Top StoriesSupreme Court Weekly Round Up Sanya Talwar15 Nov 2020 9:01 AMShare This – xWeek commencing November 8 to November 14, 20201. Supreme Court Orders Release Of Arnab Goswami From Jail; Says ‘Personal Liberty Must Be Upheld’ [Arnab Goswami V. State of Maharashtra]The Supreme Court on Wednesday granted interim bail to Republic TV anchor Arnab Goswami,who was arrested on November 4 and has been under judicial custody since then in a criminal case relating to abetment to suicide of interior designer Anvay Naik…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?Login1. Supreme Court Orders Release Of Arnab Goswami From Jail; Says ‘Personal Liberty Must Be Upheld’ [Arnab Goswami V. State of Maharashtra]The Supreme Court on Wednesday granted interim bail to Republic TV anchor Arnab Goswami,who was arrested on November 4 and has been under judicial custody since then in a criminal case relating to abetment to suicide of interior designer Anvay Naik in 2018. The top court also allowed the interim release of the co-accused Neetish Sarda and Firoze Mohammed Sheikh in the case. A vacation bench comprising Justices D Y Chandrachud and Indira Banerjee passed the order after an urgent hearing given to the petitions challenging the November 9 order of the Bombay High Court which denied the accused interim bail in the habeas corpus petitions filed by them challenging their custody.Also Read: “Will Chief Minister Be Arrested If A Person Names Him In Suicide Note For Not Paying Salary?” Salve Argues For Arnab GoswamiAlso Read: Arnab Goswami Case : ‘If This Court Does Not Interfere Today, We Are Travelling On Path Of Destruction’, Says Justice ChandrachudAlso Read: Kerala Journalist Siddique Kappan’s Arrest Mentioned In Supreme Court During Arnab Goswami Case HearingAlso Read: “Judging Is My Life. It’s The Best Way To Spend My Birthday!” Justice DY Chandrachud On Arnab Goswami Hearing2. Attorney General Grants Consent To Initiate Contempt Against Comedian Kunal KamraThe Attorney General for India, KK Venugopal has granted his consent for initiation of contempt proceedings against comedian Kunal Kamra, over his tweets about the Supreme Court in the wake of its order granting interim bail to Arnab Goswami. The AG’s letter referred to Kamra’s comments such as ‘honour has left the building(Supreme Court) long back’ and ‘Supreme Court of the country is the most Supreme joke of the country’. The AG also noted that apart from these comments, Kamra posted a picture of the Supreme Court dressed in saffron colour with the flag of the ruling party, the BJP.Also Read: ‘Don’t Intend To Retract My Tweets Or Apologize’, Kunal Kamra Responds To AG’s Consent For Contempt Against HimAlso Read: Law Student Files Contempt Petition Against Kunal Kamra Over His Tweets On Supreme Court With Sanction From Attorney General3. [Crackers Ban] SC Modifies Telangana HC’s Order Banning Firecrackers In The State In Line With NGT’s Directions Of November 9 [Telangana Fireworks Dealers Association V. P. Indira Prakash]The Supreme Court on Friday modified the order of Telangana High Court which imposed a complete and immediate ban on the sale and use of firecrackers across the state during Diwali to fall in line with the directions imposed by the National Green Tribunal on November 9. A vacation bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar & Sanjiv Khanna issued notice on the petition and stated that the NGT’s guidelines applied to the State of Telangana and that, it shall comply with the directions in letter and spirit.4. ‘Preservation Of Life Important Than Festivals’: Supreme Court Affirms Calcutta High Court’s Ban On Sale & Bursting Of Firecrackers In West Bengal [Govt. of West Bengal V. Ajay Kumar De]The Supreme Court on Wednesday affirmed the Calcutta High Court order banning the sale and bursting of firecrackers during Diwali, Chatt Puja, Kali Puja, etc in the entire state of West Bengal. A vacation bench of Justices D Y Chandrachud and Indira Banerjee dismissed the special leave petition filed against the November 5 order passed by a division bench of the High Court. In the brief hearing held on Monday, Justice Chandrachud observed that preservation of life was more important during the COVID-19 pandemic than the celebration of festivals.5. SC Refuses To Lift Delhi HC Stay On Delhi