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May 26, 2017

New satellite police station in Elsies River

Cape Town – The community of Elsies River will feel a bit safer from today after receiving a state-of-the-art satellite police station to boost crime-fighting initiatives in the area.

In recent weeks, the Elsies River community has been rattled by the death of three-year-old Courtney Pieters and the senseless killing of rising football star Fernando Williams, who was killed in a mass shooting that left four people dead and nine others injured.

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula visited the area for the third time since his appointment and kept his word to the gang-plagued Elsies River community.

Addressing a packed Adriaanse Civic Centre in Elsies River, Minister [...]

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May 23, 2017

Eastern Cape invests R68m in social housing project

Pretoria – A total of R68 million has been invested to refurbish an old Port Elizabeth building into a social housing project, says the Eastern Cape Human Settlements Department. The project will be implemented by the Qhama Social Housing Institution and will have 220 units consisting of bachelor, one and two bedroom units. The project, which is for rental purposes, will be opened to people that earn between R1 500 and R7 500 a month.

Eastern Cape MEC for Human Settlements Helen Sauls-August said the first phase of the project will focus on the social housing element of the building. “This marks a defining moment for the people of the Eastern Cape Province as were are here to [...]

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May 16, 2017

Happy Families Day!

Pretoria – President Jacob Zuma has wished all South African families a peaceful and joyous International Day of Families which is observed across the world today.

The United Nations declared 15 May as the International Day of Families, which is observed under the theme: “Families, education and well-being”.

This year’s day focuses on the role of families and family-oriented policies in promoting education and the overall well-being of family members.

According to the Presidency, International Day of Families remains one of the most significant days declared by the United Nations to promote awareness of issues relating to families and to increase knowledge [...]

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March 30, 2017

Uncle Kathy’s emotional send-off

Johannesburg – Stern words, standing ovations, and raw emotions dominated the final send-off for ANC veteran Ahmed Kathrada on Wednesday.

Friends, family, dignitaries, activists and struggle veterans said their last goodbyes to Kathrada at the Westpark cemetery, Johannesburg. Throngs of mourners gathered at the Houghton mosque early on Wednesday morning before heading to the cemetery for the last rites.

The 87-year-old stalwart’s coffin arrived draped in an ANC flag in a marquee almost filled to capacity.

Mourners sang revolutionary songs and veterans and former [...]

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