Monthly Archives: November 2017

Final Draw is coming: Hisense invites footballing legend Ruud Gullit to takeover their Social Channels

MOSCOW, Nov. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Hisense, an official sponsor of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, is proud to announce that it is inviting footballing legend Ruud Gullit to take over their Twitter and Facebook during the Final Draw for 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™. As a proud sponsor, Hisense have created the unique opportunity as part of their global engagement activities for the tournament.

Final Draw is coming: Hisense invites footballing legend Ruud Gullit to take over their Social Channels

As one of the world-leading providers of televisions, Hisense will manage a live interaction between Ruud and fans across the world, as the groups and first fixtures for the participating 32 teams are announced in the Moscow Kremlin, on Friday 1st December at 3pm GMT. During the Final Draw, Ruud will be in a Hisense studio directly responding to fans’ tweets with personalized video replies and giving his unique take on the draw as it unfolds using the hashtag #RuudReacts.

Ruud Gullit, who captained the Netherlands national team and was a member of the 1990 FIFA World Cup™ squad said: “I’m so thrilled to be part of such a momentous occasion with a world class brand like Hisense. The World Cup can be an emotional tournament and this is when the rollercoaster begins! The Hisense team created a really fun way to interact with fans and tap into the storylines surrounding the Final Draw, and I’m excited to hear what they think about the results. I’m sure some will be celebrating, whilst others commiserating – but it’s all just the start of a wonderful journey!”

Zhu Dan, VP of Hisense International, added: “The Final Draw is an important milestone and marks the official start of the World Cup festivities with fans watching on TVs around the world. When the groups are revealed it’s always a nerve racking but also extremely exciting moment. As the Official Television of the 2018 FIFA World Cup™, we’re delighted to bring Mr. Gullit on to be part of the event and help make the occasion extra special for the fans using our ULED TVs.”

“The event is also a special moment for our brand. As we continue to grow globally, we aim to use this sponsorship to deliver more experiences and provide additional value for our customers. We are honoured to be an official sponsor of the world’s most watched event in sports, and believe that the competition will vastly improve the international awareness and value of the Hisense brand.”

Hisense’s sponsorship with the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ is a significant sports marketing event sponsorship. As Hisense expands its business worldwide, sports marketing continues to play a very important role in introducing the Hisense brand to a global audience.

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Globeleq Increases Stake in South African Renewables

LONDON, Nov. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Globeleq, a leading developer, owner and operator of electricity generation projects in Africa, has increased its shareholding in the Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm, De Aar Solar and Droogfontein Solar power projects in South Africa, by acquiring Mainstream Renewable Power’s minority shareholdings in the three plants. Globeleq will fund the acquisition through a mix of internal funds and available credit facilities.

Globeleq - Powering Africa's Growth (PRNewsfoto/Globeleq)

This is a natural progression for Globeleq in South Africa and reinforces our ongoing commitment to powering Africa’s growth.”  Paul Hanrahan, Chief Executive Officer for Globeleq said: “Globeleq is one of the few IPPs on the continent who has the experience and capabilities to develop, manage and operate a range of generating technologies including gas and renewables, which are vital components in the future energy mix on the continent.” He continued: “As a strategic and long-term investor, Globeleq is also an ideal partner to other developers who may prefer to recycle capital and exit their projects.”

Through its subsidiary, Globeleq South Africa Management Services Ltd, the company has been operating the renewable plants since 2014 when they achieved commercial operation in Round 1 of the Government of South Africa’s Renewable Energy IPP Procurement Program. Mainstream Renewable Power was the initial developer and managed construction of the three plants.

In addition to management and operation of the power plants, Globeleq supports unique scholarship and internship programs to develop skills and contribute to the renewable energy industry on the African continent. During the first three years of operations, the projects have contributed more than R60 million (approx. US$4.17 million) to the targeted socio-economic and enterprise development programs, supporting over 90,000 households across 115 beneficiary programs.