Govt Order To Reserve 80% ICU Beds In Pvt Hospitals For COVID-19 Patients [Govt. of NCT Delhi V. Association of Healthcare Providers]The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to entertain the special leave petition filed by the Delhi government against Delhi High Court’s stay on the government order to reserve 80% ICU beds in private hospitals for COVID19 patients. A vacation bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan and BR Gavai asked the single bench of the High Court, which is seized of the matter, to hear and decide the matter early having regard to the urgency of the situation.6. Magistrate While Handing Over Possession U/s 14 SARFAESI Act Not Required To Seek Permission From Company Court: Supreme Court [M/s Asset Reconstruction Company (India) Ltd. Vs. Sagi Narayana Raju]The Supreme Court has held that a Magistrate exercising power under Section 14 of the SARFAESI Act is not required to seek permission from the Company Judge before directing handing over of possession of a property. The bench comprising Justice L. Nageswara Rao, Hemant Gupta and Ajay Rastogi observed that a Company Court exercising jurisdiction under the Companies Act has no control in respect of sale of a secured asset by a secured creditor in exercise of powers available to such creditor under Securitization and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security Interest Act.7. Lack Of Jurisdiction Of A Court May Be A Ground To Seek Dismissal/Return Of Proceedings, Rather Than Seeking Transfer: Supreme Court [Indian Olympic Association V. Kerala Olympic Association]The Supreme Court has dismissed Indian Olympic Association’s plea seeking transfer of a writ petition pending before Kerala High Court to Delhi High Court. The Kerala Olympic Association had filed a writ petition before the Kerala High Court challenging the proceedings initiated by the Ethics Commission of the IOA regarding the election held last year. Before the Apex court, the IOA contended that any proceeding against it, as per its own bylaws, could be filed only in a court within the jurisdiction of the Delhi High Court.8. Blacklisting Orders May Cause Civil Death Of Institutions: SC Sets Aside Indefinite Blacklist Order Issued Against A Pharma Company [Vetindia Pharmaceuticals Ltd. V. State of Uttar Pradesh]The Supreme Court has set aside an indefinite blacklisting order issued in the year 2009 against VETINDIA Pharmaceuticals Limited. An order of blacklisting operates to the prejudice of a commercial person not only in praesenti but also puts a taint which attaches far beyond and may well spell the death knell of the organisation/institution for all times to come described as a civil death, said the bench comprising Justices RF Nariman, Navin Sinha and Krishna Murari.9. ‘Selective Listing’ Of Matters: SCBA President Writes To Supreme Court Against Urgent Listing Of Arnab Goswami’s CaseThe President of the Supreme Court Bar Association, Dushyant Dave, has written a letter to the Secretary General of the Supreme Court, strongly protesting against the ‘extraordinary urgent listing’ of the special leave petition filed by Republic TV Chief, Arnab Goswami, in connection to the 2018 abetment to suicide case. In this backdrop, a vacation bench of Justices D Y Chandrachud and Indira Banerjee had decided to consider the petition of Goswami, who had been under custody since November 4 in the case.[The Supreme Court was on vacation from November 8th to November 14th]Next Story
Comments are closed. Hilary Clinton spoke about gender inequality in the technology industry at a Silicon Valley event at the end of last month. She was prompted by some depressing data. 20% of developers in California are female and 11% make it to executive positions; 53% of technology firms have female representation at senior level compared with 84% […]Read full article Related posts:No related photos. Women at workShared from missc on 13 Mar 2015 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article
