African nations, together with other developing nations, currently and in the lead up to the conference, have insisted on continuing to use fossil fuel to develop their economies, despite the evident impact of climate change. She said:We cannot be pushing for the same mechanics that brought us here in the first place. We now know that burning fossil fuels is wrecking our planet; it is killing and stealing livelihoods all over the world, not just in Africa. Minister Barbara Creecy said China and India could not be treated like developed nations:China and India are developing countries. The Paris Agreement requires developed nations to contribute to climate transitions in developing economies.
Red Bull founder Dietrich Mateschitz, who made the energy drink a global phenomenon and forged a title-winning Formula One team and a sports empire, died on Saturday aged 78, the company said. Red Bull expressed both its "sadness" at the Austrian billionaire's death and "gratitude for what he accomplished". Red Bull have also branched out into extreme sports, sponsoring events such as air acrobatics and cliff diving. He decided to partner with the beverage's developer Thai businessman Chaleo Yoovidhya and the two men founded Red Bull in 1984. Red Bull won their first drivers' and constructors' titles with German driver Sebastian Vettel at the wheel in 2010.1 month ago News24
Elton Jantjies says he "fully understands and supports" the decision to leave him out of the national team’s end-year European tour. In a rueful post, Jantjies wrote that he sought professional help to get his personal life and career back on track. Springbok flyhalf Elton Jantjies said he "fully understands and supports" the decision to leave him out of the men’s national team to tour Europe next month. It was the best decision I’ve ever made," wrote Jantjies. "I have no doubt this decision will benefit me personally, my rugby career, my family, and SA’s faithful rugby supporters.1 month ago News24
Over the past decade Johannesburg banks have been fair game for a group of alleged money launderers tied to luminaries in the gold and tobacco sectors. In early 2018 torrents of hot money suddenly started coursing through Habib Overseas Bank, a tiny financial institution based in the Johannesburg suburb of Fordsburg. Importantly, Baker is also considered the right-hand man of tobacco mogul Simon Rudland, himself tied to alleged money laundering through Sasfin. Bank-hoppingAmaBhungane can today reveal not only the major incursion by the laundry group at Habib Bank but also that Sasfin Bank seemingly repeatedly missed their activities, opening its doors to the same players in different guises after they had been previously ejected. amaBhunganeThis network was identified at Sasfin and ostensibly kicked out in 2017 after the bank's head of forex Amanda Gie flagged several dodgy payments.1 month ago News24
Her husband, who was her lover and friend for 40 years has done the unthinkable, he's taken his own life. Dr Mmasechaba Shai opens up about struggling with the stigma of being a widow, which gave birth to a foundation she's starting, called Widows' Club. It hasn't even been a year since her beloved died, but she has already dealt with a lot. I couldn't talk loudly, I couldn't smile or laugh in public because the assumption was that I killed him. “Some of them don’t know their rights and so I want to help in whatever way people.1 month ago News24
Spurs looked set for the Champions League last 16 when the England captain scored in the 95th minute. But after a review lasting over three minutes, the goal was disallowed for offside, sparking fury from Conte. Conte's men still lead Group D by a point from Sporting and Eintracht Frankfurt, but all four teams in the section can still qualify. "I think VAR is creating a lot of damage," Conte told BT Sport. 'No clue'"A few of us don't have a clue what happened," said Tottenham defender Matt Doherty.1 month ago News24
Australia head into their European tour opener against Scotland at Murrayfield on Saturday with coach Dave Rennie urging the Wallabies to be "far more clinical" than in last year's corresponding fixture. "We had a lot of opportunities to score which we didn't take," Rennie told reporters on Thursday. With flyhalf Quade Cooper injured, Rennie has now opted for a new half-back pairing of scrum-half Tate McDermott and Bernard Foley in the run-up to next year's Rugby World Cup in France. Scotland have won their last three Tests against the two-time Rugby World Cup winners. Scotland won just twice in this year's Six Nations and lost 2-1 on their recent tour of Argentina, with Townsend taking nothing for granted this weekend.1 month ago News24
Most markets fell Friday as a weakening economy and disappointing earnings from tech giants offset signs that central banks could begin slowing their interest rate hike campaign. After a tough week, JSE-listed tech groups Naspers (-5%) and Prosus (-4%) also came under more pressure after Chinese behemoth Tencent, their biggest holding, lost another almost 6% on Friday. Kumba extended a losing streak after downgrading its export guidance on Thursday, falling 6% on Friday morning. The yen's losses have been fuelled by the widening gap between the monetary policies of the US and Japanese central banks. Elsewhere, Shanghai, Sydney, Seoul, Taipei, Manila, Bangkok and Jakarta were also down, while London, Paris and Frankfurt opened in the red.1 month ago News24