South Africa

As South Africa joins the globe in celebrating World Radio Day, Communications Deputy Minister Pinky Kekana says the country must harness the power of radio to promote social cohesion.

Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi says he is disappointed and highly distressed to learn that some intern and community service doctors, who started work in January, have not been paid their salaries.

Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe says South Africa is positioning itself to get a slice of the global exploration budget.

Higher Education Minister Naledi Pandor says contrary to misleading reports, her meeting with the South African Union of Students (SAUS) was fruitful and that there are engagements to find solutions to challenges that are faced by students.

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan says the Eskom Board will appoint a panel of experts to do an assessment of all the power supply challenges that the utility has encountered over the past few days.

The Portfolio Committee on Police is taking seriously a court order to urgently look into the renewal or non-renewal of the contract of IPID Head, Robert McBride.

South Africa has reiterated its stance that there must be an immediate cessation of hostilities in eastern Ukraine.

South African companies will this morning show off their wares at the International Trade Fair for Organic Products as part of government efforts to increase South African exports.

There is material uncertainty whether PetroSA, Necsa and Pelchem, can continue to operate, the Auditor General (AG) of South Africa said on Tuesday.

Due to a shortage in capacity, Eskom is implementing stage three rotational load shedding from 8am and it is likely to continue until 11pm today.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has welcomed the outcomes of the Presidential Health Summit 2018, saying the deliberations will inspire action towards the creation of a healthier nation.

President Cyril Ramaphosa will today sign into law the Competition Amendment Bill, which will strengthen regulations against anti-competitive behaviour in industrial markets.

The Presidency has set up a National Health Insurance (NHI) "war room" to address challenges in the public healthcare system.

Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has decided to withdraw the Electronic Communications Amendment Bill to enable further consultations and to align it with the drive towards the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

South African media have been invited to submit entries for the 2019 Southern African Development Community (SADC) Media Awards competition.