By Donald WittkowskiThe Ocean City Board of Education honored a veritable all-star lineup of administrators and faculty members Wednesday night, including two who have been named the top state winners in their respective fields – Superintendent of the Year Kathleen Taylor and Teacher of the Year Amy Andersen.At the same meeting, the board paid tribute to one of its own, Thomas Oves Jr., who died Oct. 22 at the age of 54. Oves, a retired teacher who had been a school board member since 2009, had formerly served as its vice president and was the chairman of the buildings and grounds committee.“Those who knew Tom would describe him as a driven, exuberant, straight-shooter and one who was never reluctant to speak his mind,” Joseph Clark, the board president, said in a statement.“Our school district is fortunate to have been the beneficiary of Tom’s keen insights and genuine leadership,” Clark continued. “He was a trusted advisor and confidant who leaves a legacy of launching our students, teachers and schools on the pathway to success.”After extending the board’s condolences to Oves’ wife, Mary, and the rest of his family, Clark asked everyone to observe a moment of silence in honor of Oves.“He has certainly left his mark on our schools and community,” Clark said. “We have truly lost an irreplaceable partner and friend.”Board of Education member Thomas Oves Jr., right, who died Oct. 22, was presented with the Book of Golden Deeds Award earlier this year by Ocean City Exchange Club President Frank Faverzani.Oves was credited with helping to thrust the Ocean City School District into the upper echelon of New Jersey’s public education system.“I do believe we’re one of the top districts in the state of New Jersey, hands down,” Clark said.Clark and other board members said Taylor’s selection on Nov. 8 as 2018 New Jersey Superintendent of the Year and Andersen’s selection on Oct. 3 as 2017-2018 New Jersey Teacher of the Year illustrate the high quality of Ocean City’s staff.“I believe she’s going to bring us into the national spotlight one day,” board member Cecilia Gallelli-Keyes said of Taylor.Taylor became emotional in acknowledging the honors from the board. She said the district’s successes were the result of collaboration between the school board, the administration, the faculty, the students and their parents.“This is an honor I share with the entire Ocean City School District community,” she said. Now that Taylor and Andersen have won their respective state titles, they will go on to compete for national honors in their categories.Andersen is an American Sign Language teacher at Ocean City High School. Taylor described Andersen as an inspiration to her students as well as a “true teacher leader.”“Above all, she ignites in her students the passion for learning,” Taylor said.Andersen was joined by other highly regarded Ocean City faculty members in receiving local recognition from Taylor and the school board Wednesday night as part of American Education Week.At the high school level, Andersen was honored along with Patricia Horvath, a former student counselor who died in 2015.From left, Superintendent of Schools Kathleen Taylor, Board of Education President Joseph Clark, Ocean City Intermediate School Principal Geoff Haines, counselor Shannon Pruitt, science teacher Cory Terry and social studies teacher Cholehna Weaver.At the Ocean City Intermediate School, the board recognized Katherine Bassett, a former librarian, Cholehna Weaver, a social studies teacher, Shannon Pruitt, a counselor, and Cory Terry, a science teacher.Honorees from the Ocean City Primary School included Carrie Merritt, a first grade teacher, Randall Kohr, a technology teacher, and Mary Beth Libro, a third grade teacher.Taylor called all of the honorees prime examples of Ocean City’s “exceptional faculty.” She said they are among the “best leaders (who) know how to reach a variety of people in many different ways.”“Our excellence is not an accident,” she said. “Excellence is also connected to good leaders.”All of the staff members who were saluted by the school board have had their names embossed on plaques that recognize them as “outstanding leaders in education.”From left, Superintendent of Schools Kathleen Taylor, Board of Education President Joseph Clark, technology teacher Randall Kohr, third grade teacher Mary Beth Libro, first grade teacher Carrie Merritt and Ocean City Primary School Principal Cathleen Smith. Ocean City High School Principal Matthew Jamison, shown at right during a 2017 Board of Education awards ceremony, has been named one of the 2017-18 Visionary Leaders of the Year.
