Following the increasing successful stories of zero Ebola infections in Liberia and further stories of drastic reductions of infections in neighboring Guinea and Sierra Leone, the World Health Organization (WHO) has announced at the United Nations headquarters in New York, that the end of infections could be reached at the end of 2015.In plain language, she said there could be no more Ebola and that Liberia, (already enjoying zero infections) could be joined by Guinea and Sierra Leone to be free, too.Speaking at the U.N. Security Council via video link from Hong Kong last Thursday, Dr. Margaret Chan, head of the WHO said that Ebola in West Africa could be “soundly defeated” by the end of this year.The report quoted Dr. Chan as telling the U.N. Security Council that current surveillance and response capacities have greatly improved and health workers have a better picture of how the disease spreads.She noted that the three most affected West African countries—Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, have made huge progress to the extent that new cases in Liberia have stopped, and in Guinea and Sierra Leone a total of only three cases have been reported during each of the past two weeks.“If the current intensity of case detection and contact tracing is sustained, the virus can be soundly defeated by the end of this year. That means getting to zero and staying at zero,” she said.Like the success story of Liberia, contact tracing is on high agenda and the last reported case saw the swift response of health officials to identify and trace all those that might come in contact with the last known victim.To date, health officials in Liberia are like hawks, said a health official who was contacted for this story, “to pounce on any rumor of an outbreak,” so that Liberia can continue to enjoy its Ebola-free status.However, Dr. Chan said the latest outbreak of Ebola in Guinea and Sierra Leone and even the most recent in Liberia will not be officially over until there are zero cases of the virus. Affected countries need to have no new reported cases for 42 days before they can be declared free of the virus.Thankfully, latest reports in Liberia suggest the country having achieved the required number of days (42) and is significantly virus free, though health officials are not prepared to pack up their PPEs any time soon.Dr. Chan mentioned the establishment of communicable disease control systems in West Africa by the African Union and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help African nations better prepare for future potential outbreaks.There have been nearly 28,000 cases of Ebola and more than 11,000 deaths.“When Ebola is defeated completely,” said a young man who lost three family members in Monrovia, “we will have the chance to rejoice.”While celebrating the defeat of Ebola would be high on any government’s agenda, stigma both at home and abroad remains and Liberians and their neighbors would have a herculean fight on their hands, many Liberians have observed.Reports from outside Liberia indicate that Liberians have experienced isolation, humiliation and even harassment because their country was invaded by the Ebola virus, in spite of the international travel precautions that were taken at all airports to monitor passengers from the infected region.Even Liberian nationals who were not in the country during the Ebola crisis, and known as Liberians have suffered such an international stigma of humiliation and isolation, said a Liberian who went through such humiliation in a recent travel abroad. “We need the WHO to get the world to understand that Liberians were also victims to the scourge and therefore like the international effort to defeat it, they need solidarity of the world and not isolation and humiliation,” the man quoted earlier stated.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Markerters shout “we want justice and we are going to demand it the next time we come back here,” while leaving the Civil Law Court.jpgTension erupted yesterday on the grounds of the Temple of Justice following the Civil Law Court ‘A’ decision to postpone a ruling that was expected to see the newly inducted officials of the Liberia Marketing Association (LMA) commence full operations on Monday, May 1.The court had placed a stay order on the induction ceremony, but the injunction was challenged and the LMA went ahead to hold the occasion on April 7 despite an attempt by a bailiff to stop the program.The LMA claimed that they also received a communication from the same court authorizing them to proceed with the induction in spite of the election results being challenged and the defeated party demanding that they be nullified.Outside the courtroom yesterday some of the marketers, who were dissatisfied with Judge Yussif Kaba’s action, grouped themselves and used threatening remarks that they would demand justice if the court fails to deliver the judgment next Monday.Yesterday’s action was the second time Judge Kaba suspended the court’s ruling in the matter, although he had earlier assured the marketers that he was going to conclude by Tuesday (yesterday).Defending his action, Kaba said the suspension was to give him the opportunity to look not just into the election rigging allegation, but to also investigate whether or not the court’s staff was prevented from performing his duty.The decision to suspend yesterday’s ruling, the aggrieved marketers claimed, was influenced by Cllr. Cooper Kruah, who is a lawyer for the opposing party.Although, Cllr. Kruah was not available for comment, Madam Antoinette Nah Mulbah, one of the elected officials, alleged that she saw Kruah holding discussions with Kaba before the decision was taken.