South Africa

President Cyril Ramaphosa says there is a need to urgently reform the United Nations Security Council so that it can credibly and effectively perform its mandate.

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) will in the 2022 financial year spend R47.3 billion in funding the tertiary education of 691 432 students.

Public Works and Infrastructure Deputy Minister, Noxolo Kiviet, has encouraged young people who have completed their training through the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) to use their acquired skills to look for employment in the formal sector.

The Department of Communications and Digital Technologies Minister, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, says her department is eagerly awaiting the Constitutional Court decision on the analogue switch-off (ASO) date for them to conclude broadcast digital migration.

Water and Sanitation Minister Senzo Mchunu has called for the prioritisation of the construction of a 49-kilometre bulk water pipeline from Ludeke Dam to Mzamba village in Mbizana.

Power utility Eskom will at 11am escalate load shedding to stage 4 due to the ongoing unprotected labour action.

The South African Medical Association (SAMA) has recommended vigilance among its members and the public after the discovery of the first monkeypox case in South Africa on Thursday.

More than two decades since the enactment of the Employment Equity Act (EEA) to transform the South African labour market, compliance levels still remain regretfully low.

Eskom has warned that labour protests that have caused operational disturbances, could lead to higher stages of load shedding.

Employment and Labour Minister, Thulas Nxesi, has cautioned that the lifting of the remaining COVID-19 protocols does not mean employers must adopt a cavalier attitude towards health and safety in their workplaces.

The BRICS response to the COVID-19 pandemic demonstrated what can be achieved when nations work together in the spirit of friendship, solidarity and responsibility, says President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Health Minister, Dr Joe Phaahla, has thanked South Africans on behalf of government, for their support and cooperation over the last two years and three months of dealing with the Coronavirus pandemic.

The first case of Monkeypox in South Africa has been confirmed, Health Minister, Dr Joe Phaahla, said during a media briefing in Pretoria on Thursday.

The Presidency says it has noted several media enquiries about observations by Chief Justice Raymond Zondo in relation to President Cyril Ramaphosa in the final part of the report of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture, Fraud and Corruption in the Public Sector, Including Organs of State.

Taxpayers are encouraged to file their returns for the 2022 tax filing season which will open from 1 July to 24 October 2022.

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