40% GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS FOR WOMEN

The Democratic Alliance (DA) is strongly opposed to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement that 40% of Government procurement contracts will be set aside for businesses owned by women. This is not a sincere effort to empower women, but rather yet another cynical attempt by the ANC to loot the state coffers even further.South Africans must not be fooled. It is not ordinary women who will benefit from this announcement – only ANC cadres and those connected to them will get the contracts and kickbacks. The ANC does not care about women’s…

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A RIDER CAUGHT DOING 226KM/H

On August 10, 2020 between 10:00 and 21h00 in Germiston and around the Kempton Park area, the EMPD Speed Unit and the North Task Team Members, promptly nailed two unlawful activities which took place during the course of that day.The EMPD speed unit arrested a speedster while the EMPD North Task team members uncovered narcotics worth almost R3M, which they confiscated. The law enforcement acts by EMPD officers happened as follows: at 10:00 on the N3 freeway in a direction south by Rand Airport off ramp, the 30-year old male…

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Driver killed

A driver killed; two others survived unharmed in a graphic motor vehicle accident on N3freeway north bound in the City of Ekurhuleni. A graphic crash involving three trucks on the N3 northbound between Elands and Geldenhuys interchanges in the City of Ekurhuleni resulted with a truck driver being killed instantly and the other two surviving without injuries. The incident happened on Friday the 07 th August 2020 around 14H58 in the afternoon. Five lanes of the seven were completely closed, negatively affecting the traffic flow throughout the pick period. City…

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SPAR EMPLOYEES PROTEST

The Benoni Spar employees protest (corner Tom Jones St and Lake Ave in Benoni CBD), calling for an end to their violated workplace rights.The demonstration took place on August 5, 2020, prior to the day of protest the employees had assigned the EFF party members to engage with the Spar management team on their behalf regarding their unsatisfying working conditions which failed to materialize. “The issues of the employees is that they don’t know if they are employed permanently or not, they last signed a three months contract when they…

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COVID-19 RELIEF VIRTUAL CHALLENGE KICKED OFF

On the first (1st) of August 2020, the Nelson Mandela Covid-19 Relief Virtual Challenge took place not only in various stadiums around Gauteng, but in the homes of hundreds of riders across the world that supported the initiative.The country’s biggest sports stars and celebrities gathered at Ellis Park Stadium, Loftus Stadium and the Nelson Mandela Foundation to both raise their heart rates and raise awareness for those who have been affected most severely by the Covid-19 pandemic. The general public was invited to ‘join hands’ with their sporting heroes in…

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FEMALES BEAR THE BRUNT OF DEMENTIA

Research from around the world shows that in patients with dementia, women actually outnumber men two to one.Additionally, we know that 66% of caregivers around the world are women. Yes, professionally and for our families, women shoulder the majority of this burden, and tend to spend as much as 50% more time providing care than their male counterparts. The profile of the average caregiver is a 49-year-old woman, holding down a job outside of the home while also providing 20 hours a week of unpaid care to, typically, her mother.…

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SPAR CALLS FOR ACTION

On 4 August 2020, in Pretoria, Spar called for an action against gender based violence while introducing their SPAR Virtual Women’s Challenge, which will commence on September 26, 2020. The event will start at 06h00 – 18h00pm to cement the statement that without women, our history would not be as rich, nor our culture as remarkable. Gender-Based Violence is officially a national crisis in South Africa and this year, SPAR is challenging everybody to walk alongside the women of South Africa and take a firm stand against gender-based violence. As…

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