Public pressure on the ANC – especially in light of the imminent election – proved to be too much to bear so the Western Cape ANC returns controversial donation to Iqbal Survé

The African National Congress (ANC) has returned a hot financial donation back to businessman Iqbal Survé.

Survé announced on Monday that he had made a hefty contribution to the ANC’s electoral campaign efforts in the Western Cape. Through his company, Sekunjalo Investments, which has a vested interest in South African media, Survé offered the ANC financial support, estimated to be worth R1 million.

Details of Survé’s dubious donation
The donation, which Survé said was offered as a show of support for ‘progressive forces’, elicited both political and public outrage. It’s no secret that the businessman has been embroiled in an on-going investigation into corruption concerning the Public Investment Corporation. In addition, the fact that Survé also has a stake in Independent Media has reignited speculation of publishing bias.

Survé hit back at his detractors, arguing that the payment was transparent and fair
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Ace Magashule, ‘The Gangster’, accused of “buying votes” with R400 handshake, I just wonder how many ‘dead people’ will he resurrect with his ‘handshake’ (video)

Ace Magashule – drowning in corruption allegations already – made a rod for his own back on the campaign trail this weekend, after a sly “donation” to a voter.

The campaign trail can be a war zone sometimes. Even an act of supposed generosity can backfire badly, as Ace Magashule has found out this weekend. The ANC Secretary-General – who was desperate for a PR victory after a bruising week – did nothing to help his cause in the Western Cape.

Ace Magashule scores a PR own goal
While visiting residents in Philippi, Ace tried to turn-on the charm. Instead, he was accused of “degrading” a local resident when he handed over R400 to her, once he’d inspected her near-empty fridge (video at the bottom of the post)

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Disgruntled SAPS members form new union and downed tools on Monday, claims that many experienced officers are being overlooked for promotion in the force

Disgruntled members of the South African Police Service have formed a new workers union. They’re threatening to down tools on Monday.

The group is unhappy about recent promotions and claims that many experienced officers are being overlooked for promotion.

These are just some of the issues raised by members of the South African Police service at a mass meeting.

Despite Bheke Cele’s assurance that there will be no protest action more than 400 SAPS engaged in protest actions in the Western Cape and Natal province.

Some officers offered letters of alleged illness for their absence in order not to be prosecuted for their participation in an illegal strike.

Cele threatened protesting members that they will be act upon, since the strike is illegal and they must return to their respective posts.

The largest number of strikers resigned from the Popcru trade union and established a new union, but it appears that novelty w
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ANC Youth League: ‘We’ll burn the Cape Town airport down’ – The amazing mentality of e people who will take over the leadership of the country in due time

If we don’t like the name change (which was initiated by us in the first place) we’ll burn the airport down!

Then leave the blooming place’s name as it is!

This is why Front National says: If there is a way in which to build a multiculturalist future with this mentality, nobody could yet manage to convince us of it.

Read the original article on Front Nasionaal SA

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More borrowing, Eskom secures R1.5 billion loan from French Development Agency, they are so deep in trouble, how on earth will they pay it back?

The utility’s Group Chief Executive, Phakamani Hadebe, said the multi-tranche loan facility will contribute to Eskom’s plans to strengthen and refurbish the transmission infrastructure.

Eskom and the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) have signed a R1.5 billion (EUR 90 million) loan agreement to support the electricity utility’s investments in extending and strengthening its power transmission grid along the west coast of South Africa.

This loan constitutes the first tranche of a R 6.5 billion (EUR 400 million) multi-tranche loan facility signed between the two institutions in March 2017.

“This first tranche will be dedicated to financing of the Namaqualand Strengthening Phase 2: Juno Gromis Project, which aims to strengthen the power network in the Northern Cape Province, integrate renewable energy sources, and ultimately facilitate cross border transmission,” said the power utility.

Eskom plans to refurbish tran
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Manhunt launched after 10 terrorists invades farmnear Philippi in the Western Cape

A farm worker and a suspected farm attacker were killed after ten attackers struck on a farm on Sunday morning.

