South Africa

Tourism Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane has told the United Nations that International Mandela Day should be used to enhance social protection systems and to reduce extreme poverty by 2030.

Trade and Industry Minister Ebrahim Patel on Friday welcomed the R50 million investment by BFG Africa Rail into an advanced manufacturing facility in Gauteng.

Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille spent 67 minutes of her Mandela Day on Thursday at Athlone in Cape Town, where she donated 20 computers to the Saartjie Baartman Centre for Women and Children.

Public Service and Administration Director General Richard Levin says Mandela Day should be a reminder of the ethical leadership envisaged when the late former President Nelson Mandela led the country to democracy 25 years ago.

Justice and Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola has clarified his statement on the matter of donor funding for the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA).

As part of dedicating 67 minutes of goodwill during Nelson Mandela Month, the Department of Water and Sanitation has embarked on a campaign to educate communities about the benefits of maintaining healthy rivers.

President Cyril Ramaphosa says the law should be allowed to take its course in the matter between Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan and the office of the Public Protector.

The National Credit Regulator (NCR) has advised credit providers to take heed of this week’s judgement against the use of child support and foster care grants as income on credit applications.

The upcoming World Economic Forum on Africa (WEFA) is expected to focus on inclusiveness in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

The Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport has warned motorists of delays due to roadworks along Route R114 between Diepsloot and Muldersdrift, north of Johannesburg.

Merging former President Nelson Mandela’s love for children and healthy living, the Basic Education Department and Woolworths took nutrition and physical activity to the Ilinge Primary school in Uitenhage, on Mandela Day.

Eskom and the Gauteng government have agreed to collaborate to resolve electricity problems in the province.

The South African Aerospace Maritime and Defence Export Council (SAAMDEC) has identified key areas of collaboration with the Indian defence industry.

Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) officials today joined South Africans and the international community in observing International Mandela Day by helping better their community.

The Reserve Bank has reduced the repo rate by 25 basis points to 6.5% in line with market expectation.