Category Archives: Government

Investigation into EFF conduct

ECONOMIC FREEDOM FIGHTERS WESTERN CAPE PRESS STATEMENT ON THE N2 GATEWAY PROJECT CRISIS IN LANGA

The chaos that has ensued at the N2 Gateway Project in Langa is once again indicative of the housing crisis in Cape Town and the Western Cape at large. We have always felt that any legitimate process should be transparent and that a transparent mechanism for housing allocation is essential to eliminate any conflict. The Western Cape government still delivers housing along Apartheid spatial design; housing development for Africans still takes place in what has been classified as an African area under Apartheid. These communities…

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CDP

CDP questions Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s appointment

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. “In the context of the Public Protector’s report calling Motsoeneng a liar, amongst other things, for falsely stating that he had matric, his appointment makes a mockery of the ANC’s…

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IFP

IFP: NFP LEADER MUST APPEAR BEFORE SCOPA

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 appointed Deputy Minister of Science and Technology we think it vital for her to appear before SCOPA to address the serious claims of abuse of public funds which were levelled…

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IFP

IFP: NATIONAL DEPARTMENT SHOULD SPEED UP INVESTIGATION INTO RADIOGRAPHY MACHINES

The IFP in KZN calls on the National Department of Health to speed up its investigation regarding the servicing of the life-saving Radiography Cancer machines that have been an issue for far too long at Addington Hospital, Durban. The IFP KZN Health Spokesperson, Ncamisile Nkwanyana MPL, today said, “It is time to put people suffering from cancer first,” she said. “We call on the National Department of Health and National Treasury to speed up their investigation as the lives of people are being adversely affected…

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Nuwe Swart Ekonomiese Bemagtiging (SEB)-punteskok is onwettig

Met die oproep van die EFF om weg te doen met Die Stem begroot hy vir ’n toekoms vol konflik

Die VF Plus verwerp met minagting die oproep van die EFF om weg te doen met Die Stem as deel van die volkslied en waarsku die EFF dat hy met dié onversoenende optrede ‘n omgewing skep waarin konflik kan ontstaan, sê adv. Anton Alberts, die VF Plus se parlementêre woordvoerder oor kommunikasie. Dit volg nadat Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, EFF-LP en dié party se nasionale woordvoerder, vanoggend in ’n gesamentlike sitting van die portefeuljekomitee oor kommunikasie en telekommunikasie en die posdiens hierdie uitlating gemaak het. Adv. Alberts…

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UN to scale-up Ebola response

Poverty eradication top of UN forum agenda

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 long-term solutions to end the cycle of poverty and inequality. Her presentation will be made during a Ministerial Dialogue that will provide a platform for other panellists, lead discussants and…

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Bleeding Government owned companies to be turned around

Electricity demand to increase

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 system status bulletin on Monday. Last week, the weather service warned of cold weather due to a cold front. Eskom called on consumers to pull together to help beat the…

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

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 ontgin en ekonomiese groei te bewerkstellig en maatskaplike opheffing te weeg te bring. Die kunste het net soveel ekonomiese en maatskaplike potensiaal wat ontgin kan word. Kunstefeeste het ‘n mode…

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IFP

IFP: MNAMBITHI MUNICIPALITY MUST BE BLAMED FOR POOR SERVICE DELIVERY

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 closed due to water shortages but nothing has happened to solve this crisis. We need to know what the Department of Education is doing to solve this problem. How are…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Police

Police express outrage

Pretoria – National Police Commissioner General Riah Phiyega has expressed outrage and concern about the rate at which police officers continue to be killed by criminals. Over the past five days, five police officers were killed – one in Gauteng, another in Limpopo and three in the Western Cape. On Friday, Lieutenant Colonel Knox Chauke, a training coordinator at the Human Resources Division (SAPS Head Office), was gunned down in front of his house in Kagiso. Nothing was taken from him. On Sunday, Lieutenant Yezindaba…

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