The ongoing taxi strike in the Western Cape has brought the public transport system to a standstill, with devastating consequences. This strike has lasted over a week now, and as minibus taxis are responsible for transporting around 75% of public transport users in the area, or about a million passengers per day, the impact has been significant. The Western Cape Department of Mobility has stated that these taxis serve areas not usually covered by other public transport services.
Bola Tinubu, the newly elected President of Nigeria, has wasted no time in making significant decisions since his inauguration on May 29. Despite ongoing challenges to the outcome of the February elections, Tinubu has taken proactive steps to address the country’s most pressing concerns.
The Recent Verdict The River Club development has been given the green light after the Supreme Court of Appeal ruled in favor of the project, denying the Observatory Civil Association (OCA) the right to appeal the Western Cape High Court’s order. The decision was made on May 16, 2023, and it clears the way for a development project that promises significant benefits to Cape Town.
In a recent move that reflects South Africa’s openness to investment and trade, Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) has established a presence in the heart of New York City, reiterating its longstanding economic ties with the United States. ### South Africa’s Unique Position Among Emerging Markets
The South African Department of Transport has revealed the details of its 2023/2024 financial year plans, with a budget of R79,565 billion aimed at improving transport infrastructure and services throughout the country. The investment will be focused on several key projects, including the construction, enhancement, and maintenance of roads, rail networks, public transport, rural bridges, and the aviation industry.
The Western Cape Government has made significant strides in reducing bureaucratic red tape, resulting in a notable impact on the province’s economy. The Department of Economic Development and Tourism’s Red Tape Reduction Unit (RTRU) has been instrumental in implementing these initiatives, providing businesses with considerable financial savings and improving the ease of doing business.
Pieter Swart’s taxidermy workshop in South Africa is a bustling hub where workers meticulously preserve the hunting trophies of international visitors. However, a new British law has him worried about the future of his craft. ## The Ban on Hunting Trophies
South Africa has recently faced allegations regarding its involvement in the RussiaUkraine conflict. In response, Minister Enoch Godongwana has emphasized the government’s dedication to addressing these concerns and maintaining strong relations with global partners, notably the United States. This article will elaborate on South Africa’s efforts to maintain international cooperation and economic stability and the potential consequences they face if these allegations are not handled appropriately.
The South African government has expressed optimism regarding the latest Quarterly Labour Force Survey results, despite a rise in unemployment. The increase in the number of employed individuals is a significant development that offers hope for the country’s economic growth and recovery.
The Western Cape Government has expressed deep concern over allegations that South Africa has been supplying weapons to Russia, made by the United States Ambassador to South Africa, Reuben Brigety. The government has called for the protection of the region’s economy and jobs, which are already under significant pressure due to the ongoing impact of the COVID19 pandemic and the severe rolling blackouts that have plagued the country.
The annual Africa’s Travel Indaba, a prominent tourism marketing event in Africa, is happening on May 10 and 11, 2023, in Durban, KwaZuluNatal. The event brings together international buyers and media to showcase the best tourism products in Southern Africa.
South Africa’s tourism industry has made a remarkable comeback in recent times. The first quarter of 2023 witnessed an impressive increase in international arrivals and spending. This article explores the reasons behind this growth, the top source markets for South African tourism, and the impact on domestic travel.
South Africa faces an alarming energy crisis, with citizens experiencing daily blackouts for up to 10 hours due to current Stage 6 load shedding. The situation is becoming increasingly severe as Stage 9 and beyond protocols are being finalized, leaving citizens and experts alike profoundly concerned about the future.
South Africa is facing a crucial decision regarding the R350 Social Relief Grant. The Second BRICS Working Group Meeting, held in Port Alfred, Eastern Cape, discussed the proposal to replace the grant with a Basic Income Grant (BIG). The urgency of implementing social protection measures was highlighted by Dr. Joni Musabayana, Director for Decent Work for Southern and Eastern Africa at the International Labour Organisation (ILO). With the ongoing COVID19 pandemic and the potential for future crises, integrating social protection measures has become vital.
On Friday, Employment and Labour Minister T.W. Nxesi will announce regulations on Employment Equity (EE) targets. These regulations follow the amended Employment Equity Act of 1998, which empowers the Minister to set employment equity targets for economic sectors and prescribe demographic targets for employers with over 50 employees.