South Africa

South Africa says it appreciates the European Union’s (EU) continued support of the development cooperation aligned to the National Development Plan (NDP) and the backing it received during the COVID-19 pandemic and the creation of the local mRNA vaccine technology transfer hub.

The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development has confirmed a new outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) on a farm in Gauteng Province.

The KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Executive Council (EXCO) has directed all departments to speed up disciplinary cases against officials on precautionary suspension due to allegations of misconduct and transgressions.

KwaZulu-Natal Premier, Nomusa Dube-Ncube, has encouraged businesses to collaborate with government in the rollout of infrastructure to rural and township communities.

The Department of Employment and Labour has warned the public to be vigilant after it noted with concern yet another scam titled ‘Youth employment programme’, which makes empty promises to those who are unemployed.

Limpopo provincial police commissioner, Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe, has ordered that a policewoman recorded having sex with her 10-year-old son subjected to immediate internal disciplinary processes.

Officials of the Department of Employment and Labour are in Polokwane, Limpopo, to help citizens with Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) applications and processing claims for workers.

The Department of Water and Sanitation continues to clamp down on farmers involved in unauthorised and illegal water use and ensure perpetrators are brought to book.

It is critical for South Africa to continue to learn from the extensive experience and expertise that the European Union has in a number of areas and economic activities, says Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana.

South Africa and India have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation in the re-introduction of Cheetah to the Asian country.

Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana has expressed gratitude for the United States’ commitment to South Africa’s energy transition, saying it comes at a critical stage when the country is facing grinding energy shortages.

Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille says she will lobby for more money for her department’s bursary programme so more learners can continue their studies in the field of the built environment.

The repurchase rate (repo rate) in South Africa reached 7.25% after the SA Reserve Bank’s (SARB) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) agreed to a 25 basis points hike.

Following a visit to the University of Zululand, the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education, Science and Innovation says it is pleased with the institution’s readiness for the 2023 academic year.

The fight against prostate cancer, which is one of the top five cancers reported among men in South Africa, is being given another boost through the construction of a new state-of-art facility at Steve Biko Academic Hospital (SBAH) in Pretoria.


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