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Mandela Day – How did it all start?

Jul 18 , 2018

Mandela Day is an annual call to action for citizens, South African and globally, to donate 67 minutes of their time to a charity, good cause or improving your community/society in a meaningful way. Nelson Mandela International Day (or Mandela Day) the annual international day in honour of Nelson Mandela, is celebrated each year on 18 July, Mandela’s birthday. The day was officially declared by the United Nations in November 2009, with the first UN Mandela Day held on 18 July 2010. However, other groups began celebrating Mandela Day on 18 July 2009. On 27 April 2009, the 46664 concerts… read more


OBAMA PERFECT CHOICE FOR MANDELA DAY LECTURE.

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… read more


TOP 10 STUDENT DESIGNERS NAMED

Jul 17 , 2018

Durban – Student from the Durban University of Technology dominated the second round of judging at the Vodacom Durban July Young Designer Award, presented by Durban Fashion Fair when they snatched nine of the ten finalist berths at a glitzy evening of fashion at Greyville Racecourse on Tuesday evening.

Pietermaritzburg student designer Nosipho Ntuli staved off what could have been a DUT clean-sweep by securing a top ten spot, but the judges conceded afterwards that it had been very tough to separate the top ten from the thirty semi-finalists.

Judges Terrence Bray, Kathrin… read more


HOW MUCH ARE SA’S NEIGHBOURING COUNTRIES PAYING FOR PETROL?

Jul 17 , 2018

The recent hike came after midnight when petrol and diesel respectively increased by 23 cents a litre, hiking the price to R16.02  for petrol inland, R15.43 coastal and R14.44 for the 50ppm diesel – the highest prices in South African history.

Most South Africans do not understand why they are paying more for fuel than their neighbours when said neighbours get their fuel supply from our country.

GlobalPetrolPrices.com explains the process on how you end up paying for fuel and the various price differences.

The average price of fuel around the world is R16 per… read more


DAVID GOLDBLATT : FINDING THE HUMAN IN AN INHUMANE LANDSCAPE

Jul 16 , 2018

World-renowned and revered South African photographer David Goldblatt died last month at the age of 87. He became a photographer at the age of 18 and would come to focus his camera on quiet, yet equally poignant features of the brutal apartheid regime.

Over the course of his decades-long career, Goldblatt’s photographs were exhibited widely and continue to be held in museums around the world. He won numerous major international awards for his work.

David was deeply connected to the country. Although he grew up in a time that was shaped by apartheid, his work went beyond… read more


TELKOM LAUNCHES NEW SUPER-CHEAP CALLING BUNDLES

Jul 16 , 2018

The bundles are exclusively available to FreeMe and FreeMe Family customers. “These bundles can be used to call any mobile network within South Africa and can be purchased as once-off or recurring bundles,” said Telkom Consumer CEO Serame Taukubong.

FreeMe Promo All-Network Voice Bundles are billed per second and are valid for 31 days. They are available for postpaid and top-up customers.

The bundles are detailed in the table below.

FreeMe Promo All-Networks Voice Bundles FreeMe Bundles Minutes Price 100 minutes R40 200 minutes R80 300 minutes R100 500 minutes R150… read more


RENEWABLE ENERGY GIVES POWER AND JOBS TO CLANWILLIAM

Jul 16 , 2018

The Western Cape town of Clanwilliam’s first retail shopping centre to be opened on Thursday is an example of how renewable energy is aiding economic development in small towns with limited access to the national grid, an energy company executive said on Wednesday.

SOLA Future Energy installed a solar photovoltaic system providing the additional power for the Cedar Mill Mall that state-owned power utility Eskom could not supply.

Eskom indicated that it was able to supply only 250 kVA of continuous power due to constraints on the grid, while the mall’s developers, Noble Property,… read more


PERMISSION GRANTED FOR CEO SLEEPOUT IN MANDELAS CELL

Jul 16 , 2018

The bid would allow a wealthy funder to spend a night in Madiba’s prison cell on Robben Island at a minimum cost of $250‚000 (about R3.4-million).

The Robben Island Museum this week joined in criticism of the auction‚ saying they were shocked to hear of it. The Nelson Mandela Foundation also distanced itself from it.

In a statement‚ the CEO SleepOut said it had not intended any offence.

The trustees extended their “sincere apologies if they have offended anyone in their quest to raise funds for worthy causes‚ as this is certainly not its intent”.

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HUAWEI GETS FIRST 8GB RAM SMARTPHONE

Jul 16 , 2018

Huawei just unveiled the Honor 10 GT, which will be its first smartphone with 8GB of RAM. Its predecessor, the Honor 10, which launched in April for China and in May internationally, only had options for 4GB or 6GB of RAM.

Besides the extra RAM, the new smartphone will have the same specs and appearance as the regular Honor 10. The Honor 10 GT has a 5.8-inch, 2280 x 1080 LCD display with a fingerprint sensor on the home button. It has a notch where the front-facing 24-megapixel selfie sensor is and an otherwise nearly edge-to-edge display.

It’s powered by a Kirin 970 processor… read more


Two Pilots Spent Their Savings on a Plane to Rescue Migrants at Sea

Jul 11 , 2018

Two pilots have spent their combined life savings for the sole purpose of saving refugees from the perils of sailing across the Mediterranean Sea.

 

José Benavente and Benoit Micolon are the French altruists behind the volunteer rescue group Pilotes Volontaires. The two men launched the effort after they pooled their hard-earned money to purchase a $150,000 plane to be used for rescuing migrants at sea.

 

“José and I bought the plane with our own personal money because otherwise we would have wasted too much time searching for financing,” Micolon… read more