Monthly Archives: March 2016

“Jobs for sale” report to be released soon

Pretoria - Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga will from next Monday meet with various stakeholders to address issues relating to "jobs for sale" investigation, says the Department of Basic Education.The Minister will on 15 April release the repor...

Hydrogen powered forklift, refuelling station to be unveiled

The Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor, and Impala Platinum (Implats) will unveil a prototype hydrogen fuel cell forklift and refuelling station in Springs, on the East Rand, on Thursday, 31 March.

The partnership working on the prototype includes Impala Refining Services and the Hydrogen South Africa centre of competence for systems integration and technology validation (HySA Systems), hosted by the University of the Western Cape.

HySA Systems is one of three centres of competence established by the Department of Science and Technology under the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Research, Development, and Innovation Strategy, the objective of which is to use local resources to develop high-value commercial activities in hydrogen fuel cell technologies. The ultimate goal of the HySA Strategy is to enable South Africa to supply 25% of global platinum group metal-based catalyst demand by 2020.

The Premier of Gauteng, David Makhura, Implats CEO Terence Goodlace, and the Mayor of Ekurhuleni, Mondli Gungubele, will also attend the event.

Details of the event

Time: 09:00 - 13:00

Venue: Impala Refining Services, Cnr Cowles Street and East Geduld Road, Springs

Date: Thursday, 31 March 2016

To RSVP contact David Mandaha at 072 126 8910 or

For media enquiries, contact Lunga Ngqengelele at 082 566 0446 or

Source: Republic of South Africa Science & Technology

South Africa: Zuma Arrives in UAE for State Visit

By Genevieve Quintal, News24President Jacob Zuma arrived in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, on Monday morning for a working visit, the presidency said.Zuma was expected to hold talks with UAE Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and wi...

At Security Council, UN Women chief urges greater input, visibility of women in peacebuilding

28 March 2016 - Emphasizing the consistent, dependable and universal commitment of women to conflict prevention, the head of UN Women today called for greater efforts to reach the goal of allocating at least 15 per cent of peacebuilding resources to ge...


By Jabulani BaloiPOLOKWANE, March 28 -- There is growing concern over kidnapping incidents in South Africa's Limpopo Province. In the past few weeks, three people, including a mother and daughter, have been kidnapped and ransom demanded by kidnappers a...