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President Jacobs Zuma said during the ruling African National Congress’ centenary celebrations in Bloemfontein, it was the right moment to pause and ponder the future of South Africa and of the ANC over the next 100 years.President Jacob Zuma. (Image: R News)Brand South Africa reporterSouth African President Jacob Zuma, addressing thousands of supporters during the ruling African National Congress’ (ANC’s) centenary celebrations in Bloemfontein on Sunday, said the party, and the country, had to face up to the “triple challenge” of unemployment, poverty and inequality.Addressing a packed Free State Stadium, Zuma said it was the right moment to pause and ponder the future of South Africa and of the ANC over the next 100 years.“Principally, Africans, women and youth continue to carry a disproportionate burden of the challenges,” Zuma said.“Over the next decade, both the ANC and all organs of state shall pay a single-minded and undivided attention in order to overcome these triple challenges.”Zuma added that the country’s education and training system should be the cornerstone of all efforts to radically transform South Africa and build a truly non-racial, non-sexist, democratic, united and prosperous society.He said that the difficult questions about the future of the country had to be asked and answered.“As we move into the future, we shall invest hugely in, and elevate the importance of, theoretical and ideological work, as well as a scientific approach to analysing and solving society’s problems.“During this year, 2012, our nation must renew our determination to build a South Africa founded on the principles of the Freedom Charter and our democratic Constitution. We must bring new energy and new ideas into the kind of society we want to build over the next few decades.”Zuma called on all South Africans to work with the ANC to make the dream of a united, democratic, non-racial, non-sexist and prosperous South Africa a reality “in our lifetime”.Source: South African Government News AgencyWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.
The district administration of Meerut has finally started work on a project involving removal of 2,500 trees to expand and pave a concrete pathway for the kanwariyas (pilgrims who go to the Ganga to collect holy water) in the district. The tree-cutting commenced on Friday. Officials said traffic on the Delhi-Meerut-Haridwar highway will not be affected during the kanwariya pilgrimage once the pathway is complete. “The proposal was an old one which got stuck due to objection from the local Forest department. District Magistrate Anil Dhingra sorted out the matter with the Forest Secretary,” said a senior district official. The proposal involves expansion of 108-km pathway, starting from Muradnagar till Purqazi in Muzaffarnagar. The width of the road is likely to be expanded by 7.5 metres.
The Sourav Ganguly-led technical committee of BCCI on Tuesday outlined for major structural changes in the elite domestic tournament, the Ranji Trophy.The committee even recommended doing away with the Elite and Plate divisions.The technical committee, that met at the BCCI headquarters at the Cricket Centre in Mumbai discussed the issue for over two hours and opined that the Elite and Plate groups be replaced by three groups of nine teams each.”We have recommended two major changes in the Ranji Trophy format. There will be nine teams in three groups — A, B and C. Each team will play eight matches in the league stage and there will be promotion and relegation,” Ganguly told reporters after the meeting.”The changes will make the competition even and each team will play a few more matches. But all these are recommendations and the BCCI working committee will take the final decision,” he added.Each team will play eight matches at the league stage. Three teams each from groups A and B and two from group C will qualify for the knockout phase.The committee also proposed that quarterfinals, semifinals and the final should be five-day affairs. According to the current format only the final is a five-day affair.If in the knock-out phase, a result on first innings is not obtained at the end of the fifth day, then the match will be extended into a sixth day. If there is no outcome on first innings even at the end of the sixth day, then the winner will be decided on the spin of a coin.advertisementFor an outright win, teams will get six points. A bonus win – by an innings or by 10 wickets — will fetch teams one bonus point. If the teams are tied on both innings then they would get three points each.A first innings lead but no outright win will fetch a team three points while loss on first innings will get a team one point. Tie on first innings without outright result will give teams one point each.The committee also outlined the order in which the domestic season will proceed with Duleep Trophy being played first.The order – Duleep Trophy, Challenger Trophy, Ranji Trophy, Irani Cup, Vijay Hazare Trophy, Deodhar Trophy and Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. There will be two Irani Cup games from the 2012-13 season.The committee also made changes in the playing condition in domestic limited-over games. It felt that a bowler should be permitted a maximum of twelve overs per match and two bouncers per over. There will be no change in the prevalent rule pertaining to the number of fielders allowed outside the thirty-yard circle in non-Powerplay overs.Ranji Trophy – Points systemOutright win6 pointsInnings win / win by ten wickets1 bonus pointTie on both innings3 points each1st Innings lead but no outright win3 pointsLoss on 1st innings1 pointTie on 1st innings without outright result1 point eachOutright lossNil1st innings results not achieved, with or without weather interference1 point each