Anonymous ID: 78f3c8 Q Research South Africa #11: Diamonds, Gold, and War Edition April 30, 2023, 6:36 p.m. No.18778547   🗄️.is 🔗kun

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Anonymous ID: 78f3c8 April 30, 2023, 6:37 p.m. No.18778553   🗄️.is 🔗kun

Notables are NOT Endorsements



>>17914407 Former Scorpions boss lands big job monitoring Russian telecoms firm - Leonard McCarthy

>>17918335 Lady R: Sanctioned Russian ship seen moving cargo in Simon’s Town before leaving as quietly as it came

>>17918413, >>17918415, >>17918417, >>17918429 Lockerbie Bombing, Bernt Carlsson, Namibia, South Africa, US, CIA, De Beers/Anglo American, etc (Parts 1-4)

>>17918441, >>17918450, >>17915453, >>17918458, >>17918465, >>17918479 Lockerbie Bombing, Bernt Carlsson, Namibia, South Africa, US, CIA, De Beers/Anglo American, etc (Parts 5-10)

>>17918492 Lockerbie Bombing, Bernt Carlsson, Namibia, South Africa, US, CIA, De Beers/Anglo American, etc (Part 11)

>>17918524, >>17918536 Chester Crocker stated that South Africa is the Saudi Arabia of minerals. He later became a Director of Minorco

>>17918547 Priscilla Clapp: Senior Advisor to the US Institute of Peace and the Asia Society

>>17918570, >>17918581, >>17918600 Olaf Prime murder

>>17918620 Interpol confirms red notice for Angolan billionaire Isabel dos Santos

>>17940739 Herman Mashaba addresses Oppenheimer funding backlash

>>17941585 300 government officials on suspension for alleged fraud, theft, rape paid R130 million

>>17942454, >>17949508 U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit underway in Washington (videos)

>>17949516 FBI beat security cluster in identifying cyber hack of the SA Reserve Bank

>>17981057 Video exposes the DIRE state of Tembisa Hospital (mp4)

>>17981148 Pandor: Ramaphosa will remain president” – “from 2023 South Africa will assume the role of Chair of BRICS (video)

>>17981373, >>17981407 "Black people can NEVER be racist," Vishoek High learners told

>>17991659 Who is SAUS and what you need to know about them

>>17991807 Dis-Chem ‘has lost R2 BILLION’ over white workers row

>>17995267 ANC Bun | Arthur Frasier Bun

>>17995274 Julius Malema & Jacques Pauw | Janusz Walus Bun

>>17998361 ENJOY THE SHOW | Director's Cut” [How Intelligence Agencies are involved in coups] (video)

>>17998394, >>17998455, >>18000989, >>18013142 Lesotho may want to take the Free State (Parts 1&2); shades of Katanga

>>18004483 AfriForum's Ernst Roets' speech at the United Nations on anti-minority discrimination in SA (video)

>>18007718, >>18007726, >>18007738 Apartheid Guns and Money: Graphics (Parts 1-3)

>>18017078, >>18017083, >>18017112 State Defence, SANDF silent in face of speculation Lady R was shipping Russian weaponry (Parts 1&2)

>>18017344 Armscor, Rheinmetall, Nazi Ties

>>18047491 Plan to build South Africa’s first Smart Township revealed (Kayamandi)

>>18047500 Mediclinic accepts R75 billion bid from SA’s richest man Johann Rupert

>>18058667, >>18058673, >>18058690 South Africa: Who’s who in Johann Rupert’s network? (Parts 1-3)

>>18058746 Johann Rupert and Gianluigi Aponte ties to JP Morgan Chase & Co.

