Peruri affirms its financials are healthy

first_imgPeruri also saw its profit surge to Rp 725.31 billion in 2019, an increase of 152.25 percent compared to the previous year.The statement served as a response to an article published in the Post on Friday titled “SOEs scramble to pay debts in time”.In the article, the Post mistakenly said Peruri had missed interest payments on its medium-term notes (MTN). It was, in fact, Perum Percetakan Negara Republik Indonesia (PNRI) that failed to make the payments.Peruri’s business includes printing rupiah bills, passports, immigration documents, excise tape, duty stamps, land certificates and other securities documents. Its digital securities service is currently gaining traction.PNRI is responsible for the country’s printing industry, including publishing, multimedia and business development, according to its website. The company prints government documents and information, including regulatory documents and voting ballots. It also prints and publishes materials for state-owned enterprises and private entities.Topics : State-owned securities paper and bill printing company Peruri has said it is in good financial condition after an error in The Jakarta Post suggested the contrary. “Audit results from the public accounting office for our 2019 financial results show that Peruri is a very healthy state-owned enterprise [financially] with AAA ratings,” Peruri finance director Winarsih Budiriani said in a statement to the Post on Friday.Last year, the company reported 21.53 percent year-on-year (yoy) growth in revenue to Rp 3.9 trillion (US$ 261.9 million).last_img read more

Concussions: Past, present and uncertain future

first_imgFormer Wisconsin offensive lineman and NFL Hall of Famer Michael Webster starred on the Super Bowl-winning Pittsburgh Steelers teams of the 1970s, and with 177 consecutive games played to start his career, was best remembered for his grit and toughness — two golden adjectives when it comes to football.“Iron Mike” died at age 50 from a heart attack after suffering complications from the multiple concussions he sustained in his playing days. By the end of his life, the brain damage to his frontal lobe had led to unemployment and debt, significantly deteriorating his quality of life.Former Wisconsin wide receiver Al Toon left Wisconsin as one of the most prolific pass catchers in school history to become a first-round pick in the NFL.After playing eight years in the pros, nine total concussions forced him to retire at age 29.In more recent Wisconsin history, Kyle Jefferson suffered in 2007 one of the most gruesome concussions that ESPN has ever shown on “SportsCenter” — type Kyle Jefferson into YouTube to view the carnage — and the now-junior receiver has seen his playing time severely decline ever since.Like most schools, Wisconsin has seen its fair share of problems caused by brain injuries.This year, the Badgers’ list of victims felled for at least one game by a head injury include All-Big Ten tight end Garrett Graham, running back Zach Brown and full back Bradie Ewing.“I see myself watching ESPN, and then, if somebody has a concussion, I may look into it,” Brown said. “It just sticks out to me more when I see somebody get a concussion where before, I didn’t really think nothing of it.“I was nervous to get out there and see how that first hit feels. Just to make sure that I’m OK, because you always hear about how if you get hit again that can put you out for the rest of your career and stuff.”The processSo, what is the difference between a hit that just leaves you stunned and one that puts a permanent mark on your brain?Unfortunately, players rarely know the difference.In Brown’s case, the junior running back played for two more quarters against Ohio State before permanently being pulled from the game.“The hit that caused the concussion was real early in the game,” Brown said. “It really didn’t put me out until the second half when I got hit again. At first, I definitely didn’t know I had a concussion.”According to Dennis Helwig, the assistant AD for athletic medicine, Brown’s case is more the rule than the exception, and continuing to play with a concussion before noticing is not uncommon.“A lot of times we see it first,” Helwig said of concussions suffered during a game. “We are observing the athletes as they come off the sidelines after they collide heads and watching their movements. Sometimes then athletes will self-report.”“With me, they just noticed I wasn’t the same,” Brown added. “I guess they saw me rocking side to side, not able to focus.”The treatmentAt Wisconsin, treatment for concussions starts the day an athlete dons the cardinal and white.Along with adjusting to a new city, new classes and new teammates, UW players are given a simple test to be kept on record for their next four years — a neuropsych exam called an “ImPACT test.”“For all of our contact sports, we do a neuropsych testing called ‘ImPACT,’” Helwig said. “We pre-baseline test all of our athletes that are any way involved in contact sports. So, if they do have an injury, we can go back and look at what their baselines are.”The day after a brain injury starts a process of checking on symptoms typically associated with concussions, stimulating the body and brain through exercise, and then repeating the whole process over again.Depending on how severe the injury is, the process can repeat itself multiple times a day for up to a week.“I just took one test where you rate from one to 10 how your symptoms are feeling,” Brown said. “It’s a one to 10 on certain questions like ‘Are you dizzy, feeling nauseous, headache?’ — stuff like that. Then I would ride the bike for 10 minutes. Then tell them my symptoms.”After an athlete “passes” the symptoms check, it is time to take yet another “ImPACT test.”“What we have been finding is a lot of brain activity after a concussion can actually increase your symptoms,” Helwig said. “What we do is monitor the reporting of the symptoms. When those symptoms seem to level off, that is when we will administer the ‘ImPACT’ test again, and we will take a look at that, which really tells us more about how the brain is functioning and how far they are away from baseline. That is usually done after the first 48 hours.”Once symptoms have returned to normal levels, UW athletes are gradually allowed to return to practice — but only after passing another test each step of the way.Finally, when the symptoms have completely subsided, the player is allowed to return to full contact.“Bigger changes over the last five years is there have been some changes in how we manage [concussions],” David Smith, an MD serving a two-year fellowship in sports medicine with an emphasis on concussions, said. “There used to be a couple of rules that we had to follow. … Basically, what they tried to do before is if someone has symptoms ‘x,’ ‘y’ and ‘z,’ you would hold them out longer or shorter. We looked back at those rules and they really aren’t based in anything. Now, if you have a concussion, you will be held out until symptoms are completely gone.”For Brown, it took a week to return to the practice field and three games before he touched the ball again.The junior laughed when he recalled all the tests he had to go through before being cleared to play again.To this point, Brown says he hasn’t felt any recurring symptoms.“With me, I waited a whole week [before contact],” Brown said. “It took a whole week for my symptoms to go away and for me to feel like I was ready to hit again.”Hopeful preventionPleasant for most of the discussion, Helwig only flares up when it is suggested concussions becoming a recent “hot button” issue in the media has spurred athletic medicine to start taking the injuries more seriously.A part of the UW staff for 20-plus years, he says brain injuries have been an important ongoing concern from day one.“Understand that we have been concerned about this for a long period of time, not just since it entered the popular press,” Helwig said. “It doesn’t raise anymore concern now than it did before. We have always been concerned about it.“I certainly have been going to professional meetings where this has been the big topic for a long time.”So, what has been coming out of these meetings?The effects of multiple concussions, for one.“In general, the question of multiple brain injuries is kind of interesting,” Helwig said. “One has to look at concussions as a single event. In and of itself, the brain is very sensitive and what we have to determine and do a better job of is where in the brain has the injury occurred. It would be like saying, this football player has had multiple bruises. OK, well is one bruise on his thigh and the other on his shoulder? Now does all of that add up to something that’s bad? The brain has a lot of different areas, and it depends upon the type of force and the resultant injury that takes part in a very specific part of the brain. Just saying they have had multiple concussions in and of itself doesn’t tell you anything.”According to Helwig, there have been two important advancements to help prevent brain injuries in football — the sport receiving the most notoriety right now in the “popular press.”Advancement in helmet technology — the materials used, the helmet shape and the way it fits — have led to more-protected players.More importantly, helmets at Wisconsin are fitted by the equipment staff, not allowing players to choose how loose they would like it as is allowed in the NFL.“We are in the best situation possible with full-time equipment managers who fit the helmets, and the helmets are obviously certified with all the research that is going into the new technology,” Helwig said.Helwig also happily concedes that with concussions becoming a big issue recently in the mainstream media, high school sports have begun to look at the issue more seriously.According to Smith, the more attention the “concussion issue in football” receives, the more money is poured into research and prevention.Giving high school athletes more information has been a big key for limiting permanent effects from brain injuries.“Before, we would have no idea about these kids’ histories, but now, high schools are doing a much better job treating it and testing for it, and that kind of thing,” Helwig said. “If we can see their baseline in high school, that gives us more information for how serious the injury is.”Still, with all of the attention paid to concussions in the past five years, our knowledge about the long-term effects of these brain injuries remain woefully incomplete.Although diseases such as dementia, schizophrenia and the extremely vague “post-concussion syndrome” have all been linked to concussions, no definitive data has come to light yet.“The simple answer is we really don’t know,” Smith said about the aftereffect of concussions. “Concussions are very common — I believe it’s around 300,000 a year in U.S. sports. But how many of those lead to more problems we don’t know yet.”last_img read more

Elections 2014: A guide to all registered parties

