South Africa

As South Africa gears to embark on a massive infrastructure drive, government has established Infrastructure SA and the Infrastructure Fund to prepare and package projects.

Government has reiterated its commitment to take decisive action against crime and corruption – a move President Cyril Ramaphosa says is essential for inclusive growth.

ADDRESS BY PRESIDENT CYRIL RAMAPHOSA TO THE JOINT SITTING OF PARLIAMENT ON SOUTH AFRICA’S ECONOMIC RECONSTRUCTION AND RECOVERY PLAN

While the COVID-19 pandemic has caused much damage to the South African economy, Government's newly unveiled Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan, is set to rebuild the economy and create much needed jobs.

Government has committed R100 billion to support and create over 800 000 employment opportunities over the next three years.

President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to appear before Parliament this afternoon to outline the country’s much-anticipated economic recovery plan.

Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande, has condemned the torching of the Oval student residence at the Westville campus at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN).

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula says government is working on a subsidy scheme to empower the taxi industry.

Mpumalanga police have launched a manhunt following the discovery of an 80-year-old woman's body stashed in a freezer in Pankop, near Mmamethlake.

The standard Gautrain train service will resume on Friday after the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) signed a wage proposal with the employer.

Three robbery suspects were fatally wounded in Marlboro on Wednesday in a shootout with members of the Hawks' Tactical Operational Management Section and Gauteng Traffic Police’s Saturation unit, assisted by security companies.

The Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) Minister, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, has gazetted the extension of the National State of Disaster by another month.

The cumulative number of detected COVID-19 cases now stands at 696 414 after 1 877 infections were identified on Wednesday.

The Department of Communications and Digital Technologies has assured the nation that the appointment of Basil Ford as the executive caretaker at the Universal Service and Access Agency of South Africa (USAASA) followed the appropriate recruitment process.

Eskom has welcomed what it deems as a landmark judgment after the High Court affirmed the utility’s right to terminate electricity supply to defaulting, non-paying customers.

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