Eleven Sports Prime Features SLU-UNO Showdown

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Southeastern Louisiana visits New Orleans in a pivotal men’s basketball game Wednesday night, as both teams jostle for top seeds in next week’s Southland tournament. It’ll mark the debut of Southland hoops on Eleven Sports Prime, which can be seen via Twitch. The game will also stream live on the Southland Conference Digital Network, available via Southland.org/live and Southland Conference apps. NOTE: For links to additional streams, including school productions, visit the Southland scoreboard page. Men’s Basketball: Southeastern Louisiana at New OrleansWednesday7 pm CTLIVE Stream:Eleven Sports Prime via TwitchTwitch.tv/elevensportsprimeTwitch appsLIVE Stream:Southland DIgital NetworkSouthland.org/liveSouthland Conference appsLIVE Regional TV Coverage:YurView LouisianaCox 1004DELAYED National TV Coverage:Eleven Sports (Wednesday 11 pm CT)DirecTV 623AT&T U-verse 1665Verizon FiOS 597Full channel listings – http://sland.social/find11?DELAYED Regional TV Coverage:Cox Sports TV (Thursday Noon CT)Hammond Charter/Spectrum 324/815New Orleans Cox 37/1037Full channel listings – http://sland.social/cox?Talent:Garrett Walvoord, play-by-playJordy Hultberg, analystWatch live video from elevensportsprime on www.twitch.tvlast_img read more

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Djokovic hails ‘perfect 5 months’ as he targets ATP Finals glory

first_imgSecond placed Serbia’s Novak Djokovic poses with his trophy after the men’s singles final tennis match against Russia’s Karen Khachanov, on day seven of the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 – Rolex Paris Masters – indoor tennis tournament at The AccorHotels Arena in Paris, on November 4, 2018. (Photo by Anne-Christine POUJOULAT / AFP)Novak Djokovic reveled in his “perfect” five months on Friday as he took aim at his sixth ATP Finals title with the year-end number one ranking in the bag.The Serb, who won Wimbledon and the US Open, earlier this week replaced the injured Rafael Nadal at the top of the men’s rankings and is guaranteed to end 2018 in top spot.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:44Djokovic wins Laureus Sportsman of Year Award02:28’Star Wars’ cast reveal which co-stars they’d go caroling with and hopes for the New Year02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Djokovic is seeking his fifth ATP Finals title in London to go with his first, which he won in Shanghai in 2008.If he wins the tournament, which starts on Sunday, he would draw level with Roger Federer with six wins in total.Djokovic is in Group Guga Kuerten along with Alexander Zverev, Marin Cilic and John Isner while Federer is in Group Lleyton Hewitt with Kevin Anderson, Dominic Thiem and Kei Nishikori.Each player plays the other group members, with the top two advancing to the semi-finals.Djokovic also confirmed that he would not be playing Nadal in a controversial exhibition match in Saudi Arabia in December because of the Spaniard’s injury.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Speaking before the start of the season finale at London’s O2 Arena, the Serb said next to the Grand Slams and the ATP Finals, reaching the number one spot was the “ultimate challenge” in the sport.“I’m very proud of that achievement and I understand that it’s extra special this year because of the journey I’ve been through in the last 15 months, especially and particularly in the last eight to 10 months.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“After February’s elbow surgery it looked quite improbable that I would be in this position as the year-end number one, not just because of the rankings — I was 22 (in May) — but just because of how I felt on the court, how I was playing.“But there was always part of me that believed I could make it back and I never thought it was impossible. I just thought at the time it might take more time than I wished it to be. “It turned to out to be a perfect five months of the year, with two Grand Slam titles,” he added.“Of course, unfortunately Nadal had to withdraw from all of his tournaments after the US Open so he was not in that race but at the same time I thought it was a great five months that is crowned with this achievement.”The 31-year-old Djokovic underwent surgery on his right elbow in January after the Australian Open, which was his first tournament in six months.He struggled to find his best tennis when he returned to the court but reached the final of Queen’s before winning Wimbledon and the US Open.Since the start of Wimbledon he has won 31 out of 33 matches.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Drummond, Johnson pace Pistons to easy win over Hawks View commentslast_img read more

