Monthly Archives: July 2016

Parliament condemns attack on Pan African Parliament MPs

Parliament condemns the criminal attack on members of the Pan African Parliament while being driven from the Johannesburg Oliver Tambo International Airport to their hotel in Sandton, Gauteng, on the 28 July 2016.

The Hon Members were due to attend the Pan African Parliament Sub Committee meeting in preparation of the Pan African Parliament (PAP) Plenary scheduled from 29 July to the 5 August 2016.

Details surrounding the incidents are still under investigation by the police.

On behalf of the Parliament of South Africa, the Speaker of the National Assembly and the Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces, condemn these acts of violence against the public representatives of our sister parliaments.

We can say with confidence that of the four members only was seriously injured and is recovering in hospital.

Parliament notes that during this unfortunate time, Hon Dr Mateme, a member of our Parliament and a Parliamentarian on the PAP, has actively been involved in ensuring that members who were affected are given all the support needed.

The Department of International Relations (DIRCO) has been in continuous support to the Hon Members and has sent its representative to give counsel to the affected members. DIRCO will ensure that the members receive the necessary support with their travel documents that were taken during this robbery.

Furthermore, a case has been opened with the Bramley police station, and the police are investigating the case with the hope to arrest the perpetrators. We urge the law enforcement agencies to accost these perpetrators and bring them to book.

The security and safety of all Members of Parliament is of paramount importance to South Africa and its Parliament. In ensuring the safety of our public representatives to fulfil their constitutional mandate our Parliament will work with the PAP to assess the safety and security of members and address any weaknesses that may exist.

Source: Government of South Africa

TEAM SOUTH AFRICA RECEIVES HEART-WARMING WELCOME IN RIO

Team South Africa was officially welcomed to the Athletes Village in Rio de Janerio less than a week before the start of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

South Africa’s athletes received a Samba welcome at the Olympic city late on Friday along with athletes from Eastern European countries Moldovia and Albania.

Rugby Sevens player Seabelo Senatla says, “Seeing the flag and singing the national anthem and officially being welcomed by the mayor was pretty awesome for us.”

Banyana Banyana Amanda Dlamini said: “This was a good reminder of what we are here for and also to adapt to the culture of Brazil and enjoy the festivities of the games.”

Meanwhile, the Olympic torch completed another week, passing through Rio de Janeiro state as it edges ever closer to Maracana Stadium for the opening ceremony on Aug 5, 2016.

The sacred flame was carried over land and sea passing through the islands of Ilha Bela and Angra.

The torch will cross a total of 20,000 kilometers of Brazilian territory before reaching the Olympic City.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

Niarry Tally remporte sa premiAre Coupe du Senegal

Niarry Tally a remporte sa premiAre finale de la Coupe du Senegal , en battant (3-0) le Casa sports samedi, au stade Leopold Sedar Senghor.

Les buts de l’equipe des quartiers Niarry Tally, Grand-Dakar et biscuitteries(NGB) ont ete inscrits dans les dix derniAres minutes. Abdoulaye BA et Talla Ndiaye ont marque respectivement A� la 81-Ame, 94-Ame mn et 86-Ame mn.

Le Casa sports a perdu sa deuxiAme finale d’affiliee. Niarry tally va representer le Senegal A� la Coupe de la Confederation africaine de football(CAF) la saison prochaine.

En lever de rideau, le Jaraaf a ete sacre en juniors. Le Jaraaf a battu (2-1) le Casa sports.

Source: APS

Kaolack:un programme d’assainissement de 24 milliards promis A� la commune (ministre)

Un programme d’assainissement des eaux pluviales et usees de 24 milliards de francs CFA sera mis en place dans la commune de Kaolack (centre), a annonce samedi, le ministre de l’Hydraulique et de l’Assainissement, Mansour Faye.

M. Faye s’exprimait lors d’une tournee effectuee dans la commune de Kaolack pour superviser le deroulement des operations de curage des caniveaux execute par une entreprise specialisee.

Le ministre a precise que la ville de Kaolack va beneficier de 8 milliards de francs CFA du Programme d’assainissement en faveur de dix communes du Senegal finance par la Banque ouest africaine de developpement (BOAD) estime A� 44 milliards de francs CFA.

Il a explique que des ouvrages d’assainissement des eaux usees seront realises dans le cadre de ce programme, en renseignant que le marche des etudes est en cours de validation.

Le ministre de l’Hydraulique et de l’Assainissement a assure que ces ouvrages d’assainissement que son departement compte realiser ces ouvrages A� partir de la fin de l’annee.

Mansour Faye a annonce un autre programme de 16 milliards de FCFA destine A� l’assainissement des eaux pluviales de la ville de Kaolack finance par l’Union europeenne A� travers le Fonds economique de developpement (FED).

”Le gouvernement est dans une dynamique d’apporter des solutions par rapport aux preoccupations des populations de Kaolack sur ces difficultes (assainissement des eaux usees et pluviales)”, a-t-il promis.

Le ministre a par ailleurs annonce la mise en place d’une mini-station de pompage dans la zone de Khakhoune pour soulager les populations, en promettant la realisation des ouvrages d’assainissement des eaux pluviales dans la commune de Kaffrine, confrontee aux problAmes des inondations recurrentes.

”Nous ferons en sorte que les prochains marches d’assainissement soient lances le plus tAt possible afin de pouvoir terminer les operations pre-hivernales, c’est-A�-dire avant le demarrage du prochain hivernage”, a assure Mansour Faye.

Source: APS