Airport Authority Commission Elects Pasadena’s Ross Selvidge as President

first_img Make a comment Ross Selvidge, Ph.D.The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority, owner and operator of Hollywood Burbank Airport, has elected new officers to head the Authority Commission for a one-year term from July 2020 through June 2021.Pasadena Commissioner Ross Selvidge, Ph.D., was elected President.Selvidge was first appointed to the Airport Authority in July 2015 and served as Vice President this last term and Secretary the previous term.Coming from a family of aviators, he holds airplane and glider pilot licenses, and made his very first solo flight at Hollywood Burbank Airport more than 50 years ago. Selvidge also has extensive airport background having been a construction contracting officer at two U.S. Marine Corps air stations, while an active duty Navy Civil Engineer Corps officer.The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority is a joint powers agency formed by the three cities to own and operate Hollywood Burbank Airport.The Airport Authority is governed by a nine-member Commission, and each of the three cities appoints three Commissioners.Pasadena Councilman Steve Madison also serves on the commission. The City Council accepted Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek’s resignation from the commission last Monday.Tornek said he would nominated Councilman John Kennedy to replace him.In other Airport Authority moves, Commissioner Paula Devine of Glendale was elected Vice President, and Burbank Commissioner Don Brown was chosen Secretary.Devine was first appointed to the Commission in June 2017 and served as Treasurer this last term. Don Brown was first appointed to the Commission in November 2001 and has served as President and Vice President during his tenure on the Commission.In related action, the Authority appointed Vrej Agajanian as Treasurer, reappointed Bill Wiggins as Auditor, and reappointed Executive Director Frank Miller as Assistant Secretary. First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News Subscribe Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Top of the News 42 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it People Airport Authority Commission Elects Pasadena’s Ross Selvidge as President Published on Thursday, July 30, 2020 | 1:47 pm HerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeauty faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimescenter_img Community News Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Check your paychecks for tax troubles and fix them now

first_imgDES MOINES — Iowans are being reminded by the Internal Revenue Service that new tax laws mean new calculations for payroll taxes.IRS spokesman Christopher Miller says Iowans should be sitting down with their tax returns and their paychecks this week in order to consult the IRS’s withholding calculator.   Miller says, “The withholding tables also changed and that means that what’s being taken out of their paycheck may have changed and they need to be aware of that.”Miller says the special Paycheck Checkup tool on the agency’s website will help you and your employer better tailor your withholdings under the new laws.  Miller says, “You enter some information about your situation and it will help you understand whether or not the right amount for your particular situation is being withheld from your paycheck.”The IRS is also asking Iowa businesses to look at their payroll and make sure employees are having the right amount of pay withheld. Miller says changes to the tax law means that the withholdings you might have been using over the last several years are insufficient.   “If they received a smaller refund than they expected this year, or perhaps even if they had a tax bill that was unexpected, this will allow them to adjust their withholding,” Miller says.Find the special Paycheck Check-Up page online at www.irs.gov .last_img read more

