The winners of the 11th edition of The Radio Awards were announced on today, Friday 30 July 2021, in an online awards ceremony hosted by comedian Loyiso Madinga. A total of 80 winners were celebrated across 30 categories.
The 13th annual IAB Bookmark Awards took place today in a prestigious virtual celebration. Hosted by the multi skilled Selae Thobakgake and Merica Monamodi; the most thrilling and innovative digital marketing campaigns of the past year were announced.
Construction on The Capital Mbombela's R205m project, set to be a game-changer on the city's hotel and accommodation industries, is well underway with an anticipated hotel opening set for November 2021.
"The city hasn't seen any significant new additions to its hotel repertoire since development ahead of the 2010 FIFA World Cup projects," says Marc Wachsberger, managing director of The Capital Hotels and Apartments.
"Its status as a leading city in Mpumalanga, at the heart of the province's tourism and agriculture sectors, means that the time is perfect to build an exciting new offering that will be appealing to tourists and corporates alike."
According to a new NielsenIQ report, South Africa's latest liquor ban equated to a loss of R7,6bn during the four weeks it lasted (based on average sales - 13 weeks to end of May 2021 of R1,9bn per week).
The discovery of 20 bodies near Lawrence Park's defunct mine ventilation shaft n Orkney has prompted North West premier, Professor Tebogo Job Mokgoro, to call for an integrated approach to combat illegal mining activities.
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“The situation calls for drastic, deliberate action that should happen almost immediately. I made it very clear that we have to strengthen our integrated approach towards dealing with illegal mining. Our efforts must be more sustainable and long lasting in terms of effectiveness.
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“We really believe that not sufficient role players have been taking part in operations. Going forward we will pull all resources together to combat, counter and eradicate this menace completely,” he said.
The premier was visiting the site with Sello Lehari, Community Safety and Transport Management MEC, and acting provincial commissioner, General Dintletse Molefe, where he received a report on efforts by the South African Police Service, which include different operations geared towards dealing with illegal mining.
The reports painted a sophisticated operation by the heavily armed illegal miners in different Matlosana Municipality towns.
According to the report, over 50 people have been arrested in different operations, and gold material as well as firearms were seized. The suspects are still appearing in court.
Lehari said residents needs to work with the police to arrest those who are behind these operations which are problematic to the communities in the area. Police are on high alert and investigations are ongoing, with other police been deployed in the identified hotspots.
“We are expecting more arrests soon. Residents must work with us and give us the necessary information. Thus far the information that came through is not enough.
“We need to educate our people to work with the police and inform us because the perpetrators are part of our communities. Indeed an integrated will go a long way in dealing with the illegal miners,” Lehari said.
The premier said sustainable joint operations are expected to ensue in due course.
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