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South Africa closes Home Affairs department

South Africans will not be able to submit their applications for identity documents and passports for a week from 27 November because the Department of Home Affairs will be undertaking systems upgrades. It is expected that the upgrades will improve its services.

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South Africa launches online database for suppliers

Doing business with the government is now quicker and the process smoother, thanks to the Central Supplier Database. Launched by the minister of finance, companies wanting to work with the state are urged to register on it. There are several benefits to being listed on the database.

South Africa turns to jobless for its War on Leaks

A presidential campaign will deal with two critical challenges in South Africa: its high unemployment rate, especially among the youth, and its large water losses. Some 15 000 young people will be trained to work in the field fixing water leaks and maintaining infrastructure.

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