>>18058792 Paradise Papers: Glencore hid link to ghost shipping fleet during Iran scandal

>>18157674, >>18203017 South African Navy Set To Welcome China And Russia; SA-China-Russia military exercise: Thandi Modise hits back at critics, says there was ‘no hype’ when US Army came

>>18167336 Konstantin Kisin: This House Believes Woke Culture Has Gone Too Far (video)

>>18169949 Southern Africa troops face investigation over bodies video: Al Jazeera Newsfeed - Mozambique (video)

>>18202236, >>18202244 The Club of Rome and the Rise of the “Predictive Modelling” Mafia (Parts 1&2, videos)

>>18203009 Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in high-level talks with Minister Naledi Pandor in Pretoria (video)

>>18203753, >>18203797, >>18203841, >>18203886 eSwatini Unrest: Human rights lawyer Thulani Maseko killed (video)

>>18221591, >>18221603 ‘Diversity training’ at Fish Hoek High School being investigated

>>18221687 Team SA pulling out all the stops at Davos

>>18231534, >>18231560 US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen visit to South Africa (video)

Anonymous ID: 78f3c8 April 30, 2023, 6:37 p.m. No.18778557   🗄️.is 🔗kun   >>7359


>>18263161 Ingonyama Trust Bun

>>18269929 Reimagining Corporate Impact - Joseph Kenner at World Economic Forum 2023 (video)

>>18269936 UNESCO Futures of Education Report: Reimagining our futures together (video)

>>18269941 Klaus Scwab of WEF: A Social Contract for the New World Order (video)

>>18283482 SA Tourism board members resign with immediate effect” - scrutiny over R1 billion BritishTottenham Hotspur deal

>>18296981 ‘Plenty of military training in Richards Bay with foreign countries in less than a year” - SANDF happens to have 2023 Armed Forces Day during SA, Russia and China naval drills at Richards Bay

>>18425888 French military bases in Africa will now self-identify as schools

>>18463460 (from Geneeral Research) ‘Colonization’: Ugandan MP tells Canadian gov’t to keep pro-abortion propaganda out of Africa

>>18553646, >>18553654 Nicaragua Betrayed, published by Western Islands in 1980, is the memoir of former President of Nicaragua Anastasio Somoza Debayle (as told to Jack Cox)

>>18666835 Harmony: Dr Patrice Motsepe, NON-EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN, brother-in-law of President Cyril Ramaphosa

>>18668618 Updated Covid & Other Pestilence Bun

>>18668619 EFF Bun

>>18668622 Eskom and Water Crisis Bun Part One

>>18668627 Gayton McKenzie Bun

>>18668631 Kenny Kunene Bun

>>18668642 Updated Jacob Zuma Bun

>>18711005 Bakholokoe King warns SA government over Free State land, demands rightful share

>>18740108 Dr Richard Lindzen exposes climate change as a politicised power play motivated by malice and profit (video)

>>18750994 ANC wants South Africa to quit ICC – Cyril Ramaphosa

>>18766208, >>18766249 Diamonds, Gold and War: The British, the Boers and the Making of South Africa (Parts 1&2)

>>18777728 Final ANC Bun

>>18777730 Barloworld Bun

>>18777735 Final Commodities Bun

>>18777739 Final Eskom and Water Crisis Bun Part Two

>>18777741 Mervyn King Bun

>>18777744 Final Julius Malema & Jacques Pauw Bun

>>18777746 Final Phala Phala & Ramophosa Bun

>>18777749 Final Violence and Crime Bun

Anonymous ID: bf6b77 May 4, 2023, 10:20 a.m. No.18796453   🗄️.is 🔗kun   >>6458

“Thabo Bester | A since Facebook rapist escape” -


3 May 2023 marked exactly a year since Thabo Bester made his daring escape from the Mangaung Correctional Centre. Months on the run led to him and his partner, Nandipha Magudumana, being caught in Tanzania. Aviwe Mtila reports.


“G4S vows to cooperate after contracts with DCS are terminated” due to the “the brazen prison escape of Thabo Bester”



Cape Town - Security company G4S confirmed that all Bloemfontein Correctional Contracts (BCC) issued to them through the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) have been terminated.


In a statement, a G4S South Africa spokesperson said they noted the notice of termination.


“G4S South Africa notes that the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) has issued a notice of termination to Bloemfontein Correctional Contracts (BCC), an independent private company that has held the contract to manage the Mangaung Correctional Centre (MCC) since 2000.


“Over the past 22 years, MCC has had a strong track record and has been recognised as a well-run centre by a number of independent oversight bodies, including the Human Rights Commission and the Judicial Inspectorate of Correctional Services (JICS), which, in October 2022, assigned MCC the highest possible rating for a correctional centre,” the statement read.


