Daily Archives: May 4, 2018

Win-Win Cooperation Between CNMC Goldmine Holdings Limited and Shandong Xinhai Mining Technology and Equipment Inc.

YANTAI, China, May 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Recently, CNMC Goldmine Holdings Limited (SGX:5TP) forged a strategic partnership with Shandong Xinhai Mining Technology and Equipment Inc. (NEEQ: 836079), in the hope of taking the development of mining industry to a new level through their cooperation.

Their cooperation for the first time brought win-win results in 2017, thus laying a solid foundation for their further collaboration. On the other side, building on its advanced technologies and equipment and professional services, Xinhai is able to help CNMC achieve maximum benefits.

At the signing ceremony, the executive president of CNMC said, “As a publicly listed company in Malaysia, CNMC has taken the lead in Malaysia’s mining sector for two consecutive years. To secure our leading position, we have set high standards for our partners in terms of the quality and quantity of products. With a high level of execution capability and customer-oriented awareness, Xinhai is an influential player in the mining industry and boasts global perspectives and pioneering spirit. Zhang Yunlong, chairman of Xinhai, is a senior mineral processing engineer who proves to be a specialist. He also serves as a fellow member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM).”

Mr Zhang also said, “The cooperation between Xinhai and CNMC has brought fruitful results for us, with the project operating normally. Xinhai is delighted to continue providing services for CNMC. Thanks to its rich overseas EPC project experience, Xinhai is forging ahead with its strategy of expanding businesses to foreign markets.”

Their cooperation drew the wide attention of mass media. The event grabbed the headlines in Malaysia’s three largest Chinese newspapers-Nanyang Siang Pau Malaysia, China Press and Sin Chew Daily. It is expected that Xinhai will continue to offer tailored solutions and world-class services to its clients for years to come while adhering to the principle of “Optimal solutions for your mine!”.


CAPE TOWN–The Department of Agriculture in South Africa’s North West Province is coming under increasing criticism for allegedly sanctioning the donation of game species and cattle to politically connected individuals, including a herd of cattle to former president Jacob Zuma.

The donation of more than 100 million Rand (about 7.94 million US dollars) worth of game like buffalo, white rhino and sable antelope to a group of white game breeders has also been slammed and Philly Mapulane, the African national Congress (ANC) member of parliament who chairs Parliament’s portfolio committee on Environmental Affairs, has called for swift action.

We think that this transaction was wrong, irregular, and reckless on the part of the officials. They must further probe into these matters because these are clear cases of corruption in the manner in which these transactions were dealt with, he said.

Meanwhile, the National Working Committee of the ANC, the ruling party, has recommended that national officials meet with North West Province Premier Supra Mahumapelo to discuss all available constructive options to resolve the on-going impasse in the province, which has been rocked by widespread, often violent, protests amidst calls for Mahumapelo to step down.

Leaders of the Revolutionary Council, which is behind the protests, met with the ANC leadership at ANC headquarters at Luthuli House in Johannesburg last week and agreed to give the governing party space to deal with their demands.

Following its ordinary meeting on Wednesday, the NWC recommended that the national officials meet with Mahumapelo to discuss all available constructive options to resolve the on-going impasse in the interest of the people of that province.

Three people have already lost their lives since the protests began two weeks ago.


MPs remember Mam’ Winnie, Minister Skweyiya for their selflessness

Struggle stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela put societal needs before her own until her dying days, Higher Education and Training Minister Naledi Pandor said on Thursday.

Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi, meanwhile, took some time to describe the late former Minister Dr Zola Skweyiya as a man who always put the needs of his country first before cheap politiking while he was a Member of Parliament.

Members of Parliament on Thursday paid tribute to the fallen struggle icons during a joint sitting of the National Assembly and the National Council of Provinces in Cape Town.

The sitting came shortly after MPs held a memorial service, which was attended by the Madikizela, Mandela and Skweyiya families at the Old Assembly Chamber earlier in the day.

Mam’ Winnie passed away on 2 April and was laid to rest on 14 April in a Special Official Funeral.

Skweyiya, who passed away on 11 April 2018, was laid to rest on 21 April in a Special Official Funeral as declared by President Cyril Ramaphosa shortly after his passing.

Minister Pandor said Mam’ Winnie’s selflessness can be traced back to the early days of her life � characterised by incidents of racism � which shaped her into a woman who lived her life hungry for justice.

In her last interview, given in March and re-broadcast on Easter Monday afternoon, the day of her passing, Mam’ Winnie spoke of how she had always put the collective good of the ANC before her individual well being.

She worried about unemployment that remains at an historic high across the general population and as high as two out of three among young people.

