May 23, 2017

Metro suspends officials over rhino horns

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Two officials of the Mangaung Metro Municipality in Bloemfontein are in hot water after they were found to have dehorned two rhinos without obtaining the necessary permission to do so. The two who were based at the Bloemfontein Zoo were suspended on Monday to facilitate investigations into the matter. The municipality contends the duo should have obtained permission to dehorn the animals from the city manager, Advocate Tankiso Mea. “The owner of the assets (rhinoceros) is the Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality, and as the accounting officer, the city manager has to be informed of the process of dehorning before it is…

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Drunk driving in South Africa

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Harsh penalties unlikely to reduce accidents Earlier this year, former transport inister Dipuo Peters controversially pointed out that the sentences for drunk driving may be too light and that drivers who are responsible for causing crashes while under the influence of alcohol should be treated the same as “murderers and rapists”. While harsh penalties may seem to be a deterrent will it curb drunk driving incidents in South Africa? ALCO-Safe, suppliers of drug and alcohol testing equipment to local law enforcement in SA, shares information on alcohol testing, law enforcement and what can be done to curb road carnage in…

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We let Kathrada die with a sore heart, says Lindiwe Sisulu

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She tells Kathrada’s fellow Rivonia Trialist, one of only two surviving, Denis Goldberg that the movement had allowed Kathrada to leave without the honour he deserved. “The truth that should stare all of us in the face is that if we lose the 2019 elections we will have completely dishonoured all those people who gave us everything,” says Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu. She spoke on Wednesday night at a memorial service in honour of Struggle icon Ahmed Kathrada in Rylands. The memorial at the Ghousia Manzil Hall, hosted by the Robert Waterwitch Thornhill ANC branch, was also in honour…

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