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
Educational drive on digital migration
The Department of Communications is working with broadcasters such as e.tv, the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), MultiChoice and Star Sat to educate the public about digital migration in the Free State. The initiative follows Communications Minister Nomvula Mokonyane’s announcement last month that the Broadcasting Digital Migration Project Management... Read more
Black industrialists urged to take up opportunities in North West
Trade and Industry Deputy Minister Bulelani Magwanishe has urged black industrialists in the North West to take up opportunities in the province that will enable economic growth. Speaking at a seminar on the Rural and Township Industrial Economy in Mahikeng, Magwnaishe said the Department of Trade and Industry (dti)... 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
Cape Town prepares for winter rainfall
The City of Cape Town’s Flooding and Storms Task Team has completed its annual flood risk assessment to mitigate the impact of severe weather episodes during the winter season. Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security and Social Services, Alderman Smith, said flooding is a known hazard in the... 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
Community spin-off from niche tourism
Both the local communities and business benefit from niche tourism outside of the main holiday periods, says Wessel Benson, general manager of the Royal St. Andrews Hotel and Conference Centre. “A good example is a two-day visit to the hotel by members of the Western Cape register of the... 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