Government engages community radio sector

7 May 2018 Community radio stations must have a revenue enhancement plan in addition to the resources that are provided by the state, says Communications Minister Nomvula Mokonyane. “No resources will be released unless people comply, no resources will be availed unless people demonstrate and have the record of board meeting and financial controls,” Minister […]

Democratic SA turns 24

27 April 2018 South Africa today marks the 24th anniversary of democracy. Known as Freedom Day and observed on the 27th of April every year, the day commemorates the first time all South Africans of legal age, across the colour spectrum, voted in the country’s first democratic general elections. Nelson Mandela became the country’s first democratically […]

R57 billion set aside for free higher education

22 February 2018 Government will spend R57 billion on free higher education over the next three years, Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba said on Wednesday. Tabling the 2018 Budget in Parliament, Minister Gigaba said there was a reallocation in the spending framework. “The largest reallocation of resources towards government’s priorities was on higher education and training, […]

YouTube Begins Purging Alternative Media as the Deep State Marches Toward WW3

Original article on activistpost.com | 23 November 2017 | by Matt Agorist If you get your news from mostly far left sources, chances are you’ve heard YouTube and Google are censoring or blacklisting left and progressive sites and content. Conversely, if you get your news from far right sources, chances are you’ve heard YouTube and Google […]

Government continues to support disadvantaged students

27 July 2017 Government continues with its efforts to ensure that students from disadvantaged backgrounds have access to Post-School Education and Training (PSET). Official spending figures from the Department of Higher Education and Training show that total amounts via National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS), in support of students at universities and colleges from poor […]

Ramaphosa urges private sector to support youth empowerment

Original article on sabc.co.za | 27 March 2017 | by Tshepo Ikaneng Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has urged the private sector to support government initiatives to transform post-school education and training.  He was speaking at the National Skills Conference in Irene, Pretoria. Among the conference objectives are the strengthening of the skills development system to enhance […]

Human Rights Day

Original article on gov.za | 21 March 2016 Human Rights Day is a national day that is commemorated annually on 21 March to remind South Africans about the sacrifices that accompanied the struggle for the attainment of democracy in South Africa. President Jacob Zuma will address this year’s Human Rights Day celebrations at the Sharpeville […]

Government digs deep to push township SMMEs to success

Original article on sanews.gov.za | 2 March 2017 The National Planning Commission is set to host various dialogue sessions with Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs) throughout the country from March until May. The commission on Tuesday said the dialogue sessions are part of its information gathering on the “Limited Success of Entrepreneurial Activity by […]

South Africa: Additional R5 Billion to Fund Higher Education

Original article on allafrica.com |23 February 2017 Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says a provision of R5 billion has been set aside to fund the higher education and training sector in 2019/20. The Minister said this when he tabled the 2017 Budget Speech in the National Assembly on Wednesday. “… In addition to the increases of […]