View Comments Our Broadway bestie is back in New York and ready to take on Carnegie Hall! Tony and Emmy winner Kristin Chenoweth visited the Late Show with David Letterman on April 1 to discuss her upcoming program at the historic venue, The Evolution of a Soprano. It just wouldn’t feel right if she didn’t sing just a snippet of something at every talk show appearance, so the original Wicked star sang a well-known tune from another story about Oz. And yes, she ends with a signature “Cheno-note.” Take a listen below! Star Files Kristin Chenoweth
18 Views no discussions Share Share Tweet Share On Thursday 20th, the Lily Valley Sharks defeated the Elvis Welding Services Road Stars by the final score of 75-72 pts. The sharks came into this game, though not playing the excellent basketball that they are capable off, but full of confidence, after an exciting best of 3 series against the R.C. Bullets, which they overcame, the previous week. The Road Stars on the other hand, had finished with the best overall record of all the teams in the league, and topped their zone, and secured a first round bye. They were on a week’s rest, before this important game. The road stars were without key players, Thomas Felix & Patrick Lafonce, while the sharks were without Ricky Toussaint, and may have also lost Earl “Jo-Bob” Matthew, who may have seem to have abandoned the team, since he has not played the last 6 games. The referees for the night were Jeff Murdock & “Mc’doe”.This loss for the Road Stars is considered an “upset”, as this should not have been. But, in basketball… or sports on a whole, anything can happen. The 1st quarter began, and it was all about the Road Stars. As usual, the Sharks had all the support, with the basketball arena filled, but with 80% of the crowd support, for the sharks. Yet, this could not help them, as the Road Stars dominated on all fronts. They closed off the quarter, leading by 8 points, 17-9. The 2nd quarter included a lot, or was identical to the same dominance of offence & defence, belonged to the Stars, although the sharks did show some signs of life in this quarter. The Stars still kept the lead all through and closed the half leading by an increased lead, this time by 11 points, 38-27. This half was not a very high scoring one, but it still belonged to the Road Stars. By the 3rd quarter, the game was more open, with the Sharks creating a lot of chances and giving themselves an excellent chance to get back into the game, and this was exactly what they did. The might, Craig St. Rose, contributed 17 points out of the Sharks 24, in this quarter. The game was still very tight and anxious as the Road Stars did not give up, but continued to work extremely hard to keep the lead. The quarter closed with the Sharks trailing by only 4 points, 55-51. The crowd was now back in it, and ready to lead their team to victory, with their support in the 4th quarter. The 4th quarter brought a lot more excitement than the opening 3. The Sharks were now back in the game, and baskets were now being traded on both ends of the court. There was a bit of panic from both teams, and supporters, as no one wanted to lose this match. This game brought back memories of the previous night when the Upper Village Hoosiers threw away a 26 point lead and loss against the Fond Canie Rebels. The same thing happened to the Road Stars as they had now thrown away their lead and were not trailing with about 4 minutes to go. The game came down to the wire, when the Stars were down by 5 pts, but a 3 pointer from Fitzgerald Daniel put them back within 2 points. But this was not enough, as the Sharks held on for a 3 point victory, and huge upset. They lead the 3 game series 1-0.Top performers for Sharks were; Craig St. Rose – 29 pts, 6 reb, asts, Clinton Charles – 13 pts, 2 asts and Lester Denis – 11 pts, 3 astsTop performers for Road Stars were; Fitzgerald Daniel – 29 pts, 7 asts, 2 stls, Julian Isles – 18 pts, 9 reb, and Javeed Joseph – 9 pts, 4 reb, 2 astsSchedule of games; Friday – 7:30 p.m. – Fond Canie Rebels vs. Upper Village Hoosiers, Saturday – 7:30 p.m. – Lily Valley Sharks vs. Elvis Welding Services Road Stars and Sunday (If Necessary) – 7:30 p.m. – Fond Canie Rebels vs. Upper Village Hoosiers.By: Edgar George NewsSports Lily Valley Sharks defeat Road Stars in Roseau Valley Basketball League semi-finals by: – April 20, 2012 Sharing is caring!
