Internal Affairs

Africa to replicate China’s experience in poverty reduction

BEIJING, China last week played host to the 2022 Africa-China Poverty Reduction and Development Conference in Beijing aimed at enhancing solidarity and focus of cooperation between the two sides. The inaugural forum, that is part of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation framework, saw China and Africa unveil an alliance for poverty alleviation. The two sides […]


Update on planned water supply disruptions for the week ahead

The City’s Water and Sanitation Directorate will be doing planned work in the identified areas which will result in water supply disruptions. The City sincerely regrets any inconvenience caused, but it is imperative that it maintains its water supply infrastructure to benefit its consumers. Residents in the affected areas below are encouraged to take note […]


City kicks its festive season readiness up a notch

The annual festive season readiness plan is underpinned by visible policing and public safety at City amenities, supported by a host of departments under the guidance of the Festive Season coordinating committee. In the latest event to showcase its readiness for the festive season, the City conducted an integrated beach safety operation and numerous roadblocks […]

Human Rights

Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease confirmed in parts of South Africa

South Africa’s Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) has confirmed the outbreak of Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease (RHD) in the Western Cape and Northern Cape provinces. The department said it has received reports of die-offs of wild rabbits and hares from the Karoo areas in the Western and Northern Cape. “State veterinary services, […]


COP27 Nears Breakthrough on Climate Finance in Scramble for Final Deal

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, EGYPT — Countries were considering a draft for a final COP27 climate deal on Saturday, with some negotiators saying they were close to a breakthrough in contentious efforts to compensate poor nations already burdened by costly climate impacts. The U.N. climate agency released a new draft of the so-called cover decision on Saturday, […]

Internal Affairs

South Africa: Local government must improve lives – President Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa says although government has made significant strides in improving the living conditions of South Africans, more needs to be done to ensure better quality of life. The President was addressing a sitting of the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) during the Taking Parliament To The People (TPTTP) programme held in KwaZulu-Natal’s Ugu […]