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SA government launches smartphone app

SA government launches smartphone app

The Department of Communications has launched a mobile app that aims to open channels between South Africa's citizens and its government. The app, which makes key information more easily accessible, is available for both iOS and Android smartphone devices.
SA's Vodacom offers m-pesa card

SA’s Vodacom offers m-pesa card

Mobile operator Vodacom has started the large-scale rollout of an EMV banking card that is accepted anywhere, and is linked to its mobile wallet offering, m-pesa. A chipped card, it is secure, and offers greater convenience, security and social inclusion.
SA's employment tax incentives boost jobs

SA’s employment tax incentives boost jobs

Nearly 300 000 young South Africans have landed jobs since the Employment Tax Incentive Act came into force. The National Treasury says the initial take up of the incentive has been "higher than expected". It will be up for review in 2016, when its longer-term impact will be assessed.

An efficient, competitive and responsive economic infrastructure network

In 2030, South Africa's network of robust infrastructure is the bedrock of growth and job creation. This infrastructure efficiently delivers electricity, water, sanitation, telecoms and transport services, powers the economy, and supports manufacturing, trade and exports. More than that, it gives citizens the means to improve their lives and boost their incomes.

Women's empowerment 'key to stopping violence'

Women’s empowerment ‘key to stopping violence’

Economic empowerment and independence are important pre-conditions to help end gender-based violence, says NGO Gender Links, which will be showcasing the achievements of more than 1 000 survivors during the 16 Days of Activism For No Violence campaign.
South Africa tightens seatbelt laws to protect children

South Africa tightens seatbelt laws to protect children

Despite having one of the highest rates of road-related deaths in the world, South African seatbelt laws have not covered children under the age of three. However, from April next year, it will be illegal for children to sit in the front seat or not be appropriately and safely restrained.
South Africa takes a stand against violence and abuse

South Africa takes a stand against violence and abuse

South Africa's 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children has been extended to run throughout the year. With the theme, "Count me in", the focus will be on gender and child abuse, with all people encouraged to be part of the solution.
SA’s FirstRand spreads its investment footprint in Africa

SA’s FirstRand spreads its investment footprint in Africa

Africa’s current economic growth is providing impetus for South African financial services provider FirstRand to invest in real property across the continent.
Tipfuxeni Project connects NGOs with funders

Tipfuxeni Project connects NGOs with funders

Information technology is strengthening civil society in South Africa, fostering new relationships and empowering communities. Now a new platform, the Tipfuxeni Project, connects South African NGOS with international funders.
Local government gets back to basics on service delivery

Local government gets back to basics on service delivery

Local government is set for a shake up with Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Pravin Gordhan’s Back to Basics approach, which aims to drastically improve service delivery.

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