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June, 2017

  • 1 June

    Byleveld memorial service open to public – South African Broadcasting Corporation

    Nation – Google News – South African Broadcasting Corporation Byleveld memorial service open to publicSouth African Broadcasting CorporationFamily spokesperson, Zelda le Grange, says the service will take place at 11am at the Rosebank Union Church on the corner of William Nicol Drive and St Andrew's Road in Sandton, in the …

  • 1 June

    C05: South Africa Race War: Coligny – Blacks sing: Kill the Boer, Kill the Farmers

    The black commie Julius Malema’s people are caught in the act of singing Kill the Boer, Kill the Farmer at Coligny. I take a look at some film footage from Chipsta. They published video footage on 10th May 2017 which they say is from Coligny. I point out what seems …

  • 1 June

    #GuptaEmails: Inside the £100 000 a month media spin machine – News24

    Nation – Google News – News24 #GuptaEmails: Inside the £100 000 a month media spin machineNews24Johannesburg – The extent of a multimillion-rand spin campaign that aimed to polarise South Africans and divert attention from scandals involving President Jacob Zuma and the Guptas is laid bare in the #GuptaEmails obtained by …

  • 1 June

    Well done to Norkem Park SAPS – Kempton Express

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    Kempton Express Well done to Norkem Park SAPSKempton ExpressA friendly woman in a neat office explained the procedure and gave forms and advice. The officer in the charge office was quick and helpful to certify my documents and called for assistance from the back office when the queue became too …

May, 2017

  • 31 May

    Analysis: The next ANC president must replace Zuma immediately – Citizen

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    CitizenAnalysis: The next ANC president must replace Zuma immediatelyCitizenHaving two centres of power won't do SA (or even the ANC) any good. Here's why. South Africa's Constitution is clear on a number of issues related to the relationship between the country's parliament and its executive. It lays down that if the National ...Parliament: 'President Gupta' jibe earns Maimane a reprimand, while Ramaphosa eyes the futureDaily MaverickZuma Ally Sacked to Ease Rifts in South Africa's ANCVoice of AmericaRamaphosa calls for unity during dry Zuma budget debateNews...

  • 31 May

    Parliament: Sassa’s surprise plan to deduct 10% from grants for funeral policies unearthed – Daily Maverick

    Nation – Google News – Daily Maverick Parliament: Sassa's surprise plan to deduct 10% from grants for funeral policies unearthedDaily MaverickBuried in a presentation Sassa made on Wednesday to Parliament's committee on Social Development on its recent engagement with the South African Post Office with regard to the future payment …

  • 31 May

    IPID trades blows with SAPS while calls grow for acting police commissioner to step down – Daily Maverick

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    Daily Maverick IPID trades blows with SAPS while calls grow for acting police commissioner to step downDaily MaverickSAPS and IPID are at it again. The investigation into Acting Police Commissioner Kgomotso Phahlane on Wednesday saw IPID scared its offices would be raided. The feud continues to erode confidence in the …

  • 31 May

    White Genocide in South Africa

    #SaveTheBoer My family had to flee South Africa when I was a mere baby due to imminent threats of blacks murdering myself and my mother. South Africa is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever laid my eyes on. It truly breaks my heart to see my birthplace destroyed. …

  • 31 May

    Taxi drivers block Durban roads – South Africa News

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  • 31 May

    South Africa: Ennerdale residents blame government for poor social services

    Ennerdale residents in South Africa are still crying foul over poor social services and lack of appropriate development in the area. Poor sewerage, lack of clean water and electricity and poorly structured residential are the main grievances by locals at Ennerdale suburbs. “This is the toilet where they throw the …

  • 31 May

    Zuma should listen and step down, says Nelson Mandela Foundation – News24

    Nation – Google News – RNews Zuma should listen and step down, says Nelson Mandela FoundationNews24Johannesburg – President Jacob Zuma should listen to the voices of South Africans and step down, the board of trustees of the Nelson Mandela Foundation said. “Today, it is clear that our country's Constitutional democracy …