first_img• IEC National Office Spokesperson: Kate Bapela Tel: 012 622 5700 Fax: 012 622 5784 Cell: 082 600 6386 [email protected] Call centre: 0800 11 8000 • Find the IEC online WebsiteFacebook Twitter YouTubeOn 7 May 2014 South Africans will vote in the country’s fifth national democratic elections, 20 years after the end of apartheid in 1994. The deadline for political parties to officially register with the Independent Electoral Commission closed on 12 March.A total of 152 parties are registered for the 7 May poll. We bring you a brief guide to the parties – the established, the newcomers, and the outliers.The 13 political parties currently represented in South Africa’s national parliament are all on the list – dominated by the ruling African National Congress, then the official opposition Democratic Alliance. This year’s list also includes two significant newcomers: Agang SA, and the Economic Freedom Fighters.Further down the list are over a hundred parties that reveal the vigour and diversity of the country’s democracy. Only in South Africa could, alphabetically, the Boerestaat Party of South Africa (BSP) be listed right next to the Bolsheviks Party of South Africa (BPSA) …The information on this list is according to the details each party has registered with the Independent Electoral Commission of South Africa.Jump to:Established partiesNoteworthy newcomersSmaller partiesEstablished partiesThe parties currently representing voters in South Africa’s national parliament, in alphabetical order.African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP)Contact: Raymond Tlaeli Telephone: 011 8693941 • Fax: 011 8693942 • Postal address: PO Box 1677, Alberton, Gauteng, South Africa, 1450Website: National Congress (ANC)Contact: G Mantashe Telephone: 011 3761000 • Fax: 011 3761124 • Postal address: PO Box 61884, Marshalltown, 2107Website: People’s Convention (APC)Contact: Paseka Zacharia Moshwadiba Telephone: 011 8717159 • Fax: 086 5661385 • Postal address: PO Box 4047, Kempton Park, 1620Website: People’s Organisation (Azapo)Contact: Strike Thokoane Telephone: 011 3316430 • Fax: 011 3316433 • Postal address: PO Box 4230, Johannesburg, 2000Website: of the People (Cope)Contact: Deidre Carter Telephone: 082 8319168 • Fax: 086 6111601 • Postal address: 5th & 6th Floor, Metropolitian Building, corner Fox & Rissik Street, Johannesburg, 2006Website: Alliance (DA)Contact: Penny Tainton Telephone: 021 4651431 • Fax: 086 5700282 • Postal address: PO Box 1475, Cape Town, 8000Website: Democrats (ID)Contact: Patricia De Lille Telephone: 021 4033530 • Fax: 021 4032350 • Postal address: PO Box 751, Cape Town, 8000Website: Freedom Party (IFP)Contact: P Smith Telephone: 021 403 2996 • Fax: 031 301 0279 • Postal address: PO Box 4432, Durban, 4000Website: Front (MF)Contact: Telephone: 031 4041993 • Fax: 031 4049059 • Postal address: 76 Trisula Avenue, Arena Park, Chatsworth, 4037Website: Africanist Congress of Azania (PAC)Contact: Mbuyiswa Gantso Telephone: 011 8389380 • Fax: 011 8389384 • Postal address: PO Box 6010, Johannesburg, 2000Website: Christian Democratic Party (UCDP)Contact: Pamela Motshidisi Motswenyane Telephone: 018 3815691 • Fax: 018 3817346 • Postal address: PO Box 3010, Mmbatho, 2735Website: Democratic Movement (UDM)Contact: H Nobongoza Telephone: 012 321 0010 • Fax: 012 321 0014 • Postal address: PO Box 26290, Arcadia, 0007Website: Plus (VF Plus)Contact: PD Uys Telephone: 012 665 0564 • Fax: 086 654 3289 • Postal address: PO Box 74693, Lynnwood Ridge, 0040Website: newcomersSignificant new parties, contesting national elections for the first time.Agang South Africa (Agang SA)Contact: Andrew Gasnolar Telephone: 021 4121530 • Fax: 011 7185042 • Postal address: 9th Floor, Braamfontein Centre, 23 Jorissen Street, Braamfontein, 2000Website: Freedom Fighters (EFF)Contact: Mpho Ramakatsa Telephone: 079 5020422 • Fax: 086 5178839 • Postal address: Office 002 3rd Floor, Mineralia Building, corner De Beer & De Korte Streets, Braamfontein, 2001Website: partiesFrom the Abolition of Income Tax and Usury Party to the Ximoko Party … for South Africans who want to make a different choice, there’s lots to choose from.Abolition of Income Tax and Usury Party (AITUP)Contact: SM Goodson Telephone: 028 2738887 • Fax: 028 2738887 • Postal address: PO Box 360, Pringle Bay, 7196Website: Muslim Party (AMP)Contact: W Hassiem Telephone: 021 975 7862 • Fax: 021 975 7863 • Postal address: 10 Rodger Street, Valmary Park, Durbanville, 7550African Bond of Unity (ABU) Contact: Cheryl Philander Telephone: 021 3763126 • Postal address: 1 Buick Crescent , Beacon Valley, Mitchells Plain, Cape Town, 0000African Christian Alliance – Afrikaner Christen Alliansie (ACA)Contact: Petrus Johannes Van Der Westhuizen Telephone: 012 8001633 • Fax: 086 7330066 • Postal address: PO Box 98134, Waterkloof Heights, Pretoria, Tshwane, 0065Website: Independent Congress (AIC)Contact: G.Z Ntlola Telephone: 0397374045 • Fax: 0397374045 • Postal address: PO Box 352, Matatiele, 4730African National Party (ANP)Contact: Langa Ndlovu Telephone: 047 5311717 • Fax: 047 5311717 • Postal address: PO Box 692, Mqanduli, 5080African Nazareth Democratic Movement (ANDM)Contact: Lindani Thokozane Hlatshwayo Telephone: 031 5784375 • Fax: 031 5784375 • Postal address: 37 Pressfield Place, Marbleray, 4037African United Front (AUF)Contact: Ronald James Sauls Telephone: 079 9004236 • Fax: 018 2946049 • Postal address: 81 Reitz Street, Von Villagh, Potchefstroom, 2252Afrika Borwa Kgutlisa Botho (ABKB)Contact: Phethelo Broese Peni Telephone: 0573971272 • Fax: 0573971272 • Postal address: 11087 Oppenheimer Park, Fonya Crescent, 9463Al Jama-AhContact: MGE Hendricks Telephone: 021 5314273 • Fax: 086 6848625 • Postal address: 1A Forest Place, Pinelands, 7405Website: Drive (AD)Contact: Elisabeth Mushwana Telephone: 079 2971416 • Postal address: 379 / 3 Mia-Ennerdale, 3rd Avenue, Ennerdale, 1830Black Consciousness Party (BCP)Contact: Nkosi Potto Molala Telephone: 012 4523811 • Fax: 012 3461149 • Postal address: Office No. 211, Southern Life Bld, 239 Pretorius Street, Pretoria, 0002Boerestaat Party of SA (BSP)Contact: CJB Vermaak Telephone: 011 762 3842 • Fax: 011 762 3842 • Postal address: PO Box 4995, Luipaards Vlei, 1743Bolsheviks Party of South Africa (BPSA)Contact: Eric Shimola Mathebe Telephone: 011 9433693 • Fax: 086 5338025 • Postal address: PO Box 265, Dennilton, 1030Website: www.bolshevikspartysa.orgBushbuckridge Residents Association (BRA)Contact: Delta Mokwena Telephone: 082 6738119 • Fax: 013 7955770 • Postal address: Brooklyn Trust, PO Box 11162, Acornhoek, 1360Cape Party / Kaapse Party (Cape)Contact: Jack Miller Telephone: 021 6718668 • Fax: 021 7942662 • Postal address: PO Box 23900, Claremont, 7735Christian Democratic Alliance (CDA)Contact: Kerry Lee Botha Telephone: 012 6510608 • Fax: 012 6510608 • Postal address: PO Box 26186, Arcadia, Pretoria, 0007Christian Democratic Party (CDP)Contact: Kerry L Botha Telephone: 012 6510608 • Fax: 012 6510608 • Postal address: PO Box 26186, Arcadia, 0007Civic Alliance of South Africa (Casa)Contact: Sinki Michael Motsoane Telephone: 023 4143856 • Postal address: 30 Blue Bell Straat, Essopville, Beaufort West, 6970Civic IndependentContact: Nicolin Peter Crouwcamp Telephone: 023 6143263 • Fax: 086 6038515 • Postal address: PO Box 522, Montagu, 6720Community of South AfricaContact: Jabulane Lucas Radebe Telephone: 079 2432460 • Fax: 086 5718096 • Postal address: PO Box 1014, Ekangala, 1021Corrections & Civil Rights Movement (CCRM)Contact: Miles Bhudu Telephone: 011 3425742 • Fax: 011 8388373 • Postal address: 20 Fisher Street Ext 9, Eldorado Park, 1812Dabalorivhuwa Patriotic Front (DPF)Contact: TS Makhale Telephone: 015 962 5404 • Fax: 015 962 0891 • Postal address: PO Box 544, Sibasa, 0970Democratic Action Party (DAP)Contact: Paresh Mehta Telephone: 031 5006000 • Fax: 031 5007000 • Postal address: 10 Crete Street Starwood , Phoenix Durban, 4068Democratic Christian Party (DCP)Contact: Jacques Nico Ernest David Klazen Telephone: 023 2311656 • Fax: 023 3161877 • Postal address: Jasmyn Street 26, Bella-Vista, Ceres, 6835Democratic Labour Party (DLP)Contact: John Jullies Telephone: 021 9878728 • Postal address: 20 Park Avenue, Scottsdene, Kraaifontein, 7670Democratic Movement (DM)Contact: Sibongile Ndotshanga Telephone: 047 5323495 • Fax: 047 5323495 • Postal address: No 5 Fraser Road, Waterfall Park, Mthatha, 0000Democratic Party (DP)Contact: Penny Tainton Telephone: 021 4651431 • Fax: 086 5700282 • Postal address: PO Box 1475, Cape Town, 8000Die Volk Stem van Suider Afrika (DVSVSA)Contact: Anwar Romes Telephone: 082 7659933 • Fax: 021 8701443 • Postal address: 68 Sarah Robertson Straat, Drakenstein, Paarl-Oos, 7646Dikwankwetla Party of South Africa (DPSA)Contact: Moeketsi Lebesa Telephone: 058 7130432 • Fax: 086 5562711 • Postal address: 1st Floor Post Office, Peete Street, Phuthaditjhaba, 9866Direct Democracy Forum (DDF)Contact: John Barrington Telephone: 072 7610382 • Postal address: PO Box 31534, Braamfontein, Johannesburg, Gauteng, 2017Website: Alan Murphy Telephone: 031 465 7129 • Fax: 031 4615768 • Postal address: 449 Oliver Lea Drive, Umbilo, Durban, 4001Employment Movement of South Africa (Emsa)Contact: M Reitz Telephone: 021 794 0307 • Fax: 021 794 0307 • Postal address: No 29., Klein Constantia Road, Constantia, 7806Equal Rights PartyContact: Michael Casper Herbst Telephone: 072 5503644 • Postal address: PO Box 294, Edenvale, 1610Federal Congress (Fedcon)Contact: Matthew Shunmugam Telephone: 034 3124167 • Fax: 034 3124167 • Postal address: PO Box 23046, Newcastle, 2940First Indigenous Movement of South Africa (Fimosa)Contact: Elvis Thomas Balance Telephone: 011 7321245 • Fax: 011 7321245 • Postal address: 289 Heimwee Crescent , Geluksdal, Brakpan, 1550First Nation Liberation Alliance (Finla)Contact: Rev. Larry Varrie Telephone: 011 3851277 • Fax: 011 3851277 • Postal address: 14 Daf Street, Eden Park, Alberton, Gauteng, 1455Front Nasionaal / Front National (FN)Contact: Francois Cloete Telephone: 012 5467370 • Fax: 086 2181908 • Postal address: PO Box 17629, Pretoria Noord, 0116God’s People’s Party (GPP)Contact: JHJ van Rensburg Telephone: 017 647 0056 • Fax: 086 6938110 • Postal address: PO Box 1717, Bethal, Mpumalanga, 2310Great Kongress of South Africa (GKSA)Contact: Vb Chuturgoon Telephone: 034 326 4832 • Fax: 034 326 4832 • Postal address: PO Box 24067, Newcastle, 2940Green Party of South Africa (GPGP)Contact: J Sole Telephone: 021 789 1391 • Fax: 021 789 1143 • Postal address: PO Box 114, Noordhoek, 7985His Lordship To Save and Lead PartyContact: Dumile Jozela Telephone: 039 7374549 • Fax: 039 7373870 • Postal address: PO Box 726, Matatiele, 4730Independent Civic Organisation of South Africa (Icosa)Contact: Ls Dhlamini Telephone: 083 402 5115 • Fax: 057 215 1404 • Postal address: PO Box 241, Virginia, 9430Independent Ratepayers Association of SA (Irasa)Contact: Izak David Berg Telephone: 011 9025984 • Fax: 011 9025529 • Postal address: PO Box 813, Alberton, 1450Indigenous Peoples Organisation (IPO)Contact: Lester Stanley Thomas Telephone: 078 6493003 • Postal address: 36 Titanuim