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TOURISM MINISTER SUPPORTS HAJJ BOOK

MEDIA STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday 24 October 2016 TOURISM MINISTER SUPPORTS HAJJ BOOK #AbramjeeOnHajj coffee table book launches Tourism Minister, Derek Hanekom, says the publication of a coffee table book on Hajj by a South African, “captures the heart and soul” of the annual Muslim pilgrimage. Hanekom was speaking at the launch of the […]

Facebook launches a Craigslist competitor

San Francisco – Facebook is releasing a feature called Marketplace that will let users post items for sale and shop for things to buy, like they can on Craigslist. The world’s largest social media company is betting that the collective memory of the internet is rather short. Facebook started a similar service – also called […]

FNB ordered to withdraw Steve ads

“The potential harm in the current matter lies in the possibility that children could interpret the advertising to effectively condone ridiculing anybody named Steve merely because of their name,” the authority said in a statement. It said about 20 complaints were lodged against FNB’s ‘Steve’ campaign which was broadcast on radio and television, and printed […]

Nestle hiring 1 000 robots as clerks

The first batch of the robots – a chatty humanoid called Pepper – will report to work by the end of this year at outlets that sell coffee capsules and home espresso machines. “From December, they will start selling coffee machines for us at big retail stores,” said Nestle Japan spokeswoman Miki Kano. “We are […]

A tweet posted by singer Steve Hofmeyr on Twitter that black people were the architects of apartheid has caused a stir on social media.

In the reaction that followed Hofmeyr was accused of being racist, stupid, and a peddler of ignorance. He also had to hand back a sponsored vehicle. Journalist Mandy de Waal, in a post on www.ThoughtLeader.co.za, explained how Hofmeyr had defied medical science. “Neuroscientists at Groote Schuur, Cape Town’s premier academic hospital, today admitted that they […]

Apple Again Tops Interbrand’s Best Global Brands Listing

Interbrand describes itself as the world’s largest brand consultancy and there’s no reason to doubt that, given its global network of dozens of offices and a client list that includes the kind of brands you can only dream of. Being such a massive enterprise it has the resources to generate analysis on the state of […]