South Africa

Deputy Minister in the Presidency Thembi Siweya says there must be stricter control at the informal Gate 6 border post situated in Manguzi in KwaZulu-Natal.

President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to undertake a working visit to London in the United Kingdom at the weekend.

The Pietermaritzburg High Court has dismissed former President Jacob Zuma’s application for a permanent stay of his prosecution.

Justice and Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola has noted the action taken by the United States to impose sanctions against the Gupta brothers – Rajesh, Atul and Ajay Gupta and businessman Salim Essa.

Government intervention following a decision by the United States to increase tariffs on steel and aluminium, has led to some relief for the local industry, says President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Government has no plans to privatise Eskom, says President Cyril Ramaphosa.

President Cyril Ramaphosa says more than 5 000 police officers have been trained since April this year to help them assist victims of gender-based violence when they open a case.

Power utility Eskom is approaching the courts in an effort to force NERSA to reconsider electricity tariffs for the next three financial years.

President Cyril Ramaphosa says he is confident that South Africa will be able to address cross-border crimes across all ports of entry by implementing a range of complimentary measures.

The Department of Basic Education says security around matric exam question papers have been tightened, in a bid to also avoid leaks.

The Department of Home Affairs has spent almost R42 million to deport thousands of undocumented foreign nationals between April 2018 and August 2019.

The Council for Quality Assurance in General and Further Education and Training, Umalusi, says the proposed General Education Certificate (GEC) is not an exit qualification as widely reported but rather a transitional qualification.

The Council for Quality Assurance in General and Further Education and Training, Umalusi, has given assessment bodies the greenlight to administer the 2019 matric exams.

As South Africa joins the global community to observe and commemorate World Mental Health Day today, the country has dedicated October to raising awareness on mental health and suicide prevention.

The Portfolio Committee on Tourism has commended Tourism Minister MmaMoloko Kubayi-Ngubane and her team for rebranding, repositioning and renewing the department for the purposes of translating the National Development Plan (NDP) into action.