Earlier this week, DCS said they “decided to terminate its concession contract with BCC”.


This comes after the brazen prison escape of Thabo Bester.


“In line with the concession agreement, a termination notice for a period of 90 days has been given to BCC, and thereafter, the contract will cease to operate,” DCS said in a statement.


An internal exercise for takeover process will resume.


G4S further said: “G4S South Africa holds a non-controlling minority investment in BCC, and on 22 November 2019, announced that upon expiry of BCC’s contract to manage MCC, G4S would no longer be investing in correctional services in South Africa.


“G4S is committed to investment in South Africa, but it remains G4S’s firm intention to discontinue all investment in correctional services in South Africa. The company will continue to co-operate with BCC and DCS and will seek to agree an orderly transition of services when BCC’s contract to manage MCC comes to an end.”

Anonymous ID: bf6b77 May 4, 2023, 10:21 a.m. No.18796458   🗄️.is 🔗kun   >>6464 >>6466 >>6530



G4S – South Africa and History – Part 1


The Public Private Partnership was the first of its kind in South Africa and G4S is proud to be a part of the consortium responsible for the design, construction and financing of the project. G4S signed a 25-year contract to operate the facility as sub-contractor to the consortium. Mangaung is the second largest private prison in the world and opened in 2001. The purpose-built prison ensures that even though facilities are extensive and provide a range of opportunities for inmates to learn and develop new skills, security is tight and controlled at all times.


Internationally, our Care & Justice Services are built on successful custodial and information businesses, specialising in prison management and security, including institutions for juveniles, electronic tagging of prisoners, and the escorting/transportation of prisoners.—our-history


We support our knowledge of global security trends with a deep understanding of our customers’ unique needs. We have an enviable heritage with more than 100 years in the security industry.


2020 -


2020 - The sale of the majority of G4S's conventional Cash Solutions businesses to The Brink's Company was completed. The G4S Academy is launched, establishing one place to share G4S's global expertise. G4S launches COVID-19 business continuity plans and employee protective measures to deliver safe and reliable services to our customers. G4S secures a 10-year contract to run new UK prison, HMP Five Wells. G4S launches the 2020 G4S Supplier Code of Conduct and Inclusion Council. Later in the year, G4S board unanimously recommends offer from Allied Universal to buy G4S.


2021 - G4S is delisted from London Stock Exchange as Allied Universal completes the acquisition of G4S.


2022 - Allied Universal acquires Attenti Group, one of the world’s leading electronic monitoring companies. It also acquires Century Event Security & Staffing which provides security and events services in Las Vegas and Orlando - two of the top exhibition industry cities in the U.S. G4S Secure Solutions UK acquires T.S.S (Total Security Solutions), a major UK provider of security services in the retail sector. The company also wins a four-year contract to provide security services for the London Legacy Development Corporation, which manages Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. G4S Care and Rehabilitation Services wins a ten-year contract to continue operating HMP Parc in Bridgend, South Wales.

Anonymous ID: bf6b77 May 4, 2023, 10:22 a.m. No.18796464   🗄️.is 🔗kun   >>6466



G4S – South Africa and History – Part 2—our-history


2000 - 2019


2000 - Group 4 and Falck merge to become Group 4 Falck.

In early 2000s, Group 4 Falck acquires security businesses in Germany, Austria, Finland, the Czech Republic, Norway and Hungary, France and South Africa. The company enters the US security market by acquiring The Wackenhut Corporation, the second largest security services company in the US and acquires a Danish intruder alarm business.

Securicor acquires businesses in Canada, Africa, Europe, Asia and the US.

2002 - Nick Buckles becomes CEO of Securicor.

2004 - Securicor merges with Group 4 Falck's security businesses to form Group 4 Securicor (G4S) and begins trading on the London and Copenhagen Stock Exchange.

2005 - Lars Nørby Johansen is succeeded as CEO by Nick Buckles.

2006 - Wackenhut wins a key fire protection and emergency response contract with NASA. G4S announces sponsorship of Skandia Team GBR, backing Britain’s Olympic sailing bid in Beijing 2008 and London 2012.

