Agriculture Minister Thoko Didiza says the effects of climate change will compel government to rethink its farming strategy. She was speaking in Kimberley, Northern Cape, where she engaged with farmers and organised agriculture to discuss the impact of a prolonged drought in the province. About R700 million is needed to[…]
As the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Thoko Didiza, is expected to submit a conceptual plan to the Land Claims Court for the redevelopment of District Six today, Shahied Ajam of the District Six Working Committee has reminded claimants that the court will only approve the plan[…]
Government said that calm was returning to the city of Tshwane and progress was being made to stamp out acts of criminality‚ although five people had lost their lives by Friday. Police have arrested 150 suspects in connection with various crimes such as public violence‚ burglary‚ theft‚ possession of unlicensed[…]
Thoko Didiza‚ the African National Congress mayoral candidate for the City of Tshwane‚ has appealed to metro residents to end the wave of protests that greeted her selection. Didiza also said she does not feel the violence that has swept over Tshwane is a reflection of how people feel about[…]
As law enforcement officials manage the unrest in Tshwane, foreign nationals residing within the vicinity appear to once again lay victim to xenophobia, as many businesses owned by foreign nationals have reportedly been looted by disgruntles locals. The protests began this week, following the announcement of MP Thoko Didiza as[…]
So frenetic was the fighting between looters and police in Mabopane City on Wednesday night that officers under attack ran out of rubber bullets. News24 has obtained two radio transmissions from desperate police officials who were surrounded on the ground. In the transmissions, an officer urgently calls for backup. “Urgent[…]
Police said on Wednesday that two suspected looters had been shot dead in the capital in violence triggered by the ruling party’s choice of a mayoral candidate for local polls. Police said they also arrested 40 rioters who had been attacking foreigners’ shops as public anger mounted over economic hardship[…]
The hotel is located among embassy buildings in suburban Arcadia – and it was in this three-storey establishment that the plan to render the capital city ungovernable was finalised. The Pretoria News can reveal that hours after ANC deputy secretary-general Jessie Duarte named Thoko Didiza as the Tshwane mayoral candidate[…]
Police officers and lawmen from across Gauteng are bracing for another day of civil unrest in Tshwane after reports of widespread violence overnight. This follows days of protests in Atteridgeville, Soshanguve, Mamelodi, Hammanskraal and Mabopane after the announcement of Thoko Didiza as the ANC’s mayoral candidate for the sprawling metro.[…]
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