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Taylor Swift wins some support in feud with old label, and lots of silence

Taylor Swift and her former record label traded barbed accusations on Friday about her rights to perform her old songs, winning support from singers like Selena Gomez and Sara Bareilles but silence from many of the big hitters in the music business.

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Liquid Telecom collaborates with Microsoft on new cloud service

CAPE TOWN   – Pan African telecoms group Liquid Telecom said it was working with Microsoft to a launch new enterprise cloud service to improve business collaboration, productivity and drive growth on the continent.

The announcement was made at this week’s annual AfricaCom conference in Cape Town.

The Azure peering service uses Liquid Telecom’s fibre network, strategically located data centres and cloud architecture to provide organisations with optimised, reliable internet connectivity to Microsoft services such as Microsoft Office 365, chief digital officer David Behr said.

"The launch of these new services marks an exciting new chapter in the trusted collaboration between Liquid Telecom and Microsoft, and act as a catalyst for business growth across Africa,” said Behr.

“Liquid Telecom is the first choice for organisations wanting fast, reliable and scalable connectivity to their Microsoft services. With the new Microsoft Azure peering service, the two organisations are transforming connectivity to services like Microsoft Office 365, increasing business agility, innovation, and growth.”

Delegates at the AfricaCom conference in Cape Town. PHOTO: Armand Hough /African News Agency (ANA)

Liquid Telecom chief executive Nic Rudnick said the company was one of Microsoft’s fastest growing network connectivity partners in Africa.

“The scale and reach of our fibre network, data centre infrastructure, local knowledge, and expertise enable Microsoft enterprise customers to realise their business objectives more quickly and effectively," he said.

"Together, Liquid Telecom and Microsoft are creating a modern business foundation for customers across Africa, one that inspires innovation, cloud-paced change, compliance, and business growth.”

AfricaCom touts itself as Africa’s biggest telecoms, technology conference where industry experts and leaders from across the continent gather to discuss digital connectivity.

– African News Agency (ANA) 

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SAA strike to affect local, international commuters

SAA

Thousands of local and international commuters could be left stranded as NUMSA and the Cabin Crew Association reached a deadlock in wage negotiations with South African Airways (SAA).

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Thousands come out in Joburg and Soweto to celebrate Springboks’ World Cup victory

Vilakazi Street was packed to the rafters as thousands – young and old – came out to show their support for the world champion national rugby team, the Springboks.

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Springboks victory parade to bring Joburg to a standstill

The Springboks are expected to bring traffic to a standstill in Johannesburg at lunchtime on Thursday, when they parade through the streets with the winning Rugby World Cup trophy.

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Gauteng schools placement period extended as tempers flare

Panyaza Lesufi

The Gauteng Education Department says it has extended its placement period for learners going into Grades 1 and 8 to the end of this month.

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South Africans in London gear up for RWC final

With less than 24 hours until the Springboks take on England in the Rugby World Cup final, thousands of South Africans living in London are gearing up to get out and support the Bokke across the city.

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South Africans jubilant over Springboks’ victory

Springboks

Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Sports has congratulated the Springboks for their remarkable performance which saw them beat England in the 2019 Rugby World Cup final in Japan.

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Middendorp on Derby tactics & Pirates

For the next seven days, South African football fans will be treated to a double dose of Soweto derby as archrivals Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates will be battling it out in the Telkom Knockout quarterfinal on Saturday in Durban and in the next weekend.

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Match against Japan an opportunity for Banyana to redeem themselves: Ellis

Banyana Banyana coach Desiree Ellis has announced the national team that will face Japan in the International Friendly match on Sunday the 10th of November. The 22 player’s squad will play at the Kitakyushu Stadium in Fukuoka.

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India’s Rohit content with sporadic captaincy honour

Rohit

Captaining India is such an honour for Rohit Sharma that he would not fuss whether it’s full time or sporadic, the stylish opener said on Thursday.

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‘Outstanding’ Erasmus always destined to be a top coach: Fleck

South Africa coach Rassie Erasmus’ outstanding rugby brain and ability to sell a game-plan to his players has been the catalyst for a remarkable turnaround in fortunes for the Springboks, according to former teammate Robbie Fleck.

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Jabu Mabuza denies conflict of interest with Eskom

Chairperson and acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Eskom, Jabu Mabuza, says he has a clear conscience that he has no conflict of interest when it comes to the power utility.

