South Africa

The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (dtic) has tabled in Parliament its 2022/23 quarter three report, which highlights efforts made to help businesses navigate economic pressures and the persistent load shedding.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has told new ambassadors from across the world that South Africa’s most immediate and pressing task is to stabilise the supply of electricity and to ensure energy security into the future.

The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, will on Wednesday co-chair the South Africa-Tanzania Ministerial Bi-National Commission (BNC) with her Tanzanian counterpart, Dr Stergomena Tax, in Pretoria.

Expectant mothers sleeping on chairs and hospital floors, crumbling infrastructure, management deficiencies, and a paediatric and child health facility with no blood bank, laboratory facility or intensive care unit (ICU).

President Cyril Ramaphosa has offered his condolences, on behalf of South Africa, to countries affected by tropical Cyclone Freddy.

All persons in possession of GIZZU 300Wh and 500Wh Portable Power Stations have been urged by the National Consumer Commission to immediately stop using them and return them to the supplier.

The annual Buy Local Summit & Expo will return to the Sandton Convention Centre later this month, with consumers urged to attend.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has reiterated government’s “unwavering support" for the welfare and rights of people with disabilities.

While various measures are being implemented to ensure the sustainable and reliable supply of water, government has appealed to consumers to reduce demand and prioritise paying their water bills to ensure that money is re-invested in infrastructure.

World Consumer Rights Day (WCRD), marked on Wednesday, comes against the backdrop of several challenges South African consumers are faced with.

The Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) has encouraged motorists to report any incidents of bribe solicitation by any traffic officials to law enforcement authorities.

The Department of Health warned on Monday that any employee who fails to comply with the court order interdicting the current strike action will be committing an act of misconduct which is subject to disciplinary action, including possible dismissal.

The Department of Health says it welcomes the judgement that interdicts with immediate effect the strike action by the National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) members and employees who are employed in an essential service.

The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development is expected to host a national conference on the Constitution next week.

President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Tuesday receive Letters of Credence from Heads of Mission-Designate at a Credentials Ceremony at Sefako Makgatho Presidential Guesthouse in Pretoria.


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