SAPS is looking the other way as no active steps are being taken to prevent the wave of crime that is ravishing parts of Kameeldrift, East in Pretoria

Despite a wave of crime that ravages Kameeldrift East in Pretoria, it seems that the SAPS is simply looking the other way, as no active steps are being taken to provide badly needed relief for this agricultural community. AfriForum launched several actions to support this besieged area in its battle to call the SAPS to account to ensure that the local police station functions properly to effectively help the community. Among other, AfriForum launched a court application to compel the community to send reservists for the prescribed training to enable them to supplement the understaffed police station. AfriForum also monitors the investigation of various cases, among them that of former Springbok Naka Drotské, who was injured during a farm attack on his brother’s smallholding. Another is that of Manie Entres, whose wife was murdered in his presence. In both cases, the SAPS investigative abilities were shocking. AfriForum has already voiced its dissatisfaction in a lette…
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Tuks faseer tans Afrikaans uit as onderrigtaal – slegs Engels sal nou as primêre taal van kommunikasie en administrasie gebruik word

Die Universiteit van Pretoria tans besig om Afrikaans as die amptelike onderrigtaal by al sy kampusse en koshuise uit te faseer. Die universiteit sal nou slegs Engels as primêre taal van kommunikasie en administrasie gebruik. Rikus Delport, woordvoerder van die Universiteit, het gesê die beleid is in 2016 deur die universiteit se raad en senaat aangeneem ná 'n uitgebreide konsultasieproses en aanbevelings van alle belanghebbende partye. "Die verandering in beleid is daarop gemik om maatskaplike samehorigheid te fasiliteer en die universiteit sal steeds meertaligheid omhels en aanmoedig om eenheid te bevorder en gelyke geleenthede vir sprekers van alle Suid-Afrikaanse tale te bied," het hy gesê. Delport het gesê die besluit van die onderskeie belangegroepe is deur die bevindings ingelig dat die persentasie studente wat hul huistaal as Afrikaans aangemeld het, tussen 1992 en 2015 van 85% tot 30% afgeneem het. "In 2016 het ongeveer 18% van die studente 'n voorkeur v…
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Pretoria train collision: Four dead, 620 injured – Prasa please explain to us how on earth did this happen!

Four people died and 620 other commuters were injured when two trains collided near Pretoria's Mountain View train station, Netcare911 said on Tuesday afternoon. Netcare911 spokesperson Shawn Herbst told TimesLIVE that injuries suffered ranged from minor to moderate. "All the people have been removed. One person sustained critical injuries." Metrorail spokesperson Lillian Mofokeng said the two trains were both travelling on the same line towards Pretoria from Mabopane. Two trains collided in Pretoria on January 8 2019 during the early-morning rush-hour commute. Four people have been killed and hundreds injured. Mofokeng said a board of inquiry would be instituted to determine the root cause of the accident. Trains running between Pretoria, Mabopane and Dewildt are temporarily suspended until further notice. All commuters in possession of valid weekly and monthly tickets will be transported by bus until the line is reopened. Metrorail said it would set up…
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Prasa will completely close Pretoria Railway Station with no trains accessing the station for 40 days

Prasa will completely close Pretoria Railway Station with no trains accessing the station for 40 days with effect from December 14 until January 22. The work will involve the replacement of old signals, turnouts and points machines as part of Prasa’s modernisation programme. The benefits of a new modernised infrastructure will be a safer, faster, smoother and world class train service with improved traveling times. An occupation will be taken during this period and trains will be monitored to ensure safe movement. During the construction phase the following train service will apply: 1. Trains from the Saulsville corridor (00), De Wildt corridor (44) and Mabopane (18) will turn around at Bosman Station. 2. All trains on the northern side will terminate at Bosman Station and Mears Street Station. 3. A shuttle train service (31s) will run between Mears Street Station and Koedoespoort. Buses will ferry commuters to Bosman Station. 4. Another shuttle train service …
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How to smash and grab a brand new stadium in SA – New Tshwane stadium worth R44.3 million already in ruins in less than a year

Thieves have stolen almost the entire Zithobeni stadium near Bronkhorstspruit in Gauteng, which was built for R44.3 million just over a year ago by the Tshwane metro. Water pipes, electrical fittings, door and window frames, and the cafeteria’s roll-down service opening have been stolen, and now the perimeter fence is going. Urinals, toilet bowls, basins and copper pipe fittings have been ripped from the walls of all the ablution facilities. Bathroom fittings that could not be stolen have been destroyed and turned into a heap of rubble, with electrical fittings also ripped off the walls and rafters. Almost the entire facility’s doors, as well as door and window frames, have either been stolen or vandalised. The cafeteria’s roll-down service opening has been stolen, with dressing rooms and guardrooms not spared the rampage. Water is seeping and flowing around after thieves stole pipe fittings and taps, with freshly painted walls covered in obscene statement…
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Shock at costly funeral for Tshwane ANC councillor where taxpayers had to fork out a whopping R576 000

