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Africa Youth Are Disillusioned With Politics

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Politics: Unmistakably the greater part the mainland of Africa comprises of youngsters younger than thirty. They are seen all over: in the fields working, sitting on school seats, and on the urban lanes and football pitches, yet not many are effectively associated with standard governmental issues in Africa.

Gracious indeed, Africa’s young people have been utilized in governmental issues. The adolescent wingers enrolled by political applicants and organizations are regularly the muscle behind terrorizing during political crusades. They instigate clashes with the restriction or gift shirts, money, and different impetuses to imminent voters. Be that as it may, when the race residue settles they are let alone for the political procedure, Politics.

One would never discuss governmental issues in Africa without discussing the way in which African young people are hijacked (don’t mistake this for enlistment) by progressives and radicals. They are diverted to progress toward becoming tyke officers that have completed the most ghastly acts that grown-up revolutionaries avoid. Africa’s childhood are burnt out on being manhandled and overlooked.

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Late occasions in Egypt and Tunisia show exactly how vexed they are. Youngsters defined the systems, spread the news, kept individuals persuaded and conveyed to the outside world about these unrests. They were insightful, utilizing present day innovation to advance their causes.

A couple of decades prior, a significant number of the most splendid African youngsters arranged themselves and were selected by the military. These youthful military officials in Ghana, Burkina Faso and Liberia later effectively ousted governments. Rawlings, Sankara, and Doe were tired of the more established, military administration that was remaining by and enabling degenerate systems to keep on overlooking cries of most of natives in their nations. They acted.

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Today Africa’s childhood are looking for employments in innovation, instruction, and business, yet there are just a couple being put in positions where they can progress. The joblessness rate for youngsters in numerous African nations is a few times higher than it is for grown-ups, particularly in urban settings Politics. They have been instructed definitely more than their grown-up partners. These long periods of instructive preparing and planning have produced high trusts in verifying work. Those deepest desires are regularly dashed.

One has just to examine African gatherings on the Internet so witness how tired they are with defilement and political infighting. Africa’s childhood are ending up immediately baffled with guarantees for change by their political dads. In the ongoing races in Nigeria youngsters embedded themselves in African Politics. Others will pursue.

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It is regularly said that what’s to come is in the hands of the young. Perhaps that will be the situation for African youngsters as they become more seasoned, however at this moment, in the midst of the best danger to their future, they have almost no genuine info. They will sit still just so long. African lawmakers who don’t manage the requirements of youth and don’t perceive the qualities youth bring to the table are overlooking them at the pearl. They will be heard.

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JUST IN: Tembisa Decuplets Mother Detained By Police, Denied Access To Lawyer

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JUST IN: Tembisa Decuplets Mother Detained By Police, Denied Access To Lawyer

The South African Police Services and Gauteng Department of Social Development stand accused of alleged abuse of power after the mother of the Tembisa decuplets Gosiame Sithole was detained by police in the early hours of Thursday.

According to her lawyer, Refiloe Mokoena, police have kept Sithole against her will and denied her access to legal representation, saying they needed to hand her over to the Gauteng Department of Social Development.

Mokoena said Sithole was picked up from a relative’s place at Rabie Ridge, Midrand, and taken to the police station at Chloorkop in connection with the missing person inquiry opened by the family of her husband, Teboho Tsotetsi, last Thursday.

She said while the police insisted that Sithole was not under arrest, they have refused her access to speak to the woman who made headlines last week by giving birth to 10 babies.

“They have handed her over to the Department of Social Development to assess whether she is in a position to give them a statement.

I have been here at the police station since this morning. Since 7.30 until midday, I was not allowed to speak to her. She told me briefly that the social workers wanted to take her to a place of safety, but that she has refused,” Mokoena said.

“The representatives of the Department of Social Development say they have called their attorneys to engage on the way forward.”

Mokoena said Sithole informed her shortly after 7am that the police had arrested her.

Sithole later told Independent Media that plain clothed police in an unmarked vehicle picked her up around 6am but did not tell her why and where was being taken to.

“I have not yet even bathed. They came and said I must come with them to the police station,” she said.

When Independent Media arrived at the police station, the lawyer was talking to three police officers while Gosiame and her relative were in the back seat of the car of the police officer who made the arrest, a Captain Motsai.

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The parking lot of the police station was a hive of activity, with plain clothed officers gathered in small groups next to the car.

