Monthly Archives: December 2016

UN Names Warsame as Director for Global Emergencies

The United Nations has confirmed that a Somali-born official who has been doing humanitarian work for 25 years will be the UNHCR's director for global emergencies, staff security, safety and supply services effective next month.Ahmed Warsame has been a...

New Year Message for Year 2017 by President Jacob Zuma:

Economic Transformation and Nation Building Key in 2017 We have come to the conclusion of a fruitful and productive year. We moved a step further this year in fighting poverty, inequality and unemployment, as we continued working hard together, to re...

SOUTH AFRICA TO CONDUCT PROBE INTO CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES IN PRISONS

The Judicial Inspectorate of Correctional Services (JICS) is to launch a full investigation into increasing violence, drugs and dangerous weapons in South Africa's prisons.The inspectorate says the recent incident at the St. Albans Maximum Security Pri...

SOUTH AFRICAN ORGANIZATION RAISES 9.6 MLN RAND FOR SYRIAN WAR VICTIMS

A South African non-profit organiZation, Operation SA, says it has raised 9.6 million Rand (about 686,000 US dollars) in support of victims of the war in Syria.Social activist Yusuf Abramjee who is behind the initiative, Wednesday handed over several m...

PPF concerned over detention of Al Jazeera journalist in Egypt

Pakistan Press Freedom (PPF), in a letter to President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt, expressed concern over the arrest and detention of Al Jazeera journalists Mahmoud Hussein in Cairo on December 25. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali urged the

ANOTHER 800 MW OF POWER ADDED TO SOUTH AFRICA’S NATIONAL GRID

Another 800 megawatts (MW) of electricity is being added to South Africa's national grid, after the first unit of the Kusile coal-fired power station in northern Mpumalanga Province was connected to the national grid.South African electricity provider ...

TWO SOUTH AFRICAN POLITICAL PARTY LEADERS APPEAL THEIR SUSPENSION

Two suspended leaders of the South African National Freedom Party (NFP), former Secretary General Nhlanhla Khubisa and former Chairperson Maliyakhe Shelembe have appealed their suspension from the party.Both were suspended for six years after the party...

CAPE TOWN AUTHORITIES WORRIED BY AMOUNT OF ALCOHOL SEIZED FROM SWIMMERS

The City of Cape Town says the amount of alcohol it has confiscated on beaches is a matter of serious concern. More than 7,000 litres of liquor have been confiscated from beach goers since the start of the festive season,