April 26, 2017

Lower speed limits are not the answer

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More than 14 000 people die on South African roads every year, but opinions on how to fix this vary There are no new speed-limit reductions on South African roads, but the controversial proposal is on the table and will be open for public comment. The same applies to a contentious proposed law that would oblige drivers to redo their driving tests when renewing their licences. Reacting to public confusion that these proposed new laws were already being implemented, Justice Project South Africa (JPSA) confirmed these were draft amendments for now. Transport spokesperson Ishmael Mnisi said that the following proposed…

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Victim’s body was ‘folded’ to fit in carry bag, court hears

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The body of Kerileng Mavis Nyathi Nqozi was discovered in a shallow grave, “folded” to fit into a carry bag, the Northern Cape High Court heard on Wednesday The gruesome discovery was made by a member of the SAPS, who spotted a carpet laid out in the veld which appeared out of place to him. The murder trial of Soul City resident Mzwandile Nqozi, 39, continued before Acting Judge Janine Snyders in the Northern Cape High Court on Wednesday, with the court hearing how the deceased’s remains were eventually uncovered more than a week after she was reported missing by…

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Officials tackle Schalk for ‘underpaying’ farmworkers

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The legal minimum wage for farmworkers are R641.32 a week, R128 for a nine-hour day, but  Schalk paid his farmworkers between R6 and R10 a day Department of Labour has launched an investigation into allegations that Schalk Burger has been underpaying his farmworkers. The department said on Wednesday that its Provincial Chief Inspector David Esau would be visiting Burger’s wine estate, Welbedacht, in Wellington this week. This after the Daily Voice on Wednesday revealed that Burger, the father of Springbok rugby player Schalk Burger, paid six of his workers between R42 and R94 wages for all of last week. Now…

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