A discussion ensued in the parking lot between Mokoena, the investigating officer in the missing person inquiry, a Captain Selcke and the Station Commissioner of Tembisa South Police Station, Colonel Boloka, about the reasons for Sithole’s arrest.

The trio could be heard arguing about whether or not there was a case against Sithole, or a court order for her arrest, and the basis on which Motsai was holding her.

Questions were asked about why the police arrested her in connection with their missing person inquiry despite Mokoena having made arrangements with Selcke on Wednesday to accompany her to the police station on Thursday.

Boloka and Selcke could be heard telling Mokoena that Sithole was not under arrest.

“She is not under arrest. We wanted to see and talk to her before closing our missing person docket,” Selcke said.

After the trio could not reach an amicable solution, Mokoena suggested that Sithole be taken inside the police station to give a statement and close the missing person inquiry, to which Boloka and Selcke agreed.

However, as Sithole was about to enter the building to conclude her missing person inquiry and be released, Motsai intervened.

He ordered her back to the car, saying he was in charge of the scene and his instruction was to hand Sithole over to the Gauteng Department of Social Development.

“Go back! Go back!,” Motsai ordered Sithole.

“As long as she is here, she is still under me. If something happens to her, and she disappears, my job is finished. I am in charge of this scene. I am the one who arrested her. You are starting to interfere with my work now.

I am waiting for the social workers. I will hand her over to them. They want to take her to the doctor for assessment, and arrange a psychologist for her,” he told Mokoena, Selcke and Boloka.

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Mokoena disputed this, saying Motsai had no powers to hold Sithole against her will for the Department of Social Development.

“What powers do you have to hold a person on behalf of social development? This is where I am confused?” asked Mokoena.

In response, Boloka said their part was to speak to Sithole about the missing person inquiry so that they could close it.

”What I wanted to know is whether the lady indeed missed or not.”

When Mokoena asked why Motsai was waiting for the Social Development Department and what crime they had laid against her client, Boloka promised to find out.

Before Boloka could give Mokoena feedback, another officer who was with Motsai, Captain Motloutsi, said: “No, no. Just for us. You must remember, we are having a missing person case. We didn’t sleep. Now we wait for social development. When they come, we hand over and you will talk to them.

Not now, please. Wait until social development comes here, we will hand (her) over to them, and once they are finished, you will talk to them. Now, I don’t need anyone to go there (car in which Sithole was). That’s an order from the police.”

When Independent Media asked Motsai whether he had any powers to arrest or hold Sithole against her will, Motloutsi added: “Don’t tell me about powers. Just hold on. That’s right.”

After consulting with Motsai and another colleague, Motloutsi later ordered the Independent Media journalist out of the police station.

He escorted the journalist to the gate, saying we must talk to Gauteng police spokesperson Kay Makhubela if we needed anything.

Independent Media have sent questions to Makhubela, Gauteng government spokesperson Thabo Masebe, provincial community safety MEC Faith Mazibuko, and social development MEC Thuliswa Nkabinde-Khawe about Sithole’s arrest.

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Masebe asked that enquiries be directed to the SAPS. The spokespeople for Nkabinde-Khawer and Mazibuko referred all question to Masebe. Makhubele has not yet responded.

The latest developments come against the background of Independent Media breaking the story last Tuesday that Sithole gave birth to a world record set of decuplets at a Pretoria hospital on Monday, June 7.

Following the breaking of the story, the government scrambled to confirm the story and communicated contradictory messages to the public regarding the birth of the decuplets.

Government Communication and Information Systems spokesperson, Phumla Williams, issued a statement saying that the government was unable to verify the births of the decuplets at any of its facilities.

The Gauteng MEC of Health repeated the statement on several platforms. However, other government departments – local and provincial – released contradictory statements confirming in some instances and denying in others that decuplets had been born in a Pretoria hospital.

Masebe also released a statement that the Gauteng government had no confirmation of the birth of the decuplets and that the babies could not be found at any hospital, public or private.

The GPG, the Department of Health, as well as the CEO of Steve Biko Academic Hospital have all made statements on various platforms that there was no evidence of Sithole having given birth at any private or public hospital nor could they find her or the babies.

After initiating a private investigation into the birth of the 10 babies Independent Media discovered that a possible cover-up of mammoth proportions by Gauteng Health authorities.

“Considering our findings, Independent Media calls for an urgent investigation into the actions and statements of the CEO of Steve Biko Academic Hospital Dr Mathebula; the Gauteng Provincial government, and the Gauteng Health MEC, Dr Nomathemba Mokgethi with respect to the birth of the decuplets, the media organisation said in statement on Wednesday.

