Archives for October 2013

R2bn to fight hunger

Batlharos - Government has made available R2 billion to support Fetsa Tlala (End Hunger), government’s Integrated Food Production Initiative aimed at producing enough food to meet the population’s needs. … [Read more...]

Tax revenue remains resilient

The Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan says despite the tougher economic climate, tax revenue collection has demonstrated resilience, with expected gross tax revenue only being revised down by R3 billion to R895 billion. … [Read more...]

Hope to Read the Future

In a country where illiteracy among primary learners is a prevalent challenge, there are hints of hope. The 2012/2013 Stats SA report notes that “more than nine-tenths (92, 9%) of South Africans are able to read and write”. This … [Read more...]

Macro-economic stability since 1994

Midrand - South Africa has achieved over the past 19 years a level of macro-economic stability not seen before the dawn of democracy in 1994, says Transport Minister Dipuo Peters. … [Read more...]

Govt takes stock of BEE policy

The first Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Summit kicked off on Thursday, with government taking stock of the positives and challenges in the implementation of BEE since its implementation 10 years ago. … [Read more...]

Businesswoman creates jobs for her community

Pretoria – “I didn’t think I’d become a businesswoman,” says Mavis Sibanyoni, who employs over 60 people in her cleaning services business. Mdito Cleaning Services, which is based in Mpumalanga, was started in 2004 after Sibanyoni had … [Read more...]

Building reliable, safe transport

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters has officially launched this year’s Transport Month, where she highlighted the on-going interventions to curb road carnage and the progress made by government on providing efficient and reliable public … [Read more...]