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IFP: Against proposed municipality being named after Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma

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The IFP in KwaZulu-Natal has rejected the recent pronouncement by the ANC chairperson in Sisonke, Mluleki Ndobe, that Ingwe Municipality and KwaSani Municipality will be amalgamated and now form one municipality called Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma Municipality. “The IFP is concerned that the ruling party is giving prominence to ANC-affiliated politicians above all other role players …

IFP: OLDER PERSONS MUST BE PROTECTED

IFP

The IFP Women’s Brigade calls on government to ensure that older people’s rights are upheld and defended as we commemorate the International Day of Older Persons. “Older people’s rights must be upheld and defended. They must be protected from discrimination and abuse. We condemn in the strongest terms allegations of the killing of older men …

IFP: PEOPLE IN DIRE NEED OF HOUSING NOT OWLS

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The IFP calls on the Gauteng Provincial government, specifically the Department of Human Settlements and the City of Johannesburg to urgently provide people with decent housing instead of spending millions of rand buying owls to eat rats. “The City of Johannesburg has allocated R2.5 million to fight the scourge of rodents, which the IFP believes …

EFF radicalism sets bad example-CDP

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EFF radicalism sets bad example-CDP “Statements such as ‘we will die for Malema’ reflects the kind of radicalism the country can well do without,” says Rev. Theunis Botha, leader of the Christian Democratic Party (CDP). Botha referred to statements from some of those holding a night vigil ahead of the trial of Julius Malema, leader …

SOUTH AFRICAN WORLD TENNIS RANKINGS

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SOUTH AFRICANS MOVE UP IN THE ATP WORLD RANKINGS Tucker Vorster and Nik Scholtz impress on ATP World Rankings Men Singles Previous Current 19 19 Kevin Anderson 474 455 Fritz Wolmarans 484 477 Ruan Roelofse 540 480 Tucker Vorster 563 490 Nik Scholtz 638 620 Dean O’Brien 676 667 Rik de Voest 899 923 Damon …

CDP on crime stats

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CDP reacts to crime stats The Christian Democratic Party (CDP) expressed its concern with the increase in murders by 800 per annum in South Africa. “We are especially concerned, as these figures appear to include the highest number of murders in the world for an identifiable group, namely farmers. The general murder rate is 32,2 …

IFP: CONDEMNS IRRESPONSIBLE BEHAVIOUR BY IEC STAFF

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The IFP in KwaZulu-Natal has raised grave concerns about the unprofessional conduct of IEC staff towards the IFP at the Mthonjaneni IEC office during the recent by-elections held on Wednesday 17th September. “We are very perturbed by the unprofessional conduct of the IEC staff. When we tried to lodge a complaint about claims that some …

Misdaadstatistiek – Suid-Afrika meer gewelddadig

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“Die nuutste misdaadstatistiek toon dat Suid-Afrika ʼn meer gewelddadige land geword het. Geweldsmisdade wat persone direk raak soos moord, roof en motorkapings het aansienlik toegeneem. Moord het met 5% toegeneem en meer as 17 000 moorde is gepleeg. Suid-Afrika se moordsyfer is nou 32,2 per 100 000 van die bevolking terwyl die wêreldgemiddeld 7 per …

NPA seizes over R2m assets from Letsatsi, Ramosa and Mabe

Summons for Deputy National Director of Prosecutions Served

North Gauteng High Court- On 9 September 2014 the Asset Forfeiture Unit (AFU) of the NPA obtained a freezing order for R2 257 200 in terms of the Prevention of Organised Crime Act against Mr Paseka Cornelius Letsatsi,a former head of communications of the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA),Mr Surprise Kabedi Ramosa and Mr …

Gill Marcus departs from SA reserve bank

Gill Marcus departs from SA reserve bank

Pretoria – President Jacob Zuma has thanked the outgoing Governor of the South African Reserve Bank, Gill Marcus, whose term expires at the end of November, for her excellent service and leadership. Marcus announced on Thursday that she won’t be renewing her contract when it expires in November, saying the Reserve Bank has enough talent …