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Mosquito Infestation Bugs Monrovia’s Slum Dwellers

first_imgOne of several 2014 health survey reports obtained by the Daily Observer indicates that the huge swarms of mosquitos infesting their communities continue to vex Monrovia’s slum dwellers.The survey report also revealed that the health perils for these poverty-stricken slum dwellers are owing to the huge breeding spots of mosquitoes in their communities.The health survey carried out by UN aid agencies and private Liberian health institutions further indicated that the slum settlements of Monrovia continue to be messed up by decades-old clogged drainages that are havens for mosquitoes and other harmful insects.Despite the increasing outcries over the years by Monrovia slum residents, successive administrations continue to ignore their concerns and appeals for measures to eradicate the breeding places of the mosquitos.Incidentally, some of the slum settlements are situated at the very foot of Liberia’s Executive Mansion in the heart of the nation’s capital, Monrovia.According to some of the slum dwellers contacted during the weekend, sometimes their sentiments and protests are not only ignored but on many occasions crushed by powerful voices and invisible hands.The slum dwellers further pointed out that construction of health and medical facilities in their communities are good initiatives, bringing relief to their door steps.But they indicated that if the critical issues of fixing clogged drains and removal of dumpsites and stagnant water cannot be prioritized, construction of health facilities would only amount to cosmetic solutions to the problem.Apart from the mosquito-breeding spots, some of the unwanted visitors infesting their neighborhoods include cockroaches, rats, scorpions and sometimes snakes and air and water borne diseases.On top of those menaces are the inadequate medical facilities that cannot cope with the enormous population of the three slum communities in Monrovia.In West Point, the largest of the three, Mr. Philip B. Wleh, 66, a fisherman said that for many years, persistent appeals have led authorities to address some of the numerous challenges.But, fisherman Wleh noted, most of their appeals have only fallen on deaf ears and conditions in West Point continue to degenerate.“It is our fervent prayer that one day the good Lord will speak to conscious-minded Liberians who will come to our rescue in this unbearable and poverty stricken community in Monrovia,” fisherman Wleh concluded.For slum dweller Martha B. Beyan, 68, of Buzzy Quarters at the foot of Liberia’s Executive Mansion, their cries go out repeatedly, year after year, and nothing has been done.Madam Beyan, a fishing basket maker, told the Daily Observer that she simply cannot understand why the authorities have chosen totally to ignore their cries.“Maybe one day we need to take to the streets like political parties or civil society groups before we can be rescued from these poverty-stricken conditions in which we live, right before the authorities’ eyes,” Madam Beyan concluded.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Dortmund’s Euro hopes hurt by home draw with APOEL

first_imgDortmund remain winless in their four Champions League games so far and must beat Tottenham Hotspur and Real Madrid in back-to-back games in order to advance.The draw leaves third-placed Dortmund and bottom side APOEL needing to bridge the five-point gap behind holders Real in order to make the last 16.Dortmund host Group H leaders Tottenham, who reached the last 16 by beating Real 3-1 in London, in three weeks when APOEL are home to Cristiano Ronaldo’s Madrid.Dortmund’s dire form in the last fortnight continued in what head coach Bosz had billed as a must-win game.This was another sloppy performance in defence while their attack lacked urgency.Star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang failed to score in his fourth match running.Dortmund’s 5-0 German Cup, second-round, win at third-division Magdeburg last week is now their only victory in their last six games.This was neither the result nor performance Bosz wanted ahead of Saturday’s crunch Bundesliga showdown at home to defending champions Bayern Munich.After creating several good chances in the opening half an hour, Dortmund took the lead when Shinji Kagawa’s magic touch released Guerreiro.The left-back timed his run perfectly to get in behind the defence and calmly slot home on 29 minutes.Dortmund should have been further ahead but they were punished when, just as he did in the 1-1 draw in the away leg a fortnight ago, Benin international Pote scored for APOEL.When Dortmund defender Marc Bartra lost the ball near the touchline, the visitors counter-attack quickly.The ball fell to the burly Pote, who turned quickly in the box to power his shot past Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Burki on 51 minutes to stun the home crowd.The 33-year-old Pote has now scored four of APOEL’s last six goals as his purple patch continues.Late on, Aubameyang had a header pushed onto the bar by APOEL goalkeeper Nauzet Perez while at the other end Ghayas Zahid fired over the Dortmund bar.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Shinji Kagawa controls the ball as Dortmund dominated in terms of chances and possession.PHOTO/DMDORTMUND, Germany, Nov 1 – Borussia Dortmund suffered a significant Champions League set-back on Wednesday when Peter Bosz’s team were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Cyprus’ APOEL.Raphael Guerreiro’s superb early goal for Borussia was cancelled out by Mickael Pote’s second-half equaliser on a frustrating night for hosts Dortmund.last_img read more

