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FINAL FAREWELL TO UN’S KOFI ANNAN AT GHANA STATE FUNERAL

ACCRA – World dignitaries laid to rest former UN secretary general Kofi Annan in his native Ghana on Thursday, with calls to keep alive the legacy of a “stubborn optimist” to create a better, more peaceful world. His widow Nane Maria led hundreds of mourners, including world leaders past and present, traditional rulers and global royalty, and called her husband an “extraordinary” person who had a “joy of life”. “My love, you are now back home where you started your long journey. But may your wisdom and compassion continue to guide us,…

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African Heritage 

What is heritage?

Heritage Heritage is a deceptively simple idea. It can be considered to be made up of the practices and traditions that are passed on from parents to children, but it also has to do with what has been passed on from the family, community and place where people have been raised. For example, heritage can include a family’s professional history; religious affiliation; or cultural traditions.  Yet heritage also includes that which is part of the national consciousness. A person who was born in South Africa, for instance, has both a…

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Heritage day, Braai Day or Shaka Day: Whose Heritage is it Anyway?

Background Heritage Day is one of the newly created South African public holidays. It is a day in which all are encouraged to celebrate their cultural traditions in the wider context of the great diversity of cultures, beliefs, and traditions that make up the nation of South Africa. The question of National or Cultural heritage is, however, not without its complications. In a country of eleven different official languages and a turbulent recent political past, one is obliged to ask, for instance, whose heritage it is that South Africans are being called…

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Africa ANC 

Land ownership should be limited to 12 000 hectares, says Mantashe

The ANC national chairperson says white farmers owning land more than 12 000 hectares would have to hand it over to the state. Land ownership should be limited to 12 000 hectares a farm, and the government should expropriate without compensation land in excess of that. This is according to ANC national chairperson Gwede Mantashe, who told News24 this would be implemented once section 25 of the Constitution has been amended to allow the state to expropriate land without compensation in the public interest. Mantashe told the publication that individuals should not…...

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UPDATE: Cyril has 90 days to appoint new NDPP, Nxasana must pay back money

The court ruled that Shaun Abrahams must vacate his job as NPA boss and that Mxolisi Nxasana will not be returning to the position. The head of the NPA tried unsuccessfully to overturn a high court ruling that ordered him out of office on Monday morning at the Constitutional Court. Justice Mbuyiseli Madlanga handed down the judgment, finding both the manner in which former NPA head Mxolisi Nxasana vacated office and the subsequent appointment of Shaun Abrahams unconstitutional and invalid. This is due to the R17.3-million “golden handshake” former president…...

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Africa Agriculture 

Why farmers need to be marketeers

It’s your job to find unique ways of adding value to your products to drive up profits. The Bravocado is a pack of three avocados at different stages of ripeness: one ready to eat today, one ready in a day or two and another at the end of the week. Here we have packaging creativity from Chinese importer-distributor Shanghai Supafresh at its best. While the marketing brilliance comes from China, the technology to grade avocados into different stages of ripeness originates with the 125-year-old Lowveld farming business HL Hall &…...

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Counting the cost of your farm

Farm input costs include items such as feed, labour and machinery. The following general cost input terms are useful in calculating precisely how much your farm costs you to run. Understanding these simple and general cost input terms will help you to calculate exactly how much your farming enterprise costs you to run. Input costs include items needed in your production process, such as labour, fertiliser and tractor fuel. Imputed charges (or costs) These represent the value of benefits enjoyed by the farm, or an enterprise on the farm, during…...

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