Sunday News Snippets
Two Ethiopians were found dead in their spaza shop in Walmer, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape.
An inquest docket has bee opened after two Malawian men were found dead in their room in Azaadvillee, west of Johannesburg.
President Jacob Zuma on Sunday called on South Africans to unify by drawing lessons from former president Nelson Mandela's legacy.
An operation begins to fit a tighter cap over a blown-out oil well in BP's latest bid to contain the leak in the Gulf of Mexico.
A ship with supplies for the Gaza Strip will dock in Egypt, officials say, following pressure by Israel not to allow it to break the blockade.
Cosatu, the labour federation, suspended its affiliate CWU for failing to pay fees in 2010, but other changes are on the way.
The taxi industry operating the OR Tambo route has been badly affected by the Gautrain which has transported 400 000 people since launch last month.
Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has said the country will not listen to those who want gay rights to be mentioned in a draft of the new constitution.
Die 14 waterrade in die land gaan nie – soos Eskom in die Vrystaat – munisipaliteite dreig met ’n opskorting van watervoorsiening nie.
’n Faksie binne Cope is uit die party “verban” nadat hulle glo ’n wegbreek-party gestig het, en intussen word die magstryd binne Cope al hoe
'n Sterk aardbewing wat 7.2 op die Richterskaal registreer, het Papoea-Nieu-Guinee Sondag geruk, het seismoloë gesê.
‘n Sekuriteitswag is buite ‘n Builders’ Warehouse in Somerset-Wes doodgeskiet tydens wat vermoedelik ‘n rooftog was, sê paramedici.
Eric Hlungwani says latest move is a further sign of the zanufication of the Youth League
Ruling party says media is behaving mischievously and disingenuously
Onderstepoort Biological Products CEO accused of fraud, misconduct
Youth League proposal on the agenda for national general council on NATIONALISATION
PUBLIC sector unions have warned the government to prepare for the worst strike ever next week after wage talks failed to produce a settlement this week.
The Independent Labour Caucus (ILC) said the government had wasted everyones time. Unions affiliated to the Federation of Unions of SA and Cosatu met Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga, of Social Development Edna Molewa and of Public Service and Administration Richard Baloyi on Wednesday in a bid to avert a looming public sector strike. The SA Democratic Teachers Union (Soweto branch) will today hold a mass meeting at Orlando Communal Hall to discuss drawing in teachers to join the strike. Regional secretary Ronald Nyathi said: The World Cup is over and the government must start taking us seriously. If they dont they we will go on strike. We dont care even if there are less than 100 days before the matric exams, we want our needs to be met. ILC chairperson Chris Klopper said Baloyi, who was leading the government delegation wasted our time by trying to force us to take the offer. Instead of coming up with a better offer, the minister told labour to take up the offer on the table. We decided to close the meeting because there were no developments whatsoever. The meeting was postponed to next week after Baloyi said he would go back to a mandating committee.
The unions declared a dispute after the state remained unshaken on its offer of a 6,5percent salary increase and a housing allowance from R500 to R620 a month. The unions want an 8,6percent salary increase, a R1000 monthly housing allowance and the equalisation of medical aid subsidies. The unions claim the government is discriminating against non- members of the Government Employees Medical Scheme . A dispute was declared last month when the conciliator issued the unions with a certificate to strike. Sadtu general secretary and negotiator Mugwena Maluleke said they would get a mandate from their members over the strike.
Baloyis spokesperson Dumisani Nkwamba said the government would continue to engage unions until an agreement was reached.
JULIUS Malema is a man of many talents. This was evidenced on the newly launched DStvs Mzansi Magic on Channel 107.
Hosted by the charismatic Kaya FMs Thabo Mokwele, aka T-Bose, the programme is entitled The Best T in the City. The programme comes between 9am and noon and features prominent people to enable viewers to find out the other side of their personalities. Interestingly, the programme takes place against the backdrop of the visitors Top 10 songs. In this case it was Malemas revealing and fascinating repertoire. A smiling, forthcoming and relaxed Malema responded to questions about his militancy. He said whoever became a youth leader would always have to be outgoing, assertive and take charge, articulating the minds of his comrades without compromising their standpoint. He said while he appreciated polygamy , he d id not subscribe to it. If a man is allowed to marry seven women, then the woman should also be allowed to walk down the aisle with five men, he said. Malema, who is affectionately known as Juju, said his philosophy was one man, one woman, using a condom. He conceded that he had a three- year-old son. He said despite this , the boy s mother had never put pressure on him to get married. In between his interesting Top 10 songs, Malema, among other things, said that no ANC man was invincible. He also said if the party wanted to redeploy a member for whatever reason, then they could do so at any time. Malema insisted that the only people who were getting richer in South Africa were the white males, while black women were getting poorer. He said his hero was the late former ANC Youth League president and political activist Peter Mokaba. As an aspiring politician, theres no way I would look up to Karabo Moroka and motormouth Kenneth Mashaba, both of Generations. Malema selected refreshing Top 10 hits that included house tracks by DJs MaHoota, Clock, BlackCoffee, Oskido and Nhlanhla Ncinzas Congo. If things go the way they did on Wednesday on Mzansi Magic, I can just see myself locked up on Channel 107.
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