2007 - G4S 4teen, an innovative global sports development programme, is launched.

In 2007 - 2008, G4S makes acquisitions in the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, the Czech Republic, Serbia and Mozambique and begins providing electronic monitoring equipment and services in New Zealand. In 2008, G4S acquires RONCO Consulting Corporation, one of the world's premier humanitarian and commercial mine action, ordinance disposal and security companies, a support and justice service provider GSL, and Armorgroup, a leading provider of defensive and protective services to national governments and international peace and security agencies.

2008 - A landmark agreement is reached with UNI, the global union federation, on an Ethical Employment Partnership, driving improvements in employment standards across the security industry.

G4S is selected as a support contractor for the US Department of Energy

2009 - G4S acquires Secura Monde International Limited and Shiremoor International Engineering Limited, the UK’s leading specialist banknote and high security technical and commercial advisory companies. Same year in the US, G4S acquires All Star International, a facilities management company that provided services to the US Government and Adesta, US-based provider of integrated security systems. In Asia, G4S acquires Hill & Associates Consultants Limited, Asia’s leading provider of specialist risk mitigation consulting services.

In 2010 - 2011, G4S acquires Munt Centrale in the Netherlands, Plantech and Instalarme in Brazil, Skycom in Africa and The Cotswold Group, an intelligence and investigation company in the UK.

2011 - G4S is awarded two prison contracts and three work programme regions in the UK.

2012 - G4S appoints John Connolly as new chairman. The acquisitions continue when G4S acquires Deposita, South Africa’s leading provider of retail cash solutions technology, and Chubb Emergency Response that provides key holding and response services in the UK.

2013 - G4S launches its landmark human rights policy. Ashley Almanza succeeds Nick Buckles as Group CEO.

2016 - G4S secures a renewed 20-year deal to manage Port Phillip Prison in Victoria, Australia, and becomes the first private security company to secure the UK's Royal Mint.

2017 - G4S joins FTSE4GOOD index in recognition its strong commitment to CSR. G4S is selected to secure Hinkley Point C, the first nuclear power station built in the UK in a generation. In Africa, G4S is awarded Top Employer in 13 countries.

2018 - A new organisational structure creates a Global Cash Division and consolidates Secure Solutions businesses into four regions: Americas, Europe & Middle East, Africa and Asia. The G4S World Cash Report 2018 is published.

2019 - G4S board approves separation of Cash Solutions from the Group. G4S Risk Management is granted membership of the International Code of Conduct Association (ICoCA) which promotes responsible private security. Cash Solutions in the Netherlands acquires SecurCash.

Anonymous ID: bf6b77 May 4, 2023, 10:22 a.m. No.18796466   🗄️.is 🔗kun




G4S – South Africa and History – Part 3—our-history


1980 - 1999


1988 - Falck is acquired by Baltica, a Danish insurance company. Jørgen Philip-Sørensen takes responsibility for Group 4’s European activities. Securicor Chairman Peter Smith is awarded the OBE for services to the security industry.

1990 - Securicor establishes its Custodial Services operations.

1991 - Group 4 begins managing the first privatised prison in the UK, at Wolds in Humberside.

1993 - Falck acquires the security business of ISS Securitas, to become Falck Securitas.

1995 - Falck is listed on the Copenhagen Stock Exchange.

1997 - Securicor acquires the first Private Finance Initiative prison in the UK.

In the 1990s, Falck acquires security businesses in the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Lithuania, Germany, Poland and Estonia.

Group 4 acquires businesses in Austria, Belgium, Canada and Turkey, establishes operations in the United Arab Emirates and Ukraine, starts activities in Bangladesh and provides security services to governments and private organisations in Hungary.


1950 - 1979


1950 - Philip-Sørensen family businesses are consolidated as Securitas International.

1951 - Night Guards becomes Securicor.

1963 - Falck buys Zonen Redningskorps, an independent fire and rescue service in Denmark.

1965 - Jørgen Philip-Sørensen is appointed managing director of his family’s UK businesses.

1968 - The Philip-Sørensen group of companies becomes Group 4 (Total Security).

