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Russell, Gaye shine in 400m at NCB Intercol

first_img Good work JANIEVE Russell of the University of Technology (UTech), and G.C. Foster College’s Demish Gaye shone brightly on yesterday’s final day of competition at the NCB Intercollegiate Track and Field Championships at the National Stadium. Russell, who had won the women’s 400 metres hurdles on Friday’s opening day, won her second title in fine style, clocking a personal best 51.17 seconds. Drawn in lane three, Russell covered her main rivals, Tiffany James and Dawnalee Loney of Mico University, very early and sprinted away from the field to win easily. James, 52.30 for second, and G.C. Foster’s Verone Chambers, who was third in 52.55, also clocked personal best times. Russell was very pleased with her performance. “I am very happy with my victory today. I was very confident going into the event, and this is a good sign for me,” she said, while praising her coach, Stephen Francis. Coach Francis had high praises for his charge. “It was, indeed, a good performance for Janieve, and to know that she ran a personal best just coming off a surgery,” said Francis. Gaye, the find of the season in the event, defeated a quality field, clocking a fast 45.57 and, in the process, broke the old record of 45.93 set by UTech’s Rusheen McDonald in 2014. Twayne Crooks (47.00) of UTech was second, with third going to Alvin Green of G.C. Foster College in 47.22. “It has been a very good season so far for me, and going to the recent World Indoor Championships as a part of the Jamaica team, has motivated me and I am looking forward to continuing the good work this season,” said Gaye. Oshane Bailey of G.C. Foster College completed the sprint double. Following his 100 metres win on Friday, Bailey pipped Kevean Smith of UTech on the line to take the 200m in 20.72 seconds. Smith did 20.77, with Everton Clarke of G.C. Foster, third in 20.82. Former Calabar High standout Michael O’Hara, now competing for the University of the West Indies (UWI), was fourth in 21.19. Shericka Jackson of UTech clocked 22.98 to win the women’s 200m ahead of teammate Shimarya Williams (23.33), with 100m champion Jura Levy of G.C. Foster College taking third in 23.48. The day started on a good note for the Mico University College. They picked up two wins in the first two finals, the women’s and men’s 1500m, through Samantha James and Alex Hutton. James, who won the 800m on Friday’s opening day, clocked 4:43.63. Hutton won the men’s event in 4:06.28. With the relays still to be completed last night, G.C. Foster College appeared set to take the men’s and women’s titles. • MEN: G.C. Foster College 126, UTech 83, UWI 81, Mico 38 and Exed 23 • WOMEN: G.C. Foster College 152, UTech 130, UWI 93, Mico 42, Church Teachers’ College 7.last_img read more

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Raji Blames Government for Lone Star’s Failure

first_imgLISCR FC’s chief executive officer, Mustapha Raji has blamed the Liberian government for the continuous dismal performances of the national football teams as its failure to extend substantial financial support to football development.Raji said the incessant budgetary allotment of US$500,000 to support the national teams, which including training and participation, is like a drop in a bucket.In a mobile phone interview yesterday, Raji said for Liberia to regain her morale in football, the government must step up its resources to the national team.Raji, who recently accused the Musa Bility leadership for the country’s recent poor display for refusing to listen to his advice to withdraw from all international competitions, owing to the insignificant support from national government said the government must give millions of dollars to the Liberia Football Association (LFA).“The money will help the national teams for training, attract and motivate cream of professional Liberian players, with qualification bonuses as well as plane tickets and other related football matters,” Raji said.He said according to conventional wisdom, athletes are motivated by winning and successes, but financial support is cardinal in this making.Raji said with the government’s support, players would begin an earlier and intensive training to become master of patterns or skills required to play well and develop that freedom to play without fear of the aftermath incase of injury.He added that players would have a “purpose” to play beyond the supposed desire to win games.Comparing Liberia and other countries in the preparation of their national teams, Raji said Liberia can’t even be graded zero, but with a negative number, because mathematically a zero is greater than a negative number.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Defying Odds, Pres. Weah, Rep. Kolubah Meet

