Daily Archives: October 17, 2016

Huawei accueille le Sommet sur la ville sûre en Afrique : les nouvelles TIC de pointe, rendre les villes plus sûres

NAIROBI, Kenya, 17 octobre 2016 /PRNewswire/– Huawei a accueilli son Sommet sur la ville sûre en Afrique et son exposition Kenya 2016 à Nairobi les 14 et 15 octobre 2016, attirant ainsi plus de 200 clients, partenaires, experts et analystes de l’industrie internationaux dans le secteur de la sécurité publique. Intitulé « Les nouvelles TIC de pointe, rendre les villes plus sûres », le Sommet a mis en vedette les pratiques d’excellence s’appliquant à la ville sûre dans des métropoles comme Nairobi et Mombasa, et il a présenté aux participants les perspectives les plus récentes sur les tendances de l’industrie et ses opportunités à l’ère des nouvelles technologies de l’information et de la communication (TIC). Dans le cadre de sa stratégie de collaboration industrielle poussant à l’apparition de solutions novatrices pour la ville sûre, Huawei a également offert une démonstration de son nouveau 4G et de sa solution intelligente Safe City basée dans le nuage, élaborée conjointement avec des partenaires et fait part d’autres innovations de partenariat déployées avec succès en Afrique.

Reconnu comme étant le cœur de l’Afrique, le Kenya est le pôle touristique et économique du continent et le gouvernement du Kenya a adopté les solutions Safe City comme stratégie nationale pour préserver cette position. Huawei a fait équipe avec Safaricom pour mettre en œuvre la première phase de son projet de ville sûre au Kenya avec de nouvelles TIC couvrant Nairobi et Mombasa, villes les plus densément peuplées. À la fin du projet, la sécurité locale de ces villes s’est trouvée améliorée et, selon le rapport annuel de la police au Kenya, le taux de criminalité a diminué de 46 % de 2014 à 2015 dans les zones couvertes par le projet Safe City.

Mme Diana Yuan, présidente du service Marketing et vente de solutions du Huawei Enterprise Business Group (BG), a déclaré dans son discours au Sommet, « La sécurité du public est progressivement devenue indispensable à l’élévation du niveau de vie de tout le monde. Le Sommet d’aujourd’hui revêt une signification particulière. Vous pouvez personnellement profiter d’applications pratiques des solutions Safe City. Avec son adhésion au principe de la focalisation sur le client, Huawei travaille avec ses partenaires et ses clients à la construction de villes sûres plus intelligentes, plus sécurisées et mieux connectées grâce à notre nouvelle infrastructure TIC mettant en vedette l’intégration nuage – canal – appareil. Les solutions Safe City de Huawei vont améliorer complètement la gestion des villes et contribuer à la sécurité et à la prospérité dans les pays africains. »

La ville sûre à l’ère des nouvelles TIC

M. Naïm Kamal, responsable des TIC pour ONU-Habitat (Programme des Nations Unies pour un meilleur avenir urbain), a souligné dans son discours d’ouverture qu’une ville plus sûre est ancrée sur trois principaux piliers de la prévention : forces de l’ordre et réforme du système de justice pénale, prévention sociale et urbanisme. Ceux-ci doivent adopter une approche holistique, intégrée et multisectorielle visant à améliorer l’habitabilité des villes et la qualité de vie pour tous les résidents urbains et leur apporter la certitude que la bonne gouvernance, la planification et la gestion urbaines peuvent améliorer la sécurité du voisinage.

Dans son allocution d’ouverture intitulée « Villes sûres : conduites par une révolution technologique », M. Thomas Lynch, directeur des Communications critiques chez IHS Markit, a apporté des connaissances sur la façon dont la sécurité publique devient un système complet où la vidéosurveillance traditionnelle, la transmission de la voix, la répartition assistée par ordinateur (RAO), le système d’information géographique (SIG) et les systèmes de réception-répartition des appels sont tous étroitement intégrés pour permettre la sensibilisation aux menaces, l’alerte précoce et la gestion des incidents tout au long du processus. Selon les dernières recherches d’IHS Markit, il est estimé que l’échelle du marché des équipements pour la sécurité publique va s’élever de 13 milliards de dollars US en 2015 à 20 milliards en 2020.

