Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Archbishop Desmond Tutu

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Archbishop Desmond Tutu was born 7 October 1931 in Klerksdorp, Western Transvaal, South Africa. Archbishop Desmond Tutu studied at the Pretoria Bantu Normal College from 1951 to 1953, and went on to teach at Johannesburg Bantu High School and at Munsienville High School in Mogale City.

Tutu then travelled to King's College London, (1962–1966), where he received his bachelor's and master's degrees in theology. During this time he worked as a part-time curate, first at St Alban's Church.
After the fall of apartheid, Tutu headed the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. He retired as Archbishop of Cape Town in 1996.

Tutu is generally credited with coining the term Rainbow Nation as a metaphor for post-apartheid South Africa after 1994 under African National Congress rule. The expression has since entered mainstream consciousness to describe South Africa's ethnic diversity.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Jacob Zuma


President of South Africa Jacob Gedleyihlekisa  Zuma,  Born April 12, 1942. President of South Africa since 2009. Zuma began engaging in politics at an early age and joined the African National Congress in 1959.

Convicted of conspiring to overthrow the Apartheid government, Zuma was sentenced to 10 years' imprisonment, which he served on Robben Island with Nelson Mandela.

In 1990, he was elected Chairperson of the ANC for the Southern Natal region, and took a leading role in fighting political violence in the region between members of the ANC and IFP. Zuma had experience in national leadership, as he started serving in the National Executive committee of the ANC in 1977 when the party was still a guerrilla movement. By the time he became its president he had served the ANC for thirty years.

tokyo sexwale

south african politicians

Tokyo Sexwale was born in 5  March 1953  in South Africa, Soweto. He is a politician, businessman, anti-apartheid activist, and former political prisoner. Sexwale was imprisoned on Robben Island for his anti-apartheid activities.

After his release, Sexwale returned to Johannesburg, where he served as head of the public liaison department of the African National Congress Headquarters. He was subsequently appointed the head of special projects, reporting to the ANC's military headquarters. After the South African elections in April 1994, Sexwale was elected as the first premier of the new PWV Province.

Sexwale also chairs companies such as the Trans Hex Group Ltd. and Northam Platinum Ltd.; in addition, he is a director of companies such as Absa Group Limited, Allied Electronics Corporation Ltd. (more commonly known as Altech) and Gold Fields Ltd.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

unemployed graduates in south africa

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The latest unemployment figures released by Statistics SA which place the official ... Graduates from universities have an unemployment rate of about 5%.

Labour market analyst says that about 600 000 university graduates are languishing at home, unable to put into practice what they have learned.

A growing army of unemployed graduates are now forced to either rely on their families to support them or find jobs as unskilled workers, such as waiters, clerks and office assistants.

University qualifications, Sharp says, are not the only qualities employers look for when recruiting.

Sharp’s advice to young people is to choose what they want to study carefully before going to university and enrolling for a course that is not in demand.