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Harry Kane to Real Madrid talk is no surprise, says Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino

first_img1 Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is not surprised to see Harry Kane linked with Real Madrid – but insists he is not for sale.The England international has continued his goalscoring form this season after his stunning breakthrough campaign in 2014/15.He already has 13 goals to his name this term and is reportedly on Real Madrid’s radar as new boss Zinedine Zidane looks to make his mark at the Bernabeu.However, while admitting he is not shocked to see Kane linked with the Spanish giants, Pochettino insists the 22-year-old is staying put at White Hart Lane.“It does not surprise me, I think Harry Kane is one of the best strikers in Europe or in the world,” said Pochettino.“It will not surprise me if some big club wants him, but it is only a rumour. The good thing is Harry wants to stay with us.” Harry Kane last_img read more

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Rowing Starts Fall Season at Head of the Des Moines Regatta

first_img“We’re very excited for Saturday for several reasons,” said Drake head coach Charlie DiSilvestro. “Not only is it a race day and we get to be out on the water, but we get to host the grand opening for the Bright-Beckwith Boathouse. I can’t thank Terry and his crew enough for their great work in installing our boat dock and ramp as the final piece. It will be great welcoming alumni, family and friends back for this special day for our program.” Following Saturday, Drake travels to the North Star Regatta Oct. 26 in Minneapolis, Minn. Print Friendly Version On the water, Drake will have one singles boat and two pairs boats compete in official races starting at 8:30 a.m. The Bulldogs will have three varsity 8+ boats compete in an exhibition at 10:25 a.m. The grand opening celebrates the completion of the Bulldogs’ home in Prospect Park. Family, friends and alumni are invited back for the celebration that starts at 9 a.m. The Bright-Beckwith Boathouse is now joined by the program’s own boat dock and ramp that were installed by Terry Jansen and his crew with Drake Facilities and Planning Management. DES MOINES, Iowa – It will be a special day for the Drake University rowing program this Saturday, Sept. 28. Drake starts its fall race season with the Head of the Des Moines Regatta and the program will host the grand opening for its Bright-Beckwith Boathouse.last_img read more

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Does Observing Flight Explain Its Evolution?

first_imgIn various research labs, evolutionists are studying the origin of flight.  Recent articles, though, only show them observing animals or fossils that already fly or flew.  Does this provide any insight into how flight might have originated by a purposeless material process?Birds:  With a quote from Charles Darwin decorating the heading, PhysOrg announced a book by Gareth Dyke and Gary Kaiser (Wiley, May 2011).  Darwin speculated on a straightforward evolutionary path from dinosaurs to birds via Archaeopteryx, a new fossil discovered in his day.  “Yet in the centuries [sic] following this discovery the rise of modern birds remains greatly debated,” the article began, with rise signifying an evolutionary rise.    So what do Dyke and Kaiser offer to win the debate?  The article said they “set out to unite ornithologists and paleontologists to form a modern understanding of the evolution of birds at the beginning of the 21st century.”  They don’t believe birds evolved beginning in Y2K, of course; they just wanted to get the debating wingless humans to join hands.    But first, they had to sweep away the simplistic march of progress imagined by Darwin and Huxley.  “After slumbering for more than a century avian paleontology has been awakened by startling new discoveries on almost every continent,” co-author Gary Kaiser said, undoubtedly thinking of discarded ideas that Archaeopteryx represented a transitional form.  “Old controversies have been swept away and replaced by new and more difficult questions, such as how did birds learn to fly and how did they survive the great extinction that ended the Mesozoic Era?”    This replacement of old controversies with newer, more difficult ones indicates that not much progress has been made in the last 150 years of Darwinian theory.  The authors are still trying to figure out the most basic question: how did birds learn to fly?  Any answers are in future tense: “Answers to these questions may help us understand how the different kinds of living birds are related to one another and how they evolved into their current niches,”  PhysOrg just reproduced this press release verbatim from Wiley publishers.Flies:  What about insect flight?  PhysOrg in a separate article announced cheerfully, “History of flies takes flight.”  The headline suggested that an explanation of the origin of flight in flies would be forthcoming.  Unfortunately, again, a team of 25 international scientists led by Simon Fraser University only had flying flies to exhibit.  They used “genomic sequencing and morphological information to plug gaps in the 250-million-year history of Diptera” (true flies).    By definition, though diptera (two wings) already had wings, and presumably already flew.  Did the article provide information on the origin of fly flight?  A look at the body of the article finds discussion of fly radiation, fly survival and fly extinction, but nothing about how the first non-flying insects evolved wings, muscles, and brains that allow these tiny acrobats to dazzle Caltech engineers (12/08/2003, 11/20/2006).    The work was all “part of a large-scale effort to place all living organisms into a comprehensive tree of life,” the article said.  Strange that they left out the most important limb of all: the one leading to flight.Have wings, may fly:  Scientists at the University of Illinois discovered the oldest known flying insect.  In PNAS,1 they announced the following.  Look for any explanation of how flight evolved:Insects were the first animals to evolve powered flight and did so perhaps 90 million years before the first flight among vertebrates.  However, the earliest fossil record of flying insect lineages (Pterygota) is poor, with scant indirect evidence from the Devonian and a nearly complete dearth of material from the Early Carboniferous.  By the Late Carboniferous a diversity of flying lineages is known, mostly from isolated wings but without true insights into the paleoethology of these taxa.  Here, we report evidence of a full-body impression of a flying insect from the Late Carboniferous Wamsutta Formation of Massachusetts, representing the oldest trace fossil of Pterygota.  Through ethological and morphological analysis, the trace fossil provides evidence that its maker was a flying insect and probably was representative of a stem-group lineage of mayflies….But mayflies not only may fly, they do fly.  Where did their ancestors learn how to get from desire to accomplishment?  National Geographic News posted a photo of the fossil imprint.Each of these articles spoke confidently about the evolution of flight, but as evidence, only showcased flying things.  Wouldn’t arguing that flight evolved require showing a sequence of animals progressing from flightless to flying? 1.  Knecht, Engel, and Benner, “Late Carboniferous paleoichnology reveals the oldest full-body impression of a flying insect,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, published online before print April 4, 2011, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1015948108 PNAS April 4, 2011.What a scam artist this Darwin was.  His science doesn’t fly.  Don’t invest in his company’s promissory notes; they’re already 150 years old and not backed by any collateral.  But oh, did Charlie know how to hire fast-talking hot air salesmen.  Put your stock in biomimetics.  Those are the guys who know design when they see it (03/15/2011, 02/20/2011).(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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US buys more SA armoured vehicles

