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Joint Statement of the Government of the Republic of South Africa and the African Development Bank in relation to South Africa’s Just Energy Transition process

The African Development Bank is playing a leading role in supporting African countries on their just energy transition journeys with policy advice, technical assistance, and financing

South Africa submitted an ambitious Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) prior to COP 26. At COP26, the South African government also forged the Just Energy Transition Partnership (JETP) jointly with the governments of the United Kingdom, the United States, France, Germany and the European Union. Under the JETP, partner governments pledged…

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African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa, a stalwart of the energy industry, has been rebranded as Enlit Africa

The conversation from the Day 1 opening keynote will be expanded to determine how opportunities such as those being opened up by Eskom’s Just Energy Transition Partnership in South Africa can be replicated across the African continent

After two years in limbo, the African events industry is making a comeback in June 2022 in Cape Town, South Africa, with the latest edition of Africa’s most respected power and energy event: African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa, which is now known as Enlit Africa. VIEW THE ENLIT AFRICA…

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Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) rejects reports of ISIS fighters returning to South Africa

The newspaper reports alleging that DIRCO has facilitated the repatriation of hundreds of ISIS fighters are devoid of any truth and violate the Press Code

The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) has, in recent days, noted false and irresponsible newspaper reports indicating that hundreds of former ISIS fighters have been repatriated to South Africa through a “secret operation” carried out since 2019. The reports have no factual basis. The South African Embassy in…

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    • Adoption of the outcome document and closing at the ICC in Durban, South Africa, 20 May 2022 | Moderator: Tsepiso Makwetla | Panel: Martha Newton, Gilbert Houngbo, Thulas Nxesi, Thobile Lamati, Lindokuhle Ndlovu, Max Conteh
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Durban Call to Action Adopted in South Africa at the Closing Ceremony of 5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour

Both in-person and online conference attendees adopted the document by affirming their commitment to preventing and eliminating child labour

The 5th Global Conference of the Elimination of Child Labour on 20 May 2022 closed with the adoption of ‘Durban Call to Action’ to deal with the scourge of child labour. The conference was a collaboration between the South African Government, the ILO, Social Partners, International Organisations and other stakeholders.…

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Source: Department of Employment and Labour, Republic of South Africa |

The 5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour in South Africa Nears its End, Knowledge Building and Awareness-Raising to Fight against Child Labour are Important

This was the first time the conference was held on African soil, and history was made when children were included and given a voice in the conference for the first time

The 5th International Global Conference to Eliminate Child Labour's fifth and final day of side events and thematic panel sessions concluded on Thursday, 19 May 2022 at the ICC in Durban, South Africa. Panel discussions were productive and valuable, paving the way for a commitment to end child labour. This was…

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    • Joni Musabayana, Director, ILO Decent Work Team for Eastern and Southern Africa, Country Office for Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho and South Africa (ILO) and His Excellency, Senator (Dr.) Chris Nwabueze Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment of Nigeria in Durban, South Africa
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The Time to Accelerate Action is Now, the Fourth Day of the 5th Global Conference to Eliminate Child Labour Continued in South Africa

This hybrid event, with sessions available both in-person and online, has drawn nearly 13,000 viewers on the live stream and hundreds more in-person since its inception

The campaign to #EndChildLabour was carried on at the International Convention on the Rights of the Child (ICC) in Durban, South Africa. The fourth day of the conference was jam-packed with stimulating and enlightening discussions. This hybrid event, with sessions available both in-person and online, has drawn nearly 13,000 viewers…

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‘Lifeline’ of renewable energy can steer world out of climate crisis: Guterres

The report also confirms that the past seven years have been the warmest on record

Greenhouse gas concentrations, sea level rises, ocean heat levels and acidification, all set new records during 2021, while some glaciers reached the point of no return, according to the latest flagship report from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), published on Wednesday. The State of the Climate 2021Opens in new window indicates…

Source: The Walt Disney Company |

Disney+ Arrives Today in South Africa

Subscribers are now able to access the greatest stories from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and Star, all in one place

Disney+, the streaming service from The Walt Disney Company (https://TheWaltDisneyCompany.com), launches today in South Africa. Standard pricing at launch is confirmed at R119 per month, or R1190 for an annual subscription, with sign-up information available at DisneyPlus.com. With over 1000 films, more than 1500 series and a slate of 200 exclusive…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Parliament |

Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) Committee Resolves to Call Law Enforcement Agencies Regarding Stalled Municipal Cases in Free State

The committee has resolved to call all law enforcement agencies within the next two weeks to get a progress report and reasons for the unacceptable delays

The Select Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Water and Sanitation has raised a serious concern about stalling of cases of alleged impropriety within municipalities in the Free State that arose as a result of various Section 106 of the Municipal Systems Act investigations. As a result of that,…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Parliament |

Committee Chairperson Sends Condolences on Passing of Gospel Singer Deborah Fraser

Ms Fraser reportedly passed away in a Johannesburg hospital on Sunday

The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Sport, Arts and Culture, Ms Beauty Dlulane, has sent condolences to the family, friends and colleagues after the passing of legendary gospel singer Ms Deborah Fraser. Ms Dlulane said she heard with sadness of the passing of this distinguished gospel singer, who attained…