Daily Archives: April 12, 2018

Three arrested during business robbery in Kimberley

On Wednesday, 11 April 2018 at about 19:00 three male suspects were caught red handed while busy robbing a bottle store in Kimberley.

The suspects allegedly entered the business premises and tied the hands of the two female employees with cable ties.

The suspects allegedly tried fleeing through the back exit with a substantial amount of money, cigarettes and expensive alcohol.

The employees managed to alert Top Security Services (TSS) who also alerted nearby police. The SAPS Flying Squad and Kimberley SAPS Crime Prevention assisted the security company and arrested the suspects inside the premises.

A black bag containing the alleged robbed goods and a panga used to threaten the employees was also found by police on the scene.

The suspects should be appearing in the Kimberley Magistrates’ Court soon.

Source: South African Police Service

Speaker Baleka Mbete to Deliver a Eulogy at Mama Winnie Madikizela’s Memorial Service

Parliament- Speaker of the National Assembly, Ms Baleka Mbete will deliver a eulogy at Mama Winnie Madikizela � Mandela’s memorial service which will be held at Freedom Park, Pretoria.

Mama Winnie Madikizela Mandela was an embodiment of the struggle for freedom and humanity. It is befitting that institutions like The Charlotte Mannya-Maxeke and Freedom Park, pay tribute and commemorate the selfless life of Mama Madikizela Mandela, an exceptional heroine and an icon for equality and justice.

Professor Hlengiwe Mkhize, the Chairperson of the Progressive Women’s Movement, will be one of the speakers at the memorial. The ceremony is expected to be attended by representatives from various embassies, organizations, government officials and members of the public.

Source: Parliament of the Republic of South Africa

Select Committee on Petitions and Executive Undertakings to Visit Khayelitsha District Hospital

Parliament� The Select Committee on Petitions and Executive Undertakings will today pay an unannounced visit to the Khayelitsha District Hospital (KDH).

The visit follows a petition received from Ms Nobunto Fuzane directing complaints against the KDH staff for negligence, and findings in relation to the submissions made during hearings that there has been poor and incomplete record keeping from the KDH staff.

Source: Parliament of the Republic of South Africa

SARS to host BRICS tax authorities

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) will host the BRICS heads customs authority meeting in Durban next week.

The revenue service will host the Customs Cooperation meeting, which is a representation of the heads of customs authorities from BRICS [Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa] member countries: with a view to enhance relations and further improve co-operation and promote development among BRICS member countries, said the revenue service.

The meeting will be held from Wednesday to Thursday. It will be preceded by a customs experts meeting at the same venue from 16 to 17 April 2018.

Meanwhile, the revenue service will host the tax experts and the heads of tax administrations in June 2018.

These meetings are part of government wide departmental meetings that forms part of the build up to the 10th BRICS Summit which South Africa will host as chair of BRICS in August 2018. The South African Government has committed itself to using its role as chair of BRICS in 2018 to strategically plan towards the goal of improved co-operation in the next decade, said SARS on Wednesday.

Government has also committed itself to follow through on the agenda that was set in Xiamen, China, in 2017, when China was chair, to ensure maximum synergy and continuity.

This will be the second time that South Africa is hosting the BRICS Summit, after previously hosting the Summit in March 2013.

South Africa’s membership of BRICS is a vital element in pursuit of its foreign policy priorities, including the promotion of the African Agenda, sustainable development, global governance reform and cooperation, said SARS.

Source: South African Government News Agency