Music to the tune of more than R300 million – our tax money?

Alex Rose-Innes Under Minister Nathi Mthetwa, it was a golden time to fund music stars to the tune of a suspicious R100 million.  SCOPA and the Auditor-General have now been asked by the Democratic Alliance to delve into the cookie jar and see who okayed the dodgy deals. According to African News Agency, Ladysmith Black Mambaso received R36 million green backs to teach traditional Zulu songs (to whom?) and make an album especially with Zuma. That explains why the former prez now sings and dances at every opportunity he gets.…

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Three bodies exhumed by police – suspect arrested

Dex Sibiya, Nkomazi THE Mpumalanga MEC for Community Safety, Security and Liaison, Gabisile Shabalala has applauded  the breakthrough made by the police in the province following the arrest of a suspect linked  to several murders in the Masoyi area recently. He apparently confessed to the killings and burying them in his yard. The female victims were most likely raped as well. With National Womens’ Day just around the corner, Shabalala has called on the police to ensure the man is successfully prosecuted “so that he pays for the cruelty he…

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For our farmers – a very important summit reminder

TLU SA Economic Sustainability Summit – 16 July 2019 Commercial farmers have these past few years been under tremendous financial pressure because of circumstances out of their control. This has led to many South African farmers not having the necessary capacity to overcome a crisis on their own. The survival of the agricultural value chain is reliant on sustainable agricultural production and commercial farmers. Obviously, each commodity involved in the production process will have its own unique way of handling the risk. In practice, we have seen that government –…

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Drive responsibly during road construction

Trans African Concessions (TRAC) urges N4 Toll Route users to drive responsibly when in or near construction zones, to ensure their and road workers’ safety. Major upgrades, routine maintenance and road rehabilitation are regularly undertaken as the roads take a heavy beating from trucks. Despite all necessary precautions, these zones are hazardous. Speeding, impatient drivers and traffic congestion  create major risks for road users and workers. With cones, barriers and signage, warnings abound. “As the safety of our road users and contractors is a priority for us, we encourage road…

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5 hours later and Djokovic beats Federer

Djokovic wins Wimbledon

It was Wimbledon’s longest final match ever, closing in on five hours. Wimbledon said 32-year-old Djokovic was “unbelievable, unshakeable, unstoppable”. For South Africans, it was heartbreaking to watch Federer – who has dual Swiss and South African citizenship (because Federer’s mother is a South African expat) – play his heart out, but ultimately lose to the Serb.   Source: Wimbledon/SA People.com

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