South Africa

Despite budget constraints, government continues to make strides in prioritising road infrastructure that adversely affects the livelihood of people, says Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula.

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has welcomed a 10-year prison sentence handed to a Durban businesswoman for submitting fraudulent Value-Added Tax (VAT) claims.

The National Department of Sport, Arts and Culture (DSAC) will this coming weekend host two downscaled #IChoose2BActive national events.

Government will, in the next two weeks, advertise thousands of hectares of available State land for lease, as the country accelerates its land reform programme.

South Africa has recorded additional cases of human rabies after two children from KwaZulu-Natal died from the virus recently.

The South African Police Service (SAPS) on Thursday scooped the International Digital Award at the Crime Stoppers International Awards in Sydney, Australia.

The nomination for eligible candidates to occupy positions on the Board of Trustees to establish the National Council on Gender-based Violence and Femicide (NCGBVF) is now open.

President Cyril Ramaphosa will later today address a virtual high-level meeting to mark the 25th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women, convened by the United Nations General Assembly.

Following the revision of the school calendar, schools will reopen on 25 January 2021, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga said.

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has expressed concern for learners who have not returned to school yet, despite schools operating at full capacity under alert level 1 of the lockdown.

The countdown to the matric examinations has begun, with just 34 days to go until candidates sit for the 2020 National Senior Certificate examinations.

Communications and Digital Technologies Minister, Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, has welcomed the announcement of dates for the release of spectrum by the telecoms regulator, the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA).

South Africa has recorded 1 772 new COVID-19 infections, bringing the total to 674 339 cases since the outbreak.

Six suspects, among them former and current senior government officials, are expected to appear before the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court on Friday on fraud and corruption charges related to the 2014 Free State Asbestos Project.

As countries across the world grapple with rebuilding their economies amid the destruction caused by COVID-19, President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on governments to prioritise environmental conservation.


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