South Africa

President Cyril Ramaphosa is set to undertake his fourth District Development Model (DDM) Presidential Imbizo at the Sharpeville Cricket Pitch, in Gauteng, on Friday, 12 August.

Transport Minister, Fikile Mbalula, has encouraged the public to report potholes on municipal and provincial roads on a newly launched app in order to enable government to repair them speedily.

As the country commemorates Women’s Month, civil society organisations like the Umtata Women Support Centre (UWSC) make it their daily mission to provide gainful employment opportunities, psychosocial support and counselling to women who experience gender-based violence (GBV) and domestic abuse.

South African women have been challenged to take part in conversations aimed at finding solutions to mitigate the impact of climate change.

Ahead of the Women’s Day holiday, the Gauteng Traffic Police have conducted a drinking and driving operation in Eldorado Park in an effort to crack down on reckless and negligent drivers.

President Cyril Ramaphosa says the prevalence of gender-based violence (GBV) remains the biggest obstacle towards achieving full and meaningful gender equality.

State power utility Eskom says despite suspending load shedding, the power generation system remains vulnerable to breaking down.

The South African Police Service (SAPS) has deployed specialised units to the West Rand to flush out illegal miners said to be terrorising communities in the area.

The signing of the Social Sector Framework Agreement sets the basis for a strong State-civil society partnership to tackle poverty, inequality and employment.

Cheaper and better digital telecommunication connectivity in the country is in sight, the second quarter Operation Vulindlela report has revealed.

The Ministers of Basic Education and Minerals and Energy have officially unveiled a newly built world-class Waterkloof Hills Combined School in the mining community of Rustenburg, North West.

State-owned enterprise (SOE) rail and port company, Transnet, is steadily improving its performance and has made progress in improving its financial position to enable greater investment, says Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana.

Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) and Botswana Rail (BR) are expected to embark on a joint development initiative, which Transet says will allow “Botswana to access South African ports in a more efficient manner”.

Minister of Employment and Labour, Thulas Nxesi, has called on government and civil society to join hands and become more innovative in confronting the complex challenges facing the country in order to set SA on a higher growth path.

While the Asbestos Abatement Regulations 2020 do not prescribe a cut-off date for the removal of any asbestos-containing material in workplaces, it is the duty of every employer to have a management plan in place, says the Department of Employment and Labour.