Daily Archives: October 3, 2017

Zimbabwe Police Hold Reporter for Story on Grace Mugabe

Police in Zimbabwe detained a journalist for reporting that President Robert Mugabe's wife allegedly donated used underwear and women's nightgowns to ruling party supporters, a defense lawyer said Tuesday.Kenneth Nyangani, a reporter with the NewsDay n...

A Re Yeng going the extra mile

The Gauteng Roads and Transport Department, in partnership with the City of Tshwane, has launched a R170 million state-of-the-art A Re Yeng bus depot in Tshwane.We wish to compliment the City of Tshwane for taking the bold decision yesterday to introdu...

Rise of Avian Bird Flu in Western Cape Concerns Committee

Parliament� The Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries notes with concern media reports about the high number of birds culled in the Western Cape due to avian influenza. To date over two million birds have been culled or found dead since the outbreak.

Whilst the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has advised the Committee that it has strict control measures in place, the Committee remains concerned that the outbreak is spreading and increasingly a large number of birds have had to be culled. Thus far, five provinces are affected.

The Chairperson of the Committee, Ms Rosina Semenya, said: The poultry industry is severely hit, resulting in a shortage of birds and an increase in the price of poultry and eggs. This will affect the poor and we call on the national Department to work tirelessly with provincial authorities to curb the outbreak.

The Minister has reassured the Committee that the Department is doing all it can to stem the outbreak and has engaged all stakeholders to put measures in place to keep farm poultry away from wild birds, which are the carriers of avian flu. The Committee urges the Department to work hard to find solutions to defeat this disease.

The Committee also reiterates its call to farmers to contact the Department if they are in need of assistance.

Source: Parliament of the Republic of South Africa

Woman sought BY Port Shepstone FCS unit for kidnapping

Port Shepstone Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit (FCS) are making an urgent appeal to the members of the community to assist in tracing the whereabouts of Nqobile Nkonyeni/Ndovela (19) of Gamalakhe. She is wanted for disappeara...

Minister Malusi Gigaba on amending regulations and withdraws exemptions

Minister makes amendments to regulations and withdraws exemptionsThe Minister of Finance, Malusi Gigaba, has amended the Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Control (MLTFC) Regulations, and withdrawn Exemptions made in terms of the Financial Intel...