South Africa

The City of Ekurhuleni has ring-fenced about R12 billion for Small, Medium and Micro-sized Enterprises (SMMEs), which will be doing business directly with the municipality over the next three years, says Mayor Mzwandile Masina.

The Department of Home Affairs has encouraged Zimbabwean Exemption Permit (ZEP) applicants to collect their outcomes from their nearest Visa Facilitation Service (VFS) Global permit centres.

Minister in the Presidency, Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, is scheduled to attend the 11th Extraordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union (AU) in Ethiopia that is scheduled to get underway at the weekend.

KwaZulu-Natal is set to take its rightful place in the sun this festive season as it gears up to welcome an influx of thousands of tourists and visitors in the province’s shores.

South African celebrities on Thursday appealed to locals to support products and services made on home soil as a way of retaining and creating much needed jobs.

The South African government has welcomed a resolution by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to lift sanctions against Eritrea.

The Joint Constitutional Review Committee has adopted a report that recommends – explicitly – for Section 25 of the Constitution to be amended to allow for expropriation of land without compensation.

Speaker of the National Assembly, Baleka Mbete, has received a letter from former Home Affairs Minister, Malusi Gigaba, informing her that he is resigning as a Member of Parliament.

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) in Mpumalanga has reminded social grant beneficiaries to immediately swap their old cards for the new gold cards.

Ekurhuleni Metro has urged residents to use water sparingly during the heatwave as they try to stay cool.

The problem of municipal debt to water boards needs to be addressed more aggressively by all stakeholders.

South African Revenue Service (SARS) customs officials have intercepted suspected counterfeit clothing and shoes valued at approximately R10 722 364 in the Western Cape.

The Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) biannual summit, which ended on Wednesday, has resolved to prioritise and expand youth and women programmes such as mass sport participation and school homework assistance.

The South African government has welcomed the ceasefire brokered by Egypt between Palestine and Israel following the two days of Israel’s aerial attacks on Gaza.

Government has called for nominations for the Women of Fortitude campaign.