Strate van Pretoria vandag gesluit weens beplande optog

’n Beroep is gedoen op motoriste deur die Tswane-metropolisie om kennis te neem van ’n beplande optog vandag wat verkeer in die Pretoria gebied erg kan ontwrig. Woordvoerder van die metropolisie, Snr.supt. Isaac Mahamba het tydens ’n verklaring gesê dat die protestors onder die vaandel van die regering se kommunikasiediens (GCIS) se #100MenMarch, gaan begin saamkom vanaf 08:00 by ʼn oop gedeelte in Schubartpark, naby Kerkplein,. Die betogers beoog om 10:00 vanaf die hoek van Kgosi Mampuru- en Madibastraat, in Madibastraat reguit te beweeg tot by die Uniegebou. Al die kruisings in Madibastraat tot by die Uniegebou sal tydelik deur die optog geraak word. Volgens Mahambe behoort die betogers omstreeks 14:00 by die Uniegebou uiteen te gaan. “Metropolisiebeamptes sal ontplooi word om die betoging en strate wat geraak word te monitor. Motoriste word aangeraai om van alternatiewe roetes gebruik te maak,” het Mahamba gesê. GCIS se #100MenMarch word gehou om teen geweld te…
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Twee vroue ontvoer in Montana, losprys geëis

Twee vroue het 'n nag van terreur oorleef nadat hulle in die noorde van Pretoria ontvoer . Marelize Taljaard en Melonie Booysen is glo gisteraand gekaap, net buite een van die vrouens se woonplek in Montana. Johan van Dyk, polisiewoordvoerder van Sinoville, het gesê die kapers het albei vroue in Booysen se Toyota Corolla gevange geneem. "Die twee vroue het glo omstreeks 20:00 gekuier buite die woonhuis in Montana nadat een van die vrouens se man weg was om kos te koop," het Van Dyk gesê. "Nadat die man teruggekeer het, het hy gevind sy vrou is weg. Haar selfoon is binne-in die huis gevind, en hy het dadelik geweet iets is verkeerd. ' Kort nadat die vroue verdwyn het, het die Eblockwatch-gemeenskapswaggroep die inwoners regoor Pretoria gewaarsku. SMS-boodskappe en sosiale mediaposte is na meer as 6 000 Eblockwatch-lede gestuur om na die vroue en die gekaapte voertuig te kyk, volgens André Snyman, die stigter van Eblockwatch. "Die kapers het glo een van die …
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Pretoria man robbed while ‘police stood idly by’

The policemen did not help because the crime was not part of their division. A businessman has accused the police of standing idly by while he was being robbed in the north of Pretoria, Pretoria North Rekord reports. Louis Eloff said this happened during a protest. He sells and distributes paint across Pretoria. Eloff said he was on his way to make a delivery in Hammanskraal when he ran in to a group of protesters along Soutpan Road in Soshanguve. “About 100 people ran towards my van and stopped it. They took all the buckets of paint on the trailer and got away.” Eloff said the stock was worth more than R25 000. “Two policemen stood there and watched. When I approached them to ask for help, they said it was not their division.” He said he did not lay charges because this would be a waste of time. “Why would I do that when I know that there are thousands of murders, rapes and armed robberies on their books that will never be solved?” Soshanguve police …
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 Betogers versper paaie rondom Pretoria met klippe en buitebande

Betogers het Dinsdag talle besige paaie rondom Pretoria met klippe en buitebande versper. Sefako Makgatho- en Molefe Makinta-  rylaan in Mabopane, die M17 langs Soshanguve en die N4 in Atteridgeville is deur die gewelddadige betogings geraak. Daar word beweer dat die betoging in Atteridgeville met taxi-kwessies verband hou, terwyl die betogings in Mabopane en Ga-Rankuwa glo uit ʼn gebrek aan dienslewering spruit. Woordvoerder van die Tshwane-metropolisie, Isaac Mahamba,  het gesê metrobeamptes is besig om die geaffekteerde gebiede te monitor om te verseker dat inwoners nie verder ontwrig word nie. “Ons is bewus daarvan dat die meeste van die pendelaars in hierdie areas deur die betogings geraak is omdat sommige van die taxi’s en busmaatskappye hulle aan hierdie gebiede onttrek het, maar ons sal seker maak dat al die bedrywighede weer herstel word.” Metropolisiebeamptes moes vroeër rubberkoeëls afvuur om ʼn skare wat die M17 in Soshanguve versper het uitmekaar te jaag,…
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Afrikaanse koshuis name by Tukkies moet nou ook tranformeer

