Rondina admits UST lacked composure in 5-set loss to DLSU

first_imgAnd she’s just getting started.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak After that little spurt, UST would then give up three straight points due to errors for a 13-8 La Salle lead.Tin Tiamzon then, put the Lady Spikers on match point, 14-8, before a team block against Rondina sealed the win.READ: ‘Before there was Alyssa, now there’s Rondina’Rondina scored a game-high 28 points and the energetic Cebuana said all her efforts, despite going down the drain following the loss, were for UST.“What I did, I did it for UST,” said Rondina who is in her fourth year in the league. “I wanted to prove this since my first year because when I got to UST I said that I won’t ever let the school down.”ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Gassiev knocks out Dorticos in cruiserweight unification bout LATEST STORIES MOST READ Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed READ: La Salle outlasts UST in thrillerCherry Rondina said UST failed to display the composure needed to take the win in such a closely-contested game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“We need that attitude where we would really want to win the game especially if it was that close,” said Rondina in Filipino.When La Salle raced to a 10-5 lead in the fifth set, UST answered with three straight points to cut the lead to 10-8 but that proved to be the Golden Tigresses’ last hoorah. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER/netFor all the guts and determination University of Santo Tomas showed in its five-set match against De La Salle, it still wasn’t enough as the defending champion still walked out of Mall of Asia Arena with the victory.The Golden Tigresses managed to push the Lady Spikers to their limits in their epic five-setter in the opening day of the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament but La Salle ultimately held on for a 25-20, 17-25, 25-22, 15-25, 15-8 victory.ADVERTISEMENT Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View commentslast_img read more

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Carry out proper needs assessment for Venezuelan migrants – former Foreign Minister recommends

first_imgGiven the recent influx of Venezuelans into Guyana, a recommendation is being made to have Government provide more human and financial support to these individuals.Former Foreign Affairs Minister, Dr Henry JeffreyFormer Foreign Affairs Minister, Dr Henry Jeffrey believes that the situation regarding the migration of these foreign nationals could be better managed.However, he said that a proper needs assessment should be carried out to determine the priority, so as to ensure that a proper response to the situation is implemented.“From my understanding, they are setting up some sort of camps for these people. But from the little that I saw, they are asking for more resources. And Central (Government) should provide human and financial (resources) . I don’t think there is an immediate need to move them out,” he added.Dr Jeffrey was referring to Government’s move to build a humanitarian centre for these migrants in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam). However, the Regional Chairman of Region One (Barima-Waini), Bretnol Ashley said if a centre was built in his region, it would give both the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) and the Central Government a better opportunity to monitor what these persons were actually doing.A recent statement from the Ministry of the Presidency (MoTP) has outlined that instead of donating directly to the migrants, all donations should be sent to the Civil Defence Commission (CDC). While Ashley does not have an issue with this, he said representation from the region was imperative, so that the needs of those migrants could be properly met.The Chairman had also stressed the lack of resources, adding that shortages of drugs and other medical supplies continued to plague the region as a result of the large number of Venezuelans.Security concernsRegion One Chairman Bretnol AshleyWhile security remains a major concern for residents in those regions, Dr Jeffrey believes that the joint forces should respond to those concerns and Government must play a larger role in ensuring that any illegal practice being perpetrated by the foreigners was halted.Asked whether he thinks this influx of Venezuelans will help to increase the number of people from the notorious Sindicato gang in Guyana, the former Foreign Minister said it was most likely to happen given the current circumstances in neighbouring Venezuela.“As more people come, you will have more of that and the fact that we have been talking about opening up the Essequibo means that you need a better security arrangement, one that is stable. That was always going to be a problem, since talks started on building road from Lethem. Where you have people go, you have criminals go too. And with the number of Venezuelans coming here, you’ll have more of them coming too,” he pointed out.The Region One Chairman has already called on Government to heighten security patrols at the country’s borders since a number of threats were recently made.He warned that the threats should be taken seriously by the country’s security forces, declaring that his RDC (was very concerned with these threats, expressing the view that he believes that the Venezuelans would act on those threats and as such, all stops should be pulled out to ensure that Guyana could effectively defend itself.“Government and residents must recognise that because of Venezuela’s grave economic challenges, they are evidently desperate. We have heard that there is a plan to hijack the ferry and this resulted in the ferry having to be escorted into here a few weeks ago, because there were reports that the Sindicatos were planning an attack,” the Regional Chairman stressed.He stressed that the number of migrants continues to increase while pointing out the need for a holistic response by the Government to alleviate a number of fears and concerns.Government had stated last week that the number of documented Venezuelan migrants in Guyana stands at 3868. But Ashley thinks that the number is much higher, and is, therefore, calling for there to be a greater presence of immigration officials to improve documentation.This newspaper was told that while there are small numbers in the highly populated villages within Region One, other locations have also seen a steady rise in the number of migrants. Last year, statistics showed pockets of 40-100, with White Water having probably the largest number.last_img read more

