Lasting Events

21 Years of Freedom,  21 000 blankets for Nelson Mandela Day

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21 April 2015

What did Carolyn Steyn, founder of 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day, do when MC Anele Mdoda handed her the microphone at the Saxon hotel on Thursday 19 February 2015 during the launch of the Cell C Support for 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day 2015?

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY ARCHBISHOP TUTU

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On behalf of the team at Devterms, we would like to wish Archbishop Desmond Tutu many happy returns in celebrating his 80th birthday.

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WORLD TEACHER’S DAY – 5 OCTOBER 

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UNESCO inaugurated 5 October as World Teachers’ Day.

World Teachers’ Day represents a significant effort to raise awareness, understanding and appreciation for the vital contribution that teachers make to education and development across the globe.

What are your school memories with your teachers?

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HERITAGE MONTH – SEPTEMBER

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September is Heritage Month in South Africa. This year the theme for Heritage Month is “Celebrating the Heroes and Heroines of the Liberation Struggle in South Africa”.

This theme throws the spotlight on the idealism and heroism of those who fought to liberate the country from colonialism and apartheid. Their memories will be evoked, their sacrifices acknowledged.

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REMEMBERING A DECADE LATER

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Devterms remembers the heroes who tragically lost their lives a decade ago when the World Trade Centre (twin towers) plummeted to the ground by terrorist hijackings, the crash of Flight 93 in Pennsylvania and flight 77 into the Pentagon.

May those children who lost parents grow up to be strong leaders. May the innocent no longer suffer. May peace, hope and faith always prevail…

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ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT FOR SA WOMEN

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Economic empowerment for South African women will be the focal point of Women’s Month 2011, Minister for Women, Children and People with Disabilities Lulu Xingwana said on unveiling this year’s programme.

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JUNE – YOUTH MONTH

 

This year marks the 35th anniversary of the 1976 Soweto Uprisings. With government having declared 2011 as the year of job creation, the focus of this year’s Youth Month commemoration will be on youth empowerment and participation in the country’s socio- economic activities/priorities, job creation, health, fighting crime, rural development and education. Linked to that, this year’s Youth Month will be launched under the theme “Youth Action for Economic Freedom in our Lifetime”.

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DR. JOSEPH E. LOWERY’S TRANSCRIPT OF PRESIDENT OBAMA’S INAUGURATION

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God of our weary years, God of our silent tears, thou who has brought us thus far along the way, thou who has by thy might led us into the light, keep us forever in the path, we pray, lest our feet stray from the places, our God, where we met thee, lest our hearts, drunk with the wine of the world, we forget thee. Shadowed beneath thy hand may we forever stand — true to thee, O God, and true to our native land.

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THIRD BRICS (BRAZIL, RUSSIA, INDIA, CHINA, SOUTH AFRICA) LEADERS’ SUMMIT

President Jacob Zuma will for the first time participate in the third BRICS Leaders’ Summit from 14 to 15 April 2011 in Beijing, China.

South Africa joined the important bloc of emerging economies in December 2010, in line with the country’s foreign policy to strengthen South-South relations. Discussions will center on strengthening economic and trade cooperation among BRICS members.

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RURAL KIDS PREPARE FOR PARTY

About 2 000 Transkei children, including busloads of orphans, are expected to attend this year’s Christmas party at Mkankatho village near Libode, organisers said today.

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EARTH HOUR 2010: 121 COUNTRIES WENT DARK FOR EARTH HOUR

Earth Hour 2010 South Africa27 March 2010 saw a record global participation of Earth Hour 2010, businesses, homes, and landmarks around the world turned off their lights for the sake of the planet.

It originated in Sydney, Australia and now in its fourth year, Earth Hour—which took place from 8:30pm to 9:30pm local time on 27 March set a new record for number of countries participating.

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MARTIN LUTHER KING JR I HAVE A DREAM

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I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.

Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of their captivity.

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MADIBA’S BIRTHDAY – 18 JULY 2012

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On 18 July, people across South Africa and around the world joined in celebrating Nelson Mandela’s 94th birthday, and his vision of a better world for all, by giving some of their time for those less fortunate – together creating the ultimate birthday present for Madiba: the love of the world.

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HUMAN RIGHTS DAY – 10 DECEMBER 

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International Human Rights Day is marked every year on 10 December with activities led by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. The Day marks the anniversary of the Assembly’s adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948.

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SA LAUNCHES ACCESS CENTRE AT COP 17

The department of science and technology has launched a centre to focus on climate change research.

The Access center was launched by Minister of Science and Technology Naledi Pandor at the COP 17 climate conference in Durban on Tuesday.

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103 ANC ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

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African National Congress holds an overwhelmingly successful 103rd Anniversary celebration at Cape Town Stadium.

The African National Congress hosted a successful event befitting a 103 year old and biggest liberation movement in the continent. This event confirmed the level of organisation and effort put, in ensuring that the movement does indeed make its mark despite many sceptics who thought the ANC would not succeed in filling the biggest stadium in the Western Cape.

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