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  10 April 2017 Issue 197- Communities of Excellence

 

 

 

  

Freedom Fighter Extraordinaire

 
Ahmed Kathrada(87) passed away peacefully after a short period of illness on March 28 2017. Kathrada has had an illustrious political career
having served between 1994 and 1999 as the parliamentary counsellor to late President Nelson Mandela.
He was born on 21 August 1929 in rural Schweizer-Reneke and was introduced to politics as a young boy when he joined a non-racial youth club run by the Young Communist League.
At the tender age of 17, Kathrada participated in the 1946 Passive Resistance Campaign led by the South African Indian Congress. He was part of 2000 resisters who were arrested and imprisoned for defying a law that discriminated against Indian South Africans.
Kathrada, under the tutelage of Transvaal Indian Congress leader, Dr Yusuf Dadoo, later befriended emerging ANC leaders such as Walter Sisulu, Nelson Mandela and Oliver Tambo.
 
 

High Court on Dagga

 
The Hemp, Dagga, Weed, Herb, Marijuana and a plant by any other name, Industrialisation report back presentation was full of positive excitement. Medicines, clothing, paper among the thousands of uses, its dubious illegality and its economics were discussed at a workshop in Pretoria.
The moot point of, benefits of hemp was examined to point out its socio/eco impact. Who would benefit from legal hemp?
South Africa is a stable country, largest economy in Africa, first world financial system perfectly engineered. Contrary to popular belief it is very easy to do business with South Africa, note the number of multinational corporations and conglomerates that are hosted here in South Africa. They have the legal and financial clout in a country that is constitutional democracy and conducts business as an open market.

 
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Kgwebong Creating Communities of Excellence

 
By Kgomotso Kgoale

Kgwebong Consulting, whose vision it is to Create Communities of Excellence, partners with different Embassies in providing Organisational Development interventions to schools, NGO’s and other institutions.
On 31st March 2017, a certificate ceremony was held at the Bodibeng library in Soshanguve. The purpose of the event was to 1) acknowledge and give certificates to 35 Principals who attended a Leadership Development workshop; and 2) to recognize the contribution and support from stakeholders such as the embassies of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Department of Education Mr. Robertson, in helping to grow and develop the schools and communities.
In attendance were the outgoing first secretary of Timor-Leste, Ms. Josefina Tilman, the Cultural Counselor of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Mr Shahronz Falahat Pisheh and Mr. Robertson from the Department of Basic Education. Ms. Josefina Tilman introduced her new replacement, Mr Joao Camilo Da Costa Oliveira who promised to continue with the library project at the Babinaphuti school.
 

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Enhancing relations between South Africa and the Central African Republic

 
President Jacob Zuma hosted the President of the Central African Republic, His Excellency Professor Faustin-Archange Touadera at the Sefako M. Makgatho Presidential Guesthouse in Pretoria on 5 April 2017.
The purpose of the visit was to strengthen bilateral relations between South Africa and the Central African Republic under the Framework Cooperation Agreement (FCA) signed in 2006. The FCA provides for political, economic, social, security, cultural, scientific and technical cooperation between the two sister Republics.
 
 
 
 
 

Science, Technology and Environment Cooperation between South Africa and Argentina

 
2The Scientific and Technological Cooperation between South Africa and Argentina was further enhanced by the visit of Dr. Lino Baranao, Argentine Minister of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation to South Africa.
The high level delegation visit from the 1st to the 5th of April had fruitful deliberations on several issues on bilateral collaboration.
These include joint activities in nanotechnologies and biotechnology, space and nuclear technology and marine scientific research.
In keeping with the ocean economy the possibilities of synergies between Argentina’s Initiative Pampa Azul and South Africa’s Operation Phakisa with regards to Marine research were also explored.

 
 

 
 
 

 

Commemorating 20 years of Signing the Red Fort Declaration and bidding farewell

 
 


 


 

 

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