Monthly Archives: September 2018

Preparations underway for Molewa’s send off

The official memorial service for Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa will take place at the Tshwane Events Centre, Hall J, on 3 October 2018, at 10h00. The Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) on State Funerals, led by Minister in the Presidency, Nkosazana


PRETORIA– The gazetting of the Mining Charter 2018 is a step towards creating regulatory and policy certainty in South Africa’s mining industry, says Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe. The gazetting of the Charter on Thursday brings to culmination a seven-month

UN: South Sudan Faces Catastrophic Food Shortages

More than 6 million people in South Sudan — or nearly 60 percent of the population — face desperate food shortages, with many on the brink of famine, warns a joint report by three leading United Nations agencies. Particular emphasis

Suspect arrested with an unlicensed firearm in Khayelitsha

Western Cape: The vigilance and swift response by members of Khayelitsha SAPS resulted in the arrest of a 43 year old male for the possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition at the Khayelitsha Magistrate’s court this morning. The members

Joint Constitutional Review Committee Requests Postponement of Deadline for Report to Parliament

Parliament– The Joint Constitutional Review Committee (CRC) has requested a postponement to report back to Parliament by tomorrow on whether Section 25 of the Constitution should be amended to allow for the expropriation of land without compensation. The Co-Chairperson of

Women in media must be at the forefront

Communications Deputy Minister Pinky Kekana says there is a need for women in the media, particular in broadcasting to find expression not as consumers or faces but as participants in the value chain of the industry. “It is becoming increasingly


ABU DHABI– South Africa and United Arab Emirates (UAE) have finally signed mutual assistance and extradition treaties which they have been negotiating since 2010. The treaties will enable the two countries to assist each other in the investigation and prosecution

Deputy UN Chief: Fight Against TB Drastically Underfunded

Tuberculosis is a vicious epidemic that is drastically underfunded. That was the takeaway message from the first high-level meeting focused on the infectious disease at the U.N. General Assembly in New York. Amina Mohammad, U.N. deputy secretary-general, said the disease

Diamond Empowerment Fund Awards $130,000 to Botswana Top Achievers Program

Holds High Level Reception with President of Botswana NEW YORK, Sept. 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The Diamond Empowerment Fund (D.E.F) donated $130,000 to the Botswana Top Achiever Program, during a dinner reception with His Excellency President Mokgweetsi E.K. Masisi of

Statistics South Africa briefs media on Economic Empowerment Gender series VII report, 27 Sept

Statistics South Africa to release Economic Empowerment, 2001–2017 Gender series VII report Statistics South Africa will release the Economic empowerment, 2001–2017 Gender series report at a media briefing to be held on Thursday, 27 September 2018 in Pretoria. The report