Limpopo MEC “dismayed” at burning of fifth school at Malamulele

Pretoria – Limpopo Education Acting MEC Jerry Ndou has condemned the burning of schools in Malamulele and called on law enforcement agencies to deal with the culprits. This, after a fifth school was burned on Wednesday morning in the area, a day after learners in Malamulele attended classes for the first time in 2015, after … Continue reading “Limpopo MEC “dismayed” at burning of fifth school at Malamulele”

Petrol price increase by 22c/litre

Pretoria – The petrol price is set to increase by 22 cents a litre next Wednesday, the Energy Department announced on Friday. A litre of 95 ULP will now cost R11.04 in Gauteng while it will cost R10.69 in the coast as of next Wednesday. In July the petrol price decreased by 89 cents per … Continue reading “Petrol price increase by 22c/litre”

Producer price index (PPI) unchanged at 6.6%

Pretoria – The Producer Price Index remained unchanged at 6.6% in May, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) said on Thursday. In April, the PPI – or price of goods leaving factories and mines – was at 6.6%. “From April 2012 to May 2012, the PPI for domestic output increased by 0.5%,” said Stats SA. This … Continue reading “Producer price index (PPI) unchanged at 6.6%”

Over 1 400 corrupt govt officials charged for corrupt activities

Cape Town – Dozens of government officials implicated in corrupt activities have either been arrested, convicted or are in the process of having their cases finalised by the relevant law enforcement agencies, Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma said on Monday. Responding to media questions as to what has happened to the 1 499 officials … Continue reading “Over 1 400 corrupt govt officials charged for corrupt activities”

Speeding biker fined R44 000

Pretoria – Transport Minister Sibusiso Ndebele has welcomed the R44 000 fine imposed on a Gauteng accountant for speeding. Brian Ely, 32, was fined by the Krugersdorp Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday after he was arrested for travelling at 206km/h in a 120km/h zone. Ely was travelling on his Kawasaki super bike on the N14 between … Continue reading “Speeding biker fined R44 000”

COP17: Trees planted to save planet

By Zisanda Nkonkobe Peddie – A group of RDP house recipients in the Eastern Cape have joined the fight to save the environment in the run-up to the COP17 climate change conference later this month. Each recipient of one of 710 new houses built in Peddie, outside King Williamstown, today received a tree as part … Continue reading “COP17: Trees planted to save planet”

214 suspected rhino poachers arrested so far- Report

Pretoria – A total of 214 suspected rhino poachers were arrested in South Africa between April 2010 and March 2011, according to the 4th National Compliance and Enforcement Report (NECER). The NECER 2010/11 was officially released by the Department of Environmental Affairs on Thursday in Pretoria. Of the 214 suspected rhino poachers, 92 were arrested … Continue reading “214 suspected rhino poachers arrested so far- Report”

Security operations for Census 2011 running smoothly- Natjoints

Pretoria – Security operations for the Census 2011 are running smoothly, says the National Joint Operational and Intelligence Structure (Natjoints). With the exception on one “unfortunate and isolated incident” in Kensington, Johannesburg, where suspects posing as Census field workers robbed two people, Natjoints said it is satisfied with security operations so far. Natjoints comprises members … Continue reading “Security operations for Census 2011 running smoothly- Natjoints”