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Tsakani Maluleke, auditor general
Audit: Irregular expenditure decreases in national and provincial governmentArticle

The audit outcomes for national and provincial government shows that Irregular expenditure reported in the 2019-2020 financial year has decreased to R54.34bn from the R66.90bn in the previous year...

1 Apr 2021

The township of Khayelitsha in Cape Town. South Africa has adopted First World Covid-19 responses for Third World reality.
South Africa is failing on Covid-19 because its leaders want to emulate the First WorldArticle

Covid-19 infections are rising sharply in South Africa - and Latin America. This is fitting: South Africa resembles the countries of South America more than those of its home continent...

Steven Friedman 17 Jul 2020

Cape Town's port problems cause citrus exports to be redirected
Cape Town's port problems cause citrus exports to be redirectedArticle

"In the last month or so, vessels have been waiting outside the port for two weeks before they could berth, some export orders from three months ago have not been shipped yet, and several importers have been waiting for more than a month after the delivery date to receive their containers."

Fred Meintjes 7 Jul 2020

Smart cities in the time of physical distancing
Smart cities in the time of physical distancingArticle

When the State of Disaster was announced as the Covid-19 crisis hit South Africa, a new set of rules began to form, and with it a new set of questions and challenges...

Bouwer Serfontein 2 Jun 2020

HOTT3D, Africa Oil & Power team up to build hospitals in Africa
HOTT3D, Africa Oil & Power team up to build hospitals in AfricaArticle

A Cape Town-based exhibition builder, together with an event organiser, offer to work with governments and private sectors across Africa to rapidly build hospital infrastructures and shelters in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic...

8 Apr 2020

Julius Mojapelo, senior executive: public sector, Saica
AG invokes additional powers to curb public sector financial mismanagementArticle

In his 2018-19 report on the audit outcomes for national and provincial government, the auditor general (AG), Kimi Makwetu, attributes the failure to improve the state of public finances to, "those charged with governance being slow to implement, or totally disregarding, audit recommendations made by the AG office"...

22 Nov 2019

A community care worker providing treatment to a TB patient at her home. Wikkicommons/Stherere23
Rebuilding health systems from the bottom up: a South African case studyArticle

The recent publication of the National Health Insurance Bill in South Africa has provoked vigorous debate...

Helen Schneider 12 Sep 2019

South Africa has a skewed healthcare system with an under-funded public sector and an expensive private sector. Shutterstock
Why South Africa's plans for universal healthcare are pie in the skyArticle

Performance in South Africa's two tier health system - the public and the private - has been worsening for some time. Politicians have attempted to attribute the decline in the public sector to a myriad of ills, none of their making...

Alex van den Heever 19 Aug 2019

What Cape Town's drought can teach other cities about climate adaptation
What Cape Town's drought can teach other cities about climate adaptationArticle

Extreme weather events, such as Cyclone Idai that has recently devastated Beira, Mozambique, and Hurricane Harvey that hit Houston, USA, in 2017 are the types of climate extremes that cities increasingly have to prepare for...

Gina Ziervogel 4 Apr 2019

Green economy to grow SA economy
Green economy to grow SA economyArticle

South Africans must look at waste from an economic perspective as the green economy of the waste sector has the potential to create jobs and empower small, medium and micro-sized enterprises...

11 Mar 2019

Photo: Joburg.co.za
Vilakazi Street to be the blueprint for township tourismArticle

The Department of Tourism's Director-General (DG) Victor Tharage, led a senior multi-departmental government delegation to meet with tourism stakeholders around the Vilakazi Precinct...

13 Feb 2019

Promise of right to housing remains elusive in democratic South Africa
Promise of right to housing remains elusive in democratic South AfricaArticle

South Africa's Constitution protects everyone's right to access adequate housing...

Soraya Beukes 27 Nov 2018

Gambling Amendment Bill to strengthen regulatory environment
Gambling Amendment Bill to strengthen regulatory environmentArticle

The National Gambling Amendment Bill will go a long way in strengthening South Africa's regulatory environment of the gambling industry, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies...

26 Nov 2018

ICE Africa awakens a multi-billion dollar industry
ICE Africa awakens a multi-billion dollar industryArticle

The gaming industry has been identified as being one of the key contributors to improving the economic growth across Africa...

6 Sep 2018

The Red Location museum in New Brighton has been closed since 2013. The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality intends to spend R21m re-opening it. Photo: Mwanda Mesatywa
R22m Red Location Museum slowly being stripped nail by nailArticle

Years after the closure of the Red Location Museum in Port Elizabeth, the huge building has now been stripped...

