April 26, 2017

ANC seniors meet cadres

Several senior African National Congress (ANC) officials are today expected to descend on Zamdela, Sasolburg, in the Metsimaholo Local Municipality to address a cadres’ assembly as the ruling party raves up preparations for its crunch national conference in December. Led by former African Union chairperson and presidential hopeful Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, the high-powered delegation that includes police minister Fikile Mbalula and state security minister David Mahlobo is billed to engage ANC cadres across the spectrum. The assembly will be held at the Sasol Multipurpose Hall and will be open to ANC cadres across the spectrum without much emphasis on…

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Grant payments run smooth…

The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has reiterated its commitment to its obligation to pay out social grants to beneficiaries notwithstanding detractors’ determination to convince the public that it lacks the capacity to do so. This after widespread misinformation last week that Sassa would not be able to pay beneficiaries on the scheduled April 1. The speculations were triggered by fears that the social development department would not find a new company to replace Cash Paymasters, to disburse the grants. However, the courts of law have since ruled that Cash Paymasters continue with the payments of grants for the…

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Police warn cable thieves

Police in the Free State have warned criminals targeting electric cables and other essential equipment used by various service providers that they could face hefty sentences if convicted following the introduction of stiffer penalties last year. In a statement this week, provincial police spokesman Brigadier Sam Makhele said legislation that imposes harsh penalties on perpetrators of crimes where copper cables or other ferrous and non-ferrous metals are stolen or tampered with was put into force in June 2016. He said cable theft or damage to infrastructure was a very serious crime as such actions had a negative impact on health,…

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