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Cape Town - N1 Inbound: #TruckCrash at Woodstock
- ROAD CLOSED - traffic diverted to Lower Church

“Cape Town - N1 Inbound: #TruckCrash at Woodstock - ROAD CLOSED - traffic diverted to Lower Church Street - EXPECT DELAYS”

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Computers stolen in brazen burglary at Hawks head office

2017-07-05 10:41

 Pretoria – Computers have been stolen in a brazen break-in at the Hawks’ head office in Silverton, Pretoria.
Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi told News24 they became aware of the stolen items in the early hours of Wednesday morning, but that the burglary could have taken place on Tuesday night.The intruders focused mostly on the HR, finance and supply chain departments, which contained confidential information.”We are still trying to ascertain if any documents are missing. That will only be confirmed once the forensic, fingerprints team are done with their work,” he said.

No dockets were stolen.

Mulaudzi told News24 there were no visible signs of a break-in.

“The only way through to access the environment is to use access cards. We will looking at the security to see if it is up to scratch or not, and if not, surely we must take action.”

A dedicated team would be investigating further.

In March, 15 computers were stolen from the Office of the Chief Justice in Midrand.

At the time, then acting national police commissioner Kgomotso Phahlane said the computers were taken from the HR department and contained sensitive information about the country’s judges.

Nkosinathi Msimango, the alleged mastermind behind the robbery, and Bigboy Yose, were appearing in the Mamelodi Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.

Banks, businesses, and organisations donate millions towards KnysnaFire

2017-06-10 18:37

Cape Town – Private institutions have heeded the call by the Western Cape government for humanitarian donations towards the relief efforts for victims of the devastating fires that continue to ravage the Southern Cape.
The companies, including major banks, grocery stores and non-government organisations, have donated over R30m to go towards aiding thousands of displaced residents who lost their homes since the Knysna fires started.The fire has also left five people dead while completely gutting, schools, businesses, and vehicles.Standard Bank on Saturday donated R10m to the efforts.

“It is with hope for a better tomorrow for all those affected, that we at Standard Bank are donating R10 million to the efforts. Our wish is that this will bring some relief to those that have been impacted by the natural disasters in all regions affected by the fires and storms,” said Ben Kruger, CEO of Standard Bank Group in a statement.

FNB and ABSA had on Thursday donated R10m each towards relief efforts. Pick n Pay also donated R100 000.

On Thursday the company made a disaster relief cash donation of R100 000.

Pick n Pay, which has a particularly close relationship with the communities of Knysna through the July Oyster Festival which it sponsors. The festival’s co-sponsors Momentum Group also matched Pick n Pay’s donation.

DHL is delivering 500 blankets Pick n Pay donated, while Tiger Brands has donated 10 tonnes of baked beans and Pioneer has donated 400 boxes of Futurelife products.

Tons of potatoes

“We will also be sending 14 tons of potatoes to be made into pots of food. We know that in the coming days more food will be donated through Pick n Pay from our suppliers and business partners, and we’re tremendously grateful to them,” said Suzanne Ackerman-Berman, Director of Transformation at Pick n Pay.

She said they are working with disaster relief organisations to make sure that firefighters and emergency workers have food, water, and eyedrops delivered to them.

“We’ve sent a disaster management expert to Knysna to help co-ordinate this effort,” she added.

She said donations can be placed in specially marked trolleys at all Western Cape stores, and at the following Garden Route stores.

Lions Club International said they have already collected half a million rands to go towards the efforts from their clubs, including those in the US, Uniondale and Canada.

Airbnb, a US based online market place and hospitality service company, on Saturday said it would aid travellers and displaced locals with accommodation.

Velma Corcoran, Airbnb country manager for South Africa, said they have activated their Disaster Response Tool to assist travellers and temporarily displaced.

Through the tool, travellers whose journeys have been interrupted as well as temporarily displaced locals will be able to connect with local hosts who are opening up their homes at no charge between now and June 30, Corcoran said.


