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first_img{loadposition tc}Click on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.» Download Buildings & Structures contact sheet (1.1MB) » Download full image library contact sheet (10.5MB) Johannesburg, Gauteng province: Baragwanath minibus taxi rank, Old Potchefstroom Road, Soweto. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Gauteng province: Frontview of the state-of-the-art Maropeng visitors’ centre at the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, which is famous for the wealth of early human fossils found there. Photo: MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Gauteng province: Frontview of the state-of-the-art Maropeng visitors’ centre at the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, which is famous for the wealth of early human fossils found there. Photo: MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Gauteng province:A home-made wind turbine on a smallholding in the Magaliesburg region. Photo: MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Gauteng province:A home-made wind turbine on a smallholding in the Magaliesburg region. Photo: MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Gauteng province: A home-made wind turbine on a smallholding in the Magaliesburg region. Photo: MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Cape Town, Western Cape province: The entrance to the Sea Point municipal swimming pool. Photo: Jeffrey Barbee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com Download hi-res image Cape Town, Western Cape province: Victorian building in Long Street. Photo: Jeffrey Barbee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com Download hi-res image Cape Town, Western Cape province: Art Deco building in Sea Point. Photo: Jeffrey Barbee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image BUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES 4: {loadposition bd}Having trouble downloading high-resolution images? Queries about the image library? Email Janine Erasmus at janinee@mediaclubsouthafrica.com.last_img read more

Nuclear power ‘will help cut emissions’

first_img20 February 2013 South Africa plans to expand its use of nuclear power in a safe and secure way as a key part of the country’s move towards a diversified, low-carbon energy mix, says Energy Minister Dipuo Peters. “If we are serious about diversification towards a low carbon economy, we cannot belittle the role that natural gas and nuclear power can play in the realisation of that 2030 low carbon energy vision,” Peters said at the Africa Energy Indaba in Johannesburg on Tuesday. South Africa’s Integrated Resources Plan (IRP) for 2010 to 2030, a 20-year projection on the country’s electricity supply and demand, envisages 9 600 MW of additional nuclear capacity by 2030. The plan is due to be reviewed soon.Fukushima nuclear accident The government was in the process of finalising the IRP when the Fukushima nuclear accident occurred in 2011. Following the accident, the National Nuclear Regulator (NNR) conducted safety re-assessments of the country’s existing installations, the Safari-1 research reactor in Pelindaba west of Pretoria, and the Koeberg nuclear power station in Cape Town. In June, the NNR announced that the country’s nuclear installations could withstand natural events. South Africa is a member of the International Atomic Energy Agency and had signed up for stress tests to ascertain whether its reactors were vulnerable to natural causes like tsunamis. Last week, the agency ended their peer review mission to South Africa – their first visit to a country with an existing nuclear programme. “We need to ensure that energy security is pursued as a catalyst for economic growth and prosperity throughout the continent,” Peters told the Energy Indaba on Tuesday.Renewable energy programme South Africa’s IRP also envisages about 42% of electricity generated in the country coming from renewable resources. The Department of Energy, under its renewable energy programme for independent power producers, last year selected bidders for a total of 2 614 MW of solar and wind energy to be added to the country’s power grid by 2016. Peters said the department was about to enter the next phase of the programme, which seeks to procure 3 625 MW of renewable energy in total. The minister added that her department had installed 335 000 solar water systems as it moved towards its target of 1-million by the end of 2014. Peters also spoke about the need to equip young people on the continent with knowledge and skills in science and engineering, and in the energy sector in particular. “Partners in the private sector should collaborate with government in finding solutions to address the brain drain,” she said. Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

PDP leader accuses BJP of ‘communalising’ Jammu

first_imgThe Bharatiya Janata Party’s ruling coalition partner, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Friday accused its ally of “communalising human rights and governance issues” in the Jammu region.“There is nothing right about the right wing. The outburst by so-called leaders of Jammu about certain measures to safeguard the tribal community is unwarranted and uncalled for. This follows the politicising of the probe into the rape and murder of eight-year-old Asifa,” said PDP leader Firdous Tak, also an MLC from Kishtwar in the Chenab Valley.Referring to the BJP’s stand on tribal rights over forest land, which the BJP is openly opposing, Mr. Tak said: “The majoritarian approach of pushing the minorities to the wall is not new in Jammu. The BJP is following the footprints of the Congress to represent the majority opinion.”Warning against playing communal politics, the MLC said: “Every time you [the BJP] play the communal card, you are hurting the constitutional mandate.”Tribal rights and the rape and murder of an eight-year-old nomad girl have had the two coalition partners pulling in different directions.Sources said that Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday refused to meet the BJP MLAs who are demanding that the rape case be handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation. Ms. Mufti’s stand has further soured relations.last_img read more

