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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?"

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PRESIDENT ZUMA TO LEAD COMMEMORATION OF THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF SA’S CONSTITUTION

The commemorations will be held under the theme “Celebrating 20 Years of the Constitution – Transforming Society and Uniting the Nation”.

President Jacob Zuma will on Saturday, 10 December 2016, lead the commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, an important milestone of one of the most internationally acclaimed, progressive and transformative constitutions in the world.

This year marks 20 years since the signing into law of the Constitution by the late former President Nelson Mandela in Sharpeville on 10 December 1996. The signing of the Constitution was a commemorative gesture in remembrance of the people who died during a peaceful demonstration against the vicious pass laws on 21 March 1960.

“South Africa is renowned for its commitment to the promotion and protection of human rights, locally and globally. We should be proud of this important milestone and reflect on the gains attained by our constitutional democracy for the past 20 years. Our Constitution helps us heal the divisions of the past, and paves the way forward for a democratic open society,” said President Zuma

10 December is also International Human Rights Day.

The President added that the Constitution, which had its foundation in the Freedom Charter, proclaimed that South Africa belonged to all who live in it. “Our democracy is functional, solid and stable,” said the President.

The President will address the commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa at the George Thabe Sports Ground in Sharpeville, Gauteng.