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Nissan reveals cheeky looking Magnite compact SUV, and it's coming to SA - IOL
Designed in Japan, built in India and destined for South Africa - this is Nissan’s answer to the affordable SUV market.
By Jason Woosey7h ago JOHANNESBURG - Nissan has pulled the covers off a brand new compact SUV called the Magnite, and its set to be launched in South Africa in early 2021. Built in India for world markets, the Magnite measures less than four metres in length and boasts a sporty design thats likely to find favour among compact SUV customers. Although its available in front-wheel drive guise only, the little Nissan does boast a 205mm ground clearance, which is among the best in class. The Magnite is powered by a 1-litre turbopetrol engine, which can be paired with either a five-speed manual or X-Tronic CVT gearbox. No output figures have been mentioned as yet, but wed hazard a guess of around 74kW based on other similarly endowed Nissan products. Moving inside, Nissan claims its new baby offers best-in-class rear knee room as well as the best couple distance in its segment, and in case you were wondering, thats the distance between shoulders in the front row. The boot space is quite competitive too, with Nissan claiming a 336 litre volume. Whats the tech like? But these days its the technology that sells, and to that end the Magnite offers a six-speaker, 20.3cm touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. The Magnite is also available with Nissans Around View Monitor parking assistance system as well as a tech pack that offers wireless phone charging, mood lighting, puddle lamps, air purifier and JBL premium speakers by Harman. The all-new Nissan Magnite plays a vital role in our Nissan NEXT strategy and represents Nissans undeniable commitment to the South African and Sub-Saharan markets to be a customer-centric organisation, said Nissan Africa marketing director Kabelo Rabotho. We are very excited to welcome the Nissan Magnite as it reiterates our brand philosophy of keeping customers at the heart of everything we do to deliver exciting products for enriching experiences. South African pricing and specification levels will be announced closer to launch. IOL Motoring
Hyundai unleashes i20 N performance hatch to rival Polo GTI, Clio RS - IOL
Hyundai’s eagerly anticipated i20 N has been revealed to the world. Let’s take a closer look at what it’s got:
By Jason Woosey4h ago OFFENBACH, GERMANY - With the i30 N, Hyundai proved to the world that it can make a very decent performance hatch, and now the Korean carmaker is setting its sights on the Volkswagen Polo GTI with its first-ever i20 N. Based on the third-generation Hyundai i20 hatch that was revealed earlier this year, the i20 N was inspired by the companys WRC rally car. The compact performance hatch is powered by a 1.6-litre direct injection turbopetrol engine, which produces 150kW between 5500 and 600rpm and 275Nm from 1750 revs. The engine also has a Rev Matching system that allows for sportier downshifts, depending on the mode selected. Power goes to the front wheels through a six-speed manual gearbox and with Launch Control activated, the i20 N will screech from 0-100km/h in just 6.7 seconds, according to claims, and on to a top speed of 230km/h. Hyundai has also fitted a variable muffler control system to ensure an enticing soundtrack under acceleration. At this stage theres no indication when (or if) a dual-clutch gearbox will be offered in the i20 N. As youd expect, the new performance hatch also has a reconfigured suspension system, with model-specific shocks, springs and anti-roll bar, and the chassis has been reinforced at 12 different points. Buyers can also opt for a mechanical limited slip differential to keep the front wheels behaved under hard acceleration. Drivers can choose from five drive modes to control the cars dynamic systems, these being Normal, Eco, Sport, N and N Custom. Out on the street youll tell the i20 N apart by its unique grille pattern, larger air intakes, N logos, lip spoiler with red accents, side skirts, rally-inspired roof spoiler and rear diffuser. The vehicle rolls on 18-inch alloy wheels, featuring a matte grey finish, and the car is available in six exterior colours, including the signature N Performance Blue that i30 N owners will be familiar with. Cabin decor comes in the form of bespoke sports seats with integrated headrests as well as metal pedals, N steering wheel and blue accents throughout. So when can you buy one? Its too early to say. Hyundai South Africa says it is looking at the new performance model, but no decisions have been made as yet. IOL Motoring
Prophet Bushiri and wife expected to appear in court on Wednesday - IOL
Prophet Shepherd Bushiri and his wife are due to appear in the Specialised Commercial Crime Court in Pretoria on Wednesday morning.