first_img18 June 2008Gauteng-based armoured vehicle company Land Systems OMC is to manufacture 111 RG-31 mine protected armoured personnel carriers for use by the US Army, as part of a US$67.3-million (about R537-million) contract won by General Dynamics Land Systems Canada.In a statement last week, General Dynamics Land Systems Canada states that the new deal is the modification of a previous contract, awarded by the US Army Tank and Automotive Command (TACOM).As part of the contract, General Dynamics will provide the programme management, while Land Systems OMC, a unit of British aerospace and defence giant BAE Systems, will manufacture the RG-31 Mk5E mine protected vehicles.“Since February 2005, the TACOM has ordered RG-31 vehicles based on operational need statements by the US Army for route clearance vehicles,” General Dynamics states, adding that this is the third such order placed by the American armed forces.Under previous contracts, the US Army ordered a total of 148 RG-31 Mk3 mine protected armoured personnel carriers and a further 307 of the Mk5 variant. In total, including the current contract, a total of 566 armoured vehicles will be delivered to the US Army.“The 111 RG-31 Mk5E vehicles ordered are similar to the 600 RG-31 Mk5E vehicles ordered by the US Marine Corps Systems Command for its Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle program,” General Dynamics states.According to Land Systems OMC, the RG-31 is the mine-protected vehicle of choice for peacekeepers, with an all-steel, welded armour, monocoque hull that ensures its crew of 10 is protected from anti-personnel fire and anti-tank mine detonations.Deliveries will occur from August to October 2008.SAinfo reporter Would you like to use this article in your publicationor on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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South Africa reaches 50-million

first_img27 July 2011 South Africa’s population has passed the 50-million mark, according to Statistics SA’s mid-year estimate for 2011, which puts the country’s population at 50.59-million. Nearly one-third (31.3%) of the population is aged younger than 15 years, Stats SA said in a statement accompanying the release of the mid-year estimates on Wednesday, while approximately 7.7% (or 3.9-million) is 60 years or older.Improved life expectancy, infant mortality About 52% (approximately 26.07-million) of the population is female, with life expectancy at birth for 2011 estimated at 59.1 years for women compared to 54.9 years for men – the latter figure an improvement on last year’s figure of 53.3 years. The infant mortality rate for 2011 is estimated at 37.9 deaths per 1 000 births – substantially down from last year’s rate of 46.9.HIV estimates The estimated overall HIV prevalence rate is approximately 10.6%, Stats SA reported, estimating the total number of South Africans living with HIV at approximately 5.38-million in 2011. An estimated 16.6% of the adult population aged 15-49 years is HIV-positive. The number of new HIV infections for 2011 among South Africans aged 15 years and older is estimated at 316 900, and among children aged 0-14 years is estimated at 63 600.Provincial populations According to Stats SA, Gauteng province – the country’s smallest by land area – holds the largest share of the South African population, with around 11.3-million people (or 22.4% of the total) living in this province. KwaZulu-Natal has the second-largest population, with 10.8-million people (21.4%) living in this province. With a population of approximately 1.1-million people, Northern Cape remains the smallest of South Africa’s nine provinces, accounting for a mere 2.2% of the overall population. “Migration is an important demographic process in shaping the age structure and distribution of the provincial population,” Stats SA said, estimating that around 215 000 people migrated from the Eastern Cape between 2006 and 2011, while Limpopo province experienced a net out-migration of about 140 000 people. “During the same period, Gauteng and Western Cape are estimated to [have experienced] a net inflow of migrants of approximately 367 100 and 95 600 respectively.” Stats SA noted that its estimates were arrived at using the “cohort-component methodology”, adding that while they were based on the latest available information, they “may change as new data become available”. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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20 years of freedom: reason to celebrate

