Government News

The Painful Passage of Onwuka Kalu

Chief Onwuka Kalu, a notable industrialist, surrendered to the cold hands of death last Monday. He reportedly battled with cancer for about four years. His death has, therefore, cast a pall over Nigeria’s manufacturing sector. Society Happenings gathered that the industrialist, who literally struck gold…

How to raise cash for studies

If your family cannot afford to pay for your studies, don’t despair. There are several options available to deserving students who have trouble paying for their studies. Tertiary education is very expensive. For example, the average tuition fee for first-year medical studies at Wits University…

Road safety – Arrive Alive

Together We Can Save Millions of Lives The Easter and Festive Season (December/January) period in South Africa are often the leading critical periods for road traffic management authorities. Road traffic fatalities are among the main causes of death in South Africa. This results in serious…

Domestic violence

The rigorous steps the justice, crime prevention and security (JCPS) cluster is taking to root out genderbased violence is the adoption of zero-tolerance towards rape, violation of the rights of lesbian,gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people and other forms of violence towards women and children.…

Back to basics

The core services that local government provides – clean drinking water, sanitation, electricity, shelter, waste removal and roads – are basic human rights, essential components of the right to dignity enshrined in our Constitution and Bill of Rights. Local government (municipalities) has been a primary…

Public works

Department of Public Works (DPW) Expanded Public Works Programme Budget Department of Public Works (DPW) By May 2013, South Africa was well on track with the creation of an Assets Register intended to accurately reflect for the first time the State’s assets. To establish an…

Government call centres and help lines

Government has a number of help lines and call centres through which you can:get information about services and programmes report problems or make complaints provide tip-offs to authorities about fraudulent or criminal activities.The Presidential Hotline 17737 should be used when all your attempts…