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…

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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…

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SA's mining strategy must unlock transformation, investment

SA’s mining strategy must unlock transformation, investment

Cape Town – Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi says his department will review the country’s mining strategy to ensure that all minerals that come out of the country benefit both the economy and the people of South Africa. The minister said the new administration has a mandate to accelerate socio-economic transformation to ensure that the triple ills of the economy – unemployment, poverty and inequality – are tackled and addressed. He said this when briefing the Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources in Parliament on Tuesday.…

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IFP

IFP: NFP LEADER MUST APPEAR BEFORE SCOPA

The IFP calls on the KZN Chairperson of Scopa to set as a matter of urgency a date with NFP leader, Mrs Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi, to appear before the Standing Committee on Public Accounts (SCOPA ) in the KZN Legislature. Failing this a formal summons must be given for her to appear. “As kaMagwaza-Msibi has been appointed Deputy Minister of Science and Technology we think it vital for her to appear before SCOPA to address the serious claims of abuse of public funds which were levelled…

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IFP

IFP: NATIONAL DEPARTMENT SHOULD SPEED UP INVESTIGATION INTO RADIOGRAPHY MACHINES

The IFP in KZN calls on the National Department of Health to speed up its investigation regarding the servicing of the life-saving Radiography Cancer machines that have been an issue for far too long at Addington Hospital, Durban. The IFP KZN Health Spokesperson, Ncamisile Nkwanyana MPL, today said, “It is time to put people suffering from cancer first,” she said. “We call on the National Department of Health and National Treasury to speed up their investigation as the lives of people are being adversely affected…

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Barnard cruising, but Norval stumbles

STRONG SOUTH AFRICAN REPRESENTATION AT THE MYLAN WORLD TEAMTENNIS

USA – This week the 39th season of the Mylan World TeamTennis (Mylan WTT) kicks off in the United States of America. The Mylan WTT was the brain child of legendary tennis ace, Billie Jean King who co-founded the professional team tennis competition in the 1970’s based on a concept of gender equity showcasing the best in professional team tennis competition. Mylan WTT offers unique access to the sport and some of the greatest champions have played in the competition over the past four decades.…

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

Telkom restructuring

Pretoria – Telkom has moved to clarify allegations by labour unions around the restructuring process at the telecommunications operator. “Telkom would like to place on record the facts surrounding its restructuring process to dismiss the baseless allegations by labour unions regarding the process and criteria under consideration. “The company rejects allegations that race is being considered as the only criteria for the placement of employees in Telkom’s new structure,” said Telkom on Tuesday. According to media reports, the South African Communications Unions (Sacu) said that…

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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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CSA announced Proteas women’s team expanded

SA MEN AND WOMEN LOOKING TO START WELL

JONATHAN COOK in London Both the Investec South Africa women’s hockey team and the SA men’s national side will be looking to build on their successful end to the World Cup when they take on Scotland and Ireland at 12 noon (SA time) and 6.15pm SA time respectively in the first round of the Investec Cup at London’s national hockey stadium in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Wednesday. The SA teams have a great opportunity to fine-tune things before the Commonwealth Games that start in Glasgow…

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Nuwe Swart Ekonomiese Bemagtiging (SEB)-punteskok is onwettig

Met die oproep van die EFF om weg te doen met Die Stem begroot hy vir ’n toekoms vol konflik

Die VF Plus verwerp met minagting die oproep van die EFF om weg te doen met Die Stem as deel van die volkslied en waarsku die EFF dat hy met dié onversoenende optrede ‘n omgewing skep waarin konflik kan ontstaan, sê adv. Anton Alberts, die VF Plus se parlementêre woordvoerder oor kommunikasie. Dit volg nadat Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, EFF-LP en dié party se nasionale woordvoerder, vanoggend in ’n gesamentlike sitting van die portefeuljekomitee oor kommunikasie en telekommunikasie en die posdiens hierdie uitlating gemaak het. Adv. Alberts…

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Polished diamond prices down

