Good News 14:00
NEWSFLASH NEWS AGENCY 14 November 2 pm
Good afternoon, here is your Good News:
# The University of Johannesburg’s vice-chancellor and principal, professor Letlhokwa Mpedi has been honoured as a chief in the Abeadze Kingdom in Ghana. His Royal Majesty Daasebre Kwebu Ewusi the seventh, the paramount chief of the Abeadze Kingdom, bestowed this honour at a ceremony at UJ’s Art Centre in South Africa yesterday. This honour is being conferred on Mpedi to acknowledge his impactful contributions in the area of research as well as mentorship to young Ghanaian men and women who had the opportunity to learn and continue to learn under his tutelage.
# The City of Cape Town says as it prepares to welcome an influx of international and domestic travellers, Capetonians are also urged to get out and make the most of the attractions and experiences in their hometown. Cape Town Tourism has compiled a handy 50 things to do for under 50-rand, while the Pocket-friendly Challenge highlights cost-effective activities in communities across Cape Town. Mayoral Committee Member for Economic Growth, James Vos, says the city will also deploy its largest-ever festive tourism safety operation:
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# The City of Cape Town’s Recreation and Parks Department says the Durbanville Rose Garden’s first-ever Rose Show drew an excited group of gardening enthusiasts this past weekend. Residents got the opportunity to learn more about the cultivation, pruning and care of the more than five-thousand varieties of roses in full bloom in the garden. Mayoral committee member for Community Services and Health, Patricia van der Ross, says the show featured a diverse collection of roses, from classic varieties to modern hybrids:
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# The Christoph Meyer Foundation is bringing hope and opportunity to thousands of young learners in rural Mseleni District, KwaZulu-Natal, by introducing technological skills. The Christoph Meyer Maths and Science Centre, managed by Dorothy Mlambo, houses robotics, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics programmes. Mlambo explains that the center trains unemployed youth as robotic assistants, while also implementing unplugged coding in rural schools with limited technology access. This effort aims to bridge the gap in underserved communities and bring the future of technology to the forefront.
# And finally: The Tshwane University of Technology’s top seven graduates were recently recognised at the Chancellor’s Excellence Awards. Only students who consistently exceed the highest percentages and marks are considered for the awards. Some of those recognised include the Faculty of Economics and Finance, Sonto Annah Andile Mahlangu, Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, Edrich Gresse, and Faculty of Science, Shané Nikita van Zyl. TUT’s vice-chancellor, Tinyiko Maluleke, lauded the students saying they have been awarded for their sheer hard work and their consistently high academic performance.
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