Barclays Plc’s African unit is equipping tellers with iPads and offering customers mobile apps as the bank tries to win back market share by stepping up lending in the face of slowing growth in South Africa.
Thousands of South Africans braved driving rain at the nation’s biggest stadium to mark the life of Nelson Mandela in the first of three major public events this week that may rival the funeral of U.S. President John F. Kennedy.
South African President Jacob Zuma was jeered by a crowd attending a memorial service for the nation’s first black leader Nelson Mandela, as a series of scandals weigh on his popularity before elections next year.
South Africa will expand Nelson Mandela’s memorial service to cater for at least 200,000 people, more than first planned, as ordinary citizens to foreign heads of state clamor to pay tribute to the former president.
Visitors file solemnly onto Robben Island after a half-hour ferry crossing from Cape Town’s harbor and make their way across a rocky, barren landscape to the defunct prison where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 years.
The three blue-gum trees under which Nelson Mandela learned to be a leader still stand at the Mqhekezweni Great Place near Qunu, formerly the seat of kings of the abaThembu tribe in South Africa’s Eastern Cape Province.
South Africa will expand Nelson Mandela’s memorial service to cater for at least 200,000 people, more than first planned, as ordinary citizens to international heads of state clamor to pay tribute to the former president.
South Africans held countrywide prayer services to commemorate the life of former President Nelson Mandela, the third day in a week of events that will culminate in a funeral at his childhood village of Qunu.