Daily Archives: September 14, 2018

President Cyril Ramaphosa engages members of Diplomatic Community, 14 ...

President Cyril Ramaphosa to engage the Diplomatic Corps President Cyril Ramaphosa will today, 14 September 2018, engage members of the Diplomatic Community accredited to South Africa led by its Dean, Ambassador Bene Lofongo M’poko. The Diplomatic Corps comprise Ambassadors, High

Four arrested for possession of unlicensed firearms

In an effort to curb proliferation of firearms in Mthatha, the Cluster Commander established a Firearm Task Team that comprises of Crime Intelligence, Flying Squad, National Intervention Unit, K9 and Mounted Unit. The team conducted an operation since the 13

Labour pushes for improved occupational safety regulations

The Department of Labour says it will direct more energy in the efforts to improve enforcement of the occupational safety and health regulations. The department is pinning its hope on the Occupational Health and Safety Amendment Bill of 2018, which

Basic Education Committee Concerned about Weapons in Schools

Parliament– The Portfolio Committee on Basic Education has noted with great sadness the death of an educator yesterday at a school in Zeerust in the North West, allegedly at the hands of a learner. Committee Chairperson, Ms Nomalungelo Gina, said

Call to stop child murders, abductions

Social Development Minister Susan Shabangu has called on delegates at the National Summit on Crime and Violence Prevention to deliberate on how to curb the rising reports of child murders and abductions. The call comes amid several cases of children

SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL ASSEMBLY ADOPTS CREDIT BILL TO PREVENT ...

CAPETOWN– The National Assembly, the lower chamber of the South African Parliament, has approved the long-awaited National Credit Amendment Bill which aims to address and prevent over-indebtedness of consumers. “The Bill provides relief for over-indebted consumers earning less than 7,500

SOUTH AFRICA’S TOP COURT FAVOURS WORKERS OVER SINGING STRUGGLE ...

JOHANNESBURG– South Africa’s Constitutional Court, the country’s top court, has ruled that all the nine workers dismissed by their company for singing a struggle song during a strike in 2013 be reinstated. The management of the Gauteng province-based company, Duncanmec,

LAND DEBATE CREATING POLICY UNCERTAINTY IN SOUTH AFRICA, SAYS ...

JOHANNESBURG– International rating agency Moody’s says the current land debate in South Africa is creating policy uncertainty in the country. Addressing the media here Thursday, Moody’s Senior Credit Officer Lucie Villa said investors were more interested in how the land

Top US Diplomat Takes ‘Wait and See’ Approach to South ...

The U.S. ambassador to South Sudan says Washington will not continue to fund peace agreements that are violated over and over by the parties in the South Sudanese civil war. Thomas Hushek told VOA that the government and rebels, who

Namibia Launches NDC Partnership Plan for Climate Action

The Namibian Government and development stakeholders came together to join forces in delivering on the country’s commitments to advance the Paris Agreement. A newly developed Partnership Plan connects international resources for climate mitigation and adaptation to five priority areas set