South Africa

South Africa and the United Kingdom will today co-host the inaugural Information Communication Technology (ICT) Cyber Dialogue.

Gauteng Public Transport and Roads Infrastructure MEC, Jacob Mamabolo, has strongly condemned the murder of four people in Hammanskraal, in an apparent taxi violence related incident that took place on Sunday.

The Department of Health on Monday confirmed that the United Kingdom would consider the data provided by South African government scientists in their next review of its red list within 14 days.

President Cyril Ramaphosa will today address the opening of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Public Forum.

The Department of Justice and Correctional Services has appointed Makgothi Thobakgale as the Correctional Services acting National Commissioner.

South Africa has administered 16 999 722 doses of COVID-19 jabs as of Monday evening, the Department of Health said.

The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) says it has concluded investigations into corruption and irregularities in contracts in the Limpopo province totalling at least half a billion Rand.

The Department of Health on Monday confirmed that Director-General, Dr Sandile Buthelezi, has been placed on "precautionary suspension" following damning allegations.

An investigation to recover funds is currently underway after an independent forensic audit report pointed out wrongdoing, maladministration and mismanagement in the process of implementing the Presidential Economic Stimulus Programme (PESP).

The South African Police Service (SAPS) has launched the “Country in Blue” campaign aimed at increasing police visibility across the country.

Government, through its Basic Education Employment Initiative (BEEI), has called on unemployed youth to apply for the second phase of education assistants posts, which open today and close on 3 October 2021.

The Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) is expected to launch a campaign for public comments on the state of equality in the human rights of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex Plus (LGBTQI+) community in South Africa on Tuesday.

As Public Service Month draws to a close, President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on public servants to recommit themselves to the values of selflessness and service.

Twenty-one percent of the country’s adult population is now fully vaccinated after 6 187 people either received a Johnson & Johnson shot or the second jab of the Pfizer vaccine on Sunday.

Civil proceedings against architect Minenhle Makhanya – the security upgrades architect behind former President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla homestead – are expected to get underway today in the Special Tribunal.

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