Here are our top five articles of the past week.
It's hard to believe that just a few months ago, the day Cape Town was to run out of water, the dreaded Day Zero, seemed imminent. The biggest dam in the province, Theewaterskloof (which serves more than 40% of Cape Town's water needs), has since, however, recovered from 27% to 49%. Business Insider South Africa got images from Glenn Moncrieff, a data scientist at the South African Environmental Observation Network (SAEON), who captured stunning time-lapse images of the dam coming back to life.
Business Insider South Africa looked at the R19.7 million worth in rare game and cattle president Cyril Ramaphosa sold a week ago through his breeding farm Phala Phala. One of the buffalo, Nduvo, sold for a whopping R4.1 million.
"It's all looking the same," says Isithembiso actor Hamilton Dlamini in Nando’s latest advert which threw some vicious shade, with a burn so bad even we felt it. The ad pokes fun at the look of many adverts in South Africa these days, and takes a clear shot at recent campaigns from Absa and Absolut Vodka. Absa tried to hit back, but it failed.
What was supposed to be a cool KFC advert featuring spinning cars has been banned from television after a ruling by the Advertising Standards Authority of SA (ASA). Viewer Jacqui Abrahams complained to the ASA that the TV ad "normalises a very dangerous activity in which people have been killed in South Africa."
The latest rand slump was triggered in part by confirmation that South Africa is in recession: The economy shrank by 0.7% in the second quarter, after a contraction of 2.6% in the first. Business Insider South Africa looked at four ways it will affect you, including more expensive fuel.