South African women benefit from entrepreneurial programme

A total of 90 female-owned companies have been identified by the Department of Water and Sanitation to be part of a three-year programme that supports and empowers entrepreneurs.

Nomvula Mokonyane, Minister, water, sanitation Nomvula Mokonyane, Minister, water, sanitation

South Africaís economic growth revised

In tabling the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS), Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan revised South Africaís economy growth for 2016 down to 0.5%, citing various reasons for his prediction. However, he said he expected it to rise to 1.7% next year.

South Africaís economy not declining but it faces difficulties

At a time of slow global growth, Minister Pravin Gordhanís Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) highlights the importance of funding development and transformation.

South Africa: talk directly to local government

Millions of South Africans are online, which the country is exploiting to bring local government closer to the people. Residents can communicate directly with officials through a new digital platform, which allows them to send instant messages to ward councillors.

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