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Have your say on National Minimum Wage adjustment

All parties interested in the annual review of the National Minimum Wage (NMW) for 2022 have until 1 October 2021 to submit written representations concerning possible adjustments.

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Nuclear energy key for zero emissions targets

Deputy Minister for Mineral Resources and Energy, Dr Nobuhle Nkabane, says nuclear energy remains a key component in South Africas aim for cleaner energy consumption. She was speaking during the 65th general conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) General Conference held virtually and in-person in Austria. In line with the nuclear energy policy, as we embark on the Just Energy Transition in South Africa, we recognise that nuclear plays a pivotal role as one o

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SIU freezes accounts of service providers linked to refurbishment of hospitals

The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) has been granted an order to freeze R7.9 million held in the bank accounts of one professional service provider (PSP) and one contractor appointed by the Gauteng Provincial Government to refurbish the AngloGold Ashanti Hospital (AGA Hospital) near Carletonville. The order was granted on 17 September 2021, by the Special Tribunal. In a statement on Tuesday, the SIU said that it has reasonable grounds to believe the funds are the proceeds of un

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Tributes pour in for Joburg Mayor Matongo

The Gauteng Legislature has sent its condolences to the family and friends of the City of Johannesburg Mayor, Jolidee Matongo, who passed away on Saturday evening. Matongo died in a fatal car crash after conducting a local government voter registration drive in Soweto. Matongo's protectors sustained injuries in the crash, while a pedestrian and the driver of another vehicle also died. On behalf of the Gauteng Legislature, we send our heartfelt condolences to the Executive

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Africa ramps up drive to revive tourism

Tourism Minister Lindiwe Sisulu says she is pleased that discussions are underway to find ways of getting the country and the continent out of the pandemic and revive the tourism sector. I am glad that we are having this African Travel and Tourism Summit, hosted by South Africa, to rethink, recalibrate and find our way out of this situation we are in, where the pandemic has strangulated the tourism industry, Sisulu said. Addressing the African Travel and Tourism Summit on Monday

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Collect your R350 grant from Pick n Pay, Boxer or Post Office

The South African Post Office (SAPO) has announced that approved recipients of the R350 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant can now collect their benefit from Pick n Pay and Boxer stores nationwide from Wednesday, 22 September. However, according to the national postal service, this is only open to grant recipients who have received an SMS from the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) confirming their collection payout point as either Pick n Pay or Boxer. Pick n Pay an

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Cabinet approves extension of Hydrogen Society Roadmap

Following its Special Cabinet Meeting last week, Cabinet has approved the extension of the Hydrogen Society Roadmap (HSRM) for the next 10 years. The HSRM gives effect to the Hydrogen South Africa Strategy that was approved by Cabinet in 2007 to prepare the country for a hydrogen economy. The HSRM builds on what has been achieved in the past 10 years to prepare South Africa to move from research and development to manufacturing and commercialisation. In a statement, Cabin

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Minister Dlamini-Zuma welcomes ConCourt ruling

The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has welcomed the judgement handed down by the Constitutional Court in which she was cited as one of the respondents. The Constitutional Court on Monday dismissed the Democratic Alliances (DA) application to declare the Electoral Commission of South Africa's (IEC) decision to reopen candidate nominations for the Local Government Elections as invalid and unlawful and set aside. The C

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Home Affairs minister welcomes Supreme Court of Appeal judgement

The Supreme Court of Appeal on Monday dismissed with costs an application for leave to appeal by New Dawn Technologies and Valor IT. The matter involved a portion of a contract for an Electronic Document Management System for the Department of Home Affairs. The Supreme Court of Appeal dismissed the application because it found that there is no reasonable prospect of success in an appeal and there is no other compelling reason why an appeal should be heard. The summons of

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