Home Sales Conundrum | Carte Blanche

Fueled by a poorly performing economy, political uncertainty and the need to downscale, investors in the luxury end of the South African private property market find their properties are sitting with for sale boards out for far too long and generally fetch lower prices than they bargained for – in some cases as much as 30% less. Carte Blanche examines why wealthy investors seem unable to realize the profit they had imagined when buying at the high end some years ago, while in the lower income segment of the market, opportunities abound for significant and growing returns on investment.

Identity Thief In South Africa | Carte Blanche

As commonplace as identity fraud has become in South Africa, it’s rare to catch the perpetrators in the act. Operating in Johannesburg, a syndicate that has hijacked the identities of several victims country-wide and caused havoc for the companies they tried to defraud, gets the special Carte Blanche treatment as they track down the culprits and join the police in catching the ring-leader red-handed.

Watch Rihanna Doing Good In Malawi

In January 2017, Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation, Global Citizen, and the Global Partnership for Education visited Malawi, one of the poorest countries in the world. The Clara Lionel Foundation has partnered with the Global Partnership for Education and Global Citizen to advocate for strong education systems that ensure the world’s poorest kids can get a quality education.

Mashaba ‘unapologetic’ over xenophobic violence

JOHANNESBURG – Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba said he personally does not think it is necessary for South Africa to apologise to other African countries for the recent xenophobic attacks.

President Cyril Ramaphosa issued an apology at former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe’s funeral in Harare.

Last week, Energy Minister Jeff Radebe also apologised on behalf of the president to Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari.

“Personally, as Herman Mashaba I see no reason why I have to apologise, in fact for me as Herman Mashaba, I believe that a lot of people who have an agenda to collapse this country should apologize to me.”

“They have to apologize to millions of girls who are turned into prostitutes by international drug syndicates”, said Mashaba.

Mashaba says African nationals are not solely responsible for the immigration issues in the country.

“We are not only sitting with problems of immigration from Africans, I have given you an example of someone from the Czech Republic, we also have Afghanis, Pakistanis, how many Pakistanis are in this country illegally?”, added Mashaba.

Sindi Ntombela

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Sindi grew up in Pietermaritzburg, Kwazulu Natal and was raised in Azalea close to Imbali. Sindi began her musical journey at the age of 12, singing in church with her brothers and sisters.

In the year 2010 she joined a gospel choir called Chosen in Pietermaritzburg, this exposed her to meeting members of an accappella gospel group called AVODAH which she joined in 2011 and sang alongside Nondumiso Radebe. At age 15 Sindi was introduced by Dumi Mkokstad to join the local church and has since had the opportunity to fully grow her career in music by backing artists like Dr Tumi, Hlengiwe Mhlaba, Nathi and Nkanyiso Ayanda Ntanzi, Lebo Segobela, Mahalia, Thobekile and Women in praise.

Sindi studied communications than went to Bible College and studied Theology full-time for 2 years, after which she volunteered as a Communications and Admin person at the local church which gave her depth in the way she uniquely ministers through song.

One of the highlights in Sindi’s musical journey was being in the top 8 of X Factor with the group Avodah in 2014 and when she sang and recorded live with the EThekwini Gospel choir leading a song called Izwi Lakho written and produced by Ntokozo Ngongoma. She is still rooted in her local church as an active Worshiper, now her album, NGAMBONA, which was released in June 2019.

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