Werkloosheid sal bly styg onder ANC-regering

Moord op vroue in Suid-Afrika bereik ongekende hoogtes

Die skokkende syfers oor werkloosheid wat gister deur Statistiek Suid-Afrika bekend gemaak is, staan in skrille kontras met pres. Jacob Zuma se verkiesingsbeloftes vroeër vanjaar om binne ʼn afsienbare tyd 6 miljoen nuwe werkgeleenthede te skep indien die ANC herkies sou word. Adv. Anton Alberts, die VF Plus se parlementêre woordvoerder oor Arbeid, sê veral …

Jacques Kallis retires from all international cricket

Ontong, Bavuma give SA “A” solid first-day start

JACQUES KALLIS today announced his retirement from all formats of international cricket. “I realized in Sri Lanka that my dream of playing in a World Cup was a bridge too far,” said Kallis in a statement. “Ï just knew on that tour that I was done. The squad that was in Sri Lanka is an …

MINISTER GRANT CONDEMNS ACTS OF VANDALISM ON METRORAIL INFRASTRUCTURE

Suspects nabbed for rhino poaching related crimes appear in court

In the early hours of this morning, I received distressing news of vicious acts of vandalism carried out by criminals on Metrorail infrastructure. These vandals reportedly butchered signal cables at the busy section between Philippi and Nyanga, adversely affecting the train service between Nyanga and Khayelitsha/Chris Hani and Kapteinsklip/Mitchells Plain (statement from Metrorail attached). The …

Latest Unemployment Figures Are Not A Good Story

IFP

The unemployment figures released yesterday by StatsSA are cause for great concern given that joblessness has now increased to 25.5% making this the highest unemployment rate since 2008. This concern is further compounded by the finding that the expanded unemployment figure, which includes persons who have stopped actively seeking employment stands at 35.6% Unemployment must …

Vakansieklubs: Kommissieverslag binnekort bekend

VF+

Die Verbruikerskommissie het vandag tydens ‘n vergadering van die parlementêre portefeuljekomitee oor handel en nywerheid bekend gemaak dat die lank verwagte verslag oor vakansieklubs bekend gemaak sal word teen einde Augustus/begin September 2004. Die VF Plus se parlementêre woordvoerder oor handel en nywerheid, adv. Anton Alberts, sê die VF Plus is verheug hieroor en glo …

CSA name unchanged Proteas Test Squad

CSA announced Proteas women’s team expanded

CRICKET SOUTH AFRICA (CSA) today named an unchanged Castle Lager Proteas test squad for the one-off Test match against Zimbabwe next month. “The Proteas have earned a vote of confidence,” commented CSA selection convener Andrew Hudson. “We will be naming the ODI squad for the three-match series against Zimbabwe next week and will give consideration …

Proteas hold out for draw, gain No. 1 Test ranking

CSA announced Proteas women’s team expanded

THE Castle Lager Proteas added Colombo 2014 to the defiant memories of Adelaide 2012 and Johannesburg 2013 as they fought their way to a tense draw in the final Test match against Sri Lanka at the Sinhalese Sports Club on Monday. The draw enabled them to win only their second Test series in Sri Lanka …

Business to showcase SA in Thailand

Bankok – A South African business delegation has arrived in Thailand for the Outward Selling and Investment Mission (OSIM), where they will profile the country as an investment destination of choice. The delegation, which is supported by Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), will participate in various business-to-business meetings, site visits and trade and …

Mashaba named as new Bafana coach

Pretoria – Ephraim “Shakes” Mashaba been appointed as the new Bafana Bafana coach. The South African Football Association (SAFA) made the announcement on Saturday following weeks of speculation as to who would take over the post. The 63-year-old takes over from Gordon Igesund, whose contract had expired. Announcing the appointment of Mashaba at a media …

SOUTH AFRICAN WORLD TENNIS RANKINGS

South Africa draw Turkey in Davis Cup 2015

Kevin Anderson slips out of the world’s top 20 Ruan Roelofse makes major jump on new world rankings Men Singles Previous Current 17 21 Kevin Anderson 489 489 Fritz Wolmarans 541 534 Tucker Vorster 572 571 Dean O’Brien 736 610 Ruan Roelofse 680 616 Nik Scholtz 630 635 Rik de Voest 893 885 Damon Gooch …

SA Government biased in favour of Hamas in Israel conflict

SA condemns deadly terrorist attacks in Kenya

Pretoria: The South African Government Information Website, ironically called “SA News” published in headline: ” Truce cut short as Israel resumes attack on Gaza” but in the opening sentence of the South African Governments own article it clearly states: “Jerusalem – The Israeli military says it is resuming the offensive on the Gaza Strip, cutting …

Kommer oor standaard en veiligheid van lugvaart in Suid-Afrika na byna noodlottige ongeluk by Port-Elizabeth Lughawe

Kommer oor standaard en veiligheid van lugvaart in Suid-Afrika na byna noodlottige ongeluk by Port-Elizabeth Lughawe