M. Hong-Eng Koh, expert mondial en chef de la Sécurité publique chez Huawei, a déclaré dans son allocution d’ouverture que si la vidéosurveillance intelligente, les réseaux de radios à ressources partagées et la répartition assistée par ordinateur sont essentiels, ils ne suffisent pas à créer une ville sûre. Il existe un besoin d’un nuage de police reliant les silos de données des différents organismes de sécurité publique en vue d’optimiser le partage de l’information et l’expérience utilisateur. Avec la croissance exponentielle des données provenant des dossiers traditionnels de la police, de la vidéosurveillance, des réseaux sociaux et de l’internet des objets, l’analytique de mégadonnées est tout aussi importante. Ensemble, ces technologies peuvent aider à la prévention des menaces et si la prévention n’est pas possible, à un repérage précoce pour une intervention et une récupération plus rapides, avec pour but de réduire les pertes de vie et de biens, et de ramener la justice et la normalité dans la société.

Huawei coopère avec ses partenaires pour édifier un nouvel écosystème

Lors du Sommet, Huawei expose sa nouvelle solution intelligente City Safe élaborée conjointement par Huawei et ses partenaires. La solution se compose du premier système mondial de commandes avec visualisation et convergence, du premier système industriel de jonction professionnelle 4G, du nuage pour vidéo interrégionale et interagence de pointe à l’échelle mondiale et de la Business-Driven ICT Infrastructure appliquée à Safe City.

En outre, Safaricom, qui est le plus grand fournisseur de services de télécommunications globales au Kenya, a travaillé aux côtés de Huawei au développement du projet Safe City au Kenya. Selon un discours de Shaka Kwach, responsable des projets spéciaux de Safaricom Limited, le déploiement de la solution Safe City de Huawei à Nairobi et à Mombasa a permis de considérablement améliorer les enquêtes criminelles, la collaboration interagence et l’efficacité des interventions d’urgence pour les services de police nationale. Ceci a eu pour résultat des avantages tangibles à la fois pour les citoyens du Kenya et pour les agents utilisant cette solution.

Dans son discours, M. Lei Ting, ingénieur en chef de Shanghai DS Communication Equipment Co., Ltd., a présenté les caractéristiques architecturales de la prochaine génération de systèmes de commandes d’urgence convergentes conjointement conçus par Huawei et DS. Ce système a également été déployé avec succès au Kenya à Nairobi.

Huawei a travaillé à ce jour avec plus de 100 partenaires, plus de 550 partenaires certifiés de services et au-delà de 120 centres partenaires accrédités de services dans le domaine des TIC sur toute la planète, constituant ainsi le cadre d’un nouvel écosystème de la ville sûre. Le nouvel écosystème de la ville sûre se compose de cabinets de consultants (BGS et Accenture), d’intégrateurs de systèmes (Safaricom et Tyco) et de fournisseurs de logiciels (Hexagon, Milestone, SAP, iOmniscient, Promad et AgentVi).

Dans l’industrie de la ville sûre, Huawei a mis en place des solutions Safe City de bout en bout avec ses partenaires, au service de 400 millions de personnes dans plus de 100 villes et dans plus de 30 pays. Poursuivant sa progression, Huawei va continuer à coopérer avec ses partenaires afin d’élaborer des solutions intelligentes Smart City adaptées sur mesure aux besoins des clients.

À propos de Huawei

Huawei est un leader mondial des technologies d’information et des communications (TIC), fournisseur de solutions de technologie avec pour vision une vie plus riche grâce à la communication. Animée par une innovation centrée sur le client et des partenariats ouverts, Huawei a constitué un portefeuille de solutions de TIC de bout en bout offrant à notre clientèle des avantages compétitifs en matière de télécommunications, de réseaux d’entreprise et d’informatique sur appareils et dans le nuage.

Pour davantage d’informations, veuillez visiter www.huawei.com

Huawei Hosts Safe City Summit in Africa: Leading New ICT, Making Cities Safer

NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Huawei hosted its Safe City Africa Summit & Kenya Showcase 2016 in Nairobi, Kenya from October 14-15, 2016, attracting more than 200 global customers, partners, experts, and industry analysts in the public safety sector. Entitled “Leading New ICT, Making Cities Safer”, the Summit showcased Safe City best practices in cities like Nairobi and Mombasa, and gave attendees the latest insights on industry trends and opportunities in the new ICT era. As part of its strategy of industry collaboration to drive innovative Safe City solutions, Huawei also demonstrated its new 4G and cloud-based smart Safe City solution, co-developed with partners, and shared other partner innovations successfully deployed in Africa.