Business confidence takes a dive

Business confidence was subdued in June due to adverse economic development, according to the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci). Releasing the Business Confidence Index (BCI) on Tuesday, Sacci said the index remained subdued in June with it lingering below 90 index points. “The index moved marginally to 89.7 in June from 88.9 in May 2014. The June 2014 BCI is 0.5 index points up on May 2013. The average for the BCI for first half of 2014 was 91.1 compared to 91.7…

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UN to scale-up Ebola response

Poverty eradication top of UN forum agenda

South Africa is set to join other UN member countries to thrash out long-term measures to beat poverty and widespread inequality. Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini will today be among the panellists sitting in the United Nations High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in New York. The minister is expected to make a presentation on long-term solutions to end the cycle of poverty and inequality. Her presentation will be made during a Ministerial Dialogue that will provide a platform for other panellists, lead discussants and…

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Mandela

Let us make every day Mandela Day

It is becoming a habit in South Africa to create a month to focus on a particular event or social issue which we mark in our national calendar. The month of June, which highlights June 16 as Youth Day, has become Youth Month and August 9, which marks Women’s Day, has turned the month of August into Women’s Month. The same goes for Human Rights Month and Heritage Month. Thankfully we do not yet have Reconciliation Month. We highlight this because the compartmentalisation of these…

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Bleeding Government owned companies to be turned around

Electricity demand to increase

While the system is stable, the demand for electricity is expected to increase due to cold weather predicted for Gauteng, says Eskom. “The system is stable, but still tight over the evening peak. The demand is expected to increase into the week, due to cold weather forecasted for Gauteng,” said the power utility in its system status bulletin on Monday. Last week, the weather service warned of cold weather due to a cold front. Eskom called on consumers to pull together to help beat the…

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VF+

Toespraak in die begrotingsdebat oor Sport, Kuns, Kultuur en Ontspanning in die Vrystaatse Wetgewer

Toespraak in die begrotingsdebat oor Sport, Kuns, Kultuur en Ontspanning in die Vrystaatse Wetgewer Sport het ‘n kuns geword en kuns het ‘n kultuur geword. Sport is vandag oor die hele wêreld heen besig om ‘n allesoorheersende faktor te word. Sport is ‘n ekonomiese funksie wat oordeelkundig bestuur moet word om sodoende die potensiaal te ontgin en ekonomiese groei te bewerkstellig en maatskaplike opheffing te weeg te bring. Die kunste het net soveel ekonomiese en maatskaplike potensiaal wat ontgin kan word. Kunstefeeste het ‘n mode…

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IFP

IFP: MNAMBITHI MUNICIPALITY MUST BE BLAMED FOR POOR SERVICE DELIVERY

IFP: MNAMBITHI MUNICIPALITY MUST BE BLAMED FOR POOR SERVICE DELIVERY The IFP believes that the Mnambithi Municipality in KwaZulu Natal should take the blame for poor service delivery which has resulted in water shortages at the Department of Education offices in Ladysmith. “Reports allege that it has been three months now since the offices were closed due to water shortages but nothing has happened to solve this crisis. We need to know what the Department of Education is doing to solve this problem. How are…

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Tennis

TENNIS: JUNIOR SOUTH AFRICAN TENNIS STARS TO REPRESENT SOUTH AFRICA IN ITALY

Johannesburg, South Africa – Tennis South Africa has announced the South African junior tennis team to represent South Africa at the Under 12 The Nations Cup/Lampo Trophy 2014 to be held in Brescia Italy. The tournament will take place from the 14 – 20 July 2014. The following players have been selected; Boys Khololwam Montsi (GN) Damien Nezar (SWD) Girls Lara van der Merwe (NW) Ntokozo Zungu (GC)   The team will be coached by Bridget Visee of Cape Town.

