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Preparing SA for 4IR

Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams says her department has commenced some of the groundwork towards preparing South Africa for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). “We began engagements with stakeholders to identify various enablers that could help us derive the benefits that come with technological innovations and developments relating to 4IR,” Ndabeni-Abrahams said. Addressing the Presidential Commissioners on 4IR in Tshwane on

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No load shedding in over a month

Eskom has not implemented load shedding for 36 consecutive days, it said on Monday. The power utility’s Chief Operating Officer Jan Oberholzer said the power utility remains fully committed to working diligently over the coming months to recover the power system through the implementation of the Generation 9-Point Plan which sets out to improve the energy availability factor (EAF). At

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All systems go for elections next week

South Africa’s 26.7 million registered voters have been urged to flock to the Independent Electoral Commission’s (IEC) 22 000 voting stations to cast their ballot in the National and Provincial Election on 8 May.  The clarion call was made by IEC chairperson Glen Mashinini on Tuesday during the launch of the National Results Operations Centre (ROC) in Pretoria.  Addressing delegates

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Decrease in Easter roads death toll

Transport Minister Blade Nzimande has thanked road users who heeded government’s call to obey the rules of the road during this Easter weekend. “I wish to applaud these patriotic compatriots for putting the interests of the country first by obeying the rules of the road and by following the guidance of our law enforcement officers,” Nzimande said in a statement

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R7.9bn to skill 160 000 unemployed KZN youth

About 160 000 unemployed youth in KwaZulu-Natal are set to benefit from an investment of R7.9 billion in new training programmes. The training programmes are spearheaded by the Department of Labour’s Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) and Compensation Fund (CF). They have partnered with 32 State-owned training providers and institutions that will roll out the programmes over a three-year period. The

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SAA cancels flights to Blantyre as main runway closes for repairs

South African Airways (SAA) on Wednesday cancelled its scheduled flights to Blantyre, Malawi, after the announcement of the closure of the main runway at Chileka International Airport for maintenance. “The aircraft size which SAA operates to Blantyre does not fit in the required categories/classes of the secondary runway, which will remain operational. Accordingly, SAA’s operations to Blantyre have been cancelled,

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