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

South Africa Economy needs to grow faster to create jobs for youth – Ddg Zikode

He was delivering a keynote address at the inaugural Oil and Gas Sector Transformation Workshop held at the South African Bureau of Standard in Pretoria

The South African economy must grow at a faster pace in order to create job opportunities especially for youth. This was said by the Deputy Director-General of Special Economic Zones and Economic Transformation at the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), Mr Sipho Zikode. He was delivering a keynote…

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…

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: 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…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Parliament |

Police Chairperson urges Matriculants in the Western Cape to apply to serve in South African Police Service (SAPS)

Aspiring police members must have no links to criminality and fit the profile of a career law-enforcement officer

The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Police, Mr Francois Beukman, has urged matriculants in the Western Cape who are interested in a career in law enforcement to apply at their nearest police station, before the Friday, 18 January deadline this week. Matriculants who wants to make a contribution to…

Source: Embassy of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, London, UK |

Ireland’s Taoiseach Leo Varadkar visits Ethiopia

The Irish Prime Minister met with Irish NGOs working in Ethiopia and attended a reception with the Irish community in Ethiopia

Leo Varadkar, Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland arrived in Ethiopia for a working visit on Tuesday (January 8). During his visit, Mr Leo Varadkar held talks with Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed on bilateral, regional and international matters. The Prime Minister also paid a courtesy call on President Sahle-Work Zewde…

Source: UNICEF Ethiopia |

Central Statistical Agency (CSA) and UNICEF to launch a report - “Multidimensional Child Deprivation in Ethiopia, First National Estimates.”

This report presents the first national estimates of children living in multidimensional poverty in Ethiopia and its effect on their livelihood

WHAT:  A high-level launching event of a report, “Multidimensional Child Deprivation in Ethiopia, First National Estimates,’ through an extensive consultative process involving the Ministry of Women, Children and Youth Affaires, National Planning Commission, Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs and Economic Policy Research Institute. This report presents the first national…

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From the Field: One teen's journey from refugee camp to US school principal

After escaping from two years of captivity at the hands of Mai Mai rebels in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Bertine Bahige was relieved to end up in a UN refugee agency (UNHCR) camp, in faraway Mozambique

He’d been forcibly taken from his family at 13, and thrown into the horrifying world of being a child soldier, before escaping his captors. In 2004, he was one of the lucky ones to be resettled in Maryland, United States, where he landed a job taking out the trash at…

Source: UN Information Centre Dar es Salaam |

The International Labour Organization (ILO) marks 100 Anniversary this Year

The International Labour Organization (ILO) has also launched a new global awareness-raising campaign sub-titled, “Taking the ILO to the People”

This year the International Labour Organization (ILO) marks its 100th anniversary – making it one of the oldest UN Agencies. To commemoratethe ILO Centenary an ambitious new interactive website named- Our Story, Your Story available on this link; was launched yesterday Wednesday 9thof January.  The website takes visitors through the Organization’s past, present and…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Parliament |

National Council of Provinces (NCOP) holds a Special Plenary Sitting

Among the items on the Order Paper for consideration by the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) Plenary tomorrow morning are two Motions from the Chief Whip of the Council

The National Council of Provinces (NCOP) will tomorrow hold a plenary House Sitting for consideration of Public Service Commission Amendment Bill, the Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Bill and the consideration of Electoral Laws Amendment Bill. The three Bills were passed by the National Assembly last year and were sent to…