Deputy President Paul Mashatile recently delivered opening remarks at the Global Investment Summit held virtually on June 14, 2023. The summit’s theme was “Adapting to a New Reality,” and its focus was on propelling the economy forward amidst the challenges faced during the COVID19 pandemic.
South Africa has sent a second team of highly skilled firefighters to assist Canada in the ongoing fight against the devastating wildfires in Alberta. The deployment comes after an urgent request was made by the Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre (CIFFC). The South African team, named Mzanzi Hotshots 2, comprises 200 firefighters and 13 managers. They will work together with their Canadian counterparts to suppress the inferno that has already caused destruction and displacement across the region.
South Africa is facing unprecedented challenges, but a spirit of collaboration and unity between the government and organized businesses is helping to overcome obstacles and mobilize resources. This partnership is aimed at fostering inclusive economic growth and job creation across the country.
South Africa’s Minister of Transport, Sindisiwe Chikunga has taken a proactive approach towards addressing the issue of potholeridden roads and inadequate infrastructure by embarking on a national roadshow. This article explores the importance of this initiative and its potential impact on South Africa’s transportation network.
In recent news, Gauteng MEC for Transport, Kedibone DialeTlabela, expressed her dismay over the violent incidents that occurred at Maponya Mall in Soweto, South Africa. On Thursday, minibus taxi drivers clashed with ehailing drivers, resulting in physical assault, car burnings, and injuries. The incident has prompted the government and industry leaders to take action to ensure public transport safety.
In a recent address, South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa expressed gratitude for the National Assembly’s spirited debate on the Presidency Budget Vote. He emphasized the importance of cooperation and collaboration in tackling the country’s challenges. Despite the numerous obstacles facing the nation, including an ongoing energy crisis, high inflation, and a devastating pandemic, President Ramaphosa insists on maintaining an optimistic outlook to drive change.
Minister of Water and Sanitation, Senzo Mchunu, along with Deputy Ministers David Mahlobo and Judith Tshabalala, visited Ladysmith in advance of the Presidential District Development Model (DDM) service delivery outreach programme scheduled for 9th June 2023. The purpose of the visit, which took place on 2nd June, was to evaluate the current state of the district’s water supply and sanitation services.
As affordable housing becomes increasingly scarce, Cape Town is taking a proactive stance towards addressing this issue. Through the City’s Human Settlements Directorate Strategic Indaba, leaders from various sectors have come together to brainstorm and share ideas for the development of affordable housing in Cape Town.
The South African Minister of Trade, Industry, and Competition has recently announced Energy Users and Energy Suppliers Block Exemptions to encourage collaboration among companies and institutions in the energy sector. These exemptions allow for joint investment in shared energy infrastructure, joint financing and risksharing, and collaborative training and skills development programs. This move aims to address the nation’s electricity supply constraints and improve the efficiency of energy use.
The Gauteng Geographical Names Committee (GGNC) plays a critical role in preserving the cultural and historical heritage of Gauteng Province. As one of eight provincial geographical names committees in South Africa, it guides local authorities in the naming and renaming of geographical features within the province.
Proper identification is a fundamental right that every citizen should have. It verifies an individual’s nationality and provides access to essential services such as healthcare, education, and voting. However, the Thabo Bester case demonstrates the severe consequences of not having identification and the need for accessible and efficient processes for obtaining it.
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 success of policing operations in the Garden Route District can be attributed to a strategic approach that emphasizes intelligence gathering, targeted deployments, and collaboration with other law enforcement agencies. The Western Cape Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Thembisile Patekile, highlighted the effectiveness of the Comprehensive, Effective, and PeopleCentered Policing Approach and Tactics (CEPPAT) strategy in reducing crime and making communities safer.
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.
The North West Human Settlements Investment and Alternative Building Technology Summit 2023 is an upcoming event that aims to address the housing challenges faced by the North West province. This summit will bring together stakeholders from various fields to find innovative solutions that can drive sustainable development and improve the living conditions of residents in the region.
On May 18, 2023, Cape Town made history with the launch of its first Urban Waste Management (UWM) Innovation Expo. The event aimed to bring together the latest sustainable waste management solutions, addressing the increasing need for innovative methods to tackle the city’s waste challenges.