Ramaphosa: Unemployment among women, economic crisis receiving gov't attention
President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the national Women’s Day event in Vryburg, North West today, where he committed to the empowerment of women and reflected on the struggles they are facing.
Govt calls on all parties to prioritise upliftment of women
Sixty-three years after women mounted a show of force against apartheid, South Africa's government has acknowledged there's still a long way to go for women.
Presidency says court ruling on PP's remedial action brings certainty
The Pretoria High Court’s decision that saw the Public Protector lose another legal challenge has been met with mixed reaction.
Govt concerned by destruction of public property during protests
Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu said that government discussed these developments during its Cabinet meeting on Wednesday and expressed concern about the major financial and social implications it caused.
No need for IMF bailout but SA must be financially prudent - Mthembu
Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu said that while there was no appetite from government to approach the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a bailout, there was a need to exercise prudent financial management.
Mthembu: We’re not mulling public servant salary cuts
Jackson Mthembu said the Minister of Finance would at the relevant time address issues pertaining to the salaries of public servants, ministers and other public office bearers.
Mthembu: We condemn Jhb CBD attacks on police
Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu said government was calling on law enforcement officials to act decisively against people who violated the country’s laws.
Government will not approach IMF for bailout, says Mthembu
Several commentators and leading business people warned that South Africa could be forced to go to the IMF with a begging bowl unless drastic measures were taken to address the economic crisis.
Ramaphosa was within his rights to be involved in campaign fundraising – analyst
Governance specialist Judith February said although the public was sceptical about the influence of money in politics, no law criminalised President Cyril Ramaphosa’s conduct as exposed in leaked emails recently.
Brian Molefe: I'm consulting lawyers on my next move
The highest court in the land found Brian Molefe’s request to appeal an order to payback the R10.3 million that he received from Eskom as part of an unlawful retirement settlement had no prospects of success.
Solidarity welcomes ConCourt’s decision on Brian Molefe's pension
The apex court said Brian Molefe’s application to review a decision ordering him to repay part of a R30 million settlement from Eskom had no prospects of success.
Call for govt to step in as 2,000 steel workers face retrenchment
ArcelorMittal was in the process of retrenching about 2,000 workers, as the business struggled to keep up with a difficult trading environment.
Brian Molefe loses ConCourt appeal bid over pension
The apex court has dismissed his application for leave to appeal an order that he pay back R10.3 million paid to him as part of a retirement settlement by the cash-strapped utility.
Mkhize: Govt to evaluate adequacy of public sector abortion facilities
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize acknowledged that several facilities across the country which provide services were not optimal.
Leaked CR17 emails attempt to undermine confidence in Ramaphosa – ANC
In a statement, the ANC said it was not aware of any illegal actions during the president’s campaign or that of other candidates who contested for positions at its Nasrec conference.
Mkhize: More sex education for school-going youth
Mkhize held a briefing looking at the impact of the MHI on reproductive health rights, including the right to safe abortions.
Public sector unions: Workers anxious over job security
The government was on a drive to reduce the number of public servants through early retirement offers, but more recently Treasury suggested about 10% could be cut from workers’ salaries.
SACP rallies to defend Ramaphosa as leaked email on funding hits headlines
News24 reported about email leaked which show that the president was integral to the fundraising for his campaign to become African National Congress (ANC) leader.