South Africa remembers Chris Hani

first_img10 April 2015The grave of Chris Hani, the assassinated leader of the South African Communist Party and chief of staff of Umkhonto we Sizwe‚ the armed wing of the African National Congress‚ will be declared a heritage site as South Africa commemorates the 22nd anniversary of his death.President Jacob Zuma‚ who will attend the commemoration of Hani’s death in Boksburg‚ Ekurhuleni on Friday‚ will also unveil the Chris Hani Memorial and Walk of Remembrance Monument.The day’s events will also include a wreath-laying ceremony at Hani’s gravesite and a memorial lecture at the Germiston Lake Park to be delivered by Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi.Watch: ‘Hani’s assassination was SA’s breaking point’Courtesy The History Channel UK10 April 1993On 10 April 1993, Hani was shot and killed in the driveway of his home in Boksburg, east of Johannesburg, by Januzs Walus, an anti-Communist Polish refugee who had close links to the white nationalist Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging (AWB).Walus and Clive Derby-Lewis, at the time a Conservative Party member of Parliament, were sentenced to death for Hani’s murder, but ironically were saved from the gallows by South Africa’s new Constitution, which rules out the death penalty.Derby-Lewis was denied medical parole in February 2015 “because he lied and has not shown remorse for his hand in the killing of the people’s hero”, Jovial Rantao wrote in the Sunday Independent.Hani’s death came at a critical time for South Africa, with negotiators still busy hammering out the agreements that would enable the country to hold its first democratic elections a year later.It was Nelson Mandela, president of the ANC, who stepped up to prevent the widespread anger at Hani’s murder from spilling over into bloodshed.Appearing on state television, Mandela said: “To the youth of South Africa, we have a special message: You have lost a great hero. You have repeatedly shown that your love of freedom is greater than that most precious gift, life itself. But you are the leaders of tomorrow. Your country, your people, your organisation need you to act with wisdom. A particular responsibility rests on your shoulders.”SAinfo reporter and read more

Beyond One Hundred: Chip Chat Breaks 100 episodes!

first_imgWhat is 100 to you? One hundred millimeters make a centimeter, and one hundred centimeters make a meter.  How about one hundred podcasts, what does that make?  To Allyson Klein Director of Technology Leadership Marketing at Intel, blogger, podcaster, and host, it makes Intel® Chip Chat. Chip Chat is a podcast series covering a variety of subjects highlighting the rock stars of technology and generally the brightest minds in the industry.  Since it started in 2007 the series has focused on brining listeners one-on-one with the men and women behind the innovations and inspirations that make the future of computing.As Allyson has already said in her post, she got to talk with executive vice president David “Dadi” Perlmutter.  She also touched on the fact that she met with other technologists and technology rock stars in attendance, a preview of that line-up is:Intel Chip Chat in Session at IDF 2010: Randy ChanGenevieve BellTom Stachura Congratulations to Allyson and Intel Chip Chat!  Remember to catch this great line up of interviews and more check out Chip Chat at its home on, and on iTunes.  In episode 101 Allyson sits down with Sunil Ahluwalia from the LAN Access Division to discuss Fibre Channel over Ethernet.  Keep up on all the Chip Chat news on Twitter, Facebook, and of course at the Server Room. Bob BeauchampCarl HansenJustin Rattnerlast_img read more

WA Super League Series set to start

first_imgThe 2008/2009 Be Active Super League Series is set for a start this Sunday at WA’s newest Touch Football affiliate – the fast growing empire that is Brighton Touch.With the extension to the Mitchell Freeway also opening to coincide with the trip to Kingsbridge Park in Butler, 13 Open division teams from around the metropolitan area will launch their representative seasons.The past few weeks have been WA Touch Footballs version of “silly season”, with the rumour mill working overtime as everyone speculates over who will turn out for who in the coming season. We know that the Smith boys – Tynan and Nathan – return to their home at Fremantle after spending last season with Perth Brothers. Duncan Brown, Cam Adams and Trevor Twose also return to Tompkins Park after their success last season with Southern Men’s Open. Perhaps one of the biggest moves is that of Australian World Cup star Shelley Matcham, who after a long history with the Southern Women’s Open, joins defending State champions Northern in the Women’s Open.Then there are the newcomers. Hosts of the opening round, Brighton will be represented by both a Men’s and Women’s Open team in the competition, the star recruit being Barbarians and Australian squad member Angela Doyle, who leaves Northern Districts with a State Championships gold medal. United Galaxy will be represented by a Men’s Open team for the first time, with very few having previous representative playing history with any WA club.The import rule now in place also means we’re likely to see some other Touch Football champions in action around the metro area during the course of the Super League season, through the finals and into the State Championships.For further information, visit the website – to Matt Bamford for providing the article content.last_img read more

Rep Steve Johnson sworn in

first_img Takes office as State Representative of the 72nd DistrictOn Opening Day of the 99th Michigan Legislature, State Representative Steve Johnson was sworn into office by Michigan Supreme Court Justice Stephen Markman with his family at his side.“I’m optimistic about what we will be able to accomplish in Lansing,” said Rep. Johnson, R-Wayland. “With a staff dedicated to helping me assist constituents and a conservative Republican leadership, I am working to bring the voices of the residents of the 72nd District to the forefront of Michigan policymaking.”Rep. Johnson’s district includes Dorr Township, Leighton Township, City of Wayland and Wayland Township in Allegan County as well as Gaines Township and City of Kentwood in Kent County.Representative Johnson’s Lansing office is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Residents of the 72nd House District can contact Rep. Johnson by calling (517) 373-0840 or emailing [email protected] Correspondence can also be mailed to P.O. Box 30014, Lansing, MI 48909. View news updates or subscribe to Rep. Johnson’s email newsletter by visiting Tags: #SB Categories: Featured news,News,Steven Johnson News,Steven Johnson Photoscenter_img 19Jan Rep. Steve Johnson sworn inlast_img read more

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