A father and son are now hospitalised after three armed bandits attacked their Corentyne, Berbice, business, terrorising them.The incident occurred at about 18:00h at the Lot 6 Cromarty Farm property, where the family operates a grocery shop that is attached to their house.Injured are 52-year-old Dhirah Kumar and his 22-year-old son, Balram, who was shot to his jaw.Guyana Times understands that three men – one masked, one carrying a gun and the other a cutlass – entered the grocery store, which Kumar and his son operate.According to the businessman’s wife, 48-year-old Asha Kumar, at the time of the attack, she was preparing dinner for the family when she heard her husbandThe business place which bandits invade and terrorised the victimsscreaming.“When I run, I see a man with his head covered up. So when I see the bandit, I run and go in the backyard and hide. While hiding, I could hear when they beating my husband – every lash he was hollering and he was telling them “don’t, beat meh, I gon give y’all everything! Y’all don’t beat me, don’t beat meh son”,” the still traumatised woman recalled.The woman continued that she then heard her husband telling the perpetrators that he would give them all the money they had at the business. Guyana Times was told that the elder Kumar handed over $280,000 to the bandits.However, not satisfied, the bandits continued beating and terrorising the businessman and his son, asking for more money.“They tell he, “Y’all get more [money]” and they beat my son more, asking “where is the gold”. My son said we nah get gold and he tell them take a silver band he had on so they pull off the band and ask “silver y’all does wear, y’all nah get gold” and my son tell he no,” Asha Kumar related. The younger Kumar during the ordeal put up a fight and was shot to the left side of his face.Mrs Kumar went on to say that the perpetrators still continued to beat her husband and son, stamping and kicking them before going to the upper flat of the two storey house and ransacked the rooms. Asha could not say, however, if the men took anything for upstairs. The woman’s husband and son remain hospitalised at a private medical institution and are in stable condition.Meanwhile, the Police have since detained a person for questioning as investigations are ongoing.
Neil Warnock reflects on his recent sacking as QPR manager in his weekly column in The Independent.“I just don’t fit in with the mould of a Premier League manager. I treat the club’s money as if it were my own and I resent paying over the odds,” he says.Safe or not?The Daily Star report that QPR are losing their battle to sign new players in time for Sunday’s game at Newcastle – and that new manager Mark Hughes has been told his job will be safe even if Rangers are relegated.The Guardian, on the other hand, report that Hughes’ job will not be safe if Rangers go down.The Daily Mail say QPR plan to table improved offers for Chelsea defender Alex and Tottenham midfielder Steven Pienaar after failing with their initial bids.And a number of papers claim Hughes was furious about Martin Jol’s recent comments about him.Related story: Fulham boss shrugs off Hughes claim (12 January)Meanwhile, Sunderland are keen to sign Fulham striker Bobby Zamora, according to the Daily Mirror.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
The “Burning Man Festival” is an annual event in a remote Nevada desert that draws the weird and wild into an orgy of self-expression. About 50,000 free thinkers arrive with body paint and outlandish costumes or minimal clothing – often none at all. Sexual activity, drug use and alcohol consumption is open and uninhibited. The festival ends with the burning of a huge metal structure in the form of a man (thus the name). The rite can mean anything one wants it to mean, or nothing at all. The crowd cleans up after itself and goes home, counting the days till the next annual orgy. One would think respectable scientists would distance themselves from this theater of the absurd. This year, however, four Darwinists welcomed it and joined in, and Nature gave them good press, calling it “a creative celebration of evolution.”1 As a matter of fact, “Evolution” was the theme of this year’s Burning Man Festival. Ruben Valas and his three colleagues spoke in glowing terms of the unrestrained self-expression. They envisioned symbols of evolution everywhere:Fittingly for the 2009 iteration of this social experiment, this year’s theme was ‘Evolution’. In the 23 years that Burning Man has been replicating, certain behaviours have been selected for by the inhabitants: radical inclusion and tolerance, self-reliance coupled with extreme