Daily Archives: August 6, 2018

Minister Zweli Mkhize invites nominations for Commissioners of CRL ...

Minister Mkhize invites suitable candidates to apply for appointment as Commissioners of the CRL Rights Commission

The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Zweli Mkhize, invites nominations from organisations and individuals within the cultural, religious and linguistic sectors of South Africa for appointment as candidates to serve as Commissioners of the Commission on the Promotion of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities (CRL Rights Commission).

The term of the current commissioners will come to an end on 28 February 2019. As such, in line with Section 10 of the Commission on the Promotion of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities (CRL Rights Commission) Act 19 of 2002, the Department of Traditional Affairs has commenced the process of appointing new Commissioners. Once the nominations have been received, they will be assessed by a panel and recommendations will be made to the President of the Republic on who should be appointed as Commissioners.

Once the suitably qualified and experienced persons are appointed as Commissioners of the CRL Rights Commission, they will serve for a period of five years, beginning from 01 March 2019 until end of February 2024.

Nominations must meet the requirements of section 9 of the Act to ensure that the Commission is composed in such a way that it:-

Is at least broadly representative of the main cultural, religious and linguistic communities in South Africa

Broadly reflects the gender composition of South Africa

All nominations must be supported by:

The personal details of the nominee;

Particulars of the nominee’s involvement in cultural, religious and linguistic affairs, including a list of the cultural, religious and linguistic organisations of which the nominee is a member, an office-bearer or in which that nominee an active participant;

Particulars of the nominee’s knowledge and experience concerning issues relevant to:

The promotion and protection of the rights of cultural, religious and linguistic communities;

Nation-building; and

Any other relevant information.

Nominations must be submitted by no later than 30 September 2018 to the following address:

Attention: Ms L Motlhala

Director-General

Nominations: Commission (Act No.19 of 2002)

Department of Traditional Affairs

Private Bag x 22

Arcadia

Pretoria

0083

The nominations forms are available at www.cogta.gov.za or obtainable from the Department of Traditional Affairs, 509 Pretorius Street, Pencardia 1 Building, 3rd floor, Pretoria

Source: Government of South Africa

Minister Zweli Mkhize invites nominations for Commissioners of CRL ...

Minister Mkhize invites suitable candidates to apply for appointment as Commissioners of the CRL Rights Commission

The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Zweli Mkhize, invites nominations from organisations and individuals within the cultural, religious and linguistic sectors of South Africa for appointment as candidates to serve as Commissioners of the Commission on the Promotion of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities (CRL Rights Commission).

The term of the current commissioners will come to an end on 28 February 2019. As such, in line with Section 10 of the Commission on the Promotion of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities (CRL Rights Commission) Act 19 of 2002, the Department of Traditional Affairs has commenced the process of appointing new Commissioners. Once the nominations have been received, they will be assessed by a panel and recommendations will be made to the President of the Republic on who should be appointed as Commissioners.

Once the suitably qualified and experienced persons are appointed as Commissioners of the CRL Rights Commission, they will serve for a period of five years, beginning from 01 March 2019 until end of February 2024.

Nominations must meet the requirements of section 9 of the Act to ensure that the Commission is composed in such a way that it:-

Is at least broadly representative of the main cultural, religious and linguistic communities in South Africa

Broadly reflects the gender composition of South Africa

All nominations must be supported by:

The personal details of the nominee;

Particulars of the nominee’s involvement in cultural, religious and linguistic affairs, including a list of the cultural, religious and linguistic organisations of which the nominee is a member, an office-bearer or in which that nominee an active participant;

Particulars of the nominee’s knowledge and experience concerning issues relevant to:

The promotion and protection of the rights of cultural, religious and linguistic communities;

Nation-building; and

Any other relevant information.

Nominations must be submitted by no later than 30 September 2018 to the following address:

Attention: Ms L Motlhala

Director-General

Nominations: Commission (Act No.19 of 2002)

Department of Traditional Affairs

Private Bag x 22

Arcadia

Pretoria

0083

The nominations forms are available at www.cogta.gov.za or obtainable from the Department of Traditional Affairs, 509 Pretorius Street, Pencardia 1 Building, 3rd floor, Pretoria

Source: Government of South Africa

Humanitarian aid sought for displaced Kathrada Park community

Brand South Africa has called on citizens to assist families in Kathrada Park, who were left homeless when their shacks caught fire in the early hours of Monday morning.