Street, Chris Nissan Park, Somerset West, 7130International Revelation Congress (IRC)Contact: Thinawanga Ernest Mammba Telephone: 083 5595147 • Fax: 086 6034075 • Postal address: 1693 Tshiawelo, Thohoyandou Street, Soweto, 1818Keep it Straight and Simple (Kiss) Contact: Claire C Gaiford Telephone: 072 7172750 • Postal address: PO Box 243, Heidelberg, 1438Website: First Indigenous Political Party (KFIPP)Contact: Mmereki Job Makhafola Telephone: 072 0993506 • Fax: 086 6063615 • Postal address: 385 James Dewrance Single, Eersterus, Pretoria, 0022Khoisan Kingdom and All People (KKAAP)Contact: Jack Moreki Telephone: 012 7174679 • Fax: 086 6409085 • Postal address: 4318 Unit D, Temba Extension 6, Pretoria, 0407Khoisan PartyContact: Nathan Windvogel Telephone: 021 8622186 • Postal address: PO Box 3192, Paarl, 7620Khoisan United Front (KUF)Contact: Benedict Aloysius Kabab Telephone: 021 954 4862 • Postal address: 251 Delft Main Road, Voorburg, Delft, 7100Kingdom Governance Movement (KGM)Contact: Mpumezo Noel Ngesi Telephone: 043 6422395 • Fax: 086 2243957 • Postal address: 40 Eales Street, King William’s Town, Eastern Cape, 5601Konserwatiewe / Conservative Party (KP/CP)Contact: Peet Booysen Telephone: 0123476302 • Fax: 0123476302 • Postal address: 612 Goudsnip Street, Monument Park Ext 2, Pretoria, 0002Kwa-Zulu Natal Transport Alliance (KZNTA)Contact: Bafana Mhlongo Telephone: 031 309 9674 • Fax: 031 309 9674 • Postal address: PO Box 14127, Austerville, 4005Libertarian Party of South Africa (Lipsa)Contact: Barend Hendrick De Harde Telephone: 011 8884346 • Postal address: PO Box 3302, Jeffreys Bay, 6330Merafong Civic Association (Meca)Contact: Bongani Mhlwempu Mapolisa Telephone: 071 1582663 • Fax: 086 6727593 • Postal address: PO Box 17486, Norkem Park, 1631Moqhaka Apostolic Ministers Association (Mama)Contact: Matintong Aaron Lebuso Telephone: 076 7576134 • Fax: 086 6140206 • Postal address: PO Box 5094, P. O. Lengau, 9500Movement of God (MMG)Contact: Deon Mukhuba Telephone: 071 1220086 • Postal address: 7228 Katleho Street, Kanana, Orkney, 2619Movement Democratic Party (MDP)Contact: Jake Maseka Telephone: 0127031337 • Fax: 0127033454 • Postal address: PO Box 9113113, Rosslyn, 0200Mpumalanga Party (MP)Contact: William Motibi Rampisa Telephone: 083 3370369 • Fax: 086 5175003 • Postal address: Private Bag X521, Elandsfontein, 0485Mzantsi People’s Front (MPF)Contact: Raymond Yeki Postal address: 2 Rose Street, Bongweni , Khayelitsha, 7784Nasionaal Demokratiese Party / National Democratic Party (NDP)Contact: MP Bester Telephone: 022 7131646 • Fax: 022 7131646 • Postal address: PO Box 799, Vredenburg, 7380National Christian Democratic Party (NCDP)Contact: Alfred B Modise Telephone: 074 3613493 • Fax: 086 5466254 • Postal address: PO Box 1218, Florida, 1710National Convention of Azania (NCA)Contact: Sithembiso Reginald Kondlo Telephone: 073 8081457 • Fax: 047 5323664 • Postal address: Private Bag X484, Qumbu, 5180National Democratic Convention (Nadeco)Contact: Margaret Sheron Arnolds Telephone: 083 958 0222 • Fax: 086 662 0058 • Postal address: PO Box 4142, Durban, 4000National Freedom Party (NFP)Contact: Duduzile Precious Mhlongo Telephone: 031 9070667 • Fax: 031 4658516 • Postal address: PO Box 61536, Bishopsgate, 4008National Independent Civic Organisation (Nico)Contact: JJ Januarie Telephone: 079 9593376 • Fax: 086 2199528 • Postal address: 3 School Street, Swellendam, 6740National Independent Party (NIP)Contact: Matsheke Mzamani Daniel Telephone: 083 2449682 • Fax: 086 6458171 • Postal address: PO Box 4209, Giyani, 0826National Party South Africa (NP)Contact: Achmat Williams Telephone: 082 4778678 • Fax: 021 5937886 • Postal address: PO Box 772, Maitland, 7405Website: People’s Party (NPP)Contact: Johan Arnoldus van Niekerk Telephone: 021 552 1538 • Fax: 021 555 1455 • Postal address: P.O Box 16373, Vlaeberg, 8018National Republican Party (NRP)Contact: . Zandile Lerato Rakgabane Telephone: 011 7364553 • Fax: 086 7145478 • Postal address: PO Box 3, SpringsNationalist Coloured Party (NCP)Contact: Andre Jacobs Telephone: 081 3898546 • Fax: 086 5583974 • Postal address: 30 Tambotie Crescent, Durbanville, 7550Nehemiah Liberation Christian Party (NLCP)Contact: John Riddles Telephone: 079 9726595 • Postal address: 85 Erica Street, Tafelsig, Lost City, Mitchells Plain, 7785Pan Africanist Movement (PAM)Contact: Clarence Mayekiso Telephone: 039 6823331 • Fax: 086 5486917 • Postal address: PO Box 44106, Port-Shepstone, 4240Parliament of Polls Practical Administration and Diplomats (Poppad)Contact: Desmond Segole Mashabela Telephone: 082 2212924 • Postal address: 24687 Madikizela Street, Extension 3 Kwa-Thema, Springs, 1575Patriotic Alliance (PA)Contact: Thapelo Kenny Kunene Telephone: 011 7833313 • Postal address: Block A3, N1 City Goodwood, Cape Town, 8000Patriotic Movemement of South Africa (Pamsa)Contact: Lindiwe Doris Liwani Telephone: 073 7647820 • Fax: 047 5371701 • Postal address: 87 Dikweni Street, Ikwezi Township, Mthatha, 5099Peace and Justice Congress (PJC)Contact: Muhammed Rashad Khan Telephone: 021 4626860 • Fax: 021 4622460 • Postal address: 1st Floor , Herold Gie Building, 8 Darling Street, Cape Town, 8001Website: Zaheed Valli Telephone: 011 8549175 • Postal address: 31 Citroen Circle, Extension 13, Lenasia, 1827People With Disability Democratic Party (PDDP)Contact: Sipho Hlabishi Mmaboko Telephone: 072 0881019 • Postal address: PO Box 50237, Motwaneng Nebo, 1059People’s African Party (PAP)Contact: Shaheed Noor Telephone: 021 683 9374 • Fax: 021 683 9373 • Postal address: 