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SA scoops best exhibitor award in SADC region

South Africa took home the best exhibitor award in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region at the conclusion of the 54th Feira International de Maputo trade fair on Sunday. The South African pavilion at the Feira International de Maputo (FACIM) was hosted by the Department of Trade and Industry

SA companies to seek opportunities in Angola

Trade and Industry Deputy Minister Bulelani Magwanishe is expected to lead a business delegation on a trade and investment mission to Angola. Speaking ahead of Monday’s investment mission, Magwanishe said the mission grants the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) the prospect of continued economic collaboration and partnerships with

Putting economic power in the hands of youth

The National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) will on Monday officially launch Youth Month at the Hector Pieterson Memorial Museum in Soweto, Johannesburg. In line with government’s programme to celebrate the centenary year of Tata Nelson Mandela and Mama Albertina Sisulu, Youth Month 2018 will be commemorated under the theme ‘Live

Child Protection Week ends with a lifetime commitment

Social Development Minister Susan Shabangu will on Sunday close the National Child Protection Week (CPW) campaign in the Free State. Shabangu launched the week-long campaign last Sunday in Pretoria. The 2018 CPW marked the 21st anniversary of the commemoration of the CPW campaign. The campaign was initiated in 1997 to

5G forum to take SA forward

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has established the 5G Forum with Working Groups which is aimed at addressing a number of aspects in relation to 5G, says Communications Minister Nomvula Mokonyane. These aspects include spectrum to enable the uptake of 5G Systems, policy and regulation, standards, research

Government to outline Mandela Centenary programme

Government will next week brief the media on developments around the centenary of South Africa’s founding President Nelson Mandela. The Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC), appointed to manage the centenary, is scheduled to brief the nation on plans around the centenary on Tuesday.  The year 2018 marks 100 years since the birth

NYDA urges youth to reflect on Freedom Day

The National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) has called on the youth to reflect on the meaning of Freedom Day, which is being commemorated today. “Young people must continue to reflect on what freedom means to us and whether the sacrifice of young freedom fighters such as Solomon Kalushi Mahlangu, Andrew

Campaign to celebrate Human Rights Day

As part of celebrating Human Rights Day, Public Service and Administration Minister Ayanda Dlodlo announced that her department will embark on a campaign to encourage public servants to observe Batho Pele principles. Batho Pele requires public servants to be responsive, timeous and efficient at all times when rendering services to

Listeriosis outbreak

The statistics as at 2 March 2018 showed that the current listeriosis outbreak had caused close to 180 fatalities and almost 950 laboratory-confirmed cases of listeriosis in South Africa since December 2017. On 4 March 2018, the Minister of Health, Dr Motsoaledi, announced on eNCA that the source has been

Heads of State congratulate President Ramaphosa

Messages of congratulations have poured in from Heads of State across the world for South Africa’s newly-elected President Cyril Ramaphosa. “President Cyril Ramaphosa received messages of congratulations from a number of Heads of State and Government during a round of telephone calls on Sunday 18 February 2018. President Ramaphosa took