She worried about corruption, which has not only undermined public finances but also public confidence in the State, said Minister Pandor.

The Minister said Mam’ Winnie helped to lay the foundation for a democratic South Africa.

We’re still building the nation she wanted, but building on the foundation that she helped to lay for us.

Inspired by her, free South Africa has made great progress towards building a truly non-racial, non-sexist, and democratic South Africa.

Together we have begun to establish a country that is dedicated to patriotism, nation building and reconciliation, she said.

NCOP chairperson Thandi Modise said Mam’ Winnie should be honoured for her valuable contribution as a young mother, who stood firm against the ruthless apartheid government.

She said Mam’ Winne’s name and legacy should be kept alive.

As we celebrate uMama Sisulu, as we celebrate uMadiba this year, we must also celebrate the woman who kept the name of Nelson Mandela in our hearts and in our minds for more than 30 years.

We must remember the little contribution she made because when you are from the outside [looking in] it looks little, when you are from the inside, it looks huge, she said.

Modise said it was good that the truth about Mam’ Winnie, whose reputation was a victim of the apartheid communications machinery, was finally starting to come out.

Modise hopes that Mam’ Winne will take her rightful place in history and that when statues of liberators are erected, hers will be erected not because she was Madiba’s wife, but because her contribution was valuable.

A fair politician, and a man of integrity

With Cabinet made up of a mix of Minsiters and Deputy Ministers from several parties post 1994 in what was called a government of unity, former Minisiter Buthelezi said while he was on ocassion made acutely aware that he was an IFP Minister in an ANC Cabinet, Dr Skweyiya played fairly.

Whenever my colleagues in Cabinet attacked my contribution based on politics rather than merit, Minister Zola Skweyiya would tell them ‘you are being unfair to our colleague’ with no fear of speaking up for principles. He was a man of integrity and a leader who had more interest in the goodness of his country than playing politics, he said.

Buthelezi was a Minister of Home Affairs between 1994 and 2004.

Struggle stalwart Charles Nqakula, who has served as both a Minister of Safety and Security, and Defence, said when he recently visited Dr Skweyiya in ICU, he started asking political questions and raised issues he has always raised about his party.

Those who have been in the ANC for a long time know, comrade Zola, that your fight was against the defiling of the values of the ANC (sic). And they would have been surprised when you did not raise your concerns when the policies of your movement were being violated willy nilly without any intervention by the senior leadership, he said.

Source: South African Government News Agency

Inter-Ministerial Committee briefs media on Nelson Mandela and Albertina Sisulu centenary celebrations, 8 May

The Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) on the centenary celebrations of Nelson Mandela and Albertina Sisulu chaired by Minister Jeff Radebe will hold a media briefing to unpack the Comprehensive National Programme developed by the IMC and provide progress on its implementation. The briefing will also announce on key activities planned in celebrations of both Nelson Mandela and Albertina Sisulu.

Source: Government of South Africa

Alert Uitenhage police members arrest alleged car thief

UITENHAGE: In our relentless efforts to address property related crimes, which is in line with the strategy of the South African Police Service, and with our vigilant Back to Basics approach to policing by the members of Uitenhage SAPS, it resulted in the arrest of a suspect for the possession of a suspected stolen motor vehicle. Due to the swift action by members of Uitenhage SAPS this morning, Friday, 4 May 2018, at 00:55, a red Nissan Sentra, worth R30 000 was recovered without the owner being aware that his motor vehicle was stolen.

Members from SAPS Uitenhage were busy conducting high visibility patrols in the Fairbridge Heights residential area this morning, 4 May 2018, when they noticed at about 00:55 a person driving suspiciously with a red Nissan Sentra in Lavender Crescent, Uitenhage. Police officials requested the driver to stop and they questioned him. The members tested the vehicle for ownership and it did not match the explanation that the driver gave to the police. Members went to the address of the rightful owner in Arum Street, Fairbridge Heights, which is very close to where the vehicle was found and woke the owner of the vehicle. The owner was not aware that his vehicle was stolen and confirmed that the vehicle was supposed to be stationary in his yard. Police officials arrested the 24-year-old male on the spot on a charge of theft of motor vehicle and he is due to appear in the Uitenhage Magistrate’s Court on Monday, 7 May 2018 on the charge.

The head of Visible police at SAPS Uitenhage, Colonel Andre Swart commended the members for the excellent work and said: When operational duties are directed and coordinated, arrests are achieved to clamp down on property related crimes. The main objective of the SAPS is to remain focused, visible and to act with the intent to clamp down on crime effectively.

Source: South African Police Service