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  • 17 June

    SAPS embarks on re-enlistment process – eNCA

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    eNCA SAPS embarks on re-enlistment processeNCAIt said that the “focus of the re-enlistment process will be to improve capacity in different SAPS environments, focusing on Commercial Crime units, Organised Crime units, Detective units at police stations, Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual … Source link

  • 17 June

    Airbrushing SAPS history, one web page at a time – Independent Online

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    Independent Online Airbrushing SAPS history, one web page at a timeIndependent OnlineBut you’d know none of this from the SA Police Service (SAPS) website’s history of the service, a marvellous example of how to airbrush inconvenient truths. Maybe airbrushing is too subtle a description. SAPS’s official account of its past …

  • 17 June

    Fleet to boost SAPS’ efforts – Daily dispatch

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    Daily dispatch Fleet to boost SAPS‘ effortsDaily dispatchThe Eastern Cape SAPS has bought 27 flying squad vehicles to service 196 police stations across the province. Provincial Commissioner Major-General Liziwe Ntshinga will hand over the vehicles on Wednesday to the Flying Squad and Highway Patrol to … Source link

  • 17 June

    Boipatong is important in the history of South Africa – EFF

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  • 17 June

    EFF chooses to stick with DA after Zille sanction – Independent Online

    Johannesburg - EFF leader Julius Malema made an about-turn on Friday, after threatening to pull the party out of the voting arrangement with the DA in municipalities if it didn’t fire Western Cape Premier Helen Zille for her tweets supporting colonialism.

    But he has changed his tune now.

    The DA removed Zille from her party positions, but retained her as premier after she unreservedly apologised for the tweets - and for undermining party leader Mmusi Maimane.

    EFF leader Julius Malema addresses thousands of party supporters ahead of Youth Day celebrations at Boipatong Stadium in the Vaal. Picture: Itumeleng English

    Speaking at a Youth Day rally in Boipatong on Friday, Malema said instead of pulling out of their municipal voting bloc with the DA, the EFF would first try to remove the ANC from power.

    He said: “We will never vote with the ANC. We are in this mess because of the ANC. If you say I must tell EFF people not to vote for the DA, how do I go back to explain to the people of Boipatong that I voted for a party which took electricity from them for two months?”

    Malema said the ANC “allowed... white arrogance”.

    He added: “The ANC converted itself into the security guard of white capital.

    “We must deal with the security of white capital before we deal with white capital,” he roared to the crowd.

    “The problem of Tshwane, Joburg and PE is not a creation of the EFF. We are in this position because of the voters. “Stop blaming the EFF. We are not and will not vote for the ANC.

    “We will continue to vote with the DA, the IFP and any other party opposed to the security of white monopoly capital,” he added.

    Malema was visiting Boipatong on the eve of the 25-year commemoration of the Boipatong massacre. Malema said he was not desperate to be president of the country, but that he was more interested in building his party, which turns three in July.

    “We are building this party from the ground slowly so that when it takes power it will be forever and ever.

    “I want to build a formation that black people can trust and celebrate forever.

    “If I was desperate for power I would have been a mayor in Joburg now,” he said.

    Saturday Star

  • 17 June

    New acting head for SAPS Crime Intelligence Division – Times LIVE

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    Times LIVE New acting head for SAPS Crime Intelligence DivisionTimes LIVEMothiba said Mokushane has served in the SAPS for 23 years‚ the majority of his service being in intelligence. “He has thus acquired vast experience in the police’s crime intelligence environment and his placement as the Acting Divisional Commissioner … …

  • 17 June

    SA buries 200-year-old ‘spirit’ of rebel chief – News24

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  • 17 June

    Tourism campaign, hindi totoong ginaya sa South Africa, ayon sa DOT

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  • 17 June

    Network Africa: Thousands Stranded In South Africa As Taxi Drivers Strike

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  • 17 June

    SAPS 2017/2018 Re-enlistment: Everything You Should Know – BuzzSouthAfrica.com

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    BuzzSouthAfrica.com SAPS 2017/2018 Re-enlistment: Everything You Should KnowBuzzSouthAfrica.comBuzzSouthAfrica has confirmed that the South African Police Service is set to embark on a re-enlistment process. SAPS‘ Acting National Commissioner has already approved the re-enlistment of former members from the rank of constable to warrant officer. Source link

  • 16 June

    Meteorite Over Johannesburg South Africa 15-06-2017

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  • 16 June

    Xenophobia : High commission wades into quit order by S/African communities to Nigerians – Pulse Nigeria

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  • 16 June

    CRIME AND DANGER IN SOUTH AFRICA

    SUPPORT JOURNALISM. DONATE AT PATREON.COM/TIMCAST Today I spoke with some South Africans who moved to Seoul to discuss the current state of crime and danger in SA. Make sure to subscribe for more travel, news, opinion, and documentary with Tim Pool everyday. FOLLOW ME Instagram – http://instagram.com/Timcast Twitter – http://twitter.com/Timcast …

  • 16 June

    Gigaba announces ministerial meeting on economy, says fiscal consolidation will stay – Creamer Media’s Mining Weekly

    CAPE TOWN – President Jacob Zuma has called a meeting of key ministers in a fortnight to devise a strategy to spur the South African economy out of recession, Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba said on Thursday.

    “The president has stressed the urgency of a co-ordinated response, and is convening a full-day meeting in two weeks of various economic clusters and ministers responsible for key sectors, to address obstacles delaying the finalisation of policy processes and agree urgent timelines.

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    “We will be thrashing out detail as well as the timeline,” Gigaba said of the planned meeting.

    He told a media briefing in Pretoria the president had also convened ministers in the economics cluster on Wednesday night to discuss critical interventions that need to be taken to avert further damage to the economy.