  • 31 May

    SAPS empowers young girls – Germiston City News

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    Germiston City News SAPS empowers young girlsGermiston City NewsGirls get inspired at Take A Girl Child To Work Day held at the Germiston SAPS. Girls get inspired at Take A Girl Child To Work Day held at the Germiston SAPS. Girls get inspired at Take A Girl Child To Work …

  • 31 May

    Deep In A South African Gold Mine, Scientists Drill For The Heart Of An Earthquake

    This week, scientists were set to begin drilling a 750-meter-deep hole from the bottom of the Moab Khotsong mine, located some 180 kilometers southwest of Johannesburg, South Africa. Three years ago, a magnitude-5.5 earthquake erupted from a previously unknown fault beneath the mine. Aftershocks continue. The $1.6 million project, if …

  • 31 May

    Parents fear for students’ lives in wake of #HannahCornelius murder – Independent Online

    Cape Town – Concerned parents fear for the lives of their children who are studying at Stellenbosch University following the murder of Hannah Cornelius.

    Parent Anthony McLaughlin has two sons, one of whom studies politics at the university.

    Concerned parent Anthony McLaughlin holds a letter penned to the university last year over safety concerns. Picture: Tracey Adams

    His other son graduated in 2014. While attending his graduation, they were held up at knife-point.

    "We were attacked around lunch time by nine children who came to us holding knives," McLaughlin said.

    They were robbed of their cellphones and wallets.

    He then wrote to the institution, accusing them of "lying and covering up" the issue of security on campus.

    McLaughlin said his son who still studies fears for his life after Hannah was murdered.

    "My son is petrified and for me as a parent I’m scared for him."

    He said his son's flat had also been broken into.

    "In the beginning of May my son and his flatmates had so many break-ins."

    Stellenbosch University spokesperson Martin Viljoen said the insitution understands the concerns of the parents and that the safety of students remains its first priority.

    "Over the last few years, the university has on a number of occasions expressed its concern about the crime situation in our country on various platforms and forums. The violent nature of this incident is testimony to the challenges that we face as a country," he said.

    Viljoen said the university had increased the number of guards on the streets and had upped the number of security personnel in the pedestrian escort service.

    "We furthermore welcome initiatives of our student community (like the WhatsApp groups). This will complement the existing safety structures on campus."

    On Wednesday, students held an emergency meeting to address safety concerns.

    "During the meeting, students raised crucial issues that have affected them personally and other students and topics such as high levels of crime, rape culture, discrimination and erasure of queer students, safe shuttle services were raised and discussed among the student body," student activist Luke Waltham said.

    He said they were disappointed the university's management had not attended.

    "These groups should have been there to take part in such a pertinent discussion which affects every single student on campus. We cannot possibly allow a norm to form on campus where students constantly feel unsafe."

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    Cape Argus

  • 31 May

    Tougher new liquor laws to clamp down on sales outlets – Independent Online

    Cape Town – The Western Cape government is about to crack down hard with fines of up to R100 000 on the cards for liquor sales outlets found to be contravening stringent new liquor regulations.

    The Western Cape Liquor Amendment Act was signed into law on Wednesday and comes into effect on July 1, 2017.

    Stricter new liquor regulations come into effect on July 1.

    The provincial government sought the amendments to curb the abuse of alcohol in the province and is the number one cause of road deaths.

    Alcohol abuse is linked to at least 70% of crimes committed in the province, 67% of reported cases of domestic violence, while 70% of trauma victims admitted to hospital tested positive for alcohol, Premier Helen Zille said.

    Key to the amendments is the issue of jurisdiction.

    Previously, only SAPS could fine illegal liquor outlets and inspectors only had jurisdiction over Western Cape license holders.

    Under the new law, inspectors will be able to issue notices of non-compliance to all license-holders, including national license holders.

    "The new regulations now place a responsibility on liquor inspectors to visit all premises or vehicles where reasonable suspicion exists that liquor is being stored, conveyed or sold contrary to the provisions of the Liquor Act.

    "Inspectors are further compelled to issue administrative notices if these premises are not fully licensed. The notices will be passed on to SAPS. We will monitor this through our provincial oversight mandate over policing,” Zille said.

