As per Olympic Games tradition – after some beautiful dancing and fireworks – the parade of the nations saw the various countries walking out in Japanese alphabetical order, meaning Team South Africa were the 178th country to walk into the stadium. Due to pandemic restrictions it’s the first time in[…]
Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Hajj and Umrah will assess the experience it gained in organizing this year’s exceptional Hajj within two weeks and will try to benefit from lessons it learned. Speaking to Okaz/Saudi Gazette, Dr. Hussein Al-Sharif, deputy minister of Hajj and Umrah for Hajj affairs, said that the[…]
President Cyril Ramaphosa says there has to be life beyond the Covid-19 pandemic. Ramaphosa was addressing a virtual Youth Day discussion on Tuesday focused on the Covid-19 pandemic, and he encouraged young people to take the lead in turning around the economy. “We are looking forward to innovation and creativity[…]
by Tauhierah Salie The Western Cape Education Department’s decision to reopen schools on June 1st has received heavy criticism from teacher unions, with the SA Human Rights Commission threatening legal action. It follows a postponement of a press briefing by Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga at the weekend, who had[…]
With the festive season behind us and common mantra of ‘the new year, new me’ in full swing, economists believe that for South Africa’s economy it won’t be that simple. With government battling to the keep economy afloat, and the World bank projecting an even lower growth than anticipated for[…]
The National Transformation Program of 2020, one of the initiatives of the Kingdom’s 2030 Vision, stated that the annual increase of Haj pilgrims to the Kingdom stands at 13 percent. However, annually increasing in Umrah visitors will be 30 percent. According to the National Transformation Program, whose details were announced[…]
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