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Plaasaanval op Vrystaatse boer

Die VF Plus veroordeel ten sterkste die jongste plaasaanval wat Sondag, 6 Julie 2014, op Reitz plaasgevind het waarin mnr. André van Greunen deur drie verdagtes in sy huis aangeval is.  Jan van Niekerk, provinsiale leier van die Vryheidsfront Plus in die Vrystaat sê die toename in plaasaanvalle die afgelope maande in die Vrystaat is ’n  ernstige bron van kommer. Die VF Plus verwelkom die Menseregte Kommissie se ondersoek na plaasaanvalle en dring daarop aan dat dit spoedig afgehandel moet word en dat die bevindings…

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Thandi Modise swak voorbeeld vir swart opkomende boere en moet vervolg word vir dieremishandeling

“Die voorsitter van die Nasionale Raad van Provinsies, Thandi Modise, se verwaarlosing van diere op haar plaas Modderfontein, naby Potchefstroom, is skokkend, getuig van argeloosheid, swak bestuur en is ‘n swak voorbeeld vir veral swart opkomende boere. Sy moet vervolg word vir dieremishandeling,” sê dr. Pieter Groenewald (LP), parlementêre woordvoerder van landbou vir die Vryheidsfront Plus. “Modise se verskoning dat haar plaasvoorman gedros het is onaanvaarbaar. Dit beteken sy het vir minstens ‘n week na twee weke nie met die voorman gekommunikeer nie en getuig…

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Barnard cruising, but Norval stumbles

TOP SOUTH AFRICAN JUNIOR TENNIS PLAYERS DO BATTLE IN JOHANNESBURG

Seeds released for Dunlop Classic Tennis Fever hits the City of Gold Dunlop continues its support for tennis development     Johannesburg, South Africa – Tennis fever has hit the City of Gold as over 340 tennis players from across the country have arrived in Johannesburg to participate in the Dunlop Classic which takes place from 8 – 12 July 2014. The annual tournament is the Gauteng Central Tennis Association’s premier junior event and is part of the KeyHealth series, making it one of the most…

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Barnard on course for second title

SOUTH AFRICAN WORLD TENNIS RANKINGS

Anderson’s fine run at Wimbledon takes him to a world ranking highChani Scheepers climbs up the world rankings Men Singles Previous             Current 18                     17 Kevin Anderson 536                   542 Tucker Vorster 479                   547 Fritz Wolmarans 527                   566 Dean O’Brien 682                   627 Rik de Voest 613                   685 Nik Scholtz 676                   701 Ruan Roelofse 876                   886 Damon Gooch 1,092                1,094 Jean Andersen 1,482                1,491 Keith-Patrick Crowley   Doubles Previous              Current 25                     22 Raven Klaasen 82                     84 Kevin Anderson 225                   230 Ruan Roelofse 323                   334 Dean O’Brien 422…

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Deputy President spreads Mandela cheer at hospital

President Zuma institutes enquiry into NDPP

Pretoria- President Jacob Zuma has instituted an enquiry into the National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP), Mxolisi Nxasana. “President Jacob Zuma has, in terms of Section 12(6)(a)(iv) of the National Prosecuting Authority Act 32 of 1998 and after careful consideration of all the matters before him, decided to institute an enquiry into the National Director of Public Prosecutions, Mr Mxolisi Nxasana,” the Presidency said in a statement on Saturday. Nxasana, who was appointed in October 2013 by the President, has come under the spotlight after…

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Labour Minister looking at national minimum wage

Radical approach important for development, poverty eradication

Radical approach important for development, poverty eradication Pretoria- Economic Development Deputy Minister, Madala Masuku, says the radical approach to economic transformation is important for development as well as poverty eradication in South Africa. Addressing a gala dinner on Friday ahead of International Cooperatives Day, Masuku said government was making a radical move to integrate national and provincial frameworks for the development of the provincial economies where everyone would be able to contribute meaningfully. “The only way to achieve 6% economic growth is to move away…

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Tennis

TENNIS: MEDIA ADVISORY

Please be advised that the final of the Dunlop Junior Challenge played in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, part of the national junior tennis KeyHealth Series were washed out due to persistent rain. All finalists shared the prize-money and national junior rankings points. The next KeyHealth Series tournament is the Dunlop Classic to be played in Johannesburg from the 8th July to the 12th July 2014.