first_imgPres. Weah (left) in a handshake with Rep. Kolubah shortly after their Monday meeting.…calm public fears of outbreak of violenceDespite an earlier pronouncement by Minister of State for Presidential Affairs that Montserrado County District #10 Representative, Yekeh Kolubah would never have audience with President George Weah, the two men, in an apparent attempt to defuse heightened tension and allay public fears of a repeat of April 6, 1996, met on Monday, April 22, along with a group of legislators at Weah’s residence in Paynesville.The meeting which was held in a spirit of mutual respect was intended to reassure the public of government’s commitment to peace, security and the rule of law. It was also intended to bridge the division between Representative Kolubah and President Weah which had developed since Representative Kolubah began publicly criticizing and attacking his policies.During their engagement President Weah inquired from Rep. Kolubah if he (President Weah) had done anything personal to him that provoked him into throwing what he described as insults against him but, the Representative replied in the negative.The meeting was attended by the ministers of State Nathaniel McGill, Information Lenn Eugene Nagbe, National Security Advisor Jefferson Kanmoh, and Deputy Press Secretary Smith Toby. The entire leadership of the ILC arranged the meeting and accompanied Rep. Kolubah.Although the city was abuzz with rumors of apologies tendered to President Weah during the meeting, Rep. Kolubah, however told reporters that he did not apologize to the President, but admitted that the meeting was cordial and that he and the President had no prior personal disagreement.He said his anger was about what he called the mischievous management of the House of Representatives by House Speaker Bhofal Chambers, who he referred to as the President’s “remote control.” He asked the President to schedule another meeting after the burial of their mutual friend, the late Representative Adolf A. Lawrence, “so I can give you details”; the President agreed.The President said he was happy to learn that he had not offended the lawmaker at any time. He called on lawmakers not to engage in transferring their aggressions to innocent people other than those who offend them. The meeting between the pair is the first and comes as preface to a planned June 7 protest aimed at pressurizing President Weah to clamp down on widespread corruption in his administration.The development comes as Ambassador, Babatunde Ajisomo, the United Nations Resident Coordinator and other partners, have been engaging the government, as well as the opposition to promote dialogue aimed at easing brewing political tension.“We are telling government to open the political space, because we had a meeting with President George Weah on Monday, April 15, 2019, and we met with all the collaborating political parties on the need for peaceful dialogue.What Liberia needs now is dialogue. That is, all hands should be on deck,” Amb. Ajisomo told the Liberia News Agency recently. Amb. Ajisomo is meanwhile urging citizens to protect the key elements that bind them, including the rule of law, democracy, and respect of other people’s opinions. He also urged citizens to engage in “constructive criticism” of the government with a view to preserve the country’s peace and stability, “even amid political and economic issues.”In a related development Representative Kolubah, who spoke to reporters at his district headquarters following the meeting with Justice Minister Musa Dean said, although his communication was denied by Speaker Bhofal Chambers, he will do everything to ensure it is placed on the House’s floor upon that body’s return from its Easter break.However, it can be recalled that Representative Kolubah has in the past accused President Weah of violating the laws of the country and urged that he should be impeached as in the case of Former Associate Justice Kabineh Ja’neh.Meanwhile the District#10 Lawmaker, following the meeting with President Weah, has also promised to refrain from making comments that could undermine the country’s peace.Rep. Kolubah however promised to remain critical of the CDC led government.Additionally, he said his meeting at the Ministry of Justice on Monday went better than expected, but said the discussions were centered more on peace than charges and arrest.Kolubah reiterated that he is not a violent man, but is interested in the maintenance of peace and stability in the country. It can be recalled that the lawmaker was summoned by Justice Minister Frank Musa Dean last week to appear at the Justice Ministry to clarify a recent statement attributed to the lawmaker regarding the “removal of the President.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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More homes being invaded with documents issued by Co-op

