Haiti commemorates Jan 2010 earthquake

Haiti commemorates the January 12, 2010 earthquake that killed hundreds of thousands of Haitians and 102 United Nations staff. The United Nations (UN) has embarked on a week of commemorative activities starting from last Friday. UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres says their aim is to honour the memory of those[…]

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Capetonians to remember 1969 Al-Aqsa attack

Friday 21 August will mark 46 years to the day that a devastating fire engulfed part of Masjid al-Aqsa in Jerusalem, resulting in the destruction of a historically significant and priceless pulpit (mimbar) in the iconic mosque. The 1969 fire was started by Australian tourist, Dennis Michael Rohan who claimed[…]

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Mandela commemorated, a year after his death

Dignitaries, veterans, politicians, family members and people around the country gathered on Friday to commemorate the first anniversary of former president Nelson Mandela’s death. As part of the festivities, several dignitaries and members of the Mandela family laid wreaths at his statue at the Union Buildings in Pretoria. Led by[…]

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Family arrive to commemorate Madiba

Nelson Mandela’s grandson Mandla Mandela and the late statesman’s wife Graca Machel were among dignitaries arriving at the Union Buildings in Pretoria to commemorate his death on Friday. Mandla arrived after 7.30am and greeted other guests seated in a marquee erected in front of Mandela’s enormous statue. Struggle veteran and[…]

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IUC to commemorate Imam Haron

The Islamic Unity Convention (IUC) will commemorate the anniversary of the tragic passing of anti-Apartheid struggle icon, Imam Abdullah Haron, by hosting a special programme in his honor on Saturday afternoon. Considered one of the most prominent scholars of his day, Haron was well-known for his strong opposition to the[…]

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Marikana remembered 2 years on

The second anniversary of the shooting at Lonmin’s Marikana mine, near Rustenburg in the North West was commemorated on Saturday at the koppie where miners were shot. Leaders from opposition parties, attending the rally, criticised government for not helping to change the lives of the mining community in Marikana. Economic[…]

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No word from govt on Marikana commemoration

It could not be confirmed on Friday whether any government officials would be attending the second anniversary of the Marikana shootings at the weekend. Government spokeswoman Phumla Williams said she was not aware of any government minister going to the North West town on Saturday. At a mining lekgotla in[…]

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