UN Global Campaign for Road Safety launched in South Africa

In support of national and local authorities’ road safety initiatives, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Road Safety Jean Todt, in partnership with outdoor advertising company JCDecaux, on May 15, launched the UN Global Campaign for Road Safety under the hashtag #MakeASafetyStatement. The launch of the campaign in South Africa is part of UN efforts to raise public awareness of …

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Seifsa, unions commit to addressing access to housing for sector employees

The Metal and Engineering Industries Bargaining Council (MEIBC) negotiations have concluded with a 7% wage increase over the next year for entry-level workers in the metals and engineering industry and a 6% wage increase over the next year for skilled workers. Entry-level workers will receive a 6% wage increase during the subsequent two years until June 30, 2027, and skilled …

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Ramaphosa acknowledges fear over NHI but describes signing as ‘pivotal moment’

President Cyril Ramaphosa acknowledged the fear that his signing of the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill into law had generated in and address during a signing ceremony held at the Union Buildings on Wednesday. However, he described the NHI as an opportunity to break with the prevailing inequality in the health system and called on stakeholders to work with government …

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Persistent corruption concerns reflect letdowns during sixth administration – Corruption Watch

Nonprofit monitoring organisation Corruption Watch (CW) has confirmed in its latest report that there are significant concerns about the impact of corruption in the country, particularly a marked lack of confidence in the efficacy and ability of law enforcement agencies to tackle corruption. The report, titled ‘The impact of corruption: insights from a perceptions and experiences survey’ has been informed …

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