Friday, May 22, 2015

Man died and a child critical after a collision in Sasolburg

Loyiso Langeni
22 May 2015

An accident this morning on the R59 DF Malan Drive intersection in Sasolburg left a man dead and a 2 year-old child with critical injuries.

It is believed that the vehicle they were travelling in collided with a truck resulting in the man and child being ejected from the vehicle.

ER24 Spokesperson Chitra Bodasing said ER24 paramedics and other services arrived on scene and found the child and man several metres away from the vehicle they were travelling in.

Bodasing added that unfortunately there was nothing paramedics could do for the man. He was declared dead on the scene.

“The child was found that she had sustained critical injuries. A woman travelling in the same vehicle sustained moderate injuries. She was treated and transported to hospital by ambulance,” Bodasing said.

Exact details to the cause of the accident will remain the subject of a police investigation.

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Western Cape tourism arrival figures on the increase

Loyiso Langeni
22 May 2015

The Western Cape first quarter tourism arrival figures show an increase of 6% year on year and domestic arrivals increased by 5%.

Western Cape MEC of Economic Opportunities Alan Winde said through project Khulisa, tourism has been identified as a priority sector for the next five years.

MEC Winde added that the project which is currently worth R17 billion employs over 200 people on a formal basis.

Ministerial Spokesperson Bronwynne Jooste said overall over 2014 passenger numbers increased by 300 000 from the previous year.

“This is excellent news for our local tourism sector, which you know is one of our fastest growing sectors and we know that every ten tourist one job is created. So this is a great boost for our economy and our people,” Jooste added.

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R2K calls for an investigation into crimes in the Glebelands community

Lusanda Bill
22 May 2015

The Right 2 Know campaign has called for an investigation into the murder of Sipho Ndovela who was shot dead outside Umlazi Magistrate Court. 

However the organisation has also called for an investigation into the on-going violent killings in the Glebelands community.

R2K National Organiser Siviwe Mdoda said despite that the community has identified the killers, the police have not done anything.

Mdoda said so the investigation we are calling for is not only for the killers but we believe that there is a strong possibility of collusion with the police.  

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Western Cape tourism arrival figures on the increase

Loyiso Langeni
22 May 2015

The Western Cape first quarter tourism arrival figures show an increase of 6% year on year and domestic arrivals increased by 5%.

Western Cape MEC of Economic Opportunities Alan Winde said through project Khulisa, tourism has been identified as a priority sector for the next five years.

MEC Winde added that the project which is currently worth R17 billion employs over 200 people on a formal basis.

Ministerial Spokesperson Bronwynne Jooste said overall over 2014 passenger numbers increased by 300 000 from the previous year.

“This is excellent news for our local tourism sector, which you know is one of our fastest growing sectors and we know that every ten tourist one job is created. So this is a great boost for our economy and our people,” Jooste added.

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Five inmates who escaped in a Free State prison rearrested

Lusanda Bill
22 May 2015

Five out of the seven inmates who escaped at Groenpunt Correctional Centre in the Free State on Thursday morning have been rearrested.

Seven inmates escaped after breaking through an unbarred toilet window with a steel dustbin. One of the suspect was rearrested just hours after escaping on Thursday.

Correctional Services Logan Maistry said on behalf of the Department of Correctional Services we want to praise the officials of DCS, South African Police Service and all other enforcement agencies, who went beyond the call of duty to ensure the speedy arrest of these five inmates.

Logan said with this kind of dedication and commitment, we are confident that the remaining two inmates will also be arrested shortly.

“We are once again appealing to members of the public not to approach any of the remaining two inmates, should they encounter them they must report to the nearest police station” Maistry added.

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Hawks searching for a suspect who shot dead a police constable

Lusanda Bill
22 May 2015

A manhunt has been launched by the Hawks for a 33-year-old man who is suspected of killing a police constable in Mpumalanga.

35-year-old Constable Joseph Baloyi was shot and killed while driving into his house earlier this week.

The suspect Mthobisi Ngwenyama is also facing charges including attempted murder and house robbery.

Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said currently there is a team that is searching for the suspect and as such we have not had any successes as yet.

Mulaudzi said what is critical is that we will not allow a situation where our members would be shot at and as such we would just sit down and fold our hands. So hence we are doing everything in our power to make sure that we bring the suspect to book as soon as possible.

