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Oman (Sultanate of) Internet access in Oman gets easier in Arabic
For the first time in Oman, the Telecommunications Regularity Authority (TRA) has launched the first Arabic domain ".oman" to facilitate Arab users of the Internet. This initiative is a major step towards encouraging individuals and institutions to use the Arabic domain name as an address for their websites.
South Africa South Africa: Youth Require the Skills to Preserve the Environment
Environmental Affairs Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson says young people need to be given the opportunity to learn the skills needed to preserve the environment. Deputy Minister Thomson was speaking on Tuesday during the South Africa-China Wildlife Conservation Youth Forum which gives young people a platform to exchange ideas on how conservation issues can be addressed. “These skills are critical if our young people are to rise up to the occasion and play their part in responding to environment ...
South Africa South Africa: Tshwane Mayor Welcomes BMW Investment in SA
Tshwane Mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa has welcomed BMW Group South Africa’s R6 billion investment at its Rosslyn, Pretoria plant, saying it is a step in the right direction for the African continent. “We see this investment as a step in the right direction for Africa as a future market for exports as well as the newly reviewed Automotive Production and Development Programme (APDP) by our Trade and Industry Ministry. We are certain it will increase our footprint in the manufacturing industry and au ...
South Africa South Africa: Stellenbosch University Commended for Transformation Efforts
The Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training has commended Stellenbosch University for considering a proposal to facilitate all learning activities at the institution in English. Committee chairperson Yvonne Phosa said the move should be viewed as progressive, especially in light of the transformation efforts that are underway not only at Stellenbosch University but at other institutions in the country. “We congratulate Stellenbosch University for this positive move, which will ...
South Africa South Africa: #SAVEWATER Campaign Launched
The Gauteng Provincial Government has officially launched the #SAVEWATER campaign which marks the beginning of a new era in water preservation in the province, according to Cooperative Governance, Traditional Affairs and Human Settlements MEC Jacob Mamabolo. The campaign - to be rolled out throughout the province - will be driven mainly by councillors and government employees such as Community Development Workers (CDWs).
South Africa South Africa: SA, Hungary Commit to Strengthen Bilateral Trade
South Africa and Hungary have committed to strengthening bilateral trade. This follows a meeting between the Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Mzwandile Masina, and his Hungarian counterpart, László Szabó, in Pretoria. The two Deputy Ministers exchanged views on how to improve economic relations between South Africa and Hungary. Deputy Minister Masina said they undertook to make efforts to improve the trade imbalance that exist between the two countries. South African exports to Hu ...
South Africa South Africa: SA Score Improves on Anholt Nation Brand Index
South Africa’s overall reputation score has improved on the Anholt Nation Brand Index (NBI). The NBI measures the reputation of a country on six elements, including governance, exports, tourism, people, culture, investment and immigration. “South Africa ranks 38 of 50 countries assessed in this index,” Brand South Africa announced on Wednesday.
South Africa South Africa: R1.7m Revamp for Mdantsane Children’s Home
An orphanage in Mdantsane has been upgraded to include a R1.7 million dining hall and kitchen. The need for a new kitchen and dining hall for the Masizakhe Children’s home was first identified in December 2013 through a public participation programme.
South Africa South Africa: Protect the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Social Development Deputy Minister Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu says the countries that ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities need to put in place measures that will protect the rights of persons with disabilities. The Deputy Minister noted that although the South African Constitution guarantees the rights to equality and dignity to all South Africans, including persons with disabilities, this is not a reality for persons with disabilities.
South Africa South Africa :President Zuma: Climate Finance to be Scaled Up
President Jacob Zuma says climate finance must be scaled up significantly beyond the $100 billion mark for the post-2020 period. Addressing the Opening Session of the 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Paris, France, President Zuma said climate finance is not aid or official development assistance but a legal obligation.
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