Pretoria – Home Affairs Minister Naledi Pandor has announced bidders for the smart ID cards, which will be rolled out in July.
By Bhekisisa Mncube
Durban – Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe has hailed the 15th African Renaissance Conference as a “historic event”, as it coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), the forerunner of the African Union (AU).
Cape Town – Trade union leaders should engage with union members to ensure that unnecessary labour action does not take place, President Jacob Zuma said today, adding that wildcat strikes were no way to advance the interests of marginalised South Africans.
Pretoria - The South African National Road Agency Limited (Sanral) has welcomed the passing of the Transport and Related Matters Amendment Bill by the National Council of Provinces (NCOP), which amends the Sanral Act.
Cape Town – The Minister of Sports and Recreation, Fikile Mbalula, said an annual Nelson Mandela Sports Day would be launched next month in partnership with the South African Rugby Union (Saru) and the South African Football Association (Safa).
Cape Town – She’s known as the Human Navigator, an honour bestowed on her by her colleagues because she led 15 colleagues to safety from behind enemy lines in the Central African Republic.
Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma has condemned the practice of using his name and that of Cabinet Ministers to secure privileges or flout government procedures, following the release of the report into the landing of a private plane at the Waterkloof Air Force Base.
Pretoria - As a continent, Africa needs to pause and reflect on the history of the past 50 years and begin to develop lessons for the next 50 years, says Minister in the Presidency Trevor Manuel.
Pretoria - The Reserve Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee [MPC] has kept the repo rate unchanged at 5 percent as expected by the market.
Cape Town – Government has for the first time since 1994 passed the 3-million mark in providing houses and housing opportunities in South Africa.
Pretoria - The Men’s Sector of the South African National Aids Council (SANAC) has called for the fast tracking of legislation related to the governance and management of traditional initiation schools across the country.
Pretoria - The Ekurhuleni Metro has vowed to take tougher action against contractors whose carelessness is resulting in extensive damage to council infrastructure, leading to residents and businesses being inconvenienced.
Pretoria - The South African Police Service (SAPS) says no important case information was compromised when their website was hacked on Tuesday.
Pretoria – The number of people visiting Gauteng hospitals has grown phenomenally in the last three months, indicating an increasing pressure faced by the health facilities because of the burden of disease.
Pretoria – Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says eradicating mud schools and unsafe structures is one of many ways in which government strives to restore human dignity.
Pretoria – Home Affairs Minister Naledi Pandor says her department is in talks with United Kingdom authorities in a bid to lift visa requirements for South African passport holders.
Pretoria - Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa has welcomed the decision of the Constitutional Court, which dismissed Frederick Barend van Der Vywer’s claim against the state.
Cape Town – Public Service and Administration Minister Lindiwe Sisulu says the new school for public servants, which will be launched in October this year, will boost the public sector’s performance.
Pretoria – The National Council against Gender-Based Violence has completed its Annual Action Plan and will be engaging with communities across the country to popularise the plan.
Pretoria – The Department of Basic Education has announced that all schools will now offer an African language to all learners from Grades R to 9.