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Municipality tackle water challenges             

Theunissen:  Masilonyana Local Municipality recently presented its final draft budget and final Integrated Development Plan (IDP) for the next five years which was held on the 15th May 2012 in accordance with the Municipal Finance Management Act and Municipal System Act (MSA) whereby the community was requested to submit  inputs and comments.  The event was held at Theunissen town hall.

South Africa's corruption tainted police force get first female chief

South Africa's new police commissioner Mangwashi

She is a former social worker with a corporate background and diploma from the University of Wales. She is also, South Africans hope, the saviour of the nation's corruption-riddled, scandal-plagued police service.

Mangwashi Victoria Phiyega has been named by President Jacob Zuma as the national police chief, one of the toughest assignments in South African public life.

Although crime rates have gently declined in recent years, they remain vastly higher than in the United States or Europe, with an average of 43 people murdered every day. Phiyega is the first woman to hold the job, a breakthrough praised by the women's wing of the governing African National Congress.

"The continued imposition of others in the top SAPS [SA Police Service] office is not only an insult to tens of deserving officers, but it also demoralises them." Johan Burger, a former high-ranking officer who is now a senior researcher at the Institute for Security Studies, said: "The fact it's a woman doesn't matter much. Over the past decade women in the top ranks is nothing new … including two out of five deputies. To me it's an absolute irrelevance.

"The real question is whether someone who has no background in policing and the police as an organisation will be able to establish themselves to deal with the many difficulties the police have both internally and externally.

"Her appointment is a vote of no confidence in the senior police management. There are many good, honest and hard-working officers in the senior ranks, and this is a slap in the face. It's humiliating to have someone brought in from outside." Burger accused the ANC of appointing police commissioners on the basis of allegiance to the party rather than their ability to fight crime. "Part of the problem was the need to transform; it came at a price. They decided the only way they could control the police was to appoint someone from the ranks of the ruling party rather than the police itself.

"It's wasn't even about race: there were some very talented and experienced black and coloured police officers but they chose to appoint someone from the governing party. Once you appoint them, then they make similarly poor appointments."

Malema ruling not up for review in Mangaung

Johannesburg - The ANC will not review the decision to expel former ANC Youth League (ANCYL) president Julius Malema at its national elective congress at the end of the year, the party said on Tuesday.
 "There is no provision [in the ANC constitution] for congress to deal with the matter," secretary general
Gwede Mantashe told reporters in Johannesburg.
 "There will be no closed session because we are reviewing the case."
 He said the national congress, which is to take place in Mangaung in December, did not deal with disciplinary cases.
 "It is not an appeal body," said Mantashe

English Giant-Spurs play on Vodacom Cup        


 March against crime                                    

Theunissen ANCWL, Bloemfontein Celtic supporters and community, marched to Ms. Kedilatile (Tuna) Koki (28 years) who was brutal murdered on the weekend of Easter.  Perpetrator, which is a manor (15 years), appeared in Theunissen magistrate court on the 13th May 2012 for murder of Tuna.

 Hlaolo ya botlokotsebe                                  

Matekwane a ballwang tjheleteng e kana ka R1.7 million, dipidisi tse seng molaong, mmoho le di DVD tse seng molaong, di ile tsa tjheswa ke sepolesa sa Theunissen ka Labone (11 May 2011). Sergeant Hector Fish, o boletse hore matekwane ba ile ba a fumana matlong a fapaneng ka hare ho motse le nakong eo baneng ba patorola mmileng ha bane ba fuputsa makoloing

New Lesotho Prime Minister sworn in

Maseru - Lesotho's new Prime Minister Thomas Thabane was on Friday sworn in after his coalition government unseated former leader Pakalitha Mosisili in the tiny kingdom's first peaceful transition. "I am delighted and humbled at the same time to be prime minister. This election has indeed been a victory for the nation and not mine alone," said the 72-year-old Thabane after taking the oath.

"My government will not be just for my party or the coalition alone but for every Mosotho," he said at a stadium in the capital Maseru, referring to his countrymen in the native language Sotho. Thabane's All Basotho Convention, the largest opposition party, teamed up with the Lesotho Congress for Democracy (LCD) and the Basotho National Party to share power and oust the unpopular Mosisili. Mosisili's Democratic Congress party won the most seats in the 26 May legislative election but fell short of the required majority to govern alone. He then could not get support from opposition parties to form his own coalition. Thabane addressed his people's key concerns at his swearing-in. ".

Romney says Obama's policies are most "anti business

Mitt Romney on Wednesday castigated President Obama, telling the chief executives of 100 of the nation’s biggest corporations that the president has ushered in “the most anti-investment, anti-business, anti-jobs series of policies in modern American history.”

The presumptive Republican presidential nominee ticked through a series of proposals that he said would foster a friendlier business climate — repealing Obama’s health-care law, authorizing more oil and natural gas drilling, halting all Obama-era regulations and lowering corporate and individual tax rates.






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