South Africa

The Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) has called for a speedy prosecution following the murder of two Grade 12 girls at Ngwangwane village in KwaZulu-Natal.

Minister of Forestry, Fisheries, and the Environment, Barbara Creecy, has visited the National Zoological Gardens (NZG) of South Africa to review the facility’s contribution to biodiversity, research, scientific services, animal welfare, conservation, tourism and public awareness.

The Hawks, together with Crime Intelligence and Western Cape Traffic, on Thursday arrested three men for the possession of a cocaine consignment worth an estimated value of over R 400 million.

Eastern Cape (CoGTA) MEC, Xolile Nqatha, has appealed to political parties in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality to support the proposed notice of intention to amend Section 12 of the municipality.

Deputy President David Mabuza says access to land for current and prospective women farmers remains one of the key priorities of government’s Land Reform Programme.

Eskom has welcomed the conviction and sentencing of three cable thieves, who stole at least 564kg of the power utility’s aluminium overhead conductor cable.

A group of suspects arrested during a Hawks led operation to curtail illegal mining in the area, appeared in the Krugersdorp and Randfontein Magistrates’ Courts on Thursday.

Commissions that took place on the sidelines of the Presidential Social Sector Summit have called for a resourced social sector ahead of President Cyril Ramaphosa signing a framework at the Summit today.

President Cyril Ramaphosa says government would like to see “far greater levels of trade and investment” between South Africa and Botswana.

Government, working together with the social sector, has committed to forge deep paths upon which every South African will develop their skills and contribute to their family, community and the realisation of the Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan (ERRP).

The City of Tshwane has urged residents who have tampered with the water and electricity network to use the grace period to come clean and apply for amnesty to avoid fines and criminal charges.

Minister in the Presidency, Mondli Gungubele, has assured the nation that government, under the leadership of President Cyril Ramaphosa, is working on addressing the myriad challenges the country faces.

Minister in the Presidency responsible for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, has described the recent murder of two matric girls in Ngwangwane village, KwaZulu-Natal, as horrendous and sickening.

While a fatality has been reported following the administration of the COVID-19 Janssen vaccine, the South African Health Products and Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) has emphasised that benefits of the vaccine greatly outweigh any adverse events that may occur following immunisation.

President Cyril Ramaphosa says the historical ties between South Africa and Botswana – spanning over “thousands of years” – can provide a solid foundation for the deepening of economic and bilateral relations between the two countries.