The South African government established the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) in 1999 to support deserving students in acquiring tertiary education. Over the years, NSFAS has played a critical role in dismantling intergenerational social inequality, enabling students from workingclass and impoverished backgrounds to access postschool education and training. This groundbreaking initiative has provided countless students the opportunity to further their education which otherwise would have been impossible.
Cape Town is implementing a new approach to managing sewer spills by investing in cuttingedge technology, new vehicles, and expanded teams. The city’s goal is to minimize the occurrence of sewer spills by implementing proactive measures while improving incident response times.
Zakes Bantwini, a Grammywinning South African music star, is organizing a historical event called the Abantu Festival. The festival will take place on October 28th at the DHL Stadium in Cape Town and has been described as a landmark moment for South African culture.
The Inaugural Southern African Steel Summit held at Emperors Palace, Kempton Park, highlighted the significance of the steel industry for South Africa’s industrialization and the challenges faced by the global steel sector. The Deputy Minister of Trade, Industry, and Competition, Fikile Majola, emphasized steel’s importance in various aspects of the economy, from transportation and infrastructure to its role as a vital material in manufacturing.
In South Africa, a majority of young people leaving secondary school struggle to find employment or pursue higher education. Recognizing this issue, Deputy Minister in The Presidency, Kenneth Morolong, is spearheading the Presidential Youth Employment Intervention (PYEI) to address this urgent challenge.
In a recent ChinaAfrica Roundtable, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa highlighted the importance of regional coordination and continental integration in addressing Africa’s challenges. In this article, we will explore President Ramaphosa’s ideas and the emerging partnership between China and Africa.
On August 13th, a security incident occurred at the DESTEA head offices in Free State, South Africa. The incident took place during a load shedding stage when five masked assailants entered the building around 18:30. The following section provides an overview of what occurred during the incident, and MEC Thabo Meeko’s response to the situation.
The South African music scene has recently been filled with nostalgia and longing as fans mourn the untimely passing of AKA. Nadia Nakai, a talented rapper, has been candid about her heartache and has taken to Twitter to implore fellow rapper K.O. to release a yettobeunveiled track featuring AKA.
The City of Cape Town recently honoured 152 staff members from its Recreation and Parks Department for their years of dedication and commitment. These individuals, who have served between 20 and 45 years, have contributed a total of 6,934 years to the department. The event showcased the crucial role played by these employees in the department’s success and their positive impact on the community.
The North West Province in South Africa has been grappling with various challenges in the realm of human settlements. One of the primary concerns is the blocked projects, and the illegal occupation of houses meant for beneficiaries. MEC for Human Settlements, Nono Maloyi, has taken the initiative to resolve these issues and alleviate the plight of deserving residents in the province.
The Black Business Council (BBC) annual Summit welcomed Dr. Blade Nzimande, the Minister of Higher Education, Science, and Innovation, as a keynote speaker. The Summit, which had a theme of “20 Years of the BroadBased Black Economic Empowerment Act – Accelerating Implementation, Creating Jobs and Growing the Economy,” brought together a diverse group of stakeholders, including thought leaders, government ministers, academics, economists, business professionals, and more.
At the 8th Summit of the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) held in Ezulwini, Eswatini on June 29, 2023, President Cyril Ramaphosa spoke to Union leaders about the challenges facing the global economy and the importance of collaboration and cooperation within SACU.
The KwaZuluNatal Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs recently released a preliminary report on the damages caused by severe weather conditions in Durban Metro and Ugu District Municipality. The report revealed that heavy rains and strong winds caused significant harm to roads, electricity, sewer systems, and housing.
On June 27, 2023, the City of Cape Town’s Water and Sanitation Directorate began emergency repairs on a 535mm diameter water pipeline in George Street, Ottery. As a result of the repair work, a significant portion of the southern Cape Flats experienced widespread water supply disruptions.
The Disaster Risk Management Centre (DRMC) in Sarepta has been changing the narrative for many young women in the city. Through its annual program, “Women & Girls: (In)visible Force of Resilience,” the DRMC equips secondary school learners with the necessary tools to become agents of change in their communities.
Productivity SA and the Department of Trade, Industry, and Competition will celebrate the 25year anniversary of the Workplace Challenge Programme (WPC) on June 30, 2023. The event will take place at the Accolades Boutique Hotel in Midrand, with 150 distinguished guests from various sectors in attendance.