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Importance of NIS must not be overlooked – FITUG

first_imgThe National Insurance Scheme (NIS) represents an important pillar of support during the time of need and retirement for the working class, since it has assisted in providing sustenance during difficult times, and, therefore, the importance of the NIS must not be overlooked.NIS BuildingThis is according to the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Guyana (FITUG), which on Monday commended NIS on 50 years of service.FITUG noted that NIS represents and provides support during the time of need for past or present workers, since it has provided some degree of comfort to workers during their golden years.FITUG elaborated that NIS’ Golden Anniversary comes at a time when the trade union movement commemorates the centennial anniversary of the nation’s first trade union organisation and it is a remarkable achievement as the nation has the distinction of establishing the first workers’ organisation in the then British Colonial Empire.“We draw this reference to point out that the call for the establishment of a Scheme similar to the NIS emanated from the trade union movement. History has recorded that at the first conference of Regional Trade Union Leaders held in January 1926 at the Public Building, leaders of the movement called on their respective Governments to establish social security schemes. Indeed, it is to the credit of the movement and the forward-thinking outlook of leaders that today we commemorate the Scheme’s golden jubilee.”It was also revealed that the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) has faced challenges and difficulties since the recent actuarial report does not paint a blissful picture.FITUG stressed that it is most depressing and causes a great deal of worry and anxiety since the actuaries have recommended several painful measures which need to be considered against the contemporary context of Guyana. The Federation had expressed its views on the suggestions proffered, pointing out that they are not in the interest of the Guyanese working people who stand to be deleteriously affected.It was noted that the NIS remains, practically, the only contributory pension scheme for a large number of Guyanese and, therefore, the long-term survival and sustenance of the Scheme is not a question. There must be an unequivocal statement for its continuance, and all measures to ensure such possibilities should not be disregarded but pursued.On Tuesday last NIS unveiled a commemorative stamp to mark its 50 years of service to the citizens of Guyana during a simple ceremony at the Umana Yana, where the agency’s long-standing service to Guyana and the significance of its existence for the past years were praised.last_img read more

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Severed cable takes out area AT&T service

first_imgBy Larry Altman STAFF WRITER A severed fiber-optic cable left thousands of AT&T customers in south Torrance and Lomita without telephone service and it could be several days before crews restore the lines, officials said Tuesday. The outage began about 11a.m. Monday when a construction crew cut a “significant fiber line” in the ground, AT&T spokesman Geoff Mordock said. “These guys are working tirelessly,” Mordock said. “It’s one of the top priorities.” Hospital spokeswoman Kelly Curtis said the medical building was not affected, but a hospital warehouse on Telo Avenue was without phone service. Wood Elementary School at 2250 W. 235th St. was the only Torrance Unified School District campus to lose service. District administrators kept in touch with the principal on his cellular telephone. Torrance resident Mario Oliveros, who lives in the 23900block of Arlington Avenue, said he called AT&T and was told he won’t have service until next Monday. He is without telephone and Internet service. He had to seek out a wireless Internet connection to conduct his online banking. Otherwise, he is making do. “It’s OK right now because we have cell phones,” Oliveros said. “It’s a small inconvenience. I’m just a bit upset because it will take a whole week.” Torrance police and firefighters, along with Lomita sheriff’s deputies, said they were handling business as usual because most people have access to cellular telephones for an emergency. On Friday, a construction crew severed a fiber-optic cable in El Segundo, interrupting hundreds of thousands of telephone calls and causing e-mail and Internet problems across the South Bay. Customers in Torrance, the beach cities and on the Palos Verdes Peninsula were affected for about eight hours. larry.altman@dailybreeze.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Although some residents said they were told it could take until next Monday to restore the 2,000 lines, Mordock said the telephone company hopes it will only be a couple of days. “It’s a very complex situation,” Mordock said. “We have crews working around the clock. There is a team dedicated to restore service.” Mordock did not know the exact location where the damage occurred. The affected area primarily was about 11/4 mile south of Torrance Memorial Medical Center on Lomita Boulevard. Mordock said repairs were slowly restoring phone lines. last_img read more

