WHO

Growing antibiotic resistance forces updates to recommended treatment for sexually transmitted infections

WHO releases new treatment guidelines for chlamydia, gonorrhoea and syphilis New guidelines for the treatment of three common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) have been issued by the World Health Organization (WHO) in response to the growing threat of antibiotic resistance. Chlamydia, gonorrhoea and syphilis are all caused by bacteria and they are generally curable with antibiotics. However, these STIs often go undiagnosed and they are becoming more difficult to treat, with some antibiotics now failing as a result of misuse and overuse. It is estimated…

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Tennis

Another Ace Served By Raven Klaasen

On the eve of the US Open, South African tennis ace Raven Klaasen played a key role in The San Diego Aviators defeating the Orange County Breakers 25-14 to win their first Mylan World TeamTennis (WTT) championship on Friday in the Mylan WTT Finals at historic Forest Hills Stadium at The West Side Tennis Club in New York, USA. Raven Klaasen (doubles, mixed doubles), Darija Jurak (doubles, mixed doubles) and Shelby Rogers (women’s singles, doubles) each won two events to lead the top-seeded Aviators. However…

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Netball South Africa

SPAR Proteas To Take On Mighty Silver Ferns In Netball Quad Series

Before they even take the court, the SPAR Proteas have received kudos from the Silver Ferns, their next rivals in the international Netball Quad Series, as a team to respect and be wary of. The New Zealand and South African sides will square off tomorrow (Wednesday) in the North Island city of Hamilton for the second round of the inaugural competition, which will also feature the clash between Australia and England, in Adelaide. While the SPAR Proteas are smarting from a 25-goal loss to the…

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Tennis

South African World Tennis Rankings

Men Singles Previous             Current 24                     30 Kevin Anderson 328                   332 Nik Scholtz 340                   380 Lloyd Harris 405                   414 Tucker Vorster 892                   899 Fritz Wolmarans 916                   908 Damon Gooch 1,098                1,002 Dean O’Brien 1,195                1,201 Keith-Patrick Crowley 1,219                1225 Ruan Roelofse 1,414                1,418 Timothy Dollman   Doubles Previous              Current 10                     10 Raven Klaasen 146                   145 Dean O’Brien 162                   161 Ruan Roelofse 261                          262 Tucker Vorster 307                          307 Nik Scholtz 400                   398 Keith-Patrick Crowley 594                   588 Kevin Anderson 742                   738…

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Police

SAPS TO DESTROY FIREARMS

The Minister of Police, Honourable Nathi Nhleko and the Acting National Commissioner of Police, Lieutenant General Khomotso Phahlane cordially invites the media to the destruction of firearms. The firearms destruction is in line with Section 123 of the Firearms Control Act, 2000 (Act 60 of 2000) as prescribed by Regulation 104 (5) of the Firearms Control Act, 2000 (Act 60 of 2000). The South African Police Service will destroy over 12 000 firearms.

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Wheelchair Tennis South Africa

Wheelchair Tennis SA Scoops Big at GSport Awards

It was the night of glitz and glamour when the hard working, dedicated and record-breaking efforts of women in the country in various sporting codes were recognized on the 11th annual SPAR gsport awards on Saturday at The Venue in Melrose Arch. The federation that never sleeps, Wheelchair Tennis South Africa, which has grown tremendously since its inception in 2005 was hugely recognized and named the country’s National Federation of the Year, with top junior Nokwanda Hlongwane clinching two awards and Paralympian Kg Montjane named…

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EFFSC

EFF Students Command Statement on #STOPRACISMATPRETORIAGIRLSHIGH

The Economic Freedom Fighters Students Command sends out a message of solidarity and support to the brave young Black girls who marched against the racist Pretoria Girls’ High School. We note the growing confidence racism is taking to the spaces we occupy as Black people. It is no surprise that colonial spaces that represent oppression, separation and subjugation are reacting to the Black Consciousness erupting and disrupting in our day and age. For too long, whiteness has been criminalising Black people, and more vehemently, Black…

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Netball South Africa

SPAR NETBALL PROTEAS IMPRESS AGAINST WORLD CHAMPIONS

The SPAR Proteas may have gone down fighting, 68-43, to world netball champions the Australian Diamonds in the opening match of the Netball Quad Series in Auckland today, but their coach Norma Plummer was “absolutely delighted” with the improvement in their performance. Although the Australians gave a clinical display of their superior speed and experience in the first match of a blockbuster doubleheader, the South African side showed tenacity and skill which earned the biggest cheers from the crowd of 4700 at Vector Arena. And…

