On August 22, 2023, South African Minister of Basic Education, Mrs. Angie Motshekga, spearheaded a community engagement program at Brackenham Primary School in Richards Bay, KwaZuluNatal, to commemorate Women’s Month. The event was held in partnership with the Global Fund to address issues related to genderbased violence.
During South Africa’s Women’s Month celebration, Deputy Minister Pam Tshwete emphasized the importance of women’s inclusion in the country’s economy at the Human Settlements Women Indaba. This gathering was a testament to the progress made in empowering women, particularly within the human settlements value chain.
In her address to the Human Settlements Women Indaba, Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi emphasized the crucial role of women in South Africa’s economic transformation. Drawing inspiration from Michelle Obama’s statement about the importance of women’s potential for a country’s prosperity, Kubayi called for increased efforts to overcome barriers that women face in the human settlements sector.
South Africa will host a business symposium on August 18, 2023, aimed at empowering women during Women’s Month. The event will be led by Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, and KZN MEC for Finance, Ms. Neliswa Peggy Nkonyeni, and will focus on the Africa Free Trade Agreement.
On August 18, 2023, the Minister for Small Business Development, Ms. Stella NdabeniAbrahams, will lead the Small Business Development Portfolio Imbizo in Umhlabuyalingana, KwaZuluNatal Province. The event is part of Women’s Month celebrations under the theme “Women’s Empowerment Week Breaking Barriers, Inspiring Change,” in alignment with the National Theme “Women’s SocioEconomic Rights, Empowerment, and Resilience.”
On August 17, 2023, the South African Solicitor General, Fhedzisani Ronald Pandelani, held a media briefing to provide the public with updates on the litigation cases related to the Marikana tragedy. The event took place at the GCIS Ronnie Mamoepa Media Centre in Pretoria, South Africa.
South Africa is set to host the 15th Annual BRICS Summit from August 22nd to 24th, 2023. The summit will bring together heads of state from Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa to discuss economic opportunities in the postCOVID19 era.
The Koeberg Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP) plays a vital role in meeting the Western Cape’s energy demands. As the only nuclear power station in South Africa, it is responsible for supplying the region with a significant portion of its electricity. In Premier Alan Winde’s 20th Energy Digicon, acting Chief Nuclear Officer Keith Featherstone elaborated on the importance of the KNPP to the Western Cape’s energy mix and South Africa’s energy needs.
The District Development Model (DDM) is a transformative approach to governance that aims to address poverty, inequality, and unemployment while meeting the needs of communities. This article explores the DDM, its implementation, and the contribution of Minister Thembi Nkadimeng in championing this model.
Minister of Human Settlements, Mmamoloko Kubayi, highlights the need to address the challenges faced by women in obtaining governmentsubsidized homes. In this article, we explore her recent call for policy changes and her efforts towards empowering women in the housing sector.
South Africa celebrates Women’s Day to honor the significant role that women play in the country’s development. On this special day, South Africans reflect on the historical struggles of women against discrimination and oppression, identify the areas of progress, and recognize the challenges that still need to be addressed.
Charly’s Bakery, a beloved institution in Cape Town, began its journey in 1989 when Charly and Jacqui Biess opened their doors in Thibault Square. It has since become much more than just a place to satisfy a sweet tooth; it has evolved into a vibrant hub of creativity, warmth, and community.
In observance of National Women’s Day, the City of Cape Town will be closing its customer offices on August 9, 2023. While this may cause disruptions to some municipal services, the City is urging residents to take advantage of its eServices and online payment options to ensure a seamless and convenient experience.
Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure, Mr. Sihle Zikalala, will address emerging contractors in Komani, Eastern Cape, on August 10, 2023, in a move to empower women in the construction industry. The meeting aims to engage with the province’s emerging contractors, with a specific focus on Women in Construction. Eastern Cape MEC for Public Works and Infrastructure, Honourable Ntombovuyo Nkopane, and Executive Mayor of Emalahleni Local Municipality, Councillor Nontombizanele Koni, will accompany Minister Zikalala at the event.
In honor of National Women’s Day on August 9, 2023, various municipal offices and service centers will be closed, and citizens are encouraged to use online platforms for their convenience. This guide provides an overview of the office closures and alternative payment and service options available during this period.
The Department of Women, Youth, and Persons with Disabilities (DWYPD) together with Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) are partnering to host an outreach programme at the Cape Town Harbour in the Western Cape. The primary objective of the programme is to celebrate Women’s Month while highlighting the importance of women’s empowerment.