During a recent meeting, Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Thembi Nkadimeng, and the Chairperson of the Municipal Demarcation Board (MDB) discussed the formation of a collaborative task team focused on research and development. ### The Role of Municipal Demarcation Board in Government
In a significant milestone for community safety and policing services, the South African government has officially opened the Chatty police station in the Eastern Cape. The station, one of 13 new establishments to be handed over during this financial year, aims to strengthen the capacity of law enforcement to address the needs of communities and bring police resources closer to the people.
On May 22nd, 2023, the Minister of Home Affairs, Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi, held a briefing that covered several pressing issues. The agenda included topics such as the issuance of an ID to Thabo Bester, the revocation of a South African passport, and Dr. Nandipha Magudumana’s urgent court application against the State.
The Electoral Reform Consultation Panel is a significant step towards refining and improving South Africa’s electoral process. This panel is composed of members who will play a vital role in investigating, consulting, reporting, and making recommendations for potential reforms for the National Assembly and provincial legislature elections. The panel members’ selection process ensures that they possess the necessary skills, knowledge, and experience required to perform the task effectively.
Cholera outbreaks are a common occurrence in areas with poor water quality and sanitation, and Hammanskraal is no exception. The government has acknowledged the gravity of this crisis and is taking swift action to mitigate its effects. However, a longterm solution to water supply and quality issues in the area is still being developed.
The Disa Court Building is a building of great historical importance in South Africa. It played a pivotal role in the country’s struggle against apartheid, as it was the site of the firstever treason trial in the nation’s history. Spanning from 1956 to 1961, the trial saw 156 activists and leaders charged with high treason for their opposition to the apartheid regime. The rehabilitation of the Disa Court Building, therefore, represents more than just a simple renovation project.
The North West Human Settlements Alternative Building Technology (ABT) Summit is an important event that aims to explore innovative solutions to address the housing backlog and other human settlement challenges in South Africa. It seeks to bring together professionals in the human settlements sector, technology enthusiasts, and investors to discuss alternative building technologies that can create sustainable human settlements for eligible citizens in the North West province.
As the winter season fast approaches, South Africa braces for a surge in energy demand, which further intensifies the pressure on the stateowned power company, Eskom. Eskom has cautioned about the possible occurrence of power outages to forestall an entire collapse of the national grid.
In February 2023, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced in his State of the Nation Address that South Africa would complete the transition to digital television signal by the end of the year. This marked a critical milestone in the switchoff of analogue transmission that had been announced in December 2022.
In a recent session led by Nono Maloyi, the MEC for Cooperative Governance, Human Settlements, and Traditional Affairs, South African municipalities gathered to address crucial progress reports on service delivery and infrastructure grants spending. This special session witnessed the attendance of Mayors, Municipal Managers, Chief Financial Officers, and other stakeholders, reflecting the urgency to improve service delivery in local communities.
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.
Youth unemployment is a pressing issue globally, and the Western Cape Government in South Africa is taking commendable steps to address this challenge. In partnership with the Department of Economic Development and Tourism (DEDAT), 12 employers in the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) sector are working together to create job opportunities for young individuals. This article delves into the objectives of this initiative, the recruitment process, and its anticipated impact on the youth of the Western Cape.
The Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) has welcomed the Competition Commission’s conditional approval for the strategic equity partner transaction between South African Airways (SAA) and Takatso Aviation Proprietary Limited. This deal will result in Takatso acquiring a 51% shareholding in the airline, which is a significant turning point for the revitalization process of SAA.
The South African Minister of Human Settlements, Mmamoloko Kubayi, and Deputy Minister Pam Tshwete will hold an imbizo in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, on May 12, 2023, at 11:00 am. The purpose of this event is to engage with informal communities and provide feedback on the provision of fundamental services. The gathering follows previous government engagements aimed at addressing community leaders’ concerns.
Human Settlements Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi and Deputy Minister Pam Tshwete are set to engage with communities from various informal settlements in Khayelitsha, Cape Town. The imbizo, scheduled for May 12, 2023, at the Tusong MultiPurpose Centre, aims to provide feedback on the provision of basic services, discuss future plans, and strengthen the relationship between the government and the communities.
On April 26, 2023, the Ministry of Defence and Military Veterans in South Africa announced the rollout of the longawaited Military Veterans Pension. This financial support for veterans was legislated in the Military Veterans Act of 2011, Act no. 18 of 2011.