134 Milner Road, Claremont, Cape Town, 7708Peoples Alliance (PAL)Contact: Samuel H Kennedy Telephone: 031 3122650 • Fax: 031 3122652 • Postal address: PO Box 1706, New Germany, 3610Website:’s Civic Organisation (PCO)Contact: Luyanda Njomane Telephone: 011 0568600 • Fax: 086 5852983 • Postal address: 57 Ockerse Street, 1st Floor Chamber Building, Krugersdorp Cbd, Mogale City, 1740Website: www.peoplescivic.netPeople’s Democratic Movement (PDM)Contact: Christopher John Grootboom Telephone: 073 2524135 • Fax: 023 6264977 • Postal address: 50 Van Zyl Street , Robertson, 6705People’s Party of South Africa (PPSA)Contact: NM Nndadamala Telephone: 012 7714638 • Fax: 086 2124067 • Postal address: 5038 Unit 5, Temba, 0400Poelano Revelation Party (PRP)Contact: Philemon Sadick Telephone: 078 4405726 • Postal address: 2855 Temba Location, Temba, 0407Prem Peoples Agenda (Prem)Contact: Premram Sookmungal Telephone: 011 0537719 • Postal address: Stand 175 , Lawley Station, Informal Settlement, Lawley, 1827Prisoners Political Party (PPP)Contact: Tshepang Johny Mothibeli Telephone: 072 9541034 • Postal address: 1445 Zwane Street, Tumahole, Parys, 9585Progressive Alliance SA (PA SA)Contact: Charles Harmse Telephone: 083 2060978 • Postal address: 20 Reuter Street, Sarepta , Kuilsrivier, Cape Town, 7540Progressive Democratic Party (PDP)Contact: Sicelo Armstrong Qwele Telephone: 084 8472537 • Fax: 011 9693331 • Postal address: 94 Grant Street, Putfontein, Benoni, 1525Regte Party / Right Party (RP)Contact: Glk Sinclair Telephone: 011 609 6217 • Fax: 011 609 6217 • Postal address: PO Box 651, Edenvale, 1610Republican Democrats (RD)Contact: Adelaide Ramela Telephone: 072 5218612 • Fax: 086 6073532 • Postal address: 236 Van Erkom Building, 217 Pretorius Street, Pretoria, 0001Royal Loyal Progress (RLP)Contact: Dudu Melta Sibiya Telephone: 03431 23762 • Fax: 034 315 3410 • Postal address: PO Box 14272, Madadeni, 2951Security Workers Political Party (SWPP)Contact: Isaac Mmotsa Telephone: 079 8459398 • Postal address: 11811 Extension 6, Mamelodi East, Pretoria, 0122Sibanye Civic Association (SCA)Contact: Derrick Arthur Hendrickse Telephone: 021 8895042 • Postal address: 8 Fontein Street, Cloetesville, Stellenbosch, 7600Website: in Christ Organisation (Simunye)Contact: NR Mogudi Telephone: 011 7321171 • Fax: 011 7321171 • Postal address: PO Box 70170, Tsakane, 1548Sindawonye Progressive Party (SPP)Contact: RQ Mtsweni Telephone: 013 945 7002 • Fax: 013 963 0049 • Postal address: PO Box 291, Kwa- Mhlanga, 1022Sion Kingdom and Priesthood Everlasting (Skape)Contact: Lindimpi Phineas Mhlanga Telephone: 078 0093996 • Postal address: PO Box 749, Siyabuswa, Mpumalanga, 0472Socialist Green Coalition (SGC)Contact: Trevor Ngwane Telephone: 011 9384305 • Fax: 011 9389907 • Postal address: PO Box 3579, Southgate Mall, Johannesburg, 2082Socialist Party of Azania (Sopa)Contact: Lt Mabasa Telephone: 011 337 0587 • Fax: 011 403 4053 • Postal address: PO Box 11039, Johannesburg, 2000South Africa First (SAF)Contact: Edward M Mokhoanatse Telephone: 072 5873460 • Postal address: 68 Elandsdrift Road, Elandsdrift, Lanseria, Randburg, 1748South Africa People’s Party (Sapp)Contact: Ismail Sampson Telephone: 021 6379534 • Fax: 021 6379534 • Postal address: 298 Ottery Road, Ottery, Cape Town, 7800South African Business Party (SABP)Contact: Clarodene Last Telephone: 021 852 4444 • Fax: 021 852 8005 • Postal address: PO Box 1138, Somerset West, Western Cape, 7129South African Civic Social Development Movement (SACSDM)Contact: Edward Bezana Telephone: 039 2531392 • Fax: 039 2531397 • Postal address: PO Box 1028, Lusikisiki, 4820South African Communist Party (SACP)Contact: S Zungu Telephone: 011 339 3621 • Fax: 011 339 4244 • Postal address: PO Box 1027, Johannesburg, 2000South African Maintenance and Estate Beneficiaries Association (Sameba)Contact: Makgorometse Gift Makhaba Telephone: 013 2640020 • Fax: 086 5344292 • Postal address: PO Box 841, Nebo, 1059South African People for Equality (Shape)Contact: Armien Albertyn Telephone: 021 4476228 • Fax: 021 4477263 • Postal address: 31 Aubrey Street, Salt River, Cape Town, 8000South African Political Alliance (Safpa)Contact: I Bester Telephone: 022 713 1646 • Fax: 022 713 1646 • Postal address: PO Box 799, Vredenburg, 7380South African Political Association (Sapa)Contact: Tebogo Locks Telephone: 014 5929319 • Fax: 086 2187835 • Postal address: 145 Klopper Street, Rustenburg, 0300South African Political Party (Sapp)Contact: MR Mokitimi Telephone: 018 384 2207 • Fax: 018 384 2207 • Postal address: PO Box 3755, Mmabatho, 2735The Peoples Independent Civic Organisation (TPICO)Contact: Jacob Botha Telephone: 022 7722493 • Postal address: 1 Aalwyn Straat, Langebaan, 7357The Promise of Freedom (TPF)Contact: Kenneth Will Jackson Telephone: 071 1208425 • Postal address: 161 Kenville Road, Umgeni, Durban, 4001The Real Party (TRP)Contact: Simphiwe Mandla Nxumalo Telephone: 035 7721783 • Fax: 086 7646584 • Postal address: No 6 Turnbull Street, Empangeni, 3880Website: Freedom Party (TFP)Contact: Gift Mashabane Telephone: 072 1870297 • Postal address: 10285 Mthimkhulu Street, Mamelodi East, 0122Truly Alliance (TA)Contact: Mahomed Faruk Adam Telephone: 0315053309 • Fax: 0315053307 • Postal address: 388 Palmview Drive, Palmview, Phoenix, 4068Ubumbano Lwesizwe Sabangoni (Ubumbano)Contact: Mehlwenkosi Hamilton Buthelezi Telephone: 074 7047780 • Fax: 086 2724236 • Postal address: 6 Brineclay Place, Phoenix, Durban, 4068Ubuntu PartyContact: Michael Tellinger Telephone: 082 3213105 • Fax: 086 6006420 • Postal address: P.O.Box 204, Waterval Boven, 1195Umnotho Democratic Front (UDF)Contact: Mgcini Mlangeni Telephone: 071 7727060 • Fax: 086 5091411 • Postal address: 18 Orron Crescent, 195 Crompton Street, Pinetown, 3610Email: [email protected] Movement SA (Umsa)Contact: Mutsharini T David Telephone: 079 1784405 • Postal address: House 164, Vleifontein, Kgopotsetiro Street, 0948Unified Popular Movement (UPM)Contact: Jimmmy Thlopane Vuma Telephone: 084 6646098 • Fax: 011 9757133 • Postal address: 186 Igqagqa Section, Tembisa, 1632United African Democrats (UAD)Contact: Gordon Mthombeni Telephone: 012 7714021 • Fax: 086 6588101 • Postal address: Suite No 407, Constantia Building, corner Andries & Schoeman Str, Pretoria, 0001United Congress (Unico)Contact: Nokulunga Ezethu Sithole Telephone: 043 7354499 • Fax: 043 7354536 • Postal address: 20 Carisbrook Road, Stikling, East London, 5200United Front (UF)Contact: T D Hlatshwayo Telephone: 011 331 0404 1110 • Fax: 011 331 3240 • Postal address: 17th Floor Kine Centre, 141 Commissioner Street, Johannesburg, 2001United Residents Front (URF)Contact: Mofihli Thomas Likotsi Telephone: 051 5346529 • Fax: 051 5341436 • Postal address: 38 Fort Street, Bloemfontein, 0000United State of Africa Organisation (Usao)Contact: Ali Metsing Telephone: 011 9201749 • Fax: 011 9241276 • Postal address: 632 Endulwini Section, Tembi Mall, Tembisa, 1632Universal Civics of South Africa (Ucosa)Contact: David Sasman Telephone: 071 8718556 • Fax: 021 8800413 • Postal address: 8 Rorine Street, Stellenbosch, 7601Western Cape Community (WCC)Contact: Juan Ro Swanepoel Telephone: 023 6142614 • Fax: 023 6141667 • Postal address: 18 Badskop Crescent, Montagu, 6730Women Forward (WF)Contact: Nana Ngobese Telephone: 033 3427136 • Fax: 033 3427137 • Postal address: PO Box 22170, Mayors Walk, Pietermaritzburg, 3208Workers and Socialist Party (Wasp)Contact: Mametlwe Sebei Telephone: 011 3330804 • Fax: 011 3330804 • Postal address: Office 405, House of Movements, 123 Pritchard Street (corner. Mooi), Johannesburg, 2000Workers International Vanguard Party (WIVP)Contact: S Mahomed Telephone: 021 4476777 • Fax: 088 2144767 • Postal address: 1st Floor, Community House, 41 Salt River, Salt River, 7925Website: Party (WP)Contact: TTD Hlatshwayo Telephone: 011 331 0455 • Fax: 011 331 1481 • Postal address: PO Box 6455, Johannesburg, 2000World Solidarity Movement (WSM)Contact: Bernardo van Heerden-Baez Telephone: 012 998 2317 • Fax: 012 348 1562 • Postal address: Suite 59, Private Bag X2005, Menlyn, 0036Ximoko Party (XP)Contact: AM Mabunda Telephone: 01581 23718 • Fax: 01581 21454 • Postal address: PO Box 5202, Giyani, 0826last_img read more

Vigilant security in place for Games

first_imgWatertight security has been put in place for the Asian Games with the organisers not willing to take any chances.There is constant vigil everywhere in the Asian Games.Given China’s superb arrangements during the Beijing Olympics, when the threat of disruptions from Tibetan protesters loomed large, there are fewer worries here. But there is constant vigil everywhere in the Asian Games city. Even when the road is empty, cabs follow the traffic signals as CCTV cameras are there at almost every position recording proceedings.”Everything is in place. After six years of hard work, I am pleased to announce that the preparatory work for the Asian Games has been completed,” announced Guangzhou vice mayor Xu Ruisheng.With more than 1,00,000 policemen on duty at various venues, the Games Village and the media centre, getting past security barriers is an exercise. However, the cops and volunteers seem better equipped as even if they speak broken English, they are courteous.”As the Guangzhou Asian Games will have the biggest ever number of athletes, officials and reporters in the history of the Asian Games, the security work has been a great challenge,” a statement from the Games security commission said.”The security panel has adopted effective and necessary measures to ensure a safe Games. We have done our best to provide a safe and favourable environment. We cannot take any chances. We want the Games to be a grand success and we want the world to remember Guangzhou for all the good reasons” said an official.advertisementThe officials are confident that the Asian Games will help transform the city into one of Asia’s top destinations, at par with Beijing and Shanghai. For the Games, a new railway station, trade centre, subway lines, housing projects, highways and bridges have been constructed.last_img read more

‘My name is Lou Vincent and I am a cheat’

first_imgThe full text of Lou Vincent’s statement to the NZ Herald:My name is Lou Vincent and I am a cheat.I have abused my position as a professional sportsman on a number of occasions by choosing to accept money through fixing.I have lived with this dark secret for many years, but just months ago I reached the point where I decided I had to come forward and tell the truth.It’s a truth that has rightly caused uproar and controversy in New Zealand and around the world.I have shamed my country. I have shamed my sport. I have shamed those close to me. For that I am not proud.I lost faith in myself and the game. I abused the game I love. I had to put things right. Speaking out. Exposing the truth. Laying bare the things I have done wrong is the only way I can find to begin to put things right.The time has come for me to now face them like a man and accept the consequences, whatever they may be.I could not live with my wrongdoing any longer, and after