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Mkhize Updates Parliament on the COVID-19 Pandemic


Department of Health Speaking to the national assembly yesterday on the COVID-19 pandemic, the health minister, Zweli Mkhize, declared that South Africa has now reached the surge. “The storm that…

Special COVID-19 Grant Under the Spotlight


Department of Social Development The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has to date paid the Special COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress grant of R350 to over 3 million eligible…

Public Finance Management Amendment Bill Tabled


Parliament The Public Finance Management Amendment Bill has been tabled in parliament. The private member’s bill was drawn up by Ghaleb Cachalia, a Democratic Alliance member of parliament. Parliament sought…

Revised Business Rescue Plan for SAA Drawn Up


Department of Public Enterprises The public enterprises department has welcomed the publication of a revised Business Rescue Plan for South African Airways (SAA). In a statement, the department also urged…

DSI on Funding to COVID-19 Testing Ability


Department of Science and Innovation The science and innovation department, the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) and the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) made seven funding awards to local companies,…

Applications for SETA Grants Extended


Department of Higher Education, Science and Technology The deadline for an application for a mandatory grant in terms of Regulation 4(1) of the Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETA) Grant…

DSD Shines Light on Early Childhood Development Centres


Department of Social Development The social development minister, Lindiwe Zulu, recently reminded all operators of Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres and partial care facilities across South Africa to complete the…

New Electricity Generation Capacity in the Pipeline


Department of Mineral Resources and Energy The mineral resources and energy minister, Gwede Mantashe, has determined that 2000 megawatts of new generation capacity should be procured from a range of…

Treasury Responds to 2020 Supplementary Budget Submissions


National Treasury Reforms are required to make legitimate state procurement easier without undermining the necessary anti-corruption safeguards. National treasury highlighted this during a recent briefing on responses to submissions on…

SAA Restructuring Plan Under the Spotlight


Department of Public Enterprises The public enterprises department is calling on unions to consult with each other and find a solution to the future of South African Airways (SAA). The…