18 Dec
2019

Zuma puts NDP, economic transformation centre-stage

first_img24 May 2014Economic transformation, guided by the National Development Plan, will take centre stage as South Africa enters “the second phase of our transition from apartheid to a national democratic society”, President Jacob Zuma announced on Saturday.Delivering his first address to the nation after being sworn in as President at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, Zuma said his second term in office would be marked by radical socio-economic transformation policies and programmes aimed at putting the economy on an inclusive growth path.“Today marks the beginning of the second phase of our transition from apartheid to a national democratic society,” Zuma told over 4 000 guests gathered in the Nelson Mandela Amphitheatre and more than 20 000 people gathered below on the Southern Lawns of the Union Buildings.“This second phase will involve the implementation of radical socio-economic transformation policies and programmes over the next five years,” Zuma said after taking the oath of office and receiving the National Salute, which included a mass flypast of South African Air Force aircraft.“We have already placed before the nation the National Development Plan (NDP), our roadmap which outlines the type of society we envisage by the year 2030. Through this programme, we will move South Africa forward to prosperity and success,” Zuma said.“At a social level, as outlined in the NDP, our vision is to develop communities where households will have access to housing, water, electricity, sanitation, safe and reliable public transport, health, education, security, recreational facilities, a clean environment and adequate nutrition.“As the National Development Plan outlines, the structure of the economy will be transformed through industrialisation, broad-based black economic empowerment and through strengthening and expanding the role of the state in the economy.”The President also reaffirmed government’s commitment to promoting local companies, entrepreneurs and cooperatives through local procurement by the state and its agencies.At the same time, the NDP prioritised the national infrastructure development programme. “We will continue to build schools, railways, ports, universities, clinics, colleges, power stations, broadband, roads and more infrastructures around the country. This programme will continue to be the flagship of government.”The end result of these programmes, Zuma said, would be a growing, inclusive economy which created jobs and provided opportunities for all, especially the youth.But for this vision to succeed, the state will need to improve. Key targets in this regard, Zuma said, would be to eradicate corruption and inefficiency in the public service.“We will promote productivity within the public service and ensure much tighter accountability, with firm consequences where there is a failure to deliver services to our people.“The road ahead is long and demanding,” the President said. “The challenges ahead may seem insurmountable, but we are determined to succeed, as we have always succeeded in our efforts to overcome challenges.”Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

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17 Dec
2019

Ohio’s Crop Progress — October 11th, 2016

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Harvest Resumes after RainConditions for harvest were nearly ideal for most of the week, according to Cheryl Turner, Ohio State Statistician with the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. There were 5.9 days available for fieldwork for the week ending October 9th . Wet ground from the heavy rains that started two weeks ago remained an obstacle for many growers who waited for firmer ground before taking to the field. Average grain moisture for corn harvested was 19 percent, and soybean moisture was at 13 percent. Molds and other quality issues in corn continued to be an issue. Corn silage harvest is virtually complete and the hay season is nearly over. Pastures saw a slight improvement after moisture surpluses declined and warm, sunny weather returned.Click here to read the full reportlast_img read more

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10 Aug
2019

March 31 2008 Soleri Studios Scottsdale aka C

first_imgMarch 31, 2008 Soleri Studios Scottsdale, aka Cosanti, has been buzzing with spring activity. On Saturday, March 29, it was the site of “The Desert Environment and Urban Sprawl”, a panel discussion with Paolo Soleri, Arizona photographer The event was organized by alumnus Alex Barragan [right photo]. Opening and closing the event was music by Dennis Yee on cello, accompanied by Pinna Joseph [left photo]. Ms. Joseph is the owner of the event’s co-sponsor, Tempe’s “Changing Hands” bookstore. [Photos: tt & text: Amber Klatt] The gentlemen, moderated by local architect Vern Swaback, spoke about the necessary ecological considerations that must be part of current city planning. Instigated by a particularly engaged audience, the artists returned to the topic of a light rail system. And, at the reminding of Arcosanti Site Coordinator Mary Hoadley, there was mention of Soleri’s concept of the Lean Linear City, in which city limits would stream alongside a transportation route. Thank you to everyone who was part of this successful afternoon. We look forward to seeing you at Sundays with Soleri, an afternoon discussion with Paolo Soleri occurring Sundays at 3pm at Cosanti. [Photo: tt & text: Amber Klatt]last_img read more

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5 Aug
2019

Sinn Fein councillor Sandra DuffyPOLICING and Comm

first_img Sinn Fein councillor Sandra DuffyPOLICING and Community Safety Partnerships spend their time finding better ways to deliver good policing and community safety and this year, for the first time, their work is being recognised at the PCSP Community Safety Awards.PCSPs work with communities and other organisations to help ensure that the voices of local people are heard on policing and community safety issues. Their work delivering hundreds of outreach initiatives means that community safety is being improved and confidence in policing increased.PCSP Chair Councillor Sandra Duffy said it was fantastic for the work of the PCSP to be officially recognised. “We’re delighted to be recognised for the efforts we have made to deliver important projects and initiatives to help make our community safer. The projects we are nominated for are: The Community Safety Wardens for Outstanding Impact in Tackling ASB; ‘Recruited’ short film for contribution to embedding a culture of lawfulness; Our Multi-Agency Support Hub for Excellence in Collaboration. “We don’t work alone, and continue to collaborate with other organisations and groups to find innovative ways to deliver vital messages, educate people on key areas and encourage the community to support policing.”PCSP projects up for recognition in Community Safety Awards was last modified: May 24th, 2019 by John2John2 Tags: chairCOUNCILLOR SANDRA DUFFYDERRY AND STRABANEPCSP projects up for recognition in Community Safety Awards ShareTweetlast_img read more

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