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  • 19 June


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  • 18 June

    SAA has possibly defaulted on billions in loans – DA – Independent Online

    Cape Town – Reports on Sunday that Standard Chartered Bank has declined to renew their loan facilities to South African Airways (SAA) and that repayment of these loans has been demanded may only be the tip of the iceberg and government might be forced to foot the bill, the Democratic Alliance said.

    "According to a repayment schedule, SAA has listed R8.887 billion repayable in 2017/18, yet some of the maturity dates have in fact passed," DA spokesperson Alf Lees said on Sunday.

    Key dates that had already passed included: R0.3 billion due to Standard Bank on December 30, 2016; R1 billion owed to Standard Bank on December 30, 2016; R1 billion owed to Standard Chartered on January 27, 2017; R1 billion owed to Absa on December 8, 2016; R1 billion owed to Standard Chartered on December 22, 2016; R2.25 billion owed to Various Phoenix on April 28, 2017; and R0.8 billion owed to Various GBF on April 28, 2017.

    Lees said he would ask Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba to urgently answer two vital questions. The first was whether or not the other loans already overdue had been repaid and/or rolled over?

    The second was how close SAA was to default resulting in lenders calling in government guarantees?

    "All of SAA’s loans are backed by government guarantees that in total now amount to R19.1 billion. If SAA has failed to repay some of these loans it could force other creditors to recall their loans, which would then necessitate the government to step in and pay. This money would ultimately be taken from the public purse and could have dire consequences for the sovereign rating status of South Africa," he said.

    "The fact is that the only way out of this mess is for SAA to apply for business rescue where robust cost reductions can be implemented.

    "A successful business rescue and the prevention of the government guarantees being called in would have to lead to a full, or at very least a majority privatisation, of SAA in order for SAA to survive in the long-term and importantly, to release the South African taxpayer from ever having to meet the R19.1 billion government guarantees," Lees said.

  • 18 June

    DA backed down from demands as Zille read ‘watered-down apology’ – report – Citizen

    Nation – Google News – Citizen DA backed down from demands as Zille read 'watered-down apology' – reportCitizenHelen Zille apologises for her controversial tweets on colonialism, during a press conference with DA leader Mmusi Maimane in Johannesburg on Tuesday. VIDEO: Getrude Makhafola. It appears the DA has prioritised accommodating Western …

  • 18 June

    Meteor “Shook Earth” | Space Rock puts on BIG show in S Africa | Possible impact

    June 15, 2017: Eyewitnesses in South Africa the morning of June 15 just before sunrise saw a huge meteor that according to some accounts may have hit the earth. One witness says it did and that the earth shook following a loud ‘bang’. Earth’s atmosphere has been handling a debris …

  • 18 June

    Not enough visible policing at Sebenza SAPS – Kempton Express

    Kempton Express Not enough visible policing at Sebenza SAPSKempton ExpressMIKE Waters (MP) is concerned about the understaffing of the visible policing unit at Sebenza Police Station. THE visible policing unit at Sebenza Police Station is severely understaffed. Michael Waters MP and DA deputy chief whip in the National … Source …

  • 17 June

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  • 17 June

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  • 17 June

    DA welcomes completion of damning report on KZN oncology services – eNCA

    DURBAN – The Democratic Alliance on Saturday welcomed the South African Human Rights Commission’s (SAHRC) statement that the report on KwaZulu-Natal’s oncology crisis had been completed and would soon be published.

    “According to SAHRC chairperson Bongani Majola, the commission will now follow its own internal procedures, which include publishing the report on its website and issuing a media statement in this regard,” DA MPL Iman Keeka said.

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    The SAHRC had also advised that the report had already been sent to the respondents as well as to the speakers of the national and provincial parliaments, who had not yet acknowledged receipt.

    “The report has confirmed what the DA has been saying all along, namely that equipment vital for screening and treatment is either broken or non-existent, that there is a shortage of staff, and that there is a massive backlog which is resulting in curable cancers rapidly becoming incurable,” Keeka said.

    “We express our gratitude to the SAHRC for being one of the few remaining Chapter 9 institutions seemingly not under state capture. Our country is currently treading a fine line in its first attempt at democracy and we are in a race against time to ensure that it succeeds. The DA remains committed to this project,” Keeka said.

    In a statement issued on Thursday, the SAHRC said a complaint received in February 2016 had raised a number of problems in the provision of healthcare services to cancer patients in KwaZulu-Natal.

    “The complainant alleged that there were insufficient radiotherapy treatment devices and facilities in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, which had a negative impact on the treatment of patients living with cancer in the province. The radiotherapy machines used for radiotherapy treatment at Addington Hospital were not working.

    “This, therefore, resulted in delays in the treatment of oncology patients, which the complainant attributed to the shortage of functional health technologies. The complainant further alleged that the department of health in KwaZulu-Natal was failing to provide oncology patients with adequate healthcare services,” the SAHRC said.

    “The extensive investigation initiated by the commission found that the respondents, being Addington Hospital, Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital (IALC Hospital), the department of health KwaZulu-Natal, and the MEC for health in the province, have violated the rights of oncology patients at the Addington and IALC hospitals to have access to healthcare services as a result of their failure to comply with applicable norms and standards set out in legislation and policies.

    “The commission’s binding recommendations -- in terms of section 13 (1) (a) (i) of the SAHRC Act  -- are that the respondents are required immediately to take steps to repair and monitor all the health technology machines regardless of contractual disputes yet to be finalised through the courts; that a management plan be adopted to deal with the backlog through, among others, entering into interim public/private partnership arrangements with private oncologists, medical officers, radiotherapists, and oncology nurses; and that an interim referral management plan be developed to facilitate the referral of patients to private service providers for screening, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer.

    “The respondents are required to report to the commission within 10 days of receipt of the report into its investigation,” the SAHRC statement said.

    African News Agency

  • 17 June

    SAPS embarks on re enlistment process – eNCA – eNCA

    eNCA SAPS embarks on re enlistment process – eNCAeNCAJOHANNESBURG – The South African Police Service (SAPS) will be will be re-enlisting former members from the rank of constable to warrant officer in the ranks … and more » Source link

  • 17 June

    SAPS embarks on re-enlistment process – eNCA

    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

    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

    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

    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

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