South Africa

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says the department will table a bill this year that will make two schooling years before Grade 1 compulsory.

Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Minister Thoko Didiza says government has, since July last year, released about 100 parcels of land to be used for restitution and farming purposes.

Police in Limpopo have arrested a 52-year-old father, following the gruesome discovery of his four murdered children.

Minister in the Presidency responsible for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Jackson Mthembu says the performance agreements for Ministers are ready to be signed.

KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala has welcomed President Cyril Ramaphosa’s decision to honour Joseph Shabalala, the founder of the Grammy Award-winning isicathamiya group, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, with a Special Official Funeral Category 2.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has highlighted the role the private sector has to play in infrastructure investment at his extraordinary meeting with the CEOs of commercial banks and multilateral development finance institutions.

Honey Mamabolo has been appointed as the new Managing Director of the South African Mint Company.

Cabinet has approved the publication of the Public Procurement Bill for public comment - setting in motion legislation for procurement strategies that support government’s socio-economic objectives.

Eskom says there is no load shedding expected today, but the possibility of load shedding during the week remains.

Cabinet has called on all sectors of society to partner with government in implementing the Programme of Action (PoA) which seeks to ramp up the country’s ailing economy by fixing the economic fundamentals

Cabinet has reaffirmed that all the country’s health facilities are on high alert to deal with any eventuality of the Coronavirus.

South Africa will this year host a summit to finalise the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement protocol of implementation, Cabinet has announced.

Cabinet has sent condolences to the family and friends of Joseph Shabalala, the legendary musician and founder of the Grammy Award-winning group, Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

President Cyril Ramaphosa is currently meeting with Chief Executive Officers of commercial banks and leaders of multilateral development finance institutions to assess progress in efforts to intensify infrastructure investment.

A hi-tech facility set to develop ground-breaking research towards malaria eradication in South Africa will open at the National Institute for Communicable Diseases in Johannesburg on Friday.