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South Africa draw Turkey in Davis Cup 2015

TENNIS RESULTS: SEMI-FINAL RESULTS OF THE DUNLOP JUNIOR CHALLENGE

RESULTS OF THE DUNLOP JUNIOR CHALLENGE Semi-final results of the Dunlop Junior Challenge played in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. Singles Semi-finals Men Boys 12 1-Kholo Montsi (GN) bt 7-Nicos Efstratiou (Bor) 6-1 6-3 2- Sam Mcquirk (Bor) bt 5- Carl Roothman (Bol) 6-4 3-6 6-4 Boys 14 5-Jonathan Bulmer (GC) bt 3-Justin Liebenberg (GC) 6-2 6-2 6-Kyle Johnson (GC) bt Sasha Muller (GC) 6-4 7-6 (4)   Boys 16 1-Damon Kesaris (KZN) bt Ryan Liebenberg (GC) 6-1 6-3 2-Richard Thongoana (GC) bt 4-Nikolai Manchev (KZN) 6-7 (4)…

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SA condemns deadly terrorist attacks in Kenya

SA Government condemns vandalism, violence during labour strikes

Pretoria – Government says it has noted with concern the strike by members of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) and media reports of vandalism to infrastructure and intimidation to other workers allegedly committed by the union members. In a statement on Friday, Minister of Communications, Faith Muthambi, said government reiterated its condemnation of any form of violence and intimidation during strikes and will not tolerate lawlessness. “Dialogue must prevail at all times between employers and employees to ensure the realisation of…

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Tennis

TENNIS RESULTS: QUARTERFINAL RESULTS OF THE KZN DUNLOP KEYHEALTH SERIES

RESULTS OF THE KZN DUNLOP KEYHEALTH SERIES   Quarterfinal results of the KZN Dunlop KeyHealth Series played in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.   Singles Quarterfinals Men   Boys 12 1-Kholo Montsi (GN) bt 6- Andreas Scott (GC) 6-3 7-5 7-Nicos Efstratiou (Bor) bt 4- Tom Mchugh (Bol) 6-3 6-1 5- Carl Roothman (Bol) bt 3- Connor Kruger (GN) 3-6 6-3 6-2 2- Sam Mcquirk (Bor) bt 8- Ruben Fortuin (Bol)6-2 6-2   Boys 14 3-Justin Liebenberg (GC) bt Victor Putter (GN) 7-6 (3) 3-6 6-1 5-Jonathan Bulmer…

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Home Affairs ready to address Immigration Act problems

Home Affairs ready to address Immigration Act problems

Pretoria – Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba says his department is ready to deal with challenges arising from the new Immigration Act. The Immigration Amendment Act, No. 13 of 2011 (Immigration Amendment Act), together with the relevant Regulations, came into effect on 26 May 2014. Among others, the Act stipulates that every child should have his or her own passport. In addition to that, parents travelling with the child must produce an unabridged birth certificate showing the names of the parents, and where one parent…

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Police

SA Police implicated in Macia death fired

Daveyton, Springs – Eight of the nine Daveyton policemen implicated in the murder of Mozambican taxi driver, Mido Macia, have been fired. The eight police officers from the Daveyton police station were found guilty on various charges during an internal SAPS disciplinary hearing. The ninth member, who was charged with the other eight, was acquitted during the disciplinary hearing, after it was found that he was not at the scene. The police officers were arrested shortly after a video showing Macia, being tied to the…

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SA's mining strategy must unlock transformation, investment

