Archive for April 24th, 2010

source: Mmegi
Staff Writer

Immigration officers have hailed the introduction of the e-passport and Passport Border Control System (PBCS) as efficient tools that will make their job easier.

Mmegi caught up with Thabo Kwapa, an immigration officer, during a training session in Gaborone for officers on the use of the new technology. The exercise was conducted by the Ministry of Labour and Home Affairs. Kwapa said that once they have a client’s picture and bio data, there is no longer any need for “him or her to go from one office to the other in order to have documents like passports processed. It is therefore [continue reading]


source: News24
2010-04-22 20:03

Johannesburg – Four earthquakes were recorded around Gauteng, the North West province and Limpopo on Wednesday, the Council for Geosciences reported on Thursday.

The first was at 13:28 in the Gamoep area of Limpopo and measured 2.4 on the Richter scale, with a depth of 5km.

The second earthquake was at 19:.34 in Gauteng, along the Roodepoort mining belt, west of Johannesburg. It measured 2.4 on the Richter scale and was recorded with a depth of 2km.

Patrick Malaza, chief financial officer at Rand Central Gold mines said they felt nothing and operations had not been [continue reading]

source: IOL
April 22 2010 at 11:44AM
By Kristen van Schie

Stranded passengers at OR Tambo International Airport were threatened with arrest this morning if they did not leave the airport.

Approximately 200 SAA passengers bound for Heathrow Airport grew angry when they were informed that there were still no planes flying out. Airport management then asked the people to leave the airport, where some people have been camping for a few days.

“They said we must go back to our hotels or another part of the airport where we won’t be visible,” said Amanda Damms, who was due to leave for the United Kingdom on April 17.

When the passengers refused, they were allegedly told that the police were on their way and [continue reading]