October 26, 2022

City to commence with road resurfacing in Belhar

The City of Cape Town is set to commence with the resurfacing of various roads in Belhar on Wednesday, 26 October 2022. Residents can expect the works to continue until Wednesday, 16 November 2022, pending unforeseen delays and inclement weather. The work is planned to take place on weekdays only,

City explores energy diversification opportunities

City representatives yesterday, 25 October 2022, visited the Klipheuwel Wind Farm in the Overberg region as part of its ongoing efforts to explore energy diversification opportunities ‘As we look at options to end load-shedding over time in Cape Town and as we assess our diversification opportunities, members of the City’s

R19 million handed to KZN small businesses

Minister for Small Business Development, Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, has handed over cheques worth R19 million to 45 small businesses in KwaZulu-Natal that were affected by floods earlier this year. This is according to the Department of Small Business Development (DSBD) Twitter account. The handover is part of a series of provincial

HODs’ tenure increased to 10 years

Acting Public Service and Administration Minister, Thulas Nxesi, says Cabinet has resolved that the tenure of Heads of Department be increased to 10 years. This, according to Nxesi, will be subject to rigorous processes for recruitment, selection, training and development, performance management and reviews, and consequence management for non-compliance. Addressing

Basic Education ready for 2022 NSC Examinations

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) has confidently stated that it is fully prepared to administer the November 2022 examinations based on the principles of fairness, reliability, validity and integrity. The DBE was briefing the Portfolio Committee on the state of readiness for the National Senior Certificate Examinations on Tuesday.

Deadline looms for DWS bursary applications

Time is running out for those who want to pursue careers that are in line with the water and sanitation core business, to submit applications for the bursary programme for 2023 academic year. The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) has reminded young South Africans that applications for the bursary

President Ramaphosa to host Prime Minister Sánchez of Spain

President Cyril Ramaphosa will tomorrow host Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez Pérez-Castejón of Spain on an Official Visit at the Union Buildings in Pretoria. Prime Minister Sánchez, who is the President of the Government of Spain, will be accompanied by the Spanish Minister for Industry, Trade and Tourism, Ms Reyes Maroto,

Treasury weighs in on risk of SOEs’ financial conditions

National Treasury has warned that the poor financial condition of major State-owned companies (SOEs) presents government with the most contingent liability risks. In the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS), National Treasury said some of these risks have already materialised, requiring resources from the budget. “By 2024/25, contingent liabilities are

Government to take over portion of Eskom’s R400 billion debt

Government plans to embark on an Eskom debt relief programme that will see it take over a portion of the utility’s R400 billion debt. Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana outlined this plan on Wednesday while tabling the 2022 Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) before the National Assembly at the Cape

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