South Africa

The South African government has sent condolences to the Government of Tanzania, following a boat accident at Lake Victoria.

The 21st Human Resource Development Council (HRDC) meeting concluded on Friday with a commitment to build on the human capital of the country.

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Friday announced the details of an economic stimulus and recovery plan, adopted by Cabinet, which is set to amongst others, ignite growth in the South African economy, boost much needed job creation and restore investor confidence.

Over 100 Eskom contractors are expected to make a difference in their communities after completing the power utility‘s training geared at skills and enterprise development.

The Department of Home Affairs says applicants of Zimbabwean Exemption Permits (ZEP) -- who are yet to receive their permits due to their passports having expired in 2017, can submit certified copies of renewed and valid passports at their nearest VFS Global ZEP permit centre.

Government has committed to push through the 30% quota for advertising spend as a set aside for community media.

The Employment Equity Amendment Bill and the Draft Employment Equity Regulations, which aim to fast-track slow transformation in the workplace, are expected to be published in the Government Gazette this afternoon.

Deputy President David Mabuza is the North West province this morning for the 21st Human Resource Development Council (HRDC) meeting.

Minister Rob Davies has attributed the Department of Trade and Industry's clean audit to good governance and a clean administration geared at improving service delivery.

President Cyril Ramaphosa will travel to New York on Saturday where he will lead the South African delegation to the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

Presidential investment envoy Phumzile Langeni says she is satisfied with progress in the Department of Trade and Industry’s investment mission to Japan.

Communications Deputy Minister Pinky Kekana says the draft Film and Publication Board’s (FPB) Classification Guidelines seek to determine the extent to which media content is reflective of the public’s values and expectations.

Consumers will breathe a sigh of relief after the South African Reserve Bank’s (SARB) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) decided to keep the repo rate unchanged at 6.5%.

Former project manager in the Land Affairs and Rural Development Department, Patrick Masoka, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Cabinet has expressed its condolences to the families of the six babies who passed away following an outbreak of Klebsiella pneumoniae at Thelle Mogoerane Hospital in Vosloorus.


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