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Play Your Part / Sowetan Dialogues comes to Mmabatho

first_imgBrand South Africa is continuing with its Play Your Part / Sowetan Dialogues, with the latest in the series to be held in Mafikeng in the North West province on 26 March.Titled ‘Celebrating Human Rights Day: Does the Bill of Rights work for you?’, the dialogue will take place at the Mmabatho Civic Centre from 6pm until 8.45pm. This public dialogue forms part of a six part dialogue series aimed at promoting the pillars of South Africa’s National Development Plan, as well as to promote civic pride.Human Rights Day in South Africa is linked with 21 March 1960, and the events that took place in Sharpeville, when 69 people died and 180 were wounded when police fired on a peaceful crowd that had gathered to protest against the Pass laws.According to the Parliament of South Africa, Human rights are rights that everyone should have simply because they are humans, but human rights are also a product of historical and social situations. In 1948, the United Nations defined 30 articles of human rights in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The United Nations succeeded the League of Nations, and the Universal Declaration is one of its crucial platforms.It founds universal human rights on the basis of freedom, justice, and peace. South Africa supports the Universal Declaration, and we have included many of its precepts in our own Bill of Rights, Chapter 2 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996.“Just as the Constitution is our supreme law, and no laws may be passed that go against it, the Bill of Rights is the cornerstone of democracy in South Africa. The Bill of Rights also comprehensively addresses South Africa’s history of colonialism, slavery and apartheid. The Bill of Rights embeds the rights of all people in our country in an enduring affirmation of the democratic values of human dignity, equality and freedom.”The Dialogue provides members of the audience with a chance to respond, as well as put forward their views on the topics raised in the President’s State of the Nation address, as well as put forward ideas on how ordinary South Africans can Play their Part to realise their desires and ensure that the government’s plans for their communities are carried out.The facilitator at the event will be Botho Masigo from Mafikeng FM, and speakers include advocate Lawrence Mushwana, currently chairperson of the South African Human Rights Commission and previously the Public Protector from 2002 to 2009; Tiseke Kasambala, southern Africa director of Human Rights Watch; advocate Pansy Tlakula, chairperson of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC); and Folusho Mvubu, director of Service Delivery Improvement Support at the Department of Public Service and Administration.last_img read more

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Will Nevada be the next state to legalize self-driving cars?

first_imgBreak the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and… Tags:#Autonomous car#driverless#driverless cars#featured#Lyft#Nevada#ridesharing#Self-Driving#top#Uber Related Posts Nevada could be the next state to legalize self-driving cars on public roads, if a draft bill from the Governor’s Office of Economic Development is passed by the legislature.The bill, titled AB69, looks to update the current driving and traffic laws, to allow driverless vehicles, drones, and shuttles onto the roads. It would let personal and commercial cars use the technology, opening the door for taxi and ridesharing firms.See Also: Really? A 50-year ban to self-driving cars in New York?Steve Hill, director of the economic development office, said the bill, if passed, will keep Nevada on the “cutting edge of the autonomous industry.” Early legalization could entice autonomous vehicle developers, like Google and Uber, to test in the state.To start, Nevada would push the Department of Motor Vehicles and other regulators to adopt the new laws. From there, the state would push an extensive infrastructure campaign to fit roads and highways with wireless sensors, which communicate with the autonomous vehicles and relay data back to smart city planners.Nevada law has moved quicklyNevada has been one of several locations in the U.S. that has pushed progressive self-driving laws through the legislature, but most of the deregulation has focused on controlled tests. Opening the roads to autonomous cars is another step entirely.It is not the first state to legalize self-driving cars though, that award goes to Michigan, which passed a bill legalizing level 4 autonomous vehicles on public roads. Arizona has also made significant moves, allowing Uber to test its autonomous taxis in the state.The move to legalize self-driving cars does not necessarily mean we’re close to a fully driverless future. Some experts think it could be a decade before 25 percent of all cars on the road are autonomous, and that’s not including the possible disasters along the way. For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In…center_img 5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle… IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A… David Currylast_img read more

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