The BRICS Employment Working Group (EWG) has been instrumental in tackling labor market obstacles and endorsing decent work in the fastgrowing economies of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. This cooperative platform has spurred significant discussions around crucial matters such as economic recovery, job generation, and skill enhancement. The COVID19 pandemic has exacerbated these issues, leading to renewed commitment from EWG members to collaborate for sustainable development.
Tuberculosis (TB) continues to be a significant global challenge, with South Africa being one of the most affected countries. The recent country statement by Minister Joe Phaahla at the HighLevel Meeting on Tuberculosis offers an overview of South Africa’s progress, obstacles, and collaborations in their fight against TB. This article explores the critical aspects of South Africa’s journey since the last UN HighLevel Meeting in 2018 and the consequences of their endeavors in the larger global context.
The South African Cemeteries Association (SACA) is celebrating its 10th anniversary by hosting this year’s national conference in Cape Town. The threeday event brings together delegates from across South Africa and beyond to discuss sustainable burial methods and share best practices. Through this nonprofit organization, SACA aims to empower local authorities, enhance service delivery, and advocate for good governance in cemetery and crematorium management.
The Gauteng Provincial Government of South Africa is taking a significant step towards implementing the transformative Tshepo 1Million project. This initiative aims to empower a million young job seekers and entrepreneurs through free resources, support, and opportunities. ## Partnership with Harambe
In Gauteng, South Africa, violence and crime in schools have become a growing concern that demands immediate attention and intervention. A recent incident involving a learner who was stabbed during an unannounced oversight visit by the Legislature’s Portfolio Committee on Community Safety and the Education Committee at Eldorado Park Secondary School has further highlighted the urgency of addressing this issue.
The Eastern Cape Department of Rural Development and Agrarian Reform (DRDAR) is set to honor exceptional women in the agricultural sector at an upcoming event. The Women Entrepreneur Awards ceremony, an annual event, seeks to empower women by recognizing their contributions to the province’s agricultural economy.
Johaar Mosaval’s story is one of resilience and triumph over adversity. Born in District Six, South Africa, Mosaval faced significant challenges during the apartheid era in the 1940s. Despite these obstacles, he pursued his passion for dance and went on to become a celebrated ballet dancer, both in South Africa and on the world stage.
The Overstrand and Swartland Rural Safety Units (RSUs) and the Mossel Bay K9 unit work collaboratively to combat crime in their respective regions. Despite facing several challenges, these units have made significant strides in their ongoing battle against criminal activities.
The Police Force of Krugersdorp, South Africa, has recently apprehended three suspects who were found in possession of unlicensed firearms, housebreaking implements, suspected stolen vehicles, and false number plates. ### The Chase
The Department of Employment and Labour in South Africa has recently announced its plans to upgrade the employment equity (EE) reporting system. The goal of the new system is to provide continuous updates on the progress of EE targets and to hold employers accountable for their set objectives. These amendments will be discussed during the national Employment Equity workshops held across the country, under the theme “Real transformation makes business sense.”
The integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) into the energy generation industry presents significant opportunities for optimizing energy consumption, improving efficiency in power generation, and creating new opportunities for renewable energy sources. The 21st Energy Digicon, a virtual event hosted by Premier Alan Winde on August 17, 2023, will explore the role of AI in revolutionizing the energy industry.
The Gauteng police department has achieved remarkable success in their goal to curb the proliferation of illegal and unlicensed firearms on the streets. In the past two weeks, they have recovered over 400 firearms and approximately 7,581 rounds of ammunition through various crime prevention actions, intelligencedriven operations, and the weekly Operation Shanela initiative.
According to the Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) conducted by Statistics South Africa, the Western Cape province has had a remarkable economic performance in recent times. The QLFS report reveals that the Western Cape created 368,000 jobs between Q2 2022 and Q2 2023, marking a 15.7% increase in employment yearonyear. This job creation rate outpaced every other province, with Gauteng coming in second place, creating 201,000 jobs during the same period.
South Africa is set to host the 15th Annual BRICS Summit from August 22nd to 24th, 2023. The summit will bring together heads of state from Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa to discuss economic opportunities in the postCOVID19 era.
Cape Town, a bustling and lively city in South Africa, has experienced an unparalleled surge in job creation. According to the latest StatsSA Quarterly Labour Force survey for April to June 2023, the city has added a staggering 263,000 new positions in just one year, with 56,000 new opportunities created in the last quarter alone. This growth has exceeded that of all other metros combined, making Cape Town the city with the lowest unemployment rate among metros.
The Township Economy in South Africa has emerged as a hub of entrepreneurship, innovation, and cultural preservation. However, persistent challenges hinder the true potential of this economy. In this article, we explore how collaboration among the BRICS nations – Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa – can help transform the Township Economy.