Showing posts with category "government"

New DNA laws for South Africa – how they work

Prisoners convicted of serious offences in South Africa will have to give compulsory DNA samples under the Criminal Law (Forensic Procedures) Amendment Bill.

February 17, 2022
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Only a fraction of South Africa’s airforce is operational right now

Presentations by state-owned Denel and Armscor to parliament this week show a significant deterioration of South Africa’s military vehicle capacity – and that the country does not have the air or g...

February 17, 2022
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Two new universities to be confirmed for South Africa this year

The Department of Higher Education and Training says it will complete planning work on the formation of two new universities for South Africa this year.

February 17, 2022
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South Africa is facing another Eskom-level disaster: minister

Transport minister Fikile Mbalula has warned that South Africa could soon face a disaster on par with Eskom’s electricity crisis as its road infrastructure continues to deteriorate.

February 16, 2022
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New school changes for South Africa get the green light

Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Basic Education has given the green light to the Basic Education Laws Amendment Bill, with the proposed laws now expected to undergo a full public consultation p...

February 15, 2022
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Lockdown restrictions in South Africa to last until the end of the year: health minister

Government plans to keep several lockdown restrictions in place, even after it has lifted the national state of disaster, says health minister Joe Phaalha.

February 15, 2022
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Timetable change proposed for schools in South Africa

The opposition Democratic Alliance has proposed a number of changes for school timetables in a bid to make up for lost teaching time during the Covid-19 pandemic.

February 14, 2022
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Good news for South Africa’s state of disaster

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s cabinet has extended South Africa’s national state of disaster, but says that work is now being done to bring it to a close next month.

February 14, 2022
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How much it really costs to fix a broken road and potholes in South Africa

The Enoch Mgijima Local Municipality in the Eastern Cape recently made headlines after it awarded tenders to fix a 6.7 km road at a cost of

Reaction to Ramaphosa’s state of the nation speech

President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered his 2022 state of the nation address (SONA) on Thursday evening (10 February), looking to inspire the country with words of hope and deliver a plan of action to ...

February 11, 2022
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IMF sends warning to South Africa

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says South Africa faces lackluster growth in the medium-term, despite a faster than anticipated recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.

February 11, 2022
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South Africa to recruit 12,000 additional police officers

South Africa will embark on a major police recruitment drive and introduce several other measures in response to the violence and social unrest experienced in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal in July 2021.

February 10, 2022
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