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Nuwe Swart Ekonomiese Bemagtiging (SEB)-punteskok is onwettig

Welklinkende slagspreuke soos ‘Ontwikkel en ondersteun ‘n volhoubare Suid-Afrikaanse onderwysstelsel vir skole vir die 21 ste eeu’ toon ‘n skokkende verwydering van die werklikheid, sê adv. Anton Alberts, die VF Plus se parlementêre woordvoerder oor basiese onderwys. Adv. Alberts het vandag met die begrotingsdebat oor basiese onderwys gesê die realiteit van die huidige onderwysstelsel is …

Water Affairs debate in SA parliament

Water Affairs debate in SA parliament

Cape Town – AM Mpontshane MP: “Honourable Chairperson, I am new in the portfolio of water and sanitation, however issues are not new to me, neither are the people. I live amongst the poorest of the poor and I know their daily struggles. The pictures of women carrying buckets of water on their heads, travelling …

Labour strikes causes second recession and more job losses

Polished diamond prices down

Cape Town – The country’s economy has battled to fully recover from the impact of the 2009 recession due to low productivity in the mining and manufacturing sectors. The sluggish growth has mainly been attributed to the bruising strikes in both sectors that have led to contractions in the first quarter. This is according to …

Pres Zuma in Brazil for BRICS summit

SA condemns deadly terrorist attacks in Kenya

Pretoria – President Jacob Zuma, who is already in Brazil, will join leaders from Brazil, Russia, India and China, which make up the BRICS grouping, for their sixth summit. Accompanied by five cabinet ministers, as well as a business delegation, President Zuma will attend the two-day summit on Tuesday. The summit will be held under …

Nog ‘n plaasmoord bewys LUR verkeerd

Crime

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 …

SOUTH AFRICAN WORLD TENNIS RANKINGS

South Africa draw Turkey in Davis Cup 2015

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 …

Continuing NUMSA strike action slows mining production

Labour Minister intervenes in Numsa strike

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 …

FINAL RESULTS OF THE DUNLOP CLASSIC

Tennis

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 …

SEMI-FINAL RESULTS OF THE DUNLOP CLASSIC

Tennis

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 …

Mandela book drive to get children reading

Tell your story, urges Deputy Minister Ndabeni-Abrahams

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 …

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

Moord op vroue in Suid-Afrika bereik ongekende hoogtes

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 …

Five Correctional Services officials appear in court

Police

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 …

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 …

IFP: SCOPA STILL NEEDS TO ADDRESS ZULULAND MUNICIPALITY IRREGULARITIES

IFP

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. …

IFP: CALLS FOR AN INDABA TO STOP CHILD MURDERS

IFP

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 …

IFP: GOVERNMENT HAS FAILED SHACK DWELLERS

IFP

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 …

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

IFP

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 …

Voedselsekerheid word bedreig

VF+

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 …

QUARTERFINAL RESULTS OF THE DUNLOP CLASSIC

Kia South Africa Fed Cup Team Media Day

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 …

De Kock denied parole

Suspects nabbed for rhino poaching related crimes appear in court

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 …

Wanbestuur vermoor mense

VF+

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 …

Police crack down on dagga distribution network

Crime

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 …

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 …

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 …