Gen. Masemola brings with him over 20 years of senior management experience in the South African Police Service, which is no wonder Members of Parliament have backed the new Commissioner, as the Police Minister noted.
President Ramaphosa’s letter to the nation on 9 May focused on Operation Vulindlela and South African infrastructure, including electricity, water, transport and telecommunications.
For those living in poverty, employment offers an opportunity to better access education, health facilities and proper sanitation, in turn reducing a cycle of inequality deeply entrenched in South Africa.
It has been a trying time for businesses who have already been struggling to keep their doors open following the impact of COVID-19 and loadshedding, but one thing disasters have always highlighted is the resilience and strength of South Africans and our business sector.
The sector is expected to see significant changes over the next few years, as it adapts to accommodate the increasing demand for electric vehicles in Europe and the UK, as well as producing vehicles for export across the continent.
The new strategy looks to reshape the sector – which accounts for more than half a million jobs – and focus on further mineral exploration that will increase the sector’s economic potential.
More than 80% of South Africa’s power comes from coal use and moving away from this as an energy source is essential if the county is to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. South Africa is the 13th largest producer of greenhouse gases in the world.
COVID-19 cases have seen a resurgence across the country, with Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and Western Cape all recording higher numbers.
The relaxed restrictions have been welcomed by the Federated Hospitality Association of South Africa (FEDHASA), an organisation that represents the interests of the sector by lobbying the government and influencing policy decisions.
Celebrating their 25th anniversary on Friday, 1 April 2022, SARS Commissioner Mr. Edward Kieswetter announced the preliminary tax revenue collection outcome for 2021/2022 yielding fantastic results as they reached a new record high.
The Gauteng Legislature passed the Township Economic Development Bill in March, providing the regulatory framework to make it possible for people living in townships to establish viable and thriving businesses where they live.
In 2020, the 10X South African Retirement Reality Report found that 49% of South Africans do not have a retirement plan.
As we emerge from the disruption of the global pandemic, many workplaces are moving towards hybrid working models, with employees working both from home and from the office during their workweek.
The Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration. A mouthful, yes, but this apolitical dispute resolution body has a very specific purpose, and it isn’t all about the employee.
In 1963 the Organisation of African Unity, forerunner to the African Union, was established. Each year the continent commemorates this important step in uniting African states.
As the Head of Tax and Financial Sector Policy, Mr. Momoniat has been vocal in condemning state capture, and other types of financial crime, and sees a willingness, from the State, to address these issues.
Why effective public participation in the democratic process is crucial – meet Prof. Kwandiwe Kondlo
We asked Professor Kwandiwe Kondlo, one of the founding members of the Institute for the Study of Legislatures in South Africa (ISL), about the importance of public participation.
“If we are able to reach that 70% of coverage of all adults and of people between 12 and 17 who are also eligible, there would be fewer variants because fewer people would be transmitting the virus,” said Minister Phaahla.
Freedom Day on 27 April commemorates South Africa’s first democratic elections, held in 1994. Whether you choose to immerse yourself in the history, or marvel at the beautiful country which we are all free to enjoy, there’s no shortage of ways to spend this important milestone in South Africa’s history.
“The success of all modes of transport is a vital prerequisite for economic growth,” said His Excellency President Ramaphosa, speaking at the launch of Transport Month in October of 2017. “Economic growth and service delivery can only take place when we have efficient and reliable transportation.”
One of the key challenges in improving literacy rates is access to books, both for enjoyment and for learning. An estimated 70% of the poorest primary schools in the country do not have access to in-school libraries.
Honourable Thandi Modise has been in the public eye for several decades but, with everything we know about her, what about the things we don’t know about the former Speaker of the National Assembly?
Your local veterinarian is not just there to monitor your pet’s reproductive health or treat them in case of an injury; they are also working to prevent outbreaks of diseases among pets through vaccination.
The youth unemployment rate remained unchanged between the third and fourth quarters of 2021, sitting at 66.50%.
The 62 projects fall under the National Infrastructure Plan and have been gazetted as Strategic Integrated Projects (SIPS) under the Infrastructure Development Act. This classification allows the implementation of the projects to be expedited.