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SA Oceans can create 1 Million new job opportunities

Pretoria – South Africa’s oceans have the potential to create between 800 000 and one million direct jobs, which will be realised through Operation Phakisa. Briefing the media on Thursday following Cabinet’s regular meeting, Communication Minister Faith Muthambi said the executive had welcomed the launch of Operation Phakisa, which is set to contribute up to …

SA Government to act on Gaza and situation in Ukraine

SA condemns deadly terrorist attacks in Kenya

Cape Town – President Jacob Zuma will dispatch a team to Israel to convey government’s concerns over the inhumane killings through the ground invasion on the Gaza strip. International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane made this announcement when she tabled her Budget Vote in Parliament on Tuesday. She also announced that South Africa would …

“EFF Red Brigade” thugs promote anarchy – CDP

CDP

“With a callous disregard for the law, young red brigade thugs, rampaged through the streets of Johannesburg, attacking and stealing from poor mothers trying to eke out a living selling their wares on the side of the street.” Says Rev Theunis Botha, Leader of the Christian Democratic Party (CDP). “This shows an absolute disregard for …

TENNIS: ROUND 2 RESULTS OF THE WANDERERS JUNIOR ITF

Kia South Africa Fed Cup Team Media Day

Round 2 results of the Wanderers Junior ITF being played in Illovo, Gauteng. Singles Round 2 Boys 1-Brandon Laubser (RSA) bt Lance-Pierre du Toit (RSA) 6-3 6-4 Michael Copeland (RSA) bt Altus Karsten (RSA) 4-6 7-5 6-3 4-Kris van Wyk (RSA) bt Rhys Milne (RSA) 7-6 (6) 6-1 8-Innocent Tidimane (Bot) bt Hubert Badenhorst (RSA) …

Government directly responsible for increase in HIV-Aids

CDP

Government directly responsible for increase in HIV-Aids – CDP “Dr. Olive Shisana of the Human Sciences Research Council’s statement at the international Aids conference in Melbourne that new HIV infections in South Africa are on the increase, clearly show that the country needs a new and moral approach to this pandemic.” says Christian Democratic Party …

Schools hockey bonanza hits Cape Town

Hockey

JONATHAN COOK at Hartleyvale The 12th annual Cape Town Under-18 International Schools and Clubs Hockey Festival has long been a fixture on the South African hockey calendar and this year the event promises to be bigger and better than ever. This TEAM Sports Travel festival will hold its opening ceremony  on Tuesday, 22nd July at …

Regering se oë moet oopgaan oor die negatiewe impak van stakings

Nuwe Swart Ekonomiese Bemagtiging (SEB)-punteskok is onwettig

Die aankondiging van die mynreus Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) dat hy sy myne in Suid-Afrika gaan verkoop, moet die ANC-regering se oë laat oopgaan oor die skade wat stakings en onversetlike vakbonde die land se ekonomie aandoen, sê adv. Anton Alberts, die VF Plus se parlementêre woordvoerder oor die ekonomie. Dit volg op die uitgerekte …

Legacies of cadre deployment and affirmative action disastrous and deadly – CDP

CDP

“The ANC’s policies of cadre deployment and affirmative action both of which are key components of their ideology and practices are not only hampering economic growth and preventing the essential maintenance of infrastructure necessary for proper service delivery, but is now beginning to cost lives.” Says, Rev Theunis Botha, Leader of the Christian Democratic Party, …

UN condemns attack in South Sudan

UN to scale-up Ebola response

Juba – Following an attack by opposition forces in South Sudan, the United Nations is calling for all offensive operations to immediately end and for both sides to resume suspended peace talks. In an emailed statement, the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) confirmed that armed youth and defected soldiers (SPLA in Opposition) loyal to …

SOUTH AFRICAN WORLD TENNIS RANKINGS

Tennis

Final berth in Sweden moves Chani Scheepers up the world rankings Fritz Wolmarans moves into the top 500 of world tennis Men Singles Previous             Current 17                     17 Kevin Anderson 545                   489 Fritz Wolmarans 539                   541 Tucker Vorster 567                   572 Dean O’Brien 628                   630 Rik de Voest 683                   680 Nik Scholtz 748                   736 Ruan Roelofse 894                   …

Pres Zuma to launch Operation Phakisa

SA condemns deadly terrorist attacks in Kenya

Pretoria – President Jacob Zuma will today launch the first phase of Operation Phakisa – an initiative aimed at fast-tracking the delivery of the priorities outlined in the National Development Plan (NDP). President Zuma first announced Operation Phakisa during his reply to the State of the Nation Address debate, last month. The operation is modelled …

