Home Affairs eases visa regulations for travellers
Foreign nationals travelling to South Africa will no longer be required to have unabridged certificates for their minor children upon arrival in South Africa. “The key changes will be that rather than requiring all foreign national travelling minors to carry documentation proving parental consent for the minor to travel,... Read more
SABC presents turnaround strategy to Parliament
Communications Deputy Minister Pinky Kekana has called on all South Africans to ensure the SABC is a sustainable organisation by paying their TV licences. The Deputy Minister said this when the SABC Board and top management appeared before Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Communications to present its turnaround strategy on... Read more
Land expropriation oral presentations continue in Parliament
The committee on Thursday heard 10 organisations, including the National House of Traditional Leaders, South African Human Rights Commission, Helen Suzman Foundation, Indigenous First Nation Advocacy South Africa (IFNASA) and AfriForum. Several faith-based organisations also addressed the committee on the matter, including the Southern African Catholic Bishops and Every... Read more
Sharing of Information on Legislation is key to our communities – Kondleka
The Director of Stakeholder Relations at the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) Mr Simphiwe Kondleka says it is important to publicise information around areas of policy legislation and development. Kondleka was addressing scores of community members in Tembisa, Gauteng. The event was part of the dti’s campaign... Read more
Land expropriation requires confrontation of past injustices
President Cyril Ramaphosa says the proposal of land expropriation without compensation to drive land redistribution has ignited a vigorous and welcomed debate. “It has required that we confront the injustices of the past. It means that we must expand the basket of agricultural support services available to both established... Read more
President to account to the nation in Parliament
President Cyril Ramaphosa will today account to the nation on the work of government – when he responds to questions for oral reply in the National Assembly in Parliament, Cape Town. The questions for oral reply are one mechanism that Parliament uses to hold the executive accountable. With the... Read more
Gauteng appoints Rapid Land Release task team
Gauteng Premier David Makhura has appointed a five-person team of MECs and Mayors who will help the provincial government to develop a plan for Rapid Land Release. The team includes MEC Uhuru Moiloa (Convenor), MEC Jacob Mamabolo, MEC Lebogang Maile, Executive Mayor Mzwandile Masina and Executive Mayor Solly Msimanga.... Read more
Land reform to be aligned to economic growth
President Cyril Ramaphosa says government’s land reform policy will be implemented in such a manner that it will bolster economic growth and create jobs without negatively impacting on agricultural productivity. The President said this when he responded to oral questions in the National Assembly on Tuesday. Opposition leader Mmusi... Read more
Low overturn rate does not necessarily mean insurer excellence
The Ombudsman for Short-Term Insurance (OSTI) has today released its Annual Report on Operations for 2017. Key highlights for the year are that 9 962 complaints were resolved in an average turn-around time of 131 days with an amount of R87 101 354 recovered for consumers. The 2017 statistics demonstrate considerable progress when compared... Read more
Minimum wage bill before Parliamentary Portfolio Committee
The Department of Labour says the National Minimum Wage (NMW) Bill and supporting Basic Conditions of Employment and Labour Relations Bills are currently before the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Labour, for consideration. The department is dedicating the month of May (Workers Month) to the National Minimum Wage, which is... Read more