Operation Phakisa to Transform Agricultural Sector – 22 February 2017

Government will on Friday unveil the Operation Phakisa segment that focuses on Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development.   This segment is meant to enhance and transform the agricultural sector while accelerating land reform.   The programme will be unveiled by President Jacob Zuma in Roodeplaat, Pretoria, under the theme ‘Transforming the Agricultural Sector towards…

Universities improve access and reasonable accommodation for the disabled- 21 February 2016

The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) has invested about R175.6 million to ensure that students and staff with disabilities have improved access to university facilities. The department on Tuesday said the money will be invested in infrastructure, as well as teaching and learning aids for the disabled. The multi-million rand project follows the…

Boost for Township Economy as Gauteng Plans to Spend More- 20 February 2017

The township economy will get a further boost as the Gauteng Provincial Government intends to increase its spending on township based enterprises.   Speaking during his State of the Province Address in Randfontein, Gauteng Premier David Makhura said his administration will continue to invest in economic infrastructure in the townships, including the refurbishment of industrial…

Expropriation Bill Referred Back to Parliament due to Inadequate Public Participation- 17 February 2017

President Jacob Zuma has referred the Expropriation Bill back to the National Assembly, the Presidency said on Friday. The bill was referred back to the National Assembly in Parliament for reconsideration. “The President referred the bill back to the National Assembly because in his view, Parliament failed to facilitate adequate public participation during the processing…

National Empowerment Fund (NEF) will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC)- 15 February 2017

The National Empowerment Fund (NEF) will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), the Ministers of Trade and Industry and Economic Development announced on Wednesday. Making the announcement in Cape Town, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies and Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel said the incorporation of the NEF into the IDC…

SAHRC to Host a National Investigative Hearing on Racism and Social Media- 14 February 2017

Media Statement by SAHRC.  Recent statistics indicate that the majority of complaints received by the South African Human Rights Commission (the Commission) relate to infringements on the right to Equality, based on racial discrimination. During the 2015/2016 financial year, the Commission received 505 race-related complaints.  This is indicative of the fact that despite the significant…