Aaron set to savor 40th anniversary of 715th homer

first_imgIn this April 8, 1974 file photo, Atlanta Braves’ Hank Aaron eyes the flight of the ball after hitting his 715th career homer in a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Harry Harrris, File)ATLANTA (AP) — Hank Aaron was more relieved than jubilant after he broke Babe Ruth’s home-run record on April 8, 1974.The 40-year anniversary of his 715th homer provides a different perspective.Aaron’s record-breaking homer will be celebrated on Tuesday night before the Atlanta Braves’ home opener against the New York Mets.Hate mail and threats made it impossible for him to savor the chase of Ruth’s revered record, but on Monday he said he’ll enjoy the anniversary because such old friends as former teammate Dusty Baker will return for the pregame ceremony.“I guess that’s just about what it’s all about, really,” Aaron said in a telephone interview. “That’s it. The moment itself has passed. The home run was hit and whatever else. It’s just enjoying some moments with friends.”Aaron, 80, said he has a greater appreciation for fans who still celebrate his career.“It does. It means an awful lot to me,” Aaron said.“I’m not one to go around bragging about certain things. I played the game because I loved the game. … I am quite thrilled that people say that he, whatever he did, should be appreciated. That makes me feel good.”Aaron said he is pleased with his recovery from partial left hip-replacement surgery in February. He hurt his hip when he slipped on ice and said he’s still in rehab, but can walk.“I think I am doing just about as well as I can be,” Aaron said. “I tell everybody it’s an 80-year-old leg and it’s just going to take time before it gets well. I told my wife I promised I was not out there doing an ice dance or anything like that.”The Braves will wear an Aaron 40th anniversary patch on their uniform sleeves this season. An outfield sign at Turner Field also will mark the anniversary.Baker had the best seat in old Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium — the on-deck circle — as Aaron launched the landmark homer against the Dodgers’ Al Downing. For Baker, it was like watching an older brother or even a father figure make history.“People ask me, ‘What was the highlight of your career?’ That was it,” Baker told The Associated Press.Baker said Aaron watched over him and another young outfielder, Ralph Garr.“Hank told my mom he would take care of me like I was his son,” Baker said. “He would make us eat breakfast.“He was our defender. If you were wrong, he would tell you. If you had a legitimate beef, he would back you. Ralph and I were with him every day. Half of what I got about taking care of players came from how Hank took care of us.”Aaron finished his career with 755 homers, a mark topped by Barry Bonds’ 762. Bonds’ career was tarnished by steroids allegations.Aaron was efficient as he put the record chase behind him at the start of the 1974 season. He tied Ruth’s record with his first swing of the season at Cincinnati, against Jack Billingham. Four days later, he set the record with his first swing of the year at home.Before hitting the homer into the Braves’ bullpen beyond the left-field wall, Aaron told Baker what was about to happen.“That I can remember like it was yesterday,” Baker said. “It was a cold, cold night in April. Hank told me, ‘I’m going to get this over with now.’ He knew every pitch that was coming. He had total recall of pitch sequences. He was as smart as they came.”Aaron confirmed Baker’s tale on Monday: “I think that was right. I think I made that remark and made it to Dusty maybe three or four times. I just felt within myself that eventually before the night was over I was going to hit a home run.”The homer was a defining moment for such young kids as Terry Pendleton, who was 13 and dreaming of playing in the major leagues.Like other fans across the country, Pendleton rushed to his TV to watch every at-bat as NBC broke into its normal prime-time programming to follow the home-run chase.“I still feel so fortunate to have seen it on TV,” said Pendleton, the Braves’ first-base coach and the NL MVP with Atlanta in 1991. “What a thrill and it meant so much to black kids like me hoping to play baseball. I still am amazed every time I get to talk to Hank. … I don’t think players today understand what he went through and what it all meant to people back then.”For Aaron, the home-run record was not his greatest achievement. He takes the most pride in holding the record with 2,297 RBIs and never having 100 strikeouts in a season.“There was absolutely no time that anybody could say, ‘well he hit a lot of home runs but he struck out a lot of times,’” Aaron said. “That was not to be. That was one of the most embarrassing moments of my life, to go to the plate and strike out once or twice and not be able to make contact.”Aaron joked he long ago learned he no longer can swing a bat or throw a ball very far. But he said he’ll cherish the memories with friends during the anniversary celebration.“I’m going to enjoy myself as much as I can,” he said.___AP Baseball Writer Janie McCauley in San Francisco and AP freelance writer Guy Curtright in Kissimmee, Fla., contributed to this report.last_img read more

