Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of Government Communication and Information |

Minister Cwele to brief Media on Traveller Statistics, Extended Hours at Front Offices and White Paper on Home Affairs Repositioning

The Department had announced measures to ensure smooth facilitation of movement for travellers

The Minister of Home Affairs, Dr Siyabonga Cwele, will brief members of the media on the traveller statistics for the 2018/19 festive season. The Department had announced measures to ensure smooth facilitation of movement for travellers including deploying additional personnel and extending operational hours at ports of entry. Minister Cwele…

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NEM Insurance announces investment by Advanced Finance and Investment Group (“AFIG Funds”), a growth and expansion private equity fund manager

This Transaction now makes AFIG Funds the largest shareholder in NEM, and marks the commencement of a strategic partnership between AFIG Funds and NEM

NEM Insurance Plc (“NEM” or the “Company”) (www.NEM-Insurance.com), a leading insurance group in Nigeria announced that Advanced Finance and Investment Group (“AFIG Funds”) (www.AFIGFunds.com), a leading African private equity fund manager has, through AFIG Fund II, completed an investment in the Company, by acquiring 29.9% of the Company’s shares from…

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UN entities support Ethiopia’s quest for policy coherence for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The three UN entities are implementing a capacity development project to support the East African country’s coherence in policy formulation in the four areas

The United Nations Department of Economics and Social Affairs (UNDESA), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) on Thursday hosted a day-long workshop aimed at enhancing Ethiopia’s policy coherence for the sustainable development goals through integrated climate, land, energy and water (CLEWS) assessments and…

Source: British Embassy Cairo |

UK invests in restoring Egyptian cultural heritage

Experts celebrate the success of restoration work supported by the UK’s Cultural Protection Fund

A delegation of experts from across Egypt, Tunisia and Sudan are visiting the Mamluk Minbars of Cairo and celebrating the success of restoration work conducted on it as part of UK’s Cultural Protection Fund. The Cultural Protection Fund is currently investing over GBP £3m in in six projects across Egypt…

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Victoria’s Secret Angel will warm Istanbul up

Russian model will colour up Linexpo and she will stay in Istanbul for two days

Kate Grigorieva, model of globally famous lingerie brand Victoria’s Secret is coming to Istanbul. Kate Grigorieva will attend opening ceremony of Linexpo İstanbul Lingerie and Hosiery Fair (www.Linexpo.net) that will be organised on 6-9 February 2019. Russian model will colour up Linexpo and she will stay in İstanbul for two…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of International Relations and Cooperation |

Minister Sisulu was never a Director of Dyambu Holdings, contrary to Mr Agrizzi's testimony in the State Capture Commission

The Ministry call on Mr Agrizzi to correct his statement in public and before the Commission

International Relations and Cooperation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu noted with concern, false statements made by the former Chief Operations Officer (COO) of Bosasa in his testimony before the State Capture Commission on Wednesday, 16 January 2019. Mr Agrizzi stated that Minister Lindiwe Sisulu, among other Ministers, were Directors of the company…

Source: The Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa |

Deputy Minister Magwanishe and Mec Zikalala to launch a R81 million Black Industrialist Textile Firm in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN)

The company is the first one amongst the Black Industrialists beneficiaries to create about 450 employment opportunities within four months of its operation

The Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Bulelani Magwanishe and the KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Mr Sihle Zikalala will launch a multi-million-rand Black Industrialist textile firm, Africa Bespoke Apparel (ABA) on Tuesday, 22 January 2019 in Verulam, KwaZulu-Natal. ABA is a 100% Black-owned company…

Source: Africa Business: Health Forum (AB:HF) |

Aliko Dangote Foundation, UNECA and GBCHealth Advocate Public-Private Sector Partnership for Better Health in Africa

The Forum will unify Africa’s key decision makers in exploring opportunities for catalyzing growth in the continent’s economy, through business partnerships to invest in the health sector

Top African leaders including Heads of States, Ministers, CEOs as well as representatives from the African Union and United Nations will converge at the inaugural Africa Business: Health Forum (AB:HF) (www.AfricaBusinessHealthForum.com) taking place in Ethiopia on 12th February 2019 on the margins of the 32nd African Union Summit. The Forum…

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Merck foundation launched their programs in partnership with Ghana’s First Lady and Ministry of Health

Merck Foundation CEO and First Lady of Ghana to co-chair the 6th Edition of Merck Africa Asia Luminary in Accra, Ghana on 29th and 30th October 2019

Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com) awarded the First Lady of Ghana to acknowledge her efforts as “Merck More Than a Mother” Ambassador; Merck Foundation CEO and First Lady of Ghana to co-chair the 6th Edition of Merck Africa Asia Luminary in Accra, Ghana on 29th and 30th October 2019 Merck Foundation, the…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Parliament |

Workers and Organised Labour urged to be vigilant about compliance with National Minimum Wage Act

The Act became operational from 1 January 2019, setting the hourly wage at R20 for those workers who are not covered by the country’s dual wage-setting system

The Portfolio Committee on Labour has encouraged all workers and organised labour to be vigilant in ensuring that employers comply with the National Minimum Wage Act, as promulgated in November 2018. The Act became operational from 1 January 2019, setting the hourly wage at R20 for those workers who are…