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
The most advanced online advertising marketplace to launch
Ads2Trade, an automated, web-based, outdoor media aggregator and trading platform is set to launch in South Africa, promising to revolutionise the estimated R5 billion local Out of Home (O.O.H.) advertising industry. South Africa will be the first to rollout this global franchise. A robust, secure, auditable and integrated online... Read more
Use social media in a responsible manner
The Ministry of Communications has urged the public to use social media in a responsible manner. This follows an image on social media showing a minor who is alleged to have contracted a mouth disease after consuming “counterfeit” or illicit perishable goods procured from stores owned by foreign nationals.... Read more
Gauteng centralises building safety function
The Gauteng Provincial Government has announced the establishment of a high level provincial Occupational Health and Safety Steering Committee to centralise the safety function for all buildings accommodating government employees. “This will address the current practice where there is no central co-ordination to oversee compliance. It will change the... 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
Sweet relief for sugar industry
The increase of import duties of sugar will provide immediate relief required by the industry and protection against the surge of imports, said the Department of Trade and Industry (dti). Briefing Parliament’s Portfolio committee on Trade and Industry on the sugar industry tariffs on Thursday, Chief Director for agro-processing... Read more
Eskom helps businesses optimise energy use
Eskom has advised its business customers of a free electricity load profile audit as part of a basket of incentives. “Load profile audits conducted by Eskom’s energy advisors assist business customers to free up existing electrical capacity without having to invest in new points of supply and/or upgrades in... 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
Long-term interventions needed to address fuel increases
Government has to look at long-term interventions to address the rising cost of fuel, Communications Minister Nomvula Mokonyane said on Thursday. While welcoming the unchanged fuel price this month as a once-off temporary relief for public transport users, motorists and consumers, Mokonyane said long-term plans must be looked at.... Read more
Energy moves to ensure compliance of IPP implementation agreements
Government needs to urgently ensure the compliance of implementation agreements (IAs) related to Independent Power Producers (IPPs), Energy Minister Jeff Radebe said on Thursday. Speaking at the Africa Oil & Power conference on Thursday, Radebe said South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Programme (REIPPP) is a competitive tender... Read more