1971 - Securicor Group Limited and Security Services Limited are listed on the London Stock Exchange.


1901 - 1949


1901 - Marius Hogrefe starts the guarding company Kjøbenhavn Frederiksberg Nattevagt in Denmark.

1906 - Sophus Falck establishes Redningskorpset, an independent fire and rescue service.

1908 - Redningskorpset establishes the first automobile ambulance in Scandinavia.

1930 - Falck becomes a nationwide operator in Denmark.

1934 - The Philip-Sørensen family establishes Securitas AB in Sweden.

Anonymous ID: bf6b77 May 4, 2023, 10:39 a.m. No.18796530   🗄️.is 🔗kun


>The Public Private Partnership was the first of its kind in South Africa and G4S is proud to be a part of the consortium responsible for the design, construction and financing of the project.


“Public Private Partnerships of South Africa”


South Africa is a leader in public–private partnerships in the southern African region, with a highly developed dedicated legal structure in place. The 1999 Public Finance Management Act (PFMA) and Treasury Regulation 16 cover national and provincial procedures while municipal public–private partnerships are governed by the 2003 Municipal Finance Management Act (MFMA). The legal and regulatory framework for public–private partnerships defines differences between national and provincial PPPs, and municipal PPPs in terms of areas of interest and advocacy of public participation. However, affordability, value for money and risk transfers remain common objectives to both frameworks. A PPP unit was founded in 2004 to achieve standardisation and the swift financial close of projects. A unique feature of public–private partnership legislation in South Africa is the terms for Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) articulated as a compatible key objective. PPP legislation defines BEE requirements to alleviate both the precedence of inequality in South Africa and the inequalities that can arise from public–private partnerships in developing countries.


National public–private partnerships far outnumber the quantity of municipal projects in South Africa, though the Municipal Infrastructure Investment Client (MIIC) advocates PPPs and some have been achieved, such as the DTI Provincial Accommodation Project. Mistrust by labour unions still characterises the use of PPPs in municipalities, with anxiety surrounding the average unemployment rate of 26 per cent. Health care and transport are core areas for public–private partnerships in South Africa, with the build–operate–own–transfer model most prevalent.


Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) are increasingly seen in Africa as an essential mechanism to design, build, finance and/or operate infrastructure facilities hitherto provided by the public sector.


Constraints on public sector resources, growing pressure on government budgets across Africa and concerns about the efficiency [or deliberate failures] of service provision by state enterprises and agencies have led to many governments stepping-up their efforts to encourage partnerships with the private sector.


From the perspective of the private sector, PPPs are becoming increasingly viewed as an effective way to mitigate some of the risks associated with privately-financed and managed projects in Africa. By involving public sector partners, some of the bottlenecks leading to delays and difficulties can be unblocked.

Anonymous ID: 72024b May 4, 2023, 2:06 p.m. No.18797342   🗄️.is 🔗kun

“Winter load shedding warning: From bad to worse – right back to bad”

4 May 2023


South Africa has been warned that winter load shedding is likely to be the worst on record – but load shedding won’t magically disappear once the worst is over, and Eskom’s resources are wearing thin.


As winter approaches, energy experts have warned that severe load shedding could hit new highs.


In winter, the daily peak electricity consumption increases from an average of 32,000MW in summer to 36,000MW. This is due to the extended use of electrical heating devices, lights, and geysers.


Researchers and analysts estimate that the power shortage during mid-winter will be 2,000MW more than in 2022. Therefore, there may be power outages of up to 8,000MW – the equivalent of stage 8 load shedding – on some days.


Others have given an even more bleak outlook, noting that demand could push up as high as 37,000MW, while Eskom is currently struggling to consistently generate 27,000MW, leaving a 10,000MW (stage 10) hole to be filled by load shedding.


According to the Democratic Alliance, the electricity minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa has suggested that one of the immediate proposals to stave off load shedding in the near-term is to use open-cycle gas turbines (OCGT) to supplement generating capacity from Eskom.


However, OCGTs are typically used as a temporary solution during maintenance or breakdowns and when there are supply issues from Eskom, the DA said. They are not intended to be a permanent solution.


