“Don’t believe the propagandists”- Mulder

The nationalisation of land in South Africa will destroy food security in the country, Pieter Mulder, deputy minister of agriculture, forestry and fisheries said in a statement. Speaking at the Red Meat Abattoir Association’s annual conference in Stellenbosch, Mulder said that “all comments about the nationalisation of land is irresponsible and should be stopped”.  He … Continue reading ““Don’t believe the propagandists”- Mulder”

ANCYL ditches Mabe, calls for Malema, Magaqa and Shibambu re-instatement – or else

  The African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) has appealed to the ruling party to revoke its decision to expel Julius Malema and to suspend secretary-general Sindiso Magaqa and spokesperson Floyd Shivambu on Monday threatening to challenge the decision until the national conference. The league’s national executive committee (NEC) told reporters that if the ANC … Continue reading “ANCYL ditches Mabe, calls for Malema, Magaqa and Shibambu re-instatement – or else”

Gays are “bad examples” to children

The Congress of Traditional Leaders of South Africa (Contralesa) maintained its calls for a debate on the removal of gay and lesbian rights in the South African constitution. Setlamorago Thobejane, Contralesa secretary-general, said in a radio interview that South Africa is the only African country that has legalised same sex marriages. He said majority of … Continue reading “Gays are “bad examples” to children”

ANC shows “authoritarian tendencies” – DA

The decision by the African National Congress (ANC) to issue a statement calling on the Cape Town Press Club to revise its membership rules following agriculture, forestry and fisheries minister’s refusal to address the club in the presence of Democratic Alliance (DA) spokesperson Pieter van Dalen reveals the party’s “authoritarian tendencies”, says Van Dalen in … Continue reading “ANC shows “authoritarian tendencies” – DA”

DA’s Kohler-Barnard: “Scrutinise Mdluli”

The on-going saga regarding crime intelligence head Richard Mdluli must be subjected to proper parliamentary scrutiny, the Democratic Alliance (DA) said in a statement.  According to the Mail & Guardian newspaper, Mdluli faced fraud and corruption charges and charges relating to the improper use of crime intelligence money, but these were consequently dropped by the … Continue reading “DA’s Kohler-Barnard: “Scrutinise Mdluli””

“Unlike Motsoaledi, Nzimande have no plan” – Sasco

The South African Students Congress (Sasco) is set to lead a national march on Friday, 04 May – demanding and advocating for free quality higher education and further training for all from the government. Sasco said that the “commoditisation and commercialisation” of education remains the biggest challenge in higher education and society in general. The … Continue reading ““Unlike Motsoaledi, Nzimande have no plan” – Sasco”

There is a case of “improper conduct and abuse of power” against acting commissioner- Public Protector

By Staff Reporter The Public Protector Adv Thuli Madonsela is set to launch an investigation into murder allegations against the acting national police commissioner Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi. In a letter to the DA, Madonsela said that: “after a careful assessment of the complaint, I have determined that there is a prima facie case of improper conduct … Continue reading “There is a case of “improper conduct and abuse of power” against acting commissioner- Public Protector”

“Prepare to replace your ID book with a card”

Pretoria – South Africans are set to see the roll-out of new identity document smart cards, which will replace the current identity document, from next year. “We are privileged to announce that we will be piloting this new Smart ID Card this year and rolling it to the citizenry from next year,” said Home Affairs … Continue reading ““Prepare to replace your ID book with a card””