Protecting health services

Minister Phaahla said the impact of load shedding on the provision of healthcare services cannot be underestimated or overemphasized.

Thirty-seven hospitals across the country will be exempted from the load shedding schedule, Health Minister, Dr Joe Phaahla, announced on Friday.

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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.

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) made a significant breakthrough this week in the ongoing effort to end impunity for high-level corruption. The preservation orders in the Optimum Coal Mine case are a demonstration that the wheels of justice in relation to complex crime are starting to turn in meaningful ways.

Despite the geo-political tension in Eastern Europe, the global economy appears to be on a firm path to recovery after a period of turmoil caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Flood Relief Efforts

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

Energy Action Plan

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.

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.

Budget Speech 2022

The Minister of Finance, Enoch Godongwana, will on 23 February, table the 2022 Budget. Tune into any major radio or television station, or social media platforms, at 2pm to follow proceedings.

SONA 2022

SONA 2022 banner

President Cyril Ramaphosa will deliver his sixth State of the Nation Address on Thursday,10 February 2022.

A Tribute to Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Mpilo Tutu

In memory of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Mpilo Tutu

Messages of condolence, admiration and gratitude have been streaming in from every corner of the nation and the global community at large since news broke on the passing of Archbishop Emeritus Desm

Meet the new Cabinet

Meet the new Cabinet

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday, 5 August 2021, announced changes to his Cabinet, as part of improving the capacity of government.

COVID-19: All you need to know


COVID-19: All you need to know

State of the Nation Address 2020

State of the Nation Address 2020

President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered the State of the Nation Address on 13 February 2020 at 7pm before a joint sitting of the two Houses of Parliament.

Investment Conference 2019

Investment Conference 2019

South Africa will host its second South Africa Investment Conference from 5 to 7 November 2019. The Investment Conference will provide a platform to showcase new investment opportunities in the country.