South Africa

Residents of the Sedibeng District Municipality have highlighted housing, sewerage, poor service delivery and unemployment as some of the key areas that government should urgently address to improve their lives.

The skills Anna Kgaretswe has acquired is turning around the fortunes of her community.

Minister in the Presidency, Mondli Gungubele, says the District Development Model (DDM) is critical to the seamless and speedy delivery of services to communities.

Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, has described the election of KwaZulu-Natal first female premier, as a progressive step towards transformation of gender roles in leadership and the development of women in South Africa.

Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities has called on women appointed to the KwaZulu-Natal provincial executive council, to use their new positions to improve the conditions in which KZN women live under.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has told new ambassadors from across the world that South Africa’s most pressing priority is a swift and equitable economic recovery that leaves no one behind, post-COVID-19.

The Ad Hoc Joint Committee on Flood Disaster Relief and Recovery has raised concern about lack of coordination and integrated plans to resolve the housing needs of people displaced by the floods.

The twenty people who were arrested for allegedly inciting public violence through social media and other platforms during the period of unrests in KwaZulu-Natal, Gauteng as well as other parts of the country are expected to appear in the Durban Central Magistrate’s Court on Friday.

Board chairperson of state-owned defence equipment company Denel, Gloria Serobe says all outstanding salaries owed to workers have now been fully paid.

The South African government has managed to negotiate a settlement that will see the clearing of citrus containers stuck in ports of entry in the European Union (EU).

Home Affairs Minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, on Thursday announced that his department is set to recruit 10 000 unemployed young graduates for the digitisation of its civic paper records.

Rebuilding the economy and creating decent jobs in the formal and informal economies are the top priorities for the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial government, says newly elected Premier Nomusa Dube-Ncube.

Thousands of people from the Sedibeng District Municipality are expected to descend on the Sharpeville cricket pitch on Friday, for the District Development Model (DDM) Presidential Imbizo, led by President Cyril Ramaphosa.

The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) and the Hawks are currently raiding the offices of Alexander Bay Diamonds Company PTY LTD (Alexander Bay) in Johannesburg in relation to an ongoing investigation on the affairs of Alexkor, the State’s diamond mining company.

Human Settlements Deputy Minister, Pamela Tshwete, has reiterated that title deeds are not a licence to sell government subsidised houses.