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South Africa South Africa: SA President Zuma to Launch Operation Phakisa
President Jacob Zuma will today launch the first phase of Operation Phakisa -- an initiative aimed at fast-tracking the delivery of the priorities outlined in the National Development Plan (NDP). President Zuma first announced Operation Phakisa during his reply to the State of the Nation Address debate, last month. The operation is modelled around the government of Malaysia’s Big Fast Results methodology, which they used to address their national key priority areas such as, poverty, crime and ...
South Africa South Africa: Child Welfare Receives a Helping Hand
Children at Child Welfare Tshwane, in Mamelodi, sang their hearts out in jubilation as Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor handed over boxes with food parcels and clothes to assist the centre. Minister Pandor’s visit forms part of the activities in commemoration of International Nelson Mandela Day. During her visit to the centre, on Friday, Minister Pandor commended the work done by the centre, saying she was sure that Mandela was smiling where he is.
South Africa Minister Adopts Evuxakeni Hospital
Communications Minister Faith Muthambi has taken the Evuxakeni Psychiatric Hospital, in Giyani, Limpopo, under her wing to help improve and make it a centre of hope for the patients living there. On Saturday, the minister led a clean-up campaign at the hospital, as part of Imbizo Focus Week and in honour and celebration of Nelson Mandela Day. After a walkabout at the hospital, which caters for 270 patients with mental disabilities, Minister Muthambi announced that her department is adopting th ...
Mozambique Mozambique: Movitel has Outpaced Many other Strong Telecom and Electronic Commerce Companies
Movitel SA - a joint venture between Vietnamese telecommunications group Viettel and Mozambique's SPI company - has just dramatically won the "Best Mobile Innovation Award" in the Mobile Innovations Awards 2014, becoming the first and the only operator in Africa to win three prestigious international awards in three consecutive years. Movitel, SA has just dramatically won the Judges'Award: "Best Mobile Innovation Award". This is the most notable prize among the 18 others of the Mobile Innovat ...
Mozambique Mozambique: Telecoms Joint Venture in Mozambique Wins Mobile Innovations Award
Movitel, a joint venture between Vietnamese telecommunications group, Viettel, and Mozambique’s SPI company, has won the “Best Mobile Innovation Award” in the Mobile Innovations Awards 2014, becoming the first and the only operator in Africa to win three prestigious international awards in three consecutive years. In a press statement here, Movitel said this is the most notable prize among the 18 others in the Mobile Innovations Awards 2014.
South Africa South Africa: Nelson Mandela Foundation thanks the World
After the first Mandela Day in 2009, Mandela thanked all who had supported it. He said: “It is our hope that people will dedicate their time and effort to improve the conditions within their own communities. We thank you for participating in Mandela Day”. Five years later the Trustees and staff of the Nelson Mandela Foundation would like to echo his words in thanking all who came out in their numbers around the world in support of the first Mandela Day since Mandela’s passing. “We value your ...
South Africa South Africa: Public Service Commission Reports back to Community on Issues Affecting Service Delivery
Citizens remain the most important stakeholders of government. In order to ensure that the needs of citizens are heard and addressed, in November 2012, the Public Service Commission (PSC) in partnership with the Msukaligwa Local Municipality hosted the Citizens Forum with community members of Msukaligwa. The aim of the Citizens Forums was to amongst others, evaluate issues affecting service delivery in the area; enable active involvement of people affected by government programmes in service ...
South Africa South Africa: Africa Looks to Youth for Future Development
Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Luwellyn Landers, says the vision outlined in the AU Agenda 2063 can only be achieved through involving African youth. The African Union (AU) describes Agenda 2063 as a global strategy to optimise the use of Africa's resources for the benefit of all Africans. Addressing the South African Youth Consultative Conference on the AU Agenda, Deputy Minister Landers said young people are the main players in the development of the continen ...
South Africa South Africa: Great Strides for Limpompo Roads
The National Department of Transport has declared a number of roads in Limpopo as national roads. According to the Government Gazette published on 10 July 2014 (Gazette 37815), the newly incorporated roads, which amount to 1 535.7 km, will now be under the management of the South African National Roads Agency Limited (SANRAL). SANRAL’s General Manager of Communications, Vusi Mona, explained that the term "national road" is frequently used to refer to a national route, but technically, a "n ...
South Africa South Africa: Microsoft Plans to “Vigorously Innovate and Delight Gamers” with Xbox
It’s debatable how far former CEO Steve Ballmer would have gone to support the Xbox franchise, as he described his vision for Microsoft’s future as a “device and services” one, on the back of acquiring mobile manufacturer Nokia. But newly-appointed CEO Satya Nadella has changed the course of Microsoft’s ship, saying in a company-wide statement that it will now focus on mobile first and its associated cloud services.
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