Source: South African Rugby Union |

Dry replaces injured Visser at HSBC Los Angeles Sevens

Dry, who is the most capped South African forward in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series (72 tournaments and 363 matches), said the trip came unexpected

An ankle injury to Springbok Sevens forward Impi Visser has ruled him out of the HSBC Los Angeles Sevens at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson this weekend and he will be replaced by the experienced Chris Dry. Visser sustained the injury on Thursday and Dry was called into the…

Source: South African Rugby Union |

Substance before style for the Blitzboks’ engine room

Generally, the Springbok Sevens are liked for being a true example of the potential of South Africans working together towards a common goal

The Blitzboks are many things to many people – some love the comfortable integration by the team and others laud their high performance ability which sees them consistently rank in the top two sevens teams of the world. Generally, the Springbok Sevens are liked for being a true example of…

Source: Standard Chartered |

Standard Chartered commits USD75bn towards Sustainable Development Goals

Bank also commits to net zero carbon emissions from its operations by 2030

Standard Chartered (www.SC.com) has today announced new business targets for supporting its clients as they transition to a low carbon economy as part of its Sustainability Aspirations. By the end of 2024, the Bank commits to: providing USD40 billion of project financing services for infrastructure that promotes sustainable development providing…

Source: South African Rugby Union |

Blitzboks change three as Kok hits 50

Blitzbok coach Neil Powell made three changes to the side that lost in the final of the HSBC Sydney Sevens early this month

Werner Kok will play in his 50th HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series tournament for the Springbok Sevens team next weekend in Los Angeles, where Ryan Oosthuizen, Kurt-Lee Arendse and Mfundo Ndhlovu will return to action in the green and gold. Blitzbok coach Neil Powell made three changes to the side…

Aella
Source: Aella |

Financial inclusion in West Africa gets a boost with new $10m raise by Aella Fintech

Aella has made a visible impact on the lives of more than 300k borrowers across its Employer Backed and Direct to Consumer Verticals, who now have access to simple financial products

Focused on improving financial inclusion for West Africa’s low-income segment, a Nigerian fintech start-up, Aella (https://AellaCredit.com/) has raised a $10m debt financing round, from HQ Financial Group (HQF), Singapore-based private company specializing in new material science, semiconductor and blockchain financial investments. This debt financing round is Aella’s second raise and…

Embassy of the United Republic of Tanzania Tel Aviv, Israel
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President John Magufuli receives Diplomatic Credentials from Israel

Received diplomatic credentials from nine new envoys, including Oded Joseph, Israeli Ambassador to Tanzania (residing in Kenya) to represent their countries

President John Magufuli has received diplomatic credentials from nine new envoys, including Oded Joseph, Israeli Ambassador to Tanzania (residing in Kenya) to represent their countries. He has received credentials from Ms Maria Amelia Mario De Paiva (Portuguese Ambassador, who represents her country in Mozambique and Tanzania), Douglas Foo Peow Yong (Singapore),…

Source: South African Rugby Union |

Bok hero Du Toit makes it a memorable double in 2019

Pieter-Steph du Toit capped off phenomenal 2019 season when he added the prestigious South Africa (SA) Rugby Player of the Year award to his World Rugby Player of the Year accolade

Third win in four years for Pieter-Steph du Toit; Herschel Jantjies and Handré Pollard also scoop top awards; Rassie Erasmus and Springboks honoured for brilliant 2019. Pieter-Steph du Toit capped off phenomenal 2019 season when he added the prestigious SA Rugby Player of the Year award to his World Rugby…

Source: South African Rugby Union |

Du Plessis, Davids to add speed to Blitzboks team

Angelo Davids and Muller du Plessis boast immense pace down an athletics track, clocking 100m in 10.5 (Davids) and 10.6 (Du Plessis) seconds respectively

The HSBC World Sevens Series has become synonymous with all-out action, tries galore, big hits and watching some of the premier athletes in the game trying to outrun each other - all at breath-taking speeds. Some of the fastest players in the world out are out there, and when the…

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Equatorial Guinea outlines Asian investment strategy ahead of the Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum

During the meeting, Minister Obiang Lima said the energy investment drive into Equatorial Guinea does not have to be China-centric

Ahead of the Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum in Abu Dhabi, Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons of Equatorial Guinea, H.E. Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima outlined the country’s Asia-focused investment strategy following successful high-level discussions with state-owned oil and gas company Petro Vietnam and other Asian companies based in the United…

Source: South African Rugby Union |

“Our defensive system makes attack easier” – Pretorius

Pretorius not only defended stoutly but had the Cape Town crowd on their feet with a stunning solo run to score his very first try at the tournament

Blitzboks forward JC Pretorius credited the defensive effort of the squad as crucial in their seven try romp over Japan in their Pool A opener at the HSBC Cape Town Sevens on Friday evening. The Springbok Sevens gave Japan nothing on attack and defended with great discipline, forcing the Japanese…