Category «Society»

Sign language approved as first language

Pretoria – The Pan South African Language Board (PanSALB) has welcomed the approval to allow hearing impaired pupils to choose sign language as a first language. Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga made the approval this month. According to PanSALB, this is a positive response to the hearing impaired community and to the entire country, particularly …

SA Government no plans to nationalise pension funds

SA condemns deadly terrorist attacks in Kenya

Pretoria – Government has no intention to nationalise people’s pension (or provident) funds, or prevent them from accessing their money, says the Department of Basic Education. This after rumours alleged that government would take away people’s hard-earned pensions, and prevent them from accessing their funds. The department says the rumours were based on a misunderstanding …

Suspect arrested in connection to Reiger Park shooting

Police

Suspect arrested in connection to Reiger Park shooting Germiston – Gauteng police have arrested a man suspected of kidnapping and murdering three-year-old Cuburne Lavone van Wyk. The suspect was arrested in Germiston on Wednesday by metro police officers. Cuburne’s partially burnt body was found in a mine dump in Reiger Park on Saturday afternoon. The …

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. …