South Africa

As the country observes Women’s Month, the Portfolio Committee on Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities has called on government and private sector to coordinate their transformation programmes to achieve the desired outcomes.

Eskom has announced that it will implement load shedding from this afternoon after the power utility faced some challenges at several power stations.

Maluti-a-Phofung municipal manager, Futhuli Patrick Mothamaha, will remain behind police cells until Friday when he reappears before the Phuthaditjhaba Magistrates’ Court on a raft of corruption related charges.

Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, Barbara Creecy, has emphasised the importance of supporting young people with business ventures, as they are in a position to lead the search for sustainable solutions.

Controlling and eliminating malaria remains critical for the health of southern Africa and cross-border partnership is key to achieving this goal.

One person was shot dead while 46 of his accomplices were arrested when a police operation descended on an illegal mining operation in the West Rand on Tuesday.

President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Thursday, 4 August, embark on a working visit to Botswana to lead talks at the high-level South Africa-Botswana Business Roundtable.

The South African Post Office (Sapo) has assured its customers that the initial teething problems on the online renewal for motor vehicle licences service have been resolved.

Phase III of the Presidential Youth Employment Initiative (PYEI) - implemented in the basic education sector - will conclude at the end of August with no further extension, says the Department of Basic Education.

KwaZulu-Natal Social Development MEC, Nonhlanhla Khoza, has commended the police for the arrest of the man accused of the brutal murder of two Grade 12 learners.

Eskom has warned that it may implement Stage 2 load shedding over the next three days from 4pm to midnight.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has denounced the gang rape of eight women in Krugersdorp and called on communities in the area to work with police to “ensure that these criminals are apprehended and prosecuted”.

Tourism Minister Lindiwe Sisulu says Banyana Banyana’s victory at the maiden Women’s Africa Cup of Nations will go a long way in positioning the country as an attractive sports tourism destination.

In an effort to alleviate traffic congestion on the roads, the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) will be running a special charter train for the Comrades Marathon later this month.

The City of Johannesburg Human Settlements has warned illegal landlords operating in informal settlements to stop demanding money for government services.