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April 17, 2019

SHOCK AS R1BN FRAUDULENT RAF CLAIMS

This emerged on Monday when a Port Shepstone teacher pleaded guilty in the Durban Commercial Crimes Court to defrauding the RAF more than 11 years ago.

Phumla Sikhosana, 59, blamed her poor financial situation after her husband’s death for submitting a fraudulent claim to the fund.

She said in a plea statement that she was never a passenger in a taxi that collided with a cow in 2008, but had submitted the claim to defraud the fund of R28 000 through a law firm based in Pretoria, because she needed the money to sustain herself and her four children.

She said she met a man called Ndovela who told her of an opportunity to make money by claiming from the [...]

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April 1, 2019

5 things you need to know in SA business today .

 

Tito Mboweni has lashed out at Sanral, criticising the agency’s decision to suspend summonses to recover e-toll debt.

“They [the board] must reverse the decision. It has implications for the bond market, it has implications for the fiscus. It has implications for their own credit rating and the credit rating of the country,” Mboweni said.

 

The repo rate remained unchanged yesterday, with the Reserve Bank worried about growth given loadshedding and weak business confidence. But it also expects that inflation will tick higher over the medium term due to the large Eskom tariff hikes and higher petrol prices. Trevor Manuel has threatened [...]
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April 1, 2019

There will be affordable inner-city housing in Cape Town, but only when the plans are finalised

Inner-city affordable housing is on the cards for Cape Town if the provincial Department of Human Settlements has its way. On Tuesday, MEC Bonginkosi Madikizela revealed plans to build housing in the Cape Town inner city — but could not provide specific timelines for when construction would begin in areas his department has identified. However, the civil society group Ndifuna Ukwazi is cautious of promises made close to an election.

There are plans for affordable housing in Cape Town’s inner-city areas — the CBD, Bo-Kaap and the wealthier suburbs of Oranjezicht and Tamboerskloof — which will provide 10,000 housing opportunities, but Human Settlements MEC Bonginkosi Madikizela says [...]

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March 22, 2019

5 facts about Human Rights Day in South Africa

On 21 March of every year, South Africa celebrates Human Rights Day to commemorate The Sharpeville Massacre. Here are five facts around the public holiday

 

1.Human Rights Day is a tribute to Sharpeville Massacre.

 

It was more than just a protest about Pass Laws

 

3.PAC spearheaded the Anti-Pass Laws Campaign

 

4.African National Congress instituted 21 March as the South Africa Human Rights Day.

 

Bill of Rights is the cornerstone of democracy in South Africa.

https://albertonrecord.co.za/138668/5-facts-human-rights-day-south-africa/

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