Saint Martin’s University will Serve as the Custodial Institution for Marylhurst…

first_imgFacebook85Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Saint Martin’s UniversityMarylhurst University, located in Marylhurst, Oregon, announced in May 2018 that it would close by the end of the calendar year. The university chose to partner with Saint Martin’s University to continue its legacy. As part of the agreement, Marylhurst will transfer a $3.14 million endowment to Saint Martin’s, which will generate over $100,000 in scholarships annually to future Saint Martin’s students. Saint Martin’s will serve as the custodial institution for Marylhurst University’s records and transcripts. In addition, Marylhurst alumni will be able to opt-in to communications from Saint Martin’s to connect with fellow alumni and stay up-to-date on important information, special events and future programs. Marylhurst alumni can opt-in through a special page on the Saint Martin’s website.“As a fellow Catholic institution of higher education, Saint Martin’s University is honored to partner with Marylhurst University to serve as a custodial institution and to assist its alumni,” said Saint Martin’s University President Roy F. Heynderickx, Ph.D. “We look forward to welcoming Marylhurst alumni into our community.”Marylhurst University was in operation for 125 years. In 1859, 12 Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary left their home in Quebec to establish an educational community in Portland, Oregon. St. Mary’s Academy opened its doors that same year, expanding to St. Mary’s Academy and College in 1893, and in 1930, the college operations relocated to the current campus nestled between the cities of Lake Oswego and West Linn. In its early days, Marylhurst College provided higher education to young women. In 1974, Marylhurst transitioned to a co-educational college for lifelong learners, one of the first in the nation, serving older students returning to complete degrees. In 1998, Marylhurst became a university, adding master’s degrees and online degree completion programs. With each turn, Marylhurst University provided access to a quality education to those whose opportunities were limited by gender, age, location and other barriers. Marylhurst University has awarded thousands of degrees, with more than 12,000 living alumni today.Saint Martin’s University is an independent, four-year, coeducational university located on a wooded campus of more than 300 acres in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 13 Benedictine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 26 majors and ten graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education, nursing and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes more than 1,300 undergraduate students and 250 graduate students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its Lacey campus, and more students to its extended campus located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Visit the Saint Martin’s University website at www.stmartin.edu.last_img read more

County, Towns Aid Restaurants In Need

first_imgFACEBOOK / LOCAL SMOKE People across the county are finding ways to support area restaurants struggling to stay open and pay staff during the COVID-19 shutdown, like Local Smoke BBQ in Red Bank. Not only is the town looking to help businesses in Holmdel, but it is also looking for ways to support small business owners who live in Holmdel, whose places of work may be outside of the community. There is now an online questionnaire available on the township website, for example, that asks respondents what they need from the public to stay afloat. That may include purchasing online gift cards or merchandise, making donations or ordering takeout or delivery. When asked what the survey responses are showing, Buontempo said most businesses are seeing inconsistency. “On any given day, their business is up because they’re getting a lot of activity or some days, they’re getting little activity. It’s not as consistent business as it was in the past,” he said. It’s been “very hard” for these business owners to predict their staffing and inventory needs. The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJDEA) has presented a package of programs to support small businesses impacted by the virus, with over $75 million of state and private financial support. It will benefit an anticipated 3,000 to 5,000 small and midized enterprises through a zero-interest grant program, according to a press release. FACEBOOK / GOOD KARMA Restaurants are also supporting health care workers on the frontlines, including Good Karma Cafe, in Red Bank Some towns had already provided residents with a list of open restaurants and essential retail businesses, including Holmdel Township. According to Mayor Greg Buontempo, township employees called restaurants in Holmdel to figure out which establishments were open and what they were offering. They then composed a list of those open restaurants with hours of operation and whether they are available for pickup orders, delivery or are registered with mobile prepared food delivery applications like GrubHub, Uber Eats, etc. “Small businesses are the backbone of our economy and account for more than 95 percent of the business community in Monmouth County,” said Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone. “It’s a quick reference guide for residents to be able to support local restaurants and eateries in town,” said Buontempo. By Allison Perrine Next, they reached out to Holmdel businesses that remain open under the government’s executive orders. Similar to what it did for the restaurants, the town found out which stores are open and listed them on the website with hours of operation. MONMOUTH COUNTY – As social distancing regulations remain in place, putting a heavy burden on restaurants and small businesses, people are stepping up to try and keep them afloat during this challenging time. As part of the initiative, announced April 2 during a county press conference, a list is now available of all area restaurants that are open for business with takeout and delivery options. It will be continually updated and is available at takeoutinmonmouth.com. Currently, it is organized by town. Residents can find their municipality, click through and find out which restaurants are open, with links to their websites. Any businesses that are open and are not on the list are welcome to email [email protected] to be added. This article originally appeared in the April 9th, 2020 print edition of The Two River Times. The owner of a small business himself, Sen. Vin Gopal (D-11) says he knows personally how hard the pandemic is hitting local businesses. “Low-interest loans are helpful as a stopgap measure, but a lot of mom-and-pop stores can’t afford to go deeper into debt – they need clear and direct cash assistance now,” he said in a press release. “I’m glad to see the NJEDA taking this important step forward, and I know that we’ll continue to work to make sure that our small business can stay afloat during this crisis.” Most restaurants in the Two River area are continuing to serve their customers, if possible, with takeout and delivery options. However, those efforts may not be enough to keep some businesses out of debt or from closing permanently. Because of that, several grassroots efforts are popping up in Monmouth County to support the community, including the county’s latest initiative, “Take Out in Monmouth.” “This is such a great and easy way for residents to know where they can locally order takeout and delivery as well as for small businesses to let residents know that they are open for business,” said Sue Kiley, freeholder deputy director. last_img read more

