Daily Archives: July 3, 2016

IJM Launches Petition Demanding Justice In Kenya Following Murder Of Kenyan Lawyer

A global petition launched today seeks to demand justice for the murders of Willie Kimani, Josephat Mwenda, and Joseph Muiruri; Solidarity march set for Monday, July 4 WASHINGTON and NAIROBI, Kenya, July 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — International Justice Mission (IJM) today announced the launch of a petition demanding justice in the murders of IJM staff member […]

Deputy Minister launches the Non-Motorised Transportation Project

The Deputy Minister of Environmental Affairs, Mrs Barbara Thomson will on the 05 July 2016 launch a non-motorised transportation project at the Thembisile Hani Local Municipality in Mpumalanga.

The Department, through its Environmental Protection and Infrastructure Programme, has funded four projects in Steve Tshwete Local Municipality. In implementing the projects, the programme uses labour intensive methods as per the requirements of Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP)

This project is also being used as the first pilot project for EPIP on Non-Motorised Transport (NMT).This pilot project is targeting People and Parks (P&P) and Wildlife Economy (WE), as these focus areas implement projects in conservation areas, which are located far away from communities where the participants are residing.

The Deputy Minister, will also hand over 24 bicycles to some of the participants who voluntarily agreed to ride to and from the project site.

Source: Department of Environmental Affairs

Appointment of PRASA Acting Group CEO welcomed

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters has welcomed the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) Board’s decision to appoint the new Acting Group Chief Executive Officer (GCEO) of PRASA with effect from 1 July 2016.Minister Peters noted that recently, PR…


Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba says people who are visiting or are in transit or living in a foreign country are entitled to protection and humane treatment by the host country.”By virtue of their presence in a territory, they may also make variou…