Daily Archives: April 5, 2019

NetDragon signe un protocole d’entente sur l’enseignement numérique avec Global Rus Trade, de Russie, lors de la réunion de mi-parcours du conseil d’entreprise des BRICS

JOHANNESBURG, 5 avril 2019 /PRNewswire/ — NetDragon Websoft Holdings Limited (HKSE : 0777) (NetDragon), chef de file mondial dans la création de communautés Internet, a signé un protocole d’entente sur l’enseignement numérique avec la principale plateforme B2B russe de commerce électronique transfrontalier, Global Rus Trade, lors de la réunion de mi-parcours du conseil d’entreprise des BRICS, qui s’est tenue à Johannesburg (Afrique du Sud). Les 3 et 4 avril, la conférence a réuni des représentants du Brésil, de la Russie, de l’Inde, de la Chine et de l’Afrique du Sud (les « BRICS ») et de leurs établissements concernés, afin de renforcer les liens commerciaux, les échanges et les investissements au sein du regroupement des cinq nations.

NetDragon signed a memorandum of understanding with Global Rus Trade

Le protocole d’entente a pour but de mettre à profit les atouts technologiques et les ressources respectives des entreprises des deux pays et de promouvoir conjointement de telles pratiques de collaboration chez les autres BRICS. Parmi les principaux membres du groupe de travail sur l’économie numérique du conseil d’entreprise des BRICS, qui réunit des organisations commerciales de tous les pays membres pour une exploration approfondie de leur secteur d’activité, NetDragon était également invité à participer et partager son livre blanc, élaboré de façon indépendante et intitulé « White Paper on Education Technology in BRICS 2019 », qui apporte pour chaque pays une analyse des politiques actuelles en matière d’enseignement, de systèmes et de performances. « À l’avenir, NetDragon fera équipe avec d’autres entreprises membres pour mener conjointement des recherches sur l’enseignement et proposer des recommandations de planification pour les pays des BRICS », a déclaré Mo Junqi, vice-président de NetDragon, qui a assisté à la réunion à Johannesburg.

« En plus de collaborer étroitement avec les pays des BRICS, NetDragon a confirmé deux partenariats majeurs avec la Russie dans les domaines de l’enseignement intelligent au cours des deux dernières années, apportant ses produits dans plus de 20 000 salles de classe à travers le pays », a dit le Dr Xiong Li, PDG de NetDragon. « NetDragon saisit les opportunités gagnant-gagnant offertes par une mondialisation rapide et répond également à l’appel de l’initiative de la One Belt, One Road (la nouvelle route de la soie) ; il se trouve en première ligne en matière de coopération stratégique avec des pays de ce réseau historique comme la Serbie, le Myanmar et l’Égypte. En dernier lieu, et non le moindre, NetDragon lance plusieurs produits, plateformes et applications pédagogiques aux États-Unis, en Malaisie et dans d’autres pays, afin de mettre en place d’une offre solide de matériel, de logiciels et de contenus couvrant l’ensemble des groupes d’âge et des entreprises afin de répondre aux différents besoins éducatifs des utilisateurs à travers le monde. »

Mo Junqi, vice president of NetDragon gave a speech at BRICS Business Council's Digital Economy Working Group meeting

NetDragon a participé pour la première fois au conseil d’entreprise des BRICS en 2017 et est devenu membre du groupe de travail sur l’économie numérique en juillet 2018. En soutenant la coopération entre les pays des BRICS et les pays participant à l’initiative One Belt, One Road, NetDragon a vu ses activités à l’étranger prospérer et s’étendre davantage, pour toucher de nouvelles régions du monde. Cette coopération avec Global Rus Trade, en plus d’intensifier ses efforts en matière d’offre de services éducatifs numériques en Russie, sera également une étape importante pour NetDragon, qui continuera à mener à bien ses objectifs internationaux et ses capacités parmi les pays des BRICS et au-delà.

À propos de NetDragon

Depuis sa fondation en 1999, NetDragon Websoft Holdings Limited (HKSE : 0777) (NetDragon) est un chef de file mondial dans la création de communautés Internet. Entreprise de recherche et développement à la pointe de la technologie, intégrée verticalement, NetDragon a connu un grand succès, notamment grâce au développement de MMORPG phares comme Eudemons OnlineHeroes Evolved (auparavant : Calibur of Spirit) et Conquer Online. Elle a également créé le premier portail de jeux en ligne chinois, 17173.com, ainsi que la plateforme d’applications pour smartphones la plus influente, 91 Wireless, vendue en 2013 à Baidu, ce qui fut alors la plus importante transaction de fusion-acquisition par Internet en Chine. En tant que pionnier chinois en matière d’expansion à l’international, NetDragon a également exploité directement un certain nombre de jeux dans plus de 10 langues, depuis 2003.

Pour en savoir plus, veuillez consulter le site : www.netdragon.com.

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Macron Calls for Probe into French Role in Rwanda Genocide

PARIS French President Emmanuel Macron has ordered a government study into the country’s role in Rwanda before and during its 1994 genocide.

Macron met Friday with victims of the genocide, and a Rwandan group working to teach future generations about it.

Rwanda is this weekend marking the 25th anniversary of the start of the ethnic slaughter of some 800,000 people, mainly ethnic Tutsis.

Macron ordered a commission of researchers and historians to scour archives to analyze the role and involvement of France in Rwanda from 1990-1994. It is to produce conclusions within two years.

Critics say France was too supportive of Rwanda’s Hutu-led government whose supporters carried out the genocide, and that France turned a blind eye for too long.

France denies complicity, but has launched several investigations in recent years.

