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Public Works Minister TW Nxesi launches the Agrément South Africa as fully fledged legal entity

Public Works Minister TW Nxesi, MP, in partnership with the Agrément South Africa launched the Agrément South Africa as a fully-fledged legal entity of the Department of Public Works. The entity had previously utilised and undertook its technical assessments at the CSIR campus’s laboratories and test sites on behalf of the Department. The launch of […]

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Small-scale sugarcane farmers bear the brunt of sugar imports

Small-scale sugarcane farmers bear the brunt of sugar imports Durban, KwaZulu-Natal (13 June 2018): Over 60 black small scale sugarcane farmers who are members of the South African Farmers Development Association (SAFDA) yesterday arrived at Parliament – after an 18-hour bus journey from KwaZulu-Natal – to show their support for the sugar industry’s application to […]

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Schneider Electric celebrates World Environment Day

Schneider Electric South Africa, the global specialists in energy management and automation, celebrated its fifth annual Global Environment Event at the Pastoral Centre Pre-School and Crèche, in Kliptown, Soweto. Joining in the movement to support Earth Overshoot Day, Schneider Electric South Africa has taken the pledge to #MovetheDate. Earth Overshoot Day marks the date when, […]

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Confidence levels positive for 2018 despite slowdown in government investment – CESA

The results of Consulting Engineers South Africa’s (CESA) Bi-annual Economic and Capacity Survey for the period June to December 2017 recently released indicate that expectations relating to industry confidence levels for the first six months of 2018 are still very positive increasing in the last six months of this year. This despite the slowdown in […]

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Arts and Culture Committee saddened by passing of Sam Nzima

The Portfolio Committee on Arts and Culture is saddened by the passing of Mr Sam Nzima. Mr Nzima passed away in a Nelspruit hospital on Saturday, 12 May 2018. He is well-known for capturing of the iconic image of Hector Pieterson during the 1976 Soweto uprising. Committee Chairperson Ms Xoliswa Tom said: “Mr Nzima played […]

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Committee on Small Business Development welcomes report that there is no plan to close down the department

The Portfolio Committee on Small Business Development has welcomed report from Minister Lindiwe Zulu that there is no plan whatsoever to close down the Department of Small Business Development. The report came out during the committee meeting, in which the department was invited to urgently present its revised strategic plan. The committee needed a revised […]

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Parliament delegation ready to serve Africa at the Pan African Parliament

Parliament’s delegation, sworn in at the Pan African Parliament (PAP), is looking forward to making a positive contribution to the advancement of the legislative sector on the continent. The delegation, led by National Council of Provinces (NCOP) Chairperson Ms Thandi Modise, was among 71 new Members of the PAP who were sworn in at the […]

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Innovation and design excellence recognised at Corobrik SAIA Architectural Awards

One hundred and eighty architects and built environment professionals gathered in Pretoria on Friday 4 May 2018 for the prestigious Corobrik SAIA Institute of Architects (SAIA) Awards evening.  Through this event, top architectural projects of recent times were recognised. “The Corobrik SAIA Awards programme is run nationally every two years and this year, as president […]

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Committee still concerned about challenges at MDDA

The Portfolio Committee on Communications is concerned about the ongoing challenges at the Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) that continue to hamper the smooth running of this important institution. The committee visited the entity to report back to staff on issues raised during a previous engagement the committee had with all stakeholders in 2017. […]

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Parliament expresses condolences to the family of Dr Zola Skweyiya

The Presiding Officers of Parliament, Speaker Baleka Mbete of the National Assembly and Chairperson Thandi Modise of the National Council of Provinces, have expressed shock at the passing-on of Dr Zola Skweyiya yesterday 11 April 2018 in Pretoria. The Presiding Officers urged people to brace themselves for a difficult period of losing their beloved struggle […]

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