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World Obesity Day highlights the links between meals and mood

As we mark World Obesity Day on 4 March, during the Covid-19 pandemic, the link between weight and mental health has never been more pressing. Food and mood have long gone hand in hand, or rather mind to mouth, but more so in the past year. During lockdowns many of us found comfort in baking,...

Openserve continues to transform broadband access in South Africa

During the peak period of the pandemic, Openserve doubled speeds for free on its network, introduced symmetrical speeds to its fibre portfolio and increased sync profiles. Openserve also offered numerous incentives, including discounted or free installations. It launched and enhanced its various offerings to provide customers with affordable internet connectivity options through its Openserve Fibre...

Add more to your mobile banking experience

Standard Bank is elevating its mobile banking experience with the launch of a new Add-on Store on its banking app.  The new offering gives customers the ability to choose from a host of banking products and services, in the form of widgets, called add-ons, which are now available for download within the app.  The Add-on...

The middle class needs to up its life and disability cover

South Africa’s social security system is aimed to assist the most indigent in society and is of no benefit to the middle class who must provide their benefits via group life or own insurance provisions. South Africa’s disability pension for example only pays an amount of R1 860 per month for households earning less than...

Shootings on Cape Flats claim 14 lives in less than a week

A series of shootings on the Cape Flats has led to additional law enforcement officers being sent to crime-riddled areas in Cape Town.  In less than a week 14 people, including two on-duty police officers, were killed, and 10 people were seriously injured. On Thursday, 25 February, two teenagers were shot dead and three sustained...

Tshiamiso Trust makes due on silicosis payout

Current and former gold miners who contracted silicosis will finally receive the money from the settlement agreement approved by the high court in 2019 between them and six large mining companies.  On Tuesday, Tshiamiso Trust, which was established to carry out the silicosis payouts, announced that it has started its claiming process.  The chief executive officer...
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