South Africa

Cabinet has approved the 2023 Youth Month Programme under the theme: “Accelerating youth economic emancipation for a sustainable future” which will be launched on 1 June 2023.

As winter approaches, Cabinet says it welcomes the finalisation of the contract for 400 megawatts (MW) of additional capacity through the standard offer programme, which will be added to the grid by the end of May 2023.

The Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) has kicked off a two-day youth engagement program at the KaMaqhekeza township in the Nkomazi Local Municipality, in Mpumalanga.

Cabinet says it is encouraged by the 2023 first Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) which has indicated a sixth consecutive quarterly increase in the number of jobs.

Cabinet has, at its meeting this week, affirmed that relations between South Africa and the US remain cordial, strong and mutually beneficial.

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has opened its accreditation portal to accommodation providers to apply for accreditation, says Higher Education and Training Minister, Blade Nzimande.

The application submitted by Cape Flora SA to protect the name “Cape Flora” and its logo has been approved and has been published in the Government Gazette.

The Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition Ebrahim Patel has on Thursday published the Energy Users and Energy Suppliers Block Exemptions.

Higher Education and Training Minister, Blade Nzimande, says the department is working to ensure that all Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges are involved in some form of entrepreneurship training in the next three years.

Deputy President Paul Mashatile will today respond to oral questions in the National Assembly.

President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to lead the Africa Day celebrations to be held at the Cradle of Humankind in Krugersdorp this morning.

Participants in the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) should have access to further opportunities after being involved in the initiative, says Deputy Minister Bernice Swarts.

The Health Ministry has congratulated Cubans on their 60th anniversary of international medical support and cooperation to save lives through dedicated medical brigades around the world.

A total of 82 976 land claims lodged before the cut-off date of 30 December 1998 have been settled, the Commission on Restitution of Land Rights (CRLR) said on Wednesday.

Defence and Military Veterans Minister Thandi Modise has acknowledged that the single most prevalent problem in the department is the defence procurement system.


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