South Africa

President Cyril Ramaphosa is due to deliver the 2023 State of the Nation Address (SONA) before a joint sitting of the National Assembly and National Council of Provinces on Thursday.

South Africa’s relentless fight against rhino poaching in the Kruger Park and other national parks saw a slight decline in poaching numbers across the country.

The Cape Town City Hall has been temporarily declared a Parliamentary precinct to facilitate the hosting of the State of the Nation Address (SoNA) on 09 February and the Budget Speech on 22 February 2023.

KwaZulu-Natal Premier, Nomusa Dube-Ncube, says musicians Zakes Bantwini and Nomcebo Zikode are a beacon of hope and an inspiration to many young people in townships and rural areas.

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister, Gwede Mantashe, says the country has to urgently prioritise the resolution of challenges facing freight and railways operations if the mining industry is to capitalise on the current minerals boom.

The Portfolio Committee on Higher Education, Science and Innovation has warned stakeholders in the higher education sector about the seriousness of deliberately misleading parliamentary committees on the real state of affairs on the ground.

Health Minister, Dr Joe Phaahla, has called for vigilance as the country has recorded two laboratory-confirmed cases of cholera imported from Malawi.

The Department of Sport, Arts and Culture has congratulated eminent South African musicians Wouter Kellerman, Zakes Bantwini and Nomcebo Zikode for winning the Best Global Music Performance at the Grammy Awards.

The Free State Department of Education has instituted an investigation into an alleged incident of corporal punishment administered last week by the principal of Ntsu Secondary School in Bethlehem in the Thabo Mofutsanyane District.

Gauteng MEC for Transport and Logistics, Kedibone Diale-Tlabela and North West MEC for Community Safety and Transport Management, Sello Lehari have committed to find lasting solution to the challenges facing commuters due to recurring interruptions of bus operations.

The North West Steering Committee led by Water and Sanitation Minister, Senzo Mchunu, will on Monday meet its Technical Task Team to receive progress report and plans on water and sanitation interventions required for the province.

With 150 houses already delivered since the first sod-turning ceremony in September 2021, residents of Blompark in Gansbaai, Western Cape can look forward to an additional 100 brand new homes being completed before the end of March 2023.

Enterprise and Supplier Development (ESD) funds can make an effective contribution to the sustainability of black-owned enterprises, if it is implemented more strategically.

Gauteng Education MEC, Matome Chiloane has called on education stakeholders and people with interest in the Early Childhood Development (ECD) and care sector, to collaborate with each other in order to ensure the success of the sector.

The Gauteng Department of Education says an investigation into the circumstances surrounding a shooting incident that took place at Kagiso Senior Secondary School on Friday, is underway.

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