Four-decade wait for 105 Butterworth families
The Mtebele and Tomi families celebrated the news they would be homeowners for the first time since they arrived at the Zithulele Township in Butterworth after more than 40 years. They, among 103 other families at Zithulele Township, were informed they would soon receive title deeds to the properties... Read more
IPPs tender process is fair, open and transparent
The tender process and the awarding of renewable energy Independent Power Producers (IPPs) contracts have no room for favouritism, Minister of Energy Jeff Radebe said on Sunday. At a media briefing in Pretoria, the minister said security around the evaluation process mitigates the risks of corruption and interference. The... Read more
MEC Mabuyane delivers braille printer to a Dimbaza center
The Dimbaza based Eastern Cape Braille and Print Institute received a shot in the arm for their printing business when the Eastern Cape Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism MEC, Lubabalo Mabuyane delivered a state of the art multi functioning braille set as part of the international day of... Read more
SANRAL engages communities on projects in Amathole District
The South African National Roads Agency (SOC) Ltd (SANRAL) engaged stakeholders in the Amathole District Municipalities on the current and upcoming projects in the area and highlighted the roads agency’s mission to transform the construction industry to be more inclusive. The roads agency has over 160 projects lined up... Read more
Environmental Affairs MEC Mabuyane to visit Tsitsikamma after wildfire hit
Eastern Cape MEC for Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism will visit the Witelsbos area in Tsitsikamma at 14h00 to assess damaged that has been caused by the wildfires that started in the Western Cape. MEC Mabuyane is currently in Jefferies Bay to commemorate National Marine Day and the... Read more
Financial institutions warned to guard against cyber attacks
Deputy Reserve Bank Governor Francois Groepe has urged financial institutions to be aware of cyber threats as they embrace technological advancements. Speaking at the Innovation and Cybersecurity Conference at the Sandon Convention Centre on Tuesday, the Deputy Governor said the world is changing at an exponential rate. “This era... Read more
Unemployment rate unchanged in first quarter
South Africa’s unemployment rate remained unchanged at 26.7% in the first quarter of 2018, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) said on Tuesday. Releasing the findings of the Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) at a media briefing in Tshwane, Stats SA said following a decline in the number of unemployed... Read more
Government engages community radio sector
Community radio stations must have a revenue enhancement plan in addition to the resources that are provided by the state, says Communications Minister Nomvula Mokonyane. “No resources will be released unless people comply, no resources will be availed unless people demonstrate and have the record of board meeting and... Read more
Have your say on Buffalo River Estuarine
Environmental Affairs Minister Dr Edna Molewa has published the draft Buffalo River Estuarine Management Plan for public comment. This was published in Government Notice No. 116 in the Government Gazette on Friday. “The Buffalo River Estuarine Management Plan (EMP) has been developed in terms of the National Environmental Management: Integrated Coastal... Read more
JB’s wind farm to help improve literacy
In a bid to mitigate what has become known as the ‘fourth grade reading slump’, reading clubs are being piloted across Eastern Cape schools, with funding from the Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm’s Foundation Phase Literacy Programme. The first of the clubs, was launched in time for International Literacy Day,... Read more