The South African National Civic Organisation (SANCO) on Tuesday welcomed the African National Congress(ANC)’s condemnation of ANC Youth League President, Collen Maine’s call for Umkhonto We Sizwe (MK) military veterans to take up arms to defend ANC President Jacob Zuma. “We support the ANC’s call for Maine to retract his unprecedented, reckless and irresponsible statement because it has the potential to fuel intra-party conflict and violence as well as give the third force an opportunity to destabilise the ANC, the country and our communities,” said SANCO National Spokesperson, Jabu Mahlangu.
Government farmer support and the slow pace of land reform are currently under scrutiny at the 2016 AFASA and NERPO joint Annual Congress underway in Pretoria, St George Hotel and Conference Centre – Irene. Minister Senzeni Zokwana received a petition from the farmers outlining their struggles and demands from the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries’s (DAFF) farmer support programmes.
The South African National Civic Organisation (SANCO) on Saturday called for cessation of hostilities in #FeesMustFall protests and intensified efforts to find solutions to the current higher education crisis. “We are extremely concerned about the direction the student protests are taking including escalating violence, destruction of higher education infrastructure investments as well as private properties and what appears to be excessive force on the part of police,” said SANCO National Spokesperson, Jabu Mahlangu.
Consumers advised to review insurance covers amid freak weather conditions
[24 Oct 2016]: While South Africa still counts the cost of devastating drought conditions; Bloemfontein in the Free State was battered by freak hailstorms on Thursday 20 October that left a trail of destruction in its wake. Golf-ball sized hail stones ripped through car windscreens, buildings and windows, and smashed huge dents into vehicles caught in the fray. Freak hail storms in the last four years caused severe property and vehicle damage, collectively costing the insurance industry a staggering R2.5billion in losses.
An accident occurred at c/o Van Velden and Maclean streets just opposite star motors at the yield sign. The accident happened on the 24th of October 2016, at around 5pm.
The South African National Civic Organisation (SANCO) on Monday called for a probe into the collision of two trains that claimed one life and injured over 240 commuters on the Tembisa line near Kaalfontein, east of Johannesburg. “Someone must be held responsible for the loss of life and injuries that were suffered by commuters who were on board the train,” said SANCO National Spokesperson, Jabu Mahlangu in conveying condolences to the family of the passenger who died in the crash and wishing injured commuters a speedy recovery. Mahlangu said that a case of culpable homicide, reckless and negligence must also be investigated against the train driver who allegedly passed a red signal resulting in the collision of the two trains.
On the 19th of October 2016, Brits District Hospital staff were awarded gifts for taking part in a 10 month weight loss challenge called Melt-Aways Weight Loss Challenge which kick-started in February 2016 during the Healthy Lifestyle Month and ended during National Obesity Week.
As part of the Executive Mayor’s 100 days plan in Office, Madibeng Executive Mayor, Jostina Mothibe invited all the government sector departments to a meeting scheduled on the 19th of October 2016, in Mayor’s Parlor.
The South African black smallholder farmers will on Tuesday, 25th October 2016, march to the Union Building in demonstration of their dissatisfaction and frustrations over the slow pace of land reform and government inadequate support to smallholder farmers. The march will be led by the two farmer representative organizations’, the African Farmers’ Association of South Africa (AFASA) and National Emergent Red Meat Producers’ Organization.
The Anchor Skills College (ASC) launched its “Take it to them” Skills Development Programme for unemployed youth from poor communities who cannot afford payment at the Anchor Christian Academy 69 Swaan Street,East Lynne-Pretoria on the 22nd of October 2016, at 19:00. Continue reading