“I am disappointed about what I saw taking place between Kruah and Kaba, and we are not going to sit there for people to waste our time from taking authority over the association,” Mulbah explained.“We are not going to allow this to happen anymore, this is the last time we are accepting Kaba’s postponement, and we are going to make sure that we mobilize our members to come to this court by Monday,” the Ma Juah Market secretary vowed.Madam Mulbah, who is the elected National Chaplain General of the association said, “If Judge Kaba does not rule as he promised, we are going to make this place uncomfortable for the court, whereby we are going to demand justice, because this matter has been impeding our businesses.”Madam Antoinette Nah Mulbah threatens to make the court uncomfortable for Judge KabaMulbah, who is also the secretary general of the Ma-Juah Market in Vai Town, Monrovia, explained, “We are not politicians, we are business people and we are not going to leave our businesses anymore just to come to this court for the judge to tell us that the judgment is being postponed.”The confusion between the marketers came about following their February 18 election results in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County, where 556 delegates from all 15 counties voted to elect Madam Alice Yeegahn, as president, securing 70 percent of the votes among 10 presidential candidates.The court issued a “Stay Order” on the induction of Madam Yeegahn and other elected officials.The action was due to a statement by the petitioner’s (complainant) legal team, accusing the outgoing president, Madam Lusu Sloan, of being behind the rigging of the elections in favor of Madam Yeegahn.Judge Yusif Kaba, hearing the case, decided to reserve his ruling on whether or not the court should nullify the result of the February 2017 election, as it was requested by the defeated candidates, including Madam Elizabeth Sambullah. After hearing arguments from both parties, Judge Kaba postponed his ruling to yesterday.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — After not being a thing for the past twelve years, Fort St. John will be the venue for a rodeo once again this summer.Rodeo organizer Jodie Surerus was approached by longtime local rodeo competitors Link and Andy Copeland about getting a rodeo to happen in Fort St. John once again this year. Surerus says that organizers have been racing to get things going for the event, which is taking place in just two months’ time.Surerus says that so far, many in the community have expressed a keen interest in the event, and that many competitors have also already reached out. The rodeo organizers have secured stock from 100 Mile House. As of right now, Surerus says that organizers are also actively looking for both sponsors and volunteers for the rodeo, which will also feature a dance and beer gardens on the grounds themselves.- Advertisement -The venue for the rodeo is the North Peace Light Horse Association, which Surerus says is in the middle of a makeover to host the rodeo. She says that as of now, welding of the fences and enclosures is nearly done, while the grandstand will need some minor work to get it ready.The rodeo will see competitors competing in a wide range of events, including: Bull riding, Saddle Bronc, Bareback riding, Barrel Racing, Steer Wrestling, Tie-down and Team-roping, Steer Riding, and Breakaway. There will also be at least four youth events as well.The Fort St. John Rodeo is set to take place July 22nd and 23rd at the North Peace Light Horse Association rodeo grounds off the East Bypass Road. For more information, contact Jodie Surerus at (250) 263-4731, or via email at email@example.com.Advertisement
“@hm u got us all wrong! And we ain’t going for it! Straight up!” James said in an Instagram post which included a photo of the same ad, but with a crown superimposed on the boy’s head, and the text on the hooded sweater replaced by a crown.“Enough about y’all and more of what I see when I look at this photo. I see a Young King!! The ruler of the world, an untouchable Force that can never be denied!” the athlete said.“We as African Americans will always have to break barriers, prove people wrong and work even harder to prove we belong,” James added.A generic photo of the hooded sweatshirt without the modelling child is still available online.“You do know that monkey is a known racial slur to black people right?” style blogger Stephanie Yeboah tweeted on Sunday.H&M is one of several major companies to be hit by an advertisement scandal in recent years.In October last year, skincare brand Dove apologised after it was accused of racism for airing a commercial showing a black woman turning into a white woman after removing her top.And Spanish clothing brand Zara in 2014 removed a striped pyjamas with a yellow star after facing outrage over its resemblance to clothes worn by Jewish prisoners in concentration camps.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000LeBron James posted his fourth triple-double in five games with 20 points, 12 rebounds and 15 assists as the streaking Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Washington Wizards 106-99STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Jan 9 – NBA superstar LeBron James on Tuesday lashed out at an H&M advertisement of a black child modelling a hoodie with the inscription “coolest monkey in the jungle” that has sparked outrage and accusations of racism.James is the latest public figure to criticise the Swedish clothing giant, which apologised and removed the online shopping ad.
