Mandela Day – Mother AFRICA: 18 July 2019

Nelson Mandela was an extraordinary global advocate for dignity & equality. He exemplified courage, compassion and commitment to freedom, peace & social justice; UN Secretary General António Guterres @antonioguterres

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Reap What You Sow: Consistency and The Compounding Effect

About 6 months ago, I looked at myself in the mirror and decided enough was enough. The past 4 years had been successful: my wife and I had watched our two baby daughters blossom into beautiful personalities of their own, and my business ventures were going well. But looking in the mirror, I realised that it had come at the cost of my physical health. I looked terrible, and felt even worse.

South African President Ramaphosa’s ANC retains power amid apathy, waning support

The African National Congress(ANC) was headed toward victory in South Africa’s election on Friday, though the party was on course for its worst performance since it swept to power a quarter of a century ago.

South Africans voting in Wednesday’s election for a new parliament and nine provincial legislatures expressed frustration at rampant corruption, high unemployment and racial inequalities that persist 25 years after the first all-races poll marked the end of white minority rule.

Africa’s historic Free Trade Agreement signed – Kigali, Rwanda

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“54 countries with a population no less than one billion marks the creation of the world’s largest economic and free trade area,” International Trade Centre Director, Arancha Gonzalez reacts as the African Continental Free Trade Area is born

South African police halt shipment of rhino horns, arrest two

JOHANNESBURG, April 15 (Reuters) – South African police have intercepted 167 rhino horns believed to be destined for Southeast Asia, in one of the biggest such hauls ever in the country.

Two suspects, aged 57 and 61, were arrested with the horns on Saturday, police said on Sunday. They had been tipped off about the suspects’ vehicle.

“The value has not been determined — it’s one of the biggest hauls in the country,” Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi, a police spokesman, said by text message on Monday. The case was still being investigated, he said.

Nearly 80 percent of the world’s rhinos live in South Africa. More than 1,000 rhinos were killed in the country each year from 2013 to 2017, according to conservation group Save the Rhino.