SA calls for digitisation as strategy to unify African economies

  Africa can address the challenges of geography with a smart digital strategy that can connect economies and help industrialise the continent. This was the message from Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Ebrahim Patel at a dialogue in Côte d’Ivoire. Minister Patel was co-chairing a session of the African Growth and Opportunities Act (AGOA) with the United States Deputy Trade Representative, Ambassador CJ Mahoney. Minister Patel said that digitisation provides opportunities for industrialisation, job creation, entrepreneurship, economic development and tax collection to fund social programmes. “Data is to the…

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Women to lead law enforcement campaign to road deaths

Female law enforcement officers are to undertake massive law enforcement operations throughout the country in celebration of Women’s month and in an effort to reduce fatalities over the coming long weekend. Integrated roadblocks involving officers from different authorities have been planned on all routes with a high number of fatal crashes. Statistics show that deaths on South African roads increase substantially over the long weekends with more people dying on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The abuse of alcohol has been identified as one of the key factors contributing to crashes…

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SANparks CEO welcomes rhino poaching sentence

The South African National Parks has expressed delight at the heavy sentence meted out by the Mhala Regional Court on a poacher who was arrested in the Kruger National Park (KNP) in 2015. He has been sentenced to an effective thirty years in prison for all the crimes. The CEO of SANParks Fundisile Mketeni has welcomed the sentence and congratulated all who ensured that the evidence presented to the court was convincing enough to guarantee a successful prosecution. “The sentence will send a message to all the criminals who are…

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Bushbuckridge police teach disabled children about their rights.

Bushbuckridge SAPS members and Community Police Forum members conducted an awareness campaign at Ebenezer home based care who cater children with disability. The children were taught about rape and child abuse and how to report such cases since disable children are always vulnerable According to constable Merilyne Mmonwa their station  believe in preventing crime before it happen and teaching kids especially those who live with disability about their rights and where to report such cases when they eing victimised. “We are aware that most of this kids they are not…

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