IFP: OLDER PERSONS MUST BE PROTECTED

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…

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CDP on crime stats

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…

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Misdaadstatistiek – Suid-Afrika meer gewelddadig

"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…

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Judgement day in the Oscar trial

Pretoria - All eyes will be on the North Gauteng High Court this morning as Judge Thokozile Masipa delivers the much-anticipated judgement in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial. After 41 days of court proceedings, which saw 37 witnesses and lengthy closing arguments from both the…

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Three arrested for R50m car fraud

Pretoria - The Hawks, in conjunction with the banking industry, have arrested three suspects for motor vehicle application fraud amounting to R50 million. The suspects, 33-year-old Adele Coetzee, her husband, 37-year-old Marius Coetzee, and his mother, 60-year-old Kitty Coetzee, were arrested in Brits in the…

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7.5% of S Africans live with a disability

Pretoria – According to Statistics South Africa (Stats SA), 7.5% of South Africans have a disability. Briefing reporters on the Profile of Persons with Disabilities in SA Report, on Tuesday, Statistician General Pali Lehohla said 29 million people out of 51.8 million people live with…

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Public helps to catch criminals

Pretoria - The communities of South Africa are getting involved in the fight against crime by providing anonymous tip-offs on criminal activities in their neighbourhood. During July 2014, tip-offs to Crime Stop (0860010111 phone line) and Crime Line (32211 SMS number) resulted in the arrest…

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Sign language approved as first language

Pretoria – The Pan South African Language Board (PanSALB) has welcomed the approval to allow hearing impaired pupils to choose sign language as a first language. Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga made the approval this month. According to PanSALB, this is a positive response to…

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