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72-year-old man dies after falling from a roof of a building

Mbasa Gqokoma
22 May 2015

A 72-year-old man died late last night in Langlaagte, Johannesburg after he fell about ten meters through the roof of a building.

ER24 Spokesperson Werner Vermaak said it is believed that the man along with other people were inspecting parts of the roof when he fell through it.

Vermaak says when paramedics arrive at the incident they found the man sitting on the chair.

"Paramedics started treating him, and suddenly while they were treating him his condition deteriorated and showed no signs of life. Paramedics initiated CPR, despite the hopes, the man died on the scene, Vermaak added.

 

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Eskom: Stage 1 load-shedding in progress

Mbasa Gqokoma
22 May 2015

Eskom started implementing stage one load shedding at six o clock this morning due to a shortage of generating capacity.

The power utility said several of its generating units are currently out of service as they are undergoing maintenance.

Customers have been urged to safe electricity whenever they can.

Eskom Spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe says some of our generating units are not operating at this stage.

“This is also compounded by the fact that some of our generating units especially in the Cape Town area, the ones that are using diesel, we currently have been using them for long duration of hours and therefore we need to replenish these resources, so that we keep the lights on, Phasiwe added.

 

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SWEAT fear that Operation Fiela will target sex workers

Loyiso Langeni
22 May 2015

Civil society organisations including Sex Worker Education and Advocacy Taskforce say governments Operation Fiela serves to entrench negative stereotypes and justify violence against sex workers.

Operation Fiela was launched in the wake of last month’s xenophobic attacks which resulted in seven people being killed.

3 914 arrests has been made during the operation, with 2 264 were of South Africans for crimes including the illegal possession of firearms and drugs.

Sweat’s Cherith Sanger said they believe that Operation Fiela directly will be targeting sex workers and more so migrant sex workers will be more vulnerable through this Operation and its implementation.

“The money that has been used to implement this could be used better somewhere, for example we know what the numbers are in relation to money being spent on policing sex work and we believe this will further be  a waste of money that has been put into it,” Sanger added.

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Cosatu rally behind CWU strike

Loyiso Langeni

21 May 2015

The Congress of South African Trade Unions in Limpopo said it is fully behind the strike by the Communication Workers Union members working for MTN in the province.

About 300 MTN workers are on strike in KwaZulu-Natal as part of a nationwide dispute over wages and they have given the mobile operator seven days to respond to their grievances.

Cosatu Provincial Secretary Gerald Twala said amongst some of their demands is 16% bonuses, 10% wage increases.

“That MTN should recognise CWU as it has increased its membership in the sector and the fact that most of the employees within MTN are casual workers or temporary employees, we are demanding that they must be permanent and the company must do away with labour brokers,” Twala added.

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Drug programmes in the Western Cape doing well

Loyiso Langeni
21 May 2015

Western Cape MEC of Social Development Albert Fritz said he is encouraged by the progress at the Opiate Substitution Programme.

The programme which is a year old has seen the first two intake cycles of clients responding positively to treatment.

The programme deals with drug addicts. MEC Fritz visited the centre on Wednesday in Mitchells Plain and heard that the second cycle of clients is currently undergoing treatment.

MEC Fritz said the feedback on that was very encouraging 84 patients were treated thus far in the pilot, but they have not marked a role of that pilot out to areas, especially in the Metro that were affected and that are affected by Opiate views.

“We will continue with other treatment where people come in for general treatment such as drugs and tik addiction,” Fritz added.

 

 

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80 children treated for suspected food poisoning

Loyiso Langeni
21 May 2015

80 school children have been treated at a school in the Bloemfontein area this morning in a suspected food poisoning incident.

One child was found to be seriously ill while the others were in a stable condition.

Netcare 911 Spokesperson Chris Botha said it is believed that these children yesterday afternoon, they attended some funeral and they were all eating food there and this morning presented with symptoms of diarrhoea, vomiting and nausea.

Botha added that the paramedics treated the 80 children there at the scene and then transported them through to a local hospital for further treatment.

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ANC in the Western Cape welcomes Operation Fiela

Loyiso Langeni
21 May 2015

The African National Congress in the Western Cape has welcomed Operation Fiela in the province.

