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24 March 2017
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24 Mar 2017
OUTA: Uninformed Department, the reason for water crisis in South Africa
The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) has expressed concern over the maladministration by the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS). OUTA requested information on the country’s drinking...
Updated 4 hours ago
SA: Soweto residents' concerns to be deliberated upon in Parliament
The Portfolio Committees on Public Enterprises and Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) have assured residents of Soweto that their concerns about the manner in which Eskom rolled...
Updated 5 hours ago
LRC: Minister responds to unauthorised change of women’s surnames after marriage
In September 2016, through an online survey, the Legal Resources Centre (LRC) was approached by a number of women whose surnames had been altered on the National Population Register following the...
23 Mar 2017
UNTU: UNTU and Fedusa asks Portfolio Committee on Transport to intervene
The United National Transport Union (UNTU) and FEDUSA, due to their frustration and concerns, has requested an audience with the Portfolio Committee on Transport to meet with them regarding the...
Air Services Licensing Act: Grant/amendment of domestic air service licence: Drone Media; Incredible Technologies; Integrated Aerial Systems; Mowiti Construction and Projects; SKB Aviation; UAV Aerial Works; Ultimate Airways; etc: Comments invited
[G. 40691 GeN 227] - Comment by 10 Apr 2017
Air Services Licensing Act: Grant/amendment of domestic air service licence: Drone Media; Incredible Technologies; Integrated Aerial Systems; Mowiti Construction and Projects; SKB Aviation; UAV...
Value Chain Analysis for Resilience in Drylands: identification of adaptation options in key sectors
Pathways to Resilience in Semi-arid Economies (PRISE) Project 3 identifies opportunities for economic transformation and diversification in the semi-arid lands of PRISE countries, by integrating...
South Africa's social grants: busting the myth about financial inclusion
“Financial inclusion” has hit the headlines in South Africa in the wake of a scandal over the distribution of social grants. Mounting evidence suggests the controversial company at the centre of...
22 Mar 2017
UCT: UCT study shows that urine test is better for diagnosing TB rapidly among hospitalised HIV-infected patients
A study published this week in the journal BMC Medicine by researchers from the University of Cape Town shows that among hospitalised patients with HIV infection, a simple and inexpensive urine...
OUTA: Sewage pollution floods World Water Day
The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) raised concern over the widespread violation of the public’s constitutional right of access to clean drinking water and a healthy environment. The concern...
COGTA: Andries Nel: Address by Deputy Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, at the 4th Pan-African Local Climate Solutions for Africa Congress 2017, OR Tambo Conference Centre, Ekurhuleni, Gauteng (22/03/2017)
You are most welcome to South Africa. We thank the leadership of ICLEI Africa for inviting us to share ideas and to reaffirm our commitment to unity in action with local governments for...
SA: Jacob Zuma: Address by South African President, on Human Rights day, King William’s Town, Eastern Cape (21/03/2017)
On Human Rights Day we celebrate and re-affirm our commitment to the hard-won human rights that are enshrined in the Constitution of our country.
20 Mar 2017
OUTA: Human Rights Commission must investigate drinking water crisis
The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) has lodged a complaint to the South African Human Rights Commission, calling for an investigation into maladministration within the Department of Water &...
17 Mar 2017
DHA: Malusi Gigaba: Address by Minister of Home Affairs, on the occasion of the National conference on International Migration, Sandton (17/03/2017)
It is with a deep sense of gratitude and privilege that I welcome you all to this important Conference on International Migration this morning.
SA: Jeff Radebe: Address by Minister in the Presidency for PME, on the occasion of a public lecture on "Education as a Human Right", Sol Plaatje University, Kimberley (16/03/2017)
I have no words to describe how delighted I am to be in Kimberley, and particularly to be at the Sol Plaatje University this evening.
16 Mar 2017
Zille must be recalled as premier - EFF, ANC
The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and African National Congress (ANC) have called on the Democratic Alliance (DA) to recall Western Cape Premier Helen Zille, following tweets in which she...
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