Category «Society»

Illegal power connections under spotlight

Bleeding Government owned companies to be turned around

Pretoria – Illegal power connections have come under the spotlight as Eskom’s National Electricity Safety Week continues. An electricity connection is considered illegal when any connection is made to the Eskom network without Eskom’s permission. This can range from connecting to a mini-substation to connecting a neighbour through your personal meter or electricity board. “We …

Major Electricity fraud in Gauteng 22 Arrested

Police

Johannesburg – The Executive Mayor of Johannesburg, Parks Tau, says a year-long investigation into corruption and fraud cases at the City of Johannesburg has resulted in 22 arrests. The arrests include two City Power employees, two City of Johannesburg officials as well as external contractors and members of the public. Briefing media in Johannesburg on …

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, …

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 …

Four to appear in court after abalone bust

Suspects nabbed for rhino poaching related crimes appear in court

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. …

CDP reacts to yet another farm murder

CDP

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 …

Plaasaanval op Vrystaatse boer

Crime

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 …

Mandela Day food parcel initiative kicks-off

Mandela Day food parcel initiative kicks-off The Mandela Day food parcel initiative has kicked-off with the distribution of over 17 000 food parcels to primary school learners in Alexandra Township, near Johannesburg. The Food Parcel Project is part of a three year partnership with the Department of Basic Education, Tiger Brands and the Nelson Mandela …

SABC – Dumping of Afrikaans programming not true

SABC – Dumping of Afrikaans programming not true Johannesburg, 26 June 2014-The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) would like to express its misgivings on the article published today on TV with Thinus, an online publication, which claims to do news and analysis on South African Television. The Cape Town based self-proclaimed TV critic, Mr. Thinus …