South Africa

The Alexandra Total Shutdown Committee has undertaken to temporarily suspend service delivery protests in the area following engagements with senior government officials on Wednesday.

There have been no new cases of Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) detected in the disease management area declared in Limpopo in the last 10 weeks, the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries said on Wednesday.

The R20 per hour National Minimum Wage (NMW) will see 47% of the vulnerable workforce enjoying a rise in hourly wages.

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant has commended the parties to the Sibanye-Stillwater labour dispute for reaching an amicable resolution to the strike.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has wished South Africans well for the Easter holidays and has called for this period to be observed in a spirit of tolerance, consideration and safety.

The year 2019 marks South Africa’s silver jubilee and, as the young democracy marks this milestone, the Department of International Relations (DIRCO) has taken stock of the country’s foreign policy.

The Electoral Commission has agreed to extend voting hours at foreign missions on 27 April to accommodate Jewish voters celebrating the Sabbath.

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) has called all international travellers who will be visiting or returning to South Africa during the Easter holidays, to comply with the country’s import requirements for agricultural and related regulated products.

Government is stepping up the gear in the provision of technologically advanced schools to ensure the cultivation of much-needed skills.

South Africa would be better off if only its armed forces and not private citizens had access to firearms, Police Minister Bheki Cele said on Wednesday.

Transport Minister Blade Nzimande has requested the Western Cape Provincial Government to suspend plans to rollout Phase 4B of the George Integrated Public Transport Network (GIPTN).

The Department of Water and Sanitation has appealed to South Africans, particularly religious leaders, to be cautious and stick to water safety measures to avoid any possible drowning incidents that may occur during the Easter weekend.

For many years, Anna Letwaba, who is disabled, has been relying on her daughter to move her around the house - however, this will be a thing of the past, thanks to a wheelchair donated by the Department of Correctional Services.

An Inter-Ministerial Committee has been established to deal with the renewal programme of Alexandra township in Johannesburg.

Despite the great strides in increasing access to electricity in the last 25 years, electricity still remains an expensive and scarce household resource.

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