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Court gavel
Plettenberg Bay residents react differently to new court
2 May 2019, 6:51 PM

Residents of Plettenberg Bay in the Southern Cape have mixed reactions following the official opening a new Magistrate’s Court in the area.

The R300 million project was officially opened by Justice Minister Michael Masutha.

Some residents say they are grateful that they won’t have to travel to Knysna for court cases while others say housing should have been a priority.

“We’re very proud and happy for the court opening today. Because there will be facilities for people to come to because there’s no need to go to Knysna for court,” says a resident.

“This isn’t actually what we want in our area. We want houses, because the last time we had houses is about 23 years ago. Everyone is happy today, but tomorrow we’ll be sad again,” adds a resident.


The Green Party of South Africa
Elections 2019: The Green Party of South Africa
2 May 2019, 4:51 PM

Abbreviation: GP

In the 2019 elections the party will be contesting for the provincial elections for the Western Cape

The party was founded in 1999.

The party leader is Judy Sole.

Watch party election manifesto 2019:

The party contested in the 1999 national elections before. In the provincial elections the party contested in 1994, 1999 and 2004 and for the municipal elections the party contested in the 2000 elections

For the Municipal elections the party contested in the year 2000.


Election 2019: South African Concerned Residents Organisation 4 Service Delivery
2 May 2019, 3:34 PM

Party abbreviation: SACRO4SD

In the 2019 elections, the party will be contesting for seats in the Free State Provincial Legislature only.

It was formed in 2016 and is led by Eddie Foba.

The party previously participated in the 2016 municipal elections and managed to garner 86 667 votes.

SACRO4SD manifesto was not available at the time of writing and more information on the party will be provided as it becomes available.

Durban Strike
Samwu affiliated workers addressed at Durban City Hall
2 May 2019, 2:29 PM

Department of Water and Sanitation workers affiliated to South African Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) are currently being addressed by the eThekwini City manager at the Durban city hall.

Various roads in and around the city have been closed to traffic due to the protesting workers.

It is alleged that the eThekwini municipality has halted the pay grade adjustment process for Umkhonto we Sizwe veterans working in the city’s water department that led to strike action.

Trash is scattered across the streets. However police are monitoring the situation.

Metro police spokesperson Parboo Sewpersadh says: “In the Durban CBD there are no roads that have been blocked except for West Street, Field Street, Smith Street and Aliwall Street, those are the intersections that have been blocked in the outer cordoned off the City Hall. There are about approximately 2000 municipal workers that are being addressed by the city manager. However, around the City Hall and all the roads leading into the city and out for the city are not blocked. All the blockages have been removed and traffic is now flowing freely.”

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Zenzeleni Progressive Movement
Elections 2019: Zenzeleni Progressive Movement
2 May 2019, 9:47 AM

Party abbreviation: ZPM

In the 2019 elections, the party will be contesting for seats in the National Assembly and the Gauteng and Mpumalanga provincial legislatures.

The party was formed in 2018 in KwaMhlanga, Mpumalanga.

ZPM leader Thabisile KaNyembe-Msiza says the need for land, for what she terms are the natives of South Africa, prompted the initiative.

KaNyembe-Msiza has told SABC News that her party wants the poor majority of the country to become employers instead of being employees in the country of their birth and the land of their forebears.

The party’s manifesto was not available at the time of writing.




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