The operation targeted Manenberg early this morning with over 300 police officers and 4 people were arrested and several firearms confiscated.

Operation Fiela was introduced by government following the xenophobic attacks in the country to crack down on crime.

Over 1 600 people have been arrested since the operation started.

ANC’s Cobus Grobler said the City of Cape Town’s Metro police seems to be unable to assist in that level and the Western Cape government is doing nothing, therefore the ANC cares about people’s lives and really got into bringing stability into these areas.

 

 

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Opposition to e-tolls continues

Lusanda Bill
21 May 2015

The Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance has expressed its disappointment at the new e-toll dispensation.

On Wednesday Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that e-toll payments will be linked to the renewing of vehicle licensing.

Ramaphosa while briefing the media on Wednesday said the implementation of the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project has hugely benefited the economy and people of Gauteng.

Outa’s Wayne Duvenage said the reality is that the e-tolling collection costs have not reduced, the inefficiencies of the system and the conditions are still in place, and there is debt of about R7 billion that we have calculated in the construction costs that have not been dealt with.

Duvenage said nothing has changed and we continue to advocate society to be strong on this matter and to do what they have done and that is to collapse the system.

Meanwhile Zwelinzima Vavi in a statement said government continues to overlook the fact that the campaign against e-tolls was never just in opposition to the amount being tolled but the principle of turning a basic public service into a commodity.

Vavi added that the e-toll system is clearly collapsing.

“We are asking government to go back to the drawing board and to scrap e-tolls and to introduce the system of getting these things paid through the fuel levy” Vavi added.

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IFP concerned about court security

Lusanda Bill
21 May 2015

The Inkatha Freedom Party has raised concern about a lack of security at courts. This follows the shooting incident of a man outside the uMlazi court, South of Durban.

IFP KZN Spokesperson on Community Safety Blessed Gwala said police are lax in checking people at the entrance and police are responsible for being negligent regarding court security.

Gwala said another person that was killed outside court was shot because he was a witness in a court case.

“So we are calling on government to make sure that there is protection for people who are witnesses in cases” Gwala added.

 

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Police searching for six dangerous inmates who escaped prison

Lusanda Bill
21 May 2015

Seven inmates from the Groenpunt Maximum Correctional Facility in Vereeniging escaped in the early hours of this morning, with one being rearrested just a few hours after escaping.

Acting National Correctional Services Commissioner Zacharia Modise said the suspects have committed serious crimes and are regarded as dangerous.

Correctional Services Logan Maistry said it is alleged that about 02:00 this morning seven offenders escaped from the Groenpunt Correctional Centre.

Maistry said immediately all the relevant law enforcement agencies were notified and they began search operations which resulted in the rearrest of one of the offenders in the early hours of this morning.

“We are appealing to members of the public not to approach any of these inmates as they dangerous inmates” Maistry added.

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An accident left one person dead and 20 injured

Mbasa Gqokoma
21 May 2015

A bus accident on Olieboom Road in Schaapkraal, Cape Town late last night left one person dead and about twenty injured.

The bus which was transporting about twenty-five people mostly children lost control and overturned.

ER24 Spokesperson Chitra Bodasing says ER24 paramedics and paramedics from Metro as well as Fire and Rescue Services attended to the incident.

Bodasing added that there were 20 people in need of medical attention. Sadly there was nothing paramedics could do for one of the children, the child had succumbed to their injuries.

One woman was in critical condition and all other patients, both adults and children, sustained minor to moderate injuries. They were treated and transported to various hospitals for further medical care, Bodasing added.

The exact details to the cause of the accident will remain the subject of a police investigation.

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Stage 1 load-shedding in progress

Mbasa Gqokoma
21 May 2015

Power utility Eskom started implementing stage one load shedding across the country at eight o clock this morning, which will then move to stage two at two o clock this afternoon until ten in the evening.

Eskom Spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe said load shedding is implemented when necessary to protect the power system, and to ensure that maintenance is carried out.

Phasiwe explains that some of the generating units that we were expecting to come back online today have not been synchronised yet, and the other reason is that this morning there were a number of some trips on some of our machines, as a result we did not have enough generating capacity now and later on in the afternoon it’s going to be more difficult.

“At this stage we feel that, to protect the system form a total collapse we have to implement load-shedding so we avoid a blackout”, Phasiwe added.

