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UN Says Israel Unlawfully Restricting Gaza Aid

Today at 17:33 PM, via iAfrica

Israel is placing “unlawful restrictions” on humanitarian aid going into and being distributed in the Gaza Strip, the U.N. human rights office said Tuesday. Ravina Shamdasani, the spokesperson for U.N. High Commission for Human Rights Volker Türk, told reporters in Geneva that Israeli forces continue to “carry out widespread destruction of civilian infrastructure in Gaza.”… Read...

Only 15 Political Parties Achieved 50% And Above Women Representation On Candidate Lists – IEC

Today at 17:31 PM, via iAfrica

The Independent Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) has revealed that while women make up the majority of the voters’ roll, they only represent a little over 40% of candidates vying for positions in the upcoming polls. In contrast, candidates who are men represent 58.14% of politicians set to appear on the ballot. The gender… Read More »Only 15 Political Parties Achieved 50% And...

Says WC Government Will Invest Almost R3 Billion To Upskill Youth – Winde

Today at 17:29 PM, via iAfrica

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde says his government will invest almost R3 billion over the next three years to upskill the youth for future job opportunities. Winde noted that while the Western Cape’s unemployment rate was lower than other provinces, too many young people are still without jobs. The premier visited a call centre training… Read More »Says WC Government Will Invest Almost...

World Earth Day 2024 Matters In South Africa

Today at 17:22 PM, via iAfrica

The first Earth Day on 22 April 1970 mobilised millions of Americans from all walks of life to birth the modern environmental movement. 120 million Americans – 10% of the U.S. population at the time — took to the streets, college campuses and hundreds of cities to protest environmental ignorance and demand a new way… Read More »World Earth Day 2024 Matters In South Africa

N West Acting Premier to lead Mahikeng Student City sod-turning ceremony

Today at 13:22 PM, via SAnews

N West Acting Premier to lead Mahikeng Student City sod-turning ceremony

North West Acting Premier Nono Maloyi will lead a sod-turning ceremony on Thursday to mark the official launch of the Mahikeng Student City. 

This initiative aims to alleviate the urgent need for student housing in the provincial capital.

The Student City project is a 10 000-bed facility, with provisions for...

Mashatile calls on traditional leaders to promote free and fair elections

Today at 13:10 PM, via SAnews

Mashatile calls on traditional leaders to promote free and fair elections

Deputy President Paul Mashatile has urged traditional leaders to encourage eligible voters to participate in the May 29 elections, and ensure they are free and fair.

“We will, as a nation, hold the seventh democratic National and Provincial Elections. In this context, traditional leaders should continue to...

IEC ready to print ballot papers for 2024 elections

Today at 12:11 PM, via SAnews

IEC ready to print ballot papers for 2024 elections

With the finalisation of the list of candidates contesting seats in the 2024 National and Provincial Elections (NPE2024), the Electoral Commission (IEC) can now go ahead with the printing of ballot papers for the elections.

“The 27.79 million registered voters will receive three ballot papers to elect candidates to represent them...

Electricity Minister to visit Northern Cape

Today at 10:54 AM, via SAnews

Electricity Minister to visit Northern Cape

Minister in the Presidency responsible for Electricity, Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa, is expected to undertake an outreach programme with business stakeholders in the Northern Cape.

The programme is expected to be held on Thursday and Friday.

“The programme seeks to forge partnerships between all spheres of government and organised...

Deadline for Budget Facility for Infrastructure submissions extended

Today at 09:37 AM, via SAnews

Deadline for Budget Facility for Infrastructure submissions extended

The deadline for submissions of proposals to the Budget Facility for Infrastructure has been extended to 17 May 2024.

This, according to National Treasury, is in a bid to add more time for project sponsors to package and submit their proposals.

“The department earlier published a call for proposals for...

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