Recognized as the heart of Africa, Kenya is the continent’s economic and tourism hub and the government of Kenya has embraced Safe City solutions as a national strategy to maintain this position. Huawei teamed up with Safaricom to implement the first phase of Kenya’s Safe City project with new ICT, covering the most densely populated cities of Nairobi and Mombasa. Following the completion of the project, these cities have improved their local security and, according to the Kenya Police annual report, crime rates from 2014 to 2015 decreased by 46% in areas covered by the Safe City project.

Ms. Diana Yuan, President of Marketing & Solution Sales Dept. of Huawei Enterprise Business Group (BG), said in her speech at the Summit, “Public safety is gradually becoming a necessity to raise living standards for everyone. The Summit today is of special significance. You can personally experience practical applications of Safe City solutions. Adhering to the principle of customer centricity, Huawei cooperates with partners and customers to build smarter, safer, and better connected Safe Cities with our new ICT infrastructure featuring Cloud-Pipe-Device integration. Huawei’s Safe City solutions will comprehensively improve city management and contribute to city safety and prosperity in African countries.”

Safe City in the New ICT Era

Mr. Kamal Naim, Head of ICT, UN-Habitat (United Nations Human Settlement Programme), stated in his keynote speech that a safer city is grounded on three main pillars of prevention –law enforcement and CJS reform,social prevention and urban design — that embrace a holistic, integrated and multi-sectorial approach to improving the liveability of cities and quality of life for all urban residents, predicated on the confidence that good urban governance, planning and management can improve neighborhoods’ safety.

In his keynote speech titled “Safe Cities: Driven by a Technology Revolution”, Mr. Thomas Lynch, Director of Critical Communications for IHS Markit, shared insights into how public safety is a comprehensive system where traditional video surveillance, voice dispatching, Computer-Aided Dispatch (CAD), Geographic Information System (GIS), and call-taking and dispatching systems are closely integrated to enable threat awareness, early warning, and incident management throughout the whole process. According to the latest research from IHS Markit, the market scale of public safety equipment is estimated to increase from US$13 billion in 2015 to US$20 billion in 2020.

Mr. Hong-Eng Koh, Huawei’s Global Chief Public Safety Expert, said in his keynote speech that while intelligent video surveillance, broadband trunked radio and computer-aided dispatch are crucial, they are not enough to create a Safe City. There is a need for a policing cloud to link up the silos of different public safety agencies for better information sharing and user experience. With the exponential growth of data from traditional policing records, video surveillance, social networks and the Internet of Things, Big Data analytics are important too. Together these technologies can help in threat prevention, and if not preventable, early detection for faster response and recovery; with the aim of reducing loss of life and property, and bringing justice and normalcy to society.

Huawei Cooperates with Partners to Build a New Ecosystem

At the Summit, Huawei displayed its new smart Safe City solution, co-developed by Huawei and its partners. The solution consists of the world’s first visualized and converged command system, the industry’s first 4G professional trunking system, world-leading cross-region and cross-agency video cloud, and business-driven Safe City ICT infrastructure.

Additionally, Safaricom, the largest comprehensive telecommunications service provider of Kenya, shared its cooperation with Huawei in the development of the Kenya Safe City project. According to a speech from Shaka Kwach, who is the Head of Special Projects department form Safaricom Limited, the deployments of Huawei’s Safe City solution in Nairobi and Mombasa has drastically improved criminal investigation, cross-agency collaboration, and emergency response efficiency for the National Police Service. This has resulted in tangible benefits to both the citizens of Kenya, as well as the officers using the solution.

In his speech, Mr. Lei Ting, Chief Engineer of Shanghai DS Communication Equipment Co., Ltd., introduced architectural features of the next-generation Converged Emergency Command System jointly innovated by Huawei and DS. This system has also been successfully deployed in Nairobi, Kenya.

Today, Huawei has worked with more than 100 partners, over 550 certified service partners, and beyond 120 authorized service partners in the ICT field all over the globe, forming the framework of a new Safe City ecosystem. The new Safe City ecosystem consists of consulting firms (BGS and Accenture), system integrators (Safaricom and Tyco), and software vendors (Hexagon, Milestone, SAP, iOmniscient, Promad, and AgentVi).