Minister kan nie myne se lisensies terugtrek oor SEB nie

Die staat kan nie bloot arbitrêr mynlisensies terugtrek as myne nie voldoen aan die mynbou-handves se vereistes oor transformasie nie, sê adv. Anton Alberts, die VF Plus se parlementêre woordvoerder oor minerale. Hy sê die dreigement van Ngoako Ramathlodi, minister van mineralebronne, om lisensies te onttrek, is nie die manier waarop ‘n verantwoordelike minister in die verband moet optree nie. Ramathlodi het luidens mediaberigte gister gesê die handves stel sekere transformasieteikens en mynlisensies is ‘n ‘wapen in sy hand’ wat hy sal gebruik indien nodig.…

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Nuwe Swart Ekonomiese Bemagtiging (SEB)-punteskok is onwettig

Vrye pers onontbeerlik in ‘n grondwetlike demokrasie

Die media in Suid-Afrika speel ‘n groot rol daarin om gesagstrukture verantwoordbaar te hou en is van die allergrootste belang in ‘n grondwetlike, demokratiese bestel, sê adv. Anton Alberts, die VF Plus se parlementêre woordvoerder oor kommunikasie. Adv. Alberts sê die nuwe oproepe om die regulering van die pers deur lisensies vir joernaliste wat gemaak is deur Hlaudi Motsoeneng, bedryfshoof van die SAUK en dr. Blade Nzimande, minister van hoër onderwys, is ‘n herhaling van ‘n vorige, soortgelyke oproep deur die ANC. Hy sê die…

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Ehrenreich en Cosatu soos tandelose keffertjies wat al hoe meer irrelevant raak in ’n moderne wêreld

Tony Ehrenreich en Cosatu is soos tandelose keffertjies wat ‘n leë geraas maak terwyl hulle al hoe meer irrelevant en uitgediend raak in ‘n moderne wêreld met moderne uitdagings, sê adv. Anton Alberts, die VF Plus se parlementêre woordvoerder oor sport. Hy sê Ehrenreich en Cosatu se uitsprake oor die Springbok-rugbyspan en Victor Matfield se skrumpet getuig van absolute intellektuele bankrotskap en is simptomaties van vakbondmentaliteit om eerder af te breek en te kritiseer as om by te dra en op te bou. “Cosatu bevind…

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IFP

IFP WINS IN KWAHLABISA BY-ELECTION

IFP WINS IN KWAHLABISA BY-ELECTION The IFP KZN Provincial Secretary and Municipal Mayor of Hlabisa, Velenkosini Hlabisa, today thanked members of the IFP and the public who voted for the IFP in Ward 6 in Kwa-Hlabisa yesterday. ‘Thank you for voting IFP. We are very humbled by your trust and we will continue to work to ensure service delivery in Hlabisa,’ said Hlabisa. The IFP has successfully retained Ward 6 in Kwa-Hlabisa by 945 votes, leaving the NFP and ANC behind. ‘I would also like…

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IFP

IFP CONGRATULATES FORMER CHIEF WHIP ON OBTAINING DOCTORATE

The Inkatha Freedom Party sends its heartiest congratulations to its former Chief Whip in Parliament, now retired, Mr JH van der Merwe. Van der Merwe, 76, who served as the IFP Chief Whip since 1994 and as an MP for 37 years, receives his doctorate in Political Sciences from the University of Free State later today. Ms Sibongile Nkomo, MP and IFP Secretary-General said ,”Our former parliamentary Chief Whip, Mr JH van der Merwe, continues to be an example to us all of what hard…

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Nuwe Swart Ekonomiese Bemagtiging (SEB)-punteskok is onwettig

