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Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Minister, Thoko Didiza, says the department aims to double investment in local food value chains to benefit smallholder and subsistence farmers who struggle to penetrate formal markets.

The South African Revenue Service’s Customs has seized dried abalone worth R1.6 million, which was hidden in a trailer of a taxi at the Lebombo border.

Police Minister Bheki Cele has called on officers to prioritise the protection of women, children and all vulnerable groups, and intensify efforts to tackle gender-based violence (GBV).

Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Deputy Minister, Makhotso Sotyu, on Friday announced a ground-breaking R29 million waste management intervention for Mangaung Metro Municipality in the Free State province.

Minister in the Presidency Mondli Gungubele says government is going to great lengths to address the issues faced by military veterans in the country.

The quality assurance examination board, Umalusi, says plans are in place and the system is ready to administer the November 2021 final National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations.

Plans to transform, modernise and reindustrialise the Sedibeng District’s economy is top of the agenda at the Sedibeng Investment Conference.

South Africa continues to see a decline in COVID-19 infections, with new cases dropping by 28% in the past seven days.

Health Minister, Dr Joe Phaahla, has announced that the Ministerial Advisory Committee (MAC) on COVID-19 Vaccines has advised that additional doses be given to individuals with compromised immunity.

Public Enterprises Minister, Pravin Gordhan, has moved to assure the agricultural sector that Transnet's primary objective is to ensure the export of agricultural goods in the face of the ongoing global supply chain and logistics crisis.

KwaZulu-Natal municipalities and the provincial Water and Sanitation Department have been urged to step up measures to curb water losses.

The Department of Health on Friday announced that children aged 12 to 17 years old are next in line to receive the COVID-19 vaccine from next week.

The South African National Editors Forum (Sanef) is celebrating 25 years of championing media freedom and will hold a fundraising dinner to mark this milestone today.

Since the beginning of lockdown last year, the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) has disbursed R63 billion, bringing relief to about 5.4 million workers across the country.

National Treasury has published an updated version of its “Financing a Sustainable Economy” document as part of efforts to encourage more long-term investments in sustainable economic assets, activities and projects.

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