 

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ANC WC concerned by proposed routes for phase two of MyCiti roll-out

Loyiso Langeni
21 May 2015

The African National Congress in the Western Cape said the Democratic Alliance is refusing to engage with residents of Wynberg, concerning the proposed routes for phase two of MyCiti roll-out.

Construction for phase two is expected to commence within the next two months, with the two prioritised sites being Stock Road in Philippi and Strandfontein Road in Ottery.

ANC’s Cameron Dugmore has accused the DA of treating Wynberg residents with contempt. The City is insisting on using South Road which would tear up a number of communities, create division and a lot of stress amongst people even evicting some of the there. 

Dugmore said we believe that the city owes that community a direct consultation, now they say that they must attend a Constantia meeting or they must go to Claremont meeting, whereas in fact this is the area, where most of the controversy arises because of the lack of consultation.

“From the ANC’s side we are saying the City must be prepared to face and engage the community of Wynebrg, South Road in particular and set up an inclusive task team to explore all possible alternatives” Dugmore added.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Amendments to the Broadcasting Digital Migration Policy approved

Mbasa Gqokoma
20 May 2015

Minister of Communications Faith Muthambi this afternoon delivered the department’s budget vote speech under the theme “New Department: New Possibilities”.

Minister Muthambi said the National Development Plan will guide the department’s vision. The NDP envisages an active citizenry that participates in the socioeconomic life of the country. It states that in “2030, South Africans will be more conscious of the things they have in common than of their differences, and that their lived experiences will progressively undermine and cut across the divisions of race, gender, disability, space and class.

Muthambi said it is therefore our firm belief that this is achievable when government is at the centre of providing effective and efficient communication to support these aspirations.

Meanwhile the broadcasting digital migration off date of the 17th of June 2015 will not be met.
Cabinet has approved the final amendments to the Broadcasting Digital Migration Policy, which unlocks the project to enable implementation.

Minister Muthambi said they are aware that digital migration is an area of great public interest.

“As we have made progress however this is an area of critical work for us as the department including the public broadcaster the SABC and also the regulator itself ICASA” Muthambi added.

In terms of digital migration the department has launched a focused Public Awareness Campaign in the next four weeks. R22 million has been identified to enable the implementation of the broadcasting digital migration awareness campaign.

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City of Johannesburg calls for swift investigation into the deaths of two firefighters

Loyiso Langeni
20 May 2015

The City of Johannesburg is calling for a swift investigation into the fire that led to the death of two firefighters in the Johannesburg CBD on Saturday evening.

The two firefighters died after they were trapped while battling a blaze at the Nedbank Mall commercial building and they were found unconscious.

City of Johannesburg’s Phindile Chauke said they need full details before they can start announcing to what had happen, for them to get that, they need to conduct an investigation quickly and finish and present a final report to them before they can go publicly with it.

What we had done is that, we had asked the investigators to be prompting, finding out the details as to what happen. We need to know what procedures were not followed, so for us to be able to answer those questions. We have to have a full report on the table that is why the mayoral committee has called on the prompt production of the report.

A memorial service for the firefighters is being held today.

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1-year-old girl died in an accident outside Beaufort West

Loyiso Langeni

21 May 2015

A 1-year-old baby girl died this morning in a bakkie accident just outside Beaufort West.

Western Cape Provincial Traffic Chief Kenny Africa said a driver of the bakkie lost control of the vehicle and in this accident a 1-year- old baby girl tragically lost her life.

Africa added that a female passenger sustained serious injuries and she was taken to a nearby hospital.

The circumstances surrounding the accident are being investigated by police.

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Missing Child Found: Byron Baron


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Accident in Benoni leaves 14 children injured

Lusanda Bill
20 May 2015

An accident this morning in Benoni left 14 children injured.

This is after the light delivery vehicle that was transporting the children crashed through a steel gate and came to a standstill against a motor vehicle in a private property.

Netcare 911 Spokesperson Santi Steinmann said upon assessment of all the children paramedics found that two children sustained serious injuries while twelve sustained minor to moderate injuries.

Steinmann said the injured children were treated on the scene and transported to hospital for further medical care.

 

 

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Minister Gigaba emphasis role of migrants in the country

Lusanda Bill
20 May 2015

Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba said migrants play a positive contribution in the country.

