Star 2021-11-25

Unchallenged as South Africa’s most influential daily newspaper, The Star covers the heart of the nation with unequalled reporting of local, national and international news and sport. It is widely considered to be a superb advertising environment.

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253 Edities

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4 min
africa’s contribution to human development cannot be ignored

TODAY’S world is moving toward greater multipolarity, economic globalisa- tion and cultural diversity and is becoming increasingly information- oriented. Acceptance and recognition of cultural diversity through innovative media and information and communications technologies is conducive to dialogue among civilisations and cultures, respect and mutual understanding. Three-quarters of the world’s major conflicts have a cultural dimension. Bridging the gap between cultures is urgent and necessary for peace, stability and development. Cultural diversity is a driving force of development concerning economic growth and leading a more fulfilling intellectual, emotional, moral and spiritual life. This diversity is captured in the cultural conventions, which provide a solid basis for promoting cultural diversity. Cultural diversity is thus an asset that is indispensable for poverty reduction and the achievement of sustainable development. To meet our everyday…

3 min
used car prices are soaring and it’s impacting your insurance

Lizo Mnguni THE DEMAND for used cars has exploded since the start of the pandemic, thanks to a global semiconductor and microchip shortage, which has impacted the availability of new cars. This has also led to soaring prices for second-hand cars, and insured motorists could be paying the price. Today’s rocketing car market may pose a problem for your car insurance coverage in the event that you have a major accident, your car is stolen, or your vehicle is damaged. Worse, you could be under-insured, and possibly thousands of rand out of pocket. Old Mutual Insure has noticed a trend of rising second-hand car prices in South Africa, in line with the global phenomenon. The trend is most notable in cars manufactured in 2019 and last year. This is…

3 min
most sa e-commerce firms are less than two years old

DID YOU KNOW that some 72 percent of South African e-commerce businesses had an annual turnover of less than R500 000, with 59 percent of these being less than two years old? This was a finding of Heavy Chef E-commerce Entrepreneur Education report, which said this week that while e-commerce in Africa is here to stay, there was a need to fast-track the growth and support learning and development in a way that allowed for the participation and benefit of many more individuals and companies. The report looked at the state of industry and then how it could grow. It found that the Covid-19 pandemic had accelerated e-commerce by up to five years. The report also found that 64 percent of micro to small online shops…

3 min
sa food security remains steady – global index

Given Majola SOUTH Africa has maintained a steady 57.8 out of 100 in the 10th annual Global Food Security Index (GFSI) amid the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. The benchmarking tool was developed by Economist Impact and supported by leading agricultural company, Corteva Agriscience. The GSFI is constructed from 58 unique indicators that examine the underlying drivers and causes of food security across both developed and developing countries. Findings consider four key categories, namely Affordability, Availability, Quality and Safety and Natural Resources and Resilience. Despite this demonstration of stability, South Africa’s global ranking fell slightly from 69 in the 2020 iteration of the Index down to 70, out of the 113 countries assessed. The country’s performance over the last decade has also declined. When implementing the most recent…

1 min
what to watch on tv tonight

THE STAND IN SHOWMAX In this comedy film, comedian Candy Black’s (Drew Barrymore) life comes crashing down when she is charged with tax evasion and is forced by the courts to attend rehab. But what if she could get someone else, a look-a-alike, to do all of that for her? THE RIVER 1MAGIC, DSTV CHANNEL 103, 8PM Things get heated in new episodes of this local telenovela when Zweli does something he’s never done before, and Lindiwe has a big surprise for Mohumi. And later, Mohumi and Lindiwe find themselves at an old familiar place, but this time it doesn’t look like things will end well. THE QUEEN MZANSI MAGIC, DSTV CHANNEL 161, 9PM In new episodes of this original local telenovela, Akhona has a whirlwind of a…

1 min
wale on lookout for new management

Shingai Darangwa Platinum-selling rapper Wale this weekend said he was in search of new management. The Lotus Flower Bomb rapper made the announcement on his Twitter account, where he is very active. He wrote: “Okay. Finally time to find new management. With all due respect, my time with this team has officially come to and end. More information soon …” He went on to insinuate his previous team didn't believe in his ideas and that he'd share more details on the split in due course. “Y’all got to find a team that believe in your ideas. People who will fight for your well-being. “So much I want to say but I’ll wait till I have the proper platform so we’re super clear on what’s been going on the past year…