This line of argument has also been repeated by energy regulator Nersa, which has limited Eskom’s diesel budget for energy generation for this exact reason.


The DA noted that to keep load shedding at a manageable level during the winter months, Eskom would need to use its entire proposed diesel budget for the financial year within six months – costing roughly R30 billion.


“When pressed on how Eskom would source more funds for diesel for the balance of the financial year, (Ramokgopa) suggested that a portion of the funds generated through the 18.65% electricity tariff increase could be used to fund diesel purchases,” said the DA.


“While it seems a feasible solution, it is deeply concerning that the tariff increase, which should be used for the upgrading and development of electricity infrastructure, would be used to buy diesel.”


From worse to bad


South Africa is currently gripped by stage 6 load shedding, with breakdowns remaining persistently high. As Eskom brings generating units back to services, those that have been carrying the load in the interim break down.


The DA added that sourcing funds for diesel after the winter ‘burning frenzy’ is another huge issue – and the utility will likely be asking for more money. This is on top of the more than R250 billion debt takeover from National Treasury, and billions more expected to paid over in debt relief for municipalities.


“While it is of some comfort that the minister is alert to and focused on the increased demand during winter – there are other seasons in a year,” the party said.


“We are currently in autumn, and load-shedding is lurching between stages, hitting stage 6 with regular monotony. It doesn’t help to limit the stages in winter only to be unable to mitigate for spring and summer, especially when we are looking at a depleted budget and limitations on the ability of the OCGTs to burn large quantities of diesel.


The minister has faced backlash from multiple angles, with many noting that his overall energy plan is nothing new – OCGTs have often already been used when capacity is low.


Hugo Pienaar, chief economist at the Bureau for Economic Research (BER) at Stellenbosch University, said that the interventions proposed by Ramokgopa are not new and have been ongoing for years. He expressed frustration at the suggestions being presented as novel.

Anonymous ID: 72024b May 4, 2023, 2:11 p.m. No.18797359   🗄️.is 🔗kun   >>7363



>>18668622 Eskom and Water Crisis Bun Part One

>>18777739 Final Eskom and Water Crisis Bun Part Two


“Andre de Ruyter to be served court papers in Germany: report” – 1 of 2

4 May 2023


The Gauteng High Court has reportedly given the ANC the right to serve papers relating to its defamation claim against former Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter – in Germany.


According to News24 [], the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has given the governing party an “edictal citation”, allowing it to serve court papers in a foreign country.


An authorised official under German law will serve the papers to de Ruyter.


De Ruyter went to ground following an explosive interview with eNCA [] where he made explosive claims of entrenched corruption at Eskom, perpetrated by the ANC.


He alleged that a “high-ranking politician” was directly involved in corruption, and when he reported this to a “senior minister”, the minister in question alluded to being aware of the activity.


The former CEO’s claims made headlines, with opposition parties and South Africans at large speculating on the identities of the politicians mentioned and demanding that de Ruyter name them.


The ANC denied the allegations, and said that de Ruyter had to report the matter to the authorities, open a case with the SAPS, and retract his statements pertaining to the party or face legal action.


However, de Ruyter was nowhere to be seen following the interview, and the ANC struggled to locate him to serve him court papers.


While de Ruyter did finally make an appearance to give his statements to the Standing Committee on Public Accounts in April, his presence was virtual, raising questions as to where he was based.


The former CEO only gave vague indications during his interview with ENCA that it might be in the best interests of his and his family’s safety that he leave the country.


Deep trouble


During his presentation to Scopa, de Ruyter said that his life was not currently under threat, and that he had not received any new threats since his alleged poisoning at the end of 2022.


However, the former Eskom executive is in high demand, with many parties seeking answers to the various claims he has made.


According to News24 investigations, de Ruyter’s claims appear to be based on several intelligence reports that were commissioned by the CEO, which contained some outlandish allegations with little to no evidence to back them up.


Not only is de Ruyter on the hook for not repeating those allegations on a very public platform – and naming the ANC in them – but also for the potentially illegal nature of the private investigation from which they were sourced.


