The Africa Communications Week is an annual event aimed at enhancing communication in Africa. The 2023 edition of the event will be hosted by the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) in South Africa, with participation from 20 countries in the continent.
South Africa ranks 69th out of 180 countries in Transparency International’s 2021 Corruption Perceptions Index. Corruption in government institutions is a pervasive problem that undermines public trust and diverts resources from important public services. The Gauteng MEC’s celebration of the arrest of a corrupt official is a small but significant step towards combating corruption in the country.
South Africa’s tourism industry, a major contributor to the country’s economy, has been hit hard by the COVID19 pandemic. However, the government has been making efforts to boost the industry and help it recover. One such measure is the Tourism Sector Recovery Plan, launched in May 2020, which aims to recover the sector and create jobs.
Biodiversity and Climate Change: A Threat to Humanity Biodiversity loss and climate change are critical concerns that threaten the existence of humanity. Urgent action is required to safeguard ecosystems and the millions of species that rely on them.
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.
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.
On May 18, 2023, Minister Maropene Ramokgopa and Deputy Minister Pinky Kekana will deliver the budget vote speech for the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluations (DPME) in Parliament, Cape Town. This speech will provide an outline of the department’s plans for the current fiscal year and evaluate the government’s performance in achieving developmental goals under the National Development Plan (NDP) Vision 2030 and the MediumTerm Strategic Framework (MTSF) 2019 – 2024.
Agriculture is a vital sector in the South African economy, contributing to the nation’s employment growth and social stability. The Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform, and Rural Development, Ms. Thoko Didiza MP, has expressed her encouragement regarding the sector’s overall contribution to employment in the country.
The Department of Transport recently hosted a Post Budget Vote Stakeholder and Media Panel Discussion Breakfast on May 18, 2023 at the Taj Hotel in Cape Town. The event aimed to provide an opportunity for stakeholders and media representatives to analyze the key transport issues that emerged following the budget announcement.
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.
Cape Town City Ballet (CTCB), a prestigious arts institution in South Africa, is facing turmoil following allegations of irregular and unprocedural removal of the company’s CEO, Debbie Turner. In addition, the ongoing mediation process has left the organization’s 32 dancers uncertain about their future.
The South African Police Service (SAPS) in Limpopo successfully conducted a road freight operation resulting in the arrest of 26 individuals. These individuals were aged between 19 and 45 and had committed various offenses. The operation took place on Friday, 12 May 2023, along the R555 road in Sekhukhune, which is a part of the Burgersfort policing area.
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.
The Africa’s Travel Indaba, held on May 10th, 2023, in Durban, provided an exceptional platform for stakeholders in the tourism industry to collaborate and establish meaningful connections. The Deputy Minister of Tourism, Mr. Fish Mahlalela, addressed the gathering, emphasizing the importance of networking and addressing skills shortages in the hospitality and tourism services sector.
Recently, Premier Alan Winde and Western Cape Minister of Mobility Ricardo Mackenzie embarked on a journey from Cape Town to Bellville to assess the state of the city and province’s railway system. Their goal was to witness firsthand the challenges and progress of the train service and understand the concerns and needs of daily commuters.