Provincial News

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

Former President Zuma’s son passes away

President Cyril Ramaphosa has conveyed condolences to former President Jacob Zuma, who lost his son Vusi Nhlakanipho Zuma. “We have learned with shock and sadness of the sudden passing of former President Zuma’s son, Mr Vusi Zuma, last night. I wish to convey, on behalf of government and all South

Fuel price going up

The fuel price is going up with effect from Wednesday 04 July, the Department of Energy has announced. “The Minister of Energy, Mr. Jeff Radebe, announces the adjustment of fuel prices for July 2018 based on current local and international factors with effect from 04 July 2018,” said the Energy

First YES Community Hub launched

The Youth Employment Service (YES) launched the first of 100 Community Hubs on Thursday to absorb unemployed youth, ignite local economies and promote domestic markets. With over 60% of South Africa’s unemployed residing in townships, the first hub in Tembisa will assist small businesses in absorbing youth labour. The Hub

Transnet Freight Rail prepares for annual line shutdown

Plans for the annual shutdown of the coal export line at the Transnet Freight Rail are at an advanced stage. “The shutdown is an annual exercise carried out around this time to ensure that the company tackles its maintenance backlog, replaces old, obsolete and problematic infrastructure as part of sustainability

Unite to end violence against women, children

The National Institute Community Development and Management (NICDAM) has called on all organisations to join the national #100MenMarch to stop violence against women and children. The march, which is scheduled for 10 July in Pretoria, is in the spirit of #ThumaMina – the call by President Cyril Ramaphosa that all

SA steps up the fight against TB

The 5th South African TB Conference, which will evaluate advances made in the fight against the disease and to discuss new extensive programmes, kicks off this morning. Deputy President David Mabuza will deliver an opening address at the conference held at Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre, in Durban. The

Jam-packed Youth Expo gets underway

The Gauteng Provincial Government has called on young people to attend the fourth instalment of the Youth, Jobs, Careers and Entrepreneurship Opportunities Expo that is currently underway in Johannesburg. The expo features live demonstrations of several workplace environments, provides career guidance as well as tangible opportunities such as internships and

African Swine Fever outbreak in Northern Cape

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) on Thursday confirmed the outbreak of African Swine Fever in the Northern Cape. “An outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) has been reported in the Northern Cape Province in the Springbok area after movement of pigs from the Kimberley area. This falls

Minister tells young innovators they are the future

Shortly after delivering the Budget Vote speech for the Department of Monitoring and Evaluation, Minister in the Presidency, Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma interacted with young innovators who are championing the objectives of the National Development Plan (NDP). This includes Port Elizabeth young entrepreneur Allison Derrocks, who told Minister Dlamini Zuma that

Bold steps to grow economy, create jobs

In his maiden speech to the nation since his election on Thursday, President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced a list of swift moves aimed at getting the South African economy growing again, vowing to work with social partners to achieve these targets. President Ramaphosa addressed a Joint Sitting of Parliament in

Call for entrepreneurs to be innovative

Young people must be actively involved in establishing new mechanisms of conducting viable businesses that are in sync with the inventions of the 21st century, says Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Jeff Radebe. “As government, we have adopted clearly defined policies and procedures to ensure that

Future Belongs To the Youth…

Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Jeff Radebe, says it is important for young people to start participating in creating a society that is united, with a common vision of realising a prosperous South Africa. The Minister addressed the official launch of the annual National Development Plan

University Of Cape Town Team Wins GirlCode Hackathon By Creating Innovative Website

An all-women team of students from the University of Cape Town have emerged from the GirlCode Hackathon as winners of the event in Johannesburg, which is staged every year in August. Four female students from the university’s Information Systems department won the 48-hour challenge thanks to an innovative website called