Fulham boss confident after Khan talks

first_imgFulham head coach Rene Meulensteen has held talks with club owner Shahid Khan and insists he has been given the American’s full backing.Meulensteen’s struggling side are bottom of the Premier League, having lost eight times in 11 league games since he took over from Martin Jol in December.The Whites’ 13-year stay in the top flight is in serious jeopardy and they face daunting fixtures against Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea in the coming weeks.Meulensteen has spoken to Khan.But Meulensteen believes his position is safe.He said: “I have been in contact with him. We are keeping good dialogue and he has given me his full support.“He told us to remain focused and optimistic. There are points to play for in the remaining games and we need to rise to the challenge.“It’s important to get the owner’s support but it’s even more important that I know the job I need to do with the players. That is what will turn things around.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Raptors react with proper stoicism after taking advantage of depleted Warriors

first_imgOAKLAND – What’s it like beating the two-time defending champion Warriors on their home court to lead the NBA Finals?No champagne corks littered the Toronto Raptors’ locker room. No cocky comments ensued. No blatant signs of euphoria existed after their 123-109 upset in Wednesday night’s Game 3.A pregame message on the Raptors’ whiteboard – “Let it rip” – that inspired a breakout performance from Kyle Lowry had even been erased.The only hint of title-bound confidence came from the mouth of …last_img

South Africa’s 2011 sporting highlights

first_imgThomas Aiken (Spanish Open), Garth Mulroy (Alfred Dunhill Championship), and Hennie Otto (South African Open) added further wins in European Tour events , while the only South African winner on the PGA Tour was not Ernie Els or Retief Goosen, it was Rory Sabbatini, who won the Honda Classic in March. Looking back over the past sporting year for South Africa, one sport stands out above any others: South African golfers enjoyed a superb year and, despite their wonderful record over the years, may have reached new heights. Caster Semenya attained her best form since she won the World Championships in Berlin in 2009 when she too won silver, once more in the 800 metres. LJ van Zyl added a bronze medal in the 400 metres hurdles in which Cornel Fredericks finished fifth. World recordThere was a world record for striker Pietie Coetzee, who became the all-time leading goal scorer in women’s international hockey at the FIH Champions Challenge in Dublin when she netted four goals in South Africa’s 5-5 draw with the USA which took her career tally to an incredible 222 goals in 224 tests. South African tennis enjoyed a good year as the sport experienced something of a revival, thanks to its top singles players. After being skittled for only 96 in their first innings, the Proteas trailed Australia by 188 runs on the first innings, but in an extraordinary turn of events they then ran roughshod through the Australian batting, dismissing the visitors for 47 after having them on 21 for 9 at one stage. South Africa went on to win by eight wickets in an incredible match that lasted only three days. Epic championSouth African cyclists and cycling events continued to excel. The country produced its first winner of the Absa Cape Epic when Burry Stander and Christoph Sauser of Switzerland claimed a convincing victory. Stander also won the African Mountain Bike Championships and the South African Marathon title. South African golf scored a major coup when it was announced in April that the country would host a World Golf Championship event from 2012. The tournament will feature the world’s top 70 players and prize money will be in the region of $10-million. The world’s finest all-round paddlerOut on the water, Hank McGregor confirmed his status as the finest all-round paddler in the world when he claimed the 2011 ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships K1 title in Singapore in October. In swimming, the future was also revealed as Chad le Clos captured the overall Fina/Arena World Cup title, following in the footsteps of Ryk Neethling and Cameron van der Burgh. Le Clos and van der Burgh should lead South Africa’s medal hopes in the pool at the 2012 London Olympic Games. South African rugby produced a world beater in Sevens Stars Cecil Afrika who was recognised by the International Rugby Board as the World Sevens Player of the Year in October. He was both the top try scorer and top points scorer in the HSBC World Sevens Series. He had earned a hat-trick of titles in the Fish River Canoe Marathon earlier in the month with Grant van der Walt. In July, he romped to a record eighth win in the Berg River Canoe Marathon, rated by many as the toughest race of its kind in the world. Prior to that, he had secured his third Surfski World Cup title off Durban in July. He also began the year with a successful defence of his Drak Challenge title. Els, though, received a massive honour when he joined the legendary Gary Player in the World Golf Hall of Fame in May. At the time, he had 62 career titles to his name, including two US Opens and one Open Championship. Bianca Buitendag topped the world’s best in January when she lifted the Billabong ASP Women’s World Junior Championships in New South Wales, Australia. 23 December 2011 Most significant victory of 2011Charl Schwartzel was next into the winner’s circle, successfully defending his Joburg Open title. He then went on to record what was arguably the most significant victory by a South African sportsperson in 2011, by capturing the 75th US Masters at Augusta by two strokes after closing with a stunning four birdies in succession. The Proteas again fell disturbingly short of success in a major ICC event when they were surprisingly defeated by New Zealand in the quarterfinals of the World Cup, but they produced one of the most memorable victories of the year in the sport when they beat Australia in the first test in Cape Town in November. Pietermaritzburg was awarded a leg of the UCI World Cycling Tour and hosted the Mzunduzi Road Challenge for the first time in October. The race will in 2012 serve as the UCI World Cycling Tour Final.center_img With Afrika to the fore, the South African Sevens team enjoyed a good season, finishing second in the overall standings and winning three tournaments – in Las Vegas, London and Edinburgh – including the last two of the season back-to-back. Currie Cup surpriseWhile the Springboks didn’t make the World Cup final in New Zealand, referee Craig Joubert did, and when the Springboks returned they couldn’t do enough to stop the Lions, a team with few Boks in their line-up, from capturing their first Currie Cup title since 1999 and their first at home since 1950 with a 42-16 thrashing of the defending champion Sharks. Chani Scheepers became the first South African woman since Amanda Coetzer in 2003 to win a WTA Tour event when she lifted the Wanlima International Women’s Open in Guanzhou, China, in September. While golf was the sport that stood out most for South Africans, there were plenty of other performances and achievements to celebrate. Comrades Marathon winner Stephen Muzhingi of Zimbabwe made his mark when he became the first man since Bruce Fordyce in the 1980s to win the race three years in a row, while Russia’s Elena Nurgalieva recorded her sixth win. Back-to-back in J-BaySuperstar surfer Jordy Smith’s year was disrupted by injury, but he still finished inside the top 10 of the world rankings despite missing two events, and he went back-to-back in once again winning the prestigious Billabong Pro in Jeffreys Bay. On the very same weekend, Natalie Grandin secured her first WTA Tour doubles title when she and the Czech Republic’s Vladimira Uhlirova won the Hansol Korea Open. After Els came Louis Oosthuizen, the winner of The Open Championship in 2010, who claimed the Africa Open in East London, an event co-sanctioned by the Sunshine and European Tours. IAAF medal winnersSouth African athletes performed well at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu, South Korea. Although they won only four medals, that was enough to place them seventh on the medals table in terms of medals won. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material Orlando Pirates were the story of the year in South African football, claiming a hat-trick of titles by winning the Absa Premier League, the Nedbank Cup, and the MTN 8. Astonishingly, the club later parted ways with coach Ruud Krol! The 2010/11 season began with long-time star Ernie Els winning the South African Open, but it evolved into the clear-cut announcement of a new generation of South African stars ready to make their mark on the world stage. The men’s 4 by 400 relay team of Shane Victor, Ofentse Mogawane, Willie de Beer, and LJ van Zyl shocked their more fancied opponents by racing to a silver medal in the final. Paralympics star Oscar Pistorius also picked up a silver as he had been part of the South African team that contested the heats. No athlete with a disability had previously won a medal at the IAAF World Championships. Sunette Viljoen captured a bronze medal in the greatest women’s javelin competition in history, recording an African record 68.38 metres. Kevin Anderson won the South African Open in February and made impressive progress up the world rankings during the year, ultimately finishing it in 32nd place, having peaked at 30th in October. World’s best test bowlerIndividually, Dale Steyn ended the year a runaway leader at the top of the test bowling rankings, with Morne Morkel in third place. Jacques Kallis was the leading all-rounder and second in the batting rankings. Hashim Amla was number one in the one-day international batting rankings. South Africa produced another world champion when the Rainbow Nation defeated neighbours Zimbabwe 29-18 in the final of the Polocrosse World Cup to finish the event unbeaten. Jan-Albert Steenkamp was named the best male player of the tournament. Simon’s successAnd it was not only the men that excelled. Ashleigh Simon showed that she has what it takes by capturing her second Ladies European Tour title in May, winning the Portugal Ladies Open by three shots.last_img read more