Toespraak in die Debat oor die Openingsrede van die Premier van die Vrystaat

Meer werksgeleenthede sal slegs geskep kan word indien die ekonomie  groei. Om ‘n ekonomiese groeikoers wat welvaartsverbetering sal  verseker, te realiseer benodig Suid-Afrika ‘n dramatiese verhoging in  produktiwiteit. Die verhoging van produktiwiteit hang nou saam met  werketiek. Die kern van die huidige krisisse wat die Vrystaat in die gesig staar  lê by gefaalde regeringsbeleid en ontoereikende werksetiek. Anders as wat die agbare premier wil voorgee is ou toerusting nie te  blameer vir die totale in duie stort van die Vrystaatse  gesondheidssisteem nie. ‘n Tekort aan…

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VF+

Warrants for arrest of generals a shame

“The issuance of warrants for the arrest of the head of the Army (Major General Solly Shoke), head of the Air Force (Lieutenant General. Zakes Msimang) and the Secretary of Defense (Dr. Sam Gulube) is a disgrace to the South African National Defence Force (SANDF). This is a poor example of discipline and creates the impression that the officers themselves as above the law, “says dr. Pieter Groenewald, chief spokesperson on Defence for the Freedom Front Plus. “The fact that the court, on 30 May…

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CDP

CDP welcomes SAHRC hearing on farm murders

“The Christian Democratic Party (CDP) welcomes the announcement that the South African Human Rights Commission is to hold a hearing on farm murders.” Says CDP leader, Rev. Theunis Botha. “The CDP plans to enter its own submission, which was previously prepared for the Commission for the Protection and Promotion of the rights of Cultural, Religious and Language groups, as it appeared that the SAHRC was not willing to address this matter. “We doubt whether any other subject matter has so often been addressed by the…

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SOUTH AFRICAN TENNIS STAR HONOURED BY DAVIS CUP

Cliff Drysdale, Wayne Ferreira and Frew McMillan receive Davis Cup commitment award FREE TO USE PICTURES Wimbledon, London – A trio of South African Davis Cup legends, including two former champions, have been presented with their Davis Cup Commitment Awards at this year’s Wimbledon Championships. Cliff Drysdale, Wayne Ferreira and Frew McMillan were given their awards, which go to players who have competed in 20 Davis Cup home or away ties during their career, by ITF President Francesco Ricci Bitti and Tennis South Africa President…

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National government spending breaks the R1 trillion mark

National government spending breaks the R1 trillion mark

National government spending breaks the R1 trillion mark The South African national government expenditure surpassed R1 trillion in the 2012/13 fiscal year, almost double the R567 billion spent in 2007/08. This was a finding from Stats SA’s Financial Statistics of National Government report, an annual release containing details of national government spending. Exploring expenditure trends over the last six years, the report shows that the increase in expenditure was mostly driven by increased allocations from national government to provincial governments. This increased from about R298…

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Labour Minister looking at national minimum wage

Highest inflation in almost five years

Highest inflation in almost five years Inflation hits 6,6% in May 2014, the highest rate in almost five years (6,8% in July 2009). The monthly increase is a modest 0,2%. The big jump in the annual rate is mainly as a result of a drop of 0,3% in the index in May 2013. This drop was mainly a result of a 73c/l drop in the petrol price and only modest changes in other groups in that month. Strong increases continue to be observed in food…

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Agricultural sector

9000 new employees in agricultural sector

According to Statistics SA, The number of employees in the formal non-agricultural sector of the South African economy increased from an estimated 8 498 000 employees in December 2013 to an estimated 8 507 000 employees in March 2014. Statistics South Africa released the results of the Quarterly Employment Statistics (QES) survey for March 2014 which indicate that an estimated 8 507 000 persons were employed in the formal non-agricultural sector. This reflects a quarterly increase of about 9 000 employees (+0,1%) between December 2013…

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Mandela Day

Mandela Day

South Africa has seen a myriad of protests by communities particularly against municipalities. Some were dubbed service delivery protests for one reason or the other. President Jacob Zuma during his State of the Nation Address outlined a number of measures to address challenges in various municipalities. These measures have put a sharp focus on municipalities. One of these interventions is the exciting campaign to clean municipalities. The President also used the opportunity to remind the country of the need for all South Africans to devote…

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