Zuma awards OR Tambo orders

Pretoria – Without the participation of the international community, it would have been difficult to achieve democracy in South Africa, President Jacob Zuma said on Friday. “We remain forever grateful to the world wide anti-apartheid movement which in many ways demonstrated solidarity to the people of South Africa,” he said, during the awarding of the … Continue reading “Zuma awards OR Tambo orders”

Municipalities to be given the role of building RDPs and roads

Cape Town – Building new low-cost houses and rolling out public transport would be devolved to municipalities and greater technical support will be provided in rural areas, the Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan said on Thursday. Tabling his Medium Term Budget Policy Statement in the National Assembly, Gordhan said local government would also see a … Continue reading “Municipalities to be given the role of building RDPs and roads”

Dlamini Zuma receives UN leadership award

Pretoria – Africa Union Commission Chairperson and Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has been awarded the South-South Awards for Global Leadership by the United Nations (UN). Dlamini Zuma was honoured with the award on Sunday during the 2nd Annual South-South Awards ceremony which took place in New York during the High-Level Segment of the … Continue reading “Dlamini Zuma receives UN leadership award”

Cosatu “to oppose” e-tolls

Pretoria – Trade union federation Cosatu says it regrets the ruling by the Constitutional Court on Thursday in favour of Government and the SA National Roads Agency Limited (SANRAL) in a court case that had led to the delay of the implementation of e-tolling on Gauteng’s freeways. The High Court in Pretoria had earlier granted … Continue reading “Cosatu “to oppose” e-tolls”

Agriculture minister says she supports striking farm workers

Pretoria – Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson has in a statement conveyed a message of support to farm workers who are staging a sit in at a farm in the Boland region in the Western Cape. On Monday, farm workers at Keurboschkloof export grape farm outside De Doorns downed tools and staged a … Continue reading “Agriculture minister says she supports striking farm workers”

Having taken the “Horror” out of Home Affairs Dlamini-Zuma leaves

Pretoria – The Department of Home Affairs on Wednesday bade farewell to Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma in a bitter sweet ceremony ahead of her taking up her seat as chairperson of the African Union Commission. As officials of all levels – from the cleaners to the director-general – paid tribute to the minister for her contribution … Continue reading “Having taken the “Horror” out of Home Affairs Dlamini-Zuma leaves”

National Treasury to stop giving Nala local municipality money

Pretoria – National Treasury is intending to stop all financial transfers to Nala local municipality in the Free State following its persistent breach of financial management prescripts and alleged mismanagement of public funds. In a statement, National Treasury said this will be done by invoking section 216(2) of the Constitution against the municipality. National Treasury … Continue reading “National Treasury to stop giving Nala local municipality money”