South Africa

South Africa has joined the African Union and the United Nations in calling for an immediate independent investigation into the deaths of at least 23 migrants who attempted to cross the border from Morocco into the Spanish city of Melilla.

Eskom has downgraded Stage 6 load shedding to Stage 4 this morning after the power utility was able to claw back some generation capacity overnight.

South Africa recorded 399 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, bringing the number of laboratory confirmed case to 3 993 843.

With the filing season getting underway today, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) has made significant changes to the 2022 tax filing season.

The Southern African Customs Union (SACU) says the Russia-Ukraine conflict can further affect the region if not resolved peacefully through dialogue and negotiation.

Deputy Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, Makhotso Sotyu has handed over forestry plantations to communities in Mount Fletcher in the Eastern Cape as part of government’s efforts to transform the economy and create jobs.

The South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL) has announced measures intended to finalise with speed the awarding of five tenders with a collective value of R17.4 billion, which were recently not authorised by the board for awarding.

Eskom says Stage 6 load shedding will be implemented from 2pm until midnight this evening due to a slow return to work of personnel at its power stations following violent strike action this week.

Minister in the Presidency Mondli Gungubele says although government initiated interventions to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, many lessons can be learnt and gaps covered in order to improve the State’s disaster management capabilities.

Public Works and Infrastructure Minister, Patricia de Lille, and Head of the Special Investigative Unit, Advocate Andy Mothibi, on Thursday signed an Anti-Corruption pledge with members of the Infrastructure Built Anti-Corruption Forum.

With effect from today, the Department of Home Affairs has announced the extension of operating hours at some of its offices to 6pm for the application and collection of Smart ID cards and passports.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has arrived in the Republic of Botswana on a working visit to attend the 7th Southern African Customs Union (SACU) Summit of Heads of State and Government.

The Department of Employment and Labour Inspection and Enforcement Services (IES), in the Western Cape province, has recovered a grand total of R2 563 440 during inspections conducted in the 2021/2022 financial year.

Public Works and Infrastructure Minister, Patricia de Lille, on Wednesday launched the first-ever government precinct in Salvakop, Pretoria.

Private reserves on the western boundary of the Kruger National Park and government have committed to working together on a number of areas, including tackling wildlife crime, enhancing transformation and improving the local economy.

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