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September 26, 2019

Archie makes his debut on Meghan and Harry’s South Africa tour

Cape Town, South Africa (CNN)Britain’s Duke and Duchess of Sussex brought their son Archie to his first official engagement Wednesday — a meeting with Nobel laureate and retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

Marking his South African debut, four-month-old Archie met the beloved 87-year-old statesman when the family visited his legacy foundation in Cape Town.

The Sussexes are midway through a 10-day trip to southern Africa on behalf of the UK government.

Footage posted to the official Sussex Royal Instagram account revealed the much-anticipated moment — to the delight of royal fans around the world.

Baby Archie could be seen being cradled by [...]

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July 10, 2019

Beyoncé releases new single made with South African producer and composer Lebo M

Cape Town – Beyoncé has released Spirit a song she made with South African producer and composer, Lebo M. and Hans Zimmer among others.

The single is featured on an album curated by the singer who also stars in The Lion King as Nala. The album is titled The Lion King: The Gift and it will be released on 19 July the same as the film which is a remaining of the Disney classic.

Along with The Gift, Walt Disney Records will release the original soundtrack for the new live-action remake of 1994 classic on 11 July, and according to Pitchfork, it features Can You Feel the Love Tonight with Beyoncé and Donald Glover.

About the new song, Beyoncé said a statement: [...]

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July 3, 2019

Municipal rates increase: Hikes for Cape Town, Joburg, Durban, others from 1 July

It’s the start of a new month for South Africans, but they are being faced with the same old story: The cost of living is increasing, even if our wages aren’t. Municipal rates across the country are going up on Monday 1 July, and the changes will affect millions in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban and many other city-dwellers.

Cost of living on the rise

Of course, the term “tariff hike” has become synonymous with Eskom. Their plans to start charging residents more came to fruition on Monday as well. But they aren’t the only ones: We’re here to give you a brief overview of where municipal rates are going up, and how much more you’ll have to fork out.

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July 1, 2019

Relief for motorists as fuel price to drop for ‘first time in six months’

Cape Town – Motorists can expect a fuel price drop on Wednesday, the first in six months according to the Department of Energy. “On July 3, the price of 93 ULP petrol will drop by 96 cents a litre, while 95 ULP will cost 95 cents less a litre. “Diesel (0.05 percent sulphur) will decrease by 74.78 cents a litre and Diesel (0.005 percent sulphur) will cost 75.78 cents a litre less. “The price of paraffin will be reduced by 57 cents a litre.” The fuel price drop comes against a background of lower international oil prices throughout June. The Automobile Association (AA) said: “June was the weakest month for oil in the last quarter, with crude briefly slipping below $60 (R845) to [...]

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