Crime

Nog ‘n plaasmoord bewys LUR verkeerd

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 verkeerd is dat daar ‘n krisis bestaan en gesê dat sy departement se landelike beveiligingsplan werk. Die soveelste plaasaanval in die Vrystaat bewys dat hierdie misdaad as ‘n prioriteit geklassifiseer…

Read More »

South Africa draw Turkey in Davis Cup 2015

SOUTH AFRICAN WORLD TENNIS RANKINGS

SOUTH AFRICAN WORLD TENNIS RANKINGS Kevin Anderson cements himself in world’s top 20 Men Singles Previous Current 17 17 Kevin Anderson 542 539 Tucker Vorster 547 545 Fritz Wolmarans 566 567 Dean O’Brien 627 628 Rik de Voest 685 683 Nik Scholtz 701 748 Ruan Roelofse 886 894 Damon Gooch 1,094 1,092 Jean Andersen 1,523 1,522 Jacob de Klerk Doubles Previous Current 22 25 Raven Klaasen 84 84 Kevin Anderson 230 263 Ruan Roelofse 334 314 Dean O’Brien 471 414 Rik de Voest 471 474…

Read More »

Labour Minister intervenes in Numsa strike

Continuing NUMSA strike action slows mining production

According to Stats SA, Mining production decreased by 6,5% year-on-year in May 2014. The largest negative growth rates were recorded for Platinum Group Metals (PGMs) (-48,5%), ‘other’ non-metallic minerals (-13,3%) and building materials (-11,7%). The main contributor to the 6,5% decrease was PGMs (contributing -10,4 percentage points). Iron ore was a significant positive contributor (contributing 3,1 percentage points). The crippling strike action that began on the 23rd of January 2014 in the platinum sector had a negative impact on total mining production. For the first…

Read More »

Tennis

FINAL RESULTS OF THE DUNLOP CLASSIC

Final results of the Dunlop Classic, part of the KeyHealth series being played in Johannesburg, Gauteng. Singles Finals Men Boys 12 6-Codie Van Schalkwyk (WP) bt 7-Carl Roothman (Bol) 6-4 3-6 6-2 Boys 14 3-Jonathan Bulmer (GC) bt 4-Joubert Klopper (FS) 6-2 1-6 6-2 Boys 16 1-Jd Malan (WP) bt 2-Lance-Pierre Du Toit (Bol) bt 6-2 6-4 Men 1-Ruben Alberts (GN) bt 5-Aidan Carrazedo (GC) 6-2 6-2 Women Girls 12 4-Delien Kleinhans (FS) bt 2-Rochelle Pienaar (EP) 4-6 6-3 6-3 Girls 14 1-Maja Gledic (GC)…

Read More »

Tennis

SEMI-FINAL RESULTS OF THE DUNLOP CLASSIC

Semi-final results of the Dunlop Classic, part of the KeyHealth series being played in Johannesburg, Gauteng. Singles Semi-finals Men Boys 12 6-Codie Van Schalkwyk (WP) bt 2-Tinashe Taruberekera (GC) 2-6 6-2 6-1 7-Carl Roothman (Bol) bt 3-Connor Kruger (GN) 6-2 2-6 6-4 Boys 14 3-Jonathan Bulmer (GC) bt Taine Bernhard (GC) 6-4 6-3 4-Joubert Klopper (FS) bt 1-Hugh Morgan (GC) 6-2 6-4 Boys 16 1-Jd Malan (WP) bt 6-Jandre’ Lessing (EP) 6-3 6-3 2-Lance-Pierre Du Toit (Bol) bt 7-Hubert Badenhorst (FS) bt 7-6 (1) 1-6…

Read More »

Tell your story, urges Deputy Minister Ndabeni-Abrahams

Mandela book drive to get children reading

Pretoria – Children in schools around Gauteng will be able to share the rich story of former President Nelson Mandela, thanks to a book drive by the provincial Education Department. Launched on Friday by the department, in partnership with Lead SA, the book drive aims to get South Africans to donate books about Madiba as part of activities planned for Mandela Day. The initiative has received support from Madiba’s long-time friends, Advocate George Bizos and Ahmed Kathrada. Speaking at the launch of the 2014 Gauteng…

Read More »

Moord op vroue in Suid-Afrika bereik ongekende hoogtes

VF Plus gaan klag indien by kommissie vir intellektuele-eiendomsreg en maatskappye om maatskappyregtelike onreëlmatighede rakende Hlaudi Motsoeneng te ondersoek

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 word om ondersoek in te stel na moontlike onregmatige optrede deur Faith Muthambi, minister van kommunikasie, die SAUK se raad, en sy bedryfshoof, Hlaudi Motsoeneng. “Sover ons weet is dit…

Read More »

Police

Five Correctional Services officials appear in court

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 series of charges in terms of various sections of legislation governing the prevention and combating of corruption, as well as drugs. The South Africa Police Service (SAPS) made the arrest…

Read More »

