IFP: SCOPA STILL NEEDS TO ADDRESS ZULULAND MUNICIPALITY IRREGULARITIES

IFP

The IFP is highly perturbed that it did not get relevant answers from the Chairperson of the KZN Legislature’s Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa), Maggie Govender regarding the IFP’s stance that NFP leader, Mrs kaMagwaza-Msibi should appear before Scopa to explain expenditures during her tenure as Zululand District Municipality Mayor. Instead ANC officials responded. …

IFP: CALLS FOR AN INDABA TO STOP CHILD MURDERS

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The IFP in KwaZulu calls on government to urgently arrange an Indaba, which will bring together all stakeholders from all walks of life, to discuss the killing of children after the body of a mutilated three-year-old boy was found in a disused room at St John’s Church in Pongola. “It is with utter disgust that …

IFP: GOVERNMENT HAS FAILED SHACK DWELLERS

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The IFP has lashed out at the KwaZulu Natal Provincial Government for its failure to provide shack dwellers with decent houses. “As freezing weather persists around the country this is a painful time for shack dwellers. Marikana shack dwellers in Kokstad are yet another example of shack dwellers who bear the brunt of the KZN …

IFP: PRINCIPAL HAS NO RIGHT TO TRANSFER LEARNERS WITHOUT PARENTAL CONSENT

IFP

The IFP in Kwazulu-Natal has expressed concern over a decision taken by the principal of Ngali High School, in Emvuyane, Vryheid to transfer learners to another school without consulting their parents. The IFP KZN, Education Spokesperson, Thembeni kaMadlopha-Mthethwa MPL, today said, “The principal had no right to transfer learners from one school to another without …

Voedselsekerheid word bedreig

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Wouter Wessels, LPW van die Vryheidsfront Plus in die Vrystaatse Wetgewer, het gister tydens die begrotingsposdebat van die Departement Landbou daarop gewys dat die grootste bedreiging vir landbou in Suid-Afrika wanpersepsies en veralgemening is. Hy het daarop gewys dat dit verkeerd is om te dink dat alle swart boere misluk, maar dat dit ook net …

QUARTERFINAL RESULTS OF THE DUNLOP CLASSIC

Kia South Africa Fed Cup Team Media Day

Quarterfinal results of the Dunlop Classic being played in Johannesburg, Gauteng. Singles Quarterfinals Men Boys 12 2-Tinashe Taruberekera (GC) bt Ruben Fortuin (Bol) 7-5 6-3 3-Connor Kruger (GN) bt Tatenda Mutetwa (Zim) 3-6 7-6 (4) 6-4 6-Codie Van Schalkwyk (WP) bt 4-Tom Mchugh (Bol) 6-0 6-0 7-Carl Roothman (Bol) bt 1-Robbie Arends (WP) 6-2 1-6 …

De Kock denied parole

Suspects nabbed for rhino poaching related crimes appear in court

Pretoria – Justice and Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha has denied former apartheid-era police colonel, Eugene de Kock, parole. De Kock was sentenced to 212 years in jail in 1996 for the murders he committed during the apartheid years. According to Minister Masutha, not all the due processes were followed properly, as families of the …

Wanbestuur vermoor mense

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Die Vryheidsfront Plus het vandag die hantering van die gesondheidskrisis in die Vrystaat deur die ANC en die wyse waarop hulle die debat oor die Departement van Gesondheid gister in die Vrystaatse Wetgewer benader het, ten sterkste veroordeel. Die ANC-lede in die Wetgewer het ‘n bespotting en ‘n sirkus van die debat gemaak en ontken …

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 …

Reforms to take the sting out of retirement

Pretoria – Retirement reforms proposed by government are aimed at ensuring that pension fund members are better protected and can retire comfortably, National Treasury says. “We have noted public concerns that are fuelled by rumours that government will take away people’s hard-earned pensions and prevent them from accessing their funds. These rumours are based on …

JOINT MEDIA STATEMENT: MINISTER OF TRANSPORT AND PUBLIC WORKS, DONALD GRANT, AND METRORAIL REGIONAL MANAGER RICHARD WALKER

NEW HIGH MAST LIGHTS TO MAKE EIKENFONTEIN STATION SAFER FOR COMMUTERS This morning, Transport and Public Works Minister Donald Grant, and Metrorail Regional Manager Richard Walker, initiated the high mast lighting at the Eikenfontein train station. The high mast lighting is part of a joint initiative launched last year, in line with our ongoing efforts …

CDP questions Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s appointment

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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

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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 …