Category Archives: Society

Police

Major Electricity fraud in Gauteng 22 Arrested

Johannesburg – The Executive Mayor of Johannesburg, Parks Tau, says a year-long investigation into corruption and fraud cases at the City of Johannesburg has resulted in 22 arrests. The arrests include two City Power employees, two City of Johannesburg officials as well as external contractors and members of the public. Briefing media in Johannesburg on Thursday, the Mayor said it was believed that as a result of the fraudulent activities, R200 million had been lost in revenue. The city has recovered R107 million of the…

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CDP

Legacies of cadre deployment and affirmative action disastrous and deadly – CDP

“The ANC’s policies of cadre deployment and affirmative action both of which are key components of their ideology and practices are not only hampering economic growth and preventing the essential maintenance of infrastructure necessary for proper service delivery, but is now beginning to cost lives.” Says, Rev Theunis Botha, Leader of the Christian Democratic Party, (CDP). “These policies are directly responsible for the deterioration of municipalities nationwide, who in their rush for racial transformation and jobs for the politically connected have appointed many managers with…

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Crime

Police crack down on dagga distribution network

Johannesburg – The three suspects arrested for possession of dagga, with a street value of about R500 000, will appear in the Jeppe Magistrate’s Court today. The Hawks’ Organised Crime Unit intercepted a dagga distribution network when they arrested three suspects for possession of dagga in the West Rand on Tuesday night. The suspects, two females aged 38 and 36 and a man aged 32, were caught while driving down Main Reef Road in Denver, in a minibus. “Ten bags of dagga that had been…

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Suspects nabbed for rhino poaching related crimes appear in court

Four to appear in court after abalone bust

Four foreign nationals are expected to appear in the Benoni Magistrate’s Court this morning following the discovery of abalone in Benoni. The suspects, one Chinese national and three Mozambican nationals, were arrested on Monday morning during a raid at an illegal drying facility in Rynfield, Benoni. More than 50 000 units of abalone were discovered. Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries spokesperson, Lionel Adendorf, said that during the joint operation — involving officials from the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and the South African Police Service…

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CDP

CDP reacts to yet another farm murder

CDP reacts to yet another farm murder “The latest farm murder, that of Mr. Rudolph Pretorius near Groblersdal again emphasises the necessity for the Human Rights Commission’s planned hearing into farm murders,” says Christian Democratic Party leader, Rev.Theunis Botha. “The latest farm attack was the sixth in a month in the Groblersdal area. “We also noted a farm attack at Reitz where the 47 year old Andre van Greunen was wounded. Van Greunen apparently wounded one of his three attackers who later died of his…

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Crime

Plaasaanval op Vrystaatse boer

Die VF Plus veroordeel ten sterkste die jongste plaasaanval wat Sondag, 6 Julie 2014, op Reitz plaasgevind het waarin mnr. André van Greunen deur drie verdagtes in sy huis aangeval is.  Jan van Niekerk, provinsiale leier van die Vryheidsfront Plus in die Vrystaat sê die toename in plaasaanvalle die afgelope maande in die Vrystaat is ’n  ernstige bron van kommer. Die VF Plus verwelkom die Menseregte Kommissie se ondersoek na plaasaanvalle en dring daarop aan dat dit spoedig afgehandel moet word en dat die bevindings…

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Mandela Day food parcel initiative kicks-off

Mandela Day food parcel initiative kicks-off The Mandela Day food parcel initiative has kicked-off with the distribution of over 17 000 food parcels to primary school learners in Alexandra Township, near Johannesburg. The Food Parcel Project is part of a three year partnership with the Department of Basic Education, Tiger Brands and the Nelson Mandela Foundation. The initiative aims to contribute towards the eradication of food insecurity that affects learners and sustains them during the long school holidays. It has seen 12 million daily meals…

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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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