 Read more

Addressing South Africa’s water scarcity is everyone’s responsibility
South Africa is one of the driest countries on the planet, with an average of just 464mm of rain annually (compared to a global average of 786mm). The climate catastrophe is only exacerbating this scarcity too. Within the last six years, two major South African metropoles have come close to “Day Zero” scenarios where the taps would have run completely dry. 22 Mar 2024 Read more

Beyond booze: How zero-alcohol drinks went from niche to mainstream
There was a time, not too long ago when your choices were extremely limited if you were going to a bar, restaurant, or party and you wanted a sophisticated non-alcoholic drink. You could order a lime and tonic, ask for a soft drink in a glass, or hope that the establishment you were at had at least one non-alcoholic cocktail (also known as a mocktail) that wasn’t too sweet and packed with calories. 15 Mar 2024 Read more

Imagine if AI wore lipstick: A leap towards inclusive innovation
I believe that technology mirrors life in its diversity and vibrancy. Take something as simple as choosing a lipstick colour - it’s a personal expression. How often have you chosen a shade of lipstick that represents more than your style but your stance against the norm? Now, imagine AI as an extension of that choice. It's not just about technology; it's about redefining the boundaries of what's possible, challenging the norms, and expanding our understanding of intelligence. 8 Mar 2024 Read more

World Wildlife Day, 3 March: Anyone can join the fight to save Africa’s wildlife
World Wildlife Day is an annual event observed on 3 March that aims to raise awareness about the world's wild animals and plants and the need to protect them. If you live in a city far from natural wildlife, you can still be a part of celebrating and acknowledging this special day. Here are a few ways how. 1 Mar 2024 Read more

Huawei underlines the importance of Solar Smart PV energy storage and safety at Residential Luna 2.0 launch
Huawei, the leading global vendor of digital power products and solutions, underlined the importance of energy storage and safety for residential Solar PV systems during the launch of its Fusionsolar Residential Luna 2.0 Smart PV solution into the South African market. The launch, which took place in Sandton, highlighted the growing importance of residential solar PV in addressing South Africa’s energy needs, while also showcasing its superior safety measures and their importance. 21 Feb 2024 Read more

Pretoria property – A capital investment
Pretoria has come into its own as a highly sought-after city to live in. Let’s take a look at the reasons behind this purple patch for the scenic Jacaranda City. 5 Feb 2024 Read more

Huawei honours ICT instructors and students from high performing academic institutions
More than 42 excellent students and lecturers affiliated with the Huawei ICT Academy programme in South Africa were honoured for their outstanding achievements in 2023 at the annual Huawei ICT Academy Awards Ceremony, held in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg. 19 Dec 2023 Read more

Huawei's 2023 ICT Job Fair: Nurturing ICT talent
In late November, 40 skilled young graduates who’ve taken part in Huawei’s ICT Academy, got the invaluable opportunity to put themselves forward to prospective employers at Huawei’s annual ICT Talent Job Fair. 11 Dec 2023 Read more

Curb the cost of bad credit
It's Black Friday this month and that means it's tempting to spend on seemingly great discounts. But bear in mind that overspending and buying on credit could harm your credit score, and this could impact your financial future. Bradd Bendall, BetterBond head of sales, has the following advice to help you maintain a healthy credit score. 17 Nov 2023 Read more

Connecting cultures: Amapiano, from South Africa to the world...
Over the past few years, the global music landscape has witnessed a transformative cultural exchange, thanks to the rise of Amapiano, a uniquely South African sound, that has captivated audiences worldwide. Born on the streets of Johannesburg and Pretoria's townships in the late 2010s, Amapiano, characterised by its blend of various musical elements, including house music, jazz, kwaito, and other African influences, has become nothing short of a global phenomenon. 27 Sep 2023 Read more

Young, female and breaking barriers in ICT
Today's blend of young women is breaking barriers. They are not holding back on taking up careers in industries and fields that are traditionally male-dominated. In technology, in particular, many young women are blazing the trail set alight by global tech leaders like former META COO and author of the book Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg. 31 Aug 2023 Read more

Huawei ICT competition winners ride a wave of success
Members of the South African team which took a top spot in the 2022-2023 Huawei Global ICT Competition held in Shenzhen, China recently are still riding high following their success. The two University of KwaZulu Natal graduates, Lutho Sigidi and Nqubeko Asanda Shabalala and University of Johannesburg graduate Terry-Anne Fredericks have all been employed by Huawei and, recently were singled out for praise by South Africa's president Cyril Ramaphosa when he visited the Huawei Campus. 31 Aug 2023 Read more

Gwyneth Paltrow invites goop-ies for an Airbnb stay at her Montecito home
Loneliness is a human condition, but in the past few years, increased isolation has made our lives even more fragmented. 11 Aug 2023 Read more

Protecting Paradise
Biodiversity is the lifeblood of our planet, supporting all forms of life. From the air we breathe to the food we eat, ecosystems teeming with animals, plants, and microorganisms provide us with essential services. Nature holds immense value, and while we may instinctively appreciate some aspects of biodiversity more than others, all of them are important. 15 Jun 2023 Read more

Huawei supports Digital Council Africa's skills development for SA women in fibre optic technology
Huawei South Africa has lent its support to a pioneering fibre optic technologies skills training programme targeting young women from three Johannesburg townships. The cohort of 19 selected participants, who all have a background in maths and science, spent a day at Huawei's flagship Customer Solutions Innovation Centre in Woodmead, Johannesburg. 10 May 2023 Read more

Introducing Airbnb Rooms, an all-new take on the original Airbnb
Plus over 50 new features and upgrades based on feedback from our community, including total price display, transparent checkout instructions, improved maps, redesigned wishlists, and more. 5 May 2023 Read more

22-year-old Rumaanah Khan is blazing a trail for women in Stem
As the world celebrates International Girls in ICT Day on 27 April, it's important to put the spotlight on those young women who are building ICT careers for themselves even in the face of major challenges. One such young woman is 22-year-old Rumaanah Khan who, having spent her life striving for excellence and working to make her close-knit family proud, is now reaping the rewards of hard work and making the most of the opportunities made available to her. 28 Apr 2023 Read more

MiWay Blink partners with innovative podcast
As Gen Z comes of age, experts are stating that this generation of consumers are poised to become the largest consumer demographic in history. With their unique take on business, lifestyle, culture and personal finance, companies need to expand their customer engagement strategy to tap into Gen Z's zeitgeist to successfully engage with them. 14 Apr 2023 Read more

Victoria Falls: Where angels gaze and moonbows hide
"Victoria Falls is more than a destination. It's an experience." 10 Mar 2023 Read more


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