Africa Progress Panel chairperson Kofi Annan says the launch of the Africa Progress Report 2013 is about talk on aspirations and opportunities for Africa, about the continent’s potential wealth, the moral and economic imperative to share the work (report) with the continent’s citizens.
The build-up to the 19th Annual MTN South African Music Awards (MTN SAMA 19) is reaching fever pitch, especially, in the popular Record of the Year category. This is the only category that allows fans from all over the country to vote for their favourite artists in what is sure to be a very tight race for the award at the Sun City Superbowl on May 11.
I had a friend in stitches last week after cancelling our meeting because I had pressing matters to attend to. When he kept quizzing me about what could be more important than our arrangement, I told him I was dining with the president. He said something sarcastic in return, but when he saw my nonchalant yet serious look, he realised I wasn’t joking. So we postponed our plans and I had dinner with our country’s leader instead.
On Sunday 12 May at 18h30 on SABC 1 the winner of One Day Leader 2 will be announced. This hard earned title is between Ndumiso Hadebe and Seadimo Tlale. Over the past 12 weeks SABC1 viewers watched these youth execute challenges and debate leadership skills based on modern day social, economic and political issues to compete for the title of One Day Leader.
"The overall quest, at the end of the journey, shows how we begin to infuse tradition and culture into our modern lifestyles, so that it can evolve and still from an active part of our identity today. Culture can never be something old and of the past. It has relevance today, the challenge is how do we allow it to occupy our present.” says Sane Zondi, assistant commissioning editor at SABC Education.
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has acknowledged that South Africa's education system is still facing serious challenges. She was delivering her budget vote in Parliament on Tuesday. The department's budget has increased to R17.5 billion this year, up from R16.3 billion.