ACDP says amending Sections 13 & 14 of Firearms Control Act not the answer to SA's horrific crime stats
A draft amendment bill to the firearms control act, which was leaked yesterday (Wednesday 17th October 2018), intends to repeal Section 13 and 14, making self-defence no longer a valid reason for owning a firearm.
As we acknowledge World Teachers Day tomorrow, 5 October 2018, the ACDP has huge respect and appreciation for educators and commends teachers in South Africa and around the globe for choosing this challenging career.
ACDP says Constitutional Court ruling on dagga flies in the face of efforts to deal with drug addiction and crime
ACDP Leader Rev Kenneth Meshoe says he wants Parliament to hold an urgent debate on the ruling made in the Constitutional Court today that it is legal to cultivate and consume dagga for personal use.
Responding to the fatal stabbing of a 24-year-old teacher by a learner in the North West and the pointing of a gun at a teacher by a learner in Gauteng, ACDP MP Cheryllyn Dudley today said that: “The response to the shockingly violent incidents taking place in our schools is inadequate”.
ACDP Member of Parliament Cheryllyn Dudley, in the wake of the 2017/2018 crime statistics, today said that, “Too many communities in SA are war zones, and that 50 to 60 murders a day or 20 000 a year does not paint a picture of a civilised, society in a time of peace.”
The ACDP today congratulated Zimbabwe’s newly appointed ministers saying, “Our thoughts and prayers are with you and we wish you great success as you build together a great nation that will be a blessing far and wide”.
Eight young South Africans have been killed in an explosion at the Rheinmetall Denel Munition - manufacturers of ammunition for heavy weapons - near Somerset West in the Western Cape.
ACDP MP Cheryllyn Dudley today said that the book titled Did the Stork Bring Me? or in Afrikaans Het die ooievaar my gebring? does not form part of the school curriculum and is not in South African schools according to the Department of Basic Education (DBE).
The ACDP's President Rev Kenneth Meshoe yesterday, on behalf of the Hope of Glory Tabernacle, made an oral submission to the Joint Constitutional Review Committee (CRC) on the Expropriation of Land Without Compensation.
ACDP says CTOP Bill does not seek to challenge the constitution, but to improve the existing provisions in legislation
The ACDP is grateful for the opportunity we have today to speak to this bill which was briefly considered by the Health portfolio committee but given significant airtime by radio stations who facilitated discussion and allowed the public a voice.