Daily Archives: March 6, 2016

Police promise safe voter registration weekend

Pretoria- The National Joint Operational and Intelligence Structure (NATJOINTS) says it has put a plan in place to ensure voter registration runs smoothly this weekend.

The Electoral Commission of South Africa has declared Saturday and Sunday, between 8am and 5pm as voter registration periods country-wide ahead of the 2016 Local Government Elections.

“The NATJOINTS is confident that all the necessary security measures are in place for this weekend’s voter registration process to run smoothly and efficiently,” Spokesperson Brigadier Vishnu Naidoo said.

Naidoo said security officials will be deployed for this purpose have all been briefed about their roles and responsibilities.

“The registration process will be monitored very closely from both the Provincial JOINTS as well as the National JOINTS levels and, where required, the necessary support will be provided.”

The NATJOINTS said it has been working closely with the Electoral Commission during the preparatory period to ensure that all requirements are in place to meet the security needs of the people wanting to register to vote.-


President Zuma meets KZN Izinduna

President Jacob Zuma today, 06 March 2016, met with KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Izinduna in Durban to discuss, amongst others, the long-standing issue of their remuneration.

?The meeting was convened by the KwaZulu-Natal provincial government and was attended by KZN Premier Mr Senzo Mchunu and KZN MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) Ms Nomusa Dube-Ncube.

Izinduna had raised concerns about the proclamation determining the salaries of Izinduna which was approved by the President following recommendations by the Commission on the Remuneration of Public Office Bearers, as they had not been paid by the provincial government.

The meeting today discussed this matter and agreed that Izinduna should be recognised for the work that they do in their traditional communities.

The meeting also reiterated the need for a legislative review to ensure uniform national standards in the way traditional institutions and their representatives are recognised and supported by the democratically elected government.

Enquiries: Bongani Majola on 082 339 1993 or bonganim@presidency.gov.za

Source: The Presidency Republic of South Africa