As reported by City Press [], parliament, the State Security Agency (SSA) and the Public Enterprise’s department want to know how unvetted operatives were given unrestrained access to sensitive information at Eskom during the investigations, while the authorised agencies were given no information.


Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) member Sakhumzi Moyo also previously said that the investigation could pose a risk to Eskom as de Ruyter was also not properly vetted.

Anonymous ID: 72024b May 4, 2023, 2:11 p.m. No.18797363   🗄️.is 🔗kun



“Andre de Ruyter to be served court papers in Germany: report” – 2 of 2

4 May 2023


Answers coming soon?


Speaking to Scopa, de Ruyter was questioned over the senior minister and high-ranking politician he alleged were aware of the entrenched corruption at Eskom.


However, he remained tight-lipped and refused to name names, citing security and litigation risks. He directed Scopa to ask Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan, as he was best suited to answer the committee’s questions.


Gordhan is currently in China trying to solve ongoing issues relating to rail contracts but will be invited to appear before Scopa after his trip.


Moreover, the security advisor to President Cyril Ramaphosa, Dr Sydney Mufamadi – also named by de Ruyter as someone who can name specific politicians – is also expected to appear before Scopa.


“The committee plans to meet these cited parties to get more information on the allegations made by Mr de Ruyter. Mr de Ruyter has told SCOPA to contact the HAWKS, Mr Gordhan and Dr Mufamadi for further details on the allegations that he made in the eNCA interview,” the committee said.


“He indicated that he reported the identity of a high-ranking politician as well as individuals he referred to in his interview as allegedly involved in criminal activities in Eskom to Mr Gordhan, Dr Mufamadi and the HAWKS.”

Anonymous ID: d842e3 May 5, 2023, 10:59 a.m. No.18801277   🗄️.is 🔗kun   >>1280

“South Africa prepares for Stage 9 load-shedding” – (Part 1)

5 May 2023


Eskom’s System Operator has updated its code of practice around load-shedding that will govern how municipalities must respond to Stage 9 or higher power cuts, News24 reports,


Chair of the National Rationalized Specifications (NRS) Association, Vally Padayachee, said the new code would be submitted to the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) in the coming days.


Once approved by Nersa, the code holds legal status.


“There has been a lot of consultation, but we need to now put a stop date on it for the sake of the grid,” Padayachee said in an interview on Tuesday, 2 May 2023.


“We cannot guarantee that in winter, we will not go beyond Stage 8.”


He highlighted issues that could occur if South Africa were to go into Stage 9 load-shedding without a new code in place.


“Then the System Operator and municipal electricity distributors would have to use their own respective operating procedures to protect the national grid,” said Padayachee.


“In that environment, the propensity for human error is very possible.”


While he didn’t explicitly mention what could result from such human error, the codes of practice surrounding load-shedding are designed to protect the integrity of the grid.


Failure to follow the code, or the absence of the code, could result in the grid frequency fluctuating above or below 50Hz — the frequency that keeps the grid alive.


If this were to happen, the grid could collapse and plunge the country into darkness. Restarting the grid is difficult and time-consuming, and South Africa could be without power for weeks.


Eskom’s System Operator sets out how electrical load is shared among users, and the previous code only gave distributors directives up to Stage 8.


Each stage of Eskom’s rotational power cuts equals up to 1,000MW of load being shed. Under Stage 8, South African residents are subjected to 48 hours of power cuts in a four-day cycle of 96 hours.


Stage 9 load-shedding would require more hours, which is set out in the System Operator’s new code of practice.


Padayachee, in April 2023, said Eskom was reviewing the load-shedding framework to prepare for stages higher than Stage 8.


“Eskom’s grid is at a critical stage, and no professional can guarantee that South Africa could not go beyond stage 8 load-shedding,” he said.

Anonymous ID: d842e3 May 5, 2023, 11 a.m. No.18801280   🗄️.is 🔗kun



“South Africa prepares for Stage 9 load-shedding” – (Part 2)

5 May 2023


Stage 9 is on the cards this winter


In April 2023, energy expert Clyde Mallinson revealed that South Africa could face Stage 9 load-shedding this winter during a load-shedding forecast presentation.


