South Africa

Former Minister of Mineral Resources, Mosebenzi Zwane, has appeared in the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court on charges of alleged fraud and corruption related to the failed R280 million Estina Dairy Farm Project.

The City of Ekurhuleni, in consultation with the Gauteng Department of Human Settlements, has prepared a housing allocation plan following the delivery of 152 housing units completed for allocation under the Leeuwpoort Mega Project.

Improved governance systems and performance at the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME) have resulted in the department achieving a clean audit outcome for the 10th time in succession.

As the country grapples with poverty, unemployment and inequality, President Cyril Ramaphosa pronounced that it is vital to attend to local economic development.

The National Assembly has approved four Bills aimed at regulating the transport economy and establishing a land court, amongst others.

The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) has advised Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) college students to contact the colleges where they wrote their exams regarding their certificates and diplomas.

Higher Education and Training Minister, Dr Blade Nzimande, has sent a stern warning to people who continue to defraud the National Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS).

Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Candith Mashego-Dlamini, will hand over vaccines in Liberia and Sierra Leone this week.

The National Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) 2023 application cycle has opened.

Social Development Deputy Minister Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu, in partnership with Airports Company South Africa and CIPLA Foundation, has handed over a R4 million day care centre to the residents of Greenfield in Kimberley, Northern Cape.

The Coega Development Corporation (CDC) has asserted that it strives to remain at the forefront of infrastructure development by implementing projects that facilitate economic growth, socio-economic development, and employment opportunities within communities.

The board of power utility Eskom is expected to be "reconstituted and restructured" following a meeting with Department of Public Enterprises Minister, Pravin Gordhan.

The densification of the country's settlement patterns and where economic activity happens, especially in rural areas, is "very important", says economist Ayabonga Cawe.

Continuous budget cuts have created service delivery challenges for municipalities, says Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana.

Developed metros and urbanised municipalities will continue to chase “moving targets” if undeveloped councils do not receive much-needed economic and infrastructure injection, says Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) Minister, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma.