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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 …

JOINT MEDIA STATEMENT: MINISTER OF TRANSPORT AND PUBLIC WORKS, DONALD GRANT, AND METRORAIL REGIONAL MANAGER RICHARD WALKER

NEW HIGH MAST LIGHTS TO MAKE EIKENFONTEIN STATION SAFER FOR COMMUTERS This morning, Transport and Public Works Minister Donald Grant, and Metrorail Regional Manager Richard Walker, initiated the high mast lighting at the Eikenfontein train station. The high mast lighting is part of a joint initiative launched last year, in line with our ongoing efforts …

CDP questions Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s appointment

CDP

CDP questions Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s appointment “Is it not ironic that, on the same day Hlaudi Motsoeneng is called an enemy of media freedom in Die Burger’s editorial, it was announced that he had been permanently appointed in the position of Chief Operational Officer of the SABC.” says Christian Democratic Party (CDP) leader, Rev. Theunis Botha. …

IFP: NFP LEADER MUST APPEAR BEFORE SCOPA

IFP

The IFP calls on the KZN Chairperson of Scopa to set as a matter of urgency a date with NFP leader, Mrs Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi, to appear before the Standing Committee on Public Accounts (SCOPA ) in the KZN Legislature. Failing this a formal summons must be given for her to appear. “As kaMagwaza-Msibi has been …

Poverty eradication top of UN forum agenda

UN to scale-up Ebola response

South Africa is set to join other UN member countries to thrash out long-term measures to beat poverty and widespread inequality. Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini will today be among the panellists sitting in the United Nations High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in New York. The minister is expected to make a presentation on …

Electricity demand to increase

Bleeding Government owned companies to be turned around

While the system is stable, the demand for electricity is expected to increase due to cold weather predicted for Gauteng, says Eskom. “The system is stable, but still tight over the evening peak. The demand is expected to increase into the week, due to cold weather forecasted for Gauteng,” said the power utility in its …

Toespraak in die begrotingsdebat oor Sport, Kuns, Kultuur en Ontspanning in die Vrystaatse Wetgewer

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Toespraak in die begrotingsdebat oor Sport, Kuns, Kultuur en Ontspanning in die Vrystaatse Wetgewer Sport het ‘n kuns geword en kuns het ‘n kultuur geword. Sport is vandag oor die hele wêreld heen besig om ‘n allesoorheersende faktor te word. Sport is ‘n ekonomiese funksie wat oordeelkundig bestuur moet word om sodoende die potensiaal te …

IFP: MNAMBITHI MUNICIPALITY MUST BE BLAMED FOR POOR SERVICE DELIVERY

IFP

IFP: MNAMBITHI MUNICIPALITY MUST BE BLAMED FOR POOR SERVICE DELIVERY The IFP believes that the Mnambithi Municipality in KwaZulu Natal should take the blame for poor service delivery which has resulted in water shortages at the Department of Education offices in Ladysmith. “Reports allege that it has been three months now since the offices were …