South Africa

Two security guards are expected to appear in the East London Magistrate Court today after their arrest at Eskom’s Port Rex power station in relation to the alleged theft of diesel worth more than R145 000.

Higher Education and Training Minister, Dr Blade Nzimande, has given the department a directive to ensure that the new performance agreements signed by Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) college principals are properly monitored and evaluated on an ongoing basis.

A case of armed robbery and attempted theft has been opened with police after five suspects attempted to steal diesel at Transet Freight Rail’s (TFR) Watervalboven depot in Mpumalanga.

Higher Education and Training Minister, Dr Blade Nzimande, has emphasised a need to increase drastically the number of qualified artisans produced per year in order to realise the country’s National Development Plan (NDP) 2030 target.

National Hawks heads Lt General Godfrey Lebeya, has announced a raft of appointments in an effort to bolster the directorate’s capabilities.

With 827 arrests and 217 convictions secured between July and September, the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation’s (DPCI/Hawks) quest to make serious inroads in the fight against crime continues to gain momentum.

The official unemployment rate has slightly decreased by one percentage point to 32.9% in the last quarter of 2022, with some 204 000 job gains during the last quarter – a year-on-year decrease of about two percentage points.

President Cyril Ramaphosa says South Africa’s intention is to become a world leader in green hydrogen.

The Department of Water and Sanitation has officially signed off on Phase 2 of the Blue Deal Programme between South Africa and Netherlands, which seeks to enhance access to sufficient, clean and safe water for all by 2030 and beyond.

The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (the dtic) has relaunched the Agro-Processing Support Scheme (APSS) in order to increase the uptake of the incentive, which is aimed at stimulating investment in South African agro-processing enterprises.

Mineral Resources and Energy Deputy Minister, Dr Nobuhle Nkabane, says South Africa must find technological solutions that can maximise the usage of minerals such as coal with “minimal carbon” emissions.

The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) has called on the public to submit written comments on the Draft Water and Sanitation Services Policy on Privately Owned Land, which aims to ensure the provision of water and sanitation services to people living on privately owned land.

Deputy President David Mabuza will, in his capacity as the Chairperson of the South African National Aids Council (SANAC), lead the official commemoration of World Aids Day on Thursday, 1 December.

The Department of Home Affairs says it has granted Janusz Waluz permanent residence in South Africa for the period of his parole with conditions to be imposed by the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services.

South African Police Service (SAPS) Eastern Cape Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Nomthetheleli Mene has condemned the unethical and corrupt behaviour of a warrant officer from SAPS New Brighton.

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