Category Archives: Public Services

Hawks

Municipal manager in dock for illegal dealings worth R5 million

Pretoria – The Municipal Manager of Swellendam Local Municipality in the Western Cape, Mr Cecil Mark Africa (70) was released on warning when he appeared at the George Regional Court on Wednesday after he was arrested by the Hawks for illegal dealings amounting to R5 million. It is alleged that Africa, who was the Director of Planning and Development at George Municipality as well as the Municipal Manager of the same municipality between 2004 and 2008, unlawfully and intentionally failed to take reasonable steps to…

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Waterkrisis dreig in Matlosana weens swak instandhouding

Die Adamayview-waterpompstasie, wat krities is tot die verskaffing van water aan verskeie woongebiede, is tans onder groot druk omdat daar slegs een pomp van die drie pompe operasioneel is. Hierdie pompstasie voorsien water aan onder andere Dawkinsville, Klerksdorp-sentraal, Oudorp, Doringkruin, Alabama en Jouberton, sê rdl. Michal Groenewald, Vryheidsfront Plus-raadslid van Matlosana. Hy sê indien hierdie enigste werkende pomp sou breek kan dit twee tot drie weke neem om te herstel. Dit beteken dat die grootste deel van Klerksdorp twee tot drie weke sonder water sal…

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Staatshospitale is nie voorbereid op groeiende aantal pasiënte nie

Met mediese fondse en privaathospitale wat tans onder die soeklig is weens die astronomiese kostes van hul dienste, is die vloei van pasiënte na staatshospitale besig om ingrypend toe te neem, sê me. Amanda de Lange, nasionale voorsitter van die Vryheidsfront Plus se vrouekomitee. De Lange sê die komitee is besig om staatshospitale in al die provinsies te besoek, en in die besonder kraamsale en baba-afdelings aangesien omstandighede in veral dié twee afdelings veel te wense oorlaat. Sy sê in baie gevalle is die hoeveelheid…

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Nersa moet verduidelik oor kragverhoging van 9,4%

Dit was roekeloos en uiters teleurstellend van die Nasionale Energiereguleerder (Nersa) om Eskom se swak bestuur te kondoneer deur in te stem tot ʼn kragverhoging van 9,4%, sê adv. Anton Alberts, die VF Plus se parlementêre woordvoerder oor energie. Adv. Anton Alberts sê die VF Plus is sterk gekant teen die verhoging, veral aangesien Eskom self bekommerd is oor die feit dat sy kliëntebasis deurlopend besig is om te krimp. Die jongste verhoging sal hiertoe bydra, en sal daartoe lei dat al hoe minder kliënte…

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IFP

Doctors Fail To Treat Rape Victim

The IFP calls on the KZN MEC of Health, Dr Sbongiseni Dhlomo to urgently investigate and take severe action against the doctors who failed to treat a rape victim at the Vryheid Provincial Hospital. “The 6 year old victim was allegedly raped by her father. When she was taken to the Vryheid Provincial Hospital yesterday at 3pm no doctors were available to help her. Then they call a Dr Idikar who is the hospital superintendent who told them that they must come the next day…

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IFP

IFP: The Lights Are Burning At Eskom

The Inkatha Freedom Party welcomes Eskom’s decision to suspend its CEO Mr Tshediso Matona and another three executive members of the parastatal. In a media briefing held at Megawat Park on Thursday, the power utility’s chairperson Mr Zola Tsotsi announced that this was to allow the Board of enquiry to look at the poor performance of generation plant delays in bringing the new generation plant on-stream, high costs of primary energy and cash flow challenges. The IFP’s Chief Whip in Parliament and spokesperson on Public…

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Bleeding Government owned companies to be turned around

No crisis at Eskom – CEO fiddles while Rome is burning

Even though internationally power utilities plan to exceed demand by 15% and in South Africa, the Government is by law the only legal supplier of electricity, and plans to even meet 95% of demand fails regularly, the CEO of the Government company, ESKOM, said that there is no crisis at ESKOM. “I don’t think there’s a crisis at Eskom. I think sometimes the reporting on the company creates the perception of a crisis,” its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Tshediso Matona said at a media briefing…

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Geen einde in sig met poskantoorstaking

Met die verlammende poskantoorstaking nou reeds in sy vyfde week, is daar steeds geen einde in sig nie en luidens ʼn skrywe van een van die betrokke vakbonde blyk dit dat die kritieke punt reeds bereik is waar alle poskantoor-werksaamhede tot ʼn stilstand kan kom, sê adv. Anton Alberts, die VF Plus se parlementêre woordvoerder oor kommunikasie. In die skrywe van die South African Postal Allied Workers Union (SAPAWU), gedateer 10 Oktober 2014, word gesê dat die SA Poskantoor (Sapo) nog ‘niks’ op die tafel…

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SA Poskantoor (Sapo) erken ‘desperate’ finansiële situasie in onderhandelinge met strydende vakbonde

Onheilspellende selfoonboodskappe waarin stakende poskantoorwerkers aan Marikana herinner word en aangesê word om hulself te bewapen met ‘pangas en alle soorte wapens’ hang tans soos ʼn donker wolk oor die SA Poskantoor (Sapo)–staking en onderhandelinge, sê adv . Anton Alberts, die VF Plus se parlementêre woordvoerder oor kommunikasie. Hy sê die VF Plus is ook in besit van dokumente waarin Sapo erken hy is in ʼn desperate (dire) finansiële posisie wat skikkingsopsies bemoeilik. Om die probleem te vererger is vakbonde in ʼn magstryd gewikkel wat…

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Staat moet nou ingryp by SA Poskantoor (Sapo)-staking voordat dit heeltemal handuit-ruk

Alles dui daarop dat die gewelddadige poskantoorstaking totaal buite beheer kan raak en die VF Plus doen ʼn beroep op die regering om sterk in te gryp voordat dit landwyd dieselfde vlakke van intensiteit en geweld bereik as in Gauteng. Adv. Anton Alberts, die VF Plus se parlementêre woordvoerder oor kommunikasie, sê inligting waaroor die VF Plus beskik, dui daarop dat die situasie uiters plofbaar is, en dat die betrokke vakbonde, onder wie die Communication Workers Union (CWU), hul lede in skrywes aanhits om ‘gereed…

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Inligting dui daarop dat poskantoor, nes alle ander staatsondernemings, bankrot is

Inligting wat nou in die VF Plus se besit gekom het, dui daarop dat die SA Poskantoor (Sapo), nes alle ander staatsinstellings, bankrot is, en dat dit die rede is waarom personeel van die poskantoor hierdie maand, vir ʼn heel eerste keer, nie op betaaldag betaal is nie, sê adv. Anton Alberts, die VF Plus se parlementêre woordvoerder oor kommunikasie. Adv. Alberts sê die situasie is uiters kommerwekkend aangesien die Poskantoor een van die belangrikste nutsmaatskappye vir die land is waarsonder kommunikasie en sake-ondernemings skade…

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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 to improve safety at key stations in Area North. “We are very proud to have completed this second stage of the project that began last year with the roll-out of…

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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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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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