Social development

SA processes 5 000 land claims in one month

The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform has processed close to 5 000 new applications since President Jacob Zuma signed a law re-opening South Africa's land claims lodgement process at the end of June.

Cattle grazing outside Qunu, Eastern Cape

Gauteng townships set for a major facelift

The townships in South Africa's Gauteng province are set for a major facelift, with the provincial government budgeting R4.4-billion over the next five years for building more houses, improving their quality and eradicating corruption around their allocation.


South Africa looks into national minimum wage

The Department of Labour is set to launch a major investigation into the possibility of introducing of a national minimum wage in order to bring down levels of inequality in the country, says Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant.


R460-million for housing for Marikana miners

The North West provincial government has set aside over R460-million for housing projects in the platinum mining area of Marikana, as South Africa looks to push through a raft of measures aimed at ensuring long-term stability in the country's mining industry.

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