Daily Archives: October 12, 2017

Tissue World Istanbul is returning at the Istanbul Congress Center ...

ISTANBUL, Oct. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Tissue World Istanbul is set to take place at the Istanbul Congress Center (ICC), Turkey from 4 – 6 September 2018.

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Part of the international Tissue World portfolio established since 1993, Tissue World Istanbul is the 2nd edition of Tissue World trade show and conference in Turkey. Took place for the first time as a fully-fledged trade show in 2016, Tissue World Istanbul 2016 was a resounding success and welcomed a total of 1,602 participants from 65 countries across the 3 show days.

Strongly supported by the local and regional tissue industry, the show floor featured leading tissue manufacturers and industry suppliers which accounted for over 40% of the regional tissue business. Here are some of the leading players that the show is hosting: Aktül Kağıt, Cellynne Converter, Lee & Man, Hayat Kimya, ICM, Ipek Kağıt, Kahramanmaraş Kağıt , Mediterannean Tissue Mill, Lila Kağıt, Parteks Kağıt and Point Makina.

Trade visitors included key decision makers from a diverse range of profiles including traders, distributors, retailers, finished product manufacturers, jumbo roll producers and many more.

Tissue World Istanbul 2016 Show Floor

Being a huge tissue producer with a leading role in the MENA region mainly thanks to its strategic location, Istanbul is the ideal meeting point for the local and international players from Eastern Europe, Russia, the CIS, the Middle East, Central Asia and Africa.

New addition in 2018: Hygiene Nonwoven Machinery Suppliers introduced on the Show Floor

The hygiene nonwovens sector in Turkey shows a growing process in the manufacturing segment of the industry. According to figures collected and compiled by EDANA, the overall production of nonwovens in Europe grew by 3.6% in 2015, despite an environment of slow economic growth. Turkey continues to record double-digit growth in nonwoven production. Over the course of 2014-2017, the production has increased by 16%.

In addition, the Turkish retail market size in 2017 for wet wipes, nappies/diapers/pants and sanitary protection is estimated at US$1,006 billion, according to Euromonitor International.

Against this backdrop and in view of the compatibility with the business profiles of Tissue World exhibitors, the hygiene nonwoven machinery suppliers will be introduced on the 2018 show floor, all set to welcome a broader landscape of buyers from the manufacturing and converting side as well as traders, distributors and retailers.

For more details on Tissue World Istanbul, please visit www.tissueworld.com/istanbul/.

About Tissue World

Tissue World is the leading global event series serving the tissue industry worldwide since 1993. With events in Istanbul, Milan, Miami and São Paulo, it offers an integrated and intertwined platform consisting of exhibitions, conferences and a magazine providing an unmatched offline and online meeting place to do business, exchange ideas and learn, all year round.

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North West Local Government and Human Settlements on state of housing ...

Department aims at turning around the state of housing delivery in the province

The MEC for Local Government and Human Settlements in Bokone Bophirima, Galaletsang Gaolaolwe wants to deal with non-performing housing developers, once and for all.

On Tuesday, she visited a number of housing projects in Mmasutlhe, Totonyane and Itsoseng in Ngaka Modiri Molema district and interacted with housing beneficiaries in order to assess their level of satisfaction.

MEC Gaolaolwe also engaged with ward councilors, community liaison officers and contractors in order to find solutions to housing challenges experienced in different housing projects in order to accelerate service delivery in the province.

The visit was also intended to strengthen and monitor all housing projects in order to enable the department to intervene appropriately and timeously. For the department to achieve housing delivery targets we need committed man and woman in construction who will deliver in the best interest of our communities out there, speaking on how she intends on turning around the situation, said MEC Gaolaolwe.

The one-on-one sessions with developers was informed by a number of challenges experienced in the process of reducing housing backlog and incomplete projects across the province She warned developers against poor performance and shoddy work. ''We will undoubtedly take against developers who do not finish their projects on time or do shoddy work'', she said.

Source: Government of South Africa

Social Development hands over accessible computer laboratories to ...

Learners of Tshilidzini special school in Thohoyandou to benefit from three accessible computer laboratories

Pupils with disabilities from Tshilidzini Special School, a primary boarding school in Thohoyandou will from this year's Social Development month have access to better learning facilities as they will receive three accessible computer laboratories. The accessible laboratories will be handed over by the Deputy Minister of Social Development, Mrs Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu.

Tshilidzini Special School was founded in 1971 and is the only boarding school in Limpopo that caters for pupils who are physically impaired, visually impaired and hard of hearing. It houses 365 learners and the medium of instruction is Tshivenda and South African sign language. Learners are taught Braille and sign language across all Grades.

The Department of Social Development and MTN SA Foundation established a partnership to establish accessible Computer Laboratories with specialised equipment to address special needs for learners with disabilities. Tshilidzini Special School has been identified as one of the schools in the country without accessible computer lab.

Most learners with disabilities are only exposed to special computer facilities at tertiary institutions and this impacts negatively on their performance.

Source: Government of South Africa

Russian Prime Minister Strikes Energy Deals in Morocco

MARRAKECH, MOROCCO Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has signed a string of energy, military and other deals with Morocco during a North Africa tour.

Medvedev met Wednesday with Moroccan Prime Minister Saadeddine El Othmani and presided at a signing ceremony for 11 bilateral agreements.

