South Africa

KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Finance, Belinda Scott, has put smiles on the faces of over 200 children from Edendale Hospital and SOS Children’s Village in Pietermaritzburg during her surprise visit to the two institutions ahead of Christmas.

The Department of International Relations and Cooperation has urged South Africans with family members in Indonesia whom they cannot contact or locate, to contact the department’s 24-hour switchboard number at 012 351 1000.

In the spirit of Christmas, Home Affairs Minister Siyabonga Cwele is set to hand out birth certificates to the parents of “Christmas babies” in KwaZulu-Natal.

Eskom has concluded the Section 189 process for its top executive structure, reducing the number of positions in the organisation.

The Presiding Officers of Parliament have called on motorists to practice patience and exercise caution on the road to help reduce the carnage usually experienced during the festive season period.

The Baphalane community has welcomed the appointment of an administrator by Premier of the North West Professor Job Mokgoro as part of finding lasting solutions in the area.

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has today convened a colloquium looking at interventions to grow the South African economy.

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) Minister Senzeni Zokwana has granted interim relief fishers access to a portion of 140 tons of West Coast Rock Lobster (WCRL) offshore allocated to the small-scale fishing sector for the 2018/19 fishing season.

With the festive season in full swing, over 200 000 travellers have been processed at Beit Bridge Border Post from 1 to 17 December 2018.

The High Court in Johannesburg has found baby Daniel’s stepfather guilty of murder and child abuse, while the baby’s mother has been found guilty of child abuse and negligence.

The preliminary mid-festive season report shows that road fatalities have increased in all provinces, except for Gauteng, which has recorded a 10% decrease.

Eastern Cape Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) MEC Fikile Xasa has welcomed the arrest of 12 people in relation to unlawful circumcision.

Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has welcomed a court decision granted in favour of the Cooperative Governance Department in its quest to recover funds that were erroneously transferred to the Greater Sekhukhune Region Cooperative Ltd.

Local companies who participated in the inaugural Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF) are confident of future business deals on the continent.

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has found Dondo Mogajane guilty of failure to disclose a criminal record on his Z83 application form when applying for the position of Director-General at National Treasury.