In the Safe City industry, Huawei has launched end-to-end Safe City solutions with its partners, serving 400 million people across more than 100 cities in over 30 countries. Moving forward, Huawei will continue to cooperate with its partners to develop open, combined and smart Safe City solutions tailored to customer needs.

About Huawei

Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider with the vision to enrich life through communication. Driven by customer-centric innovation and open partnerships, Huawei has established an end-to-end ICT solutions portfolio that gives our customers competitive advantages in telecom and enterprise networks, devices and cloud computing.

For more information, please visit: www.huawei.com

Supermicro® Exhibits All-Flash NVMe and 3U/6U MicroBlade™ and IoT Solutions at GITEX 2016

Latest Technology and Architecture Innovations Include 1U 10 NVMe All-Flash System, High Density Blade and Embedded IoT Solutions Optimized for New Enterprise, Cloud and HPC Infrastructure

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Oct. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI), a global leader in compute, storage, and networking technologies and green IT is exhibiting its latest NVMe optimized server and storage solutions this week at GITEX 2016 in booth SR-M9, DUBAI WORLD TRADE CENTRE.

Supermicro’s all-NVMe flash 1U Ultra SuperServer® 1028U-TN10RT+ supports ten NVMe SSDs with the industry’s first-to-the-market true hot-plug capability for enterprise mission-critical RAS applications.  These Supermicro VSAN ready nodes are ideal for customers looking to create a simple solution to deploy and manage blazing fast hyper-converged clusters with high-availability storage that is targeted for high-performance database and big data analytics applications that demand a high degree of compatibility, reliability and serviceability.  For even higher density all-NVMe flash systems, Supermicro offers a 2U SuperServer that support 24 hot-swap NVMe SSDs and another that supports 48 hot-swap NVMe SSDs. The company has also introduced a new high-availability 2U dual-node system with support for 20 dual-port NVMe SSDs.

“As the market leader in hot-plug NVMe all-flash server and storage technology, Supermicro provides enterprise, cloud, storage and IoT customers with the very latest advancements in server, storage and networking technologies to enhance their competitiveness and help ensure future success,” said Charles Liang, President and CEO of Supermicro. “Our latest 1U ten hot-swap NVMe drive SuperServers and 2U simple double product line are optimized for data intensive workloads and Virtual SAN applications to deliver extreme performance, density and scalability surpassing the demands of Tier One mission-critical applications. These new offerings expand our broad portfolio of solutions and leverage the most advanced compute and storage technologies available on the market.”

Exhibits also include the industry’s most advanced 6U/3U MicroBlade and Embedded IoT products. Additional products featured include UP motherboards supporting the Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600/1600 v4/v3 product families, Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1200 v5 product family, Intel® Xeon® E3-1500 v5 family, Intel® Xeon® processor D-1500 product family, 6th Generation Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3 processor families, and Intel® Atom™ processor family.

Supermicro GITEX 2016 Exhibits

  • 1U 10 All-Flash NVMe Virtual SAN Ready Node (SYS-1028U-VSNF Series) – 10 hot-swap 2.5″ NVMe SSDs, dual Intel® Xeon® E5-2670 v3 processors, 384GB DDR4 in 24 DIMMs, 16GB SLC SATADOM, and quad 10GbE ports
  • 1U Short-Depth (9.8″ depth) SuperServer® (SYS-5018D-FN4T / SYS-5018D-FN8T) compact, space-efficient design with front I/O – FN4T SKU supports single Intel® Xeon® processor D-1541 (8-Core, 45W), -FN8T SKU supports single Intel® Xeon® processor D-1518 (4-Core, 35W), 1x M.2 PCI-E 3.0 x4, M Key 2242/2280 slot, up to 128GB ECC RDIMM DDR4 2400MHz, dual 10GbE LAN and Intel® i350-AM2, dual port GbE LAN (FN4T), 6x port GbE LAN (FN8T)
  • UP Motherboards – X10SDV series supports compact low-power high-performance Intel® Xeon® processor D-1500 family; X10SRM-TF compact micro-ATX supports Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v4 family; X11SSZ-TLN4FX11SAE-F support Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1200 v5, 6th generation Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3, Intel® Pentium® and Intel® Celeron®; the X11SSQX11SSV-Q support Intel® 6th Gen. Core™ i7/i5/i3 series, Intel® Pentium® and Intel® Celeron® processors; X11SBA-LN4F mini-ITX supports Intel® Pentium® processor N3700 (6W)
  • 3U/6U MicroBlade – designed with superior advantages over other industry-standard architectures with all-in-one total solution, ultra high density and low power consumption, best performance per watt and per dollar, high scalability, and the best ease of service. The MicroBlade enclosure can incorporate a Chassis Management Module, and up to two 10G, 2.5G or 1GbE SDN switches in 3U or up to two Chassis Management Modules, and up to 4 SDN Switches in 6U for efficient, high-bandwidth communications. It can incorporate up to 4 or 8 redundant (N+1 or N+N) 2000W/1600W Titanium/Platinum Level high-efficiency (96%+) power supplies with cooling fans.

