California became the first state to ban discrimination against natural hair

2019-07-04 11:57

The newly-passed bill will update the state's existing anti-discrimination laws to include the protection of natural hairstyles.

A South Pacific nation is banning Facebook for a month as the region grapples with fake news and censorship

2018-05-29 12:00

Facebook has been criticised for its role in inciting hatred and violence in Sri Lanka and Myanmar, where it has "turned into a beast" according to a UN official.

A small town in America is fining people more than R1,000 for looking at their phone while crossing the street

2018-03-01 17:58

It's more than R2,000 if you do it twice, and nearly R6,000 for the first time.

Wearing a burqa is not the same as being a clown, obviously.

2017-10-06 11:38

When are we going to stop trying to police Muslim women's rights when it comes to wearing a burqa?

Zim to reintroduce ban on raw chrome exports

2017-02-03 10:38

The Zimbabwean government is planning to reintroduce a ban on raw chrome exports less than two years after it was lifted, according to a government official.

Acsa weighs in on Samsung Note 7 ban

2016-10-21 11:22

Airports Company South Africa has thrown its weight behind global calls for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 to be banned from flights.

Travelling with a Note 7? You could face a R2.5m fine

2016-10-18 17:02

Samsung has set up exchange booths for the controversial Note 7 devices in airports around the world, ahead of massive fines being imposed by aviation authorities.

Court deals blow to Berlin's Airbnb ban

2016-08-10 09:04

An attempt by Berlin to clamp down on properties being rented out as holiday homes on internet platforms like Airbnb suffered a setback as a court ruled in a landlords' favour.

Should restaurants abolish tipping?

2013-06-12 14:30

Would you like to tip with discretion, or would you like a mandatory 12% added to your bill.

Reader: Ban drunk drivers

2013-01-04 11:59

Reader RIEKIE believes drunk drivers pose a danger to all road users and agrees with the Inkatha Freedom Party's call for a life ban on guilty drivers.


A South African hotel giant has just banned plastic straws at all its hotels and casinos

2018-08-20 12:50

Tsogo Sun has vowed to get rid of plastic straws at over a hundred hotels and casinos to help reduce global plastic waste.

As SA moves to a ban on booze ads, remember the bizarre ads used to sell cigarettes?

2018-03-09 08:21

It is weird to imagine that 20 years from now, people may look at today's alcohol advertising the way we look at cigarette advertising today.

5 things to know about Germany's diesel ban case

2018-02-27 11:33

Germany's Federal Administrative Court is ruling on whether cities can ban diesel cars to lower air pollution.

Two England fans banned over Nazi gestures

2017-06-07 07:16

Two England supporters received lifetime bans for making Nazi gestures during a friendly against Germany in March, the FA revealed.

US flight attendants to stop Note 7 warnings

2017-01-11 17:02

The pre-boarding notification at US airports that warns Samsung Galaxy Note 7 owners not to be in possession of the device during a flight has been lifted.

Note 7 'recall' kiosks coming to SA airports

2016-10-20 13:37

Samsung is installing exchange kiosks at airports in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban after the 'exploding' Note 7 phone has been banned from several airlines.

SAA warns of fines for passengers carrying Note 7

2016-10-18 14:57

Passengers who carry the controversial 'exploding' Samsung Note 7 on a South African Airways flight could face fines amid the banning of the device on several airlines.

Back in business: Judge lifts Uber ban

2014-09-17 08:29

A Frankfurt judge has granted a reprieve to Uber, the online taxi service, setting aside a temporary injunction issued earlier in September against the company from operating its car-sharing service in Germany.

Readers respond: Licence ban?

2013-01-14 14:09

We asked you to respond to the Inkatha Freedom Party calls for a lifetime licence ban for drivers guilty of drunk-driving on South Africa's roads. Read Wheels24 readers responses...

Kimi: DRS ban 'a good move'

2012-12-28 09:28

Lotus Formula 1 driver Kimi Raikkonen believes banning drag reduction systems during Friday and Saturday practice sessions is a good move.

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