altruism, a gift economy and a leave-no-trace environmental ethic. Add intense creativity, conscious participation, ingenuity and a propensity for hedonism, and the outcome is an unparalleled celebration of the human spirit.But what does the Burning Man rite have to do with evolutionary theory? Using a slew of evolutionary buzzwords, they tried to explain:This year, the 12-metre human shape hovered over a thorny forest – a tangled bank – atop a giant double helix. The DNA molecule provided a powerful artistic meme, representing both life’s capacity to evolve through genetics, and perhaps something that needs to be overcome through non-genetic evolutionary paths. Viewed from a different angle, the man seemed to float above a field of sea lilies, placing this celebration of human consciousness in an ancient evolutionary context. The most striking image at this year’s Burning Man, expressed in various ways across the city, was the famous “ascent of man” progression from great ape through to modern human, with the Burning Man icon representing the next step.Other evolutionary icons were constructed throughout the festival site. One can find whatever connections to a world view that one wants. Here, the very symbol intelligent design scientists embrace, the DNA code and information, became an evolutionary meme. How a burning human form represents the next step in evolution was not explained. Not all the festival was sex and drugs and alcohol. Some came to learn. Here’s where the four scientists showed their altruism by imparting wisdom to the unwashed and unclothed:We created a zone at Burning Man that explored atavisms – reappearances of past events in new contexts – in human social evolution. At our Atavism Camp we created ‘The Spandrel’, a shade structure built with materials salvaged from the ‘boneyard’ at the University of Washington’s Friday Harbor Marine Lab: leftover materials from past experiments, now reborn for a new purpose. At a symposium entitled ‘Evolution and Society’, we asked how society has interpreted evolution and whether, despite its shadowy past, its principles can guide us to a much-needed behavioural shift towards sustainability.They did not explain how an unguided process could lead to purpose and guidance, or why they should position themselves as guides in some way. Nor did they explain why a behavioural shift would be needed, if evolution gave humans and animals their attributes which presumably represent fitness. Instead, they seemed caught up in the euphoria of hope and change that is evolution:In the rampant transfer of culture at Burning Man, on a par with endosymbiotic events, we see hope. Evolution is evoked here on many levels: the adaptation and thriving of the individual in this extreme environment, the various camps as interactive and artistic spaces, the city as it alters over the seven days and from year to year, exhibiting emergent properties of altruism, shared community and free expression. ‘Burners’ become extremophiles. With resources scarce in the desert, intense sharing is the most efficient practice, suggesting that humans may yet realize a sustainable evolutionary trajectory.It is clear they were viewing their fellow humans as no more significant than bacteria in hot springs or animals in the wild. That being the case, the burning down of man’s image seems portentous. Nature included this report in their ongoing series, Darwin 200, celebrating the Darwin Bicentennial.1. Hodin, Bishop, Sharpe and Valas, “A creative celebration of evolution,” Nature 461, 733 (8 October 2009) | doi:10.1038/461733a.Are you surprised that evolutionary scientists will ridicule and repudiate Judeo-Christian tradition in the most scurrilous terms, then turn right around and embrace raw paganism? You shouldn’t be. They are fulfilling what Paul said happens when men forget God and reject His word (II Timothy 3). He warned that “all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, while evil people and imposters will go on from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.” (v. 12). Deceiving and being deceived. That just about sums it up. As GK Chesterton said, “When people stop believing in God, they don’t believe in nothing — they believe in anything.”(Visited 45 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
