Thanh Niên News: South African sisters biking for rhino protection reaches Vietnam

Do Thi Kim Lien (3rd from the right), South African Honorary Consul in Ho Chi Minh City, pose a photo with Ness and Vicky on September 10, 2015. Photo courtesy of South African Consulate in HCMC Do Thi Kim Lien (3rd from the right), South African Honorary Consul in Ho Chi Minh City, pose a photo with Ness and Vicky on September 10, 2015. Photo courtesy of South African Consulate in HCMC
Two South African sisters who are raising awareness on rhino protection by biking across Asia stopped in Ho Chi Minh City on Thursday.
Ness, 30, and Vicky, 35, who come from Cape Town, said their “Buy No Rhino” cycling tour aims to call on people not to consume the horn of rhinos.
Rhino poaching has dramatically increased with 1,200 rhinos being killed for their horns in South Africa in 2014, significantly up from 333 ones in 2010, Vicky said. Around 780 rhinos have been killed so far this year, she said.
If we do not act decisively, rhinos may become extinct soon, she said.

Ness and Vicky at a stop during their cycling trip in Vietnam. Photo credit: Buy No Rhino
Ness and Vicky plan to visit some schools in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi later this month, talking with students to improve their awareness on rhino protection.
They will also join some activities to celebrate the World Rhino Day (September 22) in Vietnam.
To celebrate the event, the South African Consulate in Ho Chi Minh City plans to organize a cycling tour across the city with the participation of 1,000 volunteers, according to Honorary Consul Do Thi Kim Lien.

Thanh Nien News: HCMC students clean up streets to promote environmental protection

More than 500 university students on Sunday joined in a series of activities in Ho Chi Minh City aiming at raising awareness of environmental protection.
Under “Green Sunday” program, organized by the South African Consulate, the students picked up trash in public places and some streets in the city.
2.LSDD Nam Phi, Ba Bapela va Ban to chuc ban phao lenh khai mac xuat phat
The program’s launching ceremony was held at 6:30 a.m. at the HCMC Youth Cultural Center with the participation of Constance Bapela, Speaker of Council of the city of Johannesburg, Republic of South Africa and Do Thi Kim Lien, South African Honorary Consul in HCMC.
Speaking at the ceremony, Lien encouraged people to protect the environment by using recyclable bags instead of nylon ones, classifying household’s waste, and saving paper to cut down deforestation.
3.LSDD Nam Phi va ba Bapela tham hoi va trao qua cho cac cu gia
On this chance, the volunteers also visited and gave gifts to the children and the elderly at Hiep Binh Center for the Disabled, Tam Duc Orphanage, Huyen Trang Pagoda, Lam Quang Pagoda, and HCMC Children’s Hospital No.1.
11.Con chau cua LSDD tham gia cong tac tu thien
Lien said the “Green Sunday” program will be held regularly on Sundays.

Người Lao Động Newspaper: VASS continues to grow significantly

Vass Assurance Corporation operates in Non-life assurance sector, with hundreds of agents in Vietnam, VASS timely shares finacial issues and supports customer promptly in assurance activities.
VASS has just organized Annual Shareholders Meeting. After two years of restructuring, with the right strategy, VASS begins running in their own way with massive success: revenue reaches 462 billion VND, increased 75.6% compared with last year. More impressively, in the first 4 months of 2015, VASS continuely reaches spectacular revenue of 327 billion VND (take over 40% of the 800 billion VND planned in 2015).

South Africa Consulate awarded scholarships to Nguyễn Đình Chiểu Special School

VOV.VN- Mdm Đỗ Thị Kim Liên, South African Honorary Consul in HCM expressed her admiration and appreciation to teachers and students of Nguyễn Đình Chiểu Special School.
In the evening of 21/4/2015, the South African Consulate in Ho Chi Minh City and VASS Assurance Corporation organized an event of awarding scholarships and two organs on the occasion of 21-year anniversary of Freedom Day of the Republic of South Africa (04/27/1994 – 04/27/2015) 

Chain of community activities on the occasion of Lunar New Year of 2015

On 15/01/2015, at the head office of VASS Assurance Corporation in HCMC, the Consulate of the Republic of South Africa held a ceremony in Ho Chi Minh City to launch its “Nha sach don Tet” (Clean house to welcome the Lunar New Year) program to raise fund for the poor. It is part of a series of community-based programs named “Tet den moi nha” (Tet come to every families), in collaboration with VASS Assurance Corporation to help poverty-stricken families to ring in Tet, Vietnam’s biggest annual festival. Taking part in the “Nha sach don Tet” program will be some 400 volunteers from 32 universities, colleges, vocational schools and high schools throughout the city.