"Nelson Mandela : Apartheid to Democracy" Exhibition will take place at Taksim Cumhuriyet Art Gallery Istanbul between 21-30 July 2015.
THE SECRETARY-GENERAL / unıted natıons
MESSAGE FOR NELSON MANDELA INTERNATIONAL DAY
18 July 2015
Nelson Mandela International Day is an annual call to action for people around the world to make a difference in the communities where they live and work by taking time to serve others.
The theme behind the Day – “Take action, Inspire change” – highlights the importance of working together to build a peaceful, sustainable and equitable world.
Nelson Mandela gave 67 years of his life to the struggle for human rights and social justice.
The United Nations joins the Mandela Foundation in asking people around the world to devote at least 67 minutes of their time on 18 July – Madiba’s birthday – to a community service activity.
As the UN marks its 70th anniversary, there is no better time to reflect on the life and work of Mr. Mandela, who embodied the highest values of the United Nations. This year, the UN is bestowing the first ever Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Prize, established by the General Assembly. This honorary award will be presented every five years to two individuals – a man and a woman – who through their dedication, hard work and compassion have built on Madiba’s legacy.
Nelson Mandela once said: “It is in your hands to create a better world for all who live in it.”
He was a leader who acted with a steadfast belief in justice and human equality. Let us all continue, each day, to draw inspiration from Nelson Mandela’s life-long example and his call to never cease working to build a better world for all.
Meeting photos dated 10 July 2015
Dr Mandisa Khumalo, Dr Bongi Ngema-Zuma (First Lady) and Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashashane (Dirco Minister)
Dr Mandisa Khumalo, Dr Bongi Ngema-Zuma (First Lady), Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashashane (Dirco Minister) and HE Mr V Khumalo
HE Mr V Khumalo, Dr Mandisa Khumalo, President Jacop Zuma HE Mr J Zuma, President of the Republic of South Africa, Dr Bongi Ngema-Zuma (First Lady), Turkish Minister of Justice Mr Kenan İpek, Director General for Africa Division at Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr Hulusi Kılıç,
U R G E N T I N F O R M A T I O N
In terms of Section 12 of the Immigration Act, 2007 (Act No.3 of 2007) implemented on the 26th May 2014, it is deemed that all applications are to be presented in Person outlined under Regulation (9), Sub-Regulation (2)(a)(b).
The Embassy in Ankara, Turkey will no longer accept any applications sent via post or courier as of 01 August 2014.
Youth day is popularly known as the Soweto Uprising or June 16. The uprisings tragically ended with hundreds of young people killed by the apartheid government when they protested against the imposition of Afrikaans as a medium of instruction. Youth Day commemorates the Soweto youth uprising on 16 June 1976.
In 1975 protests started in African schools after a directive from the then Bantu Education Department that Afrikaans had to be used on an equal basis with English as a language of instruction in secondary schools. The issue, however, was not so much the Afrikaans as the whole system of Bantu education which was characterised by separate schools and universities, poor facilities, overcrowded classrooms and inadequately trained teachers.
The Department of Arts and Culture (DAC), with strong support from the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) and various government departments will lead the Youth Day 2015 celebrations and a month-long programme of supporting activities.
Burundi Ambassador H.E. Mr Joel Nkurabagaya, who is newly appointed to Turkey paid a courtesy visit to H. E. Mr Vika M Khumalo on 4 March 20015.
President Jacob Zuma presented the State of the Nation Address (SoNA) to a joint sitting of Parliament at 19h00 on Thursday, 12 February 2015.
During his speech, the President talks about government’s achievements of the past year and looks to the future by presenting a programme for the coming year. This programme sets out government’s plans to address various key government programmes. The President addresses the nation in his capacity as Head of State, not only as Head of Government.
The State of the Nation Address is important for all South Africans because it tells us what government’s Programme of Action is for the year ahead. The Programme of Action is government’s plans for the country and people of South Africa.
By being aware of what government is doing, everyone can become involved and also take part in government’s plans to build a better life for all.
Please select President Jacob Zuma: State of The Nation Address 2015 for the whole speech.
National carrier South African Airways (SAA) has been awarded a 4-Star rating for the 13th consecutive year.
“The 4-Star ranking signifies that the airline has achieved a good standard of product across all travel categories, with standards of staff service delivery in both the on-board and airport environments also being well ranked,” said Edward Plaisted, Chief Executive Officer of Skytrax.
The Skytrax Star Ranking audit examines more than 800 areas of product and service delivery, across both airport operations and the cabin experience, and this demonstrates that SAA passengers can look forward to a high quality of product and service. The Skytrax Ranking provides an accurate and independent guide for travellers around the world, and the 4-Star Airline status is a most respected category.
Last month, SAA was awarded as both “Best Airline in Africa” and “Best Business Class to Africa” from top United States travel magazine, Business Traveller. – Source: www.SAnews.gov.za