Trade and Industry (dti) Minister Ebrahim Patel has expressed concern at growing trade tensions in the global economy.
President Cyril Ramaphosa is in Geneva, Switzerland, where he is leading the South African delegation at the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Centenary Conference.
Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has expressed disappointment at the ongoing trucking industry unrest in KwaZulu-Natal.
The Department of Social Development has begun the process of submitting a Cabinet proposal for the declaration of May as Child Protection Month as government intensifies efforts to curb child abuse.
Eight men alleged to be Cash-In-Transit robbers have been arrested after members of the South African Police Service foiled an attempt to execute a heist at Evaton Mall in the Vaal.
: SAnews – South African News Bathandwa
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Quick Cape Town Fact: Cape Town has a ‘second New Year’ – Every year at the 2nd of January as many as 13,000 minstrels take to the streets garbed in bright colours, either carrying colourful umbrellas or playing an array of musical instruments. The minstrels are self organised into klopse (“clubs” in Kaaps Afrikaans, but more accurately translated as troupes in English). The Kaapse Klopse (or simply ‘Klopse’), as it is called, is also referred to as the Tweede Nuwe Jaar (meaning ‘second New Year’).