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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 …

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 …

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 …

Labour Minister intervenes in Numsa strike

Labour Minister intervenes in Numsa strike

Cape Town – Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant has announced that she will meet with the National Union of Metalworkers SA (Numsa) and the metal and engineering industry in a bid to ensure the strike does not drag out for longer. The minister said she wanted to find out why both sides failed to reach an …

Begrotingsposdebat vir die Departement van Vervoer: Suid-Afrika se gebrekkige openbare vervoerstelsel kort aandag

Begrotingsposdebat vir die Departement van Vervoer: Suid-Afrika se gebrekkige openbare vervoerstelsel kort aandag

‘n Holistiese vervoerplan is uiteindelik nodig om aan Suid-Afrika se behoeftes te voldoen aangesien openbare vervoer steeds baie gebrekkig is en sonder behoorlike planne deurgevoer word, sê adv. Anton Alberts, die VF Plus se parlementêre woordvoerder oor vervoer. Volgens adv. Alberts is ‘n goeie voorbeeld van die skewe beplanning die minister se geskrewe antwoord aan …

ANC-regering mors met land se minerale rykdom

Moord op vroue in Suid-Afrika bereik ongekende hoogtes

Toespraak: Begrotingsposdebat vir die Department van Mineralebronne: 15 Julie 2014 Dit is kommerwekkend dat die regering reeds sy lippe aflek vir die ontginning van skaliegas sonder dat die gevestigde minerale-industrie se probleme behoorlik behandel is, sê adv. Anton Alberts, die VF Plus se parlementêre woordvoerder oor minerale. Adv. Alberts sê die VF Plus is bekommerd …

BRICS Development Bank to be based in Shanghai

Entire African Continent to benefit from BRICS bank

Fortaleza – The emerging-market bloc of BRICS on Tuesday announced plans that will see the envisaged Development Bank being based in Shanghai, China. Plans are also in progress for a Contingent Reserve Arrangement (CRA). The five members of the group — Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) – laid out the designs of …

Russia, SA talk economic cooperation

Russia, SA talk economic cooperation

Fortaleza – Russian President Vladimir Putin and South African President Jacob Zuma have held talks on broader bilateral cooperation that could be given a new impulse after the South African elections. Starting the negotiations, President Putin congratulated President Zuma on his victory at the elections and said: “Now it is high time to recall our …

SA Government in talks over Karoo shale gas licenses

SA condemns deadly terrorist attacks in Kenya

Pretoria- The Department of Mineral Resources is in negotiations with the Department of Science and Technology with regards to the future of issuing licenses for shale gas exploration, Mineral Resources Minister, Ngoako Ramatlhodi, said on Tuesday. “We are in negotiations with the Department of Science and Technology on a few issues that have to be …

IFP: ON THE PASSING OF MS NADINE GORDIMER

IFP

The peaceful passing of Ms Nadine Gordimer on Sunday has given us pause to think of the many bright lights in the creative field of South Africa who used their talents to point out the need for social change and to push for political freedom. Ms Gordimer was foremost among them, and was recognised in …

Sanral besig met dreigtaktiek teen padgebruikers

Die Vryheidsfront Plus is nie verbaas dat die Nasionale Vervolgingsgesag (NVG) twee vervolgers aangewys het om met Sanral saam te werk om moontlike strafregtelike vervolging van nie-betalers van e-tol te ondersoek nie en beskou dit as deel van ‘n veldtog van afdreiging deur Sanral, sê adv. Anton Alberts, die VF Plus se parlementêre woordvoerder oor …

Water Affairs debate in SA parliament

Water Affairs debate in SA parliament

Cape Town – AM Mpontshane MP: “Honourable Chairperson, I am new in the portfolio of water and sanitation, however issues are not new to me, neither are the people. I live amongst the poorest of the poor and I know their daily struggles. The pictures of women carrying buckets of water on their heads, travelling …

