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Western Cape appoints advisory committee ahead of vaccine roll-out

14th January 2021 The Western Cape government has appointed a vaccine advisory committee to advise on matters including science and ethics throughout the vaccine roll-out process. Premier Alan Winde said the Western Cape government had developed a strategy to ensure that vaccines are rolled out safely, efficiently... 

AU secures 270-million vaccine doses for African countries

14th January 2021 The African Union, through the African Vaccine Acquisition Task Team, has secured 270-million vaccine doses to supply African countries, with at least 50-million doses available for April to June 2021. Avatt, a 10-member team drawn from across the continent, was established in August 2020 by AU... 

Zikalala welcomes roll-out of 5G in KwaZulu-Natal

14th December 2020 KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala has welcomed the launch telecommunications company Vodacom’s fifth-generation (5G) network in the province, as part of the vision to create a smart province by 2021. The Premier on December 14 said the launch was a step forward in achieving this vision.  

Tourism dept, TIA embark on implementation of incubation programme

14th December 2020 The Department of Tourism and the Technology Innovation Agency have embarked on the joint implementation of the Tourism Technology Grassroots Innovation Incubation Programme (TTGIIP). The department has extended an invitation for South Africans aged 18 to 35 to apply for the course before January 8. 

Transport dept partners with Distell on road safety campaign

14th December 2020 The Department of Transport has partnered with South African alcoholic beverages manufacturer Distell on a 365 days Arrive Alive road safety campaign. Distell has also committed to supporting the road safety interventions of the department through heightening public awareness and intensify the... 

Western Cape welcomes agriculture interns

11th December 2020 About 120 agricultural graduate interns took up their two-year internship within the Western Cape agriculture sector on December 9. Western Cape Agriculture Minister Ivan Meyer welcomed the placement of the interns, saying that the provincial department had prioritised the structuring of... 

Western Cape Cabinet approves Atlantis SEZ land transaction

9th December 2020 The Western Cape Cabinet has approved key amendments to the founding documents of the Atlantis Special Economic Zone Company (ASEZ Co), which enabled the purchase of land on which the ASEZ Co is located from the City of Cape Town in exchange for minority shareholding in the ASEZ Co. This is... 

Sacpo, Huawei to roll out ICT academies across South African TVET colleges by 2021

9th December 2020 The South African College Principals Organisation and Huawei have signed a memorandum of understanding to roll out information and communication technology academies in all of South Africa’s 50 technical and vocational education and training colleges, by 2021, Higher Education, Science and... 

E Cape govt launches summer tourism campaign amid escalating Covid-19 infections

4th December 2020 Despite spiking Covid-19 infections in the Eastern Cape, the province’s tourism department is gearing up to welcome tourists this summer. Finance, Economic Affairs and Tourism MEC Mlungisi Mvoko launched a travel and tourism activation, in Coffee Bay, on Friday, under the theme ‘Experience Summer... 

First group of Western Cape agriculture drone pilots receive their wings

27th November 2020 The first group of Western Cape Department of Agriculture drone pilots received their wings this week. The department assisted the group to successfully sit for the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) examination to obtain their remote pilot licences. Training was provided by Drone-X,... 

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