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  19 January 2018 Issue 218 - Welcome




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President Jacob Zuma held talks with President Uhuru Kenyatta of the Republic of Kenya at Dr John Langalibalele Dube House residence in Durban.

President Kenyatta is on his first working visit to South Africa since his inauguration on 28 November 2017.

The two leaders discussed matters of mutual concern between South Africa and Kenya, who enjoy very warm bilateral relations underpinned by strong historical and political bonds.
President Jacob Zuma and President Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe have undertaken to strengthen economic trade and cooperation between South Africa and Zimbabwe.

Photo: Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa pays a courtesy call on Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa (GCIS)

“The two Heads of State agreed on the need to strengthen economic cooperation and expand economic and trade relations between the two countries, and to make this a key feature of the South Africa-Zimbabwe Bi-National Commission agenda, in support of President Mnangagwa's mission to revive the Zimbabwean economy which has been hit by sanctions and other challenges over many years,” said the Presidency in a statement.



Condolences on passing of anti-apartheid activists

The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation expresses its condolences to the family and friends of several anti-apartheid activists who passed on in recent days.

“The start of 2018 has brought along with it sad news of the passing of three deeply committed anti-apartheid stalwarts: Thanga Pillay (mother of High Court Judge Jody Kollapen), Rica Hodgson and Keorapetse Kgositsile.  All three had contributed meaningfully to our country in different ways. They leave an inspiring legacy behind,” said the Foundation’s Executive Director, Neeshan Balton.

Photo: Thanga Pillay with her son Judge Jody Kollapen

Durban – South Africa in the Making

Durban, South Africa, one of the busiest ports in the southern hemisphere was opened in 1840. Home to the Zulus, the largest ethnic group in South Africa, Durban is also known as the city for having the most number of Indian descendent population outside of India and has had a significant influence on the cultural diversity of this port City.
‘South Africa in the Making’, a historic photographic and audio exhibition is currently hosted at the iconic Moses Mabhida stadium and presents an informative and educational display of freedom activists who gave their lives to free South Africa from the scourge and brutality of apartheid.
Sunny Singh (78) a Durban native and overseer of the exhibition, is a veteran of the MK, Spear of the Nation, the then military wing of the freedom movement.

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