The government is to partner with the mining industry to further improve the housing and living conditions of mine workers in the country, Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe announced at the third annual Mining Lekgotla gala dinner in Johannesburg on Wednesday.
An award-winning project has transformed a redundant space under a bypass in Cape Town's city centre into a vibrant, community-led skate park. "You can already see it breaking down barriers," the National Skate Collective's Marco Morgan told a city newspaper at the park's opening on Saturday.
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.
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.
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