South Africa

The Gauteng Portfolio Committee on Community Safety has expressed concern at the alleged use of excessive force by Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) officers.

Science and Technology Minister Dr Blade Nzimande says progress has been made towards the establishment of a five-year R5 billion SMME fund aimed at helping innovators commercialise their products.

Reading comprehension in the first years of school will take top priority for the Basic Education Department (DBE) in the short to medium term.

Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu says the soon to be introduced expropriation legislation will go a long way in easing the pressures of the housing backlog by availing more land for development.

The Portfolio Committee on Sports, Arts and Culture says the good performance that Bafana Bafana put up against Egypt should be a launch pad for the Nigerian game.

The Gauteng Education Department says it accepts the community’s position that it did not torch the local Katlehong Primary School.

South Africa must not be relegated to catching up to the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) but must be part of the innovators, says Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula.

Processes to re-establish the North West Provincial Council on AIDS (PCA) before the end of the year are ongoing, said the North West Department of Health.

The Portfolio Committee on Police has urged the public to come forward with information that might lead to the arrest and successful prosecution of the perpetrators of the Philippi murders.

The North West provincial Treasury has dispelled reports that it is planning to renovate the Mmabatho Stadium at a cost of R5 billion.

President Cyril Ramaphosa says the coming into effect of the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCFTA) is a milestone that fulfils a dream crafted by the founders of the Organisation of African Union (OAU) 60 years ago when they conceptualised an integrated Africa.

The Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation, Lindiwe Sisulu, has called on stakeholders to work together to fast-track all water and sanitation projects in KwaZulu-Natal to prevent a shortage of water in the province.

Newly graduated South African medical doctors, who were trained in Cuba, have been encouraged to drive change in their communities.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has mandated Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula, working with Finance Minister Tito Mboweni and Gauteng Premier David Makhura, to submit to Cabinet a solution to the impasse around electronic tolling (e-tolls) on Gauteng freeways.

President Cyril Ramaphosa is in the Republic of Niger to participate in the 12th Extraordinary Summit of the African Union (AU).