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Challenges for Athlone health centre upgrade

Residents in Athlone have asked authorities to reassess the health facilities in the area.  Plans to expand the Dr Abdurahman Community Health Centre have apparently been set aside for a new health facility that has been earmarked in nearby Kewtown. But Klipfontein Sub-District Health Forum chairperson Isgaak Kamaar said that[…]

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DA’s court bid to remove Motsoeneng continues

The DA’s application to have the appointment of SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng set aside is expected to continue in the Western Cape High Court on Wednesday. On Tuesday, the SABC board argued that the decision to appoint Motsoeneng on a permanent basis was rational. SABC board lawyer Ngwako[…]

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Ministers to intervene in actors’ dispute: ANC

The ANC has requested the ministries of communication and labour to intervene in the dispute between dismissed Generations actors and their employers, the party said on Tuesday. “For its part, the ANC has requested the intervention of the ministers of communications and labour in the dispute,” spokesman Zizi Kodwa said[…]

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IS claims beheading of US journalist

The Islamic State group has released a video purportedly showing one of its fighters beheading US journalist James Foley, who had gone missing in Syria nearly two years ago. The video, titled “A Message To America,” was posted on social media sites on Tuesday, suggesting that it was an act[…]

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Syria conditions no better

A delegation of South African ulema are currently making their rounds through refugee camps in Syria as thousands are fleeing their homes to find safety from the war. Working alongside Turkish Humanitarian organisation, IHH, the director of Darul Islam Relief Fund (DARF), Sheikh Irfaan Abrahams and Sheikh Igsaan Solomons from[…]

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Ehrenreich lays criminal charges against SAJBD

Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) Western Cape secretary Tony Ehrenreich on Tuesday pressed charges against the South African Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD) at Cape Town Police Station. This came after SAJBD laid a formal complaint against Ehrenreich with the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) last Thursday[…]

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City Hall to host anti-crime conference

Some of the major role players in the safety and security sector are set to gather for an anti-crime conference at City Hall on Thursday. The conference will look to bring about both short and long terms solutions to the raging levels of violence in the province. Thursday’s gathering will[…]

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Parliament to set up new Nkandla committee

The National Assembly on Tuesday resolved to set up an ad hoc committee to consider President Jacob Zuma’s response to the Nkandla controversy amid protest from the DA that its mandate is too narrow. Democratic Alliance Chief Whip John Steenhuisen argued that the committee’s brief, as proposed by the ANC,[…]

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