The South African Revenue Service (SARS) on Saturday confiscated 271kg of cocaine with a street value of R78 million at OR Tambo International Airport – one of the biggest cocaine busts ever.

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has received a total 161 938 applications from students seeking funding for 2017 in universities and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges across the country.

Thursday, 16 February 2017 21:11

Parly committee gives new NSFAS model the nod

The Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training says it is satisfied with the student-centred model introduced by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) for funding applications.

During his State of the Nation address on Thursday evening, President Jacob Zuma commented on the property market saying that, “This sector in our country is valued at approximately R7 trillion, with the subsidised sector being valued at R1.5 trillion”. 

President Jacob Zuma has instructed Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi to ensure that the Health Ombudsman's recommendations are wholly and speedily implemented without any reservations.

Saturday, 11 February 2017 05:52

Investment promotion to receive a boost

Government is to open three provincial investment offices in KwaZulu-Natal, Gauteng and the Western Cape, President Jacob Zuma announced on Thursday evening.

About R2.5 billion was made available to farmers last year as the country experienced a severe drought, says President Jacob Zuma.

Saturday, 11 February 2017 05:02

Recovery of commodity prices welcomed

President Jacob Zuma has welcomed the recovery in commodity prices as it has resulted in an upswing in mining output.

Saturday, 11 February 2017 04:49

EPWP effectively alleviating poverty

President Jacob Zuma says the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) is the most effective poverty alleviation programme run by government.

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