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HARARE RESIDENTS HAIL FIRST VIOLENCE FREE ELECTION

Belanda | Jul 31 , 2018

Many of the city’s residents are still sceptical that this means the opposition party will win Monday’s election.

Nearby, Zanu-PF, the party that has ruled Zimbabwe since independence in 1980 also held a rally. One thing is certain: for the first time since independence — the end of white-minority rule — Robert Mugabe will not be the president after an election.

We leave it to readers to estimate the size of the MDC Alliance rally at Freedom Square using the top photo on this article.

The party’s leader, Nelson Chamisa, addressed a crowd wearing colourful red T-shirts and… read more


PROTEAS START ODI WITH A WIN: THANKS TO BOWLERS

Belanda | Jul 31 , 2018

Some consolation for a disappointing tour they claimed four wickets each to help bowl out Sri Lanka for 193, a total the visitors passed in just 31 overs to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series.

South Africa’s chase depended on an 86-run third-wicket stand between Quinton de Kock and skipper Faf du Plessis, who both hit 47.

Off spinner Akila Dananjaya struck at crucial moments to get three wickets but Jean-Paul Duminy ensured a swift chase with his 32-ball unbeaten 53.

But it was a superb opening pace spell from Rabada and Shamsi’s career-best figures… read more


NELSON MANDELA BAY COALITION A HUGE SUCCESS

Belanda | Jul 26 , 2018

This is according to the Democratic Alliance’s provincial leader for the Eastern Cape, Nqaba Bhanga. The coalition in the city is led by the DA.

Bhanga issued a statement on Monday, saying that the coalition “remains united and focused on delivering services to the people of the city”.

He added that coalition governments were the future of the country and that “while they can be difficult, they are necessary”.

He praised the progress the coalition has made since 2016, saying that “a positive reflection of our financial position is the recent Moody’s credit upgrade… read more


ERITREAN–ETHIOPIAN PEACE A WATERSHED MOMENT

Belanda | Jul 24 , 2018

The Eritrean–Ethiopian War, one of the many conflicts in the region, was started in May of 1998. Various international groups have claimed that at least 100 000 people have been killed during this 20-year conflict – which just never looked like it would end.

The war itself only actually lasted just over two years, following an Ethiopian military victory. A treaty had actually been drawn up in 2000, but both parties failed to come together on that.

Under the leadership of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, Ethiopia has finally agreed to get this peace ball rolling. Eritrean President… read more


A total full moon eclipse – the longest of the 21st century – will be visible from SA

Belanda | Jul 23 , 2018

A total full moon eclipse which will be viewable from multiple continents including most of Africa, according to NASA, is happening on 27 July.

This lunar eclipse will be primarily visible from the world’s Eastern Hemisphere (Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand).

The local times of the eclipse are available at TimeandDate.com (remember to put your place or country in the search box).

The eclipse will take place at or around midnight for Madagascar and the Middle East. Europe and Africa will view it sometime between sunset and midnight on 27 July, whereas… read more


OBAMA PERFECT CHOICE FOR MANDELA DAY LECTURE.

Belanda | Jul 18 , 2018

The Nelson Mandela foundation’s Luzuko Koti said Obama‚ with his global reach‚ was the ideal speaker to raise uncomfortable questions‚ provoke dialogue and draw attention to values that today were under threat.

“One of the things we are dealing with is captured democracies that don’t work for the poor‚ that don’t work for people in countries that are underdeveloped‚ where people are made to be rubber stampers of decisions that are made elsewhere. We wanted someone who is going to interrogate that‚” he explained.

The address will be one of Obama’s most high-profile… read more


DESMOND AND LEAH TUTU SPEND WEDDING ANNIVERSARY CARING FOR SICK CHILDREN

Belanda | Jul 09 , 2018

The Tutus have been active patrons of the hospital for the past 18 years.

Apart from being regular visitors to the wards‚ their fundraising efforts have contributed to the hospital being able to acquire equipment to screen high-risk infants’ eyes and prevent blindness‚ and equipment for the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit for which there was no public funding.

The teaching hospital of Stellenbosch University‚ Tygerberg hospital is responsible for providing tertiary medical care to approximately half of the Western Cape’s children in need‚ as well as some children from further… read more


SAUDI WOMAN CELEBRATE THE END OF FEMALE DRIVING BAN BY DOING A LAP IN F1 RACE CAR

Belanda | Jul 04 , 2018

Women all over Saudi Arabia are celebrating a historic day for their country: the day that Saudi women are legally allowed to drive on the kingdom’s roads.

The decision to lift the archaic ban was made by the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in September 2017, making Saudi Arabia the last country in the world to allow women to drive.

Female race care driver Aseel Al-Hamad decided to mark the exciting day by taking a celebratory lap around the Le Castellet circuit in a 2012 Renault Formula One race car.

Source: https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/watch-saudi-woman-celebrate-the-end-of-female-driving-ban-by-doing-a-lap-in-f1-race-car/

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HOW YOU CAN WIN A SLICE OF THE DURBAN JULY MILLIONS

Belanda | Jul 04 , 2018

The Vodacom Durban July is the most valuable and biggest horse race in Africa, and as far as South Africa is concerned, it is the one time of the year even non-racing people want to get involved.

Last year on TAB alone, about R138 million was bet on the race and that does not include what was spent with bookmakers and office pools around the country.

This year, those going into their local tote will discover they have a number of betting options on the race over 2 200m at Greyville Racecourse that carries a stake of R4.25 million.

Of course, there is the normal win and… read more


KOUGA CELEBRATES GLOBAL WIND DAY

Belanda | Jun 29 , 2018

The library is one of many sustainable development projects run by the wind farm in the communities within its geographic footprint in the Kouga region since launching in 2015.

Inspecting the progress on the project are community members (from left) Ragel Goeda, Babalwa Sahluko and Nozuko Ntshota, who have benefited from another of the wind farm’s community projects – the Rainmakers women empowerment programme.

The seven-month programme has seen groups of women from the Sea Vista, Umzamowethu, KwaNomzamo and Kruisfontein communities undergoing specific skills development and… read more


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