Mandela Day: Do your bit to make a difference
With the world marking Nelson Mandela International Day today, ordinary citizens and Cabinet Ministers are going out into communities to make a difference in the lives of the less fortunate. Every year on 18 July, South Africans and the global community honour South Africa’s late former President and international... Read more
Brace yourselves for expected cold front
As winter takes hold over large parts of South Africa, Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has appealed to the citizens to keep warm as a cold weather pattern unfolds in the coming days. The South African Weather Services (SAWS) has confirmed that a cold front is expected to arrive... Read more
Nokia says skills mismatch not unique to SA
Unemployment in South Africa remains a major issue, currently sitting at 26.50 percent, while the country’s youth unemployment is currently at a staggering 50.9 percent. Despite this, many technology companies continue to cite skills shortages as one of their biggest challenges. According to Brahim Ghribi, Head of Government Relations... Read more
SA signs research deal with Swiss pharmaceutical giant
Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor has welcomed the agreement signed between South Africa and Novartis, a Swiss pharmaceuticals company. A Memorandum of Understanding was signed on Thursday between Novartis, the South African Medical Research Council (MRC) and the Department of Science and Technology (DST) in Cape Town. The... Read more
Call for Africa to manufacture ICT devices
Manufacturing Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) devices and gadgets on the continent will help to bring down the costs of digitising Africa, says Telecommunications and Postal Services Minister Dr Siyabonga Cwele. Minister Cwele was speaking at the Smart Africa Alliance board meeting in Kigali, Rwanda, as part of his... Read more
SA’s GDP contracts to -0.7%
THE country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has contracted to -0.7% in the first quarter of 2017, Statistics South Africa announced on Tuesday.h The GDP rate was down from 0.3% in the fourth quarter of 2016. Joe De Beer, the Deputy Director-General responsible for economic statistics, said the largest negative... Read more
Government committed to support black industrialists
THE GOVERNMENT is committed to supporting more black industrialists so as to achieve deeper levels of industrialisation, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies. “The space and opportunities for black companies in the manufacturing sector have been limited. Therefore it is imperative for the government to support more real,... Read more
Dam levels drop slightly
THE DEPARTMENT of Water and Sanitation has reported a slight decrease in capacity of dams in all provinces, with the exception of Northern Cape where there is a slight increase. “Based on our 5 June 2017 report, the national water storage has once again decreased slightly week on week,... Read more
Telkom reports growth in operating revenues
Telkom has reported growth in its operating revenues, including its mobile business which is making money again after reporting losses for four years. “These strong results underscore the correctness of Government’s decision, working with other shareholders, to invest in turning around the company instead of selling it,” Minister of... Read more
Government releases its tender bulletin
The South African government has released its tender bulletin 2967 of 2 June 2017 which is now available from http://www.gov.za/documents/tender. It can also be downloaded directly. Read more