South Africa

Government has committed to address the concerns raised by truck drivers protesting the use of foreign nationals by employers to drive trucks on South African roads.

The South African Cabinet has extended its well-wishes to the matric Class of 2021 as they commenced with the National Senior Certificate examinations.

The Department of Home Affairs has announced that this weekend their operating hours across the country will be extended ahead of the local government elections.

State owned power utility, Eskom, has announced that it will implement Stage four load shedding from midday today (Wednesday) until the early hours of Friday morning.

Eskom says it plans to add at least 30GW of new generation capacity – mainly from solar and wind energy sources – to the system over the next 10 years.

The Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), industry and trade unions have established a new forum that will see labour participate actively in mining research in the country.

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has welcomed the green light given by Higher Education, Science, and Innovation Minister, Dr Blade Nzimande, to open online applications for 2022.

Limpopo Premier Stanley Mathabatha has sent his best wishes to the matric class of 2021 for the National Senior Certificate (NSC) examination.

South Africa has now distributed 21 721 854 COVID-19 jabs since the start of the inoculation rollout programme, of which 196 808 were given in the past 24 hours.

Social Relief of Distress (SRD) beneficiaries who opted to use the South African Post Office for the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) grant payment have been encouraged to collect their R350 only after receiving an SMS informing them that their grant is available.

As the National Senior Certificate (NSC) examination commences today, President Cyril Ramaphosa has offered his best wishes, on behalf of all South Africans, to the class of 2021 and commended them for persevering through a challenging year.

Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) Chief Electoral Officer Sy Mamabolo says the upcoming Local Government Elections will be one of the most contested in South Africa’s history.

Gauteng Police Commissioner, Lieutenant General Elias Mawela, has directed a task team to probe the murder and crimes of a prime gang suspect, linked to a series of cases in Mamelodi.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has described the launch of the local production of the Corolla Cross as an important step to South Africa’s path to transform the car-making business into a green industry success story.

KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala has commended Swedish multinational food packaging and processing company, Tetra Pak, for its multi-million investment that will create new jobs in the wake of COVID-19 and related socio-economic challenges.


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