Indians ‘helped build the new SA’

first_img Source: BuaNews 16 November 2010 The positive role that Indians played in South Africa’s reconstruction and development was an example of how immigrants could help build a country, Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe said at a dinner marking the arrival of the first Indian indentured labourers in South Africa 150 years ago. Addressing a gala dinner hosted by the 1860 Legacy Foundation in honour of the Indian labourers who came to South Africa exactly 150 years ago on Tuesday, Motlanthe said the country’s Indians had played a huge role in the struggle against apartheid.Chose to side with black South Africans Though under apartheid they were considered as second to whites in the racial hierarchy, Indians had consciously chosen to support blacks and coloureds and had played a critical role in the struggle for a non-racial society. He pointed to the formation of the Transvaal and Natal Indian Congresses and the African Peoples’ Organisation, which predated the formation of the ANC and played a vital role in the struggle against colonialism. The first discriminatory legislation directed at Indians, Law 3 of 1885, was passed in the Transvaal and was aimed at demarcating certain areas to Indians and ensuring that Indians did not own fixed property outside of these areas.Gandhi and his successors Motlanthe commended the role that Mahatma Gandhi, who lived in South Africa for 20 years, had played in the struggle against oppression in the country, particularly through his philosophy of passive resistance. Gandhi’s views on the upliftment of all people and castes, of the equal treatment of women and of building bridges between peoples and religions, remained as relevant today as ever, he said. He noted Gandhi’s role in the stretcher bearer corps in helping the wounded Africans during the Bambatha rebellion of 1906. When Gandhi returned to India, his work in South Africa was taken up by other Indian leaders, such as Yusuf Dadoo, Farouk Meer, Ahmed Kathrada and Billy Nair. “There were those who joined Umkhonto weSizwe, like Mac Maharaj and Laloo Chiba, and still others incarcerated on Robben Island for their roles, like Indres Naidoo,” he said.Towards a shared South African-ness Motlanthe was optimistic that South Africans would one day be able to develop a common identity not based on ethnicity or race. “We can reach a point of maturity in our national consciousness where it is second nature to think of oneself as a South African first and a black or white person after,” he said. Motlanthe said that the country’s recent history, which spanned decades of non-racial struggle, should be an “unlimited resource” to moving South Africa forward. “Based on this rich history, thrown up by the act of the arrival of the Indian indentured labourers, we would do well to define the direction we are taking as a country today,” he said. Racism in South Africa, he said, was a conscious effort at social engineering and could equally be defeated by conscious efforts. He said justice, equality and economic well-being for all South Africans were critical in expanding and deepening a non-racial future for the country. “We must reach a point where this diversity in our collective life is not a mechanical practice or a contrived outcome, but an instinctive exercise that comes naturally.”last_img read more

Atlanta Hawks Thabo Sefolosha Awarded 4M In Police Scuffle

Thabo Sefolosha will wrap his Atlanta Hawks career with a lawsuit settlement.(Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images Sport/Getty Images)Atlanta Hawks’ forward Thabo Sefolosha will get a $4-million settlement in a police-brutality suit he filed against the NYPD that he said broke his leg and left him unable to finish the NBA season in 2015.“This settlement is not a concession that Mr. Sefolosha was blameless in this matter and there was no admission of liability by the defendants,” the city law department said in a statement to the New York Daily News. “But, in light of the gravity of his injuries, the potential impact on his career as a professional athlete and the challenge for a jury in sorting out the facts in this incident, the resolution of the case was in the best interests of the city.”The $4-million payout is a fraction of the $50 million Sefolosha originally sought from the New York City Police Department and the city it serves in October 2015.As previously reported, police maintained they had been close to Manhattan, N.Y.’s 1Oak nightclub in April 2015 addressing the stabbing of now-Turkish Basketball Super League player Chris Copeland. The cops claimed Sefolosha questioned their authority, adding they were simply trying to keep him out of the area. Sefolosha said he handed a homeless man money near the club when officers pulled him to the ground, arresting Sefolosha and breaking his leg. Former Hawks teammate Pero Antic had accompanied Sefolosha to the club and also was arrested.Sefolosha, whose suit also pointed to a “racial matter” regarding the hoodie he wore at the time of his arrest, testified that he referred to NYPD Officer Jean Paul Giacona as “a midget,” according to NYDN, before he was dragged to the ground. The act of police brutality injured the 6-foot-6 baller’s leg and could have ended his NBA career, his lawsuit said.Charges against Sefolosha stemming from the incident, including disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, were dismissed in October 2015.The 2016-2017 NBA season will be Sefolosha’s last as a Hawk as his three-year, $12-million deal comes to a close, Yahoo reported. He will become a free agent this summer, while Antic, who also sued the city over the scuffle, is playing for the Turkish Basketball Super League. Antic’s federal lawsuit over the incident is pending. read more

