Daily Archives: October 6, 2016

Marriott International Rapidly Expands its Footprint across Africa

Leading hospitality company announces 6 new deals, 1 new brand, over 1100 rooms Amdec Group Continues to introduce Marriott’s global brands into South Africa Sheraton Mauritius is Marriott’s first signed deal since completing the acquisition KIGALI, Rwanda, Oct. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Marriott International continues its robust expansion across the African continent with news of brand-new […]

South Africa: Police Committee Says Violent Incidents At University Campuses Require Restraint and Cool Heads

The Portfolio Committee on Police has noted with grave concern the increase in incidents of violence and damage to property at some university campuses.According to Committee Chairperson Mr Francois Beukman, the Committee is disturbed by these incident...

MEC Dan Plato attends Vredenburg cluster Policing Needs and Priorities consultation, 7 to 8 Oct

This weekend, Friday 7 October 2016 to Saturday 8 October 2016, the Western Cape Department of Community Safety will host the Policing Needs and Priorities (PNP) determination consultation sessions for the Vredenburg policing cluster, in Hopefield.

Western Cape MEC of Community Safety will attend the second day, Saturday 8 October 2016, of the consultation process. This is in support of the key feature of the 2016/17 PNP process which sees the extensive training and workshopping with the Neighbourhood Watches and Community Policing Forums � the pulse of citizen-led safety interventions in our communities.

The communities of Eendekuil, Hopefield, Laaiplek, Langebaan, Piketberg, Porterville, Redelinghuys, Saldanha, St Helena Bay and Vredenburg have the opportunity over the next two days to determine their policing needs and priorities and to contribute to the Safety Plan, as a safety blueprint for communities which provides a shared ownership, responsibility and accountability to safety.

The consultative PNP engagements will include representatives of the South African Police Service (SAPS), Municipalities, Community Police Forums (CPFs), Community Safety Forums (CSF), non-governmental organisations, community based organisations, faith based organisations, Neighbourhood Watches (NHW), and other local safety stakeholders.

This weekend's consultation sessions forms part of the annual determination of the policing needs and priorities in the province which will see the Department of Community Safety holding public consultation sessions for each of the 16 police clusters between May and October this year.

There will be an opportunity for photographs and interviews.

All media are invited.

Details: PNP: Safety Feedback, PNP Determination and review of Safety Plans

Date: Friday, 7 October 2016

Time: 8h30 � 16h00

Venue: Hopefield Thusong Centre, 575 Dwarsweg Street, Hopefield.

Details: PNP: Workshopping NHW and CPF partnerships, EPP support and CSA

Date: Saturday, 8 October 2016

Time: 8h30 � 14h00 � MEC Plato's opening address at 9h05

Venue: Hopefield Thusong Centre, 575 Dwarsweg Street, Hopefield.

Source: Government of South Africa

Human Settlements to assist with student accommodation challenges

The Minister of Human Settlements, Lindiwe Sisulu, MP, has told delegates at the Inaugural Human Settlements Conference that her Department, working together with the Department of Higher Education and Training will develop a model to assist in increas...


Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor says the launch of a South African Research Infrastructure Roadmap is significant, as it will give researchers access to world class scientific knowledge to help them produce quality research outcomes.The M...