Mandela Day lights up senior faces

Mandela Day lights up senior faces

Cape Town – The faces of senior citizens at the Imizamo Home for the Aged, in Hout Bay, lit up after they were visited by Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown, on Mandela Day. Minister Brown says many people are what they are today because they were raised and looked after by senior citizens. Because of …

Deputy President spreads Mandela cheer at hospital

SA condemns deadly terrorist attacks in Kenya

Mahikeng – Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa, on Friday rolled up his sleeves to paint one of the rooms of the Mahikeng Provincial Hospital, in the North West. Accompanied by Cooperative Governance Minister, Pravin Gordhan, Water and Sanitation Minister, Nomvula Mokonyane, and North West Premier, Supra Mahumapelo, the Deputy President painted a section at the hospital …

SEEDS & WILDCARDS ANNOUNCED FOR WANDERERS ITF JUNIOR INTERNATIONAL TENNIS TOURNAMENT

Barnard on course for second title

African players dominate seeding’s  Johannesburg, South Africa – The seeds and wild-cards for next week’s Wanderers ITF international junior tennis tournament were announced by Tennis South Africa (TSA) today (Friday). The tournament, a Grade 4 event on the international junior tennis calendar will be played at The Wanderers Sporting Club in Illovo, Johannesburg from Monday …

CDP calls on government not to sever ties with Israel

CDP

“We call on government not to sever diplomatic ties with Israel,” says Christian Democratic Party (CDP) leader, Rev. Theunis Botha. “Hamas is on the USA’s list of terrorist organisations for a reason. The atrocities perpetrated by them are well known all over the world, and to abort diplomatic ties with an internationally recognised nation in …

Wheels of Injustice – Part 1

Wheels of Injustice

We’ve all seen the cars driving on our roads which advertise that it’s possible to buy a new car for just R699 rand a month and other low amounts. This deal sounds too good to be true. That’s because it is. The deal run by Satinsky 128 and Blue Lakes Trading and Promotions has crumbled. …

FINAL RESULTS OF THE GAUTENG EAST KEYHEALTH SERIES

Tennis

Final results of the Gauteng East KeyHealth Series being played in Benoni, Gauteng. Singles Finals Men Boys 12 4-Codie van Schalkwyk (Nam) bt 3-Andreas Scott (GC) 6-1 6-2 Boys 14 1-Christiaan Worst (GN) bt 3-Joubert Klopper (FS) 6-7 (6) 6-4 6-3 Boys 16 5-Nikolai Manchev (KZN) bt 6-Jandre’ Lessing (EP) 6-2 6-1 Men 2-Trent Botha …

IFP: 19,000 HIV/AIDS WORKERS TRAINED FOR THE FRONTLINES

IFP

IFP: 19,000 HIV/AIDS WORKERS TRAINED FOR THE FRONTLINES Today the Children with HIV Association (CHIVA) celebrates ten years of mentoring and training healthcare workers to treat HIV/Aids in children and adolescents. This remarkable organisation has trained 19 000 healthcare workers since its founding by Dr Karyn Moshal, a Durban-born paediatrician. In 2004, in memory of …

SA Govt going to try to persuade main Telecom players to reduce costs

SA Govt going to try to persuade main Telecom players to reduce costs

Cape Town – Telecommunications and Postal Services Minister Siyabonga Cwele says he plans to meet with the main players in the telecommunications sector to persuade them to reduce the cost to communicate. Speaking to journalists in Parliament, on Wednesday, after tabling the Budget Vote for his department, the Minister said bringing down the cost to …

SA Governement concerned about escalating levels of violence

SA condemns deadly terrorist attacks in Kenya

Pretoria – South Africa has expressed its concern, over the escalation of violence between Israel and Palestine territories, to Israeli Ambassador Arthur Lenk. On Wednesday, Lenk was summoned to the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) for a meeting with Deputy Minister Nomaindia Mfeketo. Deputy Minister Mfeketo expressed South Africa’s grave concern over the …

Labour Minister looking at national minimum wage

Labour Minister looking at national minimum wage

Cape Town – Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant says her department will launch a major investigation into the modalities for the introduction of a national minimum wage in a bid to close pay inequalities. The Minister also said amendments to the Labour Relations Act would be finalised in a bid to ensure that the Commission for …

SAA passengers discharged from hospital

Kommer oor standaard en veiligheid van lugvaart in Suid-Afrika na byna noodlottige ongeluk by Port-Elizabeth Lughawe

Hong Kong – Eighteen of the 20 people, injured when a South African Airways (SAA) flight experienced severe turbulence, have been discharged from hospital. “SAA would like to advise that 18 of the 20 people injured whilst on board SA286 from Johannesburg to Hong Kong have now been discharged from hospital,” said SAA spokesperson Tlali …