400 jobs created with Chinese deal

Port Elizabeth – The production of up to 5 000 trucks at the newly launched First Automobile Works (FAW) vehicle assembly plant in Coega, Port Elizabeth, is good news for job creation in the country. Speaking before President Jacob Zuma launched the R600-million plant on Thursday, Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies, said hundreds of jobs would result from FAW operations in the Eastern Cape. Located in Zone 2 of the Coega Industrial Development Zone (IDZ), the production plant is funded jointly by China…

Read More »

IFP

IFP: SCOPA STILL NEEDS TO ADDRESS ZULULAND MUNICIPALITY IRREGULARITIES

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. “Officials in the ANC KwaZulu-Natal Caucus are not spokespersons for Scopa, therefore why are they have answering on behalf of it? They have not been elected as Chairperson of Scopa…

Read More »

IFP

IFP: CALLS FOR AN INDABA TO STOP CHILD MURDERS

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 we continue to witness these atrocities in our communities. This shows that many have no conscience,” said IFP Spokesperson on Social Development, Mrs Ncamisile Nkwanyana. “While nothing can reverse the…

Read More »

IFP

IFP: GOVERNMENT HAS FAILED SHACK DWELLERS

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 Governments failure to provide decent houses. This begs the question of how many other shack dwellers are experiencing a similar situation?,” said IFP Spokesperson on Human Settlements, Mr Joshua Mazibuko,…

Read More »

IFP

IFP: PRINCIPAL HAS NO RIGHT TO TRANSFER LEARNERS WITHOUT PARENTAL CONSENT

The IFP in Kwazulu-Natal has expressed concern over a decision taken by the principal of Ngali High School, in Emvuyane, Vryheid to transfer learners to another school without consulting their parents. The IFP KZN, Education Spokesperson, Thembeni kaMadlopha-Mthethwa MPL, today said, “The principal had no right to transfer learners from one school to another without consulting their parents for whatever reason.” “The IFP calls on the KZN Department of Education to immediately attend to this matter as learners have to be back at school soon…

Read More »

VF+

Voedselsekerheid word bedreig

Wouter Wessels, LPW van die Vryheidsfront Plus in die Vrystaatse Wetgewer, het gister tydens die begrotingsposdebat van die Departement Landbou daarop gewys dat die grootste bedreiging vir landbou in Suid-Afrika wanpersepsies en veralgemening is. Hy het daarop gewys dat dit verkeerd is om te dink dat alle swart boere misluk, maar dat dit ook net so verkeerd is om te dink dat alle wit boere ryk is en dat alle wit boere hul werkers sleg behandel en sleg betaal. Wessels het ook daarop gewys dat…

Read More »

Kia South Africa Fed Cup Team Media Day

QUARTERFINAL RESULTS OF THE DUNLOP CLASSIC

Quarterfinal results of the Dunlop Classic being played in Johannesburg, Gauteng. Singles Quarterfinals Men Boys 12 2-Tinashe Taruberekera (GC) bt Ruben Fortuin (Bol) 7-5 6-3 3-Connor Kruger (GN) bt Tatenda Mutetwa (Zim) 3-6 7-6 (4) 6-4 6-Codie Van Schalkwyk (WP) bt 4-Tom Mchugh (Bol) 6-0 6-0 7-Carl Roothman (Bol) bt 1-Robbie Arends (WP) 6-2 1-6 6-2 Boys 14 1-Hugh Morgan (GC) bt 8-William Wilson (GN) 7-6 (1) 3-6 6-3 3-Jonathan Bulmer (GC) bt 5-Pierre Malan (WP) 6-1 6-1 4-Joubert Klopper (FS) bt Victor Putter (GN)…

Read More »

Suspects nabbed for rhino poaching related crimes appear in court

De Kock denied parole

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 victims were not informed or consulted about De Kock’s parole application, as required by law. Last month, the Gauteng High Court issued an order to the Minister of Justice and…

Read More »

VF+

Wanbestuur vermoor mense

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 dat daar enigsins ‘n krisis in die Departement bestaan. Die LUR het eerder gekies om lede van die opposisie persoonlik te beledig en hulle allerhande psigiatriese afwykings en ander siektes…

Read More »

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…

Read More »

Reforms to take the sting out of retirement

Pretoria – Retirement reforms proposed by government are aimed at ensuring that pension fund members are better protected and can retire comfortably, National Treasury says. “We have noted public concerns that are fuelled by rumours that government will take away people’s hard-earned pensions and prevent them from accessing their funds. These rumours are based on a misunderstanding of Government’s proposals,” said Treasury in a statement. “We would like to assure citizens that government has no intention to nationalise people’s pension/provident funds or prevent them from…

Read More »

Minister Peters calls for thorough audit of traffic police

Pretoria – Transport Minister Dipuo Peters has urged the board and management of the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) to conduct a thorough audit of the calibre of officers attached to the national traffic police. Minister Peters said the RTMC must rid its ranks of “rotten apples”, as only men and women of integrity can carry out the task of saving people’s lives on the roads. “There’s no room for criminal elements in the service. Criminals should not be allowed to masquerade as servants of…

Read More »

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…

Read More »

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…

Read More »

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…

Read More »