By IOL Reporter8h ago Durban - Prophet Shepherd Bushiri and his wife, Mary, are due to appear in the Specialised Commercial Crime Court in Pretoria on Wednesday morning. According to a statement issued by Bushiri's office, the couple will appear at 8am. Bushiri is believed to have handed himself over to the Hawks while his wife was arrested by officers. According to Hawks spokesperson Colonel Katlego Mogale four people including a pastor aged between 25 and 39 were arrested for alleged involvement in fraud and money laundering worth R102 million. The Hawks' Serious Commercial Crime Investigation members arrested the first couple on Saturday, the woman in Sandton and her husband at OR Tambo International airport. The two, Willah Mudolo and Zethu Mudolo, have since appeared in the Pretoria Magistrates Court and their case was postponed to 30 October 2020 for formal bail application, she said. On Tuesday, the team made a further arrest of another couple allegedly involved in the same case. The woman, 39, was arrested at her home and her husband, 37, after trying to evade the team, handed himself over at Silverton police station with an entourage of attorneys, Mogale said. The Bushiris face charges of money laundering, fraud and contravention of the Prevention of Organised Crime Act. The church has called on supporters to pray for the couple. Let us keep on standing with our spiritual parents by putting them in prayer. We wish to inform you that they are still with the Hawks, as announced earlier, but the hand of the Lord is with them, they are in high spirit and they have nothing in their minds apart from the thought of you and the church, a statement on Bushiris Facebook page read. IOL
What you need to know about mammograms, and why they're important - IOL
With early detection and effective treatment, breast cancer can be transformed from the dreaded disease that kills about half of those suffering from it to a disease that can be managed successfully.
By Lifestyle Reporter17h ago Breast cancer is the most common female cancer in the world. However, in countries with access to first rate health care, there has been a rapid decline of breast cancer mortality. In countries where mammography is commonplace weve seen that, when combined with treatment, only one in 10 women diagnosed with the disease will die from it. In countries without access to screening, it is estimated that five to six out of 10 women will die from it. Mammography saves lives. With early detection and effective treatment, breast cancer can be transformed from the dreaded disease that kills about half of those suffering from it to a disease that can be managed successfully, with excellent prospects for long-term survival. In light of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Dr Justus Apffelstaedt, a specialist surgeon with an interest in breast, thyroid and parathyroid health as well as soft tissue surgical oncology, answers some questions about mammograms. What do we need to know about mammography? Once a lump can be felt in your breast, the disease has already been present for about 5 years. But, in the majority of cases, the malignancy could have been picked up with mammography before the lump can be felt. The initially slow growth of breast cancer, coupled with its detectability on mammography, makes it an ideal disease to be screened for. Physical examination by a doctor or a specially trained nurse cannot, on its own, decrease the rate of breast cancer mortality. Regular self-breast examinations, thermography, and other alternative methods do not have the capability of detecting breast cancer in the early, crucial stages, as a mammogram does. What do we need to know about the procedure? Walking in as a healthy woman and potentially being diagnosed with cancer is an experience that induces a lot of anxiety. Plus there is often concern about the procedure itself, especially for women who have not experienced a mammogram before. While it may be difficult, it is important to try to relax as much as possible. During a mammogram the breast tissue is spread out and compressed between plates. This is necessary to get the detail needed, and tension can make it difficult for the radiographers to position the breast accurately. While a well-performed mammogram may be uncomfortable for a few moments, it should not be painful. Digital mammography These days, full-field digital mammography is available in South Africa. As with other digital advancements, the film and the chemical development are replaced by an electronic detector panel, computers and software. The process is similar to taking a picture with your digital camera. Unlike film mammograms, the images can be manipulated digitally to change elements such as contrast levels, brightness and colours. You can also enlarge parts of the picture, making detection easier. Digital images can also be subjected to computer assisted detection, where a computer marks suspicious areas and alerts the doctor to potential trouble spots. Digital mammography has been shown to improve cancer detection in all women below age 50 and premenopausal women. In addition to quality, the radiation dosage in digital mammography is about that of conventional mammograms, plus the examination time is much faster, and chemicals are not used in the development process, making it friendlier for the environment. What are some common concerns around mammograms? We sometimes get asked whether breast compression can cause breast cancer. Breasts are extremely resistant to even major trauma and the compression during mammography doesnt affect the breast tissue at all. Its essential that the breast be compressed to get an effective image which means the breast tissue has to be spread out to allow breast structures to be seen. Compression also means that the X-ray dose required can be reduced. Some women are also concerned that mammograms are exceedingly painful. This should not be the case. Women with very sensitive breasts may experience only slight discomfort, provided the mammogram is performed properly. In cases where the breasts are painful before the mammogram, the pain should be treated first and only then should the mammogram be taken. Breast-care best practice The good management of your breast health is related to age, as older women are at greater risk. Age 20 to 39: Know your family history of breast cancer. Schedule a clinical breast examination by a health-care professional every 3 years. Examine your breasts yourself monthly. Age 40 and over: Schedule an annual mammogram. Arrange for an annual clinical breast examination by a health-care professional. Examine your breasts yourself monthly. It is important to empower yourself with knowledge around the latest advance in breast treatments and technologies. Early detection of breast cancer is crucial to long-term survival. Practising good breast health and keeping up on the latest technological advances can help you detect abnormalities in your breasts before they become life-threatening.
