"New research into the Fourth Industrial Revolution has revealed how the Western Cape's agricultural sector can harness water saving technology, drones, genetic development and robotics to develop the industry, contribute to food security and create new jobs in emerging fields. The report, Management Improvement Plan: the future of the Western Cape Agricultural sector in the context of the 4th Industrial Revolution, studied the potential impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution on farming in the Western Cape. This revolution refers to more than just the development and use of digital technologies, but how these interact across the digital and physical realms."
The Crime Statistics Series Volume V. Crime against Women in South Africa: an in-depth analysis of the Victims of Crime Survey data 2018 "report is based on the Victims of Crime Survey (VOCS) data and some administrative data, to a lesser extent, from the World Health Organisation (WHO). The purpose of the report is to highlight the gender impact of crime in South Africa, with particular emphasis on the impact of crime on women. This includes the impact of crime on households headed by women. Statistical evidence provided in this report may assist policy makers, law enforcement agencies and civil society to gauge progress and plan interventions for protecting women as a vulnerable group."
The Department of Mineral Resources has published the Draft broad-based socio-economic empowerment charter for the mining and mineral industry, 2018, for comment. This is a proposed revision of the 2002 Charter. "In reviewing the Mining Charter, it is recognised that competitiveness, growth and transformation are mutually re-enforcing. To this end, the reviewed Mining Charter introduces new definitions, terms and targets to harmonise with the BBBEE Act and the Dti Codes. The alignment of these policies is intended to ensure meaningful participation of Black Persons in accordance with the objects of the MPRDA and to provide for policy and regulatory certainty thereby facilitating transformation and growth of the mining industry."
"The World Day to Combat Desertification (WDCD) will be celebrated worldwide on 17 June with the focus on sustainable land management as a way to regenerate economies, create jobs and revitalize communities. Under the slogan “Land has true value – Invest in it,” WDCD2018 will call all involved – producers, consumers and policy makers – to make a difference by investing in the future of land."