Monthly Archives: October 2016

SANCO welcomes condemnation of Maine’s call for take up of arms

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.

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Black farmers tells Minister Zenzeni Zokwana to get his house in order

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. 

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SANCO calls for cessation of hostilities in #FeesMustFall protests

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.

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Bloemfontein Battered by Hail Storms

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. 
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SANCO calls for probe into Tembisa trains crash after one death and over 240 casualties

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.

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Black farmers to take their land reform and inadequate farmer support frustrations to the Union Buildings

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. 

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