first_img27 April 2014After many years of white minority rule, on 27 April 1994 South Africans queued for hours to choose a new leadership.Although I was a lot younger when we had our first democratic elections, even back then I was politically aware and fully understood and appreciated what a major event the 1994 election was. I was privileged enough to witness it.While I was not yet old enough to vote, I remember my late father and his friends – who were politically active – overcome with emotion, many of them in tears from casting their votes.For me, 1994, marked the end of apartheid rule and an introduction of a new constitutional order, in which all worked towards a united, non-racial, non-sexist, democratic and prosperous society.It was described as a miracle. Doomsayers and those who wanted us to fail had predicted chaos and civil war. However, none of these things came to pass, and the values of democracy and freedom of our birth still endure today.How far we’ve come since thenTwo decades later, I pause to reflect on how far we have come as a country in realising the ambitions of this young democracy and its constitution.The release of the 20 Year Review report shows a definitive picture of a country that is rapidly changing, a country which has a good story to tell. South Africa, according to the report, has made significant strides in consolidating democracy, rolling out basic service delivery and improving the lives of many, particularly those deliberately excluded by apartheid.In the South Africa of today, elections are commonplace. There is a democratic spirit: we have an active citizenry, a strong civil society movement, a press that is independent, and vocal opposition parties.Since 1994, almost 3 000 new schools have been built, access to clean water has increased to 95%, and access to electricity has increased from just over 50% of households to 86%. The government has also introduced no-fee schools and the National Nutrition Programme.South Africans are now living longer healthier lives due to better access to health care facilities, an increase in health professionals, and the country’s internationally acclaimed HIV treatment programme.Today this is a country that can truly boast that it is a gateway to the continent for the rest of the world.Despite this, some parts of South Africa seem to remain stuck in their racial laagers, still unable to see through the eyes of others. It sometimes still feels like a country struggling to shake off its past.Nonetheless, there is huge optimism and determination to progress, and we are on the right track to making the dream of a truly “rainbow nation” a reality. The South African democracy is still under construction, but its foundations are sound. The national debate is about the edifice we are building on it. From our dying past, our future is becoming.And that for me is reason enough to celebrate – regardless of which political party one follows, and what political ideology one believes in.Looking forward to the next 20 yearsWhile celebrating our achievements, we must also look forward to the next 20 years. If Nelson Mandela’s vision is to be achieved, I am of the firm view that we simply need to work harder, especially in closing the gap between the rich and poor. This is because inequality brings society down, creating the conditions child and women abuse, violent service protests and inflated expectations.Business, labour, civil society, government need to come together as South Africans and decide what needs to be traded to achieve that.I believe the National Development Plan (NDP) is a sound roadmap. The plan outlines the type of society we are striving for in 2030, where no one is hungry, where everyone is able to go to school and further their studies if they wish, where work is available, where everyone is making a contribution because each person has been provided with what they need to reach their full potential.We are a nation, and yes, among us we may fight, argue, criticise, complain and want what we don’t have, but I know of another social structure in which the same things happen – the family.In this way were are as much a family as a nation. We have different beliefs, expectations, goals and aspirations, but at the heart of it all, we love each other and we would be fiercely protective of each other should anyone wish to bully us.This comes shining through in situations where we have the most to lose; just think back to the 1995 Rugby World Cup, the 2010 Soccer World Cup, and the passing of our beloved Madiba. Good or bad, as a nation, as a family, we come together.On Sunday, I personally will be celebrating being part of this big, vibrant and colourful family called South Africa.Source: SAnews.govlast_img read more

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