Sgt. Police spokesperson Noloyiso Rwexana said a farmer and his son were working on the farm at 08:50 when ten men arrived there under the pretext that they wanted to do business.

“One of the men threatened the farmer with a firearm and forced him to open a safe. The farmer then handed over an unconfirmed amount of cash. The owner, his son and farm workers were then forced into a store room, “said Rwexana.

She said a struggle had occurred and one of the farm workers (31) was shot. He died later on his way to the hospital.

The attackers fled with a white Toyota Avanza and a white VW Golf. According to Rwexana, the local security group has been notified and the police as well.

Police and farm guards managed to arrest two suspects, 33 and 35, respectively, while a third suspect died in the process. The Gulf also
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AfriForum releases the 2018 stats on farm attacks in the Western Cape

The numbers are in and they do not look good. According to the quantitative research conducted by AfriForum, there have been a total of 22 farm attacks in the Western Cape this year.

The topic of farm attacks has come to the fore a lot recently, after the lobby group brought awareness to the issue. Many South Africans have discounted this, saying that crime is an overall problem for everyone in this country.

As true as that may be, a crime is still a crime in the eyes of the law. Moreover, it is more apparent now that criminals specifically target farms for cash and weapons.

AfriForum: Farm attacks in 2018
In the first quarter of 2018, AfriForum had reported that, nationally, there had already been 109 farm attacks by March. According to an Eyewitness News report (written by Kevin Brandt), the national figure at this point in time has risen by 377.9% to 412 attacks.

15% of these, according to AfriForum, have result
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Wake up SA and the rest of the world, farm attacks are real indeed! – Elderly couple and daughter attacked during farm invasion in Paarl, they were tied down and had to live through a horrific 1.5 hour ordeal

A farm attack took place on Lustigan road, Paarl in the Western Cape on 10 December 2018. Five masked attackers with machetes and knives attacked three victims of whom two were elderly, assaulted them and tied them up. Several firearms were robbed during the attack. Drakenstein Farm watch reacted swiftly with several other security firms and the SA Police Service.

Over the last week, several attempts of housebreakings on farms  were reported in Nieuwe Drift, Perdeberg and last night, the 10th of December 2018, the alleged same group of attackers were successful in attacking a secure farm on the Lustigan Road in Paarl.

Around 21:30, the group of at least five attackers wearing balaclavas, entered the main farmhouse. Inside an elderly couple and their daughter were enjoying the evening and were suddenly confronted by the attackers, they were tied down and an 1.5 hour ordeal began.

The entire house was ransacked and the efforts were focused on the
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Xolani Gwala taking time off from 702 for medical reasons

Stephen Grootes will be filling in for 702 breakfast show host Xolani Gwala while the morning drive time presenter takes some time out from the station to deal with a medical issue. 702 listeners may have noticed that Gwala has already been off the air for a few weeks. In a voice message, played by […]
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Is Beats 1 really ‘the biggest radio station in the world’?

Radio futurologist James Cridland challenges Apple Music’s head of content Larry Jackson’s claim that Beats 1 is the biggest radio station in the world. Run by Apple and available exclusively on Apple Music, Beats 1 was launched at the end of June 2015 – most audaciously grabbing presenter Zane Lowe from BBC Radio 1 at […]
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Live Vs. On-Demand: Study Reveals Demo Differences.

New research reveals for the first time ever the demographic differences in listeners who tune into radio shows on-air vs. those who catch them on-demand. Westwood One and Nielsen collaborated on a custom study to measure the audiences for local on-demand content from Cumulus Media stations and national on-demand content from Westwood One. Using the […]
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Somizi wants to send 4 matriculants to university

This week, Somizi Mhlongo became the latest celebrity to dedicate his resources to sending young people to school. The TV presenter and now author has reached a massive milestone with his book and now he wants to send four matriculants to university next year to give back. Somizi took to Instagram to say: “With my […]
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