Social grant payments underway on Day 4 of lockdown

Submitted by admin on Mon, 03/30/2020 - 11:26

Monday, March 30, 2020

Social grant payments for the elderly and people with disabilities is in full swing as South Africa enters Day 4 of the 21-day lockdown to curb COVID-19.

In preparation for the lockdown, social security agency - SASSA - announced that grants for the elderly and people with disabilities will be paid from 30 - 31 March 2020.

The Social security agency’s decision to pay grants earlier is in response to the State of National Disaster, as announced by President Ramaphosa on 15 March 2020.

Treasury announces COVID-19 tax measures

Submitted by admin on Mon, 03/30/2020 - 11:21

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni on Sunday announced exceptional tax measures to counter the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

“The Minister of Finance has announced the following exceptional tax measures as part of the fiscal package outlined by President Cyril Ramaphosa on 23 March 2020 in his speech on the Escalation of Measures to Combat COVID-19,” said the Ministry of Finance.

Media reporting essential during lockdown period

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Minister in the Presidency, Jackson Mthembu, says government’s classification of media work as an essential service during the COVID-19 national state of disaster and lockdown is a measure to ensure South Africans and the international community have access to vital information during this time.

admin Thu, 03/26/2020 - 14:00

Arts and Culture sets aside R150 million for relief

Submitted by admin on Thu, 03/26/2020 - 13:33

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

The Arts and Culture Department has reprioritised its budget allocation from Quarter One to avail over R150 million to provide much needed relief to practitioners in the sector, as the country prepares for 21 days of a national lockdown.

“The allocated funds will be utilised to render various forms of support to practitioners during this period. 

No dog walking, alcohol sale during lockdown

Submitted by admin on Thu, 03/26/2020 - 09:08

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

There will be no jogging, dog-walking or sale of alcohol, during the government-imposed 21-day lockdown, says Police Minister Bheki Cele.

The stringent regulations are among a range of prohibited services and areas to be accessed during this period.

Addressing reporters on Wednesday, Cele clarified that among a raft of prohibited movement, will be jogging and walking of dogs.

CoronaVirus Gets Lockdown Support

Submitted by admin on Wed, 03/25/2020 - 16:26

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

South Africa is bracing for its first government-imposed lockdown as part of stringent measures to slow down the spread of Coronavirus.

On Monday night, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced government’s decision to enforce a 21-day lockdown, which will take effect at midnight on Thursday.

The televised announcement has awoken many across the Republic to the seriousness of the pandemic, which has claimed over 17 000 lives globally.

Zuma tells Zondo Ramathlodi is a spy

Submitted by admin on Mon, 07/15/2019 - 13:16
The former president also alleges Johann Rupert interfered with the rand after Gordhan was sacked as a minister. Former president Jacob Zuma has accused former mineral resources minister Ngoako Ramathlodi of being a spy. Zuma said Ramathlodi was recruited while he was a student in Lesotho, adding that the allegations the former minister made against him when testifying at the commission was part of a ploy to have the former president “removed”. The former president told the commission that the narrative that he is corrupt is part of a plan to “character assassinate” him because in the early

Lack of skilled artisans hurting economic growth – survey

Submitted by admin on Tue, 04/30/2019 - 20:47

Few young people take up training in the 13 key critical areas of the artisan economy, as most prefer going to university after high school.

While South Africa’s unemployment rate of 27.1% in the fourth quarter of 2018 reflected a figure of 6.14 million jobless people – with youth unemployment above 50% – lack of skilled artisans has been singled out by experts as a major barrier to job creation and economic growth.

9 OFFICIALS SUSPENDED FROM SMALL BUSINESS DEPT OVER CORRUPTION

Submitted by admin on Tue, 04/30/2019 - 15:18

Small Business Development Department Minister Lindiwe Zulu placed the employees on suspension for their alleged involvement in corruption and fraud.

Nine officials from the Small Business Development Department have been suspended.

Minister Lindiwe Zulu placed the employees on suspension for their alleged involvement in corruption and fraud.