first_imgEnmore North Co-op feudSome 20 homes in the community of Enmore North on the East Coast of Demerara (ECD) are on the verge of being taken away with the continued issuance of documents by the secretary of the North Haslington Cooperative Society. These lands were already occupied by persons who have been living there for more than 30 years in some cases.The issue is now at its peak, with many affected persons contemplating their next move, as the fear of losing their lands deepens. Many are also unaware of what their next decisions should be as they’ve done everything within their control.Guyana Times was informed by Marcia Gordon that the Secretary of the North Haslington Cooperative Society, Mary Luke, was prohibited from distributing such documents since 2013. However, these actions have continued and the current problems stem from this.“Right now, we have about 20 lands that having the same issue. What we understand is that the co-op secretary wasn’t banned by the Georgetown co-op from giving out any transport but she still giving transport for other people land,” said Gordon.One of the persons affected in the past is Nadia Rambarran, told this publication that public awareness of the situation is her last resort, since several other efforts have gone in vain.“I go all over trying to get help and it’s the same thing we ending back to. When we go to the co-op, they say that the land is not transported land, its back lease. They had stop Mary Luke from giving out transport to other people land and causing all the stress cause she giving people the authority to take over we land,” Rambarran explained.Meanwhile, Champawattie Samuel, who had a similar problem claimed that the persons who were issued transport for her Lot 158 Enmore North property have commenced preparations to construct a house on her land. She fears that if the structure is completed, she will have to surrender the land. The Police had to be involved on numerous occasions to resolve some of the complications with residents and their land.“We had a meeting and when I show Mary Luke the paper that she give me for $35,000, she grab it way. I had to go back to the station so that she could give me back my paper but she was saying that somebody get transport for me land. So after that, we couldn’t get access to the land. Now we see like a day after, somebody start to dig the foundation on the land. Then they come to my house asking if I can get my material out of the land. I didn’t,” Samuel related.She further relayed what happened afterwards, noting, “When I go to the Police, the officer says I should take pictures of what they doing every day. If they continue to build on the land and I just take pictures, what can I do? We going everywhere and doing everything and there is no solution out there. No help.”A few weeks ago, Rambarran’s house was invaded by some unknown persons with transport documents in their possession for the land which she has owned for years. Her belonging was tossed out of the house and left in the rain.With other persons being faced with the same dilemma, an intervention was sought by seeking assistance from former Attorney General Anil Nandlall who stated that it was unlawful for such actions to be taken by the Co-op Society.Ranks of the Cove and John Police Station were also advised to take immediate actions so as to ensure that Rambarran and her family could returned to their home. It was also promised that he would represent the residents in the High Court if the matter isn’t resolved.last_img read more

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JARLA BLOWS THE WHISTLE ON THE WHISTEBLOWERS SCANDAL!

first_imgJARLA BLOWS THE WHISTLE ON THE WHISTEBLOWERS SCANDAL! was last modified: March 27th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:cartoonGardaiJarlawhistle-blowerlast_img

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TIR CHONAILL ATHLETIC CLUB NOTES