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FAK standpunt oor "Die Stem"

FAK standpunt oor “Die Stem”

CJ Langenhoven het in 1921 ?”Die Stem van Suid-Afrika” in sy bundel /Eerste Skoffies op die pad van Suid-Afrika/ gepubliseer. Gedurende 1931 het die FAK ‘n kompetisie geloods om ‘n geskikte volkslied vir Suid-Afrika te vind. Uit die ingestuurde gedigte het die keuringskomitee eenparig Langenhoven se gedig “Die Stem” aanbeveel. Langenhoven het ML de Villiers versoek om die gedig te toonset. De Villiers beskryf die toonsetting soos volg: “Ek onthou nog goed dat dit een van daardie goddelike dae was waarvoor die Boland bekend is.…

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Petro gets better with age

JUNIOR SOUTH AFRICAN TENNIS STARS TO REPRESENT SOUTH AFRICA IN ITALY

Johannesburg, South Africa – Tennis South Africa has announced the South African junior tennis team to represent South Africa at the Under 12 The Nations Cup/Lampo Trophy 2014 to be held in Brescia Italy. The tournament will take place from the 14 – 20 July 2014.   The following players have been selected: Boys Khololwam Montsi (GN) Damien Nezar (SWD)   Girls Lara van der Merwe (NW) Ntokozo Zungu (GC) The team will be coached by Bridget Visee of Cape Town.

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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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VF+

Thandi Modise swak voorbeeld vir swart opkomende boere en moet vervolg word vir dieremishandeling

“Die voorsitter van die Nasionale Raad van Provinsies, Thandi Modise, se verwaarlosing van diere op haar plaas Modderfontein, naby Potchefstroom, is skokkend, getuig van argeloosheid, swak bestuur en is ‘n swak voorbeeld vir veral swart opkomende boere. Sy moet vervolg word vir dieremishandeling,” sê dr. Pieter Groenewald (LP), parlementêre woordvoerder van landbou vir die Vryheidsfront Plus. “Modise se verskoning dat haar plaasvoorman gedros het is onaanvaarbaar. Dit beteken sy het vir minstens ‘n week na twee weke nie met die voorman gekommunikeer nie en getuig…

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Barnard cruising, but Norval stumbles

TOP SOUTH AFRICAN JUNIOR TENNIS PLAYERS DO BATTLE IN JOHANNESBURG

Seeds released for Dunlop Classic Tennis Fever hits the City of Gold Dunlop continues its support for tennis development     Johannesburg, South Africa – Tennis fever has hit the City of Gold as over 340 tennis players from across the country have arrived in Johannesburg to participate in the Dunlop Classic which takes place from 8 – 12 July 2014. The annual tournament is the Gauteng Central Tennis Association’s premier junior event and is part of the KeyHealth series, making it one of the most…

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Barnard on course for second title

SOUTH AFRICAN WORLD TENNIS RANKINGS

Anderson’s fine run at Wimbledon takes him to a world ranking highChani Scheepers climbs up the world rankings Men Singles Previous             Current 18                     17 Kevin Anderson 536                   542 Tucker Vorster 479                   547 Fritz Wolmarans 527                   566 Dean O’Brien 682                   627 Rik de Voest 613                   685 Nik Scholtz 676                   701 Ruan Roelofse 876                   886 Damon Gooch 1,092                1,094 Jean Andersen 1,482                1,491 Keith-Patrick Crowley   Doubles Previous              Current 25                     22 Raven Klaasen 82                     84 Kevin Anderson 225                   230 Ruan Roelofse 323                   334 Dean O’Brien 422…

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Deputy President spreads Mandela cheer at hospital

President Zuma institutes enquiry into NDPP

Pretoria- President Jacob Zuma has instituted an enquiry into the National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP), Mxolisi Nxasana. “President Jacob Zuma has, in terms of Section 12(6)(a)(iv) of the National Prosecuting Authority Act 32 of 1998 and after careful consideration of all the matters before him, decided to institute an enquiry into the National Director of Public Prosecutions, Mr Mxolisi Nxasana,” the Presidency said in a statement on Saturday. Nxasana, who was appointed in October 2013 by the President, has come under the spotlight after…

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