South Africa

President Cyril Ramaphosa says the BRICS Business Council promotes economic growth, especially through intra-BRICS trade.

The man accused of raping and murdering UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana has been sentenced to three life terms in prison.

Public Service and Administration Minister Senzo Mchunu has commended the physiotherapists who came up with the idea of inventing standing boxes for children born with cerebral palsy.

South African Airways (SAA) has extended the cancellation of all domestic and regional flights and has re-introduced international flights.

The Gauteng portion of Moloto Road has officially been handed to the South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL).

President Cyril Ramaphosa has commended the progress made by the New Development Bank (NDB) since its inception in 2015.

Aspen Pharmacare has through its R3.4billion investment, demonstrated its confidence in South Africa’s economic growth potential.

Water and Sanitation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has called on dam owners across the country to adhere to dam safety legislation in the wake of extreme weather patterns.

Government has called on refugees, who were camping outside the offices of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), to vacate the area as they have been ordered by the High Court in Pretoria.

Acting President Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has, on behalf of President Cyril Ramaphosa, expressed her heartfelt condolences following the passing of King Mpendulo Calvin Sigcawu Ah! Zwelonke.

A second tornado has hit the province of KwaZulu-Natal this afternoon in the Bergville area, with residents posting videos on social media of the disaster.

A total of 100 000 young entrepreneurs will take their businesses to new heights with funding through the Small Business and Innovation Fund (SBIF).

Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu says South Africa will continue to improve access to reproductive health care services.

The Department of Employment and Labour’s Inspection and Enforcement Services (IES) in Gauteng has busted a Chinese factory involved in the trafficking of illegal immigrants and subjecting them to forced labour.

While the country’s power system remains constrained and vulnerable, Eskom says there is no load shedding expected on Thursday.

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