Murchison Street to be renamed President Zuma Avenue

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite In a surprise press briefing this morning, Emnambithi/Ladysmith Mayor Vincent Madadla announced through his spokesperson that Murchison Street will be renamed. “This is in keeping with what we have seen in bigger centres, where old colonial buildings have been renamed and statues removed.” explained a mayoral spokesperson to a joint sitting of the Ladysmith Historical Society and Ratepayers Association. Along with the renaming of Murchison Street to President Zuma Avenue, the mayor announced that all colonial weapons, including the Long Tom and the famous Castor and Polax cannons, would also be removed.“Although Ladysmith has a vibrant colonial history, we must not make the mistake of realising how un-African the guns are,” municipal spokesperson Ubulima buka April stated.This is a fitting day and date to make these forced removals.This story will be updated through the course of the day, with comment from the Ratepayers Association, the Ladysmith Historical Society and the Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce & Industry.Update: April FoolHope you enjoyed our little bit of April fun…last_img read more

Tariffs on fruit products could lead to knockon e

first_imgTariffs on fruit products could lead to knock-on effects in other markets – a concern recently raised by the Chilean apple industry.In addition, the U.S. apple industry is also facing a 25% tariff hike in India in retaliation for U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. By mid-May this year India had overtaken Canada to become Washington state’s second-biggest apple export market. Beijing is targeting sectors, like agriculture, that could harm Trump politically at home, though he said in the CNBC interview that he is seeking to do only what is fair.”I’m not doing this for politics, I’m doing this to do the right thing for our country,” Trump said. “We have been ripped off by China for a long time.”China does not have the wherewithal to match the U.S. on tariffs, but China’s central bank is allowing its tightly controlled currency to drift lower against the dollar, a move that could help Chinese exporters cope with U.S. tariff hikes.However, such a maneuver could also reignite an outflow of capital Beijing spent months trying to China: Dongfang sees lower profit in 2018 but reco … You might also be interested in U.S. increases tariffs on China to 25% in major tr … July 20 , 2018 center_img Chinese cherry production, imports to rise in 2019 … U.S. President Donald Trump has indicated that he’s willing to hit every product imported from China with tariffs, in another escalation of the trade war. In a taped interview with the business channel CNBC, Trump said “I’m willing to go to 500,” referring roughly to the $505.5 billion in goods imported last year from China, the New York Times reported.The U.S. Government put a 15% tariff on US$34 billion of Chinese goods in mid-June, to which China retaliated with duties of its own, hitting U.S. imports of fruit including cherries, citrus and apples.On July 10 the U.S. announced a second possible round targeting US$200 billion worth of goods. Beijing vowed “firm and forceful measures” in response.Richard Owen from the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) earlier told Fresh Fruit Portal he believed the tariffs on U.S. fruit products would have a greater effect on apples and citrus – for which there is greater competition – than for higher value products like cherries, which could more easily absorb the increase. U.S. announces $16B trade war relief package …last_img read more