E-News Bulletin Friday, 29 June 2012
SA must redefine ICTs' - ANC discussing ICTs defined as basic utility
BY FARZANA RASOOL
ICTs should be defined as a basic utility like water and electricity, according to President Jacob Zuma.
Speaking at the 53rd ANC National Policy Conference this week, Zuma said SA needs to ensure ICT becomes an enabler in the country. “Every home should be able to have access to the electronic media.”
The discussion document on communications proposes that a single national ICT policy framework be developed. The Department of Communications (DOC) expects to conclude all the legislative requirements for developing a new integrated ICT policy by the end of next year.
The Dalai Lama consistently lied about his colloboration with the CIA
EDITED BY ZUO SHOU
BERLIN, June 26 (Xinhua) -- Despite his frequent claims of peace, the Dalai Lama knew much more about the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)'s support of Tibetan secessionists in the 1950s and 1960s than he admitted, Germany's Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper reported recently.
A report titled "Seemingly Sacred," which shed light on the relationship between the Dalai Lama and the CIA, said a shadow of violence falls on the divine king.
BY ROGER BURBACH
In Cuba change is in the air. But such change should not be read as an end to the revolution.
“The United States and the exile community are dead wrong if they think that regime change will take place at any time in the near future,” said Julio Diaz Vazquez, a professor at the Center for Investigations of the International Economy at the University of Havana.
Read report on: http://www.counterpunch.org/2012/06/27/cuba-a-society-in-motion/
A.N.C., Admitting Failures, Weighs How to Lift South Africans-Failure of Two Stage Theory of Revolution Pushed By SACP
During apartheid, in the coastal municipality of Overstrand, just east of Cape Town, whites lived in plush, seaside enclaves whereas blacks and mixed race people lived in ugly townships and shacks. Whites owned almost all the businesses, and had access to the best jobs, health care and schools.
Eighteen years after the end of apartheid, not much has changed, said Maurencia Gillion, a local politician who grew up and still lives in Overstrand.
Municipal Wage Curve victory! Labour Court sets record straight
SAMWU PRESS STATEMENT
The Labour Court matter concerning the Wage Curve for Local Government has gone in SAMWU’s favour. The issue decided by the court was whether fraudulent changes made by a SALGA (South African Local Government Association) official, Advocate Mzwanele Yawa, who without the Unions knowledge changed and signed an agreement at the conclusion of a week-long strike. The belief of the Unions that fraud was committed by the said official has now been vindicated by the court.
Read report on: http://www.cosatu.org.za/show.php?ID=6245
Mubarak's 300,000-strong army of thugs remains in business despite elections
BY ROBERT FISK
As millions of Egyptians turn their backs on the brave young revolutionaries of Tahrir Square, today is the day to remember old General Mohammed Neguib, who kicked off Egypt's first post-war revolution by plotting the overthrow of King Farouk almost exactly 60 years ago. He and his fellow Egyptian army officers had been debating whether to execute the obese Farouk or send him into exile. Nasser opted to shoot the monarch. Neguib asked for a vote.