South Africa's Department of Science and Technology has launched the Northern Cape phase of its Wireless Mesh Network project, providing broadband internet access at 56 public facilities, including 52 schools, in the province's largely rural JT Gaetsewe District.
There has been a historically fragmented approach to the provision of services for mineworkers in southern Africa, Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe said at the launch of a one-stop health and social welfare centre for current and former mineworkers in Mthatha in the Eastern Cape this week.
President Jacob Zuma officially launched the government's massive Cornubia development on Sunday. The R25-billion mixed-use development of housing, commercial and industrial sites is set to change the skyline between Durban and King Shaka International Airport.
Poverty levels dropped in South Africa between 2006 and 2011, reaching a low of 20.2% for extreme poverty and of 45.5% for moderate poverty, according to the Poverty Trends in South Africa report released by Statistics SA on Thursday.
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