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

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, …

UN condemns attack in South Sudan

UN to scale-up Ebola response

Juba – Following an attack by opposition forces in South Sudan, the United Nations is calling for all offensive operations to immediately end and for both sides to resume suspended peace talks. In an emailed statement, the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) confirmed that armed youth and defected soldiers (SPLA in Opposition) loyal to …

SOUTH AFRICAN WORLD TENNIS RANKINGS

Tennis

Final berth in Sweden moves Chani Scheepers up the world rankings Fritz Wolmarans moves into the top 500 of world tennis Men Singles Previous             Current 17                     17 Kevin Anderson 545                   489 Fritz Wolmarans 539                   541 Tucker Vorster 567                   572 Dean O’Brien 628                   630 Rik de Voest 683                   680 Nik Scholtz 748                   736 Ruan Roelofse 894                   …

Pres Zuma to launch Operation Phakisa

SA condemns deadly terrorist attacks in Kenya

Pretoria – President Jacob Zuma will today launch the first phase of Operation Phakisa – an initiative aimed at fast-tracking the delivery of the priorities outlined in the National Development Plan (NDP). President Zuma first announced Operation Phakisa during his reply to the State of the Nation Address debate, last month. The operation is modelled …

Mandela Day lights up senior faces

Mandela Day lights up senior faces

Cape Town – The faces of senior citizens at the Imizamo Home for the Aged, in Hout Bay, lit up after they were visited by Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown, on Mandela Day. Minister Brown says many people are what they are today because they were raised and looked after by senior citizens. Because of …

Deputy President spreads Mandela cheer at hospital

SA condemns deadly terrorist attacks in Kenya

Mahikeng – Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa, on Friday rolled up his sleeves to paint one of the rooms of the Mahikeng Provincial Hospital, in the North West. Accompanied by Cooperative Governance Minister, Pravin Gordhan, Water and Sanitation Minister, Nomvula Mokonyane, and North West Premier, Supra Mahumapelo, the Deputy President painted a section at the hospital …

SEEDS & WILDCARDS ANNOUNCED FOR WANDERERS ITF JUNIOR INTERNATIONAL TENNIS TOURNAMENT

Barnard on course for second title

African players dominate seeding’s  Johannesburg, South Africa – The seeds and wild-cards for next week’s Wanderers ITF international junior tennis tournament were announced by Tennis South Africa (TSA) today (Friday). The tournament, a Grade 4 event on the international junior tennis calendar will be played at The Wanderers Sporting Club in Illovo, Johannesburg from Monday …

CDP calls on government not to sever ties with Israel

CDP

“We call on government not to sever diplomatic ties with Israel,” says Christian Democratic Party (CDP) leader, Rev. Theunis Botha. “Hamas is on the USA’s list of terrorist organisations for a reason. The atrocities perpetrated by them are well known all over the world, and to abort diplomatic ties with an internationally recognised nation in …

Wheels of Injustice – Part 1

Wheels of Injustice

We’ve all seen the cars driving on our roads which advertise that it’s possible to buy a new car for just R699 rand a month and other low amounts. This deal sounds too good to be true. That’s because it is. The deal run by Satinsky 128 and Blue Lakes Trading and Promotions has crumbled. …

FINAL RESULTS OF THE GAUTENG EAST KEYHEALTH SERIES

Tennis

Final results of the Gauteng East KeyHealth Series being played in Benoni, Gauteng. Singles Finals Men Boys 12 4-Codie van Schalkwyk (Nam) bt 3-Andreas Scott (GC) 6-1 6-2 Boys 14 1-Christiaan Worst (GN) bt 3-Joubert Klopper (FS) 6-7 (6) 6-4 6-3 Boys 16 5-Nikolai Manchev (KZN) bt 6-Jandre’ Lessing (EP) 6-2 6-1 Men 2-Trent Botha …

IFP: 19,000 HIV/AIDS WORKERS TRAINED FOR THE FRONTLINES

IFP

IFP: 19,000 HIV/AIDS WORKERS TRAINED FOR THE FRONTLINES Today the Children with HIV Association (CHIVA) celebrates ten years of mentoring and training healthcare workers to treat HIV/Aids in children and adolescents. This remarkable organisation has trained 19 000 healthcare workers since its founding by Dr Karyn Moshal, a Durban-born paediatrician. In 2004, in memory of …

SA Govt going to try to persuade main Telecom players to reduce costs

SA Govt going to try to persuade main Telecom players to reduce costs

Cape Town – Telecommunications and Postal Services Minister Siyabonga Cwele says he plans to meet with the main players in the telecommunications sector to persuade them to reduce the cost to communicate. Speaking to journalists in Parliament, on Wednesday, after tabling the Budget Vote for his department, the Minister said bringing down the cost to …