* This is a developing story.

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ANC Taking Staff Salary Concerns Seriously, Says Duarte

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ANC deputy secretary-general Jessie Duarte on Tuesday assured the governing party’s staff that their concerns about non-payment of salaries and other statutory deductions were receiving attention from its leaders.

Duarte addressed picketing ANC staff outside its head office Luthuli House in downtown Johannesburg after they handed over a memorandum of demands.

”We are looking into all these matters and the national officials at their meeting on Monday resolved to meet with you as the staff within the next coming days or the next week,” she promised ANC staff.

According to Duarte, the national officials remain committed to working with all ANC structures to find a solution to the problem.

”The current cash flow problems faced by the movement are as a result of a variety of factors which as you say is not your concern but we need to put it to you including the general economic situation, the implementation of the Represented Political Party Funding Act since April this year as well as an urgent need to modernise the ANC’s operational and funding model,” Duarte explained.

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She said the ANC has a plan in place to manage the outstanding payments due to the provident fund and all other third party contributions.

However, Duarte indicated to the party’s employees that they may not always receive their salaries on payday.

”We are committed to paying staff salaries and whilst the payment may not be at the end of the month every month there will be a monthly payment.

We communicated this to the staff liaison committee when we requested a three-month window to assist us in this period where we are trying very hard to raise the money … We are committed to concluding the process of addressing the situation head-on within the shortest space of time,” she added.

The difficult situation faced by the staff and the ANC as a movement will require sober and decisive action, according to Duarte.

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In its memorandum of demands, the ANC Staff Forum complained about the chronic non-payment of salaries, which they say has created problems for them since it started four years ago, no provident fund contributions paid for the past three years, no salary increases since 2018 as well as the failure to pay Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) deductions.

”As employees, we have served the ANC with utmost dedication in ensuring that it executes the mandate given to it by the people of South Africa and as such we should be treated with dignity by the organisation,” reads the memorandum.

ANC staff are demanding that the national political leadership intervene and deal with their problems on an urgent basis.

Other demands include hiring all employees permanently who have been with the ANC for more than 18 months and paying outstanding salaries not later than seven days from Tuesday.

They also want contributions owed to the provident fund and the UIF to be paid by no later than July 30 and the ANC to commit in writing to meeting their demands and indicate that its commitment is binding and as such be an award that can be enforced in terms of the Labour Relations Act processes.

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The employees also want the ANC to never withdraw the medical aid benefit without consulting employees and all workers who took part in Tuesday’s action not be subjected to the “no work, no pay” policy.

”All issues raised in this memorandum are raised in good faith and are a product of long drawn interaction between us and the management of the ANC. Should the leadership of the ANC nationally not respond to all our demands within seven days we shall be left with no alternative but to intensify the campaign by the workers,” the forum warned.

 

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Stage 3 And Stage 4 Load Shedding For City Of Cape Town Customers

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Capetonians need to make sure to take out the candles and torches as they will also feel the impact of Eskom’s Stage 4 load shedding today.

The power utility said initially announced Stage 2 load shedding for the rest of the week, but later on said due to additional breakdowns of a unit at Medupi and two units at Duvha Power Station – together with the high winter demand – that it would move to Stage 4 today.

“Eskom regrets to inform the public that Stage 4 load shedding will be implemented from 14:00 this afternoon until 22:00 tonight,” a statement said on Wednesday.

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“This is in order to ration the remaining emergency generation reserves, which have been depleted. These emergency reserves are required to respond to further emergencies in order to maintain the stability of the national grid. Thereafter Stage 2 load shedding will be implemented as previously communicated.“

Eskom said breakdowns currently total 15 087MW of capacity, while planned maintenance is 1 273MW of capacity.

The City of Cape Town then, after checking its generation capacity, announced that its customers will be on Stage 3 until 5pm, and then move to Stage 4 thereafter.

The City is able to generate additional capacity thanks to the help of the Steenbras Pumped Storage Plant.

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Mayco member for energy and climate change Phindile Maxiti said the City has always built into its planning some additional reserve capacity that it generates through its Steenbras Hydro Pump Station to assist its customers during load shedding if required and if possible.

Maxiti said that this was especially necessary “during the daytime, when there is a higher impact on residents and businesses”.

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“Then at night, the City recovers capacity to ensure that it can assist residents and businesses again during the higher economic impact daytime hours.”

Maxiti added: “This means sometimes City-supplied customers are the only ones in South Africa that do not have load shedding or that are on a lower level of load shedding than other metros or Eskom customers.”

