Afrikaner-gemeenskap neem toe; werk nóú nodig

Die Solidariteit Beweging het vandag in reaksie op Statistieke Suid-Afrika se halfjaarlikse bevolkingsberaming weereens die belangrikheid van die Beweging se werksaamhede beklemtoon om daardeur ʼn toekoms vir die Afrikaanse taalgemeenskap en die Afrikaner-kultuurgemeenskap te help verseker. Die statistieke dui daarop dat die wit bevolking tussen die ouderdom van nul en veertien jaar, in weerwil van verwagtinge, met sowat 17 000 mense toegeneem het. Die totale wit bevolking het voorts sedert verlede jaar met sowat 130 000 mense gegroei. Hierdie groeiende jong bevolking is ʼn voortsetting van die tendens soos deur…

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Mpumalanga learners die from food poisoning

Tumelo waga Dibakwane The Democratic Alliance (DA) in Mpumalanga will  lay criminal charges against the Mpumalanga Education Department, including Education MEC, Bonakele Majuba, following the deaths of three learners from Nelson Ngobeni Primary School in eMalahleni who died in hospital on Monday after being served food through the school nutrition programme. They have also called for an  emergency external audit of the food supplied through the feeding scheme to ensure that it is safe and that this tragedy does not occur again. According to reports learners started vomiting and complaining…

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Vets talk dog poisoning

What should I do if my dog has been poisoned? Stay calm and make sure the source of the poison is out of your dog’s reach. Call your daytime vet straight away or, if it’s at night, on a weekend or bank holiday, your nearest Vets Now, and follow their advice. Getting your dog to a vet quickly is essential in ensuring a happy outcome. How do I know if my dog has been poisoned? Symptoms of poisoning in dogs can vary tremendously depending on the type of poison they’ve…

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Mozambique opens first organice sugar processing plant

Mozambique’s first organic sugar processing plant, in the Chemba district of Sofala province, was inaugurated. Following the start-up of this organic sugar production unit, which has an annual capacity of around 1,200 tonnes, the country will witness, in the second implementation stage, an increase of installed production capacity by an additional 13,500 tonnes, all intended entirely for the export market.

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New Amnesty Law in Mozambique

  The Assembly of the Republic has just approved the draft Amnesty Law for citizens who, in the context of military hostilities, have committed crimes, both military and related, against external and internal state security structures and against public order and security. The law, proposed by the President of the Republic, Filipe Nyusi, is aimed at achieving effective, lasting and final peace, and effecting reconciliation between Mozambicans for the strengthening and consolidation of national unity. Under the proposal, pardon is granted only on condition that the beneficiary does not repeat…

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August – petrol up, diesel down – AA

Fuel prices for August are set for changes with petrol up and diesel down. According to the latest figures, the Automobile Association forecasts that petrol will increase by about 12 cents a litre, and diesel will be down by 16 cents with Illuminating paraffin going down by eight cents a litre. The decrease in diesel is quite significant because when the price of diesel goes up then the input costs from the manufacturing and agricultural sector go up and they are passed on to consumers and with the cost of…

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Social crisis looming – Solidarity

The Solidarity Occupational Guild for Social Workers spoke out strongly against the Department of Social Development, as more subsidy payments are delayed due to negligence. The Guild requested the Solidarity Research Institute to do in-depth research on the challenges being faced with subsidy payments so that we can approach the department with workable solutions. “In April this year, children’s homes in Pretoria were affected, and now it is children’s homes, old age homes and other institutions in the Eastern Cape. It seems that this is becoming a countrywide issue and…

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