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QUOTE OF THE MONTH

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“Hatred, revenge, bitterness -these are negative emotions. The person harboring those emotions suffers more." 

Ahmed Kathrada

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

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A constitutional referendum was successfully held in The Republic of Turkey on Sunday, 16 April 2017. 
As a result 51.3 % said “Yes” and 48.1 % said "No" in a tight race to decide on whether to shift to an executive presidential system.

JOKE OF THE MONTH

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White hair

One day a little girl was sitting and watching her mother do the dishes at the kitchen sink. She suddenly noticed that her mother had several strands of white hair sticking out in contrast on her brunette head. 
She looked at her mother and inquisitively asked, "Why are some of your hairs white, Mom?" 
Her mother replied, "Well, every time that you do something wrong and make me cry or unhappy, one of my hairs turns white."

The little girl thought about this revelation for a while and then said, "Momma, how come ALL of grandma's hairs are white?"

Home Media Activities and Visits Embassy Activities Reconciliation Day 2016
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The Reconciliation Day which is commemorated annually on 16 December, South Africans across the country are encouraged to unite as a nation and to be exemplary to the world.

South Africans commemorate 2016 Reconciliation Month under the theme “Bridging The Divide Towards A Non-Racist Society”. The theme reminds us that we should strengthen relations with fellow South Africans and those who reside in the country and build a future where all live together in harmony, and to contribute towards a better continent that will contribute to a better world.

Furthermore, to embrace the common ties that binds us rather than focus on that which divides us as a nation.

On this day, South Africans across the country are encouraged to reach out to each other, to unite as a nation, strengthen relations with fellow South Africans and those who reside in the country. This day also speaks to human rights and equality together with redress and transformation and also contribute to the AU’s Agenda 2063 vision of peace, security and development and work with the United Nations on efforts of bringing peace and stability in the world.

The origins and significance of this day can partly be traced back to the Battle of “Blood River” in 1838, which saw the Voortrekker army led by Andries Pretorius defeating the Zulu army in the Ncome Stream.

During the days of apartheid, 16 December was commemorated as the Day of the Covenant; the Day of the Vow or Dingane’s Day, which was created to commemorate a vow taken by the Voortrekkers (a group of Afrikaners who had moved inland to escape the clutches of British colonialism and imperialism) in preparation for a battle with the Zulu people, under King Dingane kaSenzangakhona, with whom they had a serious land dispute.

We wish everyone Love, Peace and Happiness in the New Year.