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South Africa: Government notes a misleading article published in The Star newspaper

Working together to make SA better

Government has noted a misleading article published in The Star newspaper, which seeks to create a narrative that President Ramaphosa is silent on pertinent issues. This article is not only misleading, but seeks to sow divisions, create unnecessary tensions and blankly ignores the communication that has occurred from the Presidency…

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Government on efforts made by the South African Police Service in addressing the issue of crime in the country

Government welcomes swift arrests

Government acknowledges and appreciates the tireless efforts made by the South African Police Service in addressing the issue of crime in the country. Fighting crime in the country is one of the apex priorities of this administration.  The mass arrest of over 80 illegal miners in connection with the rape…

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Government joins the world in celebrating International Nelson Mandela Day 2022

2022 marks the 13th year since the United Nations General Assembly declared Nelson Mandela's 18 July birthday, International Nelson Mandela Day

Today, the South African government joins the world in celebrating International Nelson Mandela Day, under the theme "Do what you can, with what you have, where you are". 2022 marks the 13th year since the United Nations General Assembly declared Nelson Mandela's 18 July birthday, International Nelson Mandela Day.  Following…

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Government Communication on state of readiness for the funeral of King Zanozuko Tyelovuyo Sigca

President Ramaphosa has instructed that the National Flag fly at half-mast at every flag station in the country from the morning of Wednesday, 15 June 2022, to the evening of the burial

Government advises the nation on the arrangements of the late King of amaMpondo, Zanozuko Tyelovuyo Sigcau who has been accorded a special official funeral Category 1 by President, Cyril Ramaphosa. King Zanozuko Tyelovuyo Sigcau was inaugurated as a King of the amaMponda Nation in 2018. During his tenure, he actively…

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South African Reserve Bank imposes administrative sanctions on Authorised Dealer in foreign exchange with limited authority

The administrative sanctions were imposed after the SARB conducted inspections at Master Currency (Pty) Limited, in terms of the FIC Act

The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) has imposed administrative sanctions on Master Currency (Pty) Limited, an Authorised Dealer in foreign exchange with limited authority (ADLA). Authorised Dealers in foreign exchange (commercial banks) and ADLAs are persons authorised by the SARB to deal in foreign exchange transactions and are regulated accordingly. ADLAs include bureaux de…

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Coronavirus – South Africa: Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), donates thousands of masks to underprivileged schools and old age homes

CSIR’s objective is to provide a safe learning environment for school children and also alleviate risk in living spaces where older citizens reside, in order to curb spread of COVID-19

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), an entity of the Department of Science and Innovation, donated over 3 000 masks to schools, orphanages and old age homes in Hammanskraal, north of Pretoria, on 21 and 22 July 2020. The donations form part of the annual Nelson Mandela International…

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Coronavirus – South Africa: Social Development and the Nelson Mandela Foundation partner to improve conditions of Unregistered Early Childhood Development Centres

Campaign in full swing under the theme “Let Us All Protect Children, During Covid-19 and Beyond”

With this year’s Child Protection Week campaign in full swing under the theme “Let Us All Protect Children, During Covid-19 and Beyond,” the Department of Social Development has partnered with the Nelson Mandela Foundation to improve the standard of Early Childhood Development (ECD) across the country. The partnership will culminate…

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Coronavirus - South Africa: Additional Services in Level 3 Lockdown

This is in addition to the services rendered in level 4

As the country enters alert Level 3 today, the Department of Home Affairs continues to balance the need to offer access to enabling documents while ensuring that our employees and people visiting our offices interact in a safe environment. During alert Level 3, the Department of Home Affairs will provide…

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Coronavirus - South Africa: Council of Education Ministers (CEM) considers progress on State of Readiness for the Reopening of Schools

Basic Education Minister, Mrs Angie Motshekga, said that this week would be dedicated to mopping up and finalizing all outstanding matters before learners return to school

The Council of Education Ministers met this morning to consider progress on the reopening of schools. CEM did receive a report on the progress made thus far. Last week CEM decided that SMT and teachers would return to school as from today (25 May) to finalise preparation ahead of the…

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Coronavirus – South Africa: Civic Services rendered at Front Offices during Level 4 of the National State of Disaster

Restrictions on services rendered are there to support the containment and management of the Corona Virus Disease of 2019 (COVID-19)

The Department of Home Affairs wishes to outline civic services that are rendered at front offices in alert level 4 of the national state of disaster which had commenced on 1 May 2020. The limited services were published in Government Notice No. R. 518 of 9 May 2020 together with…