He was speaking at the Mkhaya Migrants awards earlier today.

Minister Gigaba emphasised that South Africans need to understand that it is wrong to urge that migrants are a burden on the South African economy and our social services.

Minister Gigaba explained the four important contributions of migration in any society.

“One it’s in relation to economic development whether by investors or people living in the country and contributing critical skills. Secondly they enhance your national security by entering your country as documented migrants and respecting your law. Thirdly immigrants contribute towards your social cohesion and nation building. And finally they contribute towards integrating South Africa into the African continent as well as the world at large” Gigaba added.  

 

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27-year-old sentenced to life imprisonment for rape

Lusanda Bill
20 May 2015

A 27-year-old has been sentenced to life imprisonment for raping an 8-year-old girl in Twelling, Bloemfontein.

Constable Peter Kareli explained that a group of children were playing on the street at Twelling that is when the 27-year-old called all of them saying he wants to send them to go and buy something from the shop.

Kareli said the suspect demanded that one of the children which is the 8-year-old girl to stay behind as he also wants to send her somewhere. Immediately after the children went away that is when he started touching the child until he raped her.

“After he released her the child went straight to inform her grandmother of what happened and the grandmother reported the matter to the police” Kareli added.          

 

 

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Policing Needs and Priorities meetings launched

Mbasa Gqokoma
20 May 2015

Western Cape MEC of Community Safety Dan Plato has launched the 2015/2016 Policing Needs and Priorities meetings which will start this weekend in Paarl.

The essence of the meetings held in various communities is to address policing and priorities needs of each community, which then a report will be complied and handed to National Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko.

MEC Plato said safety remains everyone’s responsibility.

Ministerial Spokesperson Ewald Botha says for the first time since it was conceived, the newly structured two day PNP consultation will result in a practical and implementable safety plan that is aligned to the safety and priorities in every community across the Western Cape.

Botha said to support these new safety plans the Department of Community Safety is almost making R15 million rand available to support local Community Policing Forums and to facilitate programmes such as training of Neighbourhood Watch members and the Youth Safety Work Programme which programmes are responsive to the safety needs and priorities within communities.

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DA callson Minister Motsoaledi to come clean on drug stock-outs

Loyiso Langeni
20 May 2015

The Democratic Alliance has raised its concerns regarding the short of essential drug stock in several hospitals and clinics across the country.

In a statement the DA alleges that essential drug stock-outs are at a crisis level due to shortages of certain pharmaceutical ingredients necessary to treat HIV-positive individuals.

The stock shortage include medication amongst others blood pressure, ARV’s bipolar disorder and TB medication.

DA MP of Health Wilmot James said we call on the Minister Aaron Motsaeledi to come and explain what has happen. This is clearly a problem as a result of spate in action.

“He must come and explain to the portfolio committee why it is we are facing another backlog of medicine shortages and stock out so that we can find a solution to the problem and it seems to me that the solution is obvious, the provincial departments must pay their bills on time so that we have a proper flow of medicine.” James added.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

WCED urges parents to enrol their children early for 2016

Loyiso Langeni

19 May 2015

The Western Cape Department of Education has urged parents to enrol their children for the 2016 school year as soon as possible.

The department has moved forward the enrolment deadline for the 2016 academic year to the 30th of June 2015.

MEC Debbie Schafer said that the WCED has decided to move forward with enrolment deadline for the 2016 academic year to the 30th of June 2015. This will make it possible for schools and the department to make the necessary arrangements to accommodate all learners during the second half of the year.

“It will make us be able to plan properly and make sure that there are sufficient classrooms, teachers, textbooks, desks and chairs.

Our message is simple, Please do not waste time. Enrol you children for school today. Help us to make sure that we have everything in place for your child's education in 2016.” Schafer added.

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A 50 year old man died in a car crash in Randfontein

Loyiso Langeni
19 May 2015

An accident this morning in Randfontein, west of Johannesburg left a 50-year-old man dead.

This is after his vehicle crashed into a residence wall.

ER24 Spokesperson Russel Meiring said when ER24 paramedics arrived on scene, they found a wrecked light motor vehicle up against a residence wall. The body of a male lay trapped in his vehicle.

Meiring added that paramedics began their treatment of the patient while fire services used the jaws-of-life equipment to free the man in a 30 minute operation. Once freed, paramedics provided the patient with advanced life support interventions and transported him to Laratong Hospital for urgent treatment.

