[SAnews.gov.za] The Police Ministry has commended the commitment demonstrated by the community of Khayelitsha, especially its youth, for not allowing themselves to be by-standers but choosing to be active participants in the collective fight against crime.
[SAnews.gov.za] Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu and the MEC of Social Development, Nonhlanhla Khoza, will on Friday receive a donation from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.
[Daily Maverick] Aromatic and evocative of the veld, a new palette of fynbos seasonings and herbs challenges and delights palates at a masterclass tasting experience with Giselle Courtney of South African Fynbos.
[Govt of SA] The Minister of Water and Sanitation, Senzo Mchunu accompanied by Executive Mayor of NMBMM, Eugene Johnson had a series of visits in Nelson Mandela Bay Metro Municipality (NMBMM) assessing dam levels and water supply infrastructure to avoid the upcoming threat of Day Zero and later conducted a community engagement at Walmer Multi- Purpose Centre to find buy-in from the community members.
[Daily Maverick] The Bulls travel to Cape Town as underdogs to face the Stormers in the United Rugby Championship final on Saturday. Bulls coach Jake White has already written another impressive chapter in his story.
[Daily Maverick] At a Youth Day Parade on Thursday, more than 1,000 young people from a range of organisations marched to the Union Buildings in Pretoria in pursuit of systemic change. In a memorandum handed over to the Presidency, they demanded action on issues such as unemployment, unequal education and gender-based violence.
[Daily Maverick] Traffic on the N3 started flowing again on Thursday evening after a day of blockades by trucks seriously disrupted traffic on the normally busy Van Reenen's Pass. The blockade shut down the critical supply chain route that connects KwaZulu-Natal to the interior of the country.
[Daily Maverick] Thursday's memorial service at Westminster Abbey saw hundreds of friends of the beloved Archbishop Desmond Tutu literally walking over the body of another evangelical non-conformist, David Livingstone.
[Daily Maverick] Elderly people and small children are among those still living in community halls in KwaZulu-Natal after the floods in April. One municipal official blamed 'construction mafias' for delaying plans to build temporary residential units for the homeless.
[Daily Maverick] Khayelitsha, one of Cape Town's largest suburbs, has been rocked by several mass shootings in the past few months. On Youth Day (with ANC councillors for the area glaringly absent) members of the community raised the situation with a delegation that included Police Minister Bheki Cele.
[Daily Maverick] A group of angry residents of Merebank and surrounding areas braved the rain and protested outside the Engen refinery on Wednesday, 15 June, in response to the oil giant's plans to continue with its moves to set up a fuel storage depot in the refinery.
[New Frame] With a government that fails to provide the much-needed relief available to a population that is increasingly desperate, the onus is on ordinary South Africans to hold the country together.
[Africa In Fact] For more than a decade now, poor energy reliability in South Africa has had a crippling effect on the country's economic development. According to a report by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), South Africa experienced 859 hours of rolling blackouts in 2020 alone, equivalent to 10% of the year spent in darkness. Eskom is currently indebted to the tune of R440 billion. This is equivalent to slightly less than half of the country's annual budget.
[Daily Maverick] After persistently trying to halt the inquiry into her fitness to hold the office of Public Protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane lost her application in the Western Cape High Court on Friday morning.
[SAnews.gov.za] Eight contractors have been appointed to build much-needed Temporary Residential Units (TRUs) to assist communities displaced by the recent floods in KwaZulu-Natal and currently sheltered at mass care centres.
[SAnews.gov.za] President Cyril Ramaphosa has reiterated government's vision for South Africa, which is laid out by the National Development Plan (NDP), aimed at eliminating poverty and reducing inequality.
[VOA] Cape Town, South Africa -- South African President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed parliament Thursday for the first time since a former spy boss last week accused him of hiding millions of dollars in his farmhouse.
[Daily Maverick] While the optics of President Cyril Ramaphosa's suspension of Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane on Thursday -- a day after she announced she would be investigating #CouchGate -- may not look good from any angle, the decision is not unexpected.
[Daily Maverick] Civil society organisations this week raised the alarm about the Department of Social Development and the SA Social Security Agency not paying Social Relief of Distress Grants to millions of poor South Africans for two months, April and May.
[Daily Maverick] After a buoyant first quarter that saw the economy expand faster than expected and the current account surplus widen, a spate of data strongly suggests that the party came crashing to an end this quarter. Data released on Thursday showed that mining and manufacturing production tanked in April, adding to an emerging picture of renewed economic woe.
[The Conversation Africa] Two southern African countries, South Africa and Eswatini, are undergoing important reforms. South Africa is reviewing its electoral system while Eswatini is revisiting the powers of the monarch through a national dialogue.