SA on the road to economic recovery
South Africa is on the road to economic recovery and government is creating an enabling environment to boost investor confidence. This was an assurance given by President Cyril Ramaphosa to investors and business leaders in London on Wednesday. The President held various engagements including attending the Commonwealth Business Forum’s... Read more
Brand South Africa partners with the Loeries to celebrate young creatives
Celebrating young creatives, Brand South Africa has partnered with internationally recognised Loerie Awards 2018. The Loeries are Africa and the Middle East’s premier initiative that recognises, rewards, inspires and fosters creative excellence in the brand communication industry. Brand South Africa invites media to attend this exciting launch on Wednesday... Read more
India-SA Business Summit to strengthen investment
South Africa will later this month host the India-South Africa Business Summit. The Department of Trade and Industry (dti) will host the Business Summit in partnership with the High Commission of India, Ministry of Commerce and Industry of India, Invest India, the Confederation of Indian Industry, and the Federation... Read more
Call for submissions on land expropriation without compensation
The Joint Constitutional Review Committee, set up to review Section 25 of the Constitution to make it possible for the state to expropriate land without compensation, has called for written public submissions. The committee was instructed by the National Assembly and the National Council of Provinces to review section... Read more
Data shows increase in mineral production
The Department of Mineral Resources has welcomed the year-on-year increase in mineral production in February, on the back of higher commodity prices. “The increase supports the department’s view of a resurgence in the sector, following the rise in commodity prices, which supported increased market capitalisation as well as increased... Read more
Persistent rains bring much needed relief
The Department of Water and Sanitation says the steady rainfall over the past two weeks has seen several dams across the country overflowing. A weekly report by the Department of Water and Sanitation indicated that the rain was soft but intense enough to soak the soil and replenish groundwater... Read more
Electronic SA VISA applications to curb fake permits
Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba says the department will this year introduce an electronic VISA application system in order to curb fraudulent permits from foreign nationals. The Minister said this when Ministers in the Peace and Security Cluster fielded oral questions at the National Council of Provinces on Tuesday.... Read more
President Ramaphosa to launch Youth Employment Service
President Cyril Ramaphosa is set to meet the first 100 young people to participate in the Youth Employment Service (YES) programme which he will launch on Tuesday. “The YES initiative aims to see more than one million young South Africans being offered paid work experience over the next three... Read more
Cabinet reiterates commitment to transformation
Cabinet has reaffirmed its committed to the diversification and transformation of the financial sector, says Communications Minister Nomvula Mokonyane. This follows the announcement by the South African Reserve Bank that it had placed VBS Mutual Bank under curatorship. “The appointed curatorship will support the VBS Mutual Bank to restore... Read more
Energy to announce new date for IPP signing
A new date for the signing of 27 renewable energy projects will be announced following a court decision later this month, Energy Minister Jeff Radebe said on Tuesday. The Minister’s comments follow a decision by the National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa (NUMSA) and non-governmental organisation Transform... Read more