Mwanda Mesatywa 11 May 2018

The IPCC’s first cities conference revealed the challenges in bridging the gaps between scientific knowledge and policy practice, and between cities in developed and developing nations.
IPCC cities conference tackles gaps between science and climate action on the groundArticle

Some 600 climate scientists, urban researchers, policymakers and practitioners attended the International Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) first ever conference on cities last week...

Jago Dodson 15 Mar 2018

Building an effective mental health defence force to serve SA communities
Building an effective mental health defence force to serve SA communitiesArticle

While there may be some resources directed at clinical and medical treatment for mental health issues, the question is what are we doing when it comes to the proactive prevention and the promotion of mental health at the community level?

25 Jan 2018

Moving to cities has lifted over 300,000 South Africans out of poverty, even in difficult times
Moving to cities has lifted over 300,000 South Africans out of poverty, even in difficult timesArticle

Migration to cities has helped many South Africans to escape extreme poverty, even in tumultuous times...

Ivan Turok and Justin Visagie 23 Nov 2017

Security measures to soar at Cape airport
Security measures to soar at Cape airportArticle

Licence-plate recognition, additional CCTV cameras and a specialised canine unit are among the initiatives Acsa wants to implement at the airport soon, with the help of the police...

Farren Collins 31 Oct 2017

R188m for Joburg inner city housing
R188m for Joburg inner city housingArticle

Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has recommitted R188m to the City of Johannesburg for the development of housing in the inner city...

28 Aug 2017

Eastern Cape invests R68m in social housing project
Eastern Cape invests R68m in social housing projectArticle

A total of R68m has been invested to refurbish an old Port Elizabeth building into a social housing project, says the Eastern Cape Human Settlements Department...

23 May 2017

Interventions under way to mitigate Western Cape drought crisis
Interventions under way to mitigate Western Cape drought crisisArticle

Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane has stressed the need to urgently maintain infrastructure, repair leaks rapidly and to operate water systems more efficiently...

17 May 2017

Alan Knott-Craig to speak at SACSC Research Conference
Alan Knott-Craig to speak at SACSC Research ConferenceArticle

Alan Knott-Craig, former Mxit CEO and founder of non-profit organisation, Project Isizwe, will join a list of speakers at the SACSC annual Research Conference...

3 Apr 2017

Alphamin completes FEED, CBE for Bisie Tin Project in DRC
Alphamin completes FEED, CBE for Bisie Tin Project in DRCArticle

Alphamin has announced that it has completed the front-end engineering design (FEED) and control budget estimate (CBE) for its 80.75%-owned Bisie Tin Project in the Democratic Republic of Congo...

14 Feb 2017

Growing SA's economy is a gamble
Growing SA's economy is a gambleArticle

The Casino Association of South Africa has released a survey that shows that the licensed casino industry remains an important driver to the country's economy...

21 Dec 2016

Eskom has put more than renewable energy at risk
Eskom has put more than renewable energy at riskArticle

The true impact of cancellations, delays and uncertainty around the IPP and renewable energy programmes go much further than the energy sector...

Bruce Raw 10 Aug 2016

EduWeek with SABC Education powered by Intel: Advancing Educational Knowledge in Africa
EduWeek with SABC Education powered by Intel: Advancing Educational Knowledge in AfricaArticle

Education must be regarded as a founding element of the right to a decent life and to individual development and as a key factor for reducing poverty and inequalities...

Issued by Spintelligent 31 May 2016

Mike Mulcahy
Green tech hub predicts R1bn investment boostArticle

Continued cooperation between local, provincial and national government could see an additional R1bn in direct investment pumped into a proposed green technology SEZ...

30 May 2016

Government must spend more on water and electricity infrastructure
Government must spend more on water and electricity infrastructureArticle

Approximately 80% of South African engineering professionals do not think that the government will allocate sufficient funds towards projects aimed at addressing the country's electricity and water crises...

14 Apr 2016

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Pick n Pay signs with GWK Farm FoodsArticle

Pick n Pay says it will be a customer of GWK Farm Foods, the newest subsidiary of one of SA's largest agro-processing groups...

Mark Allix 8 Apr 2016

Worlddidac delegation at EduWeek 2016 in Johannesburg
Worlddidac delegation at EduWeek 2016 in JohannesburgArticle

The renowned global trade association Worlddidac will be bringing a delegation of the leading manufacturers and producers of educational resources to this year's Eduweek event, taking place 29 and 30 June...

Issued by Spintelligent 7 Apr 2016

EduWeek with SABC Education powered by Intel: Advancing educational knowledge in Africa
EduWeek with SABC Education powered by Intel: Advancing educational knowledge in AfricaArticle

EduWeek with SABC Education has announced the dates for the 2016 event, which takes place on 29 and 30 June at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, Johannesburg...