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This is how Costa, Sanchez and other great players will look in 20 years

first_imgWe’re sorry if the pictures in the video above will give you nightmares.But using futureself.orange.com, we wanted to see how some of the world’s best footballers will look in 20 years time.So watch to see the likes of Messi, Sanchez and Ronaldo, while there’s an argument that there is not too much difference in Chelsea striker Diego Costa’s appearance.Check out and subscribe for free to the talkSPORT YouTube channel for more videos.last_img

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Second bear sighting of spring in Conejo Valley

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsSheriff’s Capt. Ron Nelson said it was probably not the same bear that was seen near Westlake High and tranquilized at a Newbury Park Target at the end of April. That bear was taken to a remote spot in the Los Padres National Forest above Ojai. In May 2004, a bear was found roaming from yard to yard, climbing trees and lounging in a Jacuzzi in Agoura Hills. In August 2004, another bear was found in a Thousand Oaks garage near the Route 23 Freeway and the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. In those two cases, state Department of Fish and Game officers tranquilized the bears and took them to the Los Padres National Forest. Fish and Game spokesman Steve Martarano said the bears seen recently might be coming into the Ventura County area through the Simi Hills via a wildlife corridor in the Santa Susana Pass area at the eastern end of Simi Valley. eric.leach@dailynews.com OAK PARK – Bear sightings that were rare for decades in the Conejo Valley area are becoming almost commonplace. Apparently the same bear spotted over the weekend in the Thousand Oaks-Oak Park area was seen again Monday morning crossing Kanan Road, one of the community’s busiest streets, police said. This is believed to be the fourth California black bear seen in the area since 2004 and the second this spring. The first was spotted April 27 near Westlake High School. Officials from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department and the California Department of Fish and Game were searching for the animal Monday. (805) 583-7602160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Tottenham vs Cardiff: Premier League preview and confirmed line-ups

first_imgConfirmed line-upsTottenham: Lloris (C), Trippier, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Rose, Dier, Winks, Sissoko, Lucas, Son, KaneCardiff: Etheridge; Manga, Morrison, Bamba, Bennett; Camarasa, Arter, Ralls, Hoilett; Paterson; Murphy REAL DEAL shining 4 Latest Premier League News silverware Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT 4 4 REVEALED Neil Warnock (Cardiff): “Vincent (Tan) is as difficult as any owner but his heart is in the right place and he wants to do well.“If the time came when he felt someone would be a better option I wouldn’t have a problem with that.“If we don’t get results, no doubt it will become someone else’s problem.“What’s the worst scenario? I could go away with (wife) Sharon to Italy or somewhere and have a nice, relaxed Christmas.” Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? What are the managers saying?Mauricio Pochettino (Tottenham): “In the Premier League there are no easy games. Everyone can think the motivation to play against Barcelona and it looks like we are going to play Saturday and it will be an easy game.“For me it’s the opposite. The most difficult game is the game that everyone believes outside of the team that you must win. For us it’s so important to be motivated in the same level. If not we are going to struggle.” Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Tottenham Hotspur star Harry Kane celebrates scoring against Barcelona. deals huge blow Tottenham Hotspur will be hoping to bounce back from their 4-2 defeat at the hands of Barcelona when they face Cardiff in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.Spurs, though, with their depleted squad are set for a tough match as their opponents target their first league victory of the campaign. Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card gameday cracker tense Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars no dice REVEALED 4 Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star Jan Vertonghen suffered a hamstring injury against Huddersfield Town Bluebirds’ boss Neil Warnock has admitted he could be sacked due to the club’s winless run but an afternoon in west London could be the perfect remedy as his opposite number struggles to find fit players. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Team newsPochettino confirmed Tottenham will have none of their injured superstars back for the Premier League game. This means Jan Vertonghen, Mousa Dembele, Dele Alli, Serge Aurier, and Christian Eriksen remain out. Georges-Kevin Nkoudou and Juan Foyth are available having been ineligible for the Barcelona defeat.Cardiff have Junior Hoilett back after an illness kept him out of the match with Burnley but Aron Gunnarsson is still out with a knee problem.last_img read more

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THE BEST WEDDING PRESENT EVER AS MISSING FREDDIE THE PUG IS FOUND!