Source: Voice of America

Government commemorates 40th anniversary of execution of Solomon Mahlangu, 6 Apr

Government together with the Solomon Mahlangu family in company with the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) and the National Heritage Council (NHC) to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the late Solomon Kalushi Mahlangu on Saturday, 6 April 2019 under the theme The Fruits of Freedom on the 25th Anniversary of Democracy.

Government legislatures and the Mahlangu Family will take the 52 steps to the Gallows, as they observe the re-enactment of Solomon Mahlangu’s final moments before execution.

The year 2019 marks the 40th anniversary of the commemoration of the execution of 22 year old Umkhonto we Sizwe combatant, Solomon Kalushi Mahlangu, in recognition of his commitment to the struggle for liberation in South Africa and his unbreakable spirit.

Born on July 10, 1956, the second son of Martha Mahlangu and originally from Mpumalanga, although, he grew up in Pretoria. His mother a domestic worker took sole responsibility for his upbringing. Tried and convicted of two murders and three counts under the Terrorism Act, after being arrested in 1977 upon his return from Mozambique and Angola where he underwent training to assist in the student protests at the time.

He was hanged on 6 April in 1979.

Source: Government of South Africa

South Africa’s Xenophobic Violence Doesn’t Deter Desperate Migrants

JOHANNESBURG Three Mkhalipi brothers describe every day of their lives in South Africa as a struggle. But even in the midst of a recent swell in xenophobic violence, these Malawian nationals say they’d rather face danger here than hunger at home.

Last month, a mob in the coastal city of Durban attacked a group of largely undocumented Malawians, killing at least two people. It’s part of a continuous ebb and flow of anti-migrant violence in a nation widely seen as a beacon for intra-African migration.

The latest census estimates up to 100,000 Malawians live here. Many say a lack of opportunities at home gave them no choice but to seek greener pastures in South Africa.

The oldest brother, Kenneth, has been here for nearly a year, and says he gets two days off every month. The soft-spoken 32-year-old maize and peanut farmer, who works as a gardener, pockets about $200 a month, and says he sends almost all of it home to his wife and two children.

His brothers, Emmanuel and David, share a squalid flophouse in an impoverished Johannesburg township, and find gardening work and odd jobs where they can. David, who is 24, arrived less than a week ago, as the violence was still dominating headlines.

“I fear it,” he said. “I fear for my life.”

But his eldest brother says they have no choice.

No jobs in Malawi

“There are no jobs in Malawi,” Kenneth Mkhalipi said. “We’re just farming to find maybe money, fund this year, then we’re going to get money next year. So, it’s a problem for us to find money. That’s why we’re coming here.”

He says South Africans, who face a 26 percent unemployment rate, haven’t exactly been welcoming since he arrived, and have liberally shared their anti-foreigner views.

“Ah, you take our job here.'” he said. “‘On our own, we don’t have jobs, why do you? You are working here; you are enjoying hereAll foreigners, we don’t like all foreigners here,’ they say.”

The deadly attack in Durban has only raised tensions. South Africa’s government has taken steps to react to the surge in anti-foreigner violence. The nation’s foreign minister met with African ambassadors this week to chart a way forward.

Not about crime

Human rights campaigners dispute the government’s explanation that recent assaults are simply criminal elements attacking vulnerable people.

Tigere Chagutah, a southern Africa campaigner for rights group Amnesty International, said xenophobic violence has surged.

“In the last few weeks,” he added, “we’ve again seen a flaring up of xenophobic violence in South Africa, something we’ve gotten used to seeing particularly at a time like this, such as in the run-up to elections, when political leaders, traditional leaders tend to use inflammatory and such language to whip up xenophobic sentiment amongst the people of South Africa.”

Malawi’s government says it will repatriate more than 100 citizens affected by the Durban violence who wish to return home.

But if the Mkhalipi family is any indication, the violence isn’t deterring immigration.

And, despite the attacks, middle brother Emmanuel Mkhalipi is urging their youngest brother, who is just 18, to join them once he finishes school.

“I’m going to tell my brother, this is South Africa,” said 25-year-old Emmanuel, who lives in the Alexandra township, which this week saw violent protests over the government’s failure to provide basic services. “You must be careful, because this is Africa.”

The brothers say they shrug off the dangers and try to stay positive. Just a week ago, Kenneth Mkhalipi said he was chased through central Johannesburg by three men, who stole his bag and phone. But he remains upbeat.

A wide smile spread across his face as he described his plan for his next day off, in two weeks.

“I’ll go see my brothers,” he said.

Source: Voice of America

Public Works hosts Career Expo in Secunda, 9 Apr

Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi cordially invites you to a Career Expo in Secunda, in Mpumalanga province. The Expo will be held on Tuesday, 9 April 2019 at the Thomas Nhlabathi High School from 9h30 � 13h00. Mpumalanga MEC’s for Education and Public Works, Roads and Transport are expected to accompany the Minister during the event.

The purpose of the Expo is to expose and provide career guidance opportunities to grade 11 and 12 pupils to enable them to make informed career choices when they complete their matric and subsequently enrol for their tertiary education. The school was adopted by the National Department of Public Works and forms part of the Public Works Schools programme aimed at capacitating the built environment skills pipeline intervention and creation of an adequate scarce skills pool of learners to enable them to obtain built environment qualifications at the University.

The Expo targets learners from different schools in the Gert Sibande District Municipality. Learners will benefit from presentations delivered by Public Works officials and various stakeholders from institutions of higher learning, SETAs, private sector and Government departments who will share their expertise with the learners.

The expo will contribute in addressing the chronic shortage of scarce skills in the built industry through the nurturing, mentorship and development of young people to enable them to become fully fledged professionals.

The Minister and the MEC’s will interact with the learners and the media to highlight the significance of exposing young people to built industry career opportunities.

Your attendance will be highly appreciated.

Source: Government of South Africa