Daily Archives: July 12, 2017

Home sweet home for Tigane residents

Pretoria � It's a dream come true for 71-year-old Jacob Motsoane who has been waiting for more than 20 years to become a home owner.

I am over the moon as I have been waiting for a house to call my own for more than 20 years but today, the house is in my name. I have long been waiting for this moment since we were the first to receive houses. Today my grandchildren have a place that they can call their own,'' said an ecstatic Motsoane.

Motsoane was among the over 1 680 residents of Tigane and Alabama near Klerksdorp in Matlosana Local Municipality, who were recently handed title deeds by the North West Department of Local Government and Human Settlements.

Handing over the title deeds, MEC for Local Government and Human Settlements, Galaletsang Gaolaolwe, said the department is working around the clock to ensure housing, security and comfort for all housing beneficiaries, by issuing out title deeds.

Our intention as the provincial government is to prioritise giving housing to the elderly, indigent and child-headed households.

We can only restore the dignity of our people by providing them with decent houses that have proper sanitation, electricity and clean running water, Gaolaolwe said.

Source: South African Government News Agency

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Stratos Efthymiou’s response to a journalist’s question regarding a statement made today by the spokesperson for the Turkish Foreign Ministry

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Stratos Efthymiou, in response to a journalist's question regarding a statement made today by the spokesperson for the Turkish Foreign Ministry, stated the following:

"Turkey continues to mock the international community, issuing statements that prove that its audacity knows no bounds. In fact, it has reached the point of dubbing the intransigence it exhibited in Crans-Montana "constructive spirit".

The new cynical admission of the Turkish Foreign Minister, Mr. Cavusoglu, in the context of statements he made yesterday in CAte d'Ivoire � that it wasn't possible, at the Geneva Conference, for Turkey to accept a "foolish proposal" that provided for the abolition of the "right" to unilateral intervention, abolition of the guarantees, and withdrawal of the Turkish occupation troops from Cyprus on a timeframe � is the greatest proof of Turkey's clear responsibility for the impasse at the Conference on Cyprus and the collapse of the talks."

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Hellenic Republic


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Deputy Foreign Minister I. Amanatidis has courtesy meeting with the new Finnish Ambassador to Athens, Juha Markus PyykkAl

Deputy Foreign Minister Ioannis Amanatidis had a courtesy meeting at the Foreign Ministry today, Wednesday, 12 July, with the new Finnish Ambassador to Athens, Juha Markus PyykkAl.During the meeting, which took place in a friendly and constructive atmo...


PRETORIA, The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) have staged a protest outside the Zambian High Commission (Embassy) in Pretoria demanding urgent steps to foster democracy and respect for human rights and press freedom in that count...