South Africa

Trade partnerships should be aligned to the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), Trade and Industry Minister Ebrahim Patel said on Monday.

Small Business Development Minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni has condemned the attack on law enforcement agencies in Johannesburg, describing it as an attack on the State, which cannot be accepted.

The farming, wholesale and retail sectors in Brits in the North West will be under the spotlight this week when labour inspectors visit the area.

Higher Education and Science and Technology Deputy Minister Buti Manamela will on Wednesday launch the South African Centre for Digital Language Resources (SADiLaR) in Potchefstroom, North West.

South Africa is participating in the 18th Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) forum currently underway in Cote d’Ivoire.

Cash strapped consumers will have to fork out more at the pumps as the petrol price is set to increase by 11 cents on Wednesday.

As part of the Women’s Month programme, Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu on Sunday addressed congregants at St. Paul’s Faith Mission International in Gauteng during the inauguration of the church’s third Archbishop.

The North West Provincial Government has committed to regularly engaging with business and social partners to promote integrated economic planning in the province.

The North West MEC for Economic Development, Environment, Conservation and Tourism, Kenetswe Mosenogi, has lent a hand in the 67 Minutes campaign to honour President Nelson Mandela’s legacy.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has been named as the National Press Club 2018 Newsmaker of the Year.

The Justice, Crime Prevention and Security (JCPS) Cluster, on behalf of government, has condemned in the strongest terms the acts of violence and criminality that occurred in Johannesburg’s Central Business District.

Society at large should be at the forefront of the fight against gender-based violence, says International Relations Minister Naledi Pandor.

Police Portfolio Committee Chairperson Tina Joemat-Pettersson has denounced the worrying acts of lawlessness in both the Cities of Tshwane and Johannesburg over the last week.

Public Service and Administration Deputy Minister Sindisiwe Chikunga says while great strides have been made in women empowerment, the struggle for the total emancipation of women is still far from over.

Minister in the Presidency for Women, youth and people with Disabilities, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, has made a call for action under the hashtag #WhatWomenWant, noting that “we all know what women want”.