South Africa

Public Service Commission (PSC) Commissioner Micheal Seloane says the Commission has noted with appreciation the commitment and hard work demonstrated by public servants particularly health workers since the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Deputy President David Mabuza says government has put measures in place to mitigate the negative impact of the reprioritisation of funds on local government services.

Higher Education, Science and Innovation Minister, Dr Blade Nzimande, has launched the latest National List of Occupations in High Demand (OIHD) in South Africa.

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) will release additional funding from its coffers for qualifying university students who require additional months to complete their academic year.

Thirteen youth-led projects are set to benefit from the Driving Force for Change initiative, intended for projects that tackle issues of climate change, waste management and biodiversity loss.

Higher Education, Science and Innovation Minister says the department is working tirelessly to salvage what is left of the academic year after the COVID-19 pandemic affected learning institutions across the globe.

Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, says his department is closely monitoring the Eastern Cape to quell the resurgence of cluster outbreaks in the province.

The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) has issued a warning to consumers to be aware of the risks associated with the use of instant electronic funds transfer (EFT) online payment services offered at e-commerce stores.

National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) students will now only receive their laptops next year owing to the delays in the tendering process.

Ford Motor Company South Africa (Ford) has agreed to compensate R50 000 to 56 drivers of its Kuga SUV that caught fire due to a mechanical malfunction between 2014 and 2017.

The Legal Practice Council (LPC) has joined the millions of South Africans in supporting the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children.

The South African National Taxi Council (SANTACO) has committed to joining government and citizens in the campaign to end gender-based violence and femicide (GBVF).

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that government is in the process of drafting the Bill on Gender-Based Violence and Femicide (GBVF) Council, which is expected to be in Parliament early next year.

The Western Cape has expressed deep concern about the growing infection rate and has since confirmed that it is dealing with a resurgence.  

The Department of Water and Sanitation has met with the officials of Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District Municipality, as a follow up to the court order issued by the North West High Court on 10 September 2020.


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