• Independent Online

    Mobile games and Ronaldo make 39-year-old a billionaire

    INTERNATIONAL - Singapore's newest billionaire is a former government employee who rode mobile sensation Free Fire into the ranks of the ultra-wealthy this week. The battle royale or fight-to-the-death title distributed by Sea Ltd. ranked among the five most downloaded games on the Apple and Google app stores for three straight quarters this year and has amassed $1 billion in adjusted revenue since launching in 2017. That propelled a tripling in Sea's market value and the fortune of co-founder Gang Ye, a Carnegie Mellon University alum who's worked for Wilmar International Ltd. and Singapore's Economic Development Board. The 39-year-old joins fellow co-founder Forrest Li, whose larger stake in

  • Independent Online

    LOOK: A shack like no other, Mozambican man's stunning Cape home

    Cape Town - A shack on the outside, a palace on the inside, this three-room shack can easily be mistaken for a luxury hotel in the city centre. Nestled in the heart of Joe Slovo near Milnerton, the stylish home of Mozambican national, Fernando Mkhabela, has become somewhat of an iconic site and treasure of the community. Walking up the steep and shaky wooden staircase, nothing prepares one for the technologically-advanced home with beaming lights. Mkhabela's shack is the only one in the area with a geyser system and shower. His shack has since gone viral and has had tongues wagging. There's a neat hotel-style bed with white linen and neatly rolled towels. A modern touch control stove with a double-door

  • Independent Online

    LOOK: Mozambican man builds his shack of dreams in Cape Town

    Cape Town - A shack on the outside, a palace on the inside, this three-room shack can easily be mistaken for a luxury hotel in the city centre. Nestled in the heart of Joe Slovo near Milnerton, the stylish home of Mozambican national, Fernando Mkhabela, has become somewhat of an iconic site and treasure of the community. Walking up the steep and shaky wooden staircase, nothing prepares one for the technologically-advanced home with beaming lights. Mkhabela's shack is the only one in the area with a geyser system and shower. His shack has since gone viral and has had tongues wagging. There's a neat hotel-style bed with white linen and neatly rolled towels. A modern touch control stove with a double-door

  • Independent Online

    Cyril Ramaphosa's 'plot' to kill the ANC

    SOME senior ANC leaders have accused President Cyril Ramaphosa of working with external parties to collapse the governing party and replace it with a centre-right coalition led by him after the 2024 general elections. They claim the president and his business allies were going out of their way to privatise state-owned enterprises and destroy black-owned companies funded by the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) as part of a bigger plot to turn voters against the ANC in favour of a coalition of almost all opposition parties except Julius Malema's EFF. This comes as the government this week placed cash-strapped national carrier SAA under business rescue. Four ANC national executive committee (NEC)

  • Independent Online

    Fighting looters is not for sissies

    Let nobody fool you into believing that fighting corruption is a piece of cake. It's certainly not for sissies. For a start, it calls for an iron-fisted political will on the part of government which is sadly in short supply at present. It also requires our politicians to be people of high moral and ethical standing, which is so often a pipe dream in these times. As one wag put it, don't ever give a politician the keys to your city; far better to change the locks. South Africa's war against corruption becomes even more problematic because the rot is so deeply embedded in the fabric of our society, it's now almost a way of life.

  • AllAfrica.com

    Tanzanian Dollar Millionaire Ali Mufuruki Dies in South Africa

    Dar es Salaam - One of Tanzania's dollar millionaires and chairman for Infotech Investment Group, Ali Mufuruki, is no more. Mr Mufuruki, who founded CEO Roundtable of Tanzania (CEOrt) and Africa Leadership Initiative (ALI) East Africa died on Saturday night at Montnigside Hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa, the CEOrt chairman, Mr Sanjay Rughani confirmed on Sunday, December 8, 2019. "Dear board members: This is news I would never have wanted to break to you but our dear friend Ali Mufuruki passed on last night at Morningside Hospital, Johannesburg in South Africa... .," Mr Rughani said in his message to members of the CEOrt. He said Mr Mufuruki fell ill while in Dar es Salaam and was rushed

  • ewn.co.za

    Alex street vendors living in fear after witnessing taxi patroller's murder

    JOHANNESBURG - Business owners near the Pan Africa Mall in Alexandra say they are traumatised by a deadly shooting, but they have no choice but to continue operating near the scene. A taxi patroller was shot multiple times opposite the Roman Catholic church on First Avenue on Friday. It's been a week of taxi violence after five people were killed in a shooting in Olievenhoutbosch on Monday, while seven others were arrested for attempted murder after attacking operators in Lenasia south. Vusumuzi Msimanga was killed just meters away from stalls outside the mall. A vendor in the vicinity said she fell to the ground when she heard gunshots. “I just heard gunshots while I was making tea and I fell