Pres Zuma in Brazil for BRICS summit

SA condemns deadly terrorist attacks in Kenya

Pretoria – President Jacob Zuma, who is already in Brazil, will join leaders from Brazil, Russia, India and China, which make up the BRICS grouping, for their sixth summit. Accompanied by five cabinet ministers, as well as a business delegation, President Zuma will attend the two-day summit on Tuesday. The summit will be held under …

Nog ‘n plaasmoord bewys LUR verkeerd

Crime

Die plaasaanval en moord die afgelope naweek in Petrus Steyn dien as bewys dat die Vrystaatse LUR vir polisie, paaie en vervoer verkeerd is wanneer hy sê dat landelike beveiliging werk en daar geen krisis bestaan nie. Die LUR het verlede week tydens die begrotingsposdebat oor polisie, paaie en vervoer gesê dat die VF Plus …

VF Plus gaan klag indien by kommissie vir intellektuele-eiendomsreg en maatskappye om maatskappyregtelike onreëlmatighede rakende Hlaudi Motsoeneng te ondersoek

Moord op vroue in Suid-Afrika bereik ongekende hoogtes

Die VF Plus gaan na aanleiding van die Hlaudi Motsoeneng-aangeleentheid ‘n geskiedkundige klag indien by die kommissie vir maatskappye en intellektuele-eiendomsreg (CIPC), wat ingevolge die maatskappyereg die mag het om enige wanadministrasie in ‘n maatskappy te ondersoek. Volgens adv. Anton Alberts, die VF Plus se parlementêre woordvoerder oor handel en nywerheid, sal die kommissie gevra …

Five Correctional Services officials appear in court

Police

Worcester – Five Correctional Services officials are appearing in the Worcester Magistrate’s Court, this morning, following allegations of fraud and corruption. Four of the officials were arrested by police on Thursday while on duty and the other suspect was arrested at home. Their names will be revealed after their appearance. The five officials face a …

IFP: SCOPA STILL NEEDS TO ADDRESS ZULULAND MUNICIPALITY IRREGULARITIES

IFP

The IFP is highly perturbed that it did not get relevant answers from the Chairperson of the KZN Legislature’s Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa), Maggie Govender regarding the IFP’s stance that NFP leader, Mrs kaMagwaza-Msibi should appear before Scopa to explain expenditures during her tenure as Zululand District Municipality Mayor. Instead ANC officials responded. …

IFP: CALLS FOR AN INDABA TO STOP CHILD MURDERS

IFP

The IFP in KwaZulu calls on government to urgently arrange an Indaba, which will bring together all stakeholders from all walks of life, to discuss the killing of children after the body of a mutilated three-year-old boy was found in a disused room at St John’s Church in Pongola. “It is with utter disgust that …

IFP: GOVERNMENT HAS FAILED SHACK DWELLERS

IFP

The IFP has lashed out at the KwaZulu Natal Provincial Government for its failure to provide shack dwellers with decent houses. “As freezing weather persists around the country this is a painful time for shack dwellers. Marikana shack dwellers in Kokstad are yet another example of shack dwellers who bear the brunt of the KZN …

De Kock denied parole

Suspects nabbed for rhino poaching related crimes appear in court

Pretoria – Justice and Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha has denied former apartheid-era police colonel, Eugene de Kock, parole. De Kock was sentenced to 212 years in jail in 1996 for the murders he committed during the apartheid years. According to Minister Masutha, not all the due processes were followed properly, as families of the …

Wanbestuur vermoor mense

VF+

Die Vryheidsfront Plus het vandag die hantering van die gesondheidskrisis in die Vrystaat deur die ANC en die wyse waarop hulle die debat oor die Departement van Gesondheid gister in die Vrystaatse Wetgewer benader het, ten sterkste veroordeel. Die ANC-lede in die Wetgewer het ‘n bespotting en ‘n sirkus van die debat gemaak en ontken …