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South Africa South Africa: South Africa Commits to Provide Clean Water and Dignified Services
President Jacob Zuma has called world leaders to urgently implement the Sustainable Development Goals, particularly Goal 6 which commits to the provision of water and sanitation for all. He was speaking during his opening address at the World Water Day Summit and Expo that was held at iNkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban from 22-24 March 2017.
South Africa South Africa: Municipalities should Prioritise Quality of Life
President Jacob Zuma has instructed municipalities to work hard to raise the living standards and quality of life of all the people in their areas. The President opened the 3rd Presidential Local Government Summit, in Midrand, on Thursday. Amongst services that President Zuma highlighted in his speech as crucial were the provision of roads, human settlements and sanitation.
South Africa South Africa: Summit Envisions an Ideal Municipality for SA
Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Des van Rooyen has given government leaders an idea of what an ideal municipality in South Africa should be like. Addressing the 3rd Presidential Local Government Summit, held on Thursday in Midrand, the Minister said an ideal municipality should provide democratic and accountable government for local communities, be responsive to the needs of the local community, and ensure the provision of services to communities in a sustainable manner. ...
South Africa South Africa: KwaZulu-Natal Company to benefit from the Department of Trade and Industry Programme
A KwaZulu-Natal shoe manufacturer received a R10.3 million boost from the Department of Trade and Industry’s (dti) Competitiveness Improvement Programme that has helped the company increase its production capacity. The company, Labora Shoes, received funding from the programme from 2012 to 2016 that helped it up footwear production, sales revenue and employment substantially.
South Africa South Africa: Back-to-Basics Programme Improving Municipalities
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says the Back-to-Basics programme is positively changing the way municipalities operate. He delivered the closing remarks at the conclusion of the two-day 3rd Presidential Local Government Summit, in Midrand on Friday. It was attended by Ministers, members of Parliament, premiers and members of provincial executive councils, the business sector, unions, traditional leaders, members of the state institutions supporting constitutional democracy, and the leade ...
South Africa South Africa: SA Continues to Attract Tourists
Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa says despite the trying economic times, South Africa continues to attract record numbers of tourists into the country. “It goes without saying that as we move forward, one of the major attraction for tourists is our national parks, nature reserves and marine protected areas,” the Minister said. Speaking at the SANParks Tourism Investment Summit held in Sandton, Minister Molewa said the tourism sector is not just a major contributor towards the country ...
South Africa South Africa: Phase Two of Lushushwane Water Project Kicks Off
Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane has performed a sod turning to mark the commencement of phase two of the Lushushwane Bulk Water Supply Project at Bettysgoed Village, in Mpumalanga. The Lusushwane Bulk Water Supply project is aimed at providing water to the rural communities of the Chief Albert Luthuli Local Municipality. The project, from phase one to phase three, is funded by the Department of Water and Sanitation with the Gert Sibande District Municipality as the Implemen ...
South Africa South Africa: SA Strengthens Relations with Central America
International Relations and Cooperation Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers has concluded his working visit to Central America where he strengthened bilateral relations. The visit, which ended on Tuesday, saw Deputy Minister Landers visiting El Salvador from 30 March to 01 April and the Honduras from 02 to 04 April, Dirco said on Friday. In El Salvador, the Deputy Minister met with his counterpart Carlos Castaneda where they emphasized the need for continuous strengthening of bilateral relati ...
South Africa South Africa: Digital Migration Campaign goes to Lepelle-Nkumpi
Residents of Lepelle-Nkumpi will on Sunday join the digital migration movement when Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo leads a public awareness campaign in the Limpopo town. South Africa is migrating from analogue to digital broadcasting, in line with the global trend aimed at freeing broadcasting spectrum. Some of the many perks of digital migration are clearer television pictures and sound – something those living in Lepelle-Nkumpi will soon get to experience.
South Africa South Africa: Municipalities Commit to Expand Economic Opportunities
Government says it will prioritise the expansion of economic opportunities to improve the livelihood of South Africans and eradicate poverty. The need to support small businesses at national and local government level was highlighted as one of the key issues that will help the country to realise radical economic transformation. Addressing delegates at the 3rd Presidential Local Government Summit held in Midrand on Friday, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said all three spheres of governmen ...
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