“On Wednesday the Gauteng High Court handed down a judgment on the role and place of religion in public schools…. The court found that there was no law or provision in the Constitution which gave public schools and SGBs the right to adopt an ethos from one religion to the exclusion of others. All that the laws provided for was that SGBs could make rules that provided for religious policies and observances to be conducted on an equitable basis. This means that schools must treat different religions with an “even-hand”, which includes not favouring one and excluding other religions. The … ‘Click here to read full article…’
There are more people receiving social grants in South Africa than there are people with jobs. This is the finding from the latest South Africa Survey published by the IRR last week. Furthermore, as the economy slows, the government will find it harder to expand the rollout of grants, or to increase their value. According to IRR analyst Gerbrandt van Heerden: “In 2016, there were 15 545 000 people with jobs in South Africa while 17 094 331 people were receiving social grants.” Van Heerden said, “The numbers are a recipe for social and political chaos. With South Africa formally in recession, … ‘Click here to read full article…’
This is the murder rate in South Africa, broken down by province. Our Western Cape remains troubled, one of the most dangerous in our country. The image below is provided by the South African Institute of Race Relations (IRR) in their 2017 Quality of Life report.'Click here to read full article...'
According to the South African Institute of Race Relations (IRR), South Africans unemployment rate is 36.4%. Here’s the breakdown by race and province:
White South Africans have considerably higher quality of life than Coloured, Indian/Asian and Black South Africans, according to a Fast Facts report released today by the South African Institute of Race Relations (IRR). The report also shows that Gauteng and the Western Cape have a significantly higher quality of life than rural provinces. In South Africa’s Quality of Life: A Brief Reading, the IRR presents its newly developed Quality of Life Index, which seeks to track the country’s progress in improving living standards by comparing indicators across South Africa’s nine provinces and the four major race groups. Each of the … ‘Click here to read full article…’
Judgment should worry South African state employees who make incompetent decisions… COURT HOLDS MUNICIPAL WORKERS PERSONALLY LIABLE FOR LEGAL COSTS On 5 April Judge Dhaya Pillay of the Kwazulu-Natal High Court in Durban handed down a judgment with potentially far reaching consequences for future government litigation. Pillay ordered several employees of the eThekwini Municipality personally liable for half the costs of the litigation. Ordinarily, the government or department would be liable if the case is against individuals acting in an official government capacity. However, in the eThekwini case, the judge found that the employees had acted so carelessly that they … ‘Click here to read full article…’
Last night, the Democratic Alliance posted on Facebook: “BREAKING: We have WON in our application to have President Jacob Zuma provide the record and reasons for firing Pravin Gordhan and Mcebisi Jonas from his cabinet. He must do so within 5 days!” It was accompanied by this page of the judgement:'Click here to read full article...'
FINAL JOURNEY WORLD TOUR Johnny Clegg embarks on The Final Journey World Tour, nearly forty years after he began one of music’s most remarkable careers. Johnny Clegg was diagnosed with cancer in 2015 and underwent chemotherapy treatment. Throughout the treatment he continued to tour locally and internationally undertaking a nine week tour of USA and CANADA in 2016. Johnny is currently finishing a new album and his autobiography. As he is in remission, Johnny has decided to use this opportunity to perform a final set of concerts in SA and overseas to thank his fans for their support over the … ‘Click here to read full article…’
The DA may soon take back power in Bitou Municipality (Plettenberg Bay). Mayor Peter Lobese (AUF) has broken his coalition with the ANC. I don’t believe his ridiculous talk of standing against Zuma being one of his reasons but if he wants to truly do good for his town then he should make a Mayoral Committee that represents the best from all the parties… but with one more from the DA so that he retains his Mayoral position and salary. I remind him of his quote last year in the CXPress: “Where two bulls fight, it is only the grass … ‘Click here to read full article…’