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Re: Fears and thoughts in South Africa

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This Thabo Bester escape from prison with the assistance of his Doctor girlfriend is something out of Hollywood. Glad they have apprehended in Tanzania.

Was watching earlier the oversight/parliamentary hearing of British based company G4S into the escape of Thabo Bester. Earlier Glynnis Breytenbach excuse the pun "took no prisoners" in her questioning. G4S trying to absolve themselves is laughable as they thought initially thought Bester committed suicide by burning himself. May that person whose corpse was found after the fire Rest In Peace.

Link to hearing.

www.youtube.com/live/CVd9chxf604
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Re: Fears and thoughts in South Africa

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I did post earlier that this is a must for a movie .

It's mind boggling the questions and virtually no answers, it's a real embarrassment the amount of people that were involved with this escape and death 💀 RIP who ever it was .

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Our power is off now for 4 1/2 hours plus water supply a problem.........

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Still fed up with planning our life around power outages and water shortages but the Monty Python team were clever ..

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Even if we recvd $1billion right now to fix all the problems it would still take at the least two years to come right. That being the nature of repairs, maintenance and construction projects.


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Don't worry - the Pres says he has realized Crime is a big problem :ohmy: :lol:

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Re: Re:Fears and thoughts in South Africa

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Surely journalists should be writing about the continued rot and corruption in the EC University where there have already been two murders of staff and attempted murders of the Chancellor and Deputy Chancellor.
Moreso if it's a large circulation weekend publication.

new.timeslive.co.za/articles/premium/bus...-for-rich-foreigners

This " playground scenario " is in the same province as the EC University .

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Re: Re:Fears and thoughts in South Africa

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK..................'" EVEN IF THEY HAVE OIL WELLS IN THEIR OWN BACKYARD "

UAE, South Africa seek to boost trade ties in energy, tourism
The country is the UAE’s second-largest trading partner in Africa, accounting for 8 per cent of total non-oil trade with the continent


BY KUDAKWASHE MUZORIWA
APRIL 20, 2023
UAE Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi.
The UAE and South Africa plan to boost trade and investment opportunities and promote growth in key sectors such as logistics, food production, tourism and energy.

Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Trade said the country is eager to build partnerships with like-minded nations that can catalyse growth, strengthen supply chains and create new pathways for investment.

South Africa is the UAE’s second-largest trading partner in Africa, accounting for 8 per cent of the Gulf state’s total non-oil trade with the continent. Al Zeyoudi said the Sub-Saharan African country has the potential to become an important partner in the UAE’s efforts to boost non-oil trade with the entire continent.

“Our investment community understands the scale of the opportunity in front of us, and we are ready to work in unison to support new industry sectors, strengthen south-south trade corridors and push our bilateral trade well beyond the $6.5bn we recorded in 2022,” he said.

The visit by the UAE delegation, which was led by Dr Al Zeyoudi, included meetings between the representatives of each nation’s private sector.


Power company AMEA signed an agreement with South African energy buyer Green Co and Standard Bank to finance AMEA’s strategic investments to help the Sub-Saharan African nation meet its growing demand for electricity.

Representatives of Masdar, M42, ADNOC Group, DP World, AMEA Power, Infinity Power and Kanoo Group were part of the UAE delegation.

UAE boosts trade relations
Meanwhile, the visit by the UAE delegation to South Africa comes as the country is seeking to deepen trade ties with fast-growing economies as it remodels itself as a global hub for business and finance beyond the Middle East.

UAE and South Africa trade talksSince 2021, the country has signed four trade agreements – with India, Israel, Indonesia and Turkiye – and has launched preliminary comprehensive economic partnership agreement (CEPA) talks with others including South Korea, Ukraine and Vietnam.

The negotiations are expected to lay the foundation for building a significant platform to future-proof economic and trade relations.

The GCC country’s trade ambitions are in line with the ‘We the UAE Vision 2031’, which aims to double the national economy from Dhs1.49tn to Dhs3tn, increase national non-oil exports to Dhs800bn and raise the value of the country’s foreign trade to Dhs4tn by 2031

The country’s trade in goods with the rest of the world hit $1.024tn in 2022 as the share of both exports and imports increased on the back of higher crude oil prices, according to the World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) Global Trade Outlook and Statistics Report 2022.

Read: UAE’s global merchandise trade exceeds $1tn in 2022
UAE CEPA agreement
The development of the country’s economic legislation, which enabled full foreign ownership of companies and significantly enhanced the ease of doing business, is reinforcing the country’s position as a global hub for trade and investment.

The UAE signed off on a free trade pact with Turkey in March. The trade deal is expected to more than double bilateral trade volumes between the two countries to anywhere between $40bn and $45bn within the next five years.

Read: UAE, Vietnam to launch free trade talks
India also signed a wide-ranging economic pact with the UAE, which is aimed at boosting trade and investment in February 2022. India’s exports to the Emirates include petroleum products, precious metals, gems and jewellery, and food items.

The country also signed an economic pact with Indonesia in July 2022 as the two countries seek to boost bilateral trade to more than $10bn by 2030. The Southeast Asia country sees its exports climbing 54 per cent over the next 10 years, as the deal erases as much as 94 per cent of existing tariffs.

The Gulf state plans to finalise a deal with Ukraine and Colombia in the future.

CEPA INVESTMENT SOUTH AFRICA TRADE
UAE booming tourism sector
TOURISM, UAE
Soaring tourism numbers bolster UAE’s economy
Poland
AVIATION
UAE’s flydubai expands network in Poland to three destinations


UAE, US explore investment opportunities with focus on clean tech startups
UAE and Japan discuss strengthening comprehensive strategic partnership

Emirates signs MoUs to boost tourism with Bahrain and Zambia

footnote................................

There are various options for investments as shown above and let's be honest, there is no reason to over-rate SA with it's current problems.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK..................

" BUT FLOGGING THE COUNTRY'S ASSETS AND TURNING IT INTO A PLAYGROUND FOR MONEYED FOREIGNERS IS TOO HIGH A PRICE TO PAY."

Well the foreigners that are already here have succeeded in turning it into ...................in the words of Donald Trump...................a S...H... COUNTRY.
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Re: Re:Fears and thoughts in South Africa

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.....so our ANC brightsparks suddenly make a plan and ride roughshod over immigration protocol and make an obscure Eastern Cape(former Ciskei) airport available to land 500+ of the UAE party and rumored trophy hunting in the region.....one has gotta wonder and ask who has influence in that area and has benefited personally from this not so publicized excursion.... :huh:

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Re: Re:Fears and thoughts in South Africa

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The calls that the Government make are mind boggling and their management of the country has been shocking 😪🤧

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Re: Re:Fears and thoughts in South Africa

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.....yeah the last time a smaller bunch of overseas travelers made use of a non-sanctioned international (air)port of entry ......that landing turned out to be chums that were connected to the government too....:S.....now a rather hush hush a 500+UAE trade delegation is rather covertly brought in to an obscure region without any pomp and ceremony and prior announcement heralding a great tourist coup for the country....but now the press propaganda coverup... long after the cat has been and seen ....and put back in the bag....:oops:

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