ACDP campaigns in Westbury, Johannesburg on Saturday
18 September 2021, 1:25 PM
The African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) leader Reverend Kenneth Meshoe’s campaign trail has taken him to Westbury, in Johannesburg, ahead of the Local Government Elections.
He’s encouraging voters to register with the IEC this weekend.
The Reverend Meshoe says all they are asking for is a chance to be voted in power in the City of Johannesburg under their mayoral candidate, Bishop Dulton Adams.
He says his party will ensure that Westbury ceases to be notorious for drug abuse, gangsterism and crime.
“We don’t want to make friendship with criminals, drug dealers, they are not our friends. We want to be friends with law-abiding citizens. We want people to know that it pays to be a law-abiding citizen. So if this man beside me, who’s our Mayoral candidate for Johannesburg wins, the people here will know that gangsters and criminals will run away to other places where mayors will allow them to do nonsense,” says Meshoe.
LGE 2021 | ACDP campaign trail in Westbury, Johannesburg
Dagga worth R500 000 seized in KZN
18 September 2021, 1:02 PM
Dagga worth R500-thousand has been seized at Vryheid in northern KwaZulu-Natal. Police have arrested two suspects aged 25 and 35 in the area on Friday.
Police Spokesperson, Thembeka Mbhele says the suspects’ vehicle was spotted between Vryheid and Paul Pietersburg Road.
Mbhele says upon searching the vehicle, ten bags of dagga were found loaded inside the vehicle.
The recovered dagga weighed 118 kilograms with an estimated street value of R500 000. She says the suspects are expected to appear in the Vryheid Magistrates Court soon.
UCT Senate to vote on whether to make COVID-19 vaccination mandatory or not at the institution
18 September 2021, 12:01 PM
The University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Senate will next week vote on a motion of whether to make vaccination mandatory at the institution or not. Discussions were also held online with students and staff members on the issue.
The university’s council takes any decision on policy matters. University Spokesperson, Elijah Moholola says voting on the motion will take place electronically.
“UCT reiterates that any final decision on a matter of policy for the University will have to be a decision of the University Council. If taken forward, any decision on the motion will ultimately be made by Council as the university’s highest decision-making body. Council will consider the proposal thoroughly before coming to any decision,” says Moholola.
The University continues to encourage students and staff to get vaccinated.
In providing wider access to vaccination, the UCT Community of Hope Vaccination Centre, located at the University’s Forest Hill complex in Mowbray, will for the first time be operational on a Saturday this weekend,”adds Moholola.
The issue of mandatory vaccines:
Student bodies unite against mandatory vaccinations at higher learning institutions
This comes as higher education institutions are debating whether to make vaccinations mandatory.
The implementation of a mandatory vaccination policy by higher learning institutions is on the cards.
The pandemic has disrupted learning and forced higher education institutions to move to online classes.
The drive to mass vaccination is seen as a positive one that will ultimately lead to the re-introduction of one-on-one classes. But student formations say no students should be forced to vaccinate.
South African Union of Students’ Asive Dlanjwa says higher instructions must not force students to vaccinate.
“Universities must not be lazy, they must engage students intellectually and show them the scientific and the medical benefit of vaccinating. They must not force it and coerce them, is contravening their constitutional rights. So I think that is our stance with that, and by the way even the government, government is not at the point where it says citizens should be vaccinating mandatorily. These are public institutions. Why would they define themselves outside the general protocol and the understanding that government has with society at large? We’re saying there’s absolutely no place for it.”
Case of 4 men accused of placing spike to hijack has been postponed
18 September 2021, 9:00 AM
The case of four men accused of placing spikes on the road with the aim of robbing motorists has been postponed to 1 October 2021 in the Mokopane Magistrate’s Court in Limpopo. The case was postponed on Friday because the case recording machine was out of order.
Police say the accused are undocumented foreign nationals who had placed spikes at some points on the N1 and R101 roads – forcing motorists to stop after their car’s tyres burst.
The National Prosecuting Authority’s Mashudu Malabi-Dzhangi says the accused are facing charges of robbery, being in the country illegally as well as, possession of fire-arms and ammunition.
“The bail of four men who were placing the spikes at N1 and R101 roads could not proceed in Mokopane magistrate’s court because the recording machine was not working. The suspects are remanded in custody until one October 2021 for bail proceedings,” says Malabi-Dzhangi .
Guardiola says defender Dias added to City’s leadership group
18 September 2021, 9:00 AM
Manchester City centre back Ruben Dias will be one of five players sharing the captain’s armband this season, manager Pep Guardiola said.
Dias joined CiManchester City centre back Ruben Dias will be one of five players sharing the captain’s armband this season, manager Pep Guardiola said.ty from Benfica last year and was a mainstay of Guardiola’s defence as he helped the club win the Premier League title.
The Portugal defender, named Premier League Player of the Season as well as England’s Footballer of the Year in a stellar debut campaign, led the team in Wednesday’s 6-3 thrashing of RB Leipzig in the Champions League.
“Everyone has to be their own leader,”
“Every season we make the selection of captains. The players and backroom staff make the decision.
“Eleven months and one week we are all here together and they know who are the best to represent the team. We all choose our five captains.”
Dias, 24, said he was proud to be named one of the captains and ready for the responsibility.
“It’s definitely a big responsibility and I will do my best to be there for everyone,” he said.
City, fifth on the table after four matches, host Southampton on Saturday.