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Thursday, 10 November, 2016
Quote of the week
"Food plays a vital role in reducing the risks of type 2 diabetes, but equally so, what we drink can be a ticking time bomb if not managed correctly."
- Lynn Hitchcock.
Comment of the week
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Report, Diabetes, B-BBEE…
Last week SANGONeT published the State of Capture report by former Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela. The report found evidence of corruption and failing of executives to act on claims that there had been interference in the appointment of cabinet ministers.
In this week’s edition of NGO Pulse, we look at a release by Safura Abdool Karim, author at GroundUp. Karim explains the three complaints that followed the allegations laid by Father S Mayebe on behalf of the Dominican Order of Catholic Priests, DA leader Mmusi Maimane and from an unnamed member of the public concerned about the government’s intervention when commercial banks refused to continue offering services to companies owned by the Guptas.
Given that the Public Protectors findings are largely not conclusive, partly due to the resource constraints placed on the investigation, it is unsurprising that the report has recommended that President Jacob Zuma constitute a commission of inquiry to investigate the issues it raises, says Karim.
The report gives the President 30 days to appoint the inquiry, the head of the commission must be chosen by Chief Justice Mogoeng and the commission will then have 180 days to present its finding to the President.
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An article by Lynn Hitchcock states that water is always the best option as it won’t raise the blood sugar levels and helps the body eliminate excess glucose through urine as compared to fizzy drinks, iced teas and fruit juices that contain an unhealthy amount of sugar. According to studies, women should drink approximately eight glasses of water a day and men up to 10.
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The event aimed to officially launch the B-BBEE ICT Sector Council which is tasked with monitoring the transformation of the ICT sector by facilitating the implementation of the B-BBEE sector code in South Africa.
Department of Telecommunications & Postal Services Minister, Dr Siyabonga Cwele said “the launch of the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) ICT Sector Council marks another achievement that we are chalking up as we aggressively implement the NDP”.
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