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PRESIDENT RAMAPHOSA ANNOUNCES PASSING AWAY OF MINISTER EDNA MOLEWA

PRESIDENT RAMAPHOSA ANNOUNCES PASSING AWAY OF MINISTER EDNA MOLEWA

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced, with profound sadness, that Minister of Environmental Affairs Ms Edna Molewa passed away today, Saturday 22 September 2018, after a period of illness. Minister Molewa passed away at a Pretoria hospital. “I offer my deepest condolences to the family of Minister Edna Molewa as well as to her colleagues in […]

Dube AgriZone is Africa’s first integrated perishables supply chain

Dube AgriZone is Africa’s first integrated perishables supply chain

Dube TradePort Corporation, a business entity of the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government, is charged with the responsibility to develop the province’s biggest infrastructural project. Considered one of South Africa’s top 10 investment opportunities, this designated Special Economic Zone (SEZ) is geared to promote foreign and local investment. The precinct is strategically located 30km north of the important coastal […]

Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary-General, dead at age 80

Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary-General, dead at age 80

Kofi Annan, the first black African to lead the United Nations, has died at age 80. He served as Secretary-General at a time when worries about the Cold War were replaced by threats of global terrorism, and his efforts to combat those threats and secure a more peaceful world brought him the Nobel Peace Prize. […]

 RAMAPHOSA DECLARES A SPECIAL OFFICIAL FUNERAL FOR THE LATE MME SOBUKWE

 RAMAPHOSA DECLARES A SPECIAL OFFICIAL FUNERAL FOR THE LATE MME SOBUKWE

President Cyril Ramaphosa has on Thursday, 16 August 2018, declared a Special Official Funeral Category 2 for the late Mrs Zondeni Veronica Sobukwe, the wife of the late Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) founder Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe. Mme Sobukwe passed aged 91 on Wednesday, 15 August 2018 at home in Graaff-Reinet in the Eastern Cape Province […]

Iconic new artwork to watch over Braamfontein unveiled

Iconic new artwork to watch over Braamfontein unveiled

 Rising out of the urban concrete jungle of Johannesburg comes a bold, new tribute to the women of Joburg in the form of the 10-storey (30 metre) Ndzundza portrait in Braamfontein.  The unique ground-breaking portrait is set to become an icon in the Johannesburg landscape and serves as a bold tribute to the women of […]

RAMAPHOSA TO LEAD SOUTH AFRICA’S HOSTING OF THE 10TH BRICS SUMMIT

RAMAPHOSA TO LEAD SOUTH AFRICA’S HOSTING OF THE 10TH BRICS SUMMIT

President Cyril Ramaphosa will lead the South African government in hosting the 10th BRICS Summit that takes place at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, from today. This is the first occasion on which President Ramaphosa will host the Summit, following his election as President in February 2018. Under the theme, “BRICS in Africa: Collaboration for […]

Obama awaited with baited breath

Obama awaited with baited breath

 Bidvest Wanderers Stadium is abuzz with the young and old, who are eagerly awaiting the delivery of the 16th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture by former US President Barack Obama. The lecture, which is an initiative of the Nelson Mandela Foundation invites prominent people to drive debate on significant social issues. It encourages people to enter […]

officially inaugurated its new Shondoni colliery in Mpumalanga

officially inaugurated its new Shondoni colliery in Mpumalanga

Thursday last week was  officially inaugurated its new Shondoni colliery in Mpumalanga as part of its R14 billion mine replacement programme. Meaning “a place of wealth”, Shondoni replaces Sasol Mining’s Middelbult Colliery, which has reached the end of its lifespan. Sasol Mining is South Africa’s third largest coal producer and runs one of the world’s […]

Ethel’s husband, Professor Thabo Masihleho, is an egg production farm

Ethel’s husband, Professor Thabo Masihleho, is an egg production farm

Also established in 2011, Thathel Agriculture, which is run by Ethel’s husband, Professor Thabo Masihleho, is an egg production farm that also breeds lions and other wild animals for conservation. “We started with 36 staff members but the avian influenza forced us to lay off 29, which was rather unfortunate. But we are currently working […]