The National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) have revealed that in their polls, half of adults in Ireland find official documents difficult to understand.NALA are encouraging businesses to cut down on the overly-technical waffle used in many official documents, and thus are announced details of its 2016 Plain English Awards which is now open for entries to combat the overuse of overly-complicated jargon.Pictured are RTE radio presenter and Plain English Awards judge John Murray, Inez Bailey, CEO, the National Adult Literacy Agency and Declan Black, Managing Partner, Mason Hayes & Curran.Picture by Shane O’Neill Photography.This year NALA is encouraging businesses and organisations from different sectors (Financial, Health, Regulatory and Public Sector) to submit documents that they think are outstanding examples of plain English. An independent panel of plain English experts, including RTE radio presenter John Murray, will judge the entries and decide on the winners in each category.Speaking about the awards, Inez Bailey, CEO, NALA, said: “Plain English is very important for organisations and businesses as they can deliver a better service while saving time and money by not having to clarify misunderstandings with the public. We developed these awards as we want to publicly acknowledge organisations that choose to communicate in plain English.” 50% of adults find official documents difficult to understand was last modified: August 26th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:jargonliteracyNalanational adult literacy agencyofficial documentswaffle
USL Results & Reports 21.07.13Results4 Lanterns USL Derry City Res. 1 1 Finn Harps Res.Fanad Utd. 0 1 Drumkeen Utd.Swilly Rovers 2 0 Kildrum TigersLetterkenny Rovers 3 1 Bonagee Utd. ReportsDrumkeen Take Top SpotFanad Utd. 0Drumkeen Utd. 1This game was played in beautiful conditions, although sometimes foggy, at Traigh a Loch on Thursday evening. Drumkeen started the brighter and found themselves one up after thirteen minutes when Conor Carlin ran onto a through ball from Richie Moore and finished expertly with his left foot. Drumkeen continued to dominate the early exchanges and should have been two up but Moore’s effort from eight yards was saved by a wonderful reflex save from Sean Daffan in the Fanad goal. Fanad however soon started to show what they were really made of and finished the last twenty minutes of the first half by far the better side and could have drawn level on forty minutes when Aiden Sweeney ran onto a through ball from Brian McVeigh and turned Seimi Friel easily but his final effort was just off target. Half Time 1-0 to Drumkeen. The second half continued as the first had ended with Fanad playing some wonderful passing moves and they were unlucky not to have got themselves back into the game on a number of occasions. Drumkeen struggled to get to grips with the running and pace of the Fanad side on numerous occasions and should count themselves very lucky to have gotten all three points out of this one. Fanad pushed hard for the equalizer but fell just short in the end up. Drumkeen did hit the post late on from Eunan Kelly and just about held on for all three points. Final Score 1-0 to Drumkeen. Fanad: S.Daffan, M. McBride, R.Mc Gonigle, K. Murray, P. Ferry, J.McBride, A.Sweeney, O. Hassett, B. McVeigh, C. Matthewson, S. Buchanan. Subs: K. Burke for Matthewson, C.Blaney for M.McBride, G.McNulty for J.McBride.Drumkeen: McCauley, O’Connor, Friel, Gildea, Bonner, Reilly, Shovlin, Marley, White, Moore, Carlin. Subs, Kelly, Patton.Ref P.Coll.Swilly Tame Tigers Swilly Rovers 2Kildrum Tigers 0Victory for the Ramelton men in an absorbing encounter played in superb sunshine on an immaculate playing surface at Swilly Park. Swilly went ahead on 12 minutes when delightful skill by Blain Curtis released Kyle Black down the left and he curled in a delightful effort from 15 yards from a difficult angle. It was two on 18 minutes following a superb 25 yard drive by young James Mc Cahill and the inrushing Jordan Toland tapped home after the keeper had parried the shot. Swilly started the game with 8 local lads, showing that the conveyor belt of talent emerging through the youth ranks is working well. Swilly fielded without several first team regulars but the youth lads coming in did very well on the night. Kildrum introduced Sean Ferry, Ronan Coyle and Darren Coyle at the start of the second half but despite heavy pressure and a few close calls the Swilly defence stood firm. A wonderful advertisement