The Ports Authority Seeing Some Movement In Two Areas

first_img Recommended for you Dames is first Hospitality Hero Related Items:anya williams, ports authority, stevedoring DEPUTY GOVERNOR SPEAKS OF STREAMLINING GOVERNMENT SERVICES. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp TCI European Union money could be lost due to UK referendum on membership Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales- The Ports Authority seeing some movement in two areas… one, the cost of importing goods to the Turks and Caicos to increase; this from Cabinet which this week agreed to sanction, retroactively a 2.54% increase in stevedoring fees. Acting Governor Anya Williams, who chaired Cabinet was asked to approve changes to make the hike to load and unload ships at the docks more expensive; that change taking effect September 1st which was last week Monday. And secondly, some positivity on a request to introduce scanners at the docks. It was a proposal by the Ports Authority to improve security of containers coming in and going out; Cabinet likes the idea of scanning and a subsequent presentation is expected. last_img read more

ACLU 911 children split at border since 2018 court order

first_img AP AP, ACLU: 911 children split at border since 2018 court order July 30, 2019 SAN DIEGO (AP) – The American Civil Liberties Union says more than 900 children have been separated from their families at the border since a judge ordered last year that the practice be sharply curtailed.The group said in a court filing Tuesday in San Diego that 911 children had been separated from their families since the court order. They include 678 whose parents faced allegations of criminal conduct. Other reasons include alleged gang affiliation, unfitness or child safety concerns, “unverified familial relationship,” or parent illness.The ACLU says about one of every five children separated is under 5 years old.In June 2018, the judge ordered that the practice of splitting families at the border be halted except in limited circumstances, like a parent’s criminal history or concerns about a child’s safety. Posted: July 30, 2019 Categories: California News, Local San Diego News, National & International News, Politics FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Oscars 2019 How to watch the winning movies

first_img TV and Movies The 2019 Oscars were Sunday. If you’re feeling inspired to see some of the winning films you didn’t catch earlier, here’s a guide to where you can stream, rent or buy the majority of them. Sorry in advance, but there are still quite a few you’ll have to catch in theaters — not that you need a movie subscription service to do so, but it can’t hurt. Disclaimer: CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. 40 films (and a tech company) you didn’t know won Oscars For more information on what’s available to watch online, check out CNET.com/Netpicks or subscribe to the podcast — it’s free! And go to CNET sister site TVGuide.com to see what else is out in the world of streaming. Audio (weekly): RSS | iTunes | Google Play Video (monthly): iTunes (HD) | iTunes (HQ) | iTunes (SD) | RSS (HD) | RSS (HQ)| RSS (SD) 42 Photos Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Supporting Actor  Green Book Streaming: Nope Rent/Buy: Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu Best Director, Cinematography, Foreign Language Film Roma Streaming: Netflix Rent/Buy: Nope Best Actor, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing Bohemian Rhapsody Streaming: Nope Rent/Buy: Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu Best Costume Design, Production Design, Original Score Black Panther Streaming: Netflix Rent/Buy: Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, YouTube Best Adapted Screenplay BlacKkKlansman Streaming: Nope Rent/Buy: Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, YouTube Best Actress  The Favourite Streaming: Nope Rent/Buy: Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, YouTube Best Original Song  A Star is Born Streaming: Nope Rent/Buy: Google Play, iTunes, YouTube, Microsoft Store, Movies Anywhere Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga in A Star is Born. Warner Bros Best Supporting Actress If Beale Street Could Talk Streaming: Nope Rent/Buy: Still in theaters Best Makeup and Hairstyling Vice Streaming: Nope Rent/Buy: Still in theaters Best Visual Effects First Man Streaming: Nope Rent/Buy: Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, YouTube Best Animated FilmSpider-Man: Into the Spider-VerseStreaming: NopeRent/Buy: Still in theatersBest Documentary – FeatureFree SoloStreaming: NopeRent/Buy: Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, YouTubeBest Documentary – Short SubjectPeriod. End of SentenceStreaming: Netflix Best Animated Short FilmBaoStreaming: NopeRent/Buy: YouTube, Google Play RGBIncredibles 2 Pixar All other nominated films A Quiet Place Streaming: EPIX Rent/Buy:  Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, YouTube Avengers: Infinity War Streaming: Netflix Rent/Buy: Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, YouTube The Ballad of Buster Scruggs Streaming: Netflix Rent/Buy: Nope Can You Ever Forgive Me? Streaming: Nope Rent/Buy: Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, YouTube Capernaum Streaming: Nope Rent/Buy: Still in theaters Cold War Streaming: Nope Rent/Buy: Still in theaters At Eternity’s Gate Streaming: Nope Rent/Buy: Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, YouTube First Reformed Streaming: Amazon, KanopyRent/Buy: Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, YouTube Hale County This Morning, This Evening Streaming: Nope Rent/Buy: Still in theaters Incredibles 2 Streaming: Netflix  Rent/Buy: Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, YouTube Isle of Dogs Streaming: HBO Rent/Buy: Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, YouTube Mary Poppins Returns Streaming: Nope Rent/Buy: Still in theaters Mary Queen of Scots Streaming: Nope Rent/Buy: Amazon, Google Play, iTunes Minding the Gap Streaming: Hulu, PBSRent/Buy: Nope Mirai Streaming: Nope Rent/Buy: Still in theaters Never Look Away Streaming: Nope Rent/Buy: Still in theaters Of Fathers and Sons Streaming: KanopyRent/Buy: Still in theaters cropralphbreakstheinternetRalph Breaks the Internet Disney Ralph Breaks the Internet Streaming: Nope Rent/Buy: Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, YouTube RBG Streaming: Hulu, HooplaRent/Buy: Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, YouTube Ready Player One Streaming: HBO Rent/Buy: Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, YouTube Shoplifters Streaming: HooplaRent/Buy: Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, YouTube The Wife Streaming: Nope Rent/Buy: Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, YouTube 0 Post a commentcenter_img Now playing: Watch this: Stream these 2019 Oscar nominees now 2:33 Tags Share your voice Marvel Target Oscars 2019 Amazon Google Play iTunes Netflix YouTube The Avengerslast_img read more

