CDP questions Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s appointment

CDP

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. …

IFP: NFP LEADER MUST APPEAR BEFORE SCOPA

IFP

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 …

Telkom restructuring

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

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 …

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. …

SA MEN AND WOMEN LOOKING TO START WELL

CSA announced Proteas women’s team expanded

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 …

Business confidence takes a dive

Polished diamond prices down

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 …

Poverty eradication top of UN forum agenda

UN to scale-up Ebola response

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 …

Let us make every day Mandela Day

Mandela

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 …

Electricity demand to increase

Bleeding Government owned companies to be turned around

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 …

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

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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 …

IFP: MNAMBITHI MUNICIPALITY MUST BE BLAMED FOR POOR SERVICE DELIVERY

IFP

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 …

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 …

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 …

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

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“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 …

TOP SOUTH AFRICAN JUNIOR TENNIS PLAYERS DO BATTLE IN JOHANNESBURG

Barnard cruising, but Norval stumbles

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 …