Issued by Spintelligent 11 Mar 2016

Govt conducting assessments of municipalities
Govt conducting assessments of municipalitiesArticle

President Jacob Zuma says task teams have been established and programmes are being developed to provide support for identified municipalities...

12 Mar 2015

Lasting legacies from World Design Capital 2014
Lasting legacies from World Design Capital 2014Article

The World Design Capital title may have moved on from Cape Town as it travels to Taipei in 2016 but its influence remains in various legacy programmes that will enhance the creativity of Cape Town for years to come...

29 Jan 2015

SRK Consulting extends African footprint
SRK Consulting extends African footprintArticle

With 14 offices in African nations, including Angola, Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana and Zimbabwe, engineering consultants SRK Consulting has approximately 776 active projects on the continent in 26 different countries.

31 Oct 2014

eThekwini wins international award for sanitation
eThekwini wins international award for sanitationArticle

eThekwini Water and Sanitation (EWS) has won the 2014 Stockholm Industry Water Award from the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) as the "Most innovative and progressive water utility in Africa".

3 Sep 2014

WDC 2014 to host 'Designing Policies for a Developing Country'
WDC 2014 to host 'Designing Policies for a Developing Country'Article

The 'Make a Plan' WDC 2014 Design Policy Conference, taking place 17-18 October 2014 at the Cape Town Stadium, aims to develop a policy that guides and encourages design, not only in South Africa but on the entire African continent...

1 Sep 2014

Top Green Organisation Awards open for entries
Top Green Organisation Awards open for entriesArticle

Companies across the Eastern Cape are invited to enter the Top Green Organisation Awards coordinated and sponsored by the Eastern Cape Department of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism (DEDEAT) and the Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa (IWMSA).

29 Jul 2014

Enquiry to investigate Lwandle evictions
Enquiry to investigate Lwandle evictionsArticle

Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has established an enquiry to investigate the manner in which the Lwandle evictions were carried out.

6 Jun 2014

City staff blamed for bad books
City staff blamed for bad booksArticle

Joburg's council employees are likely to take plenty of flak for what is expected to be yet another dismal audit outcome for the city.

Olebogeng Molatlhwa 7 Jan 2014

Illovo hand-over unlikely to be sticky
Illovo hand-over unlikely to be stickyArticle

The changing of the guard at Africa's largest sugar producer, Illovo, looks like it will be a smooth affair when outgoing managing director Graham Clark hands over to current operations director Gavin Dalgleish.

5 Aug 2013

Limpopo officials face corruption charges
Limpopo officials face corruption chargesArticle

Charges of corruption have been laid against 47 public servants in Limpopo since the start of the national government's Section 100 intervention in Limpopo in 2011, the Minister of Public Service and Administration, Lindiwe Sisulu, says.

2 Aug 2013

dotDurban passes first ICANN hurdle
dotDurban passes first ICANN hurdleArticle

The exclusive internet namespace .durban is on its way after passing the first Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) hurdle.

16 May 2013

Ekurhuleni is hoping to attract investors
Ekurhuleni is hoping to attract investorsArticle

The Ekurhuleni metropolitan council is hoping the Airports Cities world conference currently under way in Kempton Park will lessen the burden of unemployment, homelessness and poverty in the region.

26 Apr 2013

Land Use Management Bill to achieve equity
Land Use Management Bill to achieve equityArticle

Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti says the Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Bill seeks to transform land administration, with clear proposals to achieve equity, integration and sustainability in spatial planning.

28 Feb 2013

Govt to scrutinise municipalities 'one by one': Baloyi
Govt to scrutinise municipalities 'one by one': BaloyiArticle

Next year government will assess the performance of municipalities and their ability to deliver services, warned Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Richard Baloyi.

Orlando Chauke 3 Dec 2012

Zuma wants more skills
Zuma wants more skillsArticle

President Jacob Zuma has emphasised the need for skilled officials to run the financial affairs of municipalities following the recent damning report of auditor general Terence Nombembe on how local government systems were failing South Africans.

31 Jul 2012

Red tape halts future property developmentArticle

Property developments in South Africa are being severely hampered by bureaucracy and red tape, prompting at least two major development companies to end their commercial and retail property development plans in this country, according to a report in Business Day.

8 Jun 2012

Drive for economic development launched in Western Cape
Drive for economic development launched in Western CapeArticle

The Western Cape Economic Development Partnership (EDP), an independent, non-partisan, membership-based organization established to lead, co-ordinate and drive economic development, was officially launched in Cape Town on 26 April 2012.

2 May 2012

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