first_imgHappy couple Kevin and Laura McDaid recently had the most perfect wedding.Kevin and Laura on their wedding down – without Freddie the Pug!But there was one very special guest missing from the nuptials.As they walked down the aisle, they couldn’t help thinking of their beloved pet dog Freddie who went missing just days before the ceremony. Freddie, a black pug, had vanished from outside the couple’s home in Letterkenny on May 25th last.And despite a massive search and exhausting every avenue looking for Freddie, loving Kevin and Laura had resigned themselves to the fact that they may never see Freddie again.The couple married at St Eunan’s Cathedral and then had the most amazing wedding with 400 guests at the Mount Errigal Hotel on June 14th.They went on honeymoon with Freddie still in the backs of their minds. However while the well-known DJs soaked up the sun and their first days as Mr and Mrs, a lot of work was going on in the background.Unbeknown to them, a dog matching Freddie’s description had been found at a market in Cavan.Save some cake for me! Freddie is home even if he did miss the big wedding!A couple got in contact with a friend of Laura and despite a Skype call, friends of Laura and Kevin could not be 100% sure it was him.In stepped Donegal Pet Rescue who loaned Kevin’s brother Brian their Microchip Scanner to check if it was indeed Freddie.And two hours later Freddie’s true identity was confirmed. Kevin and Laura were told the brilliant news with just a couple of days left of their honeymoon.There were truly emotional scenes when the happy couple were reunited with their “baby.”Laura said “We had the most amazing wedding and everyone was so good to us.“But as much as we tried we couldn’t help but think of what happened to Freddie and where he was. “We can’t even describe how we felt when we got the call that Freddie was safe and coming home. We were speechless.“Our life together is now just perfect – now that Freddie is back.”THE BEST WEDDING PRESENT EVER AS MISSING FREDDIE THE PUG IS FOUND! was last modified: July 15th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:DOGDonegal Pet RescueFReddieKevin McDaidLaura McDaidletterkennyPuglast_img read more

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Picture Special: Proud moments at the Finn Valley College Prize Giving

first_imgFinn Valley College held its annual Awards Ceremony last Thursday, 24th May with special guests and special moments for all the students and staff. This ceremony is one of the highlights of our school year where staff take the opportunity to acknowledge the efforts and achievements of the students in the same academic year.Guest of Honour on the night was Dr Martin Gormley, Co. Donegal ETB Director of Schools. Martin gave a very inspirational speech where he advised students to stay grounded and study hard as no matter what path you choose in life education is the gateway to all career opportunities.Guests were treated to some beautiful music by our school choir led by Mr Godliman and Miss Mc Cafferty, while Ms Ashlean McGeehan was MC on the night. A wonderful night was had by all, with teachers saying they are extremely proud of the many talents and successes of their students.Congratulations to all the students who were nominated and received awards. As there were so many awards presented and too many to mention the overall and individual awards were presented to:Junior Male Student of the Year Student of – Jason PattonJunior Female Student of the Year – Aisling DavisMale Senior Student of the Year – Matthew FloydFemale Senior Student of the Year – Chloe IrwinPast Pupil Award – Meghan WaldenCaretaker’s Award – Lucia TothovaExcellence in Drama – Logic Cech and Gloria D’OlympioArt – Texaco Children’s Competition – Lauren O’DonnellGirls Active – Lily Corry and Meghan WaldenMinor Female Sportsperson – Codie WalshMinor Male Sportsperson – James DohertyJunior Female Sportsperson – Caitlin Mc NultyJunior Male Sportsperson- Caolan Mc ClintockSenior Female Sportsperson – Meghan WaldenSenior Male Sportsperson- Darragh GallagherPLC Female Sportsperson – Truda Mc DaidPLC Male Sportsperson – Conor ScanlonStudents also received awards for a wide variety of other co-curricular and extra-curricular activities such as Health Promoting Schools, Enterprise, School Bank, Gaisce, Training in Tourism, Gaelic, Girls Active, School Ambassadors, Student Council etc. Congratulations again to all those who were nominated for awards and to all the award winners. See photos from the event in our gallery below:Thanks to Una and staff for the lovely foodStudents who entertained the crowd at the ceremonyStudent of the Year award winners Matthew Floyd, Jason Patton, Mr. Alan Thompson, Dr. Martin Gormley, Aisling Davis, Chloe Irwin and Ms. Vivienne MerrittStudent Council who were recognised for their efforts with Mr. Padraig DugganSports Award recipients with Ms. Kathleen Boland, Mr. Alan Thompson, Dr. Martin Gormley and Mr. Patrick McDaidHealth promotion team with their teacher Ms. Claire McGranaghanHE craft projects on displayGaisce award recipients with Ms. Bernie Summerville, Mr. Alan Thompson, Dr. Martin Gormley, Ms. Vivienne Merritt, Ms. Kathleen Boland and Ms. Imelda CollumFull attendance award recipientsDr. Martin Gormley addressing the prizewinnersCreativity on showBeth McCrory and her parents receiving a cheque from school fundraiser for St. Lukes WardBest Student of the Class award with Ms. katheen Boland, Mr. Alan Thompson, guest speaker Dr. Martin Gornley and parents Association representative Ms. Vivienne MerrittArt and Drama award recipients with invited guests and teachersThe School Choir entertaining usSports Award recipients with Ms. Kathleen Boland, Mr. Alan Thompson, Dr. Martin Gormley and Mr. Patrick McDaid Health promotion team with their teacher Ms. Claire McGranaghanFull attendance award recipientsBeth McCrory and her parents receiving a cheque from school fundraiser for St. Lukes WardArt and Drama award recipients with invited guests and teachersStudent Council who were recognised for their efforts with Mr. Padraig Duggan Picture Special: Proud moments at the Finn Valley College Prize Giving was last modified: May 13th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:awards nightFinn Valley CollegePrize-givinglast_img read more