for Ulster Senior League football with both teams performing very well. This win propels Swilly back into the top 3 in the league table ahead of Letterkenny on goal difference while it also marks a third league defeat in a row for the St. Johnston men that has seen end to their hopes of a title challenge in 2013.Swilly Rovers: Gareth Wade, David Fisher, Ryan Toland, Martin Boyce, Dylan Hegarty, Jordan Toland, Declan Curtis, James Mc Cahill, Blain Curtis, Michael Mc Hugh and Kyle Black. Subs: Daniel O Donnell, Shay Durning, Jonny Logue, Eoin Ferry, Duncan Patterson, Darren DunworthKildrum Tigers: Michael Lynch, Neil Lloyd, Dean Bonnar, Johnny McGinty, Paddy Mc Laughlin, Russell Porter, Darren Doran, Glen Bovaird, Gary Crossan, Gavin Doherty, Barry Tourish. Subs: Frank Mc Brearty, Ronan Coyle, Darren Cassidy, Sean FerryMatch Referee: Stephen TonerMacca Brace As Rovers Win DerbyLetterkenny Rovers 3Bonagee United 1Letterkenny Rovers striker Darren McElwaine continued his fine goal scoring exploits with a first half brace as Bonagee United were put to the sword at Leckview Park on Sunday afternoon. The home side raced into a 3-0 lead at the interval after the outstanding Kevin McGrath had laid the foundations with the opener. In-form Rovers have now picked up ten points from their last four games. Manager Trevor Scanlon was forced into making several changes from the side which defeated Finn Harps Reserves the previous week with goalkeeper Jason Quinn, Jonathan Minnock, Kieran Gorman, and Kieran Doherty all unavailable. However, Chris Malseed returned to add his experience to the midfield with Aaron Scanlon slotting into left back. Bonagee were without the suspended Aidan McLaughlin. Indeed, it was the visitors who prised out the early chances. Kevin Kelly flashed a close range effort over the crossbar and Paddy O’Loan drilled a shot from 20 yards straight at Shane O’Gara in the Rovers’ goal. But the home side were playing slick, attractive football going forward and broke the deadlock on 20 minutes when Oisin McMemamin’s shot did take a fortuitous deflection into the path of Kevin McGrath whose clever flick beat Darren Smyth from inside the box.Rovers were quick to build on their lead and eight minutes later went 2-0 ahead. Odhran McMacken had another impressive performance wide on the right and his inch perfect cross picked out McElwaine who finished with aplomb. On 42 minutes, McElwaine was shaking his head after uncharacteristically blasting over from close range but he didn’t take long to make amends. On this occasion, Scanlon’s in-swinging corner was headed home by the big No.9 to make it 3-0 at the break.The second half was a rather low-key affair. Bonagee did breathe some life into their challenge with a blockbuster goal from Gareth Browne rifling past O’Gara from 22 yards out.However, they were unable to make Rovers sweat on their lead and while the hosts struggled to create many clear cut chances in the second period – Oisin McMenamin drilled a pile driver narrowly wide – they remained in control of the contest.Letterkenny Rovers – Shane O’Gara, Glenn Gallagher, Aaron Scanlon, Dan O’Donnell, Ruairi Kelly, Chris Malseed, Odhran McMacken, Kevin McGrath, Darren McElwaine, Mark Neeson, Oisin McMenamin. Subs – Kevin Doran for McMenamin on 84 mins. Matthew O’Rourke for K. McGrath on 89 mins.Bonagee United – Darren Smyth, Jamie Lynagh, Barney McMenamin, Derek Frankowski, Paddy O’Loan, Paddy Sheridan, Eddie Doherty, Graham Cullen, Seamus Brown, Gareth Brown, Kevin Kelly. Subs – Taylor Russell for Kelly on 50 mins, Greg Magee for Doherty on 78 mins.Referee – Warren Harvey.Senior Sides StalemateDerry City Res. 1Finn Harps Res. 1This game between the two senior clubs in the North West lived up to its billing as they played out a 1-1 draw in hot temperatures in Oakgrove on Wed evening. The home side got off to a great start on 4mins when after good work from McNamee & Ramsey to send young Josh Tracey through to score with ease. Ex Derry player Aaron Harkin shot over from a good position and then first team panelist McCarron headed over the bar on 30mins. On the stroke of half time Shane Barcley scored after good work from McCarron & M Harkin. Both teams had a few half chances in the 2nd Half but to no avail.Derry City: S Houghton, M Barr, S Curran, E Barrett, C McLoughlin, C Harkin, R Doherty, C Tourish, T McNamee, P Ramsey, J Tracey Subs ( C Kelly, K Harkin, S Boyle )Finn Harps: S Patton, H Carlin, L Toland, R Shiels, R McLaughlin, E Coyle, C McBride, M Harkin, A Harkin, S