The best of Business Insider South Africa this week
Here are our top five articles of the past week.
After 18 years, Australia's Monash University will be pulling out of South Africa, selling out to JSE-listed education group Advtech in a R340 million deal. Its Johannesburg campus has a capacity of 6,500 students and features a number of student residences, popular among students from other African countries.
The Road to a Healthier South Africa report, based on data from Discovery’s insurance scheme, found that Durban drivers are the country’s worst, followed by Pretoria and Johannesburg. Cape Town is not only the country’s healthiest city, but also has the safest drivers, the report found.
3) The new coal power station in Limpopo will only be used by the Chinese – here’s why it’s an ‘irrational’ project
According to reports, President Cyril Ramaphosa inked a deal with the Chinese to build a new 4,600-megawatt coal power station during his visit to that country. This came as a shock, as the brand-new Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) does not include any new coal-fired power plants.
Business Insider South Africa asked Nadav Ossendryver, the founder of Latest Sightings, the most viewed YouTube channel in South Africa, to share his favourite wildlife videos. The website, started as a fun idea when he was a teenager, now gets an average of 20 million views a month, with a staggering 785 million views over time, according to digital information platform Social Blade.
Scientists have found the oldest known drawing by Homo sapiens: a 73,000-year old sketch in ochre crayon in a cave near Still Bay in the Western Cape. This is the earliest drawing ever found, and predates those in Europe by about 30,000 years, according to research published on Wednesday in scientific journal Nature.