LG launches world's first rollable TV - IOL
LG Electronics released the world's first rollable TV in South Korea at a jaw-dropping price of $87 000.
By IANS17h ago Seoul - LG Electronics on Tuesday released the world's first rollable TV in South Korea at a jaw-dropping price of $87,000 as the tech giant aims to target high-end consumers amid the pandemic. The company said overseas launch schedules of LG Signature OLED R have not been fixed yet due to the Covid-19 situation in each country, reports Yonhap news agency. LG said the product, which uses flexible OLED display that leverages self-lighting pixel technology, is designed to deliver a differentiated user experience to high-end consumers and strengthen its position in the premium TV market. Its name "R" contains the meaning of "revolutionary," "rollable" and "redefine the space," according to the home appliance maker. The 65-inch TV model named RX is highlighted by its screen that rises from a box and can be rolled up inside. Depending on how much the screen has rolled up inside the base, it provides three different viewing options for users to design interior space. While the full view option is for watching TV, the line view option exposes only a part of the screen and offers five different stylish modes: music, clock, frame, mood and ThinQ home dashboard to check conditions of other smart devices inside the house. The 'Zero view' completely hides the screen and allows it to be used as a Bluetooth speaker. LG said it has adopted a differentiated system for its rollable TV from production to customer care service. LG said production and quality inspection of the rollable TV will be processed by artisans and craftspeople at LG's TV assembly line in Gumi, some 260 kilometers southeast of Seoul, a similar system used in making luxury cars and watches. It will also engrave a message of the customer's choice on the TV's aluminum cabinet. The owners of LG Signature OLED R will get free after-sales support for three years and will get special checkup service twice a year. LG's rollable TV was first unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in the United States last year. The world's top OLED TV maker originally planned to launch the rollable TV in 2019, but its mass production has been delayed due to OLED display supply and yield rate issues. At this year's CES, LG unveiled a different model of its rollable TV with a screen that rolls down from the ceiling. --IANS
SA could become top exporter of green hydrogen to the world - IOL
South Africa could become an effective exporter of cost-effective green hydrogen to the world, given its immense renewable energy potential, according to the inaugural PwC report on hydrogen published yesterday.
By Dineo Faku15h ago JOHANNESBURG - South Africa could become an effective exporter of cost-effective green hydrogen to the world, given its immense renewable energy potential, according to the inaugural PwC report on hydrogen published yesterday. The report titled Unlocking South Africas hydrogen potential said that South Africa had one of the highest renewable energy generation potentials in the world citing the billions of rand committed to solar, wind and pumped storage projects across the country. The reported said the Integrated Resource Plan-the blueprint for South Africa's energy mix, which was gazetted last year, made clear guidance for renewables to account for a bigger proportion of the countrys generation capacity. "With so much effort being committed to these renewable initiatives, a clear opportunity exists for South Africa to a couple of renewable generation with hydrogen production through electrolysis. The added benefit of this was that an investment in electrolysis technology would also support the platinum sector and downstream beneficiation, as platinum is the primary component in the electrode assembly," said the report. Pwc experts said that the infrastructure needed to export hydrogen was similar to existing natural gas networks and was already being piloted in Australia and Japan. "South Africa could leverage its existing port infrastructure to support this initiative and, in doing so, protect the jobs and infrastructure that are declining as a result of the drop in global demand for coal exports," said the report. The report said there would also be significant secondary benefits to increasing South Africas commitment to renewable energy and that the need to construct so much renewable capacity would make it increasingly viable to manufacture a number of the components domestically. "Especially within the wind turbine sector, this could help support the need carbon-capture technology implemented to produce blue hydrogen. It also said that given French oil and gas giant Total's deepwater Brulpadda find offshore South Africa and the existing gas-to-liquids facility operated by PetroSA, much of the infrastructure already existed to supply pure hydrogen into the domestic and international markets. "The natural gas market may also provide another solution in the form of carbon storage. Many of the gas fields off the coast of South Africa are depleted, yet the infrastructure linking these fields to the coast still exists," said the report, adding that similar to the solution being piloted in the UK, hydrogen could be produced on land through either coal gasification or reforming of natural gas and the carbon by-product could be pumped into the depleted gas fields for storage. "The transition of the ailing South African coal and natural gas sectors to the production of blue hydrogen could help protect industry jobs and, if exported, generate critical foreign income for the country," said the report. BUSINESS REPORT
BMW confirms First Edition X5 M and X6 M for South Africa - IOL
Strangely, the First Edition will arrive almost a year after the new BMW X5 M and X6 M Competition models were launched.