meeting my future wife Susie, after learning what unconditional love really is, I felt strong enough to tell her what I’d done, and she has helped me take the painful steps to telling my parents, my wider family, and then the authorities.I am proud of those I love. Especially my immediate family and friends. Their strength, support and forgiveness has enabled me to address some deep and uncomfortable issues in my life.advertisementI can finally look my children in the eyes and tell them that honesty is the best policy, even if it feels like the hardest thing to do at times.I now believe in myself as a person again and do not wake up every morning hating myself.Today is the day I offer my deepest apologies to the public and the cricketing world, to the loyal fans, to the dedicated coaches, staff and all players past and present.I apologise to the and thank the ACSU [Anti-Corruption and Security Unit] for their help and support, which is out there for all players and it has helped me a great deal. Chris Morris and his legal team, and all associations that have handled this sensitive situation with professionalism and respect.The people who know me know I am vulnerable. But they also know I am not stupid and that I know what is right and what is wrong.I do suffer from depression but it is absolutely no reason or excuse for all that I have done wrong.I used to think mistakes were the actions of bad people. I now know even good people can make the worst of mistakes. My actions, I will regret for the rest of my life.For sport to prosper, it is up to the players to police the game, because they are the ones that will ultimately lose out if they allow themselves to be used as pawns to make money.No one should ever be put in that position. And no one should ever allow themselves to forget what sport is about and let money rule their decisions.The decisions I made were wrong. Players must be better than that. Above reproach. For the fans. For the sport.For the first time in a very long time I feel positive about the future because I am finally becoming the man I wanted to be. I have to face up to my wrongs to make them right.I have kept my head down for too long now. This is my time to man up to my mistakes and today I can stand with a better conscience because I know I’m doing the right thing.It is entirely my fault that I will never be able to stand in front of a game again. It is entirely my fault that I will not be able to apply my skills in a positive way to help future cricketers.But it is entirely possible that I can use this moment to convince others not to be tempted by wrongdoing. To do the right thing for themselves, for their families and friends, and for the sport they love.I accept my punishment and I thank you for [reading] my statement.last_img read more

WADA suspends Indias National Dope Testing Laboratory Ministry says will appeal

first_imgNew Delhi: The World Anti-Doping Agency has suspended the accreditation of India’s National Dope Testing Laboratory for six months in a massive blow to the country’s anti-doping programme, prompting a surprised Sports Ministry to brace up for an appeal. The lab, which got WADA accreditation in 2008, is no longer authorised to carry out testing of the samples as the suspension is effective from August 20. The development is a huge setback for India with less than a year left for the Tokyo Olympics. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhThe National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) can still collect samples (blood and urine) but will have to get them tested by a WADA-accredited laboratory outside India. “This suspension has been imposed due to non-conformities with the International Standard for Laboratories (ISL) as identified during a WADA site visit,” WADA stated in a media release. “The suspension prohibits the NDTL from carrying out any anti-doping activities, including all analyses of urine and blood samples,” it added. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterSports Minister Kiren Rijiju said his ministry will appeal against the WADA decision before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Switzerland. “There were some issues in the past. After taking over as sports minister, I have taken cognizance of those issues and a course correction has been initiated. It is disheartening that despite these efforts, WADA has taken this stance,” Rijuji said in a statement. “We will appeal against this ban (at the CAS in Lausanne) and the process of appeal is already underway,” he added. The WADA investigation found that the sample analysis methods of the NDTL were not upto the mark. The NDTL can appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) in Lausanne in the next 21 days. Sports Secretary Radhey Shyam Julaniya said the move was surprising and could be a result of “business interests”. “We have addressed all concerns raised by a WADA team during its last inspection in September 2018. So, the suspension came as a surprise to us,” Julaniya said. “There is a huge business interest involved in this decision because the cost of testing in our laboratory is much cheaper than other countries,” he added. The cost of testing is now expected to shoot up and it is feared that sample collection will come down drastically because of this, casting a shadow on India’s anti-doping programme. “NDTL is separate from NADA, we do not come into the picture when it comes to testing. We only collect samples,” NADA Director General Navin Agarwal said when contacted.last_img read more