India vs South Africa 2nd Test Score: The start of the fourth day play in the second Test between India and South Africa was on Thursday delayed due to rain. South Africa need 122 runs to win the match and restore parity in the three-match rubber, while the visiting Indians need eight wickets to emerge victorious and script their maiden Test series win in the Rainbow Nation.
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Members of Anglican Church and community members gathered at the former home of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu in Soweto on Wednesday to pay their respects after the SA icon of peace passed away after a long battle with cancer on December 26 at the age of 90.
“We were blessed as a nation to have a man of his calibre. Archbishop Tutu lived a life of servanthood, he did not seek personal gain and that is why he spoke so fearlessly against corruption, which he saw on the rise in this nation, like a cancer destroying everything that had been so hard to build. Vilakazi Street is the only road in the world on which two Nobel Peace Prize winners have lived. ” said the Johannesburg mayor Mpho Phalatse also at the candlelight prayer
outside the late Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s old house in Orlando, Soweto.
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We are sad to report the passing of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who died at the age of 90 due to complication from cancer.
A human rights activist and Nobel Peace prize winner, he was a pillar of the anti-apartheid fight in South Africa and a beacon of light and love for all the people. The Washington Post describes him as an “exuberant apostle of racial justice” and we couldn’t agree more. We will always remember his cheeky smile and his contagious energy.
His great friendship with Nelson Mandela was one for the books. In fact, as it is remembered in today’s statement from the Nelson Mandela Foundation, it was at the Tutus residence in Cape Town that Madiba spent his first night of freedom after being released from Robben Island.
He will be missed by us all but his legacy will carry on with the future generations.
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Former South African President Frederick Willem de Klerk, the last president of apartheid South Africa, has died.
De Klerk died aged 85 after a battle with cancer.
"Deputy President De Klerk's passing, weeks before the 25th anniversary of our democratic Constitution, should inspire all of us to reflect on the birth of our democracy and on our shared duty to remain true to the values of our Constitution" President Cyril Ramaphosa, said in a statement.
He shared a Nobel Peace Prize with South Africa’s first democratically elected president, Nelson Mandela, in 1993, awarded to the men for their work in bringing about the end of apartheid.
He remained a divisive, controversial figure up until his death.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu paid tribute to his compatriot on Thursday, saying he "recognized the moment for change and demonstrated the will to act on it."
"The former President occupied an historic but difficult space in South Africa," a statement from Tutu's office said. "Although some South Africans found the global recognition of Mr De Klerk hard to accept, Mr Mandela, himself, praised him for his courage in seeing the country's political transformation process through."
His death comes with mixed reactions on social media platforms. Some have gone as far as calling for him not to get a state funeral.
"South Africa is not divided we rejoice the death of De Klerk and we aree very clear on that" said one twitter user.
text and photos Dianah Chiyangwa
Midrand , Johannesburg
We will celebrate this year's Women Month under the theme:“Generation Equality: Realizing Women's Rights for an Equal Future”. The concept of Generation Equality is a global campaign and links South Africa to global efforts to achieve gender equality by 2030.
Historically, men dominated almost every industry. Patriarchal societies expected women to look after homes and families. As the world evolves, women are now being acknowledged and envied for living their lives to the fullest while pursing their dreams.
Inobubele Dube (21) Zimbabwe born trainee female pilot, has gone against all odds to achieve her destiny in the skies.
Women’s Months is a global month and South Africa does not just celebrate the day on 9 August annually but has set the day as a public holiday.
The day is celebrated to commemorate how women made a political statement in August 1956 by marching to the Union Buildings to protest against apartheid laws.
Young and optimistic, she is a character who has a deep faith in her abilities and an indomitable spirit, that she believes nothing can stop her from succeeding in her pursuits and getting the just rewards.
Dube is of medium height, lean and radiates an abundance of vitality.
For her, passion is key in following one’s mission and attaining goals.
“In our societies we lack a sense of passion; we do not do things because we love to do them but we do things because we feel we have to do them,” she says.
Dube is a trainee female pilot at Flight Training Services, Grand Central Airport in Midrand Johannesburg and hails from Gwanda, a mining town in Matabeleland South, Zimbabwe.
Currently, she is doing a training circuit which involves practising landings and take-offs. She has already done most of the manoeuvres.
“So, I now know how to climb and descend, make steep turns and medium turns. I have also learnt how to react in the event of a stall, a spin and an engine failure. I have also excelled in all my written examinations; there is one left to write but I’m all set with the theoretical part of my training,” she said, giving a wry smile.
“I was surprised as to why there wasn’t much representation for black girls in the industry and I wanted to change that. Wanting to convince young women that their dreams are attainable was another push for me to dare the flying field,” she added.
Dube found her way to the flight academy through assistance of South African based Zimbabwean businessman, Justice Maphosa, CEO of Big Time Strategic Group who is funding her studies.
In her opinion, Dube sees a bright future as society is starting to accept that females can do whatever they want and can now penetrate some industries that were previously the preserve of men.
“Boeing 747-400 and the entire Roll Royce Tent Range is my favourite engine” Dube shared.
A placard on the walls at the academy that reads, “The engine is the heart of the airplane but the pilot is the soul,” has been Dube’s motivation since day one.