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NEWSFLASH NEWS AGENCY 13 November 2 pm
Good afternoon, here is your Good News:
# Tourism minister Patricia de Lille will sign an agreement with Google, which will see the Ministry of Tourism and the digital platform collaborate on several areas of work. This is in line with the department’s work of enhancing the use of technology to market South Africa’s tourism offering. The department says the primary goal of the partnership is to harness Google’s technological expertise to support the ministry’s efforts in promoting the country as a prime tourist destination. The areas of collaboration include digital skills training, culture and heritage site promotion.
# Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture Zizi Kodwa has congratulated South Africans Trevor Noah, Tyla and Musa Keys for receiving Grammy nominations. Comedian and former Daily Show host Noah is up for the Best Comedy Album for his Netflix special, I Wish You Would. Twenty-one-year-old Tyla has been nominated for Best African Music Performance for her hit song Water, while Keys has also been nominated in the same category for his contribution to Davido’s track Unavailable. Kodwa says the three are great ambassadors of South Africa’s creative arts talent.
# Fame Week Africa is gearing up for its return to Cape Town from September 1 to 7 next year. The event, organised by RX Africa, promises a celebration of Africa’s talents in film, television, animation, and music, under the theme ‘Your Africa, Your Story.’ Attendees can expect enlightening content sessions from the Cape Town International Animation Festival, Muziki Africa, and MIP Africa, providing a platform for networking and pitching sessions. Furthermore, the After Dark events and the Fame Shorts Film Festival, will celebrate the vibrant world of African cinema.
# The Gauteng Provincial Legislature Initiation Coordinating Committee has resolved to extend the closing date of school initiation applications to next week Friday. To be registered, initiation school principals and initiation forums are required to submit a duly completed and signed application form, as well as all additional information requested must be provided in full. The committee’s spokesperson, Mluleki Ngomane, says all stakeholders must ensure the safety of all initiates by providing support to duly registered initiation schools:
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# And finally: Western Cape MEC of Infrastructure Tertuis Simmers recently handed over Slangrivier title deeds and 177 solar geyser panels to be installed at the Railton housing project in Swellenddam. The housing project is earmarked to yield 950 housing units, with 240 units expected to be handed over before March next year. Simmers says Railton is now one of the five projects in which the energy crisis mitigating initiative will be piloted once the solar geyser have been installed:
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