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  • Danie van der Merwe
    Takealot New Road pickup point tested by MyBroadband – An awesome experience for South Africans

    Takealot has launched dozens of pickup points across South Africa, including a flagship centre on New Road, Midrand. The New Road collection point is now open as part of a beta test before an official launch next month, and MyBroadband ordered a keyboard from Takealot to test the collection facilities.

    To collect an item, customers must select the collection option when checking out on Takealot. The...  more
  • Danie van der Merwe
    This is how many couples get divorced before their 10th anniversary in South Africa... and other fascinating stats on marriages in SA

    StatsSA has published its marriages and divorces statistics for 2017.

    The report is based on a combination of population censuses, household sample surveys, and administrative data.

    Stats SA found that a total of 135,458 civil marriages, 2,588 customary marriages, and 1,357 civil unions were registered in 2017.

    A comparison with the 2016 data shows that regist...  more
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    South African Government turns to renewable energy as state utility Eskom breaks down

    With South Africa’s state electricity utility in dire financial straits and straining to meet demand, the government has reverted to courting independent renewable energy producers to help power the continent’s most industrialized economy.

    President Cyril Ramaphosa, his Energy Minister Jeff Radebe and the Treasury have all recently heralded solar and wind-powered plants as the answer to meeting South Africa’s...  more
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    Shell to launch charging stations for electric vehicles in South Africa - Yes, amidst the electricity supply crisis!

    South Africa has been criminally slow to adopt EVs and also due to mainly electricity generation issues in the last few years, so this announcement is rather surprising. But it looks like things will pick up in 2019 as Shell and BP want to get in early before someone else takes the initiative.

    Shell spokesperson Dineo Pooe said that as the EV market grew, the company would play ...  more
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    South Africa electric vehicle sales ‘to grow significantly by 2025’

    South Africa could have an electric vehicle (EV) car parc of 145000 with annual sales of new EVs of 43000 units within the next six years. Right now sales are around 60 per annum...

    Apart from a motor industry in SA that seems to be resisting EVs (VW told me they will "never import the e-Golf 2) the bigger problem is Eskom (the world's only power utility actively encouraging its consumers to use less of its product). Eskom ha...  more