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Gauteng Woman Gives Birth To 10 Children, Breaks Guinness World Record

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Gauteng Woman Gives Birth To 10 Children, Breaks Guinness World Record

A Gauteng woman has given birth to 10 babies, breaking the Guinness World Record held by Malian Halima Cissé who gave birth to nine children in Morocco last month.

Gosiame Thamara Sithole, 37, gave birth to her decuplets – two more than doctors had earlier detected during the medical scans – at a hospital in Pretoria last night, said her husband Teboho Tsotetsi.

He said Sithole, who hails from Tembisa Township in Ekurhuleni, delivered her seven boys and three girls by Caesarean section.

Sithole, who has six-year-old twins, previously told the Pretoria News that her pregnancy was natural as she was not on fertility treatment.

Speaking to the Pretoria News last night, Tsotetsi said Sithole gave birth to their bundles of joy 29 weeks into her pregnancy.

“It’s seven boys and three girls. She was seven months and seven days pregnant. I am happy. I am emotional. I can’t talk much. Let’s talk again in the morning please,” Tsotetsi said.

In an interview at their family home in Tembisa last month and the publication of which was delayed at the request of the couple for safety and cultural reasons, Sithole said she was shocked and fascinated by the pregnancy.

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She said she had been in a state of disbelief when the doctors told her earlier this year that she was expecting six children (sextuplets) before further scans showed that it was in fact octuplets.

Two others could not be detected initially because they were inside the wrong tube, Sithole said.

“I am shocked by my pregnancy. It was tough at the beginning. I was sick. It was hard for me. It’s still tough but I am used to it now. I don’t feel the pain anymore, but it’s still a bit tough. I just pray for God to help me deliver all my children in a healthy condition, and for me and my children to come out alive. I would be pleased about it,” Sithole said.

The retail store manager said she was initially dubious when the doctors told her she was pregnant with octuplets.

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Sithole had sleepless nights worrying about how her unborn children.

According to her, she wondered how would all the children fit in her womb or survive, or would they come out as conjoined babies.

However, she said all her fears and questions were answered and was assured all her babies will be fine.

Sithole said that even it wasn’t an easy journey, she was over the moon and looking forward to her children.

Tsotetsi, who is unemployed, said he was also overwhelmed by shock when he was told about the pregnancy.

“I could not believe it. I felt like one of God’s chosen children. I felt blessed to be given these kinds of blessings when many people out there need children. It’s a miracle which I appreciate. I had to go do my own research on whether a person could really conceive eight children. It was a new thing. I knew about twins, triplets and even quadruplets,” Tsotetsi said.

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“But after I found out that these things do happen, and saw my wife’s medical records, I got even more excited. I can’t wait to have them in my arms.”

He said Sithole went through a lot because she experienced leg pains eight weeks into her pregnancy, followed by heartburn.

Professor Dini Mawela, the deputy head of the school of medicine at the Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, said Sithole’s case was rare and usually caused by fertility treatments.

The children would spend the next few months in the incubator because it was a “high risk” pregnancy, Mawela said.

She said that the causes of such pregnancies were “either nature, or somebody who was having fertility treatment”.

Sithole has broken the record of the most children born at the same birth held by Cissé, who gave birth to nine children (nonuplets) at a hospital in Morocco last month.

Source: Pretoria News

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JUST IN: Eskom Suspends Load Shedding For Parliament To Pass Appropriation Bills

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Eskom will suspend load shedding from midday on Friday until 5 pm so that Parliament can pass the Appropriation Bill without a glitch.

Eskom said this is in response to a request from the Deputy Speaker of Parliament for a series of Appropriation Bills to be passed via a virtual sitting.

“Passing these Bills is essential to keeping the government operating, as without the relevant appropriations there will be no funding for key state functions such as hospitals, law enforcement and other essential services,” Eskom said.

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It said the suspension of load shedding has been made possible by large industrial power consumers in SA who have agreed to reduce their consumption for this period to support the country.

Eskom said it will also be required to use some of its emergency reserves during this time, thereby depleting some of the gains made over the past few days.

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“In order to replenish and prepare for the week ahead, Stage 2 load shedding will resume from 5 pm and continue until 10 pm on Sunday,” Eskom said.

In an interview with 702’s Mandy Weiner, Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter apologised to the country for load shedding.

He said load-shedding has been going on for the last 15 years and was due to a lack of regular maintenance and ailing infrastructure.

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