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Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa: 30th Anniversary of President Samora Machel’s death in Mbuzini

Address by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa during the 30th Anniversary of the Mbuzini Tragedy

HE Mr Carlos Agostinho do Rosario, Prime Minister of the Republic of Mozambique,

Mr Nathi Mthethwa, Minister of Arts and Culture,

Ministers, Ambassadors and Excellencies,

Premiers, MECs and Councillors,

Mama Graca Machel and family

Traditional Leaders,

Family members and survivors of the Mbuzini tragedy,

Distinguished Guests,

Ladies and gentlemen,

On behalf of President Jacob Zuma, our government and the people of South Africa, we extend a warm welcome to His Excellency Prime Minister Rosario and his delegation.

The meeting of our peoples 30 years after the Mbuzini tragedy reminds us of the historic bonds that join our nations.

These are bonds that were forged in the crucible of struggle against colonial domination.

They are bonds that were nourished by the blood of our martyrs.

They are bonds that show that a just cause knows no borders.

As South Africa, we owe an enormous debt of gratitude to the people of Mozambique for their unconditional moral, political and material support of our liberation movement.

Mozambique and other former Frontline States paid a heavy price for supporting our cause for freedom and justice.

The commemoration of the Mbuzini tragedy affords us an opportunity to pay special tribute to the families of our heroes who fell on this soil at the height of our struggle.

It allows us to pay tribute to the people of Mozambique for their solidarity and sacrifice.

From President Samora Machel we learnt that the task of the African revolution is to invent a new society whose cornerstone is the welfare of all, not the exploitation of one by another.

He unconditionally welcomed liberation fighters in Mozambique and dedicated his life to the complete emancipation of Southern Africa.

He died on his journey to achieve a peaceful, stable, secure and prosperous region.

It was the courage and patriotism of the military commander of Frelimo that inspired a generation of young revolutionaries in our country to confront the might of the apartheid security machinery.

He continues to inspire us to build a society free of prejudice, racism, patriarchy and exploitation.

At a site like this one, we are poignantly reminded that Africa’s heroes and heroines paid a grave price for freedom from colonial bondage.

It is a constant reminder that we, the beneficiaries of the selfless sacrifices of our heroes and heroines, must never take freedom for granted.

It reminds us that revolution must remain a way of life as we struggle to break free of the clutches of poverty, inequality and underdevelopment.

Thirty years after the tragedy, we are bound to ask whether President Samora Machel would be satisfied with the progress we have made in ushering in an era of peace, unity and prosperity.

We must ask ourselves whether we are equal to the task of creating inclusive societies that share their wealth among their people.

Would he be satisfied that we have invented a new, humane social order at the service of the vulnerable?

When he assess us as leaders, would he be satisfied that on a daily basis we work tirelessly to build lasting unity among the people?

In honouring the memory of great African leaders like Samora Machel, Julius Nyerere, Oliver Tambo and Nelson Mandela, we must remember that leadership to them meant only dedicated service to Africa, not to advance their personal interests, but to advance the interests of the people of Africa.

They understood that the unity of the masses was sacrosanct.

They knew that leaders had to lead by example to build trust, confidence and consensus in the interests of the wellbeing of Africa’s toiling masses.

Your Excellency,

Our two countries have achieved much in our efforts to build a better life for our citizens.

Together we have built strong diplomatic and economic relations on the foundations of a common history.

We are working together to boost economic growth, create employment and reduce inequality.

The creation of the Maputo Development Corridor, which links the port of Maputo with our country’s industrial heartland, is a vital part of our effort to promote trade and investment and foster regional integration.

