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

South Africa: Minister Pandor congratulates Adv Mojankunyane Gumbi on her appointment as the United Nations Special Adviser for Addressing Racism in the Workplace

Minister Pandor wished Adv Gumbi well in her responsibilities

On behalf of the South African Government, the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, has congratulated Adv Mojankunyane Gumbi for being appointed the United Nations Special Adviser for Addressing Racism in the Workplace. The announcement was made yesterday, 26 January 2023, by the United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio…

Source: Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India |

Inter-Governmental Agreement to Re-Introduce Cheetah to India from South Africa Concluded

An initial batch of 12 cheetahs are to be flown from South Africa to India during February 2023

The Republic of South Africa and the Republic of India have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation in the Re-introduction of Cheetah to the Asian country. In terms of the agreement, an initial batch of 12 cheetahs are to be flown from South Africa to India during February 2023.…

Source: Republic Of South Africa: Western Cape Provincial Government |

Victim Empowerment Programme gets funding boost

The Department has now allocated a further R1.6 million in addition to the R62 866 000 already allocated to the programme for 2022/2023

The Western Cape Department of Social Development allocated R62 866 000 to its Victim Empowerment Programme (VEP) in the 2022/2023 financial year, a significant increase from the R45 million that was allocated in 2019. The VEP focuses on providing support to victims of gender-based violence (GBV). The Department has now…

Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) |

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) launches biggest ever international effort to update guidance for censuses

A census of a country’s population and housing—a full count of everyone who lives there and the homes they live in—is the cornerstone of every country’s statistical system

In the largest ever effort of its kind, a multi-year UNECE project has kicked off to produce internationally agreed guidance and advice for conducting the next round of censuses, foreseen around 2030.  Censuses and the information they provide on populations, their distributions and characteristics and how these change over time, are key to…

Source: Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development: Republic of South Africa |

South Africa: Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development announces new outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) in Gauteng

New cases of African Swine Fever detected in Gauteng province

The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development would like to announce a new outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) on a farm in Gauteng Province.  The farm has been put under quarantine and the Provincial Veterinary Services instituted forward and back-tracing investigations to identify any properties that could…

Source: Western Cape Finance and Economic Opportunities, South Africa |

South Africa: Western Cape Finance and Economic Opportunities on tourism post pandemic

Hotel occupancy surpasses pre-pandemic levels in December 2022

Data from the South African Hotel Review, complied by STR, which gathers data directly from hotels across South Africa, has confirmed that hotel occupancy for the Western Cape stood at 72% in December 2022, representing a full recovery rate of 106% when compared to December 2019 (68.1%). The report further states…

Source: Western Cape Education ​Department, South Africa |

Criminals target Western Cape schools during holiday period

Items stolen or damaged included windows and doors, computers, IT and audio-visual equipment and cabling, lights and electrical equipment, kitchen appliances and many more

Western Cape schools again fell victim to criminal activity during the December/January school holidays. While the Western Cape Education Department provided subsidies for holiday security at 439 schools, 48 incidents of burglary and/or vandalism affecting 42 schools were nonetheless reported during the holiday period. This is an increase from the…

Source: National Treasury, Republic of South Africa |

South Africa: Minister Enoch Godongwana on meeting with United States (U.S.) Secretary of Treasury Janet Yellen

Topping the agenda was the state of the global economy, policies to promote regional growth and investment, and the further development of trade and investment ties

The United States Secretary of Treasury Janet Yellen and Minister of Finance Enoch Godongwana met in Pretoria on Thursday to discuss a range of issues and explore ways to extend the already extensive areas of economic and financial cooperation between the two countries. Topping the agenda was the state of…

Source: South African Government |

South Africa: Electoral Commission on Results of Municipal By-Elections Held on 25 Jan 2023

The party retained its seat won in 2021 Municipal Elections, with 76,93% of the total votes cast compared to 77,50% during the 2021 Municipal Elections

During the by-elections contested yesterday in the Eastern Cape and Limpopo provinces, the African National Congress (ANC) and the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) retained seats won in the 2021 Municipal Elections. The ANC retained two seats and EFF retained one seat.  The new ANC councillors are: Mzekelo Robert Ndikinda, in…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) - South Africa |

Working Together Towards Malaria Elimination

The purpose of the forum was to convene countries that are close to malaria elimination

Close to 100 participants representing countries and areas who are part of WHO’s Elimination-2025 initiative, WHO staff from the Headquarters, Regional Officers, and Country Offices, members of the WHO’s Technical Advisory Group on Malaria Elimination and Certification, as well as observers came together in Cape Town, South Africa during the…