SA Governement concerned about escalating levels of violence

SA condemns deadly terrorist attacks in Kenya

Pretoria – South Africa has expressed its concern, over the escalation of violence between Israel and Palestine territories, to Israeli Ambassador Arthur Lenk. On Wednesday, Lenk was summoned to the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) for a meeting with Deputy Minister Nomaindia Mfeketo. Deputy Minister Mfeketo expressed South Africa’s grave concern over the …

Labour Minister looking at national minimum wage

Labour Minister looking at national minimum wage

Cape Town – Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant says her department will launch a major investigation into the modalities for the introduction of a national minimum wage in a bid to close pay inequalities. The Minister also said amendments to the Labour Relations Act would be finalised in a bid to ensure that the Commission for …

SAA passengers discharged from hospital

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

Hong Kong – Eighteen of the 20 people, injured when a South African Airways (SAA) flight experienced severe turbulence, have been discharged from hospital. “SAA would like to advise that 18 of the 20 people injured whilst on board SA286 from Johannesburg to Hong Kong have now been discharged from hospital,” said SAA spokesperson Tlali …

Labour Minister intervenes in Numsa strike

Labour Minister intervenes in Numsa strike

Cape Town – Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant has announced that she will meet with the National Union of Metalworkers SA (Numsa) and the metal and engineering industry in a bid to ensure the strike does not drag out for longer. The minister said she wanted to find out why both sides failed to reach an …

SEMI-FINAL RESULTS OF THE GAUTENG EAST KEYHEALTH SERIES

Kia South Africa Fed Cup Team Media Day

Semi-final results of the Gauteng East KeyHealth Series being played in Benoni, Gauteng. Singles Semi-finals Men Boys 12 4-Codie van Schalkwyk (Nam) bt Christopher Fok (Mus) 6-4 6-1 3-Andreas Scott (GC) bt 6-Dylan Salton (GE) 6-1 6-2 Boys 14 1-Christiaan Worst (GN) bt 8-William Wilson (GN) 6-4 6-4 3-Joubert Klopper (FS) bt Taine Bernhard (GC) …

Die behandeling van Afrikaans op TV laat die vraag oor die betaling van TV-lisensies weer opklink

Wheels of Injustice

“Dit is ’n ernstige vraag waarom Afrikaanse TV-kykers wat nie meer die Afrikaanse televisie aandnuus kan sien nie, steeds TV-lisensies ten duurste moet betaal,” het dr. Pieter Mulder, VF Plus-leier in die Parlement aan die minister van Kommunikasie gevra. Dr. Mulder het aan die Kommunikasie-debat deelgeneem. Die skuif van die Afrikaanse televisie aandnuus en Afrikaanse …

SAA passengers, crew injured in Hong Kong

Hong Kong: An SAA flight destined for Hong Kong experienced severe turbulence, resulting in 17 passengers and three crew members being injured, South African Airways (SAA) said on Wednesday. SAA spokesperson Tlali Tlali said flight SA286, which departed from Johannesburg on Tuesday afternoon, bound for Hong Kong, experienced severe turbulence injuring some passengers and crew. …

MAJOR JUNIOR TENNIS EVENT ANNOUNCED BY TENNIS SOUTH AFRICA

Tennis

The best of the best junior tennis players to do battle in Manguang Johannesburg, South Africa – Following the international announcement in March this year by footwear and apparel manufacturer Nike that they have discontinued the global Nike junior Tour, Tennis South Africa (TSA) have announced a replacement event. The new tournament to be called …

Begrotingsposdebat vir die Departement van Vervoer: Suid-Afrika se gebrekkige openbare vervoerstelsel kort aandag

Begrotingsposdebat vir die Departement van Vervoer: Suid-Afrika se gebrekkige openbare vervoerstelsel kort aandag

‘n Holistiese vervoerplan is uiteindelik nodig om aan Suid-Afrika se behoeftes te voldoen aangesien openbare vervoer steeds baie gebrekkig is en sonder behoorlike planne deurgevoer word, sê adv. Anton Alberts, die VF Plus se parlementêre woordvoerder oor vervoer. Volgens adv. Alberts is ‘n goeie voorbeeld van die skewe beplanning die minister se geskrewe antwoord aan …

ANC-regering mors met land se minerale rykdom

Moord op vroue in Suid-Afrika bereik ongekende hoogtes

Toespraak: Begrotingsposdebat vir die Department van Mineralebronne: 15 Julie 2014 Dit is kommerwekkend dat die regering reeds sy lippe aflek vir die ontginning van skaliegas sonder dat die gevestigde minerale-industrie se probleme behoorlik behandel is, sê adv. Anton Alberts, die VF Plus se parlementêre woordvoerder oor minerale. Adv. Alberts sê die VF Plus is bekommerd …