Rihanna wants to buy UK soccer club, consults Chelsea player Didier Drogba

first_imgRihanna wants to buy a UK soccer club.The 26-year-old singer is said to be “really serious” about setting up a sports academy in her native Barbados and then becoming a chairwoman or owner for a team in England, so much so she has been getting some advice from her friend, Chelsea player Didier Drogba.A source close to the Bajan beauty said: “At first we thought Rihanna’s desire to be involved with soccer on a business level would soon blow over.”We figured she was still on a high from the World Cup. But now it’s becoming clear she really is serious.”She’s talking about setting up a football academy in her native Barbados. Then her big dream is to be involved with a UK club.”While Rihanna has previously confessed to being a Liverpool fan, it is also thought the ‘S&M’ hitmaker could consider taking over a club in Los Angeles.RihannaThe source added to the Daily Star newspaper: “Britain is like a second home to her, although she’s also hinted she may do something with an LA team.”Rihanna was a big fan of the recent World Cup in Brazil over the summer and posted several pictures on Instagram page of herself supporting the home nation until they were ruthlessly dumped out of the competition 7-1 by Germany.The star then went on to support Germany in the final, which they won by overcoming Argentina with an extra-time winner from Mario Gotze.Rihanna is not the only big name star who has been interested in taking over a UK team as rapper Snoop Dogg previously admitted he was thinking about investing in Scottish champions Glasgow Celtic and P. Diddy was said to be in talks to buy Crystal Palace in 2010 because he likes their name.advertisementWhat’s more, Hollywood legend Tom Hanks is a big fan of English heavyweights Aston Villa, also because he is a fan of their moniker, and Sylvester Stallone has been to watch Everton on several occasions.last_img read more

Karbonn Aura 4G launched in India at Rs 5,290

first_imgKarbonn announced a new mid-ranged 4G VoLTE smartphone in India called Aura 4G. Karbonn aura 4G phone is launched in two brand new colour variants – Blue-Champagne and Coffee-Champagne. This 4G VoLTE smartphone is available at a price tag of Rs 5,290.In terms of specifications, the smartphone is quite appealing than many other phones at the similar price. Karbonn aura 4G features a 5-inch HD display and offers a resolution of 720×1280 pixels. The smartphone runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor.Also Read: TSMC begins A11 chip production, likely for iPhone 7s & iPhone 8This Karbonn phone packs 1GB of RAM which is further paired with an 8GB of internal storage. The storage space can be further expanded up to 32GB via a microSD card. On the camera front, the smartphone comes with an 8-megapixel camera on the rear panel which comes with LED flash option. On the front, the smartphone comes with a 5-megapixel camera.Karbonn Aura 4G also comes with several connectivity options like — 4G VoLTE connectivity, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, micro-USB, 3.5mm headphone jack, and GPS. Furthermore, the smartphone offers a decent battery backup with the 2150mAh battery.Back in March this year, Karbonn launched another smartphone under the similar price tag, called the Aura Sleek 4G. The smartphone lacks a bit on the camera front, and also on the battery set up when compared to the Aura 4G. In terms of specifications, the Aura Sleek 4G sports a 5-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 480×854 pixels. The smartphone is powered by a 1.25GHz quad-core processor. Furthermore, the device comes packed with 1MB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. The storage space can be expanded up to 32GB via a microSD card.advertisementAlso Read: CCI to probe Airtel, Vodafone for alleged unfair business ways against JioOn the camera front, the Karbonn Aura Sleek 4G packs a 5-megapixel camera on the rear panel, while on the front the device fits a 2-megapixel selfie shooter. the smartphone further runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Furthermore, the Aura Sleek 4G is backed by a 2000mAh non-removable battery. On the connectivity front, the smartphone includes several options like — Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, headphones, FM, and also 3G, 4G support.last_img read more