Home Education Policy Gets Green Light – 31 July 2018

The Council of Education Minister’s (CEM) has approved the Home Education policy for promulgation by Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga. This approval comes after a lengthy consultation process that spanned almost four years. The policy provides reviewed guidelines for the Home Education programme which is an alternative to attending public or independent schools where a…

DST Uses Research To Advance Transformation – 10 May 2018

Science and Technology Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane says her department will target programmes that will address transformation through research and development.   The Minister said this when she briefed the media ahead of tabling the department’s budget vote speech at the Old Assembly Chamber in Parliament on Wednesday.   “The programmes targeted during this financial year…

B-BBEE Conference To Talk State Procurement – 13 March 2018

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies is expected to address the upcoming Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Commission’s annual conference that will place the spotlight on improving state procurement. Joined by his Deputy Bulelani Magwanishe and the Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry, Joan Fubbs, Minister Davies is expected to reflect on…

Land Matter To Be Handled Appropriately – 08 March 2018

Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane has urged South Africans, investors and the international community to exercise patience and trust the capabilities of Parliament to handle the matter of expropriation of land without compensation.   “The department is constitutionally enjoined to change the skewed land-ownership patterns while maintaining economic growth, food security, increased…