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South Africa South Africa: Government Committed to Support Black Industrialist
Government is committed to supporting more black industrialists so as to achieve deeper levels of industrialisation, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies. “The space and opportunities for black companies in the manufacturing sector have been limited. Therefore it is imperative for government to support more real, genuine and serious black industrialists to enable them to operate in the mainstream of our economy,” said Minister Davies. The Minister was speaking on Tuesday at the opening ...
South Africa South Africa: Nationwide Health Survey – The 2017 HIV and Behaviour Study
South Africans across the country are encouraged to participate in a nationwide health survey, the 2017 HIV and Behaviour Study, to determine the prevalence of HIV in South Africa. The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) started briefly with the study in December in KwaZulu-Natal, and proceeded to the Western Cape and Gauteng in January. The study was conducted in some provinces in February and March, targeting 60 000 random but scientifically selected individuals across the country. Fieldwo ...
South Africa South Africa: SA and China Commit to Stronger Partnership in Communication
South Africa and China have committed to taking cooperation in the field of communications to greater heights. This emerged during a meeting between Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo and her Chinese counterpart, Tong Gang, in Johannesburg on Tuesday. The two countries signed an agreement in communication on Monday as part of the High Level People-to-People Exchange Mechanism (PPEM).
South Africa South Africa: Youth Dialogue - Guard and Respect your Freedom
As the country commemorates Freedom Month, Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo has called on young people to guard and respect their freedom. “Many people in the world died in order for you to enjoy this freedom. We owe it to those who paid the supreme price for us to be here today. This freedom came at a huge cost and the youth should guard it jealously, [along with] the democracy that comes with it,” said Minister Dlodlo on Tuesday. She was addressing learners from schools around Gauteng ...
South Africa New Medical Equipment for Steve Biko Hospital
The Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria has received a donation of medical equipment from the Chinese government, as part of a cooperation agreement in health between Africa and China that was concluded in 2015. On Tuesday, Chinese Vice-Premier Liu Yandong visited the hospital to convene the official handover ceremony of medical imaging equipment, which included a High-end portable colour ultrasound system, SynoVent E5 Adult/Neonate ventilator and an A7 High-end anaesthesia workstation, wh ...
South Africa South Africa: Focus Shifts to Rights and Responsibilities on Workers Day
Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant intends to use the upcoming Workers’ Month to raise awareness levels amongst workers in South Africa about their rights and responsibilities. May marks Workers’ Month, with 1 May officially signalling the start of various campaigns and initiatives to get workers and employers alike more acquainted with the legislation that governs their conduct in the workplace. In a media briefing on Tuesday in Pretoria, Minister Oliphant said there is a growing appreciation ...
Namibia Namibia: Trade Launches NamBizOne Portal
Domestic and foreign investors can now access the long awaited business information portal, NamBizOne, which was launched in Windhoek. The portal is part of the integrated client service facility project, which will also establish an e-services platform by 2018 through which investors can register their businesses. Trade and industrialisation Minister Immanuel Ngatjizeko, in a speech delivered on his behalf by deputy industrialisation minister Pieter van der Walt, said the portal will improv ...
South Africa South Africa: New Maluti-a-Phofung SEZ to Transform Economy
President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday launched the much anticipated Maluti-a-Phofung Special Economic Zone (MAP-SEZ) demonstrating government’s promotion of industrial development. “This launch and the development of the Maluti-a-Phofung SEZ demonstrates our promotion of industrial development which is key to the nation’s long-term economic success and prosperity,” said President Zuma. He said South Africa wants to change the way its economy is currently structured.
Malawi World Bank Approves USD 72.4 mln ICT Funding for Malawi
The World Bank has provided Malawi with a USD 72.4 million International Development Association (IDA) credit to finance Malawi Digital Foundations Project, which is Phase 1 of the Digital Malawi Programme.
South Africa South Africa: New Policies to Enhance the Effectiveness of the Police Service
Police Minister Fikile Mbalula says he will be signing off on numerous policies to enhance the effectiveness of the police service. Detailing his plan for his term in office on Tuesday, Minister Mbalula said the process is at an advanced stage and would see the signing of several policies related to sexual crimes, detectives and the use of force by police, among others. The Minister said a policy on the investigation and management of serial rape and serial murder has been developed to hel ...
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