According to Robert Mulaudzi of Johannesburg Emergency Services, 50 shacks caught fire in Kathrada Park, an informal settlement in Claremont, west of Johannesburg, with about 100 � 120 people displaced.

At this stage, there are no injuries or fatalities which have been reported. However, we just want to encourage all our residents throughout the city’s 189 informal settlements to exercise caution with all heating devices and not leave paraffin and stoves unattended to prevent fire incidents like this one, Mulaudzi said.

Brand South Africa’s Chief Marketing Officer, Linda Magapatona-Sangaret, said it is unfortunate that a nation still wakes up to news that many people are left displaced due to fires.

Thank you to the firefighters who were prompt in their response and were able to spare the many lives caught in the disaster. Your hard work does not go unnoticed.

The greatness of a nation can be judged by how it treats its less fortunate citizens. It is, therefore, important that all citizens unite and play their part in helping in any way possible, Magapatona-Sangaret said.

The resources required include non-perishable foods, wood, corrugated iron sheets, mattresses, blankets, clothes, toiletries, sanitary pads, diapers and toys.

Citizens are called upon to assist by donating and dropping off resources for the displaced families at the Sandton Fire Station in Grayston Drive, Sandown.

The Sandton Fire Station can be reached on 011 375 5911.

Source: South African Government News Agency

Humanitarian aid sought for displaced Kathrada Park community

Brand South Africa has called on citizens to assist families in Kathrada Park, who were left homeless when their shacks caught fire in the early hours of Monday morning.

According to Robert Mulaudzi of Johannesburg Emergency Services, 50 shacks caught fire in Kathrada Park, an informal settlement in Claremont, west of Johannesburg, with about 100 � 120 people displaced.

At this stage, there are no injuries or fatalities which have been reported. However, we just want to encourage all our residents throughout the city’s 189 informal settlements to exercise caution with all heating devices and not leave paraffin and stoves unattended to prevent fire incidents like this one, Mulaudzi said.

Brand South Africa’s Chief Marketing Officer, Linda Magapatona-Sangaret, said it is unfortunate that a nation still wakes up to news that many people are left displaced due to fires.

Thank you to the firefighters who were prompt in their response and were able to spare the many lives caught in the disaster. Your hard work does not go unnoticed.

The greatness of a nation can be judged by how it treats its less fortunate citizens. It is, therefore, important that all citizens unite and play their part in helping in any way possible, Magapatona-Sangaret said.

The resources required include non-perishable foods, wood, corrugated iron sheets, mattresses, blankets, clothes, toiletries, sanitary pads, diapers and toys.

Citizens are called upon to assist by donating and dropping off resources for the displaced families at the Sandton Fire Station in Grayston Drive, Sandown.

The Sandton Fire Station can be reached on 011 375 5911.

Source: South African Government News Agency

Public violence flares up in Colenso

Late last night, disgruntled residents from Colenso went on a rampage closing the R74 road between Colenso and Weenen with rocks. When police officers attempted to open the road they were stoned and shot at while police vehicles were damaged during the incident. Whilst police officers were busy another group threatened a security guard that was guarding a TLB along the R103 road and set it alight. The group went on to hijack a truck which was then looted of its load while they used the truck to close off the roadway. When officers responded they were met with gun fire and were forced to retaliate. One person was treated for a gunshot wound on the scene and later died in hospital. Colenso police are investigation a case of inquest, public violence & malicious damage to property.

Source: South African Police Service

Suspect held for possession of drug

Mdantsane Cluster: In their initiatives to rid the communities we serve of the scourge of drugs and manifestations East London K9 unit members arrested a suspect for possession of drugs with an estimated street value of R105 000, in Selborne today.

Police followed information and searched the premises. They confiscated cocaine, rock and crystal methamphetamine. The 42-year-old suspect was allegedly arrested at his Osborne street home by K9 police with 38g of cocaine, 3g of rock and 5.605kg of crystal methamphetamine.

The drugs had a combined estimated street value of R105 000. Police also seized two cell phones. The suspect is due to appear in the East London Magistrate’s Court soon on charges of possession of drugs.

K9 unit Commander, Lt Colonel Phillip Yose commended his members for a job well done. “We would like to thank the members of the public for continuing to entrust us with this huge responsibility of fighting crime. Our partnership is growing from strength to strength. We are determined to fight crime together,” he said.

Source: South African Police Service