    Speaking shortly after the release of the new Mining Charter by his Cabinet colleague Mosebenzi Zwane triggered an outcry, Gigaba urged him to meet with the sector and soothe the waters.

    “We express the wish of National Treasury that the minister will engage with those sectors as a matter of urgency…to ensure that we do not have consequences that are going to weaken the economy further.”

    He noted that policy uncertainty was an impediment to investment and said weakness in the mining sector had been one of they key contributors to low growth in recent years. Gigaba added that the concerns of political risks, poor governance of parastatals and the slow pace of introducing growth-enhancing reforms flagged by ratings agencies needed to be addressed “for the good of our country”.

    He reiterated that it seemed highly unlikely that South Africa would meet National Treasury’s own gross domestic product growth forecast of 1.3% for the current financial year and said beyond maintaining the policy of fiscal consolidation, he would have to look at reprioritising funds and cutting state spending where possible.

    “We are going to have to take hard decisions which may require that we look at the possibility of further cuts in terms of government spending,” he said, noting as an aside that public sector wage negotiations were looming.

    “The reprioritising, the reallocation is going to be very difficult but necessary.”

    The minister did not outline any precise steps National Treasury would take to shore up the economy, but signalled the need for stronger boards at Eskom, South African Airways and the South African Broadcasting Agency.

    He confirmed that controversial SAA chairperson Dudu Myeni would not serve another term.

    Asked about the tone and content of the meeting with the president, Gigaba described it as “very frank”.

    He said the recession did not mean that his oft-voiced commitment to economic transformation would make way for a single-minded pursuit of growth.

    “We need both.”

    Asked about persistent allegations of corruption and nepotism against him and his deputy Sfiso Buthelezi, Gigaba said said he was no stranger to slurs and asked that they be given time and judged on their actions at treasury.

    But an emotional Buthelezi vehemently denied allegations that he and his brother, Nkanyiso, benefited from contracts worth R150-million from the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa, while he headed the board of the public entity.

    “I am looking forward to cooperating with anybody and everybody who would want to question me,” he added.

  • 16 June

    Firefighters use mats to battle Mellville Koppies fire out of fear for electrocution – News24

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  • 16 June

    ICC to rule on South Africa’s failure to arrest Bashir – Vanguard

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  • 16 June

    Business Incorporated: Miners In South Africa Vow To Fight New Black Ownership Rules

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  • 16 June

    Strike by Home Affairs employees averted – Times LIVE

    The organisation’s general secretary‚ Bereng Soke‚ said the union had tried to persuade the department to withdraw circular no. 2 of 2015 which “introduced unilaterally the new working hours hence the dispute”.

    “As a result‚ workers were forced to work under these unbearable working hours‚ as consequences workers were subjected to disciplinary hearings while others were given leave without pay for not complying with the circular.

    “The signed agreement confirms the withdrawal of the circular and that workers will revert back to the working conditions that were applied prior to the introduction of the imposed new working hours by the Director General [Mkhuseli Apleni]‚” Soke said.

    He said according to the agreement‚ “an understanding and a directive was reached that the department must table in the bargaining chamber a proposal on the new working arrangements for negotiations with labour”.

    -SowetanLIVE

  • 16 June

    SA launches first national HIV plan for LGBTI people – eNCA

    DURBAN – In what has been hailed as a world first, the South African National AIDS Council (Sanac) launched a national HIVE plan for lesbians, gay men, and bisexual, trans and/or intersex (LGBTI) people at the 8th South African AIDS conference this week.

    The plan has five objectives and targets in the areas of health, empowerment, psychosocial support, human rights and evaluation. Health targets include reducing HIV by 63 percent, TB by 30 percent and increasing the detection of STIs by 70 percent over five years.

    A beaming Steve Letsike, chairperson of the Sanac civil society forum, said on Wednesday South Africa was the first country in the world to produce such  a national framework.

    “I am excited today. This has taken us 10 years,” said Letsike, as she recounted a meeting she attended at the organisation in 2006 when there was no LGBTI sector. “Many people and organisations have fought and negotiated and influenced to get LGBTI on the agenda.

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    “It is important to realise we have fought and argued to be called LGBTI instead of MSM (Men who have sex with Men) or women who have sex with women (WSM) because we didn’t want to be looked at only as behaviours. A lot of that speaks to behaviour. When we forget identities we put ourselves at risk,” she said.

    Letsike said that the plan was telling the world that South Africa was starting to be inclusive and that at a local facility level that included schools and courts, it was telling people that the LGBTI community wanted services. “This document leads us to that journey,” she said.

    The plan is part of the South African National Strategic Plan (NSP) on HIV, TB and STIs for 2017 to 2022.

    Letsike asked KwaZulu-Natal premier Willies Mchunu to remember the LGBTI community “beyond HIV” when drawing up provincial plans.

    “We have to think about everyone and their diversity. When we speak about scholarships and job creation plans, we ask that 10 percent should go to the LGBTI community,” she said.

    The plan's stated goal is to provide guidance to reverse the burden of disease from HIV, STIs and TB and to promote a rights- and evidence-based environment for the country’s LGBTI people.

     

     

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    The plan also looks to reduce internalised and external stigma and discrimination against LGBTI people and to offer or refer for counselling and harm reduction. It follows a peer-led approach to identify high-risk individuals and provide them with relevant information, psychosocial support and information on available services.

    Studies have shown that the exclusion of and discrimination against LGBTI people leads to, among other things, high rates of school dropout, separation from home and families, resulting in absent familial and social support, and unemployment due to having less stable home lives and fever job options.

    LGBTI people are also subjected to social isolation and rejection from religious communities and suffer from more mental health issues such as depression, low self-esteem and suicidal thoughts and attempts.

    African News Agency