Unemployment remains a challenge in the province, with more than 47% of adults out of work. Of those with employment, around a quarter are in the informal sector.
The Department’s new e-booking pilot forms part of a greater push to increase digitisation within Home Affairs. This will include updating ageing equipment and improving network connectivity, both in terms of internet speed and infrastructure.
Last year was among the hottest the globe has experienced. While South Africa did not experience its hottest year (recorded in 2019), temperatures still placed it as the 13th hottest year in South African records.
According to Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana, the government will spend R302-billion in 2022/2023 on debt service costs. This as government debt reached R4.3-trillion and was projected to rise to R5.4-trillion over the medium term.
“Africa has her mysteries, and even a wise man cannot understand them. But a wise man respects them.” – Miriam Makeba
Recently, the laws on dealing with harassment in the workplace were adjusted, adding broader approaches.
It’s been almost three decades since South Africa transitioned to a constitutional democracy when the first democratic elections were held on the 27th of April, 1994.
With this year marking 25 years since the adoption of the Constitution, Human Rights Day was a celebration of how far South Africa has come, and what we have achieved.
South Africa has the fifth-highest burden of Tuberculosis (TB) globally. But with the Covid-19 pandemic requiring a large-scale healthcare response, the fight against TB has suffered at South African clinics and hospitals.
It is all fair and well to think that, as an employer, you can tell your employees that everything and anything born from your offices during the course and scope of their employment belongs to you and your company … however, this might not always be the situation.
Whaling and Phishing 2.0! Beware of online fraud: Increase online activity makes South Africans more at risk for cybercrime
South Africans lose more than R1.5-billion in banking and card fraud in a year, according to estimates from the South African Banking Risk Information Centre (SABRIC).
The 2022 Human Rights Month programme – “The Year of Unity and Renewal: Protecting and Preserving our Human Rights Gains” – was launched by the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture – Honourable Nathi Mthethwa.
Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in South Africa and the world. However, this condition is often left undetected, leading to irreversible vision loss. Yet testing for this illness is quick and painless and can prevent permanent damage to the optic nerve.
Water is a fundamental resource to life, development and economic growth, yet many South Africans find it difficult to access this resource.
International Women’s Day takes place in March every year and is a time to reflect on the role women play in society and how they can be empowered further. One of the critical challenges facing women is economic inequality, which hampers economic growth and social change.
Residents of the province have the power to realise the KZN of their dreams, says the Premier. “Turn in the direction of the future that beckons so that we may all grow and prosper.”
According to the National Institute for Communicable Diseases of South Africa (NICD), vaccines have been shown to reduce severe disease and mortality from Covid-19 by up to 95 to 97%.
The man at the helm of this mission to learn more about the skies above us is Dr. Valanathan Munsami.
Creating an equal society hinges on including vulnerable groups in social and economic activity. This is the key work of the Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, as she oversees the country’s programmes to create an inclusive society in which all South Africans have access to their rights.
The 2022 Budget aims to reduce the budget deficit and stabilise debt while increasing income and employment options for the most vulnerable.
All human beings are rational but few are as rational as newly appointed Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, who President Cyril Rampahosa has tasked with leading the judiciary.
“The historical tensions between Russia and Ukraine make it all the more important that whatever agreements are brokered are sustainable in the long run and address the concerns of both parties to the conflict.”
The State of the Nation address is the President’s opportunity, as the Head of State, to give parliamentarians, and the millions of South Africans whom they represent, a broad update on the plans for the year.
While remote working is not a regulated form of working in South Africa, employers and employees alike need to tread through these grounds cautiously. No, remote working is not new to South Africa or the world; however, it has become front of mind over the last 24 months, in lockdown especially and following the aftermath of COVID-19.
Every year, hundreds of South Africans with cancers and blood diseases, such as leukaemia, reach the stage where their only hope of survival lies in a bone marrow transplant. But 70% of these patients will need to rely on a donor network to find a matching donor. Pairing up these patients with a life-saving donor and a second chance at life is the work of the South African Bone Marrow Registry (SABMR).