first_imgThree club athletes gain International selectionIt was a most successful weekend for our club athletes in National competitions in Santry Stadium[Saturday] and in Tullamore[Sunday]. The prestigious Tailteann Games Inter provincial, in a blustery Santry, found Kelly McGrory, Abbey Voc School, repeating her All Ireland schools win when she crossed theline in the 300m hurdles.The Laghey lass was very fast from the blocks and good aggressive hurdling technique found her with a five metres lead entering the home straight. A strong headwind in the last 70 metres made it difficult for all athletes to hold form. A slight mishap at the final barrier did not deter Kelly as she swept to vicory. Later in the afternoon she doubled up as Ulster’s representatives with club and school mate, Kate Mc Gowan in the 80m Hurdles. Kate came through and repeated her All Ireland schools winning performance with Kelly in the bronze medal position. Earlier Kate had battled with the elements when recording a third place in the Long jump with a best of 5.20metres.Following the meeting the Irish schools selectors rewarded both with places on the Irish team for the Home countries International in England on July 21st. Kelly and Kate are also members of the Irish 4 x 100 and 4 x 300m relay squads. Congratulations from everyone in Tir Chonaill on this fine representative achievement and to Royal and Prior Raphoe,John Kelly, Shot Putt, Cian McBride, Summerhill College,/Grange 800m, Zak Irwin, Sligo Grammar, 100/200m and Jordan Hilton, Protora, 4x100m relay.Its a fine achievement to be included on a provincial team at any level. Emma Brady, Abbey Voc School, got out to a new PB distance of 10.41m in the Triple Jump for 5th.Hannah Campbell, St Catharine’s Killybegs, cleared 2.50m in the Pole Vault for a 5th place finish. Thanks to the club/school coaches and parents who travelled to Santry to support and encourage. Karl Griffin selected for World JuniorsThe Irish Junior U20 championships in Tullamore on Sunday had a number of successes for Tir Chonaill athletes. Karl Griffin, moving down a distance, led the charge with two excellent victories in the heat and final of the 400m. The Ballydevitt man ran PB times of 49.48secs and 49.52secs – 90 minutes apart and in an exciting final came from 4th position at 200m to power his way up the home straight for another impressive win.On Monday morning when the Irish team of 15 was announced for the World Junior/U20 championships in Barcelona, Karl and all in Tir Chonaill and the local community were delighted with his inclusion. He will compete in the 800m on the hill top Barcelona Olympic Stadium in the 800m heats on Friday morning 13th July. We wish him and the Irish team -which includes five Donegal athletes – all the best against athletes from over one hundred countries in an event that will produce numerous future Olympic medal winners.The demanding Leaving Certificate – just concluded- did not deter Christopher Doherty from bouncing back to secure a silver medal winning performance in the technical and psychologially demanding Pole Vault discipline. His best of 3.50metres will give the Gortloskey lad added confidence as the season progresses. Louise Harvey, getting back to fitness finished 5th in the 400m hurdles in a time of 65+ seconds while Barry Quigg from neighbouring Sliabh Liag AC cleared 1.90m for 4th in the High Jump and 12.78m for a bronze medal in the Triple Jump. Training partner at Donegal Town, Conal Mahon got out to 12.61m for 6th.UpcomingWith the Track and Field season hotting up its final preparation time for the National Senior championships -7/8th July in Santry and Juvenile All Irelands in Tullamore on 14/15th July and 28/29th July.Nearer home the 2nd round of the Donegal c/ships takes place tonight[Thursday] in Letterkenny while the clubs road athletes will support the very popular Agaharn 5k on Friday night. The clubs annual popular summer camp takes place next week -Monday to Friday- at the Abbey Voc School, Donegal Town.The organisors report a large response.TIR CHONAILL ATHLETIC CLUB NOTES was last modified: June 27th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:TIR CHONAILL AC NOTESlast_img read more

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Hart star a hit on defense

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Throw out its only loss of the season (33-21 to St. Bonaventure of Ventura), and Hart hasn’t allowed more than two TDs in a game. The Indians, who held Birmingham to 224 total yards, are surrendering an average of 233. The Foothill League’s most versatile football player? Look no further than Hart’s Robbie Casselberry. In the first month, Casselberry has played running back, receiver, defensive end, linebacker and defensive back. He’s also a top special-teams player. Against Birmingham, Casselberry and running back Delano Howell played defensive end for the first time in a new-look 3-4 defense that was quite effective. Hart safety Adam Reyes’ hand has been fitted with an oversized soft cast. He tore ligaments in his thumb Sept. 23 during a victory over Westlake but hasn’t missed a game. Canyon football standout J.J. DiLuigi is on pace to break Louis Montano’s 2003 school single-season rushing record of 1,596 yards. DiLuigi, a junior, rushed for 179 yards and scored four touchdowns in a 42-6 victory Friday over visiting South Torrance, pushing his four-game yardage total to 559 yards – an average of 139.8 per game. If DiLuigi keeps pace and Canyon advances to at least the second round of the Southern Section Div. II playoffs – as the Cowboys have the past three seasons – DiLuigi will finish with 1,677 yards. Rising football standout Anthony Luna of Hart High came through Saturday with one of the most devastating hits in recent memory, bulldozing Birmingham of Lake Balboa’s Daniel Mora with a vicious block during an interception return by James Wheeler in a 23-13 victory at College of the Canyons. Mora, who never saw Luna coming, was laid out for several minutes and didn’t returned to the game. Luna, a 6-foot, 185-pound senior, also intercepted two passes. Hart had four interceptions, giving it seven in the past two games. Luna is a key component for the Indians’ increasingly effective defense, which has been critical because the team’s usually potent offense has sputtered. That’s partly because of quarterback Tyler Lyon’s injuries (separated shoulder in Week 2, then a concussion Saturday), which have caused him to miss two of four games. DiLuigi has 14 touchdowns (several on long breakaways), an average of 3.5 per game, so he’s also on pace to break Chris Perry’s Canyon single-season record of 27 TDs, set in 1989. Saugus High graduate Jeff Martin, 21, a kicker for first-year semipro football team Santa Clarita Knights of the West Coast Football League, kicked a conference-record 52-yard field goal in a 34-0 victory Sept. 23 over the Southern California Cobras at Taft High in Woodland Hills. Santa Clarita is 1-2-1. Former Canyon High baseball coach Chuck Crim, who resigned last spring after two seasons and is seeking a minor-league job, could land a gig with the Texas Rangers. Crim has solid connections with the Rangers, who are revamping their lower-level coaching staff. The large-scale Kenny Staub Invitational cross country meet in La Crescenta, an annual highlight for Canyon’s boys’ and girls’ teams, has been postponed to Saturday at 8:30 a.m. because of the Burbank fire. Two-back offenses with a fullback are hardly seen in high school football any more. The alignment has worked well for De La Salle of Concord all these years. Gerry Gittelson’s column appears in the Daily News three times a week. He can be reached at (661) 257-5218, gerry.gittelson@dailynews.com or by fax at (661) 257-5262.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Castle Grove Strawberry Festival – a feast of fun activities

