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DA to conduct oversight inspection of Marabastad Refugee Centre

DA to conduct oversight inspection of Marabastad Refugee Centre
Tomorrow, Tuesday 16 October 2018, DA Team One South Africa Spokesperson on Immigration, Jacques Julius MP, and the DA Gauteng Provincial Leader, John Moodey MPL, will conduct an oversight inspection of the Desmond Tutu Refugee Centre in Marabastad, in Tshwane. This follows allegations of rampant maladministration and corruption at the centre where certain officials request bribes before assisting vulnerable asylum seekers. There have also been reported instances of violence and intimidation at the centre. Long queues have also become a permanent fixture as the centre faces extreme capacity pressures due to the failure of the Department of Home Affairs to re-open the…


USAF (United Southern African Federation) demands a referendum on Cape Independence by way of petition to Cyril Ramaphosa

USAF (United Southern African Federation) demands a referendum on Cape Independence by way of petition to Cyril Ramaphosa
The United Southern African Federation is in the process of collecting signatures in the form of a petition in order to compel Cyril Ramaphosa and the South African ANC government to hold an immediate referendum within the Cape (44 municipalities) the territory defined as The Cape of Good Hope. WE HAVE THE POWER TO MAKE THE CAPE INDEPENDENT The South African ANC led government has a socialist ideological approach of divide and conquer, which has systematically steered the country into a state of total anarchy and civil disobedience. Never in the country’s history has race relations been as bad as…


What is Ekurhuleni hiding by not releasing the armoury audit report

What is Ekurhuleni hiding by not releasing the armoury audit report
I have submitted a request for a copy of the Ekurhuleni armoury audit report under the Promotion of Access to Information Act. This has been necessary due to the fact that the Ekurhuleni Metro seems to be doing everything in their power to not make the highly sensitive report public. All efforts by Ekurhuleni Metro Councillor Jaco Terblanch in getting the audit report made public have fallen on deaf ears. CouncillorTerblanch asked questions in Council on 26 September 2017, where in the reply he was promised that the report would be available on 31 October 2017. This has never materialized.…


DA to unveil its plan to secure our borders and stop illegal immigration

DA to unveil its plan to secure our borders and stop illegal immigration
On Monday, 15 October 2018, the Democratic Alliance (DA) Gauteng Premier Candidate,Solly Msimanga Cllr, the DA Spokesperson on Immigration,Jacques Julius MP, and the DA Campaign Spokesperson, Solly Malatsi MP, will unveil the Party’s plan to tackle illegal immigration; fix the dysfunctional Department of Home Affairs (DHA) and ultimately secure our borders. Under 24 years of ANC government; our borders are not secure, the SANDF does not have the human or technical resources it needs to patrol our borders and we have a shambolic Department of Home Affairs which is riddled with corruption and incapable of addressing the monumental challenges facing the country.…


Yes It Is a Crisis Mr Moiloa

On Friday October 12 the Gauteng MEC for Human Settlements and Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) Uhuru Moiloa assured viewers of Nuusdag Perspektief (DSTV Channel 195) that the current situation with respect to the Vaal River sewage pollution was “not a crisis”.  Mr Moiloa then confined his remarks to the Sebokeng Waste Water Treatment Works (WWTW) and informed viewers that the Department of Water and Sanitation had granted R35m for Module 6 to be completed by the financial year end 2018/2019 and that work on Module 7 would start on April 1 2019. Mr Moiloa omitted to mention the fact…


Parliament hands over Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Equipment to three Safe Homes for Abused Women, Children and Needy Girl-Children

Parliament hands over Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Equipment to three Safe Homes for Abused Women, Children and Needy Girl-Children
The beneficiary centers are Saartjie Baartman that caters for survivors of women and child abuse, St Anne’s Home that cares for and empowers destitute and abused mothers and their children, as well as Ons Plek that provides specialised developmental and therapeutic services to girls who live, work and beg on the streets of Cape Town JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, October 2, 2018/ -- Parliament walked the talk of making everyday a Mandela Day, when the National Assembly House Chairperson for Committees Mr Cedric Frolick, handed over computers and accessories to three centers for abused women, children and needy girl-children, in Parliament…


ANC Gauteng Provincial Legislature prevents LGBTQI+ activists from sharing concerns at sectoral sitting

ANC Gauteng Provincial Legislature prevents LGBTQI+ activists from sharing concerns at sectoral sitting
by Cllr Dimakatso Moloisane - DA Councillor City of Johannesburg On Friday 21 September Members of Democratic Alliance Rainbow Network (LGBTIQ+) executive attended a Gauteng Provincial legislature LGBTIQA+ Sectoral Parliament in Carletonville. Before the official session began a group of LGBTIQ activists demanded that the session be discontinued as there were outstanding issues that needed to be addressed. The demands were not heard and the activists were requested to leave the house, upon refusal to do so, SAPS was called to remove the members. DARN joined the protesters as the issue that were raised spoke to what we believe in. The activists…


Police Committee welcomes arrest of seven alleged Rhino Poaching Kingpins

Police Committee welcomes arrest of seven alleged Rhino Poaching Kingpins
The committee is, however, disappointed that two of the suspects are currently members of the South African Police Service (SAPS) JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, September 20, 2018/ -- The Portfolio Committee on Police has welcomed the arrest of seven alleged rhino poaching kingpins by the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI) in Mpumalanga.The committee is, however, disappointed that two of the suspects are currently members of the South African Police Service (SAPS). Another suspect is a former member of SAPS.The committee has resolved in the past that the DPCI should focus on Tier 4 and 5 levels of criminal gangs in…


The Employer’s Guide: Marijuana legalised… or is it?

With the Constitutional Court officially passing a judgment on 18 September in terms of legalizing the household use of dagga, the whole country seems to be in an uproar. What does this entail for employers in terms of still ensuring a productive and safe working environment for all? We can expect that employers will now face a situation where some employees aim to take advantage of this situation and if reprimanded for unacceptable behaviour, employees might plead ignorance. For labour- and industrial relations, this new situation created by the judgment of the Constitutional Court does not affect the rules, policies or disciplinary consequences…


Nicolas Manyike to launch a foundation that will focus on boys

Nicolas Manyike to launch a foundation that will focus on boys
Following the highly published death of Karabo Mokoena last year and string of other feticides, a twitter movement “men are trash” gained prominence. Nicolas is the CEO of Public Relations company, Tale PR & Communications, he is an award-winning Publicist, Property Investor, Serial-Entrepreneur and philanthropist.  Nicolas Manyike to launch a foundation that will focus on boys. The launch will take place on the 10th of November 2018 at Metropolitan Centre in Braamfontein.  He said, “Not all men are trash. Society focuses more on grooming girls to behave and be good girls, who will be good wives one day in future, …