SA takes up citrus black spot issue

South Africa has raised the issue of the European Union’s regulations on Citrus Black Spot at the Sanitary and Phytosanitary Committee of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), says the Department of Trade and Industry (dti). … [Read more...]

Productivity stats 2013 released

South Africa’s Productivity Statistics for the year 2013 have been released, and they show a mixed bag of performances in various key industrial sectors of the economy. … [Read more...]

Youth employment review released

Statistician-General Pali Lehohla says while the number of black youth in employment has grown over the last 20 years, the acquisition of skills has not grown at the same rate within this group. … [Read more...]

Youth stand up to be counted

Young people have urged government to involve them in policy making platforms and decisions that are aimed at addressing issues that affect them. … [Read more...]

South Africa votes

As the sun rises this chilly Wednesday morning, many South Africans are already out and about, heading to the polls, to exercise their democratic right to elect the country’s fifth government. … [Read more...]

SA celebrates Freedom Day

Today the country marks two decades since South Africans of all races voted in its first free and fair election in 1994, ushering in a new democratic dispensation. … [Read more...]

Vocational learning with Swiss precision

A partnership between South Africa and Switzerland will give Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) college students the sought-after experience they need to do well in the workplace. … [Read more...]

Inroads in war against rhino poaching

Skukuza - South African National Parks (SANParks) authorities say gains are being made in the war against rhino poaching, with eight suspected poachers arrested in the past week. … [Read more...]

Highest pass rate in 20 years

The national pass rate for the 2013 National Senior Certificate has increased by 4.3% to 78.2%, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga announced on Monday night. The figure is the highest since 1994. … [Read more...]

Electricity connections up in 10 years

The number of households in South Africa legally connected to the electricity mains has increased by almost 50% over the last 10 years, a new survey by Statistics SA released today shows. … [Read more...]