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England expecting Springboks to ‘charge through the front door’

Eddie Jones says England are bracing themselves for a massive physical assault from South Africa in Saturday’s World Cup final but added that he expected the odd twist too from the Springboks after they won a turgid semi-final against Wales on Sunday.

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WATCH: Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan’s Special Report on Eskom: 29 October 2019

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan’s Special Report on Eskom: 29 October 2019.

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SA to host 2022 Rugby World Cup Sevens

SA Rugby CEO Jurie Roux has welcomed the awarding of the 2022 Rugby World Cup Sevens tournament to Cape Town. This was announced after the World Rugby Council held its interim meeting in Tokyo, Japan.

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Battle lines drawn between England and SA

Forty-eight hours on from sealing a place in the 2019 Rugby World Cup finals, England’s coach Eddie Jones sees the week ahead as the most important yet.

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Chiefs stretch their lead at the top of ABSA Premiership

Kaizer Chiefs have stretched their lead at the top of the ABSA Premiership after an emphatic 2-nil victory over second placed Mamelodi Sundowns in Pretoria this afternoon.

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Sundowns beat Highlands Park to move to second spot

Defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns left it very late to beat Highlands Park 1-0 in a league match at the Lucas Moripe Stadium in Atteridgeville on Wednesday night.

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Highlands Park match is bigger than the Chiefs game – Mosimane

Mamelodi Sundowns will play against Highlands Park in a crucial league match at Lucas Moripe Stadium on Wednesday night.

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Counterfeit goods, illegal downloads can destroy legitimate businesses: Cele

Bheki Cele

Police Minister Bheki Cele has highlighted the negative impacts of purchasing counterfeit goods and the illegal downloading of online content – saying it has the potential of destroying legitimate businesses.

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One dead, two admitted to hospital as KZN Amashova race is stopped

Cyclists

One person has died whilst two others have been admitted to hospital while participating in the Amashova Classic Cycle race in KwaZulu-Natal.

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Wales narrowly advance to WC semi-finals

Sebastien Vahaamahina

Ross Moriarty scored the winning try as Wales exploited their numerical superiority to rally for a 20-19 victory over France in the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals on Sunday (October 20) after French lock Sebastien Vahaamahina had been shown a red card.

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Motorists advised to be cautious ahead of iThemba Walkathon

Traffic authorities have advised motorists to be cautious around Emmarentia, Parktown and Newtown in Johannesburg on Sunday morning.

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Kaizer Chiefs, Golden Arrows through to last 8 of TKO

Kaizer Chiefs and Golden Arrows have joined Maritzburg in the last eight of the Telkom Knockout Cup following their respective wins.

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Whitney Houston, Notorious B.I.G. among nominees for Rock Hall of Fame

Late pop superstar Whitney Houston, rock group Dave Matthews Band and murdered hip-hop artist The Notorious B.I.G. landed among first-time nominees announced for possible induction in 2020 into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

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Jolie and Pfeiffer battle for power in ‘Maleficent’ sequel

The sequel to Walt Disney Co’s 2014 hit “Maleficent,” which begins rolling out in global theaters on Wednesday, puts three women at the center of a fight for control between humans and fairies.

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Erasmus names Springboks team aimed at nullifying much improved Japan threat

Cheslin Kolbe has returned from an ankle injury he sustained against Italy to be named in South Africa’s starting side for their Rugby World Cup quarter-final against tournament hosts Japan on Sunday (October 20).

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Patrick Day dies following brutal knockout

American boxer Patrick Day died on Wednesday in Chicago as a result of the traumatic brain injury he suffered during his fight on Saturday, where he was knocked out by Charles Conwell in the 10th round.

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Cuba Gooding Jr pleads not guilty to assault charges

Cuba Gooding Jr pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to new charges brought by Manhattan prosecutors who previously accused the actor of groping a woman at a bar, the his lawyer said.

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World Food Day focuses on awareness of world hunger and malnutrition

Wednesday the world celebrates World Food Day. The day focuses on awareness about issues of hunger and malnutrition facing the world.

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Eskom announces possible load shedding on Wednesday

Power utility Eskom says there is a possibility of rotational load shedding across the country from 9 o’clock on Wednesday morning.

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