first_imgCastle Grove warmly welcomes you to this week’s blog for Donegal Daily where wanted to share an update with you on the Strawberry Festival.On Saturday 1st July, Castle Grove hosted our first Strawberry Festival which was a great success with over 600 people in attendance. Firstly, and most important, we as a family and all the team who work at Castle Grove would like to offer a HUGE thank you to everyone who turned out to support the event and in turn participated in making the event a huge success.The Sweeney family at the Castle Grove Summer Strawberry Festival. Photo: Rachel McLaughlinWe had prepared to create a brilliant family day out, regardless of the weather and we were not disappointed. From 12.50 when the first car came down the drive until 6pm that evening, the grounds of Castle Grove, the Walled Garden and the House itself was thronged with people enjoying the carnival atmosphere, the music and the activities.Castle Grove Strawberry Festival. Photo: Rachel McLaughlinThe activities included:Access to the walled garden where they met the gardener and discussed the many specimens growing there including the Strawberry Beds, it was fun to show the kids which plants grew what fruit and veg and share tips and knowledge with the gardening aficionados in attendance.Cookery demonstrations… Castle Grove’s head chef received a full house for his cookery demonstrations which were held at 2 and 4pm. See recipes below.Cocktail demonstrations…Castle Grove’s talented mixologist wowed his audience with the Strawberry Gin Cocktail, and more.BBQ… to add to the carnival atmosphere, a BBQ was in full swing with Gourmet Burgers, Chicken Skewers and Jumbo Sausage Dogs on sale.The Band… Nasty and the Fantastics kept the atmosphere alive and the rhythm of the day flowing. Strawberry themed desserts were on sale inside the house and outside in the marquee and available in boxes to go.Castle Grove Walled Garden. Photo: Rachel McLaughlinCastle Grove Summer Strawberry FestivalIrene Sweeney. Photo: Rachel McLaughlinNasty And The Fantastics. Photo: Rachel McLaughlinPhoto: Rachel McLaughlinCastle Grove Summer Strawberry FestivalCastle Grove Summer Strawberry FestivalCastle Grove Summer Strawberry FestivalThe Castle Grove Strawberry Gin. Photo: Rachel McLaughlinCastle Grove would like to sincerely thank all our media partners and friends who kept everyone involved throughout the day through FB, IG and Twitter.For those that couldn’t attend, we have included a Strawberry Dessert and Cocktail Recipe for you to create at your leisure, we hope you have fun with it. As people are already asking, what’s next we are excited to be participating in The Off The Street LK Festival held on the 29th and 30th July behind the AIB Bank in Letterkenny and Taste of Donegal in Donegal Town on 25th to 27th August.As part of the Donegal Food initiative, it is exciting to involved in all these fab events and do our bit in building Donegal’s reputation for great food, along with the beautiful scenery we have here in Donegal.So hopefully we will see you soon at The Off The Street LK Festival ….. Where will have more delicious treats available! Castle Grove Strawberry Festival – a feast of fun activities was last modified: July 8th, 2017 by Castle GroveShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:castle grove country house hotelstrawberry festivallast_img read more