He said Eskom faces an 11,000MW shortfall in generation capacity, which would likely mean 2,000MW load-curtailment and Stage 9 load-shedding will be necessary.


Load-curtailment is used to reduce demand on the grid from energy-intensive users like mines and smelters.


Stage 9 load-shedding would mean that households and regular businesses are without power for more than half the day.


“I hope if we do touch stage 9, it will be for very brief periods, like between 17:00 and 20:00 at night,” said Mallinson.


Professor Mark Swilling, co-director of the Centre for Sustainability Transitions at the University of Stellenbosch, concurs with Mallinson’s prediction.


He said the current load-shedding situation would worsen as winter sets in if there is no improvement to Eskom’s generation performance.


He advised that South African brace for higher stages of load-shedding as demand on the grid increases.


Mallinson’s prediction aligns with information shared by Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa.


Ramokgopa said the state-owned power utility would face a shortfall of 8,000 to 11,000 megawatts this winter — which could mean stage 8 to stage 11 load-shedding.

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“Al Jamah-ah’s Kabelo Gwamanda elected as new Joburg mayor: Khanyi Magubane”


5:50 – “As I am speaking to you, I’ve had no water in my house for a week. Johannesburg Water has literally gone AWOL. They can hardly come out to attend to the basics that are affecting citizens. So while at the top, political parties may be playing the game of politicking,… The question is will the top decisions filter down… [then the news anchor cuts her off].”


“Al Jama-ah’s councillor Kabelo Gwamanda elected as new City of Joburg mayor”

FRIDAY, MAY 5, 2023


Pretoria – A member of Muslim minority political party, Al Jama-ah councillor Kabelo Gwamanda, was elected as the new of mayor of the City of Joburg on Friday.


His election comes after former mayor Thapelo Amad, also of Al Jama-ah, resigned on April 24. [He was only at the helm for 3 months. “South Africa’s Wealthiest City Gets Sixth Mayor in Four Years” -]


He resigned a before he was expected to face a motion of no confidence.


For him to win the position, Gwamanda received the backing of the ANC, EFF and minority parties.


He beat ActionSA’s Funzi Ngobeni and (DA) member and former Joburg mayor, Mpho Phalatse, by 139 to 59 and 68 votes, respectively.


The total number of votes was 266.


Speaking to the media outside the City Council Chamber, Gauteng Premier and ANC chairperson in Gauteng, Panyaza Lesufi, said three advisers would be placed in Gwamanda’s office to strengthen the office with the needed capacity and skills.


He said the advisers would help him with everything that affects governance, finance and to also manage the stakeholder relations.


“We learnt from those mistakes… we are going to strengthen his office with the capacity and the skills that are needed… This time we are ready; we have learnt from our limitations,” he said.


Gwamanda will be faced with the task of uniting all coalition partners behind one vision, and putting aside political and other differences.


It has been reported that an amount of about R500 000 has been spent each time a council meeting has been called to elect a new mayor.

Anonymous ID: bf6b77 May 5, 2023, 12:13 p.m. No.18801509   🗄️.is 🔗kun

“President Ramaphosa reveals that a health revolution is on the way”

May 5, 2023


President Cyril Ramaphosa has revealed that a health revolution is on the way.


He told the 2nd Presidential Health Summit in Boksburg that the National Health Insurance Bill aims to create a universal healthcare system for all South Africans.


“Concern mounts after survey reveals NHI would force 40% of SA doctors to emigrate”

Published Jan 3, 2020


Durban - South African doctors in private practice strongly oppose the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill and believe that about 40% of doctors would emigrate if a universal health-care system was implemented.


The SA Medical Association (Sama), which represents 17000 doctors across the country, said the organisation could not support the bill, as it was tantamount to creating a “monopoly” in the health-care sector.


The bill is a financing system that pools funds and aims to provide universal access to quality health care for all South African and non-South African citizens, regardless of their financial ability to pay or socio-economic status.


Sama said: “The establishment of the NHI as a single, monopolistic purchaser for health care opens its structures up to large-scale corruption.”


The organisation said the changes the bill proposed could cause wide-scale harm to the delivery of health care if they were not managed properly, and that the bill had been introduced during a time where there was deep public mistrust of the government.