South Africa

Tourism Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane has encouraged newly-qualified chefs to maximise the opportunities presented by government to advance themselves.

The Speaker of the National Assembly, Thandi Modise, is leading a Parliamentary delegation to the Southern African Development Community Parliamentary Forum (SADC-PF) 46th Plenary Assembly Session in Swakopmund, Namibia.

The bail application of the seven Chinese nationals, who were busted recently for operating an illegal factory in Johannesburg, started on Wednesday in the Johannesburg Magistrates Court.

As the generation plant continues to perform at low levels of reliability, Eskom is today implementing Stage 2 rotational load shedding.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has assured South Africans that power utility Eskom will keep the lights on this Christmas.

A committee has been set up by the Gauteng Provincial Government to consider alternative accommodation for hundreds of displaced shack dwellers in Mamelodi, east of Pretoria.

As Eskom continued to implement Stage 2 load shedding on Wednesday, the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) is considering short and medium-term interventions to both the electricity and energy challenges facing the country.

A big Christmas gift is in store for the families who were left injured, destitute and homeless by a devastating tornado at King Sabata Dalindyebo Local Municipality in January 2017.

Fifteen people, including four eThekwini Municipality councillors, municipal officials and community based contractors were arrested for alleged fraud and corruption in Durban on Wednesday.

South Africa is at an advanced stage with formulating its national policy on mitigating the effects of climate change.

President Cyril Ramaphosa and Commander-in-Chief of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has extended his condolences to the family and friends of the late Lieutenant General Thabiso Mokhosi, Chief of the South African Army.

While several units have returned to service, Eskom is today implementing Stage 2 load shedding.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has cut short his Egyptian working visit to meet with the board and management of Eskom where he will be briefed on plans to mitigate and resolve the current electricity crisis.

Public Service and Administration Minister Senzo Mchunu has called on the public to join government in the fight against corruption.

Due to continued shortage of capacity, Eskom is implementing Stage 4 rotational load shedding which is expected to continue until 11pm tonight.