How is it that the Bushiri family escaped the border control of South Africa, and can we take anything from the activities at Waterkloof military base around their return to Malawi? The violence in Ethiopia has the attention of the UN, can the horn of Africa find a peaceful resolution? Zambia became the first African country to go into sovereign default - what does this mean exactly, and what are the consequences? Brought to you by Johannesburg Business School.

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If you are dreaming of a holiday or just buying your own island, look out for the Euro Millions draw coming up this weekend. The German lotto draw is at a mouthwatering R555 billion! The granddaddy of them all is the US Powerball... and this week it could be you who wins. Maryke Haywood joins us to speak about how you will be paid out should you win - within 24 hours. She also has a nice surprise for Leigh-Ann Mol.

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Where does the concept of wokeness come from? Might there be a link between religion and the woke movement of our times? Is there an alternative to virtue signalling when looking for progress in terms of social justice? Are we at a breaking point when it comes to the ever tenuous bind between Western democracy and the need to serve an ever-growing list of individualistic needs? What are the possible consequences of the current woke movement? Brought to you by The Gas Company.

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Why does it matter when in the year you register your vehicle, and what are the financial benefits of knowing this little detail? With electronic interfaces being the norm now, can wily folks still turn back their odometer? What other services does De Wit Motors offer besides car sales? How does one go about updating the software on their vehicle? The new Mercedes-Benz GLA is launching soon, what's it packing under that hood? The new C-Class is being compared to its bigger brother... high praise indeed. When will all Mercs have an EV option?

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If you are interested in getting involved in the international lottery world, you now have an option to take a punt on the 'Italian Stallion' - Italy's biggest lottery draw. The Christmas Cracker is on in Spain, with a raffle-style traditional lottery draw coming this festive season. And the German lotto is a bonanza this coming week... one to look out for!

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A US citizen was rescued in Niger by Navy seals, and fortunately it seems there was no violence involved from the insurgents. If you are going to cover elections as a journalist or independent observer, there is an island in Africa which is near paradise and would be a dream getaway while you are at work. The Ivory Coast held its elections and it was the battle of the geriatrics. Could Ethiopia become a hydro-electric power juggernaut over the next few years? Brought to you by Johannesburg Business School.

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As the gig economy continues to roll out, how will the lack of cybersecurity in private residences and co-operative workspaces affect how companies keep their data safe? Are there steps which employees can take to safeguard their company from malware and hackers? Are there systems which can render your systems largely lockdown-proof in terms of security? Whose duty is it to look after IT security? What is visibility, and can this help a company have a multi-faceted approach to keeping company data safe? Brought to you by Catalytic.

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Should you only use your lucky numbers on lottoland.co.za? Maryke Haywood, Marketing Manager for Lottoland South Africa, is back to give us more tips and tricks on how to play and win... plus some more clarity on those pesky taxes and possible ways to get around them.

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As much of the world went into lockdown earlier this year, use of the Internet and digital services surged! The downside however is that many people were ill-prepared for the very real threats that come with greater Internet connectivity, and have been sitting ducks in a year that can be described as ‘open season hunting’ for cybercriminals, where nothing and no one has been off limits. Added to this is that employees are often the weakest link in the cybersecurity chain – putting business at risk sometimes without even knowing it...

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The value for companies is still in their data. As your company grows, what storage options should you consider? How does cloud storage work? Does having it mean you can get rid of physical server backups? Should companies test their backups? Gareth speaks to Jaco Voigt from Catalytic for answers.

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