Category: Current Affairs

How McDonald’s Plans on Moving with the Times

The ubiquitous fast-food chain, McDonald’s, announced their plans to test new drive-thru mechanisms and new fast-food restaurant designs. The streamlining of drive-thrus include allowing customers to order their meals via the mobile app, and not have to be in the drive-thru line but rather park at designated pickup spots. The fast-food chain also makes mention of testing delivery and takeout restaurants as part of adapting to the global pandemic COVID-19.  

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SABC Partners With Telkom

Telkom CEO, Sipho Maseko, announced a partnership between the telecommunications giant and the national broadcaster SABC. The partnership will see the SABC moving towards offering an on-demand streaming service of their top shows, plus sports content.

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Tito Mboweni Mid-Term Budget Speech: Everything You Need To Know 

Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni delivered the highly anticipated mid-term budget speech on Wednesday the 28th of October. In light of the global Coronavirus health pandemic, the subsequent lockdown and reports of widespread corruption and mismanagement of COVID-19 relief funds, everyone wanted to know how the government intends on navigating these crises.

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The Government Wants To Collect TV Licence Fees From Netflix Subscribers 

The SABC (South African Broadcasting Commission) in light of continued financial mismanagement has proposed a change to the structure of TV licences in South Africa. The national broadcaster presented key regulatory changes to parliament on the 20th of October. The regulatory changes are intended to keep the SABC viable in the ever-changing South African media environment.

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