South Africa

Transnet says government’s ban on the export of scrap and waste metal will go a long way in the fight against metal theft.

A senior Eastern Cape Education Department official, his wife and a businessman have appeared at the Zwelitsha Magistrate’s Court on charges related to a R4 million PPE tender.

Eskom says it has approached the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) to mediate in the debt repayment matter between the power utility and the City of Tshwane municipality.

South Africa requires an initial funding of about R1.5 trillion to transition to a low carbon and climate resilient society for the five-year period 2023–2027, says Presidential Climate Commission (PCC) Commissioner Joanne Yawitch.

The National Assembly at its plenary sitting on Thursday passed the Adjustments Appropriation Bill and the Special Appropriation Bill.

Presidential spokesperson, Vincent Magwenya, says President Cyril Ramaphosa is still engaging stakeholders with regards to the way forward following findings by an Independent Section 89 panel that the President may have violated his oath of office.

While South Africa has made significant inroads in the prevention and treatment of HIV and AIDS, Health Minister Dr Joe Phaahla has raised concerns about infections that continue to soar.

Cabinet has approved the 2022 Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Decadal Plan, which serves as an implementation guide of the 2019 White Paper on STI.

Cabinet has approved the publication of the Green Hydrogen Commercialisation Strategy (GHCS) for public comment.

Cabinet has approved the Amendment Bills -- the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) Bill of 2022 and Repeal of the Transkeian Penal Code Bill of 2022 -- for submission to Parliament for further processing.

Cabinet has welcomed the launch of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Institute of South Africa at the Johannesburg Business School on Wednesday.

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) says Swiss engineering company, Asea Brown Boveri (ABB), is expected to pay some R2.5 billion in “punitive reparations to South Africa” for its part in State Capture.

Cabinet has approved the country’s National Strategy on Anti-Money Laundering, Counter Financing of Terrorism and Counter Financing of Proliferation (AML/CFT/CPF), together with the National Risk Assessment.

Cabinet has considered and approved the Research Report on disability-related costs on households with children with disabilities and adults with physical disabilities.

Cabinet has called on the public to take extra care during the upcoming festive season.


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