Category «National»

Through The Grapevine

Through The Grapevine As the African National Congress prepares to start its policy discussions this weekend, one of which is a discussion under economic transformation regarding land reform and its intention to return land to the people and provide them with the necessary support, this week’s Special Assignment exposes the alleged corruption inherent in the …

Health Ombudsman to investigate allegations of psychiatric patients death

The Minister of Health Dr Aaron Motsoaledi has asked the Office of Health Ombudsman to investigate allegations that 36 psychiatric patients in Gauteng died after transferred from Life Health Care, Esidimeni into care of Non-governmental organizations early this year. The decision to ask the Health Ombudsman to investigate this allegations was taken after a marathon …

State of Limbo

  “…I was told at home affairs that if I die and my ID is still blocked my family will not be able to apply for a death certificate.” Samson Ndhlovu, father of three. An increasing number of South Africans’ ID’s have been blocked by Home Affairs for various reasons. Experts say blocking a person’s …

Minister Jonas se erkenning het ingrypende implikasies vir Zuma

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Mnr. Mcebisi Jonas, adjunkminister van finansies, se erkenning dat die Gupta-familie die pos van minister van finansies hom aangebied het, het ingrypende implikasies vir president Zuma. Dit verswak sy posisie in die openbare oog en waarskynlik ook binne die ANC verder. Me. Vytjie Mentoor het gister presies dieselfde stellings oor die Guptas se rol gemaak …

Vingerwysing na wit vlieëniers van SAL verstom

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Dit is uiters onverantwoordelik en kommerwekkend dat alle wit vlieëniers van die Suid-Afrikaanse Lugdiens (SAL) nou onder verdenking geplaas word deur hulle selfs van ‘sabotasie’ te beskuldig, sê adv. Anton Alberts, die VF Plus se parlementêre woordvoerder oor vervoer. Luidens ʼn berig in die Business Day Live is mnr. John Harty, voorsitter van die SAL …

ANC-dubbelpratery skep verwarring oor beleid rakende pensioenfondse

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Gaan die ANC nou pensioenfondse teiken, of is dit ten minste voorlopig steeds veilig? Dit is die vraag wat ontstaan nadat ANC-dubbelpratery oor die aangeleentheid, soos in talle ander gevalle, tot groot onsekerheid oor belangrike beleidsake lei, sê adv. Anton Alberts, die VF Plus se parlementêre woordvoerder oor finansies. In sy antwoord op ʼn parlementêre …

Huisroof in SA neem 105% toe in een dekade

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“Die aanval op die bekende ekonoom, Dawie Roodt en sy gesin, plaas huisroof in Suid-Afrika opnuut in die kollig. Roof by woonhuise, as die misdaad wat die meeste gevrees word in Suid-Afrika, het met 105% die afgelope tien jaar toegeneem. Van 9 391 gevalle in 2004/05 tot 19 284 in 2013/14 volgens die Polisie se …

VF Plus-reaksie op Begroting 2015/16

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Dit is ’n hartseer dag as die regering dit nodig ag om vir die eerste keer in twintig jaar die persoonlike belasting met een persentasiepunt te verhoog. Dit beteken dat die regering deur die resessie tydperk en deur ander terugslae daarin geslaag het om met ander metodes die boeke te laat klop, maar nou nie …

VF Plus lig Verenigde Nasies in oor probleme in SA wat minderheidsgemeenskappe raak

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Die VF Plus is tans besig om in Genève, Switserland, die wêreld deur die Verenigde Nasies (VN) se Menseregtekommissie-Forum in te lig oor ʼn verskeidenheid probleme wat minderheidsgemeenskappe in Suid-Afrika direk raak, sê dr. Pieter Mulder, leier van die VF Plus. Dr. Mulder is vergesel van mnr. André Fourie, voorsitter van die VF Plus se …

SA Governement pleading for all citizens to help with economy

SA condemns deadly terrorist attacks in Kenya

Alice, Eastern Cape – Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene says ordinary citizens must work with government in order to address the domestic challenges the economy faces. “These challenges are domestic and thus within our control… we have direct control over the shortages of electricity, over our labour relations and over our policies,” said Minister Nene during …

Government releases SA population statistics

SA condemns deadly terrorist attacks in Kenya

Pretoria – South Africa’s population is estimated to be at 54 million with the life expectancy of the population at 61-years of age, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) announced on Thursday. Stats SA released the Mid-year Population Estimates stated that life expectancy has increased from an estimated 52-years in 2005 to 61-years in 2014. The …