Die Universiteit van Pretoria is besig om sy koshuisname, wat merendeels Afrikaans is, te verander omdat dit in die pad staan van transformasie en inklusiwiteit. Huis Olienhout, Huis Madelief, Huis Boekenhout?. Dit is van die koshuise aan die Universiteit van Pretoria wat voor volgende jaar hul naam moet verander. Volgens die universiteit se kommunikasie aan studente moet alle koshuisname teen volgende jaar verander na name wat nie “deur een taal of ’n ander oorheers word nie”. “Die doel is om studente te laat tuis voel in die koshuisomgewing en om struikelblokke wat in die weg staan van studente se aanvaarding van en waardering vir mekaar uit die weg te ruim,” sê Rikus Delport, UP-woordvoerder. Hy sê die idee is nie om van alle Afrikaanse koshuisname ontslae te raak nie, maar om meertaligheid en diversiteit van kultuur te bevorder. Koshuise aan die universiteit het tradisioneel Afrikaanse boom- of blomname gekry soos Jasmyn, Madelief, Mopanie en Boekenhout. Kosh…
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Plans to move Parliament from Cape Town to Pretoria are back on the agenda

Plans to move Parliament from Cape Town to Pretoria are back on the agenda. National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete says that work on the study will start this month and that she expects a report in six months time. A consulting firm has been contracted to carry out a feasibility study on the impact of its relocation. National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete says that work on the study will start this month and that she expects a report in six months time. She was speaking while tabling Parliament’s budget on Tuesday. The decision to base Parliament in Cape Town dates back to the formation of the Union of South Africa in 1910, when the seat of government became Pretoria and Bloemfontein the judicial capital. Mbete says consulting firm Pamoja (Pty) Ltd will carry out the latest study on the feasibility of moving Parliament to Pretoria. Senior ANC MP Vincent Smith says the costs of two capitals can’t be justified. The apartheid arrangement that arises from ha…
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Msimanga leads crime clean-up campaign in Sunnyside

Tshwane mayor Solly Msimanga this morning led a crime clean-up campaign in Sunnyside alongside the Tshwane Metro police, emergency services and municipal water and electricity technicians. The raid meant to tackle drug dealings, illegal electricity and water connections, by-law enforcement and the reclaiming of the municipality's buildings. Msimanga pointed out several illegal power connections and meter tempering at Nuweveld building on Troy Street as he inspected the municipal flat. He said the building owed the City at least R2 million in rates alone and it was about time it complied. During the raid, Msimanga introduced himself to several tenants and asked to speak to caretakers of buildings. This he said was because the City was determined to eradicate all criminal activities in the city. The mayor also visited Nix Accommodation on Rissik Street near Unisa in Sunnyside to inspect the building for possible illegal connections. The metro police officers said …
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EFF: As die Stad Tshwane nie die standbeeld van Paul Kruger van Kerkplein af verwyder nie,sal ons dit doen

“Ons doen ’n belangrike beroep op die Stad Tshwane, as hoofstad van die land, om Madikizela-Mandela te vereer. Sy het ’n enorme bydrae tot die land gelewer en word nie genoeg daarvoor vereer nie,” het Mabogoane Donderdag by navraag gesê. Hy sê die EFF het die Tshwane-metro twee opsies gegee: Kruger se standbeeld word óf verskuif na ’n ander plek, of word heeltemal gesloop. “Ons vra nog altyd dat die standbeeld verwyder word. Dit is ’n belediging vir swart mense. Indien die stad dit nie verwyder nie, sal ons dit self doen, ons het dit al voorheen gedoen.” Mabogoane sê hulle het in die stadium nie ’n sperdatum vir die stad om die standbeeld te verwyder nie, maar hulle is ernstig oor die saak. Hy sê dit is deel van die EFF se mandaat om ontslae te raak van alle simbole en standbeelde wat aan apartheid gekoppel is. Intussen het die VF Plus in ’n verklaring gesê hy distansieer hom van die EFF se versoek dat die standbeeld van Kruger vervang moet word met dié van Madik…
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Pretoria tot stilstand gebring deur vullisverwyderaars van SAMWU

Verkeer in Pretoria sentraal is tot stilstand gebring laas week deur protesoptogte van van vullisverwyderaars wat aan SAMWU vakverbond behoort. Die werkers kla dat hulle in onveilige werkstoestande verkeer en vrees vir die moontlike opdoen van siektes. Persoonlike beskermingstoerusting word geis vir alle werkers, terwyl hulle ook nuwe vullisverwydering vragmotors eis.
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Race divisions issue continues at Unisa

THE two black women at Unisa who complained that the white professor was racist were actually the perpetrators of harassment, bullying, abuse of power and intimidation of junior staff members, said a group of academics at the institution. The group of professionals of different races - including black - claimed the women had charges laid against them by junior staff members, but the university had been reluctant to deal with them because the alleged perpetrators were black. Last week, the women told the media that the white professor, who the Pretoria News opted not to name, was racist and aggressive. They alleged he made their lives miserable on campus. One of the woman claimed she was harassed and suspended by the professor, but later won a case at the CCMA and was reinstated. However, the academics now allege the woman did not win the case on substance, but rather due to a technical issue. “It must be noted that the professor accused of racism had not playe…
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