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Alleged fake and expired foodstuff under the spotlight

The Health Department is to look into the safety of alleged “fake foods” following various videos which have been widely circulated on social media. “Due to the high volume of complaints received by the department in the past few days, we take these allegations seriously as potential for danger to

Stamps to celebrate Madiba’s 100 years

The German Post and the South African Post Office have joined forces to spread the Madiba magic. The two institutions have a bilateral stamp issue on Wednesday, to commemorate the 100th birthday of the first former statesman and global icon Nelson Mandela. The photograph for the SA stamp is from

Be the legacy

With the 15 000-strong crowd packed into Wanderers Stadium hanging on to his every word, former US President Barack Obama called on the world — with emphasis on the youth — to keep the torch of Nelson Mandela’s legacy burning. Obama delivered the 16th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture in Johannesburg on

Spreading Madiba Magic on his special day

South Africa will come alive with activities in celebration of Nelson Mandela’s centenary tomorrow by spreading some Madiba Magic by helping charities, disadvantaged schools and advocating for peace and reconciliation. The Nelson Mandela centenary celebrations take place countrywide under the theme “Be the Legacy”, a call that induces all of

New process for getting police clearance certificate

To mitigate identity fraud, the South African Police Service (SAPS) is introducing a new process for obtaining a police clearance certificate (PCC). “SAPS has devised one such method to improve security measures to mitigate this risk,” SAPS said on Thursday. A police clearance certificate is a document issued by the SAPS Criminal Record and

Marching for change

Men of action from all over the nation are gearing up to be part of the historic 100 Men March for no Violence against Women and Children. Supporters of the march include groupings of judges and lawyers; victim empowerment programme representatives; the clergy and  faith movements; SAPS (cadets); nurses; the

Citizens to engage govt during Imbizo Focus Week

Communications Minister Nomvula Mokonyane has urged citizens to engage government as the national Imbizo Focus Week gets into full swing. At the start of the Imbizo Focus Week on Monday, Mokonyane urged citizens to use the opportunity and engage with government leadership on issues they are facing in their communities.

NYDA to work with BRICS bank for youth opportunities

The National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) will work closely with the BRICS New Development Bank in rolling out programmes that will benefit young people, says NYDA Chairperson Sifiso Mtsweni. “The inter-trade between the BRICS countries… over the last 10 years has been over R500 trillion. Our problem is that in

23 nabbed for Cash-In-Transit robberies

The SAPS high-density multidisciplinary stabilisation team on Cash-In-Transit (CIT) heists has nabbed 23 suspects this past week, the police said on Monday. The team, which consists of members from crime intelligence, seasoned investigators from the Hawks and SAPS detectives, tactical teams such as the task force, tracing teams, the National

NYDA wants 40% youth representation everywhere

The National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) has set itself a target to see 40% youth representation in both the public and private sector. “Young people must never be hindered by experience to get employment. And as we march forward it is our agenda to see 40% representation of youth in position