Human Rights

More beds to address overcrowding at corrections centres

Justice and Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola says despite a decrease in overcrowding at corrections centres, the system remains under pressure and projects to add more beds are near completion.He said this when he tabled the department’s bu…

General

One year of learning lost to COVID-19 – researchers

Despite efforts to implement recovery plans, researchers have found that there has been a loss of one year of learning in as far as reading is concerned, Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshekga, said on Wednesday.Motshega was addressing a mini-plenar…

Production

A step closer to specialised sector-based curriculum

Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshekga, says a specialist-subject curriculum, which will see learners enrolling for subjects such as agriculture and maritime, has been gazetted for public comment. The Minister said this when she tabled the departmen…

Production

Treasury to roll out gender-responsive budgeting strategy

In order to ensure that departments meet their target of including women in departmental planning, the National Treasury is expected to roll out the first phase of a strategy and roadmap for gender-responsive budgeting.Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, the Minis…