    She said with the appointment of four more liquor inspectors to ensure that regulations are enforced, the Western Cape Liquor Authority (WCLA) will dramatically increase the number of fines issued to illegal outlets.

    Increased revenue from fines and liquor license fees would be used to bolster the WCLA’s financial sustainability, while some of the revenue will be used to fund "alcohol harm reduction efforts" in the province, she said.

    "We believe that every area should have properly regulated, legal, decent, safe and clean taverns in decent areas where people can go, where licensing rules apply and where inspectors will make sure that conditions of the license holder are upheld.

    "We live in a society where we have a long way to go where women and children are completely safe, but we can take steps in the right direction by having better lighting, better policing by inspectors and by having strict licensing conditions at taverns," she said.

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    Cape Argus

  • 31 May

    Post graduates more likely to be victims of house robberies – Lehohla – News24

    Nation – Google News – News24 Post graduates more likely to be victims of house robberies – LehohlaNews24Pretoria – If you have a post-graduate qualification you are more than five times likely to become the victim of a house robbery compared to someone with no tertiary education, according to a …

  • 31 May

    Contractor to blame for Charlotte Maxeke roof collapse – MEC – News24

    Nation – Google News – News24 Contractor to blame for Charlotte Maxeke roof collapse – MECNews24Johannesburg – A contractor's negligence resulted in the collapse of a roof at the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital, the Gauteng infrastructure department said on Wednesday. The contractor's workers piled stones on the roof over …

  • 31 May

    Sheikh Nuhu Muzaata’s message to Ugandans in South Africa after Ivan Ssemwanga’s death

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  • 31 May

    Durban diplomats told to stay home during taxi strike – Independent Online

    Durban – A diplomatic breakfast meeting intended to sell the eThekwini Metro as a choice foreign investment destination fell flat on Wednesday because of the massive taxi strike in the city.

    According to the city, the meeting was supposed to showcase and communicate key investment projects and opportunities in the metro to consul generals and ambassadors. But the South African National Taxi Council (Santaco) staged a protest on the same day, blocking major routes into the city since 5am before eventually congregating at Toyota in Prospecton to demand lower vehicle prices and improved regulation of the taxi industry from government.

    While 30 diplomats were expected at the breakfast meeting, only six were in attendance, with the majority of the remainder of the audience consisting of metro staff.

    "The taxi protest has highly inconvenienced diplomatic members, some have been advised by homeland security to stay indoors and in their offices," said programme director Sibusiso Makhathini. Responding to questions about the strike which the taxi association has said would be prolonged and involve intermittent protests - and its effect on Durban and investor relations, the city's head for international and governance relations, Eric Apelgren, said that eThekwini had a culture of people expressing their views.

    "We have this culture of expressing our grievances, but we must enhance our community engagement; we as leadership need to up our game in responding to frustrations that communities are having. It's difficult for us to go tell Toyota to bring Quantum prices down," he said. Apelgren said it was important to remember that the country was going into "political season" leading up to the African National Congress national conference in December, and that there were "all kinds of people" trying to make political points.

    "We, as government, have to ensure the taxi industry can thrive in an organised manner, but we also have to ensure that Toyota is a developing concern in city – we have to balance both those things," he said. Germany's honorary consul general, Horst Achtzehn, said that while the city had made fantastic strides, "little things" were being forgotten. "When tourists come to the area, the feedback is that Durban is 'nice' but not 'wow'.

    Cleanliness, presentation, crime, ladies of the night – people don't want to see that," said Achtzehn. Durban was old and decaying, he said, and while uShaka Marine World was great, "what else do we have?" Honorary consul for Mauritius, Nirode Bramdaw, asked what strides had been made in addressing threats coming from the Amadelangokubona Business Forum, a group that had been trying to force the city into handing it tenders through intimidation and threats.

    Russell Curtis of Invest Durban told Bramdaw that while the city often saw peaceful objections, there were also protestors who acted outside of the law.

    "There is united agreement with business leadership and political leadership, where the mayor and premier are engaging those groups, telling them they will be arrested if they break the law. There is a united front against criminality in the City," he said.

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  • 31 May

    Eco@Africa: How Second-Hand Clothes Help Protect The Environment In South Africa

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