Daily Archives: December 9, 2015

Tyrexpo Africa to Deliver a More Holistic Event with New Segments and Side Events for 2016

SINGAPORE, Dec. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire — Following a successful Tyrexpo India 2015 in Chennai in July, SingEx Exhibitions turns its attention to the sixth Tyrexpo Africa in Johannesburg next March. For a more holistic approach, Tyrexpo Africa 2016 has introduced three new focused segments – Automotive Repair & Maintenance, Services & Smart Solutions and Sustainability – allowing […]

Presidency on Board of Inquiry into National Commissioner of South African Police Service

The Board of Inquiry established by President Jacob Zuma to look into the allegations of misconduct by the National Commissioner of the South African Police Service (SAPS), and/or her capacity to execute official duties efficiently, has become operational.

The board of inquiry is looking into whether:

the National Commissioner acting together with other leadership of the South African Police Service or alone, misled the Commission by concealing that it had made the decision to implement a "tactical option”, taken at the National Management Forum (NMF) meeting on or about 15 August 2012

the National Commissioner, in taking the decision to implement the "tactical option” ought reasonably to have foreseen the tragic and catastrophic consequences which ensued

the remarks by the National Commissioner at the SAPS parade on 17 August 2012 would have been understood to be an unqualified endorsement of the police action and thereby having the consequence of undermining, frustrating or otherwise impeding the work of the Commission

the report prepared by the National Commissioner for the President of the Republic on the 16 August 2012 and the media statement subsequently issued on 17 August 2012, was deliberately amended to conceal the fact that there were two shooting incidents (Scene 1 and Scene 2), resulting in misleading the public that all the deaths had occurred at Scene 1 which arose out of members of SAPS having to defend themselves from an advancing mass

the overall testimony by the National Commissioner at the Commission was in keeping with the office which she holds and the discharge of her duties commensurate therewith.

The members of the Board of Inquiry are the following:

Judge Neels Claasen, Chairperson

Adv BS Khuzwayo, Member

Adv AR Rawjee, Member

The Board has appointed Adv. Liza Tsatsi as Secretary.

Further inquiries with regards to the functioning of the Board should be channelled to the Board directly.


Bongani Majola

Cell: 082 339 1993

E-mail: bonganim@presidency.gov.za


3 000 safe paraffin stoves distributed in Vusimuzi

Pretoria: Safe paraffin stoves have been distributed to households in the Vusimuzi informal settlement in Tembisa as part of the Safer Stoves Campaign, says the Department of Trade and Industry (dti).A total of 3 000 households in the area were found t...

Kano refutes plans to lay off workers

ABUJA: THE Kano State government has denied reports it intended to reduce the federal minimum wage or downsize its work force because of the current economic crunch facing the country. The wage is set at 18 000 but some states have reported they were struggling to pay. However, Kano State Commissioner for Finance, Prof. Kabiru Isa Dandago, speaking at an event to inaugurated the state task force committee to monitor the biometric data capturing system for state civil servants, denied the state would reduce the wage.

“We don’t have problem with paying minimum wages in Kano and as a matter of fact, the government is not complaining of incapacitation to meet its demand in that regard,” Dandago said. He allayed palpable fears of workers and growing agitation by workers unions. Dandago said the state government never complained of any hindrance to paying workers their salaries.

He insisted that government had no known challenges that might prevent the state from meeting its monthly recurrent expenditure. “We are working hard to remain self-reliant despite the dwindling federal allocation,” said Dandago.


Road Traffic Management Corporation awards new cadre of Traffic Officers, 9 Dec

The Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) in its endeavor to develop a new cadre of traffic officers who are skilled and equipped to address an array of road safety matters on our roads, will host a certification ceremony for those who completed t...