Category Archives: Politics

CDP

“Political” Cuban engineers communist imperialism – CDP

“Minister Nomvula Mokomyane’s statement that 34 Cuban engineers have been brought into the country to try and salvage our failing water reticulation systems and that they were chosen because of their political awareness, shows that the ANC is still firmly caught in the trap of a failed Communist ideology,” says Christian Democratic Party (CDP) leader, Rev. Theunis Botha. “The fact that she urged the engineers to involve themselves in South African politics smacks of pure communist imperialism. “There are many qualified South African citizens who…

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VF Plus-reaksie op pres. Zuma se 2015-staatsrede

Pres. Zuma het die geleentheid gemis om deur die staatsrede hoop en sekerheid te bring vir die toekoms. Die staatsrede was oninspirerend en ‘n herhaling van die ou bekende sake sonder enige nuwe inisiatiewe. Wat die buitelandse beleggers betref stuur die president botsende boodskappe en is dan verbaas dat beleggers hulle belange van SA na Nigerië en die res van Afrika verskuif. Die een oomblik by Davos smeek hy buitelanders om in SA te kom belê. Die volgende oomblik sê hy in die staatsrede dat…

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CDP

Focus SONA on national reconciliation – CDP

“It will be interesting to see how many times President Zuma blames Apartheid in his ‘State of the Nation’ address, for the woeful state of the nation, which has become the legacy of ANC rule,” says Rev. Theunis Botha, leader of the Christian Democratic Party (CDP). “We call on the President to deliver a proper ‘State of the Nation’ address, aimed at true reconciliation and with a visionary directive for the future of the country. We however, do not expect much his address, as the…

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CDP

EFF radicalism sets bad example-CDP

EFF radicalism sets bad example-CDP “Statements such as ‘we will die for Malema’ reflects the kind of radicalism the country can well do without,” says Rev. Theunis Botha, leader of the Christian Democratic Party (CDP). Botha referred to statements from some of those holding a night vigil ahead of the trial of Julius Malema, leader of the EFF. “Earlier Malema himself said he was prepared ‘kill for Zuma,’ which he was clearly not prepared to do as he did not fall onto his political sword…

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Scotland votes "No" to independence

Scotland votes “No” to independence

Edinburgh – The “No” campaign won the Scottish referendum on Friday to keep the territory within the United Kingdom. Chief Counting Officers Mary Pitcaithly and Sue Bruce for the city of Edinburgh announced that 55.42 percent of the Scots voted against independence while 44.58 percent voted in favour. With a turnout of 84.48 percent, the votes counting started immediately after the polling stations closed on Thursday night. The referendum was overseen by the British Electoral Commission, an independent elections watchdog and regulator of party and…

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Scotland votes "No" to independence

Scotland says no to independence

With the announced result at Fife, where 114 148 voted Yes and 139 788 No, the majority of the votes are in.  More than 50% of the voters has voted NO to becoming independent from Britain.  Early estimates of the exact percentage of no votes vary from 53 to 56 percent. More than 80 percent of the eligible voters voted in the poll.

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IFP

IFP: ANC USING STATE MONEY FOR ELECTION CAMPAIGN?

The IFP in the KwaZulu-Natal Legislature has questioned the very opportunistic “service delivery” that takes place in wards that will soon have by-elections and it is challenging the KZN Premier, Senzo Mchunu to name those departments that have been assigned to these wards, especially in the uMthonjaneni Municipality. There needs to be full disclosure on exactly how much has been budgeted for these so-called “service delivery” projects from provincial department funds. “The IFP’s question derives from reports that certain MECs and the Premier will be…

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lesotho

SA condemns military take-over in Lesotho

Pretoria – The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco) has warned the military in Lesotho that South Africa, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the African Union (AU) will not tolerate the unconstitutional take-over of the neighbouring mountain kingdom. On Saturday, the Lesotho Defence Force took over the radio and TV stations, resulting in a total black out in broadcast. The army had also taken over several police stations, including the police headquarters. The incidents have also forced Lesotho Prime Minister Tom Thabane…

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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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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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Numsa strike deplored – CDP

Numsa strike deplored – CDP “The Christian Democratic Party (CDP) condemns the upcoming Numsa strike, but is not at all surprised that it is imminent”, says CDP leader, Rev.Theunis Botha. “It is clear that the annual strike season has commenced, which this year will be even more damaging than in the past, due to the relative success of the Amcu-strike. “Striking has now become a way not only to improve wages and working conditions, but has also become a battle field for political power amongst…

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CDP

Gordhan has major task – CDP

“The Christian Democratic Party (CDP) supports minister Pravin Gordhan’s admission that the target of clean audits for municipalities by the end of the year is over ambitious,” says CDP leader, Rev. Theunis Botha. “The next step is to announce that cadre deployment – which is actually unconstitutional – will be scrapped, and replaced by a system of merit- appointments. Efforts to curb corruption must also be rigorously implemented. “We realise that Gordhan inherited this ridiculous target from predecessors, notably the highly controversial Sicelo Shiceka, who…

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Nuwe Swart Ekonomiese Bemagtiging (SEB)-punteskok is onwettig

VF Plus-reaksie op premier van die Vrystaat se Openingsrede

VF Plus-reaksie op premier van die Vrystaat se Openingsrede Premier Ace Magashule se openingsrede was ‘n wenslysie van onsamehangende drome wat nie binne die huidige realiteite kan realiseer nie. Hy het sy bes probeer om die geweldige krisisse wat die Vrystaat tans op verskillende vlakke ervaar te verbloem deur verwysings na lukrake, geïsoleerde projekte en suksesse wat geensins konkrete oplossings bied nie. Die premier het herhaaldelik frases, soos “ons wens” en “ons sal baie graag wil hê” gebruik. Die premier het geensins duidelike planne om…

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IFP

IFP: HELP BLACK BUSINESS STAND UP AGAIN

IFP: HELP BLACK BUSINESS STAND UP AGAIN The IFP has called upon the Premier of KwaZulu-Natal, Mr Senzo Mchunu, to act on his call on black businesspeople by channelling resources to help black businesspeople who were the victims of political violence. The IFP said this in a statement issued today in reaction to Premier Mchunu’s State of the Province Address in Pietermaritzburg. In his address, Premier Mchunu said “we are encouraging our compatriots in the townships and in rural areas to work hard and rekindle…

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MINISTER OF FINANCE REPLY TO QUESTION BY MR N SINGH MP

MINISTER OF FINANCE REPLY TO QUESTION BY MR N SINGH Mp 4. Mr N Singh (IFP) to ask the Minister of Finance: Whether, with regard to the current international economic climate and recent 0,6% contraction in the quarterly gross domestic product, the country is heading for another recession; if not, what steps does he intend to take to ensure that South Africa remains ahead of a recessionary curve; if so, what steps does he intend to take in order to mitigate the effects of such…

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SABC – Dumping of Afrikaans programming not true

SABC – Dumping of Afrikaans programming not true Johannesburg, 26 June 2014-The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) would like to express its misgivings on the article published today on TV with Thinus, an online publication, which claims to do news and analysis on South African Television. The Cape Town based self-proclaimed TV critic, Mr. Thinus Ferreira’s article is questionable and is perceived by the SABC as a move to cause confusion and to some extent instigate racial and linguistic divisions. The article alleges that SABC…

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