Daar sal indringend ondersoek gedoen moet word na die veiligheid van lugvaart in Suid-Afrika na ‘n ‘byna noodlottige ongeluk’ twee weke gelede (10 Julie) by die lughawe in Port Elizabeth, sê adv. Anton Alberts, die VF Plus se parlementêre woordvoerder oor Vervoer. Mnr. Thabelo Ledwaba van die Burgerlugvaart-Owerheid van Suid-Afrika, het vandag aan die VF …

ANC ‘transformeer’ Suid-Afrika oor die ekonomiese afgrond

Nuwe Swart Ekonomiese Bemagtiging (SEB)-punteskok is onwettig

Suid-Afrika se ekonomie stagneer en ekonomiese beweegruimte raak al hoe minder vir die regering. Alhoewel buitelandse faktore ʼn rol speel, moet die ANC ʼn groot deel van die skuld hiervoor kry weens verkeerde beleidskeuses, sê adv. Anton Alberts, die VF Plus se parlementêre woordvoerder oor die ekonomie. Adv. Alberts het vandag in sy toespraak in …

CLEAN SWEEP FOR SOUTH AFRICAN TENNIS JUNIORS

Petro gets better with age

Kris Van Wyk and Lee Barnard capture double titles at The Wanderers Junior ITF Van Wyk and Barnard both win second international titles Johannesburg, South Africa – South African junior tennis players enjoyed a good week at The Wanderers Junior ITF tournament in Johannesburg. In a clean sweep of titles for the host nation, Kris …

DON’T BANK ON IT

Special Assignment

This week’s episode of Special Assignment takes a further look into the R699 scandal, following a barrage of calls from many disgruntled customers, who provided further details about their bad experiences with car dealer and agent – Satinsky 128. We focus our attention on the role that Nedbank’s MFC, ABSA Bank and Standard Bank played …

SOUTH AFRICAN PLAYERS DOMINATE INTERNATIONAL JUNIOR TOURNAMENT

Tennis

SOUTH AFRICAN PLAYERS DOMINATE INTERNATIONAL JUNIOR TOURNAMENT Johannesburg, South Africa – In a major boost for junior and development tennis in South Africa, local players are dominating the ITF Wanderers International Junior tournament being played in Johannesburg. In todays (Thursdays) semi-finals, all eight players in the boys and girls singles were from South Africa. In …

SOUTH AFRICA WELL REPRESENTED IN JUNIOR CHALLENGE WORLDWIDE FINALS

South Africa draw Turkey in Davis Cup 2015

Johannesburg, South Africa – Defending champions, South Africa will be well represented at the International Club under 16 Junior Challenge Worldwide finals in London next week. The International Lawn Tennis Club of Great Britain (IC of GB) will host the IC U16 Junior Challenge Worldwide Finals on the Championship courts at The All England Lawn …

Govt recommits to fast-track land reform

SA condemns deadly terrorist attacks in Kenya

Pretoria – Government has recommitted to urgently accelerate the pace of land reform in South Africa, Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti announced on Wednesday. Delivering the department’s Budget Vote in Parliament, Minister Nkwinti said land reform must represent “a radical and rapid break from the past”, without significantly disrupting agricultural production and …

SA Oceans can create 1 Million new job opportunities

Pretoria – South Africa’s oceans have the potential to create between 800 000 and one million direct jobs, which will be realised through Operation Phakisa. Briefing the media on Thursday following Cabinet’s regular meeting, Communication Minister Faith Muthambi said the executive had welcomed the launch of Operation Phakisa, which is set to contribute up to …

SA Government to act on Gaza and situation in Ukraine

SA condemns deadly terrorist attacks in Kenya

Cape Town – President Jacob Zuma will dispatch a team to Israel to convey government’s concerns over the inhumane killings through the ground invasion on the Gaza strip. International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane made this announcement when she tabled her Budget Vote in Parliament on Tuesday. She also announced that South Africa would …

“EFF Red Brigade” thugs promote anarchy – CDP

CDP

“With a callous disregard for the law, young red brigade thugs, rampaged through the streets of Johannesburg, attacking and stealing from poor mothers trying to eke out a living selling their wares on the side of the street.” Says Rev Theunis Botha, Leader of the Christian Democratic Party (CDP). “This shows an absolute disregard for …

TENNIS: ROUND 2 RESULTS OF THE WANDERERS JUNIOR ITF

Kia South Africa Fed Cup Team Media Day

Round 2 results of the Wanderers Junior ITF being played in Illovo, Gauteng. Singles Round 2 Boys 1-Brandon Laubser (RSA) bt Lance-Pierre du Toit (RSA) 6-3 6-4 Michael Copeland (RSA) bt Altus Karsten (RSA) 4-6 7-5 6-3 4-Kris van Wyk (RSA) bt Rhys Milne (RSA) 7-6 (6) 6-1 8-Innocent Tidimane (Bot) bt Hubert Badenhorst (RSA) …