Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma is expected to unveil a life-size statue of Oliver Reginald Tambo at the OR Tambo International Airport in Ekurhuleni, east of Johannesburg, on Thursday.
The Presidency said in a statement released this week that the ceremony forms part of the OR Tambo centenary celebrations that are being held across the country under the theme "life and legacy of OR Tambo".
"The ceremony will honour and celebrate Mr Tambo's great life and legacy as well as acknowledge the sacrifices and immense contribution he made towards a free, non-racial, non-sexist and democratic South Africa," the Presidency said.
It said Zuma would also unveil a bust of Tambo and officially rename the air traffic and navigation services auditorium and tower after the liberation struggle icon.
Earlier this month, Zuma unveiled an R1.8m monument erected in his honour at the Groot Marico Heritage Site in the North West. The monument replaced plans to erect a multi-million rand, life-size sculpture of Zuma.
The monument is symbolic of the day in 1963 when Zuma, along with 51 others, was arrested by the apartheid security branch police.
Meanwhile, Nigeria has honoured Zuma by erecting a massive statue of the president and naming a street after him, leading to protests in the west African country.
People are confused about fats, and it’s pretty understandable on some level. After all, a few years ago, they were seen as the worst thing ever, and now we’re told that fats are an important part of a healthy diet.
At some point, you’ve probably heard some myths and misconceptions about fats, and they may have stuck with you. (Again, understandable.)
That’s why we connected with several top dieticians to help clear up misunderstandings about fats. Here are the biggest you’ve probably heard – and the actual truth.
Myth 1: Eating any amount of fats will make you gain weight
Sure, if you eat a lot of high-fat foods all the time, you’re probably going to see the number creep up on the scale. But if you watch your fat intake, you should be just fine.
“Because fat has 37 kilojoules per gram (compared to 16 kilojoules per gram of protein or fat), it’s true that a little goes a long way,” says New York-based registered dietician Jessica Cording.
“To prevent weight gain, make sure you’re consuming it in an amount that fits within the context of your daily kilojoule needs.”
According to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), you should consume less than 10% of kilojoules per day from saturated fats.
In general, experts say you should aim to get about 20% of your kilojoules per day from healthy fats.
Myth 2: Fat has no purpose
Nope – you need adequate amounts of dietary fat to support normal brain and body functions, says Cording.
Among other things, your body needs fats for hormone production, cell signalling and body-temperature regulation. They’re also key for supporting healthy hair, skin and nails, Cording says.
Myth 3: Fat is bad for you
Like carbs, there are high-quality fats and low quality fats, says registered dietician Julie Upton and co-founder of nutrition website Appetite for Health.
“Low-quality fats, just like low-quality carbs, are not beneficial for your health,” she says, calling out saturated fats, which typically show up in processed foods.
According to the USDA’s Dietary Guidelines for Americans, foods with good fats include salmon, walnuts and flax seeds, while the not-so-good fats can be found in things like butter, beef fats or any partially-hydrogenated vegetable oils.
Myth 4: High-fat foods will raise your cholesterol
While saturated fats are linked to an increase in cholesterol, other types of fat, like poly-unsaturated fatty acids – found in sunflowers, soybeans, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, salmon, tuna and walnuts – have shown to significantly decrease cholesterol levels, says registered dietician Scott Keatley of Keatley Medical Nutrition Therapy.
Myth 5: There’s only one type of fat
Fat tends to be lumped together, but there are actually several different types.
“They are very different,” says Upton. Polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats are heart healthy and are burned readily by the body, while saturated fats and trans fats are more easily stored as body fat, she explains.
Saturated fats “are found in the greatest amounts in coconut and palm kernel oils, in butter and beef fats”, according to the USDA. They can also be found chicken fats.
Meanwhile, trans fats are “found primarily in partially hydrogenated-vegetable oils” in processed foods and in animal fats, the USDA says.
And be good to the neighbour who is your relative and to the neighbour who is not a relative . . . (Qur'an, 4:36)
Islam has great respect for the mutual rights and duties of neighbours. The Holy Prophet said:
Jibra'1 always used to advise me to be generous with neighbours, till I thought that Allah was going to include the neighbours among the heirs of a Muslim.
The rights of neighbourhood are not meant for Muslim neighbours only. Of course, a Muslim neighbour has one more claim upon us - that of Islamic brotherhood; but so far as the rights of neighbourship are concerned, all are equal.
Explaining it, the Holy Prophet said: Neighbours are of three kinds:
(1) that one who has got one right upon you;
(2) that one who has got two rights upon you;
(3) that one who has got three rights upon you.
The neighbour having three rights upon you is the one who is also a Muslim and a relative. The neighbour having two rights is the one who is either a non-Muslim or a non-relative Muslim.
The neighbour having one right is the one who is neither a Muslim nor a relative. Still he has got all the claims of neighbourhood-rights upon you.
Here are some more traditions which show the Islamic love towards the neighbours:
The Holy Prophet said: That man is not from me who sleeps contentedly while his neighbour sleeps hungry.
Al-Imam `Ali ibn al-Husayn (a. s.) in his Risalat al-Huquq, said: These are your duties towards your neighbour: Protect his interests when he is absent; show him respect when he is present; help him when he is inflicted with any injustice. Do not remain on the look-out to detect his faults; and if, by any chance, you happen to know any undesirable thing about him, hide it from others; and, at the same time, try to desist him from improper habits, if there is any chance that he will listen to you. Never leave him alone at any calamity. Forgive him, if he has done any wrong. In short, live with him a noble life, based on the highest Islamic ethical code.
Trump told soldier’s grieving widow her husband ‘knew what he signed up for’: lawmaker
Frederica Wilson, a Democratic congresswoman from Florida, said she listened in to part of a group phone call between the president and the grieving family of Sergeant La David Johnson.
“I didn’t hear the whole phone call, but I did hear him say, ‘I’m sure he knew what he was signing up for, but it still hurts,'” she told CNN.
Trump denied making the comments, tweeting Wednesday: “Democrat Congresswoman totally fabricated what I said to the wife of a soldier who died in action (and I have proof). Sad!”
Johnson was among four US soldiers killed earlier this month in Niger, where Islamic State fighters have established a presence.
The Miami native’s body was returned home Tuesday afternoon, according to the Miami Herald. He is survived by his wife Myeshia Johnson, who is pregnant with the couple’s third child.
After the phone call, Myeshia “was crying, she broke down. And she said ‘he didn’t even know his name,'” added Wilson, referring to Trump.
Trump had faced criticism for not contacting the families of the soldiers killed in Niger right away.
At a press briefing on Monday, he said he had written them letters and would call soon, while accusing his predecessor Barack Obama of neglecting to call as many grieving families as himself.
He also suggested on a call to Fox News radio Tuesday that Obama had not made a condolence call to retired Marine general John Kelly, Trump’s White House chief of staff, after his son was killed in action in Afghanistan.
The statements sparked outrage from former Obama aides, who said Trump’s claims were baseless.