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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 …