McCarron, S Barcley, Subs G Colhoun, A Molineux,DPD Division OneDrumkeen Utd. 3Bonagee Utd. 3Drumkeen played host to a Bonagee side who had beaten them away from home. Drumkeen went into the game looking for a win on the home turf , however the visitors had other ideas, after just eight minutes Reece Short curled an effort after he had cut in from the left wing , the shot took a deflection off Chris Kyle and this knock was enough to throw Michael Gibson in the Drumkeen goal off and it settled in the back of the net. The rest of the first half was an even encounter until a wonder strike on the 30 minute mark from 35 yards which curled and dipped into the top right hand corner made the whole crowd stand up, the goal coming from Ryan Kelly playing at left back.The second half was very much in Drumkeens hand until completely against the run of play Reece Short got a second after a similar turn in from the left flank. The goal got Bonagee going and with the momentum they snatched a third in the seventy second minute. Drumkeen responded however through second half substitute Gerard Bonner, who ran onto a perfectly weighted ball from Eunan Doherty and slotted the ball past the Bonagee Keeper. Drumkeen pushed hard for the equalizer and after a late corner was delivered by Travis Lafferty it came from Liam McGill who directed the cross into the back of the net. The home side was unlucky not to snatch it in the end but a good point for both teams.Fixtures4 Lanterns USLSunday 28th July at 12 noonSwilly Rovers v Cockhill CelticRef Tommy McAreeSunday 28th July at 2pmBonagee Utd. v Derry City Res.Ref Stephen TonerThursday 1st August at 7.30pmDrumkeen Utd. v Letterkenny RoversRef Paul DuddyThursday 1st August at 7.45pmFanad Utd. v Kildrum TigersRef Joe McHughDPD Div. 1 Cup Semi FinalsSaturday, July 27th at 2pmBonagee Utd. Res. v Drumkeen Utd.Ref Con McLaughlinTuesday 30th July at 7.30pmKildrum Tigers v Swilly RoversRef Joe McHugh.ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE REPORTS: LK AND SWILLY ROVERS WIN AS DRUMKEEN BEAT FANAD was last modified: July 22nd, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:derry city reserversdrumkeen unitedFANAD UNITEDFinn Harps ReservesLetterkenny Roversswilly roversULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE REPORTS: LK AND SWILLY ROVERS WIN AS DRUMKEEN BEAT FANAD
Otway Golf News: Last Sunday the Friel brothers just missed out on two in a row, on Bot, with the winning trio of that Fisher man, Noel, Paddy Merritt and Denis Friel sinking a lucky putt on the eighteenth to bag the birds. The turkeys are flying out the gates of Otway, so take your chance in the Sunday morning open scramble, with names in to the clubhouse on 9158319 by 11.45 for a 12 noon tee off.The club is also planning a bumper 25 drive on the night of Friday 2nd December in the RDEC in Rathmullan, more details next week. The club wish to extend commiserations to the family of the late Ollie Connolly from Ramelton, who passed away last weekend.Last chance to bag a turkey at Otway Golf Club was last modified: November 16th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:golfOtwaySportturkey
Latest Premier League News Wilshere in action for West Ham against Wolves before the international break shining possible standings smart causal Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won 1 REVEALED silverware no dice Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade REVEALED huge blow Jack Wilshere is an injury doubt for West Ham United’s clash with Everton on Sunday due to an ankle injury, according to reports.The England international arrived in east London on a free transfer from Arsenal with a history of troublesome injury problems behind him. However, after playing 38 times for the Gunners last season, it was hoped his days on the treatment table were over.But, according to The Daily Mail, the 26-year-old is said to be fighting for fitness after missing two days of training this week.The Hammers are rooted to the foot of the Premier League table without a win from their opening four games.New boss Manuel Pellegrini would have hoped to include Wilshere in his squad for the trip to Goodison Park. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars The Toffees would be without 12 players on Sunday afternoon after an injury and suspension crisis has rocked the club.Club-record signing Richarlison is still suspended following his red card at Bournemouth and Seamus Coleman has suffered a stress fracture on international duty with the Republic of Ireland.
