9000 new employees in agricultural sector

Agricultural sector

According to Statistics SA, The number of employees in the formal non-agricultural sector of the South African economy increased from an estimated 8 498 000 employees in December 2013 to an estimated 8 507 000 employees in March 2014. Statistics South Africa released the results of the Quarterly Employment Statistics (QES) survey for March 2014 …

Mandela Day

Mandela Day

South Africa has seen a myriad of protests by communities particularly against municipalities. Some were dubbed service delivery protests for one reason or the other. President Jacob Zuma during his State of the Nation Address outlined a number of measures to address challenges in various municipalities. These measures have put a sharp focus on municipalities. …

Police express outrage

Police

Pretoria – National Police Commissioner General Riah Phiyega has expressed outrage and concern about the rate at which police officers continue to be killed by criminals. Over the past five days, five police officers were killed – one in Gauteng, another in Limpopo and three in the Western Cape. On Friday, Lieutenant Colonel Knox Chauke, …

Home Affairs studying High Court ruling

Home Affairs ready to address Immigration Act problems

Pretoria – The Department of Home Affairs says it is studying the judgement of the Western Cape High Court, regarding the implementation of the new immigration regulations. “The department is still studying the judgement and will provide comment in due course,” it said on Monday. The department was taken to court by Brent Johnson, whose …

Government responsible for health, development

Horrific crash in Swellendam claims eight lives

Pretoria – Governments have the responsibility to ensure that policies affirm the complicated link between health and development, says Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa. “The right to the conditions necessary to achieve the highest attainable standard of health is a universal right and it is thus the duty of governments to respect, protect and fulfill this …

Marikana Commission given more time

Marikana Commission given more time

Pretoria – President Jacob Zuma has given the Marikana Commission of Inquiry more time to complete its work. On Monday, he announced the extension of the Commission’s term from 31 July 2014 to 30 September. “After engagement between the President, the Chairperson of the Commission and the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, it became …

33-year-old Limpopo suspect arrested

Pistorius sentenced to five years in prison

A 33-year-old man, who has been linked to more than 30 crimes in Seshego, Limpopo, has been arrested. The suspect, Thomas Tshamano, who is originally from Makhado, has been terrorising the community by stealing valuable items from their vehicles since 2011, according to Limpopo police spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi. “He targeted his victims at night …

New youth agenda soon

Johannesburg – Deputy Minister in the Presidency, Buti Manamela, says a new agenda is needed to fight youth challenges over the next five years. Deputy Minister Manamela was speaking at the New Age Business Briefing at Fourways, on Monday morning. He said a lot of lessons have been drawn over the past five years and …

Metal workers down tools

Labour Minister intervenes in Numsa strike

About 220 000 National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) workers in the steel and metal sector are downing tools in a nationwide strike that starts today. The workers are expected to march in Johannesburg, Durban, Port Elizabeth, George, Cape Town and East London, according to Numsa. The employers have tabled a three-year wage …

26 DRUNK DRIVING ARRESTS OVER FIRST WEEKEND OF SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

26 DRUNK DRIVING ARRESTS OVER FIRST WEEKEND OF SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

With our schools on break for the next two weeks, Provincial Traffic law enforcement remains committed to ensuring safety across the province, and nabbing motorists that threaten the safety of others through their reckless and irresponsible behaviour. This weekend’s 22 alcohol blitz roadblocks across the Western Cape saw a total of 2 168 vehicles stopped …