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Police

POLICE CONSTABLE NABBED AT THE AIRPORT

A 33 years old Detective Constable from Kempton Park Police station was arrested yesterday morning at the station during a parade for kidnapping and armed robbery.   It is alleged that on Monday 22 August 2016 the complainant, a Senegalese National (Male) arrived at OR Tambo International Airport from Pretoria (Sunnyside). He was on his way to Hong Kong to buy stock for his shop. Upon his arrival at the Airport he went to SAA Platinum Check-in to check the flight information to Hong Kong. …

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Police

MEDIA STATEMENT FROM THE SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICE

Pretoria: 26 August 2016: The Acting National Commissioner of Police, Lieutenant General Kgomotso Phahlane, his deputies, Deputy National Commissioner for Policing, Lieutenant  General Sehlahle Masemola, and  Deputy National Commissioner for Human Resource Management, Lieutenant General Bonang Mgwenya, yesterday met with a Sanef delegation led by its Chairperson Mahlatse Gallens. The meeting, at the Sanef offices, followed a request by Sanef to discuss possible prosperous working relations between the SAPS and the media representatives. Amongst the points which were raised and discussed were: – Allegations of…

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Hawks

TEN SUSPECTS ARRESTED FOR ILLEGAL FISHING

Ten men between the ages of 29 and 40 years will appear before the Bosman Magistrate’s Court on Monday following their arrest on Friday for illegal fishing. The Hawks and Crime Intelligence gathered information about the suspects who were fishing illegal at Bosman, Witbank. During the arrest the suspects were found to be transporting bags of raw fish with two vans. The value of the fish is estimated at R4 million.

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Hawks

Former Reservists Sentenced for Matric Certificate Fraud

Two former police reservists have been sentenced to 12 month imprisonment or R6 000 fine after they were found guilty of fraud by the Machadodorp Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday. The two presented fraudulent Grade 12 certificates when seeking permanent appointment within the South African Police Service. Lettie Ntuli (34) and Philemon Sekwane (31) were active police reservists at the Machado police station in Mpumalanga in 2009 when reservists were incorporated into permanent SAPS employees provided they were in possession of matric certificate. Ntuli and Sekwane…

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Hawks

Cop Killers Nabbed, Hunt is On for Other Suspects

Two men aged 25 and 32 years, who allegedly stabbed and killed a police constable Johannes Putsoeli (37) in Botshabelo will appear before the Botshabelo Magistrate’s Court Magistrate’s Court on Monday following their arrest by the Hawks and Tactical Response Team (TRT) in the early hours of Friday morning. In February 2016, Constable Putsoeli’s lifeless was found at open field near Keizer Sebothelo Stadium in Botshabelo, with a stab wound in his upper body. He was robbed of his service pistol and cellphone as well…

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Police

Be aware of bogus website advertisements on saps traineeship and vacancies

26 August 2016: The South African Police Service (SAPS) wishes to alert the public of the existence of bogus advertisements purporting to be from the SAPS recruiting interested persons to apply for police traineeship for 2017 and other vacancies within the police on a website http://www.jobfeed.co.za/police-development-learning-programme/  using the SAPS logo. As it is the norm, the SAPS wishes to state that advertisements for any posts within its structures are, if and when they become available, placed in a range of newspapers in the country to reach…

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Police

Airport cops nab an immigration officer for aiding and abetting a foreigner

The South African Police Service (SAPS) has arrested a Bangladeshi national and an immigration officer allegedly colluding to secure the foreign national’s fraudulent entry into South Africa, through the OR Tambo International Airport in Kempton Park, Ekurhuleni. Andrew Aphane, the 39-year-old immigration officer stationed at the OR Tambo International Airport Immigration office allegedly authorised 38-year-old Abdul Hussain’s entry into the country fraudulently by stamping his false passport on Tuesday, 23 August 2016. The pair was arrested by the Detective Task Team based at the airport…

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Netball South Africa

SPAR Proteas Ready To Take The Sparkle Out of The Aussie Diamonds on Saturday

The SPAR Proteas are under no illusions just how fierce and intense the historic first test of the inaugural Netball Quad Series against world champions the Australian Diamonds this Saturday will be. And experienced center Erin Burger can vouch for how much effort will be required to keep pace with the super-quick Australians – after tracking her exertion in a training match earlier this week. Burger – with 85 tests, the most capped player in the SPAR Proteas team preparing for Saturday’s opening international in…