WHO: Ebola a threat to national security

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Address to emergency session of the UN Security Council: Peace and security in Africa (Ebola) New York, New York, USA, 18 September 2014 Distinguished members of the Security Council, Mr Secretary General, Dr Nabarro. Many of the governments you represent have been helping, with treatment facilities, mobile labs, hundreds of medical staff, and money. I …

IFP: REJECTS MTHONJANENI BY-ELECTION RESULTS

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The IFP in KwaZulu-Natal has rejected the by-election results in Mthonjaneni following claims that some ballot papers went missing in one of the voting stations. It calls on the IEC to declare the by-election results invalid. “The IFP wants the IEC to explain how ballot papers in one of the voting station went missing. We …

IFP: CONDEMNS ANC ATTEMPTS TO BRIBE VOTERS AT VOTING STATION

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The IFP in KwaZulu-Natal expresses its condemnation of the ANC’s attempts to bribe voters in the by-election in the Mthonjaneni area. “We are shocked to hear that at a crèche nearby KwaGconco food parcels were being distributed on the by-election day. This smacks of attempting to bribe vote. It is unethical to use state resources …

IFP: GOVERNMENT MUST PROVIDE JOBS

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The IFP in KwaZulu-Natal has lambasted the ANC-led government for failing to deliver on its job creation promises. “Twenty years into democracy we can’t say we have a good story to tell as people don’t have jobs and are living in poverty. Fact is, many people are unemployed, including young people and our streets are …

Extensive Ebola support from the United States of America

World Health Organization

WHO welcomes the extensive Ebola support from the United States of America GENEVA: 16 September 2014 — WHO welcomes the contribution from the Government of the United States of America to significantly build upon their previous Ebola response in West Africa. The new commitment provides support to the United Nations and to other international partners …

67 South Africans killed in Nigeria building collapse

67 South Africans killed in Nigeria building collapse

Pretoria – The Presidency has confirmed that 67 South Africans have been killed and scores others injured after a building at the Synagogue Church of All Nations collapsed on Friday, 12 September, in Lagos, in the Federal Republic of Nigeria. President Jacob Zuma has expressed his sadness at the loss of lives and sent his …

Church building collapses in Nigeria

67 South Africans killed in Nigeria building collapse

Pretoria – Officials from the South African Mission in Lagos, in Nigeria, are still liaising with rescue workers and government authorities to establish whether any South African citizens are affected by the collapsed church building there. The popular Lagos-based Synagogue Church Guest House building at Ikotun, in the downtown area of Lagos, collapsed on Friday. …

SA to host global crime conference

SA to gain from ocean economy

Johannesburg – South Africa will next month host the 35th Annual Crime Stoppers Conference which will see the global crime fighting community converge in Cape Town. Hosted in Africa for the first time, Crime Stoppers is an international body that is active in over 26 countries around the world through programmes that are driven by …

IFP: OPPOSES ELECTRONIC BINGO TERMINALS (EBTs)

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The Inkatha Freedom Party in KwaZulu-Natal has publically denounced the installation of electronic bingo terminals (EBTs) at shopping malls in the province of KwaZulu-Natal. “We are of the view that this move will add to the number of social ills that already plague our communities and will further impoverish our people. It would appear that …

Chinese Gov contributes to Ebola response in West Africa

Chinese Gov contributes to Ebola response in West Africa

GENEVA – WHO welcomes the commitment from the Government of the People’s Republic of China to dispatch a mobile laboratory team to Sierra Leone to enhance the laboratory testing capacity for Ebola virus disease (EVD) in the country. The contribution comes in response to WHO’s appeal for further assistance to Ebola response efforts in Africa …

NPA SEIZES A CASH AMOUNT OF $9.34 MILLION

Summons for Deputy National Director of Prosecutions Served

PRETORIA – On 12 September 2014, the Asset Forfeiture Unit (AFU) of the NPA obtained an order in the North Gauteng High Court freezing a cash amount of US$9.34 million (about R102 million). The case relates to cash which was brought into the country on a flight from Nigeria to Lanseria Airport on 5 September …