This is how some organisations and businesses have contributed:

– Gift of the Givers has supplied 32 tons of bottled water, blankets, diapers, food items and tents.Shoprite-Checkers offered the use of a building to store all the supplies, as well as donating supplies from various stores.
-Massmart, through Makro and Game, have sent six truckloads of supplies including bottled water, blankets, tinned food and dry food items worth R1m.
– Woolworths have given R500 000 to Gift of the Givers to help with the Knysna efforts, as well as donated supplies.
– Kulula airlines offered cargo space on flights from Cape Town and Johannesburg.

R75-million towards disasters

White Location, Knysna.
WESTERN CAPE NEWS – Following a meeting of the Western Cape Cabinet in Knysna on June 14, a decision has been taken to reprioritise R75-million towards addressing damage caused by the Cape storm and rebuilding Knysna and surrounding areas.
Ongoing assistance will also be provided to the respective municipalities worst affected by the current drought – which resulted in a recent disaster classification.
“Our government is committed to working with the local authorities to rebuild the lives of residents who have suffered great loss. This initial allocation of R75-million is a first step in this process. We will continually reassess the needs and priorities going forward,” said premier Helen Zille.
Provincial finance minister Ivan Meyer said, “Our government is also grateful for the immense contribution from the private sector. The four major banks have made pledges, and DHL has so far delivered an enormous 284 tons of aid to Knysna.”
The allocation of R75-million to assist with the recent disasters across the province was taken in terms of section 25 of the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA), which enables the Meyer to authorise the use of funds from the Provincial Revenue Fund. The PFMA allows for this expenditure in exceptional circumstances.
The province has also approached the National Disaster Management Centre and National Treasury to access further funding.

Staat gaan ‘vrylopend’ se hek toemaak

Deur Johan van der Merwe
25 Mei 2017

As jy dink jy kan jou hoenders, speenkalwers en ander vee as “vrylopend” bemark, dink weer!

Nuwe regulasies vir produksiemetodes, soos “vrylopend” en “organies geproduseerde” landbouprodukte, gaan eersdaags van krag wees.

Die dae wat enigiemand sonder regulering kan aanspraak maak daarop dat ’n produk organies, vrylopend, Halaal of volgens enige ander spesifieke produksiemetode geproduseer is, is straks op ’n einde.

Alternatiewe produksiemetodes
Volgens mnr. Billy Makhafola, direkteur van die voedselveiligheid en gehalteversekering van die Departement van Landbou, is die wysiging van die Wet op Landbouprodukstandaarde (Wet 119 van 1990) om regulasies vir alternatiewe produksiemetodes te vervat, al ver gevorder.

“Die Departement behoort eersdaags dié wysigings aan die Parlement vir goedkeuring voor te lê. Die proses kan van daar ’n tyd lank duur, maar regulering van al hierdie aansprake is op pad. Die regulasies sal ’n bestuursbeheerstelsel bevat, minimum vereistes voorskryf en vereistes vir etikettering bevat.

“Ongeag of die produsent aanspraak daarop maak vir bemarking en waardetoevoeging, of slegs die produk wil onderskei, sal aanspraak op enige alternatiewe produksiemetode aan die nuwe regulering en vereistes moet voldoen,” het Makhafola gesê.

Droogtehulp net weg

Verlede jaar het georganiseerde landbou, bestaande uit TLU SA, Agri SA en Afasa, aangebied om die hele droogtehulpskema te administreer.  Dit sou dan die geld insluit wat deur die verskillende owerheidsinstellings toegewys is.

Die staat het hierdie aanbod van die hand gewys, en sou self die droogtehulp hanteer.

Sedertdien is verneem dat hulle slegs swart boere sou help, en enkele opkomende of bestaansboere is gehelp met ‘n paar sakkies mielies.

Nou blyk dit dat die staatsdepartemente in totaal R1 miljard vir droogtehulp gegee het, en slegs R 50 miljoen, oftewel 5% het by boere uitgekom.

Vir ‘n groot kommersiële boer is selfs die bedrag van R50 miljoen nie so baie nie, en wys dit op die omvang van die geld wat weg is.

Die ouditeur-generaal sowel as die openbare beskermer gaan glo gevra word om ‘n forensiese oudit te doen om vas te stel waar die geld heen is.

Vryburger 31 Mei 2017