SOUTH AFRICAN WORLD TENNIS RANKINGS

Barnard on course for second title

Anderson’s fine run at Wimbledon takes him to a world ranking highChani Scheepers climbs up the world rankings Men Singles Previous             Current 18                     17 Kevin Anderson 536                   542 Tucker Vorster 479                   547 Fritz Wolmarans 527                   566 Dean O’Brien 682                   627 Rik de Voest 613                   685 Nik Scholtz 676                   701 Ruan Roelofse 876                   886 Damon Gooch …

President Zuma institutes enquiry into NDPP

Deputy President spreads Mandela cheer at hospital

Pretoria- President Jacob Zuma has instituted an enquiry into the National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP), Mxolisi Nxasana. “President Jacob Zuma has, in terms of Section 12(6)(a)(iv) of the National Prosecuting Authority Act 32 of 1998 and after careful consideration of all the matters before him, decided to institute an enquiry into the National Director …

Radical approach important for development, poverty eradication

Labour Minister looking at national minimum wage

Radical approach important for development, poverty eradication Pretoria- Economic Development Deputy Minister, Madala Masuku, says the radical approach to economic transformation is important for development as well as poverty eradication in South Africa. Addressing a gala dinner on Friday ahead of International Cooperatives Day, Masuku said government was making a radical move to integrate national …

TENNIS: MEDIA ADVISORY

Tennis

Please be advised that the final of the Dunlop Junior Challenge played in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, part of the national junior tennis KeyHealth Series were washed out due to persistent rain. All finalists shared the prize-money and national junior rankings points. The next KeyHealth Series tournament is the Dunlop Classic to be played in Johannesburg from …

TENNIS RESULTS: SEMI-FINAL RESULTS OF THE DUNLOP JUNIOR CHALLENGE

South Africa draw Turkey in Davis Cup 2015

RESULTS OF THE DUNLOP JUNIOR CHALLENGE Semi-final results of the Dunlop Junior Challenge played in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. Singles Semi-finals Men Boys 12 1-Kholo Montsi (GN) bt 7-Nicos Efstratiou (Bor) 6-1 6-3 2- Sam Mcquirk (Bor) bt 5- Carl Roothman (Bol) 6-4 3-6 6-4 Boys 14 5-Jonathan Bulmer (GC) bt 3-Justin Liebenberg (GC) 6-2 6-2 6-Kyle …

SA Government condemns vandalism, violence during labour strikes

SA condemns deadly terrorist attacks in Kenya

Pretoria – Government says it has noted with concern the strike by members of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) and media reports of vandalism to infrastructure and intimidation to other workers allegedly committed by the union members. In a statement on Friday, Minister of Communications, Faith Muthambi, said government reiterated its …

Home Affairs ready to address Immigration Act problems

Home Affairs ready to address Immigration Act problems

Pretoria – Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba says his department is ready to deal with challenges arising from the new Immigration Act. The Immigration Amendment Act, No. 13 of 2011 (Immigration Amendment Act), together with the relevant Regulations, came into effect on 26 May 2014. Among others, the Act stipulates that every child should have …

SA Police implicated in Macia death fired

Police

Daveyton, Springs – Eight of the nine Daveyton policemen implicated in the murder of Mozambican taxi driver, Mido Macia, have been fired. The eight police officers from the Daveyton police station were found guilty on various charges during an internal SAPS disciplinary hearing. The ninth member, who was charged with the other eight, was acquitted …

Minister kan nie myne se lisensies terugtrek oor SEB nie

SA's mining strategy must unlock transformation, investment

Die staat kan nie bloot arbitrêr mynlisensies terugtrek as myne nie voldoen aan die mynbou-handves se vereistes oor transformasie nie, sê adv. Anton Alberts, die VF Plus se parlementêre woordvoerder oor minerale. Hy sê die dreigement van Ngoako Ramathlodi, minister van mineralebronne, om lisensies te onttrek, is nie die manier waarop ‘n verantwoordelike minister in …

