South Africa

The Department of Water and Sanitation has been commended for its financial recovery plan, which has resulted in a reduction in accruals and payments.

The European Union (EU) has pledged its support for the African Continent Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), saying the agreement has the potential to spark economic growth and development.

Infrastructure development and possible public-private partnerships will be under the spotlight as the 11th BRICS Summit gets underway in Brazil.

The power system remains constrained and vulnerable with generating plant performing at very low levels of stability.

The South African Revenue Services (SARS) Commissioner Edward Kieswetter says taxpayer information is confidential and that the revenue service cannot be compelled to divulge such information.

KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Sipho Hlomuka has dispatched disaster management teams to New Hanover in the Mshwathi local municipality, just outside of Pietermaritzburg, to attend to people who were affected by yesterday’s tornado.

South African Airways (SAA) has informed all its 5146 employees that it is embarking on a restructuring process which may lead to job losses.

Deputy President David Mabuza -- in his capacity as Special Envoy to South Sudan -- is headed to Entebbe, Uganda, for regional consultations.

Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu says the promotion of women and girls’ health rights has been one of the highlights in the 25 years since the first International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) was held.

Government has conveyed its condolences to the friends and family of the “poet of the people”, Sandile Dikeni.

Communications and Digital Technologies Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams says to fully leverage on the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the African continent needs to ensure all digital strategies are people-centered to ensure they are not left behind.

Government’s new integrated, district-based approach to service delivery is to be launched in Lephalale, Limpopo.

The small and medium enterprises (SMEs) sector has convened at a forum in Johannesburg in an effort to rekindle economic activity and restore investor confidence in the African continent.

Deputy President David Mabuza has welcomed progress made in the implementation of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan.

Power company Eskom says the system remains constrained and vulnerable with generating plants performing at very low levels of reliability.