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South Africa commemorates the 50th anniversary of Human Rights Day

50th anniversary of Human Rights Day 16 March 2010 - As announced by President Jacob Zuma in his state of the nation address, South Africa will this year mark the 50th anniversary of Human Rights Day. In order to honour the 180 injured individuals and the 69 heroes and heroines who were killed during the protest, government has decided to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Sharpeville massacre on 21 March, Human Rights Day at Sharpeville Cricket Pitch next to George Thabe soccer stadium, Gauteng Province.

Bontle Ke Botho Awards ceremony

25 February 2010 - Following the nomination of two of Emfuleni Local Municipality’s wards to compete in the Provincial Bontle Ke Botho Clean and Green program, Councillors responsible for these Wards will now be receiving awards for keeping their environment clean. Ward 33 and 41 Councillors will receive the awards during a prize giving ceremony to be hosted by the Sedibeng District Municipality. Lesedi Local Municipality Ward Councillors will also receive awards at the ceremony.

Career Awareness Expo

Career Expo9 February 2010 - The Emfuleni Local Municipality will be holding a two day Career Expo as part of the Municipality’s effort to showcase the Libraries and Information Services (LIS) to the public. The Expo’s focus will be the provision of information that will empower and develop the Emfuleni community with career related information.

Vaal River floods update

5 February 2010 - Two more Vaal Dam sluice gates were closed today following a decrease in the water inflow into the dam. This brings the number of closed gates to ten since last week Friday. One more gate is expected to be closed tomorrow (Saturday 06/02) and there is a high possibility that another one could be closed on Sunday. The Vaal Dam is now 100-percent full.

Vaal River floods update

3 February 2010 - Another Vaal Dam sluice gate has been closed following a dramatic decrease in the water inflow into the dam. This brings the number of closed gates to seven since last week Friday. Four were closed yesterday. The Vaal Dam is now 103-percent full, which is six-percent less than the weekend level. This is attributed to the water inflow which has been on a decrease since Friday last week.

Vaal River floods update

 2 February 2010 - Two more Vaal Dam sluice gates were closed this morning following a decrease in the water inflow into the dam. This brings the number of closed gates to four since last week Friday. This has led to a decrease in the water flow into the Vaal River. Two more gates are expected to be closed this afternoon. 

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