South Africa

South Africa has this year recorded an upsurge in the number of pertussis cases, commonly known as “whooping cough”.

Annual consumer inflation dipped to 7.6% in August from 7.8% in July. The monthly increase in the consumer price index (CPI) was 0.2%, the lowest reading since January 2022, says Statistics South Africa (Stats SA).

The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) has obtained a preservation order against the R2.8 million pension payout of former National Lotteries Commission (NLC) chief operating officer, Philemon Letwaba.

The National School of Government (NSG) is inviting public servants to sign up for the new Championing Anti-discrimination in the Public Service and Managing Performance in the Public Service courses.

While 151 municipalities are teetering on the brink of collapse, 43 have already collapsed and require urgent intervention to rescue them, National Treasury told Parliament on Wednesday.

KwaZulu-Natal Premier, Nomusa Dube-Ncube, says the call for collective action and partnership of all stakeholders should be the driving force in mitigating the impact of climate change.

The Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) is calling on communities in the Free State to participate in the ongoing community consultation meetings on the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) policy.

If unethical practices continue to plague local governance, the country will not be able “investigate and prosecute” away crippling government corruption, says National Director of Public Prosecutions, Advocate Shamila Batohi.

Occupational Health and Safety Inspectors have closed a building leased by the Department of Employment and Labour at the Giyani Labour Centre in the Old Government Complex due to non-compliance.

Six people – including four high ranking former and current South African Police Service members – have been arrested over the past two days in connection with a R54 million police tender awarded in 2016.

Former acting Bojanala District municipal manager, Pogisho Patrick Shikwane, was this week released on R10 000 bail after being arrested for allegedly irregularly awarding a R2.4 million contract.

Residents of the City of Tshwane, who have tampered with the water and electricity network, have 10 days left to use the grace period to come clean and apply for amnesty to avoid fines and criminal charges.

The Department of Home Affairs is intensifying its fight against syndicates involved in the sale of the identities of South Africans to foreign nationals.

The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) will on Wednesday host a consultation session on the National Water Resource Strategy Edition 3 (NWRS-3) at the Horseshoe Motel in Kimberley, Northern Cape.

The North West Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has reaffirmed its commitment to ensuring that the Cannabis Master Plan finds space in agriculture transformation in the province.

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