Tag: SouthAfrica

South Africa’s Committee on Labour cancels meeting on Constituency Period

South Africa’s Committee on Labour cancels meeting on Constituency Period

AFRICA, BUSINESS
CAPE TOWN, South Africa The Portfolio Committee on Labour will not meet this week to consider the National Minimum Wage Bill and related pieces of legislation due to unavailability of some of the members of the opposition in the committee for the meeting this week. 'The House Chairperson for committees granted the committee permission to meet this week as it resolved to use the constituency period to process the three pieces of legislation dealing with the National Minimum Wage Bill clause by clause." reads the statement The committee will meet next week, from Tuesday 17 – Friday 20 April 2018, to formally consider the different submissions.
Hon Kutesa signs condolence book following death of Mrs Winnie Madikizela Mandela

Hon Kutesa signs condolence book following death of Mrs Winnie Madikizela Mandela

AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, REST OF THE WORLD, UGANDA
KAMPALA, Uganda Uganda's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon Sam Kutesa, has paid a visit to the South African high Commission in Kampala to sign the Official Condolence Book following the death of Mrs. Winnie Madikizela Mandela. Hon Kutesa also passed on the following condolence Message to the High Commissioner "It is with deep sorrow that I recently learnt of Mrs. Winnie Madikizela Mandela’s passing.  Mrs. Mandela will be remembered as one of Africa’s greatest heroines for her invaluable contribution to the fight against Apartheid, colonialism and injustice. Her determination and resilience filled the vacuum created by the imprisonment of the late President Nelson Mandela and other top leaders of the ANC. She was an inspiration to the ANC and many other freedom struggles a
Former President Jacob Zuma has been charged with corruption

Former President Jacob Zuma has been charged with corruption

AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL
South Africa, Johannesburg South Africa's former President Jacob Zuma has been charged with corruption linked to a 1990s arms deal. After the 75-year-old's 15-minute appearance at the High Court in Durban on Friday morning, the case was adjourned until 8 June. He faces 16 counts of corruption, racketeering, fraud and money laundering, which dogged his presidency and were reinstated in 2016. In another scandal, South Africa’s top court ruled in 2016 that Zuma violated the constitution following an investigation of multi-million-dollar upgrades to his private home using state funds. He paid back some of the money. Zuma, resigned as president last month after he was ordered to do so by his party, the African National Congress. He was replaced by his deputy, Cyril Ramaphosa, w