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Additional screening to prevent spread of Ebola to SA
Additional screening to prevent spread of Ebola to SA

South Africa has the necessary measures to prevent Ebola from entering the country and spreading from the West African countries where almost 5,500 people have contracted this disease according to Minister of Performance, Monitoring and Evaluation, Jeff Radebe

24 Oct 2014 09:29

Stellenbosch to analyse DNA from Nigerian church deaths
Stellenbosch to analyse DNA from Nigerian church deaths

The DNA samples gathered from the 116 people who died in the collapse of the building in Nigeria over a month ago have arrived at a laboratory in Stellenbosch for analysis.

24 Oct 2014 08:58

ECDC puts millions into provincial projects
ECDC puts millions into provincial projects

The Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC) has provided funding of R2,5m for two pilot projects for testing the development of furniture from polyfibre.

24 Oct 2014 07:36

National Treasury signals shift in SA's fiscal policy
National Treasury signals shift in SA's fiscal policy

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene has tabled the 2014 Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS), which signals a shift in the country's fiscal policy through measures aimed at reducing the country's budget deficit and stabilising public debt.

23 Oct 2014 09:19

Current account deficit grows
Current account deficit grows

South Africa's current account deficit has increased to about 5.5% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) over the past two years.

23 Oct 2014 08:55

Higher profit pressure faces state-owned enterprises
Higher profit pressure faces state-owned enterprises

Members of Parliament have responded to Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene's inaugural Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS), which he tabled in Parliament on Wednesday (22 October).

By Neo Semono 23 Oct 2014 08:26

Top 100 companies concerned about regulatory uncertainty
Top 100 companies concerned about regulatory uncertainty

Research has indicated that the challenges South Africa faces as a country are top of mind for senior executives.

23 Oct 2014 07:46

Government and business must work together to boost SMMEs
Government and business must work together to boost SMMEs

Manufacturing is hampered by several factors including a lack of infrastructure, inadequate maintenance of this infrastructure, the red tape required for running small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs), and the ability of South African SMMEs to compete internationally.

23 Oct 2014 07:28

South Africa must work hard to raise rankings internationally
South Africa must work hard to raise rankings internationally

South Africa's National Development Plan (NDP), the road map to reach its Vision 2030 - will largely depend on the country's competitiveness on an international scale. We examine how the two will intertwine to make South Africa a better country.

By Ray Maota 23 Oct 2014 07:07

Muthambi tells MPs to buttout on CEO issue
Muthambi tells MPs to buttout on CEO issue

Communications Minister Faith Muthambi told ANC MPs not to interfere in her department's affairs after they urged her to halt the process to appoint the new CEO of the SABC...

22 Oct 2014 14:31

Unsafe trucks should be confiscated, impounded
Unsafe trucks should be confiscated, impounded

The police should impound trucks that are unsafe or have faulty brakes or other deficiencies instead of merely fining their drivers.

22 Oct 2014 11:45

Gauteng searches for investors for its aerotropolis
Gauteng searches for investors for its aerotropolis

The Gauteng Roads and Transport Department is looking for investment partners for its plan to build an aerotropolis at OR Tambo International Airport.

22 Oct 2014 11:01

Three candidates on shortlist to take over top job at SABC
Three candidates on shortlist to take over top job at SABC

Three candidates have been shortlisted to fill the vacancy for CEO of the SABC. The appointment of a permanent CEO will be crucial for the stabilisation of the public broadcaster...

By Bekezela Phakathi 22 Oct 2014 08:28

DTI registers 18 industrialists for future development
DTI registers 18 industrialists for future development

So far registered 18 qualifying black industrialists in a range of sectors have been registered by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) according to Deputy Minister Mzwandile Masina.

22 Oct 2014 08:00

Nxesi says built environment needs urgent transformation
Nxesi says built environment needs urgent transformation

Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi says it's high time the built environment sector picks up the pace of transformation.

22 Oct 2014 07:32

Research investment needed for small businesses
Research investment needed for small businesses

Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu has called for investment in research for the small business sector.

22 Oct 2014 07:14

SA needs to build its research and development capacity
SA needs to build its research and development capacity

Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor says the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has illustrated how there is an urgent need to accelerate focused investment in research in Africa.

21 Oct 2014 09:35

Gigaba 'satisfied' with Lindela Repatriation Centre
Gigaba 'satisfied' with Lindela Repatriation Centre

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba says he is satisfied with the way the Lindela Repatriation Centre in Krugersdorp, west of Johannesburg is being run.

21 Oct 2014 08:52

State to examine problems in foster care provision
State to examine problems in foster care provision

The Department of Social Development has appointed a Ministerial Committee to assist it to deal with the challenges facing foster care facilities in South Africa.

21 Oct 2014 08:03

Cops 'crippled' by detective shortage
Cops 'crippled' by detective shortage

In the past financial year 1,200 detectives resigned from the police, leaving a hole, that is going to have a big impact on the fight against crime, say experts.

21 Oct 2014 05:54

No Ebola in SA, neighbouring states yet
No Ebola in SA, neighbouring states yet

The Department of Health has, in an update of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, reported that there are still no suspected or confirmed cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in South Africa or its neighbouring countries.

20 Oct 2014 09:15

Zuma will maintain Parliamentary obligations
Zuma will maintain Parliamentary obligations

The Office of the President says a media report that President Jacob Zuma will no longer attend to his Parliamentary responsibilities is both incorrect and grossly misleading.

20 Oct 2014 09:02

State seeks to build closer ties with media
State seeks to build closer ties with media

President Jacob Zuma says government will establish a platform for members of the media and government to share ideas on a range of issues.

20 Oct 2014 08:28

Cosatu plans 'funeral march' for e-tolls
Cosatu plans 'funeral march' for e-tolls

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) plans to hold a symbolic "funeral march" for Gauteng's e-toll system over the weekend.

17 Oct 2014 12:04

State may sell Vodacom stake to fund Eskom
State may sell Vodacom stake to fund Eskom

Crushing financial pressure on Eskom has compelled the government to consider selling its R26bn stake in Vodacom and to assess its other listed holdingsā€š such as Telkom to raise the cash that Eskom needs.

By Thabiso Mochiko and Andiswa Maqutu 17 Oct 2014 11:17

Families encouraged to grow their own vegetables
Families encouraged to grow their own vegetables

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Senzeni Zokwana says the fight for food security in South Africa should start at a family level with vegetable gardens in all suburbs.

By Nthambeleni Gabara 17 Oct 2014 09:22

Emergency workers urged to end illegal strike
Emergency workers urged to end illegal strike

Gauteng's Department of Health says normal emergency services have not yet been badly affected by the illegal and unprotected strike of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) workers.

By More Matshediso 17 Oct 2014 09:05

Manamela tells youth to 'seize opportunities'
Manamela tells youth to 'seize opportunities'

The Deputy Minister in the Presidency, Buti Manamela, says young South Africans must make the most of the opportunities government has offered them and must take personal control of improving their lives

17 Oct 2014 08:29

SA elected to Bureau of Convention on Biological Diversity
SA elected to Bureau of Convention on Biological Diversity

South Africa has for the first time been elected to the Bureau of the Conference of Parties (CoP) to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).

17 Oct 2014 07:53

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