South Africa

Given the unpredictable performance of Eskom’s fleet of coal-fired power stations, President Cyril Ramaphosa has admitted that the country will not be able to eliminate load shedding in the short term.

Eskom will continue to implement load shedding this week due to constraints from its diesel suppliers that is affecting the availability of bulk diesel to the Ankerlig and Gourikwa Open Cycle Gas Turbines, which have a combined capacity of 2 000MW.

State Security Deputy Minister, Zizi Kodwa, and Gauteng Premier David Makhura have pledged to strengthen ties and working relations between their two entities in tackling threats and risks that threaten the stability of the province.

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan has briefed Cabinet on the capacity of Eskom to mitigate the intermittent load shedding.

Cabinet has expressed its sincere condolences to the families of those who lost their lives after the tailings of an abandoned local mine in Jagersfontein in the Free State burst open and released a disastrous mudslide around dawn on Sunday, 11 September 2022.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has used today’s Heritage Day celebrations to appeal to South Africans to persevere as the country continues to experience load shedding and the Russia-Ukraine crisis that has sent oil and food prices soaring.

Government has vowed to continuously work with traditional leaders to find solutions to problems that affect rural areas.

Justice and Correctional Services Minister, Ronald Lamola, says the department’s Self-sufficiency and Sustainability programme has saved the department more than R100 million during the past financial year.

Police Minister Bheki Cele has urged almost 500 police trainee graduates to prioritise providing a quality service to the South African public above anything else.

An innate ability to create delicious delicacies is leading a KwaZulu-Natal chef to kneading a brighter future for himself and his colleagues.

The Portfolio Committee on Cooperative and Traditional Affairs has welcomed progress reports on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs’ intervention in the Mangaung and Enoch Mgijima municipalities.

Deputy President David Mabuza will on Friday, in his capacity as chairperson of the Inter-Ministerial Task Team, engage with traditional and Khoi-San leaders in Mpumalanga.

The BRICS Ministers of Foreign Affairs and International Relations have expressed concern on the increasing and ongoing conflicts in many parts of the world.

Intensified South African Revenue Services-led (SARS) operations have seen the net fall on several tax evaders and wildlife criminals.

South African Airways (SAA) executive chair, John Lamola, has dismissed claims that the future of the State-owned carrier is at risk.

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