South Africa

Deputy Social Development Minister, Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu, will on Friday visit Khayamandi in Stellenbosch to engage men on their plans to end alcohol and substance abuse.

The Monetary Policy Committee has unanimously decided to keep the repurchase rate unchanged at 6.75% per year, says Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago.

Search and rescue missions continue in Mozambique for four South Africans who are presumed to have drowned in the neighbouring country while on holiday.

About 160 000 prisoners will have an opportunity to register to vote in the upcoming 2019 National and Provincial Elections.

Transport Minister Dr Blade Nzimande is monitoring the contingency plan to recover production time lost during the Department of Transport’s labour dispute with employees who were contracted to the Driving Licence Card Account (DLCA).

Minister of Communications, Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, has urged senior staff members of both the Department of Communications and the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services to speedily work towards concluding the configuration of the two departments.

The chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Transport, Dikeledi Magadzi, has called for severe punishment for the transgressors of the rules of the road and zero tolerance towards people arrested for drunk driving.

Minister Siyabonga Cwele is today scheduled to visit Home Affairs front offices in Soweto, Roodepoort and Randburg ahead of the final voter registration weekend for the 2019 National and Provincial Elections.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has given the green light for the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) to investigate the affairs of the Gauteng Department of Health’s Life Healthcare Esidimeni contract and 28 entities in whose care mental health users were entrusted.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has joined his counterparts from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) as they gather for the Double Troika Summit set to discuss the political situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

A lack of remorse has earned Janusz Walus a continued stay at Kgosi Mampuru II Correctional Centre after Justice Minister Michael Masutha maintained his stance and declined him parole.

The preliminary Festive Season Road Safety Report shows that 1 612 people lost their lives on the country’s roads from 1 December 2018 to 8 January 2019.

A multi-governmental task team has been established to consider ways of supporting the family of a six-year old boy who fell into an open trench in Giyani, Limpopo.

As the annual World Economic Forum meeting draws closer, Team South Africa has met to chart the path for South Africa’s strategy at Davos, Switzerland.

National Police Commissioner General Khehla Sitole has saluted members of the South African Police Service’s (SAPS) Tracking Team after they on Monday night, for the second time, stopped the same suspects from committing a business robbery in Marapyane, near KwaMhlanga.

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