South Africa

Securing and restoring livelihoods should be top of the agenda in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, an African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) has resolved.

Gauteng Premier David Makhura says collaboration between law enforcement agencies and private security companies is critical for crime fighting.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has sent his condolences on the passing of Professor Hlengiwe Buhle Mkhize, the Deputy Minister in The Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities.

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has welcomed the report of the Auditor-General of South Africa (AGSA) for the unqualified audit opinion with findings for the year ended March 2021.

The National Treasury has commissioned a study to determine what long-term plan can be devised to narrow the country’s current poverty gap.

President Cyril Ramaphosa says the National State of Disaster will be lifted only once regulatory measures for the prevention and spread of COVID-19 are in place or once there is no longer a need for the state of disaster.

The Deputy Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities, Professor Hlengiwe Buhle Mkhize, has passed away on Thursday morning, after a short illness.

The Department of Higher Education and Training, through Higher Health, is rolling out stakeholder engagement programmes in response to gender-based violence and mental health incidents in the Post-School Education and Training (PSET) sector.

Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana will table the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) on 4 November, the National Treasury has announced.

The Special Tribunal is expected to hear an application by the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) to review and set aside R11 million worth of contracts awarded to companies allegedly linked to Eskom senior manager Petrus Shaka Mazibuko.

The Department of Social Development is set to conduct dialogues on Alzheimer's disease in Engcobo, Cofimvaba and Lady Frere in the Eastern Cape from today until Friday.

To foster stakeholder engagements and partnerships as well as to gain expert industry insights, the Department of Small Business Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (DESTEA) in the Free State together with the Central University of Technology (CUT) will host the Tourism Month Public Lecture on Friday.

According to the Department of Health’s latest data, the country administered 241 867 doses on Wednesday, bringing the total number of doses to 15 447 034.

The South African Local Government Association (SALGA) and unions have secured a multi-year salary and wage deal that will see employees in the sector receive a 3.5% increase over the next three years.

The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) is expected to host a five part series of webinars that will shine the spotlight on the importance of whistleblowing in South Africa.

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