By Motoring Staff15h ago The First Edition of a new model series normally coincides with its launch, but with the new BMW X5 M and X6 M Competition models already having docked in South Africa back in July, perhaps this new version should be called the Late Edition. BMW South Africa has confirmed that a limited number of First Edition X5 M and X6 M Competition models will reach local shores in the first half of 2021 and theyre set apart by model-specific cosmetics. For starters, the First Edition models ride on Jet Black versions of the star spoke alloy wheels fitted to the regular model, and they measure 21-inches at the front and 22 at the back. The two new models are also available with BMWs Individual Frozen Dark Silver special matt paint finish. The two models can also be specified with the BMW Individual Frozen Marina Bay Blue special paint finish. The external decor also includes various CFRP (carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic) body elements, including M Carbon mirror caps. To make things special inside, BMW has included Individual Merino full leather trim in exclusive bi-colour Silverstone/Midnight Blue, with Black Alcantara inserts in the seat bolsters and contrast stitching in Sakhir Orange. Furthermore, the leather-covered instrument panel and BMW Individual headliner are finished in Midnight Blue. Youll also find carbon fibre interior strips, available in a model-specific design. As previously reported, the new BMW X5 M and X6 M Competition models are fitted with a 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 thats good for 460kW and 750Nm. Paired with an eight-speed automatic gearbox, the V8 will get the vehicles from zero to 100km/h in just 3.8 seconds, according to BMW. An M-specific xDrive, fully-variable all-wheel-drive system distributes the torque to all four wheels, while an Active M Differential splits it between the back wheels as needed. IOL Motoring
These are the 22 high-risk countries on South Africa's revised travel ban list - IOL
The government has released a revised list of high-risk countries for international travel.
By Marvin CharlesOct 19, 2020 Cape Town The government has released a revised list of high-risk countries for international travel. The new list indicates a significant decrease in countries from where travellers are not allowed to enter South African borders. In a statement, the Department of Home Affairs said: We continue to be reminded that the Covid-19 pandemic is still with us and we need to continue to take precautions. In its last meeting, the Cabinet instructed the ministers of Health, Home Affairs and Tourism to lead a process to review the list. The review of the list of high-risk countries was done in such a way that it strikes a balance between saving lives and protecting livelihoods. The department said nothing had changed as far as travellers from the continent of Africa were concerned. People from high-risk countries who may visit SA fall in the following categories: business travellers, holders of critical skills visas, investors, and people on international missions in sports, arts, culture, and science. In addition, we recognise that there are a number of regular visitors from mainly European countries that have been accustomed to long visits to our country during our summer season when it is winter in the Northern Hemisphere, it said. The new list now contains 22 countries instead of the 57 previously listed. The announcement follows concerns from tourism lobby groups who have said the list could have a devastating impact on tourism revenue. [MUST SEE] The revised list now has 22 countries listed as high risk. This is a significant decrease from the 57 countries previously announced. @[email protected]/34CN4eidju — Marvin Charles (@MarvinCharles17) October 19, 2020
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Consider oats as more than just a breakfast option - IOL
Oats can be enjoyed in so many more ways – one of which is a delicious, savoury meal which is perfect for lunch or dinner.