Hundreds of South African companies have invested in Mozambique and we continue to seek ways to grow mutually-beneficial bilateral trade.

Our various bilateral agreements have opened up economic opportunities that benefit both the people of Mozambique and South Africa.

Both our countries possess vast deposits of minerals resources.

Our task is to extract the greatest value from these resources before we ship them off to our trading partners around the world.

South Africa and Mozambique have long coastlines.

To promote inclusive economic growth, we must work with our local populations to derive maximum benefit from the oceans economy.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

This memorial site in honour of the memory of President Machel and the 34 other people who perished here was intended to give visitors an experience of discomfort.

The 35 steel tubes are designed to bleed red as they rust.

Visitors are meant to hear the lamenting sounds of the pillars with the blowing of the wind.

This memorial is intended to generate a sense of unease.

This memorial must trouble the conscience of all African patriots when they realise that our people continue to languish in poverty, deprivation and want.

It must inspire the young people of our countries to make the best use of opportunities available to them to improve their lives and their people.

It must not allow anyone of us to be comfortable when our mothers and children live in despair and are exposed to danger.

President Machel went to war to liberate his country.

Mozambique would later experience a protracted civil war that cost many lives and caused much suffering.

In South Africa, liberation fighters like Solomon Mahlangu, Vuyisile Mini, and Ruth First were killed by the murderous apartheid regime.

This memorial must remind the peoples and leaders of our countries that there is no place in independent Africa that should continue to be at war or under form of strife.

We should remember President Machel for being a soldier against disease, poverty, illiteracy and ignorance.

He was the one leader who said we must take this as our task and organize society that we end poverty and underdevelopment.

I see President Samora Machel as a great inspiration for the task that lies ahead; for the work that we must continue to do in his honour.

We must be willing to make personal sacrifices to achieve prosperity and peace for the generations that will follow us.

We should recall what President Samora Machel said about the unfinished tasks of our revolution.

He said:

We want to create conditions such that in this generation disease, hunger, poverty, illiteracy and ignorance should begin to vanish forever from our country.

Just as we emerged victorious from the struggle against colonialism, just as we smashed the racist aggression of the illegal Ian Smith regime, so we shall also emerge victorious from this battle, because once again we shall be able to bring together the energy and intelligence of the entire people for peace, progress, prosperity and plenty.

It is the task of all of us to organise society so that we can conquer underdevelopment.

South Africa and Mozambique are two countries, but we are one people.

We are all the children of Samora Machel.

We share the same aspirations and we confront the same challenges.

As I remember Samora Machel, whom I never met, I feel that today I have come to a place of great inspiration. I leave here with unbelievable determination and inspiration to continue the work that Nelson Mandela, Samora Machel, Oliver Tambo and many other leaders stood for so that we can improve the lives of our people.

As we gather here today to remember our heroes, we pledge that we will work side by side and will not rest until the freedoms for which Samora Machel gave his life are won.

God Bless Africa!

Aluta Continua!

Source: Government of South Africa

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries on World Food Day commemoration

World Food Day commemoration

“Climate change is real and things must change”, advised the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Senzeni Zokwana. He was speaking in relation to the World Food Day commemoration under the theme, “Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too.

United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) representative, Dr Lewis Hove echoed the same sentiments that climate change is a threat to food security and prevents farmers from producing sufficient food.

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF), together with the Department of Social Development, KwaZulu-Natal Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, uMlalazi Local Municipality and FAO commemorated World Food Day on14 October 2016 at Nkume Sports Field in uMlalazi Local Municipality in Eshowe, KwaZulu-Natal. World Food Day is commemorated annually around the world on 16 October, in honour of the founding date of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization.

Deputy Minister, General Cele said that it is sad that the number of hungry people in the world is decreasing, but is increasing in our country. He further added that DAFF and its partners must work hard to reduce hunger, and minimise the number of people going to bed hungry.

The Minister, Senzeni Zokwana, the Deputy Minister, General Bheki Cele, KwaZulu-Natal MEC of Agriculture and Rural Development, Themba Mthembu and the Mayor of uMlalazi Local Municipality, Thelumoya Zulu visited Siphamandla Vegetable Cooperative and donated seedlings, garden tools and water tanks. They also visited three indigent households and donated food parcels.

Source: Government of South Africa