Tshwane council Speaker Katlego Mathebe has been mired in controversy after allegations surfaced that her office unlawfully forked out a whopping R576 000 for catering at a late ANC councillor’s funeral. The matter, which has baffled even the official opposition ANC, came to light during the ordinary council sitting last Thursday. At the meeting, Mathebe’s office submitted a report detailing how it was forced to deviate from the Supply Chain Management Act when it procured services for funeral preparations. Winterveldt ANC councillor Esther Matumane, who was afforded a civic funeral, died outside her home after being shot several times in September. Senior ANC councillor Mapiti Matsena expressed shock at claims that the City parted with R500 000 to cover aspects of the funeral costs. “An amount of R576 000 is extremely high for procuring a service provider.” The amount was probably spent on buying groceries for the bereaved family, given that civic funeral polici…
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EFF warns Rosslyn companies during protest: Police won’t be able to protect you – demand a basic minimum wage of R12 500

Thousands of EFF members, some who work in the area, marched on Thursday to demand a basic minimum wage of R12 500 and worker ownership and control to the South African Breweries, PRAGA Technical, BMW, Nissan, Afrit Trailers and Coca-Cola. Tshwane Secretary Nqobile Mhlongo told BMW that workers will close down the area if their demands are not met. “There is no political or police force which will protect companies in Rosslyn area from thousands of workers. Companies must not wait until there is no time and there is social instability which will collapse business in the area until they extend ownership of companies to workers. The sooner we realise economic freedom for workers, the better for Rosslyn to grow economically.” The party’s deputy chairperson Leofi Leshabane said workers have complained to Nissan about being on night shift for several years without any rotation but nothing has been done. There are also complaints of racism at Afrit Trailers and Praga Tech…
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10-jarige Seun van Pretoria al ’n week lank opsoek

Die 10-jarige seun Johannes Venter van Pretoria-Noord word reeds sedert Dinsdag 30 Oktober 2018 vermis. Woordvoerder van die organisasie Pink Ladies, Dessie Rechner, sê dat Johannes Phillip Venter se ouma hom skool toe geneem het op die betrokke dag wat hy verdwyn het. Hy is ’n leerder van die Laerskool Voortrekker Eeufees in Presidentsraat, maar het geen van sy klasse daardie dag bygewoon nie. Volgens Rechner het die seun se pa hom na bewering by die skool kom haal, waarna hulle saam in Shoprite in Pretoria-Noord gesien is. Venter het ’n groen skoolsak met ’n wapen daarop by hom gehad. Die seun se ma is oorlede en het by sy ouma gewoon. Volgens Rechner word die saak ook deur die polisie ondersoek. Die organisasie Pink Ladies, ʼn organisasie wat dit daarop toespits om vermiste mense op te spoor. Enigeen met inligting oor waar Venter hom bevind, kan die polisie van Pretoria-Noord by 082 319 9798 of Pink Ladies by 072-214-7439, 083-378-4882 of 086-001-0111 bel. …
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Waarskuwing: Nuwe dwelm middel, soortgelyk aan dagga, laat beland jong tieners in ernstige toestand in hospitaal

Polisie het dringend 'n onbekende stof vir forensiese toetsing gestuur, na 14 jong volwassenes en tieners wat in Pretoria woonagtig is na die hospitaal gehaas moes word nadat hulle ’n onbekende kruiemengsel wat bekend staan as puff or blazing gebruik het. Dit kom na die voorval waar drie tieners van Pretoria-Wes, Maandagmiddag na die hospitaal gehaas moet word, geklee nog in hul skooldrag, nadat hulle die onbekende stof gerook het. Xander Loubser, woordvoerder van BestCare, het die voorval bevestig en gesê dat die drie tieners in 'n ernstige toestand was en is behandel vir simptome soos aanvalle, psigose, naarheid, braking en hallusinasies. Al drie tieners is gestabiliseer en na die Eugene Marais-hospitaal vervoer vir verdere mediese sorg. https://youtu.be/VA8K6RLqHoo In 'n video wat wat geneem is, kan gesien word hoe een van die leerlinge, met ’n drup in sy arm, hewig veg en baklei met een van die paramedici. Daar kan ook op die greep gehoor word dat die seun on…
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Bogus doctor arrested for issuing medical certificates to people applying for or renewing their driver’s licenses

A 50-yeard old man pretending to be a licensed medical practitioner was arrested by the Tshwane Metro Police (TMPD) at the Waltoo licensing department on Tuesday. It appears that the man was issuing medical certificates to individuals who applied for new or to renew their driver’s licenses. When questioned by the police, the man claimed to be a qualified doctor. TMPD officers got in touch with the health professional council of South Africa and verified that the so called medical practitioner was operating illegally, as his medical license was suspended. The bogus doctor was arrested and will appear in court soon. Read the original article on Rekord East.
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