Daily Archives: August 7, 2017

Deputy Minister Mduduzi Manana regrets Cubana incident

I wish to apologise unreservedly to Ms Mandisa Duma, her family, the government of South Africa and all South Africans, and women in particular, for the incident that happened at Cubana Restaurant in Fourways over the weekend. Regardless of the extreme...

Minister Dlodlo committed to digital migration

Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo has reiterated her commitment to see all South Africans migrating from analogue to digital television by December 2018.I have full appreciation of the impact that the digital migration project is set to have on the...

South Sudan Army Capture Rebel Headquarters Near Ethiopia

ZANZIBAR, TANZANIA � South Sudan's government forces have overtaken the rebel-held stronghold and opposition headquarters of Pagak, along the Ethiopian border, William Gatjiath Deng, spokesman for the opposition IO, told The Associated Press.

"They took the main town and our forces are now regrouping," said Deng.

Army spokesman Lul Ruai Koang did not confirm the reports saying that he's "not aware" of Pagak's takeover.

The rebels burned their military barracks before fleeing, to prevent government forces from being able to use the ammunition, according to residents.

"While this is a significant symbolic setback for the IO it remains to be seen whether the government can secure the position so deep in IO territory," said an aid worker familiar with the situation in Pagak, who insisted on anonymity for security reasons.

Earlier this year the government declared a unilateral ceasefire, however there have been continued reports of government-led offensives into Maiwut and toward Pagak, including killings of civilians and burnings of houses.

In July, the United Nations reported that 25 aid workers were evacuated from Pagak due to attacks.

Since South Sudan spiraled into civil war almost four years ago, Pagak has been the headquarters of the opposition rebels, led by former Vice President Riek Machar, who is in exile in South Africa. The IO rebels still hold territory in Panyijar Country in Unity state as well rural areas of Jonglei state and Akobo state, traditionally areas where South Sudan's Nuer people live.

Source: Voice of America

Arts and Culture on collection of media accreditation for 2017 Women’s Day celebration

Members of the media who applied for accreditation to cover the 2017 National Women's Day celebration taking place on 09 August 2017 at Galeshewe Stadium, Kimberley in the Northern Cape are advised to collect their accreditation cards. Details are as f...

Long-Term Potential of Nuclear Power Remains High: IAEA Report

Nuclear power's long-term potential remains high, although its global expansion is projected to slow down in coming years, according to a new IAEA report on International Status and Prospects for Nuclear Power 2017.The decline compared to previous proj...