Harbour View on top at INSPORTS Primary Champs

first_imgHarbour View are the leaders going into today’s third day of competition in the INSPORTS Primary School Athletics Championships at the National Stadium. After two days of action, Harbour View lead the standings with 16 points after three finals. They are followed by Port Morant (13), Lyssons (11), New Providence and Gregory Park on (nine each), Kensington (seven), defending champions Naggo Head and Holy Family on (six each ) and St Catherine and Excelsior on (five each). Two records were broken yesterday. New Providence’s Teddy-Ann Arthurs broke the girls’ high jump open record with a leap of 1.50m. Arthurs’ efforts erased the previous mark of 1.48m, which was set in 2010 by Kashema Carter of Naggo Head. Kiara South from Kensington was second in 1.45m ahead of Naggo Head’s Samoya Ashbourne 1.40m. The 11-year-old Arthurs was delighted with her performance. “I am feeling very happy. The event wasn’t that difficult because I trained very for hard to win it,” she said. ALWAYS CONFIDENT Orlando Graham, who coaches Arthurs, said he was always confident that his charge would have won the event. “I knew that she had it in her. You can expect great things from her because she has the potential. She just needs somebody to guide her along the way,” Graham said. Gregory Park’s Janiel Mignott accounted for the second record of the day when she won the girls’ cricket ball open with a new mark of 51.45m. Mignott’s efforts erased the previous mark of 49.45, which was held by Deandra Haye of Time and Patience. Harbour View’s Sojohn Gayle was second in the event with a mark of 47.16m, while Rasheeda Samuels of Lyssons was third with 44.98m Tarance Williams of Harbour View won the boys’ long jump open with a leap of 4.77m. Port Morant’s pair of Ramnoroy Brown, 4.75m, and Roemar Bryan, 4.72m, were second and third respectively. Eleven finals will be contested today.last_img read more

WEF Africa 2016: The village of the future

first_img13 May 2016To technologically transform our villages, the government first needs to work on land reforms, Gisele Yitamben #af16 pic.twitter.com/oJulP69iNM— FACRA (@FACRA_Angola) May 12, 2016Panellists at the WEF on Africa 2016 session the Village of the Future included renewable energy expert Sameer Hajee, Babatunde Osotimehin director at the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), Millicom Africa CEO Cynthia Gordon and Cameroonian economist Gisele Yitamben.Kenyan entrepreneur James Mwangi moderated the session.The theme for the discussion asked the question How can rural economies become self-sufficient? The conversation covered a number of issues including:Moving from a consumer to producer mind-set;Fostering distributed manufacturing; and;Building on the strengths of their communities.The panel discussed at length the power of mobile technology and renewable energy in empowering rural communities to compete in the global market place.Issues and challenges such as climate change, gender equality and land reform were also weighed up against the backdrop of evolving African social and political structures.Watch the full panel discussion below:Source: WEF Africa 2016last_img read more

South Africa’s Chad le Clos is world’s best

first_img5 December 2014Olympic gold medalist Chad Le Clos was crowned the world’s best for 2014 by the International Swimming Federation (Fina).The South African swimmer was named Sportsman of the Year at the SA Sports Awards in Johannesburg on Monday night.Topping off a shimmering week, Le Clos also set a new world record of 48.44sec in the 100m butterfly at the FINA World Short-Course Swimming Championships in Doha on Thursday.Le Clos cut 0.04sec off Evgeny Korotyshkin’s record from November 2009.“Timing is important to get the world record,” Le Clos told Reuters. “You have to race to win.“There was lots of pressure from the media and others on my shoulders and I wanted to show … the world that I am the best swimmer in the world.”The gold for butterfly came after the 22-year-old swimmer won the 200m men’s freestyle on Wednesday, declaring it as one of the best swim medals he has ever won.“It’s a race I have wanted to win for a long time – on a world stage of course,” the swimmer told reporters. “At the World Cups I have never swum a 200 freestyle so it is my first one – I am really happy.“It’s short course, I want to be the best long course. I know my turns are really good so to chase these guys long course is going to be a different ball game but I’ll take it away and work on it when I get back home.”Earlier this year, Le Clos became the first man to be crowned Fina’s Swimming World Cup series winner for the third time, collecting 27 gold medals along the way.Le Clos also became the first ever swimmer to go unbeaten throughout a World Cup series.Other South African results from Doha:Fourth place at 6:52.13 for the South African 4x200m freestyle relay team of Le Clos, Myles Brown, Sebastien Rousseau and Leith Shankland.Cameron van der Burgh came fourth in the 100m breaststroke final, with 56.80. It is the world record holder’s third race since returning from a shoulder injury.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Are you travel ready?

first_img18 December 2015As the December break begins, the Department of Home Affairs has launched a campaign to urge all South Africans to make sure they are “travel ready” before they go on holiday – particularly if they are travelling with children.Find out more about new requirements for children travelling through South African ports of entry – effective 1 June 2015 – on the Department of Home Affairs website.SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img

Brand South Africa engages industry key players at the RapidLion Film Festival

first_imgBrand South Africa is proud to have collaborated with RapidLion – The South African International Film Festival – for the third consecutive year, hosting a panel discussion under the theme, “taking local cinema to South Africa’s masses”. The creative industry in South Africa evolves in leaps and bounds at an ever-increasing pace, and for this reason it is necessary to take stock of the strides taken and to identify tangible and sustainable opportunities for mass audience to have access to South African films and local cinemas.Brand South Africa’s participation at the RapidLion Film Festival extends from the 2018 Nation Brand Forum, where the role of film and the creative industries in shaping the Nation Brand was a vibrant topic on the agenda.The session sought to delve deep into the state and accessibility of South African cinema and exposure to local content by the masses. On the panel was actor and director of LK Theatres, Hlomla Dandala, Kasi Movie Nights’ Producer Thapelo Mokoena and The Peoples Fund founder, Luyanda Jafta, who gave us an extensive framework of just how much the film industry has improved since the traditional bioscope era.Although much growth has been achieved over the years, a great need remains to expose the broader South African audience to local content and films. This would, however, require an appetite for local authentic stories, adequate investment and financing from industry and ease of access for people to enjoy a cinematic experience, particularly, outside of urban areas.Watching a locally-produced film used to have limited audiences, but with product offerings like Kasi Movie Nights and LK Theatres, the script has been flipped. The panellists spoke about the different means in which they’ve packaged their cinema offering, taking cinema to eKasi (townships). These production houses have put research, innovation and fun behind taking the films into the community, aiming to create an experience beyond the classic 22-metre screen, popcorn and Coca Cola-style.“The South African Nation Brand is influenced by creative industries including music, film, visual arts and design (to name a few). This is definitely one-way of utilising a positive brand image of the country that is influenced by its people, telling their own stories through the film industry. The RapidLion Film Festival is a perfect fit in gaining insight from the creative industry on measures to advance South African arts and be recognised as competitive global player,” said Brand South Africa’s Dr Petrus De Kock who moderated the panel discussion.The Film Festival kicked off on Friday 1 March 2019, and is still currently running at The Market Theatre in Johannesburg, until 10 March, ending off with the prestigious Awards ceremony.About RapidLionRapidLion recognises the achievements and excellence of filmmakers who are born in Africa, are members of the African diaspora and are citizens of BRICS countries.last_img read more