Commercial Farms Begin Census – 15 October 2018

Hundreds of fieldworkers from Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) descended on farms across the country today as Stats SA began data collection for the 2017 Census of Commercial Agriculture (CoCA). Leading the charge was Statistician-General Risenga Maluleke who visited the Elandsfontein Farm in Bapsfontein in Ekurhuleni. Maluleke said the census was prompted by the importance of agriculture to…

Big Shake Up For Small Dorpies – 10 September 2018

Small towns across South Africa will contribute massively to regional and rural development, as the country implements the Integrated Urban Development Framework (IUDF).   “The small town regeneration programme is an important contribution to the implementation of our National Development Plan (NDP), and specifically our Integrated Urban Development Framework,” said Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs…

Jobs Summit Kicks Off – 04 October 2018

High-impact interventions to drive job creation, job retention and economic growth will be the focus of the much anticipated Jobs Summit, which kicks off today. The summit will bring together government, business, labour and community organisations to advance job creation. It will provide a platform for open discussion on the challenges faced by each social…

Presidency Takes Stock Of 2017/2018 Achievements – 28 September 2018

As part of the Presidency’s achievements for the past financial year, its Annual Report highlights significant strides made in drawing black industrialists into the economy, youth employment and deepening the impact of Operation Phakisa. This was noted by Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, when she tabled the Presidency’s annual…