Daily Archives: August 22, 2017

Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko briefs media on forensic audit findings of project and construction registrations, 23 Aug

Corruption in project and construction registrations

The South African Council for Project and Construction Management Professions (SACPCMP) has detected large scale corruption in the registration of project and construction management professions, as well as in construction health and safety registrations. The council is concerned with the protection of the public against this type of unethical conduct.

You are invited to a media briefing where:

Nkosinathi Nhleko, Minister of Public Works,

Eric Manchidi, President of the SACPCMP and

Nomvula Rakolote, Registrar of the SACPCMP

will outline what the forensic audit findings were and what steps will be taken.

Source: Government of South Africa

Deputy President Ramaphosa to brief Parliament on efforts to improve investor confidence in SOE’s and on progress in developing South Africa’s human capital – 23 August 2017

Cape Town – Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will answer questions in the National Assembly tomorrow, Wednesda-to brief Parliament on a range of key national issues such as government’s quest to align the post-school sector to the country’s human resource development strategy, and on measures to improve investor confidence in State-Owned Enterprises.

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa chairs the Human Resource Development Council of South Africa (HRDCSA) and also leads government’s efforts to turn around state-owned enterprises as part of securing economic growth.

Other updates by Deputy President Ramaphosa will include progress recorded by the Department of Labour in job creation.

Deputy President Ramaphosa will also respond to questions relating to his role as Leader of Government Business in the National Legislature.

Source: The Presidency Republic of South Africa

Deputy Minister Bongani Mkonki and Youth Agency hosts dialogue with youth, 24 Aug

Youth Agency hosts dialogue with youth in business and the role of youth in the fight against crime & drug abuse

The Executive Chairperson of the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA), Sifiso Mtsweni will on Thursday, 24 August 2017 lead youth dialogues in George, Western Cape.

This two-part dialogue will see Youth in Business engage the NYDA Chairperson on its products and services and other related matters concerning youth in business. The second session will have Deputy Minister of Police, Bongani Mkonki and musical artist Molemo ‘Jub Jub’ Maarohanye join NYDA Chairperson in a dialogue on the role of youth in the fight against crime and drug abuse.

Source: Government of South Africa


JOHANNESBURG– Bafana Bafana Coach Stuart Baxter has named some players with injury niggles in a 25-man squad for back-to-back 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against the Cape Verde Islands.

He has named a 25-man squad for back-to-back qualifiers, the first of which will be away at the National Stadium in Praia on Sept 1. Baxter has kept the bulk of the squad who defeated the Super Eagles 2-0 in Uyo, Nigeria, earlier this year.

The four changes include defender Morgan Gould, who returns to take the place of Lorenzo Gordinho, midfielders Thulani Serero and Daylon Klaasen, who come in for Aubrey Ngoma and Sibusiso Vilakazi, respectively, and Bradley Grobler, who replaces Thamsanqa Gabuza.

South Africa are currently second in African qualifying Group D with Burkina Faso leading the pack on goal difference. Senegal are third while Cape Verde are fourth.

Baxter believes he has picked a good enough team, but will still monitor the players’ performances.

“I didn’t want to throw away the work we did pre-Nigeria camp. So, it was always going to be based on that squad. I think the squad did a great job and the biggest worry I’ve got is not considering too deeply at the players in form, but on how they are mentally, coming into the season.”

The 34-year-old Gould last featured for Bafana Bafana in a 0-0 tie with the Central African Republic four years ago.


New cancer policies to improve prevention and treatment for women

Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi will on Friday launch cervical and breast cancer policies aimed at addressing the high mortality caused by these two types of cancers.

The Department of Health on Tuesday said the policies are also aimed at improving the management of cancer and the quality of life of women in South Africa.

The launch is scheduled to be held at Frere Hospital in East London in the Eastern Cape.

Breast and cervical cancers have been identified amongst the leading causes of death among South African women, especially women aged 30 years and older.

The Cervical Cancer Prevention and Control Policy will assist to prevent the disease by promoting healthy lifestyle and providing Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination. The Health Department said the Breast Cancer Control Policy will focus on breast cancer awareness, early detection, treatment and care.

The implementation of both policies will provide clinical support for women, who are both at risk of developing the disease later in life and currently undergoing treatment to survive and live healthy lives.

The department said it is working on a 10-year plan to equip hospitals with the necessary facilities to care for and support patients with cancer in an effort to address the Hospital Service Equity and Accessibility for women.

The Cervical Cancer Prevention and Control policy will enable the introduction of a new screening technique called liquid-based cytology, which is an improvement from the Pap smear technique and is more comfortable and produces reliable results.

The Breast Cancer Control Policy will allow women, who are diagnosed early, to have access to treatment such as trastuzumab, which will prolong life if treatment is completed and minimise the recurrence of the disease women.

Source: South African Government News Agency