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Hawks

Cape Town Man Nabbed With Police Uniforms And Explosives

The Hawks’ operation in Mfuleni, Cape Town resulted in the discovery of South African Police Service’s uniforms and explosives at a house of a suspect in Gcuwa Street, Mfuleni on Thursday morning. The Hawks were following information on the man suspected to have been behind the killing of a police officer who was attending to an ATM bombing scene in Delft. The 26-year-old suspect was nabbed at and has been charged with possession of explosives. He will appear before the Blue Downs Magistrate’s Court on…

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Hawks

Four Online Dating Scammers Arrested

Two Nigerian men and two local women were arrested in Cape Town on Tuesday night for opening bank accounts with all the banks in South Africa and using those accounts to receive monies from online dating victims. One suspect was arrested shortly after receiving a dummy parcel from the Hawks at Postnet Somerset West Mall. The Hawks seized five laptops, two of them with profiles of people who have been fraudulently used to scam people online, as well as 12 cellphones. The suspects, aged between…

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Department of Health

POSITION OF THE NATIONAL DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH ON SUGAR TAX

The decision to put a tax on sugar sweetened beverages (SSB) was taken by the Treasury as part of their 2016 budget process – though the tax is only due to begin in 2017. This tax is aimed at reducing a growing Non-communicable Disease epidemic and Oral health problems. There is good reason to believe from both local experience with tobacco and alcohol and international experiences with sugar (as well as tobacco and alcohol) that taxes are an excellent mediator of consumer behaviour. The World…

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Special Assignment

Who Is To Be Blamed

Women’s Month commemoration In this week’s episode of Special Assignment, Special Assignment tracks down and speaks three of the first group of eight female students who fled the country in July 1976. They are some of our lesser known struggle heroines, but who worked behind the scenes to bring down apartheid. 1976 was a turning point in the country’s history, the year in which black students, defied their parents’ wishes and took a stand against apartheid. Many of them fled through South Africa’s borders into…

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Hawks

Another Suspect in The Dock For Kidnapping

Hawks Organised Crime Unit has added another arrest in the kidnapping case in which Berdine Ronel Jordaan (29) was first suspect after being for defeating the ends of justice, kidnapping and perjury last month. Jordaan lied about being kidnapped whereas she was the one who kidnapped a 14 year old girl. The second suspect, Leon du Preez (34) was arrested after investigations revealed that he connived with Jordaan in kidnapping the girl. Furthermore, Jordaan and the victim were found hiding at his house in Musina…

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Hawks

Four Suspects Shot and Killed in Foiled Cash-In-Transit Robbery

Four suspects were shot and killed in a shootout between the Task Force members and the cash-in-transit gang in Secunda, Mpumalanga on Monday evening. The Hawks in Mpumalanga received information about a planned cash-in-transit heist along the Delmas road and a swift operation involving the Hawks, members of Crime Intelligence and the Task Force was subsequently planned. At around 17:00 the suspects were about to execute their plan when the Task Force members intercepted them. The suspects started firing shots at the police who retaliated;…

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Netball South Africa

SPAR Proteas Well For Netball Quad Series

Auckland, New Zealand – The SPAR Proteas have had a strong hit out against the New Zealand A side in Auckland tonight, ahead of a blockbuster start to the international Netball Quad Series this weekend. SPAR Proteas consultant coach Norma Plummer took the opportunity to play all 12 of her touring players in their first training match on New Zealand soil, two days after arriving in the country. It was an invaluable dress rehearsal for the world No. 5 team before they play world champions,…

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Western Cape Government

Controversial First Kiss Campaign Bags Editing Award At The Loerie Awards

At this past weekend’s 38th Annual Loerie Awards, held at the Durban International Convention Centre (ICC), the Western Cape Government’s highly acclaimed “First Kiss” television commercial was awarded the prestigious Craft Certificate Award for TV Crafts – Editing, an award won by Upstairs Ludus for their excellent editing work on this now viral television campaign. The “First Kiss” television commercial was a finalist in the following six hotly contested categories: TV & Cinema Commercials up to 90 seconds (Y&R SA) TV Crafts – Best Use…

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Hawks

Guards Arrested For Transit Robbery

Boemfontein: Investigation on a recent cash in transit robbery in Ventersburg has led to arrest of Motsamai Mokotedi (41), the driver of a cash and his crew Kuwapi Koloti (36). The alleged robbery occurred last Friday afternoon at Ventersburg, when a cash van was robbed of undisclosed amount of money. The driver and the crew were reportedly accosted by six armed suspects and robbed of their firearms as well as bags containing cash before suspects fled the scene in a red double cab bakkie. No…

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