No matter how small you start Ithala will help you improve your business. (Image: Media Club South Africa)The mandate of a government is to care for all the inhabitants of a country, but its job is made easier when partners come on board to help improve the nation.Ithala, the KwaZulu-Natal provincial development finance corporation, runs initiatives aimed at enterprise development and mentorship with a keen focus on youth and women. Its flagship programmes are: Siyasebenza, Imbokodo Iyazenzela and Inkunzi’sematholeni Youth in Business.SIYASEBENZASiyasebenza is Ithala’s newest initiative, comprising a holistic programme that builds enterprise development through outreach. Siyasebenza means “we are working” in isiZulu.The group believes that skills development coupled with financing can unleash the entrepreneurial capacity of those who have lacked access to mainstream business capital and services. Siyasebenza aims to facilitate business start-ups that will grow and be sustained to increase income and revitalise communities through job creation.Siyasebenza comprises a series of sub-programmes for the entrepreneur that empower, uplift and guide them on their journey. These include a School Nutrition Feeding Programme, Micro Finance Programme and Entrepreneur Development Workshops.Through the School Nutrition Feeding Programme, Ithala funds small, medium and micro enterprises and co-operatives that have been awarded contracts by the Department of Education to supply food to schools in KwaZulu-Natal.Through its Micro-Finance Programme, Ithala gives short-term liquidity funding of up to R500 000 to businesses that require it. The programme targets small and micro businesses operating their activities on an economical and sustainable scale. It is designed to get informal and micro-businesses to enter the formalised sector of the economy.Entrepreneur Development Workshops looks at business concept evaluation, training sessions for small, medium and micro enterprises and co-operatives, and motivational workshops.Through this campaign, Ithala explains, it seeks to uplift communities, empower entrepreneurs, support and guide the youth and promote skills development in an effort to contribute towards job creation and nation-building.Siyasebenza can play a key role in supporting job creation by building the capacity of enterprise development to help the previously disadvantaged take greater control of their economic lives, move out of poverty, and contribute to local community development.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has commended the country’s law enforcement authorities for their action which led to the arrests of two suspects linked to the brutal murders of University of Cape Town student Uyinene Mrwetyana and SA boxing champion Leighandre Jegels.Mrwetyana’s alleged killer was arrested and charged with rape, murder and defeating the ends of justice. The man suspected of killing Jegels was also arrested and has since died in hospital.The murder of these two young women; one at the hands of a stranger and the other killed by a man who was reportedly her boyfriend remain a stark reminder that the women of South Africa are not safe, either in their homes or in the streets.On Monday 2 September 2019, the body of a 14 year old girl was found in a backyard in Cape Town, adding to a grim body count of murdered women and girls across the country.“This is a very dark period for us as a country. The assaults, rapes and murders of South African women are a stain on our national conscience.” President Ramaphosa said.The President added: “We have just commemorated Women’s Month. Sixty three years after the women of 1956 marched for the right to live in freedom, women in this country live in fear – not of the apartheid police but of their brothers, sons, fathers and uncles. We should all hang our heads in shame”In 2019, the Presidency signed the Declaration on Gender-Based Violence and Femicide with various civil society formations and has directed that urgent attention be given to its implementation, particularly on immediate measures around support to victims and access to shelters and places of safety.The President has sent his deepest condolences to the Mrwetyana and Jegels families and urges all South Africans to keep them in their thoughts during this very traumatic time. The President will be meeting with the leadership of the police later on today to be briefed on, amongst others, steps being undertaken to stem the tide of gender based violence in the country.Enquiries: Khusela Diko, Spokesperson to the President – 072 854 5707Issued by the Presidency of the Republic of South Africa