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Storm
Storm wreaks havoc at E Cape area
16 January 2019, 6:44 AM

The community of Mnga flats farms in Ugie in the Eastern Cape has accused the Elundini Local Municipality of neglecting it. This after a devastating storm ripped through the area leaving houses and vehicles damaged as well as livestock dead.

One of the affected residents Thembeni Mqhamkana says although municipal officials came to assess their situation, nothing has happened.

“We received an unexpected tragedy where we lost our crop, houses and vehicles which we won’t be able to recover anytime soon. Our livestock has died, the storm has caused enormous damage which is now a setback for the community,” says Mqhamkana.

Several attempts to get comment from the Elundini Local Municipality were unsuccessful.

University of Fort Here
Registration at Fort Hare at a stand still
16 January 2019, 5:51 AM

Registration at the University of Fort Hare in East London has come to a complete standstill. This after some students failed to get accommodation and others from poor communities were asked to pay a R3500 registration fee while waiting for NSFAS funding.

“There is registration in progress but however students are unable to register for accommodation because the contract of these residences that the university has been using has expired. Now the students are here but there is no accommodation for them. The second part is the issue of first year students coming to register and coming from poor backgrounds are asked to pay R3500 that we don’t have. The third issue that we have is related to NSFAS. NSFAS decided that they are not going to open an extension for students,” explains SRC president Xolani Jaji.

Cyril Ramaphosa
ANC is learning from its mistakes: Ramaphosa
13 January 2019, 1:23 PM

African National Congress (ANC) President Cyril Ramaphosa says the party is learning from the mistakes that occurred in the past, to build the country.

Ramaphosa was speaking at the Methodist Church service in Durban, where applauded the Church for its role in the liberation of the country.

Ramaphosa says he is optimistic for a better future for the people of South Africa.

“We’ve been through pain in the past few years, where it seems like we lost our way, where it seemed like we were not clear where to go… but we are using yesterday’s pain, so that it makes us stronger. As you correctly say, so that we are able to be stronger tomorrow, as we are stronger tomorrow… we are saying sifuna abantu bonke bakithi… to work together, to hold hands because tomorrow is brighter, and tomorrow is better than today – and much better than yesterday – and it this where we are saying, let us work together to grow South Africa.”

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RIP Phil Masinga
Bafana legend Phil Masinga passes on
13 January 2019, 12:08 PM

Former Bafana Striker and legend Philemon Raul “Phil” Masinga has passed away.  The former South African striker had been recovering in hospital after he was admitted with an undisclosed illness. He was admitted at Tshepong Hospital in Klerksdorp December 2018.

His passing was announced on Sunday on the national teams twitter page.

Masinga helped South Africa clinch the 1996 Africa Cup of Nations title, and scored the famous goal that secured qualification to the 1998 World Cup. Masinga made 58 International appearances for Bafana Bafana.

Masinga also played for Jomo Cosmos and Mamelodi Sundowns before heading abroad to play for English Premier league side Leeds United, Italian Serie A teams  Salernitana and Bari.

 

Cyril Ramaphosa
ANC to produce new National and Provincial lists after elections
13 January 2019, 11:57 AM

African National Congress (ANC) President Cyril Ramaphosa has told supporters that the party will be deploying people who are fit and proper into government after the 2019 General Elections. Ramaphosa delivered the ANC Election Manifesto which coincided with the party’s 107th anniversary celebrations in Durban on Saturday.

He conceded that the party had missed stepped in the past and was ready to self-correct – and has asked South Africans to give the ANC another chance to govern.

Ramaphosa says the ANC national and provincial lists will reflect its renewed commitment to serve.

“We will soon release the list of those who are going to represent you in our parliament, who will also represent you in our provincial legislatures. These will be men and women who will dedicate themselves to go and work hard to see to the attainment of the ideals of the national democratic revolution,” says Ramaphosa.

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