NMB Business Chamber encouraged by SONA

NMB Business Chamber encouraged by SONA

The Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber has said they were encouraged by the focus on the Eastern Cape in the State of the Nation address given by President Jacob Zuma yesterday evening. “We agree that it is only through a solid and sustained engagement between government, business and civil society that unemployment and poverty can […]

Focus on infrastructure development welcomed

Focus on infrastructure development welcomed

The focus on infrastructure development in President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation Address has been welcomed by various quarters. Zuma announced that South Africa will spend billions of rands over the coming years on new infrastructure, with the government to focus on building rail, road, and economic links in five regions in the country, […]

Plans afoot to further train police officers

Plans afoot to further train police officers

Plans are afoot to further train police officers and enhance the fight against crime, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa said. Speaking shortly after President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation Address to a joint sitting of Parliament, Mthethwa said training would, among others things, include the further training of detectives to help in the fight against […]

Health minister excited about year ahead

Health minister excited about year ahead

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has echoed President Jacob Zuma’s call to accelerate the prevention of HIV and Aids, saying that stronger emphasis will be placed on combating the disease. Delivering the State of the Nation Address, the President said that while the country was doing well with regards to treatment and the prevention of mother-to-child […]

More jobs created in 2011

More jobs created in 2011

President Jacob Zuma says signs were starting to emerge that South Africa was winning the war against unemployment. Zuma delivered the State of the Nation Address in the National Assembly on Thursday, which painted a positive picture of an economy that was slowly recovering from the devastating impact of the 2009 recession. Close to a […]

Pace of land redistribution slow – Zuma

Pace of land redistribution slow – Zuma

Land redistribution in South Africa has been slow at only 8% of the government’s target of 30% by 2014, President Jacob Zuma said on Thursday. The President was delivering his State of the Nation Address in Parliament. “We have only distributed 8% of the 30% target of land redistribution for 2014 that we set ourselves. […]

Govt continues to promote social cohesion

Govt continues to promote social cohesion

President Jacob Zuma has announced that government will this year undertake and continue with heritage projects in the country as part of promoting social cohesion. Delivering his State of the Nation Address on Thursday, he said museums and centres were set to be unveiled and these would include the 1980 Matola Raid museum in Maputo, […]

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