He also said that unfortunately, the patient was declared dead upon arrival at hospital.

The exact details to the cause of the accident will remain the subject of a police investigation.

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ACDP concerned about increase in gang violence

Loyiso Langeni
19 May 2015

The African Christian Democratic Party has raised its concerns regarding the increase in gang violence in the Cape Flats.

ACDP Provincial Leader Ferlon Christians said gang violence continues to be an unacceptable form of organised crime that cannot be tolerated.

Christians said that gang violence continues to plague our communities and affecting those that are most vulnerable. We are very pleased that the community did something about this in starting some forum to curb this.

"We are so sadden that in the past 10 days more than 18 people passed away, and we want to applaud the community for doing their part, but we are asking the Provincial Police Commissioner to introduce the Anti-Gang strategy in order to curb gang violence in Cape Town.” Christians added.

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Cosatu shocked at the death of two firefighters in Johannesburg CBD

Lusanda Bill
19 May 2015
The Congress of South African Trade Union has expressed it shock at the fire incident at a building in the Johannesburg CBD which happened over the weekend and left two fire-fighters dead.
 
Cosatu Acting National Spokesperson Norman Mampane said fire-fighters are a critical human resource in the country to ensure that property and human life is safe.
 
Mampane said this incident needs to be investigating and we send our condolences to the families of the two deceased fire-fighters
 
Meanwhile the South African Municipal Workers Union claimed that a lack of equipment and negligence led to the deaths.

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Strand area to receive a new health facility by October

Lusanda Bill
19 May 2015

The new state-of-the-art health facility in the Nomzamo community is expected to be completed by June, with the commissioning phase set to be completed by October this year.

Western Cape MEC of Health Nomafrench Mbombo together with MEC of Transport and Public Works Donald Grant visited the site yesterday to inspect progress on the delivery of the much needed facility in the Strand area.

Ministerial Spokesperson Siphesihle Dube said the facility is a R28-million investment jointly by the Department of Health and the Department of Transport and Public Works.

Dube said the facility will have various healthcare services including women health, chronic unit, and infectious disease wing as well as pharmacy services.

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Missing Adult Alert: Joanne Joan Jantjies


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Popcru calls for more community assistance in fighting crime

Lusanda Bill
19 May 2015

The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union has welcomed the assistance from community members in combating crime in Johannesburg over the weekend.

Following tip-offs from community member’s 22 suspects were arrested and 20 illegal firearms were recovered around Johannesburg and Pretoria.

Popcru Richard Mamabolo said we appreciate the role that community members are playing in combating crime but more needs to be done together with police.

Mamabolo said the need to combat criminal acts is the responsibility of all of us.

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Eskom welcomes return of workers at Medupi

Lusanda Bill
19 May 2015

Power utility Eskom has welcomed the return of about 5 000 workers at the Medupi power station on Monday.

8 000 workers embarked on a strike for about two months over bonuses of work completed on one of the units at the Medupi power station.

In a statement Eskom said the return of the workers paves a way for the recovery of lost production time.

Spokesperson Khulu Phaiswe said we are continuing with the processing of the other 3 000 workers who are remaining and those who are clear will be allowed in.

Phaiswe said the others who may have been found to have participated in the illegal strike action will be facing disciplinary action.

“From our side we are happy and also confident as a matter of fact yesterday some of the 3 000 workers tried to report for work but unfortunately we could not allow them in until the process has been finalised” Phaiswe added.  

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14 injured in a taxi collision

Mbasa Gqokoma
19 May 2015

A taxi accident this morning on Johan Le Roux Road in Meyerton near Vanderbijlpark left fourteen people injured.

ER24 Spokesperson Russel Meiring said ER24 paramedics, along with other services, arrived on the scene and found the wrecked taxi wedged up against a residence wall.

The occupants of the taxi were found walking around on the scene.

Meiring said paramedics assessed the patients on scene and found that 14 people had sustained injuries ranging from minor to moderate.

He added that paramadics treated and stabilised the patients on scene for their injuries and thereafter transported them to nearby hospitals for urgent medical treatment. Fire services were also on scene to offer their assistance.

The exact details to the cause of the accident will remain the subject of a police investigation.

 

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