R260k in revenue lost every day with Rea Vaya buses off the roads

Rea Vaya is losing approximately R260000 in revenue per day. The bus company has still not announced a definite date for the return of their bus services to its Johannesburg customers. Post by Rea Vaya Bus transit. The following infographic shows the overall impact of the bus strikes on the City of Johannesburg. When asked…

SA consumers drive social capital from public to private sector

This article appeared first on SABC News Online and has been reprinted here with permission. The interview below has been edited. The Ask Afrika Orange Index released last month reveals noteworthy trends about top-performing companies in South Africa and sheds light on the customer behaviours that drive that performance. A press release issued last month…

South Africa was partner with CIA in rendition program – Open Society

This article appeared first on SABC News Online and has been reprinted here with permission. South Africa was named, along with 55 other countries, in Open Society’s “Globalizing Torture” 2013 report, as having cooperated with the United States and the CIA in the rendition (undocumented transport) of terrorism detainees and suspects. The report covers the…

UAE labels 85 organisations and movements worldwide as ‘terrorist groups’

In a bold and sweeping move yesterday, the United Arab Emirates published online through its Emirates News Agency a list of 85 organisations and movements worldwide, now labelled as ‘terrorist’ groups. Some are expected – like Islamic State and al-Qaeda – but some choices have stunned Europe. See the full reach of the announcement: Learn…

Quarterly employment figures show increase in job creation

This article appeared first on SABC News Online and has been reprinted here with permission. Statistics South Africa’s Quarterly Employment Statistics report released on Monday 29 September 2014 shows an overall growth of 1.8%, or 155 000 new jobs created, during the second quarter of 2014. This growth was recorded in the formal non-agricultural sectors…

Human Rights Watch release report on Rab’aa massacre in August 2013

Human Rights Watch (HRW) released its extensive report Tuesday 12 August, after a year-long investigation, on the Rab’aa Square killings last year August. Executive director Kenneth Roth and Middle East director Sarah Lead Whitson were detained yesterday at Cairo International Airport before being denied entry into the country. They were due to present the report…

Stockholm Iraqi, Syrian, Lebanese call on government to stop IS violence against Christians

A reported 10,000 people attended a demonstration Sunday afternoon 10 August outside the Sensus public swimming pool at Medborgarplatsen, downtown Stockholm. The protest, put together by various religious and secular organizations, aimed to unite Iraqi, Syrian, and Lebanese Christians in Stockholm to call on the government to intervene in the reported violence against Christians in Iraq. protest…

Fact-Checking: ‘Hamas is Israel’s Frankenstein’

As you traverse social and mainstream media to understand the current Israel-Gaza war, you won’t be able to hop far on one foot before you stumble or fall over or get in the hit in the face by a barrage of conspiracy theories, myths, and urban legends that have become ‘accepted fact’. (In the Middle…