By Lifestyle Reporter54m ago Oats, a supergrain, is a natural superfood that contains a selection of health benefits that all work together to fuel the body, helping with physical and mental well-being. In addition to being packed with fibre to aid digestion, oats are also low GI, which helps restore natural sustained energy, and are low in sodium, which can help reduce the risk of high blood pressure a factor for heart disease. Oats are most commonly thought of a nutritious breakfast option, the perfect way to fuel your body for the day. While this is true, were here to let you know that oats can be enjoyed in so many more ways one of which is a delicious savoury meal which is perfect for lunch or dinner. Try this easy recipe for a Savoury Spanish Jungle Oats Bowl, packed with all the nutritional goodness of a regular bowl of oats and even more flavour. Ingredients: · 1 cup of Jungle Large Tiger Oat Flakes · Half an onion, chopped · 300g extra-lean mince · 1 clove of garlic, finely chopped · Salt to taste · 1 tin of All Gold peeled and diced tomatoes · 1 tsp of All Gold tomato paste · ½ tsp of smoked paprika · Pinch of cayenne pepper · 4 poached or soft-boiled eggs · Freshly chopped parsley Method: 1. Combine the oats, water, quarter teaspoon of salt and pepper in a large saucepan over medium heat. Once the mixture starts to bubble, turn down to a simmer. 2. Cook Jungle Large Tiger Oat Flakes for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. 3. While the oats is cooking, spray a pan with olive oil cooking spray to fry over medium heat. 4. Once heated, add the onion and sprinkle with a quarter teaspoon salt. Cook for 2-3 minutes until softened. Add in the garlic and cook for another minute. Add in the lean mince and break it into pieces with a wooden spoon. Cook for about 5 minutes until the meat is cooked through. Take the pan off the stove. 5. Combine the tinned tomato, tomato paste, paprika and cayenne pepper in a food processor. Pulse until the mixture is chunky and pasty. 6. Add equal portions of oats to 4 bowls. Top with a quarter cup of the mince mixture, 1-2 tbs of tomato sauce and 1 poached egg. Sprinkle with freshly chopped parsley.
Duduzane Zuma defends his father, hints at political ambitions - IOL
Former president Jacob Zuma's son, Duduzane Zuma, has revealed his willingness to enter the political arena.
By Mayibongwe Maqhina5h ago Cape Town - Former president Jacob Zuma's son, Duduzane Zuma, on Monday night revealed his willingness to enter the political arena at whatever level people were willing to allow. Speaking as a guest on SABC 3's Trending SA show, Zuma said he thought everyone should have some involvement in politics. "I mean, we all have opinions and we all have views that have been shaped by our experiences and our environments so we all wanna make a difference. "For me having an interest in politics, that is most certainly a yes. At whichever level, that is for people to decide," Zuma said. "Where I can make a difference, where I believe I can have a big impact, I certainly will, and if it is something people are willing to give me an opportunity to do, I will deliver," he said. Zuma was responding to a question about an announcement that was something big planned when he returned from Dubai, where he currently stays. He touched on politics, business and what to expect from his future ventures during the prime time interview. The advertisement for his guest appearance on the show, which described him as an accomplished businessman, earlier sparked a furore on Twitter. When told his name had trended, Zuma said he was glad because it was the right platform. "I'm happy about that, regardless of the (reason for) trending - whether it's positive or negative. I must thank you guys for having me on the show. I know it is a bold step you have taken," he said. Duduzane said a lot of people were very sceptical about having a frank discussion or facing an uncomfortable situation head-on. "At this point, people say what they need to say and people drag you guys (the media). I'm not sure how you feel about it. I think it is unnecessary. If that is the case, that is an unnecessary move." When asked why he was living in Dubai, he hit backwith a question of his own. "I'm not allowed to be here?" he said before hinting on travelling to the country this week. "People don't understand the reason why I moved out of South Africa. That is why I have spoken about my constitutional rights being trampled on," Zuma said, adding that people were entitled to have their own opinions. Duduzane was also asked what advice he would give to his father, and whether he would counsel Zuma senior to appear before the Zondo Commission for the sake of the country and his children. The former president is set to appear before the commission in November and the commission is reportedly also looking into his childrens finances. The younger Zuma said his father was an independent person and would make whatever decision he thought best. "He deals with the issues in his own life differently to other people ... I think my advice to him is to do what he needs to do. He understands the background and the issues he is facing." Asked why he was throwing his weight behind former eThekwini mayor Zandile Gumede, who is facing criminal charges, Zuma said he has respect for her and believed she would win the case. "From my side, it was to show support to her and me say there are constitutional approaches and certain constitutional rights ..." He also noted that a lot of people were celebrating the spate of recent corruption-related arrests by the Hawks. "If we deal with corruption, let's deal with corruption in a correct manner. Let's not arrest people and charge people without having due the processes that lead up to the arrest and investigations not properly done and in some instances charge sheets not formulated." He said people should not be treated unfairly. Zuma also clarified that he did not own any social media accounts. "There are some social media accounts that exist out there that purport to be myself. I have been on record on numerous times. My lawyer has stated it in courts of law," he said. "We stated that whatever presence out there and commentary should not be attributed to be because that is not me on any social media. I absolutely have no presence." Political Bureau