South Africa

Government’s Infrastructure Fund is set to receive a R100 billion over the next decade as the state steps up its infrastructure programme by partnering with the private sector.

Work is afoot on reconfiguring the South African electricity sector by addressing challenges faced by Eskom, with the board of the first subsidiary of the power utility to be appointed by mid-2019, Treasury said on Wednesday.

National Treasury has revised down the South African economy’s growth to 1.5% in 2019.

The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) will be hosting a seminar with the private security sector in Lydenburg, Mpumalanga.

President Cyril Ramaphosa says government has asked traditional leaders to rally behind government to ensure that the five urgent priority tasks that he announced in his State of the Nation Address, are implemented.

South Africans and the international community have been urged to continue supporting the naturally superior Caster Semenya, as she continues to fight for her career at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, in Switzerland.

Despite the unsuccessful test launch of the Phoenix-1B sounding rocket, the project still remains important to South African engineering.

South Africa and Mozambique have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Economic Cooperation which will provide a broad basis for cooperation between the two sister countries.

With the General Elections fast approaching, International Relations and Cooperation Minister, Lindiwe Sisulu, has called on Heads of Mission to rally behind the Electoral Commission (IEC) to allow for smooth elections for South Africans living abroad.

Energy Minister Jeff Radebe says a reliable, sustainable, competitive and secure electricity supply sector is crucial to attract investment into Africa.

The Government of the Free State will develop an Investment Book as a means of contributing to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s investment drive.

With technological advancements driving up the demand for improved service, the continent's postal services sector is going to have to come up with ground-breaking innovations to compete with the best if it wants to remain a relevant player in the digital age.

The Free State government has targeted education, skills development and youth opportunities as their focus areas this year.

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has developed a software solution that enables content creators to have their own Mobile Internet broadcast platform where the content will be accessible to anyone with a smart device.

The Saldanha Bay Industrial Development Zone has signed new investment agreements, which bring the total number of signed investors to eight and investment value to over R3 billion.