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New era for SA

South Africa’s newly elected President, Cyril Ramaphosa, will deliver his first State of the Nation Address (SONA) in Parliament tonight, amid high expectations and enthusiasm. Ramaphosa was elected and officially sworn-in as the fifth President of the democratic SA on Thursday, following unprecedented political events in the country, which culminated

President Jacob Zuma resigns

President Jacob Zuma has tendered his resignation as the head of State in the Republic of South Africa after nine years in office. The President addressed the nation in a live broadcast on Wednesday night that had generated keen domestic and international interest. The National Executive Council (NEC) of the

Care for children as they are SA’s future

Communications Deputy Minister Tandi Mahambehlala says giving to children and caring for them is very important for the future of South Africa. The Deputy Minister said this when she visited the Ravensmead Crèche in Parow in Cape Town to handover fleece blankets and goodie bags on Monday. As the country

Women economic empowerment through cooperatives in Upper Egypt

In Upper Egypt, women have been largely excluded from the labour market and related social dialogue and decision-making processes. Most of them are engaged in informal home-based work characterized by long hours, poor returns, significant safety and health hazards, high dependence on intermediaries with limited skills and training opportunities. The

Cooperating out of child labour in Malawi

In Malawi child labour is a persistent challenge. The recent estimates show that more than 2.1 million children, or about 38 per cent of Malawian children, continue to be involved in child labour. Most of these children are employed in the agricultural sector, and many are in hazardous forms of

AU Summit to reflect on fight against corruption

The theme for the 30th African Union Summit, scheduled to take place from 28 to 29 January 2018, presents a unique opportunity to reflect on and address specific challenges related to the fight against corruption on the continent. The theme of the African Union for the year 2018, under which

Innovation holds key to jobs

South Africa must cultivate a conducive business climate that is able to support innovation so start-ups can thrive and ultimately create jobs. Releasing the 10th edition of South Africa’s Economic Update in Tshwane, the World Bank identified innovation as the bedrock for a country that is keen to drive up

Trade contributes to 15% of GDP

Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) has revealed that not only did the trade industry contribute to 15% of South Africa’s 2015 GDP, but it is also the biggest employer in the formal business sector.  According to a report  released  by StatsSA shows that the trade industry contributed to 22% of employment.

Swaziland Rail Link project

More than 9 000 direct jobs are set to be created in South Africa and Swaziland during the construction of the Swaziland Rail Link project. “Approximately 3000 and 6500 jobs will be created in South Africa and Swaziland individually during the construction of the Swaziland Railway line,” said Transnet Rail Freight

South Africa outshines 24 countries at Mozambique International Trade Fair

South Africa has scooped two awards at the Mozambique International Trade Fair, commonly known as FACIM. South Africa won the Best Pavilion Award, while Kama Industries, a Johannesburg-based company producing audible and visual signalling devices, was voted the Best Exhibitor at FACIM 2017. Kama Industries was one of the companies