THE Department of Labour and the Commission for Conciliation Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) will rerun a series of roadshows explaining the raft of recent changes to South Africa’s labour legislation in response to high demand, the department said on Thursday.Read More
Statement issued by Thomas Walters MP, DA Shadow Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform, March 23 2015:
I will today write to the Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Rural Development and Land Reform, Phumuzile Ngwenya-Mabila, requesting her to summon the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform, Gugile Nkwinti, to commit to a date by when he will table the Land Holdings Bill to Parliament.Read More
Speech by Ben Freeth to the Guide on Land Grabs in South Africa, AfriForum Conference, Pretoria, March 18 2015
I have been given a daunting task today. I was asked to talk to you about how to protect your property in the face of Zimbabwe-style land reform and land grabs. As a victim of Zimbabwe-style land reform – which involves the systematic and violent theft of thousands of homes and farms without a cent of compensation and as such constitutes a crime against humanity- and with this crime still continuing after 15 years, this is a complex task. It carries with it a lot of responsibility.Read More
The DA leader writes on the newspaper’s recent report on “Baby Thomas” and the “dop system” in the Wellington area
We cannot be sidetracked in the fight against Foetal Alcohol Syndrome
Helen Zille – 15 March 2015
It is unforgivable that the most common cause of mental disability in the world is 100% preventable.
Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is caused by mothers who drink alcohol during pregnancy. On this spectrum, the most extreme form is known as Foetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS). Alcohol crosses the placental barrier during pregnancy and causes severe mental and physical stunting in the foetus, affecting growth, weight, head size, facial features, brain and organ development. This damage is completely irreversible.Read More
PYDA (The Pinotage Youth Development Academy) based in Stellenbosch, develops the capacity of young disadvantaged South Africans to prepare them for employment within the wine industry and related sectors, such as hospitality and tourism.Read More
Voedselsekerheid en grondherverdeling is ononderhandelbare aspekte van die transformasie van die landbou. Roelf Meyer skryf die regering beskou kommersiële boere as ’n strategiese vennoot.
Die onlangse “grond-imbizo” wat op 26 Februarie by die Gordon Institute for Business Science (Gibs) gehou is, is die derde van sy soort sedert Junie 2012 en het ’n belangrike gespreksmeganisme verskaf vir rolspelers in die landbou om in openhartige dialoog met die regerende party se leierskorps oor landbou en grondhervormingsakete tree.Read More