Cholera update

Gauteng has recorded 29 deaths, with one in Mpumalanga and two in the Free State.

The cholera death toll has now risen to 32 after a woman from Parys, Free State, succumbed to the waterborne disease.

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South Africa’s COVID-19 journey began on Friday 27 March 2020, shortly after midnight, when President Cyril Ramaphosa called on us to remain at home and to observe the 21-day lockdown period. The initial lockdown was extended again on 09 April 2022, and a number of subsequent lockdowns followed, based on the need to save lives and livelihoods.

On 01-02 November 2022 the Second Presidential Summit on Gender Based Violence and Femicide took place at the Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg. The summit was convened under the theme: “Accountability, Acceleration and Amplification NOW”.

The lifting in April this year of the National State of Disaster, which was declared in March 2020 in terms of the Disaster Management Act of 2002 to contain the spread of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), brought much-needed socio-economic relief in South Africa.

The NDP may not be perfect, but it continues to be a guide in our vision to tackle poverty, inequality and unemployment, writes Phumla Williams.

One of the most seasoned public servants and a government communicator of note, Mr Thabo Masebe, has passed away. Five years ago in July, we shared the same platform with him when we bid farewell to another finest government communicator, Mr Ronnie Mamoepa. May His Soul Rest in Peace.

The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) released a landmark report last week calling for a radical change in government spending on wildfires, shifting investments from reaction and response to prevention and preparedness.

Special features

Youth Month 2023

The commemoration of Youth Day this year marks the 47th anniversary of the 16 June Soweto uprising.

Freedom Month 2023

Freedom Month 2023

South Africa marks 29th anniversary of Freedom Day.

SONA 2023

President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to deliver the State of the Nation (SONA) address on Thursday, 9 February, 2023 at the Cape Town City Hall.

Human Rights Month 2023

Human Rights Month is commemorated in March to remind South Africans about the sacrifices that accompanied the struggle for the attainment of democracy in South Africa. Human Rights Day on 21 March

16 Days of Activism campaign

16 Days of Activism campaign

From 25 November to 10 December annually, South Africa joins the world in participating in the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence and Women and Children campaign to oppose violence against women a

Disability Rights Awareness Month

The month of October in South Africa marks Disability Rights Awareness Month (DRAM).

Transport Month 2022

October is Transport Month.  

Energy Action Plan

Government announces steps to improve the performance of Eskom’s power stations in order to ensure energy security.

Women's Month 2022

Women's Month 2022

South Africa observes 2022 Women’s Month.

Mandela Month 2022

Nelson Mandela Month

In July, South Africa celebrates former President Nelson Mandela's birthday.

Youth Month 2022

Youth Month 2022

South Africa observes Youth Month annually in June. The month is dedicated to the sacrifices made by the youth of 1976 in fighting for quality education.

Flood Relief Efforts

Efforts are underway to help communities affected by floods in the eastern parts of South Africa.

Freedom Month

The month of April marks Freedom Month in South Africa.

4th South African Investment Conference

4th South African Investment Conference

Since launch in 2018, the South African Investment Conference (SAIC) has drawn delegates from South Africa and the rest of the world with the objective of showcasing the investment opportunities available in the country.

Human Rights Month 2022

South Africa commemorates Human Rights Month in March.