Clean audit for the dti
Minister Rob Davies has attributed the Department of Trade and Industry’s clean audit to good governance and a clean administration geared at improving service delivery. “The clean audit is an indication that the department is committed to good governance and clean administration that will lead to better service delivery... Read more
Wait almost over for stimulus package details
President Cyril Ramaphosa is on Friday expected to deliver the much-anticipated stimulus package aimed at uplifting the country’s distressed economy. The plan was deliberated and approved in this week’s Cabinet meeting. The planned stimulus package proposes measures to reignite the country’s economy from a number of related portfolios, Communications... Read more
Mineral Resources focuses on gas and oil
The Department of Mineral Resources, which has withdrawn the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Amendment (MPRDA) Bill, is to bring its focus on gas and oil to Cabinet, Communications Minister Nomvula Mokonyane said on Thursday. “The Department of Mineral Resources has opted to withdraw the MPRDA and primarily focus... Read more
Russia a major destination for SA fresh produce exports
Russia continues to be an important market for South African fresh produce, says the Fresh Produce Exporters’ Forum (FPEF). “Russia continues to be an important market for us, as 10% out of 2.7 million tons of fresh fruit exported from South Africa goes to Russia,” said the forum’s CEO,... Read more
Inquiry on data costs start next month
The Competition Commission will next month hold public hearings for the Data Services Market Inquiry. The Commission initiated the Market Inquiry following numerous complaints relating to data services in the country. “The Market Inquiry seeks to understand features in the market and the value chain that may cause or... Read more
SA, Saudi Arabia solidify bilateral relations
International Relations and Cooperation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu and her Saudi Arabia counterpart have reaffirmed the importance of the two states solidifying already strong bilateral relations in all fields. Ahmed bin Abdulaziz Kattan, Saudi Arabia’s Minister of State for African Affairs, and Sisulu reached the agreement during a meeting held... Read more
BRICS Ministers undertake to support SMMEs
BRICS Communications and ICT Ministers have agreed to help promote the cooperation of Small, Micro, Medium Enterprises (SMMEs) from BRICS member countries. “Key to unleashing their potential is for governments to support and invest in the innovation and development of ICT SMMEs and the broader ICT industry,” said a... Read more
Lifestyle audits to strengthen financial disclosures, fight corruption
President Cyril Ramaphosa says lifestyle audits will strengthen the system of financial disclosures by Ministers and civil servants and also contribute greatly in the fight against corruption. He said this when he responded to oral questions in the National Council of Provinces on Tuesday. The President’s remarks come after... Read more
Getting small business on board for digital revolution
The Deputy Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services, Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, has emphasised the importance for big industry players to contribute towards the development of small businesses as the digital revolution requires everybody to get involved. According to the Deputy Minister, Cabinet has approved her department’s Small, Medium and Micro-sized... Read more
Paving the way for YES initiative’s success
President Cyril Ramaphosa says government departments have been putting together administrative and regulatory mechanisms to ensure the Youth Employment Service (YES) initiative works. The President said this when he fielded oral questions in the National Council of Provinces on Tuesday. The initiative, launched in March this year, was established... Read more