The Department of Economic Opportunities, in the Western Cape, said poultry farms in that province have now been infection-free for a month.
The City of Cape Town has been warned that relying on ground water to supplement water supply hard hit by drought was not a viable long-term solution.
The United States has given the Western Cape government R10-million, which will contribute to the province’s efforts to produce cleaner energy.
The MEC for Economic Opportunities in the Western Cape, Alan Winde, said the promotion of the province’s Halal industry had become a key priority for his department.
Western Cape DA leader Bonginkosi Madikizela says that there is a severe personnel shortage to deal with the crime that has ravaged the province.
The Western Cape provincial government reports that there have been 56 confirmed cases of avian flu in that province during the current outbreak.
Western Cape Premier Helen Zille is set to table a motion requesting the deployment of the military to areas hit by gang violence.
The strike that turned violent in the Cape has now been called off after a meeting between representatives from the taxi industry and the provincial Transport Department.
Taxi associations in the Western Cape are preparing to embark on an indefinite strike from Monday, the province’s taxi association has said.
The Eastern Cape has become the latest province in SA to confirm the presence of avian flu, with several Uitenhage chicken farms reporting incidents.