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Isiphithiphithi: news you may have missed 10/05

It isn’t easy keeping up with the latest news when there is so much happening.

We share a roundup of South Africa’s news stories you may have missed.

It’s Four Awards in the Bag for AKA

It was four mega wins for AKA at this years Metro Awards. The Forbes family celebrated the late Kiernan ‘AKA’ Forbes who received four awards post-humously after being nominated in six categories.

Lynn, Tony and Kairo Forbes accepted the awards on behalf of AKA. He was honoured with:

  • Artist of the Year
  • Best Male Artist
  • Best Hip Hop Artist
  • Best Collaboration Song for his collaboration with Nasty C on Lemons (Lemonade)

Nadia Nakai also joined the family at AKA’s grave to celebrate his awards. She is currently back in studio working on new music.

NO MORE PRIME – It makes the kids mad!

National Association of School Governing Bodies want to ban the Prime Hydration drink from schools.

The reason for this is because Matakanye Matakanye from the National Association of School Governing Bodies says it makes kids mad.

Prime created a frenzy on the 1st of May when the drink launched in South Africa at Checkers stores. At just R39.99 the drink became an instant sell out at most checkers stores following it’s initial cost of R500 for a 500ml.

Kaya Biz discussed whether this was a marketing gimmick?

Kaya Biz tackled the topic with Renaldo Phillips the Head Buyer of Private Label and Imports at Checkers:

From Homeless to a Master’s Degree

It’s a story that started the week off with on a good note. Gibson Nzimande went from being homeless for four years to being a graduate of a master’s degree.

The drive behind his determination to succeed while he lived off of just R40 a day earned through recycling waste, was offered in little reminders. He kept a diary and copies of his degree and master’s proposal in a plastic bag and visited libraries during the evening. His actions and the help of the public helped Nzimande to realise his dream.

Read the full story here:

What is the price of Loadshedding

David North, Chief Business Transformation Officer at Pick n Pay shares with Kaya Biz the impact that loadshedding had on Pick n Pay. Increased operating costs, lost revenue and declining margins have affected profitability.

“Like everyone in South Africa, we have had to manage substantial inflationary cost pressures, exacerbated by an unprecedented worsening of load shedding,” Pick n Pay CEO Pieter Boone said. The retailer says that loadshedding cost them R522 million.

Listen to the full conversation here: Kaya News Special Feature: From Homeless to Obtaining a Masters

G4S and South African prisons

After the Department of Correctional Services terminated its contract with Bloemfontein Correctional Contracts, G4S made the decision to no longer invest in South Africa’s correctional facilities.

Many South African’s are of the opinion that this is for the best.

Listen to the full Kaya Drive audio here:

To sell or repair that car?

Well the question is better answered by the Pogiso Dibakoane, an expert in the field. He explains that you have to take into account the value of the car and of course the cost of the repair.

But what other areas need to be explored when it comes to deciding on which option is best?

Stop doing this while driving

t’s a sunny day, and the road is busy. Cars are zooming past each other, honking their hooters as they try to cut ahead. You’re stuck in traffic, impatiently waiting for your turn to move forward. Suddenly, you notice a driver in the lane next to you, swerving across the road as they reach for something in their bag. You shake your head in disbelief, wondering how people can be so careless while driving.

This scenario is all too common on our roads. Drivers engage in a variety of bad habits while behind the wheel, putting themselves and others in danger.

Kaya 959 on Wheels shares 5 common bad driving habits you need to ditch today. Read it here: The 5 most common bad driving habits you need to ditch today

Mum’s to be are celebrated by Kaya 959

Kaya 959 and Clicks Baby want to throw you a baby shower worth R10 000! What’s more, you get an additional R15 000 to spend on yourself and baby.

If you would like to the chance of being a winner, find the details of the competition by clicking on the image below:

Written by: Dohne



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