South Africa

As the drapes of the past two years of restrictions brought on by COVID-19 have come down, the tourism sector is providing a sliver of light to South Africa’s economic recovery.

The Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) Director-General, Phumla Williams, has challenged citizens to find ways within their spheres of influence to help strengthen social cohesion in South Africa and the continent as a whole.

Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu has called all relatives who are caring for orphaned children to apply for Child Support Grant (CSG) Top-Up at their nearest South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) offices.

Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel will host the 9th session of the South Africa-Saudi Arabia Joint Economic Commission (JEC) and the South Africa-Saudi Arabia Trade and Investment Forum next week.

Thirty-seven hospitals across the country will be exempted from the load shedding schedule, Health Minister, Dr Joe Phaahla, announced on Friday.

The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) has welcomed a ruling by the Special Tribunal, which ordered the System Applications Products (SAP) (Pty) Ltd to pay the department an amount of R81.5 million within five court days from Thursday.

The Department of Water and Sanitation has called on young water professionals to come up with innovations that will help efforts to ensure water security.

The Special Tribunal has granted an order allowing the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) to freeze the pension fund of former Eskom middle manager for Program Complex Projects, Duduzile Moyo following allegations of contract fraud.

Government will today close the Integrated Public Service Month by hosting a one-stop exhibition of services, rendered by various government departments and entities, at Chuma Mall in Diepsloot.

State-owned airline, South African Airways (SAA), has moved to assure customers that it will continue to service the routes it currently offers.

North West Premier Kaobitsa Bushy Maape has appointed a panel of experts to help the province lure investments and drive the economy to full recovery.

The East London Division of the High Court has granted the National Prosecuting Authority’s Asset Forfeiture Unit an order to preserve the luxury vehicle of the Eastern Cape Department of Education’s supply chain Chief Director.

President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Thursday work is underway to respond to the State Capture Commission’s findings and recommendations as well as stop it from re-emerging in the future.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has revealed that Eskom will require at least R33 billion to complete the commissioning and remedial work at the Medupi and Kusile power stations.

President Cyril Ramaphosa says announcements are expected to be made with regard to Eskom which government believes will take the power utility forward and entrench the resolve to surpass the current challenges facing it.

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