Vrye pers onontbeerlik in ‘n grondwetlike demokrasie

Nuwe Swart Ekonomiese Bemagtiging (SEB)-punteskok is onwettig

Die media in Suid-Afrika speel ‘n groot rol daarin om gesagstrukture verantwoordbaar te hou en is van die allergrootste belang in ‘n grondwetlike, demokratiese bestel, sê adv. Anton Alberts, die VF Plus se parlementêre woordvoerder oor kommunikasie. Adv. Alberts sê die nuwe oproepe om die regulering van die pers deur lisensies vir joernaliste wat gemaak …

Ehrenreich en Cosatu soos tandelose keffertjies wat al hoe meer irrelevant raak in ’n moderne wêreld

Tony Ehrenreich en Cosatu is soos tandelose keffertjies wat ‘n leë geraas maak terwyl hulle al hoe meer irrelevant en uitgediend raak in ‘n moderne wêreld met moderne uitdagings, sê adv. Anton Alberts, die VF Plus se parlementêre woordvoerder oor sport. Hy sê Ehrenreich en Cosatu se uitsprake oor die Springbok-rugbyspan en Victor Matfield se …

IFP WINS IN KWAHLABISA BY-ELECTION

IFP

IFP WINS IN KWAHLABISA BY-ELECTION The IFP KZN Provincial Secretary and Municipal Mayor of Hlabisa, Velenkosini Hlabisa, today thanked members of the IFP and the public who voted for the IFP in Ward 6 in Kwa-Hlabisa yesterday. ‘Thank you for voting IFP. We are very humbled by your trust and we will continue to work …

IFP CONGRATULATES FORMER CHIEF WHIP ON OBTAINING DOCTORATE

IFP

The Inkatha Freedom Party sends its heartiest congratulations to its former Chief Whip in Parliament, now retired, Mr JH van der Merwe. Van der Merwe, 76, who served as the IFP Chief Whip since 1994 and as an MP for 37 years, receives his doctorate in Political Sciences from the University of Free State later …

Toespraak in die Debat oor die Openingsrede van die Premier van die Vrystaat

Nuwe Swart Ekonomiese Bemagtiging (SEB)-punteskok is onwettig

Meer werksgeleenthede sal slegs geskep kan word indien die ekonomie  groei. Om ‘n ekonomiese groeikoers wat welvaartsverbetering sal  verseker, te realiseer benodig Suid-Afrika ‘n dramatiese verhoging in  produktiwiteit. Die verhoging van produktiwiteit hang nou saam met  werketiek. Die kern van die huidige krisisse wat die Vrystaat in die gesig staar  lê by gefaalde regeringsbeleid en …

Warrants for arrest of generals a shame

VF+

“The issuance of warrants for the arrest of the head of the Army (Major General Solly Shoke), head of the Air Force (Lieutenant General. Zakes Msimang) and the Secretary of Defense (Dr. Sam Gulube) is a disgrace to the South African National Defence Force (SANDF). This is a poor example of discipline and creates the …

CDP welcomes SAHRC hearing on farm murders

CDP

“The Christian Democratic Party (CDP) welcomes the announcement that the South African Human Rights Commission is to hold a hearing on farm murders.” Says CDP leader, Rev. Theunis Botha. “The CDP plans to enter its own submission, which was previously prepared for the Commission for the Protection and Promotion of the rights of Cultural, Religious …

SOUTH AFRICAN TENNIS STAR HONOURED BY DAVIS CUP

Cliff Drysdale, Wayne Ferreira and Frew McMillan receive Davis Cup commitment award FREE TO USE PICTURES Wimbledon, London – A trio of South African Davis Cup legends, including two former champions, have been presented with their Davis Cup Commitment Awards at this year’s Wimbledon Championships. Cliff Drysdale, Wayne Ferreira and Frew McMillan were given their …

National government spending breaks the R1 trillion mark

National government spending breaks the R1 trillion mark

National government spending breaks the R1 trillion mark The South African national government expenditure surpassed R1 trillion in the 2012/13 fiscal year, almost double the R567 billion spent in 2007/08. This was a finding from Stats SA’s Financial Statistics of National Government report, an annual release containing details of national government spending. Exploring expenditure trends …

Highest inflation in almost five years

Labour Minister looking at national minimum wage

Highest inflation in almost five years Inflation hits 6,6% in May 2014, the highest rate in almost five years (6,8% in July 2009). The monthly increase is a modest 0,2%. The big jump in the annual rate is mainly as a result of a drop of 0,3% in the index in May 2013. This drop …

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 …