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State of the Nation address by President Cyril Ramaphosa

    7 FEBRUARY 2019 PARLIAMENT   Speaker of the National Assembly, Ms Baleka Mbete, Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces, Ms Thandi Modise, Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly...

Budget 2016: in numbers

Finance minister Pravin Gordhan called on all South Africans to be resilient, committed and resourceful in his 2016 budget speech. Guided by the National Development Plan, Gordhan is prioritising education, infrastructure development and job creation this year. We look at some of the figures making up the 2016 Budget.

A plan to move South Africa forward

On the eve of the World Economic Forum at Davos, South Africa grapples with three challenges in building an equal society: high unemployment, poverty and inequality. A way forward is in infrastructure investment, considered the most direct way to creating skilled, high-paying jobs.

D’Sa lauded for fight for environmental justice

Nearly three-quarters of South Africa's industry is housed in South Durban. The pollution – and a toxic waste dump – has had a devastating effect on local residents. But the community is fighting back, led by activist Desmond D'Sa and the South Durban Community Environmental Alliance.

South Africa ‘to get back on jobs, growth track’

While South Africa, along with many emerging economies, has suffered the effects of economic uncertainty among developed countries, measures have been put in place to ensure that the economy grows and creates more jobs, says President Jacob Zuma.

State of the Nation

The National Development Plan is the driving force for South Africa's socio-economic development, and its goals of eliminating poverty and reducing inequality by 2030...

Infrastructure critical for Africa’s growth: Zuma

Well-functioning infrastructure, a rejuvenated agricultural sector and an end to conflicts will be critical for Africa to achieve its full economic growth potential, South African President Jacob Zuma said in an interview on the sidelines of the African Union summit in Addis Ababa on Friday.

Infrastructure to build long-term regional prosperity

South Africa has the capacity to stimulate economic growth by enhancing infrastructure development both at home and in the rest of Africa, through its National Infrastructure Plan, writes Brand South Africa deputy chairperson Happy Ntshingila.

South Africans called to celebrate 20 years of democracy with their vote

  Chairperson of Brand South Africa Chichi Maponya2014 will be a landmark year as South Africa celebrates 20 years of freedom and democracy.  It is...

SA to give R100m drought aid to Namibia

South Africa has pledged a R100-million aid package to help alleviate the effects of drought in Namibia, it was announced after talks last week between President Jacob Zuma and his Namibian counterpart Hifikepunye Pohamba.