Brand South Africa partnered with Capricorn FM for the 9th annual youth seminar, which took place on 24 June.ABSA’s retail CEO, Jan Moganwa was the surprise motivational speaker (Image: Brand South Africa)Ntombi NtanziIn celebration of Youth Month, Brand South Africa in partnership with Capricorn FM hosted the 9th annual youth seminar at the Meropa Casino in Limpopo on Saturday 24 June 2017. The seminar saw over five hundred aspiring and well-established entrepreneurs attend the event to engage and exchange ideas on the latest global business trends and opportunities.The seminar was in line with Brand South Africa’s domestic objective to positively position the Nation Brand through business opportunities as well as celebrate Youth Month to drive nation pride in the business of tourism.“Brand South Africa’s involvement in the youth seminar provided an opportunity to share insights on perceptions of the country’s tourism offerings, which shape and impact directly on the overarching reputation of the country. A country’s reputation plays a key role in influencing tourists and visitors to the country”, said Ms Leigh-Gail Petersen, Brand South Africa’s Researcher.Influential speakers imparted business knowledge, experiences through presentations and panel discussions as well as an emphasis on the importance of young people playing their role in contributing to the country’s economy through authentically South African businesses.ABSA’s retail CEO, Jan Moganwa was the surprise motivational speaker that concluded the seminar and received a standing ovation, “success is not limited to a certain group of people”, said Mr Moganwa.Some social media conversations on the seminar included:#CapricornFmSeminarAfter the seminar I’m feeling more positive…Madikolo Travel and Tours is going to raise the Flag.— SirMogalza Ramoshaba (@SirMogalza) June 24, 2017Thank you @CapricornFM for the wonderful and Inspiring talks we had at the #CapricornFMSeminar Much Appreciated! ??— Kabelo S Komane ? (@kabelo_kayb) June 24, 2017‘If you want to go far, work with others’ #JanMoganwa #capricornfmseminar— (IG @HellenSeabi (@HellenSeabi) June 24, 2017For more information or to set up interviews, please contact:Ntombi NtanziTel: +27 11 712 5061Mobile: +27 (0) 81 704 1488Email: [email protected]
29 April 2014 A memorandum of understanding on science and technology co-operation was signed by South Africa’s Minister of Science and Technology, Derek Hanekom, and Ewon Ebin, the Malaysian Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI), the Department of Science and Technology said in a statement last week. “The agreement is aimed at enhancing socioeconomic development in both countries through STI co-operation, and will provide a tremendous opportunity for both countries to share knowledge and experience,” the department said. Hanekom said the agreement would strengthen human capital development through the initiation of joint research projects and programmes between role players in the science and technology communities of both countries. Ebin described the agreement as “a strategic first step in fostering a smart partnership between our countries, reinforcing our commitment to promoting and developing co-operation in the field of science and technology”. “It has created a win-win situation for Malaysia and South Africa in terms of human resource development, technological and research development, economic growth and advancing ICT,” he said.Economic transformation Malaysia has been successful in transforming its agriculture-based economy since its independence in 1957, the department said. Over the years, the emphasis has shifted from rubber, tin and palm oil, to biotechnology, nanotechnology, pharmaceuticals and other high-tech industries. It has given priority to information and communication technologies. South Africa is on a similar trajectory, as it moves from a resource-based to a knowledge-based economy, the department said. “Like South Africa, Malaysia is one of the most bio-diverse countries in the world. It is a leader in bio-prospecting, and has had some success in commercialising local research results, so there are opportunities for knowledge sharing in this area.” Both South Africa and Malaysia identified specific areas of co-operation for discussion at the first South Africa-Malaysian joint committee meeting in Pretoria last week. The meeting was aimed at developing an action plan for bilateral co-operation over the next two years. Areas of focus include Antarctic research, ICT, energy security, innovation for inclusive development, sustainable human settlements, innovation and commercialisation, astronomy and the bioeconomy. The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research’s Meraka Institute, a unit focused on ICT, and its Malaysian counterpart, MIMOS, also signed a memorandum of agreement last week. The co-operation between the two institutes will include exchange programmes related to technology development and commercialisation. SAinfo reporter