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South Africa South Africa: Algeria to Get a Taste of SA Culture
Algerians will get an opportunity to sample South Africa’s artistic talent when the cultural seasons is launched in that country on 24 February. The cultural programme will be launched in Algeria’s capital, Algiers, and will run until 3 March. The programme is aimed at showcasing South Africa’s artistic talent to create an inter-cultural and inter-generational dialogue between the two countries. It is also a platform to strengthen cultural and people-to-people relations, lay the basis for ...
South Africa South Africa: National Development Plan (NDP) to Drive Radical Economic Transformation in Mining
Deputy Minister in the Presidency responsible for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Buti Manamela, says government needs to implement the National Development Plan (NDP) effectively in order to drive radical economic transformation in the mining industry. The Deputy Minister said this when he addressed the Barclays and Absa Mining Showcase 2017 at the Radisson Blu Hotel in, Granger Bay, on Monday. The Investing in African Mining Conference showcase is aimed at updating international and loc ...
South Africa South Africa: President Announces Radical Economic Transformation
Radical economic transformation will be at the centre of Government's priorities for 2017, President Jacob Zuma declared on Thursday night, during his televised annual address to the nation. “Today we are beginning a new chapter of radical transformation, the state will play a role in the economy to drive that transformation," the President said in the State of the Nation Address given to a joint seating of parliament. Thursday’s State of the Nation Address comes at a time when the economy is ...
South Africa South Africa: SONA 2017: Plans to Boost Employment
President Jacob Zuma has outlined a number of proposals aimed at boosting employment. Speaking during the State of the Nation Address on Thursday night, President Zuma said that while indications were that South Africa had entered a period of recovery, the economy is still not growing fast enough to create the jobs needed. The plans include: - The establishment of a Invest SA One-Stop Shop - Taking advantage of tourism as a job driver - Scaling up the Expanded Public Works ...
South Africa South Africa: Government to Focus on Land Reform in 2017
Government will take an aggressive approach towards land reform and redistribution this year. This was announced by President Jacob Zuma who delivered the 2017 State of the Nation Address during a Joint Sitting of the two houses of Parliament on Thursday. Government is of the view that it will be “difficult if not impossible, to achieve true reconciliation until the land question is resolved”. While government’s land reform and redistribution programmes had yielded some successes since 1994, ...
South Africa South Africa: SA Economy Weathers the Storm
When President Jacob Zuma tabled the 2016 State of the Nation Address (SONA) in Parliament, he began by indicating that the country was in a tough economic position. The rand was weak and employment was low. While not much has changed globally, the good news is that the South African economy ended 2016 on a stronger footing. Come SONA 2017 on Thursday, the President will address the nation knowing that the economy remains resilient, given the tough climate. Figures released by Statistics South ...
South Africa South Africa: Property Practitioners Bill to Make Sector Inclusive
A draft Property Practitioners Bill will be published by the Department of Human Settlements for public comment with a purpose of establishing a more inclusive, representative sector, towards radical economic transformation. President Jacob Zuma made the announcement when he was delivering the State of the Nation Address (SONA) to a Joint Sitting of Parliament on Thursday evening. President Zuma said that government is actively involved in the property sector, having provided more than four mi ...
South Africa South Africa: Government to Tackle Widening Inequality Gap
President Jacob Zuma says government will prioritise narrowing the inequality gap between the rich and the poor through radical economic transformation. The President said this when unpacking his State of the Nation Address during The New Age business briefing at the Grand West Casino on Friday. “People will tell you that the gap between the poor and the rich is widening. Now that is not the direction we want to take.
South Africa South Africa: SA Deputy President to Visit Lesotho
South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to pay a working visit to Maseru, the capital of the Kingdom of Lesotho, later today. The Presidency on Friday said the Deputy President, who is also the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Facilitator, is undertaking the visit in pursuance of his SADC mandate to consolidate peace and stability in the Kingdom. “The working visit of the Facilitator Deputy President Ramaphosa will review progress made with regard to the imp ...
South Africa South Africa: Panel to Facilitate Government Advertising
Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) has appointed a community print advertising panel that will ensure that small independent publishers benefit from government advertising. The appointed media sales agencies are Community Newspaper Initiatives; Eastern Province Community Print Media; Milele Grassroots Media Pty Ltd; Mpumalanga Community Newspaper Co-operatives Limited; Capro Pty Ltd and Splendid Marketing and Communications.
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