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Violence leading cause of death

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VIOLENCE is one of the leading causes of death and injury in South Africa, with 18 people on average killed by guns each day, Gun Free South Africa (GFSA) said. Several studies have also suggested that the youth who grow up in violent families and communities are more likely to become violent in adolescence and
Source: The New Age

Subscription TV broadcasting services on spotlight at Icasa inquiry

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The subscription television broadcasting services came under the spotlight at an inquiry at Independent Communications Authority of South Africa’s (Icasa) offices in Sandton, Johannesburg.

The regulatory body held public hearings as part of its mandate to promote competition in the broadcasting and the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sectors.

The purpose of this inquiry is to establish factors that have contributed to new broadcasting licensees not being able to successfully launch their services and attract a number of new subscribers.

The South African Broadcasting Corporation’s main bone of contention in this inquiry is what it describes as unfair competition from its competitors.

SABC Chief Operations Officer Chris Maroleng is worried about advertising limitations among other things, saying some of the public broadcaster competitors seem to be benefiting from more advertising, and this gives them an unfair advantage.

The public broadcaster has proposed that the current regulations be amended to level the playing field in the broadcasting sector.  Following this inquiry the information collected will be published for further consultation.

 

 

Below is the SABC presentation to ICASA on Inquiry into Competition in the subscription broadcasting market:

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Police yet to confirm that top advocate was shot in robbery

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Police have confirmed that one person was shot in the leg on Thursday at Basement Lounge in Kibler Park. Reports say a group of men armed with guns entered the lounge and ordered people to lie on the floor before they searched them. The criminals took cellphones, car keys and money from the people who
Source: The New Age

Judgment reserved on Atul Gupta and Bank of Baroda case

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Gupta brothers (L)

Judgment has been reserved in the High Court in Bloemfontein in the preservation order matter involving the controversial businessman Atul Gupta and the Bank of Baroda.

The legal representatives for Atul Gupta and the Gupta companies have argued that the High Court in Bloemfontein has erred in granting the preservation order to freeze the assets of the Bank of Baroda and the R10 million his in personal account.

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) argued that various deposits were made to the Bank of Baroda from the Estina project.

The money left the account as soon as it was deposited.

NPA’s Advocate Thato Ntimutse argued that there is a string of illegitimate transactions in the account and that Bank of Baroda failed to keep proper records of their banking. The court heard that the bank does not operate within the prescripts of the law.

At some stage it received a fine of R11 million from the Reserve Bank.

Ntimutse says: “The fact of the matter is… the Bank of Baroda runs an account which is like a trust account of an attorney, where all the money comes into a single pool, entries are made by someone at the bank to say a certain amount of money has gone in for a certain client.”

The Bank of Baroda’s Legal representative refuted the NPA’s allegations.

Luc Spiller said: “The National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) also went on to make various allegations about the inadequacy of record keeping Baroda.

“The response to that, there has no bearing upon this case… as because it has nothing to do with the principle of co-mangling. The instances of inadequacy are wrong records.”

 The case which was set down for two days has been adjourned; judgement will be delivered next Friday.

 

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TMPD mourns the death of yet another officer

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The Tshwane Metro Police Department is saddened to learn of the loss of its member on Thursday. The department said the constable was found dead at his parents’ home in Limpopo with a bullet wound in his body. “It is alleged that the constable who at this stage we cannot release his identity visited his
Source: The New Age

UP bans private accommodation

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THE University of Pretoria (UP) banned a private owned student accommodation from its list of residences due to lack of transformation and won’t be participating in its upcoming events. The Sonop residence apparently doesn’t meet the university’s transformation quota, accommodating black students in only six out of 160 residences of Sonop remains predominantly Afrikaans and
Source: The New Age

Pastor shot in church dies in hospital

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The 40-year old pastor died in hospital.

The pastor who was shot in his church in Edenvale, east of Johannesburg on Sunday morning, has died in hospital.

Eyewitnesses say three armed men walked into the church and shot the 40-year old pastor before fleeing the scene.

Police are investigating a case of murder, and have launched a manhunt for the suspects. Police spokesperson, Jean Olckers says the motive for the shooting is still unknown.

“The pastor that was shot in Edenvale this morning has passed away in hospital. We do urge anybody with further information regarding this case urge anyone with further information to come forward and give us the information. A case of murder is now being investigated.”

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Manyi denies links between ANN7, New Age and the Guptas

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Jimmy Manyi continues to deny any existing links between the TV news channel ANN7 and the New Age newspaper and the Guptas.

This despite the fact that the two media entities are still listed on the Guptas’ holding company Oakbay’s official website as part of its group of companies.

Manyi acquired ANN7 and the New Age from the Guptas six months ago for R450 million by way of vendor financing- which means the Guptas lent him the money to buy their assets from them.

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Eskom Group Capital head Prish Govender resigns

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Eskom’s acting head of Group Capital Prish Govender has resigned with immediate effect. Govender’s resignation comes a day after Chief Financial Officer Anoj Singh handed in his resignation letter. Eskom spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe confirmed Govender’s resignation.   ALERT: Eskom’s acting head of Group Capital, Mr Prish Govender tendered his resignation today. He resigned with immediate
Source: The New Age

59 suspects in court for Krugersdorp violence

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Fifty nine protesters are expected to appear in the Krugersdorp Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday on charges of public violence. The suspects were arrested in Mogale City, Krugersdorp on Monday, following a protest action. The protest got out of hand as residents took to the street to express their anger against drug dealers and child traffickers in
Source: The New Age

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