Alexandria Woman Falls Victim To Southeast Residence Shooting

first_imgBy Brianna McAdoo, AFRO Staff Writer, bmcadoo@afro.comThe weekend was bloodier for the District after two people were killed, raising the year’s death toll to 155.  This time last year there had been 118 deaths in the nation’s capital according to D.C. Witness, an online publication tracking District homicides.One of the slain was, Nya Howard-Reynolds, 19, who was pronounced dead late into the evening of Friday, Nov. 30.Nya Howard-Reynolds, 19, of Alexandria, Virginia, was killed in Southeast on Nov. 30. In memory of Howard-Reynolds’ passing, her family member posted this photo on Facebook. (Courtesy Photo)Around 11:51pm, members of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD), Sixth District, reported to the Unit Block of 57th Place, Southeast. There, MPD discovered Reynolds inside a residence, suffering from a gunshot wound.The District’s Fire and Emergency Medical Services arrived to the scene and transferred Howard to a local hospital, but after life-saving efforts, she was pronounced dead.The Metropolitan Police Department is offering an award of up to $25,000 for any individuals with information pertaining to the case, which leads to the arrest and conviction of Howard’s murderer. Anyone with information is asked to call the police at (202)727-9099 or send a text message to 50411.last_img read more

Skeleton of woman dogs found in Kolkata flat

first_imgIn a case that could give a thriller a run for its money, the city police investigating the death of a septuagenarian in a fire in his home on Thursday stumbled on a man living with the skeletons of his elder sister and two dogs for the past six months.The police investigating a fire on the second floor of 3, Robinson Street in the heart of the city found the charred body of 77-year-old Arabindo De, owner of the house, from a bathroom on Wednesday night. Also Read – Need to understand why law graduate’s natural choice is not legal profession: CJI”Following last night’s incident, we had posted two constables outside De’s flat. Seeing them, De’s son Partho (45) reacted abnormally,”  said Pallab Kanti Ghosh, special additional commissioner of police (crime).The police had initially thought his behaviour was due to the grief of losing his father. But when they questioned Partho, he narrated a bizarre story of his father storing his sister’s skeleton and those of two pet dogs inside the house, Ghosh said. Also Read – Health remains key challenge in India’s development: KovindThe police conducted a search and found three skeletons allegedly belonging to his elder sister Debjani (50) and two dogs from one room and a suicide note purportedly written by the father from another room.The note dated June 8 this year said none was responsible for his death. Ghosh said that during interrogation Partho told the police that Debjani was depressed after the death of two dogs last year and had stopped eating. She died six months ago.”We found ample dry food near the skeletons, which Partho said he was feeding his sister and the dogs,” the ACP said.”We believe Partho could not accept his sister’s death and did not cremate her body. We have sent him to a mental hospital. We are taking medical help to ascertain whether he is mentally stable or not,” Ghosh said. No case has been registered in this connection.last_img read more

Man calls in bomb scare to stop girlfriends flight from taking off

first_img Tuesday, August 23, 2016 HONG KONG — What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done in the name of love? We guarantee you that whatever antics you’ve done in the past, you’ll still be out-crazed by one misguided bloke in Hong Kong.According to the South China Morning Post, a 41-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly calling in bomb scares at Hong Kong International Airport in an attempt to stop his girlfriend’ flight from departing. It’s been reported that the man made three calls to police; the fist bogus bomb claim was made at 4pm on Saturday, the second one followed 40 minutes later, and the third just 10 minutes after that.Police searches failed to turn up any suspicious objects. Airport operations were not interrupted.The calls were made from a mobile phone, a phone in an airport shop and a public phone at the airport. The suspect was finally apprehended at a restaurant at Terminal One.The man told police he had been trying to stop his 27-year-old girlfriend, who he had an argument with, from departing on a flight. Tags: LOL Posted by Man calls in bomb scare to stop girlfriend’s flight from taking offcenter_img Share Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more