Government services

SA government launches smartphone app

The Department of Communications has launched a mobile app that aims to open channels between South Africa's citizens and its government. The app, which makes key information more easily accessible, is available for both iOS and Android smartphone devices.

Home Affairs issues more than 1m smart ID cards

By replacing outdated systems with new and secure technologies, the Department of Home Affairs is confident it will reach its target of issuing smart ID cards to 1.6-million citizens by the end of the 2014/15 financial year.

SA's employment tax incentives boost jobs

Nearly 300 000 young South Africans have landed jobs since the Employment Tax Incentive Act came into force. The National Treasury says the initial take up of the incentive has been "higher than expected". It will be up for review in 2016, when its longer-term impact will be assessed.

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