Jul 2016 2nd Edition

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President declares 3 August a holiday

President Jacob Zuma has declared 3 August 2016, a public holiday. This is the day that the Local Government Elections are set to take place. The holiday will enable all South Africans who are eligible to vote to exercise their democratic right on the day.

Eligible voters are urged to go out in numbers to vote on 3 August 2016 and make their mark.

TshWi-Fi scores international award

The City of Tshwane received international recognition at the World Wi-Fi Day Awards for Most Innovative City or Government Program to bridge the Digital Divide.

The award was bestowed during a ceremony in England at the Wireless Global Congress, in Liverpool.

The Tshwane Free Wi-fi (known as TshWi-Fi) has brought 1.8 million citizens in the Capital City online in the biggest deployment of municipal free Wi-Fi on the African continent.

New song on social cohesion launched

Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa has unveiled a song that is meant to help build social cohesion among South Africans.

The song, “No love, No life”, features Mzwakhe Mbuli and other artists. Minister Mthethwa said the recent upsurge of racist acts by some in society calls on all South Africans to act in a manner that is consistent with the objectives of building a united, non-racial, non-sexist, democratic and prosperous society.

“This song is just one aspect of the war against racism. No love, No life will be included in a fully-fledged album to be released by the Department of Arts and Culture.


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