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First group of MSI welder trainees graduate

22nd January 2020 More than 20 aspiring welding entrepreneurs have graduated after completing a training course under the Mpumalanga Informal Welders Recruitment Programme, which was organised by the Mpumalanga Stainless Initiative (MSI), the Small Enterprise Development Agency and the Manufacturing, Engineering... 

Motshekga says more female candidates eligible for higher education institutions

8th January 2020 Female matriculants have bagged 63.8% of distinctions from the 2019 matric class, with their male counterparts garnering 36.2% of distinctions.  As a result, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says more female candidates are eligible for studies at higher education institutions. Female... 

Mpumalanga university acknowledged in Presidency's 25 Year Review report

14th November 2019 Mpumalanga Premier Refilwe Mtsweni-Tsipane has congratulated the University of Mpumalanga, which was established in 2014, for being included in the Presidency's '25 Year Review' report. “The University of Mpumalanga stands out as one of the beacons of the achievements of the 25 years of... 

Ramaphosa promises equal protection of the law as he opens Mpumalanga High Court

8th November 2019 President Cyril Ramaphosa on Friday promised that each province would eventually have its own High Court, giving all citizens access to justice regardless of their social circumstances. Speaking at the official opening of the Mpumalanga High Court, in Mbombela, he said residents of the province... 

MSI launches welders' recruitment programme to boost job creation

30th October 2019 The Mpumalanga Stainless Initiative (MSI) and the Small Enterprise Development Agency (Seda) have launched the Mpumalanga Informal Welders Recruitment Programme. MSI CEO Victor Mashego says the programme will assist welders in rural areas and townships gain access to the market and grow their... 

Mpumalanga healthcare gets a boost

25th October 2019 Mpumalanga Health MEC Sasekani Manzini earlier this week handed over 35 new ambulances to the province's emergency services, as well as 15 bakkies to the Forensic Pathology Services. "The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is one of the three core pillars of health service delivery, standing as it... 

Agency launches initiatives to boost tourism numbers in Mpumalanga

23rd October 2019 The Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA) has launched new attractions to increase the number of visitors to the Songimvelo game reserve, near Barberton. The new attractions include a hiking trail and a 4x4 trail. 

Graduates to help improve safety at key Mpumalanga tourism attractions

7th October 2019 In a boost for the tourism industry and job creation, Deputy Tourism Minister Fish Mahlalela on Saturday presided over the graduation of 210 young people who will join the industry as tourism monitors. The ceremony was held in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, and was hosted by the Department of Tourism in... 

KwaZulu-Natal sets its sights on Drakensberg cable car project

3rd October 2019 KwaZulu-Natal Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube believes building a cable car in the Drakensberg will help boost tourism and contribute to growing the provincial economy. She referred to the Drakensberg mountain as a "must see". 

More South Africans taking advantage of National Parks Week

19th September 2019 The number of South Africans visiting the country's national parks during National Parks Week increased by 52.6% this year to 113 032. National Parks Week, held in September, is a campaign run by State-owned South African National Parks (SANParks) that gives citizens a chance to experience the... 

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