South Africa

Police in Gauteng have arrested a man after he made an alleged bomb threat at Menlyn Maine Shopping Centre in the East of Pretoria.

The life and times of Mineral Resources and Energy Deputy Minister Bavelile Hlongwa was commemorated at a memorial service held on Tuesday.

Two motorists were arrested for alleged reckless and negligent driving in separate incidents during a special operation conducted on the R21.

Public Service and Administration Deputy Minister Sindisiwe Chikunga says public servants must strive to service citizens while upholding high professional and ethical standards.

Support for the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement formed part of discussions at the 42nd General Assembly of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), currently underway in Cape Town.

A potent and effective global response is required to protect world citizens against the proliferation of illegal drugs and precursor chemicals, says National Police Commissioner General Khehla Sitole.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has called for a Joint Sitting of the National Assembly and National Council of Provinces to focus the attention of elected public representatives and the nation at large on the crisis of gender-based violence and femicide.

Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) will between 9 October and 6 November conduct a Census 2021 Mini Test across the country in preparation for the 2021 population survey.

The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has noted with shock and concern the rise of stock theft cases in the province.

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has called on the international maritime community to commit to creating opportunities for women and a conducive environment for them to thrive in the sector.

The Portfolio Committee on Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities has called out the poor handling of a reported rape case of a three-year-old girl in the Western Cape.

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has welcomed the resignation of the South African Special Risk Insurance Association (SASRIA) Non-Executive Directors.

The employment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) in crime-affected parts of the Western Cape has been extended until 31 March 2020.

South Africa will use the upcoming United Nations General Assembly (UNGA74) to affirm its commitment to multilateralism and the central role of the UN in the system of global governance, International Relations and Cooperation Minister Naledi Pandor said on Monday.

The South African public has been invited to vote for their favourite Integrity Icon in the build up to the ceremony on 10 October.

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