About Globeleq
Globeleq is a leading developer, owner and operator of electricity generation projects in Africa.  Its experienced team of professionals have built a diverse portfolio of independent power plants, generating more than 1,200 MW across 8 projects in 5 countries. The company has around 2,000 MW of power projects in development and plans to add significant MW of new power generation during the next 10 years. www.globeleq.com

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MEC Pauline Williams kick-starts Festive Season Road Safety Campaign in Hartswater, 30 Nov

Northern Cape Province set to kick-start Festive Season Road Safety Campaign in Hartswater.

The MEC for Transport, Safety and Liaison Ms Pauline Williams will tomorrow lead Provincial operations to kick-start the Province’s Festive Season Road Safety Campaigns in Hartswater.

The MEC will also use the platform to address and encourage Law Enforcement Authorities ahead of the operations to be intensified across the Province and also mark a continued close working-relationship with stakeholders.

The operations will be joined by the SAPS, North West Traffic Authorities and other stakeholders such as the Road Accident Fund.

Source: Government of South Africa

MEC Pauline Williams kick-starts Festive Season Road Safety Campaign in Hartswater, 30 Nov

Northern Cape Province set to kick-start Festive Season Road Safety Campaign in Hartswater.

The MEC for Transport, Safety and Liaison Ms Pauline Williams will tomorrow lead Provincial operations to kick-start the Province’s Festive Season Road Safety Campaigns in Hartswater.

The MEC will also use the platform to address and encourage Law Enforcement Authorities ahead of the operations to be intensified across the Province and also mark a continued close working-relationship with stakeholders.

The operations will be joined by the SAPS, North West Traffic Authorities and other stakeholders such as the Road Accident Fund.

Source: Government of South Africa

Fifth AU-EU summit kicks off

President Jacob Zuma has joined over 80 leaders representing 55 African and 28 European countries, who are meeting at the Fifth Summit of the African Union-European Union, which kicks off in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, this morning.

President Zuma arrived in Abidjan on Tuesday evening for the summit which will be held under the theme ‘Harnessing the Demographic Dividend through Investments in Youth’.

It will emphasise the importance of youth in the two regions’ socio-economic development programmes, which is a key priority for Africa and the EU as 60% of the African population is under the age of 25.

The African Union-European Union Heads of State and Government Summit take place traditionally every three years alternately in Africa and Europe. Leaders take stock of the progress made in the implementation of commitments and provide political guidance for further work.

President Zuma said South Africa views the summit as providing an opportunity to strongly emphasize the need to change the nature of relations between the AU and EU from a post-colonial model of dependency to a new partnership of interdependence that addresses Africa’s development challenges and contributes to shared prosperity between the two regions.

It is also an opportunity to promote the importance of the African peace and security architecture and a need for Africa’s partners to recognise and respect that the resolution of conflict situations in Africa is primarily the responsibility of the African Union, supported by the UN Security Council,” said President Zuma on Tuesday.

At a national level, President Zuma said South Africa wishes to use the summit to give new impetus to the South Africa-EU Strategic Partnership, specifically since it is the 10th Anniversary of the partnership.

In this regard, the summit will further provide an opportunity for South Africa to enhance strategic economic and diplomatic relations through various engagements in the summit and in side events such as the Business Forum and Youth Summit, with a focus on inclusive economic growth, youth employment and entrepreneurship.

The summit is also expected to focus on supporting the objectives of the African Union’s Agenda 2063 and its flagship projects. It is further expected that the summit will adopt Joint Priority Projects for the period 2018 to 2022 that will focus on mobilising investments for Africa’s structural transformation, human capacity development, including capacitating the youth. Addressing peace and security, ensuring good governance and creating resilient societies will also form the core of the summit focus.

The summit will further discuss issues of mutual concern that affect the two regions, including enhancing economic opportunities for youth, mobility and migration, trade and investment, cooperation on peace and security, as well as cooperation on governance between the two regions.

Source: South African Government News Agency