Monthly Archives: September 2018

City to honour the older generation at event in celebration of International Day for Older Persons

The City of Cape Town’s Social Development and Early Childhood Development Department will host 200 senior citizens in Retreat over two days to honour them for the contribution they make to society as a whole. International Day for Older Persons

Parliament translation services gets recognition

Parliament has been honoured for consistently providing simultaneous interpreting for all South African official languages, including Sign Language. The honour was bestowed by the Pan South African Language Board (PanSALB) in celebration of International Translation Day, observed today. International Translation

S. Sudanese Surgeon to Use Nansen Award to Aid War Victims

Winner of this year’s UNHCR Nansen Award, South Sudanese surgeon, Evan AtarAdaha, says he will use the Award’s $150,000 cash prize to upgrade his ill-equipped hospital, so he can save more lives. Atar will be honored for two-decades of medical

SANY signs its Kenyan dealer for a broader market

CHANGSHA, China, Sept. 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Recently, SANY signed concrete machinery and dump trucks dealership agreement with Rhombus, the powerful ready-mix and bulk cement supplier in Kenya. Rhombus is expected to sell 650 dump trucks and 200 concrete machines


JOHANNESBURG– South Africa’s Westbury residents have taken to the streets against crime on Friday morning after a woman was killed and her 10-year-old child wounded during a gang shooting. Two people have now been arrested and will be charged with

Melania Trump Takes Her ‘Be Best’ Message to Africa

U.S. first lady Melania Trump is set to begin her first solo international trip since her husband took office on Monday, visiting four African countries to promote the message of her “Be Best” child-welfare initiative. “Each of us hails from

Un chirurgien dermatologique de Los Angeles résout le problème de la greffe de cheveux de type africain grâce à deux nouvelles technologies

Le Dr Sanusi Umar annonce la sortie de Dr.UPunch Curl 2.0 LOS ANGELES, 28 septembre 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Le Dr Sanusi Umar, chirurgien dermatologique de Los Angeles, a annoncé le lancement de deux nouveaux outils de greffe de cheveux distincts

Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon Solves African Hair Transplantation With Two New Technologies

Dr. Sanusi Umar Announces The Release Of Dr.UPunch Curl 2.0 LOS ANGELES, Sept. 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Dr. Sanusi Umar, a Los Angeles dermatologic surgeon, has announced the release of two new, separate hair transplant tools to solve a matter

Suspects busted with Khat

Uitenhage: By participating in efforts to address the root causes of crime, alert members from SAPS Uitenhage followed their instincts, when they noticed this morning, 28 September 2018, how a person off-loaded suspicious looking bags. Members on patrol stopped next

The official memorial service for Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa will take place at the Tshwane Events Centre, Hall J, on 3 October 2018, at 10h00. The Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) on State Funerals, led by Minister in the Presidency, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, made the announcement on Friday afternoon. “On behalf of the government of South Africa, the IMC appreciates the various tributes and messages received from various governments, institutions and individuals. We urge all South Africans to preserve the memory of Minister Molewa and the contribution she has made in building a prosperous South Africa,” said Dlamini-Zuma. Following Molewa’s passing, President Cyril Ramaphosa declared a period of mourning with immediate effect and ordered that the national flag be flown at half-mast at all flag stations countrywide and at South African diplomatic missions abroad. President Ramaphosa also declared an Official Funeral (category 1) for Molewa which includes a ceremonial guard and military honours. The official funeral service will take place on Saturday, 6 October 2018, from Tshwane Events Centre, Hall J and proceed to Zandfontein Cemetery in Pretoria West. “Mourners may attend evening prayer services which will be held at the Molewa residence at 19h00 daily until Friday, 05 October 2018,” said Dlamini-Zuma. The Environmental Affairs Minister passed away at the age of 61 in a Pretoria hospital on Saturday, 22 September 2018. In a statement by the family, Molewa’s brother Fana Mmethi said the Minister succumbed to complications of Legionnaires disease. Mourners can send their messages of condolence and support to the family and friends by making use of condolence books available at the following places: • The Molewa family residence; • The Union Buildings; • Department of Environmental Affairs Offices in Pretoria and Cape Town; • Premiers’ office in all provinces; • Sefako Makgatho University; • Vaal University of Technology; • South African National Parks; • South African National Biodiversity Institute; and • South African Weather Service. In addition, the IMC encouraged mourners to make use of the following hashtags #Molewamemorial and #Molewafuneral to send their messages of condolence via social media. In July this year, Molewa was awarded the Officier de ’Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur (Officer in the French Legion of Honour), one of France’s top honours. Molewa was awarded for her contribution to the liberation struggle, women’s rights and her illustrious effort in environmental protection. Molewa was the Premier of the North West between 2004 and 2009. Thereafter she was appointed Social Development Minister between 2009 and 2010. She was appointed as Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs in 2010 before the two portfolios were split after the 2014 general elections. She maintained the Environmental Affairs portfolio until her passing. Source: South African Government News Agency

Parliament– The Portfolio Committee on Police has noted with huge concern and disappointment the Audit Report of the South African Police Service (SAPS) which indicates that the police service has received a second qualified audit opinion from the Auditor-General (AG),