Dignified reburial for N West farmworker

A farmworker who was buried on the side road of a farm after he was evicted is be exhumed and reburied as part of an event to mark Human Rights Day in South Africa's North West province on Thursday.

Food security ‘high on BRICS agenda’

Food security will be high on the agenda at the 5th BRICS Summit in Durban next week, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson said during a roadshow on the summit in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga on Monday.

Youth development key to growth: Zuma

Investing in South Africa's youth and their skills development is key to the country's future economic growth, President Jacob Zuma told the Commonwealth Conference on Education and Training of Youth Workers in Pretoria on Tuesday.

NDP ‘key to SA’s long-term growth’

The implementation of South Africa's National Development Plan (NDP) will be critical to the country's long-term sustainability, World Business Council for Sustainable Development president Peter Bakker told a conference in Johannesburg on Thursday.

South Africa’s industrial policy plan approved

The Cabinet has approved the 2013-2015 Industrial Policy Action Plan outlining government initiatives to accelerate the industrialisation of the South African economy.

SA firms ‘aiming to hire more women’

South African businesses are among the leaders when it comes to planning to hire more women this year, with 60% saying they would support quotas to legislate for more women on executive boards, according to research by consultancy Grant Thornton.

Mozzie candle creates buzz

South African indigenous herbal knowledge and modern technology have come together to create a recipe for success in an insect-repelling candle that is proven to surpass other similar products.
Homegrown malaria test kit lauded

South Africans ‘mostly caring, peaceful’

While rightly expressing outrage at recent acts of violence in the country, South Africans should not lose sight of the fact that the overwhelming majority of their countrymen and women are "peaceful, caring, law abiding citizens", says President Jacob Zuma.

Inequalities ‘exacerbate gender crimes’

South Africa must address gender inequalities which make women more vulnerable to sexual and gender-based crimes, says Justice and Constitutional Development Deputy Minister Andries Nel.

Business, labour ‘must ensure stability’

South African President Jacob Zuma has called on business and labour to work together to create a climate of constructive social dialogue in order to ensure "shop floor peace" and stability in the country.