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The rise of South African-Angolan relations

first_imgRelations between South Africa and Angola were tense in the past, but in recent years, the two countries have grown closer and even collaborate on a number of social and economic ventures. Pictured here is President Jacob Zuma with Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos in Luanda last August. (Image: GCIS)• Cooperation, trade and education key to Africa’s success – Coleman • Research reveals Kenyan, Nigerian views of South Africa • Liberian entrepreneurs build South African networks • Join the 2014 South African Competitiveness Forum• Africa’s resources key to unlocking its wealth Shamin ChibbaBrand South Africa’s dialogue on “Active Citizenship in Building Competitive African Nation Brands”, to be held this Friday, is focusing on South African-Angolan relations in particular, prompting a look at how the two countries have been building their partnership in recent years.Past relations between South Africa and Angola were frosty: first, the apartheid government backed the Angolan opposition movement, National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (Unita); then, Thabo Mbeki did not improve matters when, as president, he called for negotiations instead of military solutions to end Angola’s civil war.But the thaw started at the turn of the millennium. Ties between the two countries began taking shape in November 2000, when an agreement establishing economic, scientific, cultural, social and cultural collaboration led to the founding of the South Africa-Angola Joint Commission for Co-operation (JCC). The first JCC meeting took place in Pretoria on 28 February 2003. Still, the partnership did not amount to anything substantial.This changed in 2009, when Jacob Zuma chose Angola for his first state visit as South Africa’s president. He met President Jose Eduardo Dos Santos in Luanda, starting an economic partnership that resulted in agreements on air services and diplomatic consultation as well as memoranda on trade, industry, commerce, housing, and sport and recreation.At the time, the Mail & Guardian opined that Zuma was “seeking rapprochement”, saying Angola was an increasingly important player in Africa. In the same year, Angolan exports to South Africa amounted to almost R12-billion (about $1-billion) while South African exports to Angola amounted to R5.5-billion.Dos Santos visited South Africa in December 2010, signing five bilateral agreements on public works, infrastructure development, telecommunications and information technologies, as well as a Declaration of Intent on the use of financial facilities. By 2013, the two countries had signed over 22 bilateral agreements across a wide range or sectors, including trade and industry, energy, science and technology, and sport.Angola’s large oil reserves make the country the third largest economy in Africa. It became South Africa’s biggest trading partner on the continent in 2012 with total South African imports amounting to R23-billion and exports at R8.7-billion. South African private companies have also been active in Angola, with some of the more notable names being Nampak Bevcan, Standard Bank, Barloworld, Shoprite and Hollard.This came about after 250 South African companies banded together to form the South Africa-Angola Chamber of Commerce in 2003. They were attracted to the Angolan market following the death of Unita rebel leader Jonas Savimbi, which brought the 27-year civil war to a standstill. The chamber advises South Africa-based companies on how to enter and operate successfully in the Angolan market. Brand South Africa will host its second South African Competitiveness Forum in Johannesburg on 4 and 5 November 2014 under the theme “Active Citizenship and its Role in Changing the South African Brand Reality”. Top minds from business, the government, civil society and the academic world will gather to discuss the nation’s position in the world, and uncover ways to give South Africa a competitive edge on the global stage. Click here to find out more. Follow the conversation on Twitter via #CompetitiveSA.last_img read more

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