ANC Conference sign of a maturing democracy

first_imgBrand South Africa today congratulated President Jacob Zuma at his re-election to the helm of the ANC and his newly elected senior executive committee members at the ANC’s 53rd elective conference in Mangaung.Brand South Africa is confident that the return of Jacob Zuma to the helm of the ANC’s bodes well for the country’s future. “It creates a better sense of certainty and continuity,” said Brand SA chairman Chichi Maponya.In his report, President Zuma reiterated the ANC Government’s commitment to five priority areas – education, health, rural development and land reform, the fight against crime and job creation.He described the launch of the National Development Plan this year as a major achievement for his government, adding that the plan was a “comprehensive” response for tackling “problems of poverty, inequality and unemployment, infrastructure, education and skills development, small business development, education and the national health insurance.”Maponya said “It is also pleasing to see the return of businessman Cyril Ramaphosa, who as Zuma’s deputy, will help solidify the ANC presidency and improve investor and local business confidence.”Maponya said she looked forward to the outcome of deliberations at the conference, and hoped that South Africa’s socio-development agenda would be enhanced further.She was pleased that although an estimated 30 000 people are currently in Mangaung, the elective conference was largely peaceful and orderly.“Robust debates and the contestations that characterised the conference is yet another sign that South Africa’s democracy is resilient and maturing. As Brand South Africa we look forward to an acceleration of policy implementation,” said Maponya.Ms. Chichi Maponya is Chairperson of Brand South Africa.Note to EditorsBrand South Africa, previously known as the International Marketing Council of South Africa, officially changed its name to best align with its mandate of building South Africa’s nation brand reputation in order to improve its global competitiveness.last_img read more