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We steer Mandela’s course: Zuma

first_img9 May 2009Newly inaugurated South African President Jacob Zuma says his administration will stay true to the course of nation-building and reconciliation set by former president Nelson Mandela.Delivering his inaugural speech at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Saturday, exactly 15 years from the day Mandela was elected South Africa’s first democratic president, Zuma said Mandela had healed the country’s wounds and firmly it as the “rainbow nation”.Mandela had “made reconciliation the central theme of his term of office,” Zuma said. “We will not deviate from that nation-building task. Thank you Madiba, for showing us the way.”Zuma hinted that this would be the theme of his presidency when, after being elected President in Parliament in Cape Town on Wednesday, he said: “As President of the Republic, I will do my best to lead the country towards the realisation of Madiba’s vision of a truly non-sexist, non-racial South Africa, united in its diversity.“With the support of my organisation the ANC, as well as all South Africans, I hope to lead the country on a path of friendship, cooperation, harmony, unity and faster change.”Mandela arrived at the Union Buildings earlier on Saturday wearing a heavy black overcoat and black-and-white shirt, aided by his wife Graca Machel.When Zuma arrived on the main stage set up for his inauguration, he got down on his knees to address Mandela as an elder.He also embraced Thabo Mbeki and his wife Zanele and, in his inauguration speech, paid tribute to the former president who, in 2005, fired him as deputy president of the country.Zuma said Mbeki had taken South Africa forward as a true statesman, while making a massive contribution to strengthening its democracy, economic growth and development.Mbeki “made our country an integral part of the continent and worked tirelessly for an African rebirth,” Zuma said. “Through his leadership, South Africa’s stature grew on the continent and globally.”Zuma also acknowledged South Africa’s former second deputy president, FW de Klerk, who worked with Mandela in the resolution of the apartheid conflict and participated in shaping a new South Africa.Finally, Zuma acknowledged outgoing President Kgalema Motlanthe, describing him as his friend, comrade and brother.He said Motlanthe – who took over as President last year, when Mbeki stepped down – had brought calm, stability and certainty to the government of the country during a period of great anxiety.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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Almost half of African millionaires make South Africa their home

first_imgJohannesburg, founded as it was on the rich seam of gold that makes up the Witwatersrand, has long been known as the City of Gold. More than a hundred years since the days of instant fortune in the mining town, it is the top place that African millionaires call their home. Johannesburg is the top city in Africa for dollar millionaires. (Image: Media Club South Africa) Text: Melissa JavanGraphic: Mary AlexanderAlmost half of Africa’s dollar millionaires live in four of South Africa’s cities, according to a report by global research company New World Wealth.The report was released earlier this week. It found that the country’s city of gold, Johannesburg, was the home of most of Africa’s millionaires, with 23 400 living there. Cape Town (8 900), Durban (2 700) and Pretoria (2 500) were also all in the top 10 of the list.As of June 2015, there were about 163 000 millionaires living in Africa, with combined wealth holdings of $670-billion (R9.09-trillion). Of that number, nearly 42% lived in South Africa.Cairo, Egypt had the second highest number of millionaires, with 10 200), followed by Lagos, Nigeria with 9 100 millionaires.The Ghanaian city of Accra was expected see the biggest growth in millionaires in the next decade, with numbers forecast to increase from 2 300 in 2015 to 4 100 in 2025, the report found.Nairobi (71% increase from 6 200 to 10 600) and Durban (48% increase to 4 000) had the next highest projected growth.Colin Grieve, the chief representative officer at AfrAsia Bank, said African cities were emerging as epicentres of growth and opportunity. “(They are) places where growing numbers of consumers with disposable income are congregating,” he said.“Successful entrepreneurs are seizing the opportunity to provide products and services to these expanding markets and in doing so, generating wealth for themselves and their communities.”Click on the image below for a larger view.Sources: New World WealthIn another report released in July, Plettenberg Bay, on the Garden Route was named the top second home hotspot in South Africa for the super-rich, with over 120 homes valued at R20-million or more. It is the highest of any town in the country with the exception of Johannesburg and Cape Town.New World Wealth reported that other second home hotspots for the super-rich were Umhlanga and La Lucia (230) in Durban, Knysna on the Garden Route (230), Stellenbosch in Western Cape (170) and Franschoek in Western Cape (70). In these towns, local and foreign buyers made their second homes. These statistics exclude major cities.Multimillionaires or the super-rich refer to individuals with net assets of $10-million (R120-million) or more.This article was originally posted on the News24 wire.last_img read more