South Africa

Local municipalities will from now on be responsible for the appointment of installers of the remaining set-top box (STB) decoder stock.

Cabinet has approved the publication of the Municipal Fiscal Powers and Functions Amendment Bill for public comment, says Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu.

Cabinet has since endorsed 60 of the recommendations of the Presidential Advisory Panel on Land Reform and Agriculture.

Cabinet has urged South Africans to be safe on the roads as thousands head to various destinations during the festive season.

Cabinet has mandated Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan to engage the newly-appointed Eskom chief executive, Andre de Ruyter, on the possibility on commencing in the role earlier than anticipated.

Cabinet has approved that all funded programmes of the Gender-Based Violence and Femicide (GBVF) National Strategic Plan (NSP) 2020-2030 must be implemented by the relevant departments.

Justice Minister Ronald Lamola says correctional facilities must not only be seen as buildings to keep offenders away from society, but also as correctional centres that rehabilitate offenders in order to reintegrate them back into their communities.

The probability of load shedding is low this week, despite a constrained and vulnerable system, Eskom said on Tuesday.

President Cyril Ramaphosa will be granting remissions to several prisoners.

Police in KwaZulu-Natal have pounced on a group of 10 armed robbers who held up a Harding supermarket on Saturday.

Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has reiterated her appeal to shack-dwellers and people who live below the flood line to relocate immediately to higher and safer areas to avoid being flooded.

The chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Defence and Military Veterans, Cyril Xaba, has extended his good wishes to South Africa’s soldiers deployed in peacekeeping missions and along the borders during the festive season.

Tourism Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane has announced that R40 million has been ring-fenced to improve safety, especially for tourists visiting SA.

The Eastern Cape High Court has ruled that all learners may be conditionally admitted to public schools despite not having all documentation.

Although no further cases of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) have been reported in the past week, livestock owners and the general public have been advised to remain vigilant for clinical signs of FMD in their animals.