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Archive for March 2015

DEMAND SPURS RERUN OF LABOUR REFORM ROADSHOWS

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.

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LAND REFORM: GOVERNMENT ATTEMPTING TO FORCE THROUGH CONTROVERSIAL LEGISLATION

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.

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THE FIGHT USING THE LIGHT FOR PROPERTY RIGHTS

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.

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SOME VERY STRANGE REPORTING FROM THE CAPE TIMES – HELEN ZILLE

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.

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YOUTH DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY

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.

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BRUG TUSSEN BOERE, ANC

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.

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