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  • South Africans Prefer Using Mobile Apps Over Other Banking Interactions

    The FNB banking mobile app is now zero-rated for South Africans. Photo - CompareGuru By Peter Pedroncelli, 7:26 am

    South Africans prefer to use their bank’s mobile application rather than other interactions with the institutions in question, including in-branch and contact via telephone. Respondents to a Avaya survey revealed that a digital-first approach to dealing with their basic banking needs is preferred over any direct contact with bank staff, choosing to talk to another individual only if absolutely necessary.

  • Demand For U.S. Investment Visas From Rich South Africans Doubles

    Demand For U.S. Investment Visas From Rich South Africans Doubles By Peter Pedroncelli, 6:00 am

    The number of wealthy South Africans looking to attain U.S. investment visas more than doubled from 2014 to 2015, with many considering the benefits and advantages of having an exit plan during economic and politically unstable times. Recently released data revealed that South African demand for US EB-5 visas, which enable investors in American companies to obtain a green card, increased noticeably since 2014. A U.S. EB-5 visa can be attained by investing at least $1 million (or $500,000 for projects in a “targeted employment zone”) and creating more than 10 full-time jobs in the U.S. within two years.

  • 8 Potential South African Medallists To Look Out For At The Olympics

    South African Medallists - South African swimmer Cameron van der Burgh By Peter Pedroncelli, 10:20 am AFKI Original

    The 2016 Rio Olympics are fast approaching, and potential South African medallists are amongst the elite athletes hoping to make the most of their sporting talents and hard work in Brazil. We take a closer look at 8 potential medallists that will represent South Africa at the 2016 Rio Olympics, and the sports in which they hope to make their mark.

  • Olympic Sponsor Telkom To Enrich Team South Africa Medalists

    South African Medallists - South African swimmer Cameron van der Burgh By Peter Pedroncelli, 6:20 am

    South African telecommunications provider Telkom has been unveiled as the country’s major Olympic sponsor for the upcoming 2016 Summer Games in Rio. Telkom’s association with the team of athletes that will represent the country in Brazil was announced by the South Africans Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee this week.

  • More South Africans Sink In Debt As Cost Of Living Rises

    cost of living By Kevin Mwanza, 7:59 am

    More south Africans are struggling with high levels of debt as the cost of living in the Africa’s second largest economy rises. A recent report released by the National Credit Regulator (NCR) showed that South Africans were burdened by personal debt leaving them trapped with nowhere to turn, except acquiring more debt. “Statistics show that there are close to 24 million credit active South Africans. 10 million of them are in arrears

  • How South Africans Use Twitter. This Will Surprise You

    semantica.co.za twitter_newbird_south africa By Staff, 10:55 pm

    In South Africa, women are more likely to Tweet about holidays and celebrities whereas men Tweet about news, sports and politics. However 63 percent of South Africans Tweet about jokes or things that make them laugh. A good example : ‘Twitter Town Hall’ #AskMmusi. South Africans started to Tweet jokes and #AskMmusi trended worldwide. The top five South African interests on Twitter? Read on to find out.

  • South Africans Serero And Pienaar Knocked Out Of Europa League

    Steven Pienaar By Staff, 2:47 am

    The second tier tournament in European club football is reaching the business end, with two-leg knockout matches taking place between sides from all over the continent, and some of these teams include players from Africa. Two of the South Africans involved are now out, following their teams’ exit from the competition.

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