Valtteri Bottas welcomes ‘grid kids’ move in F1:
Johannesburg [South Africa], Feb 12 : Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas has welcomed the move to replace the 'grid girls' with the 'grid kids' at every Formula One race of the 2018 season. Liberty Media, the F1's American owners, had earlier polarised fans by announcing the removal of the long-standing practice of using grid girls in the lead-up to F1 races , saying “it does not resonate with brand values and clearly is at odds with modern-day societal norms.”
S Africa to launch banknotes in Mandela’s remembrance:
Johannesburg, Feb 12 : The South African Reserve Bank said on Sunday it will launch a set of commemorative banknotes in honour of what would have been Nelson Mandela's centenary. The central bank said it would release 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 rand denominations as part of Mandela's centenary celebrations, Xinhua quoted a statement as saying.
Africa:NEPAD and the Battle for the Soul of the African Union:
Algerian Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia was one of the first to speak at the Nepad orientation committee meeting on the sidelines of the recent African Union summit. He said that although his country supports the AU reforms proposed by Rwandan President Paul Kagame, Algeria is against scrapping Nepad.
South Africa:How Masekela’s Journeys in Exile Shaped His Music and Politics:
The world continues to pay tribute to the legendary Hugh Ramapolo Masekela who died on 23 January 2018. His journeys have reminded us that the itineraries of South African exiles — writers, journalists, performers, photographers, and political activists — have much to offer transnational histories of anti-apartheid resistance.
ANC to hold special meeting as pressure mounts on Zuma:
South African Deputy-President Cyril Ramaphosa is surrounded by members of the media as he leaves a church service at St George's Cathedral in Cape Town, South Africa, February 11, 2018. Photo – Reuters South African Deputy-President Cyril Ramaphosa is surrounded by members of the media as he leaves a church service at St George's Cathedral in Cape Town, South Africa, February 11, 2018.
.com | Nelson Mandela Foundation remembers Madiba’s release:
In honour of Nelson Mandela's release from prison on this day in 1990, his Foundation shared some of the smaller personal details of the historical occasion, including the exercise bike and body board he packed up with him. “His belongings mainly books and papers were packed up in twenty-two cardboard boxes and transported in a convoy of hastily borrowed sedan cars,” said the Nelson Mandela Foundation's spokesperson, Lunga Nene, in a statement.
South Africa political deadlock as Zuma clings to power:
File photo: President of South Africa Jacob Zuma attends the 54th National Conference of the ruling African National Congress at the Nasrec Expo Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa December 16, 2017. Reuters/Siphiwe Sibeko/File Photo Johannesburg: South Africa's political impasse deepened on Saturday with no resolution to extended talks over President Jacob Zuma's expected departure from office after his own party called for him to resign.
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