South Africa

Empowering women by giving them opportunities to become economically independent is key to tackling Gender-based Violence and Femicide (GBVF) in the country, says Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane.

Public Works and Infrastructure Minister, Patricia de Lille, says government’s land reform programme aims to address the imbalances of the past and restore dignity to people through land ownership.

The Department of Social Development has called for accountability on the many cases of sexual violence and harassment that go unreported at sea in the maritime industry.

Public Service and Administration Acting Minister, Thulas Nxesi, and the Acting Executive Director of the Centre for the Public Service Innovation (CPSI) Lydia Sebokedi will today host the 20th Public Sector Innovation (PSI) Awards Ceremony.

Minister in The Presidency, Mondli Gungubele, says government is committed to building a constructive relationship with the media through forthright and robust engagement.

South Africa’s COVID-19 journey began on Friday 27 March 2020, shortly after midnight, when President Cyril Ramaphosa called on us to remain at home and to observe the 21-day lockdown period. The initial lockdown was extended again on 09 April 2022, and a number of subsequent lockdowns followed, based on the need to save lives and livelihoods.

Acting President, Angie Motshekga, has described the late Warrant Officer Thomas Shongwe as a friend to many and a dedicated officer of the law.

Government has welcomed Auditor General (AG) Tsakani Maluleke’s 2021/2022 Public Finance Management Act (PFMA) audit outcomes of national and provincial government.

The repurchase rate (repo rate) in South Africa reached 7% after the SA Reserve Bank’s (SARB) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) agreed to a 75 basis points hike.

Due to the diesel supplied by PetroSA this week, Eskom says it will now reduce load shedding during the night from Stage 4 to Stage 3 at 16:00 to 05:00 until Monday morning.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has assured South Africans that he is confident that issues at Eskom -which has been rolling out load shedding due to power plant breakdowns, will be resolved.

South Africa’s two-day Royal State Visit to the United Kingdom was beneficial and helped solidify already strong relations between the two countries, says President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Infrastructure South Africa (ISA) will be hosting the inaugural South Africa Green Hydrogen Summit (SAGHS) next week to showcase the country’s offering as a large-scale, low cost, world class green hydrogen production hub and total value chain investment destination.

Despite the various emergent disruptive circumstances such as the COVID-19 pandemic, flood disasters, the July 2021 unrests and the conflict in Ukraine, government is steadily making inroads towards meeting its targets of its five-year programme of action.

Measles vaccination coverage has steadily declined since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the new World Health Organisation (WHO) and United States Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports revealed.


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