South Africa

Malfeasance, coupled with aging infrastructure and decreasing expenditure on maintenance, have been blamed for Eskom implementing load shedding over the past five days.

South Africa runs the risk of losing its indigenous languages, says Pan South African Language Board (PanSALB) Project Manager and head of Gauteng office, Dr Sally Maepa.

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies has welcomed Chinese electronics manufacturer Hisense’s R72 million investment into its refrigeration and television production lines at its Atlantis factory in the Western Cape.

Libraries across the country are celebrating SA Library Week, which aims to promote a reading culture in South Africa.

Negotiations to ensure uninterrupted trade between the Southern African Customs Unions (SACU), Mozambique and the United Kingdom will continue as uncertainty continues over Brexit, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies.

The death toll from Tropical Cyclone Idai could exceed 1000, Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi said on Monday.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has sent condolences to the government and people of Indonesia following the flash floods and landslides which killed 73 people.

Dr Tshepo Motsepe, spouse of President Cyril Ramaphosa, will today address the Africa-Asia Partnerships in Health and Healthcare Delivery for Women & Youth Conference at the at the University of the Witwatersrand.

South Africa and the United States have recently shared perspectives and explored possibilities for cooperation, at regional and multilateral levels, the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco) said.

The Dube Trade Port Special Economic Zone (DTP SEZ) in KwaZulu-Natal continues to experience an unprecedented wave of investments.

International Relations and Cooperation Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers is expected to participate in the Second High-level United Nations Conference on South-South cooperation (BAPA+40) in Buenos Aires, in Argentina, later this week.

To improve public servants’ capabilities and strengthen service delivery, government is introducing compulsory courses that will cover ethics and anti-corruption, senior management and supply chain management.

In a bid to achieve five percent growth in the economy, the Public-Private Growth Initiative (PPGI) has set its sights on implementing priority projects that will unclog the path to economic growth.

Given the right platform and support, South African small, medium and micro enterprises can succeed in the Italian market.

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister, Senzeni Zokwana will on Tuesday launch the Small-Scale Fisheries Sector in KwaZulu-Natal which will see a total of 2 184 fishers in the province being declared as small-scale fishers in terms of the Marine Living Resources Act.