The agreements cover cooperation in areas such as customs, agriculture, the military and culture, as well as energy efficiency and the peaceful use of nuclear energy.

The disputed Western Sahara region that Morocco annexed in the mid-1970s also was a topic of the talks.

Medvedev is traveling with a large Russian government delegation and Russian business executives. Morocco's King Mohammed VI hosted a lunch in the prime minister's honor.

He arrived in Morocco after a visit to Algeria, where he discussed oil prices and energy cooperation.

Source: Voice of America

Minister Edna Molewa briefs media on SA Agulhas II International ...

SA Agulhas II set to embark on the International Indian Ocean expedition

The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Dr Edna Molewa, will brief members of the media about the International Indian Ocean Expedition 11 (IIOE-2). The South Africa leg of this major global scientific programme in collaborative oceanographic and atmospheric research commences on Wednesday, 18 October from Durban, along the East coast of Africa.

The IIOE is a multi-national programme of the United Nations Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) which emphasises the need to research the Indian Ocean (its influence on the climate and its marine ecosystem). South Africa's contribution to the expedition is an African research cruise along the East of Africa from the SA Agulhas II.

This will be the first African-led research cruise, that is multi-disciplinary and comprising scientists and students from South Africa, Mozambique, Kenya, Nigeria and Egypt. Other international scientists and students joining the research cruise are from India, Belgium and Italy. The data collection will cover physics, chemistry, plankton, biodiversity, biology such as whales, seals and seabirds as well as geology. All these areas provide important information in understanding the ocean environment and its links to developing a successful Ocean Economy.

The SA Agulhas II will depart from Cape Town on Saturday, 14th October and arrive in Durban on the on Monday, 16th October. The invited African delegates and other scientists will embark in Durban.

Source: Government of South Africa

Government to establish association of industrial parks

Government is pulling out all the stops to establish an association of industrial parks that will deliver world class regional centres, says the Department of Trade and Industry (dti).

Speaking at the opening of the two-day symposium on state-owned industrial parks on Wednesday, the department's Director General Lionel October said government is working hard to deploy resources to ensure that world-class industrial parks that will become beehives of economic activity and centres of excellence are established.

By gathering all valuable thought-leaders for this symposium we aim to ensure that we secure a collective guideline and endorsement from all stakeholders on how we can best take the development of state-owned industrial parks forward.

We are also looking at moving to a stage where we can institutionalise these national assets to attain best results economically and for the development of communities in which they are located, said Director General October.

He told those attending the two-day symposium in Midrand that there is a need to consolidate resources for the management of state�owned industrial parks (SOIPs).

Once consolidation has been achieved, we would then need to make operational budgets available and market these parks both locally and internationally to potential investors so as to attract good investments in the parks. By finalising the institutionalisation process and putting the right governance in place, the SOIPs will enable us to implement the Industrial Policy Action Plan (IPAP).

Steering Committee

The first day was concluded with a resolution to establish a steering committee that will guide the planning process for the establishment of the association.

It is envisaged that the role of the association will be to support the strategic planning of the SOIPs whilst also enhancing the business experience for firms in the SOIPs.

The association will also provide effective communication networks for the parks and its stakeholders and assist in the internationalisation of local products and services.

Development

The symposium is in its second year running and it is intended to serve as a platform where key stakeholders linked to the administration and management of state-owned industrial parks can deliberate meaningfully about the manner in which development should proceed.

Since the inaugural symposium in 2016, provincial consultations have been held and there is now a concept to establish an Association of Industrial Parks as well as a framework for standard operating procedures.

Source: South African Government News Agency

Africa: Mbalula Reveals 14.5 Percent Increase in Child Murders in ...

Please find attached English soundbite by the DA Deputy Shadow Minister of Police, Dianne Kohler Barnard MP. Also attached, is a Zulu soundbite.

It has been revealed in a parliamentary reply that child murders in South Africa increased 14.5% year-on-year, totalling a truly appalling 969 cases in the 2014/2015 financial year.

In the answer to a DA question (first posed by MP Mike Waters in 2014) the Minister of Police admits the question had gone unanswered for more than three years. This really speaks to the lack of urgency shown by the government in tackling the scourge of child murders. The DA has been trying to get statistics for child homicide rates in South Africa for the past ten years, but have been frustrated by a government that is either unwilling to address the crisis, or is indifferent to it.

The Minister's reply, covering a two year period, details the murder weapons used and includeS knives (604), firearms (397), sharp instruments (203), hands (177), sticks (78), stones/bricks (53), string/wire (30), poison (25), and axes (23).

These gruelling statistics serve as clear evidence that this government is failing our children and their silence on this matter is unacceptable.

The DA will be submitting further parliamentary questions to the relevant ministers to determine how many alleged perpetrators were prosecuted and/or convicted. We will also submit parliamentary questions to the Minister of Police asking for details on what steps his department is taking to address this clearly escalating crisis.

The DA remains committed to ensuring that children grow up in a safe and secure environment that shields them from violence and abuse, allowing them to pursue their dreams and aspire to their full potential.

The Democratic Alliance Youth are taking a stand!

How can we call ourselves free when half of the South African population have no access to the internet?

Internet access is more fundamental than rights. It is an economic necessity.

Source: Democratic Alliance