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Home Affairs Minister Dr Siyabonga Cwele and Lesotho Home Affairs Minister Mr Tsukutlane Au conclude a successful bilateral meeting on areas of mutual interest

The meeting considered the progress made in the implementation of the regular and safe movement of people of the two countries

Home Affairs Minister Dr Siyabonga Cwele and Lesotho Home Affairs Minister Mr Tsukutlane Au today held a successful bilateral meeting on areas of mutual interest, for the benefit of the people of both countries. The meeting took place at the Maseru Bridge Port of Entry. The Ministers also conducted a…

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Government to host Official Memorial Service for former Ambassador Dumisani Kumalo

The official funeral service will take place on Saturday, 26 January 2019 from 08h30 at Calvary Methodist Church, Harry Galaun Dr & Halfway Gardens, Midrand in Johannesburg

Government will hold a memorial service in honour of former Ambassador Dumisani Kumalo, who served as Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations in New York from 1999 to 2009. The official funeral service will take place on Saturday, 26 January 2019 from 08h30 at Calvary Methodist Church, Harry…

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Deputy Minister Manamela to monitor registration at the Northern Cape Institution

The Deputy Minister will also use the opportunity to interact with Student Representatives Councils (SRCs), union members and management of the institutions

The Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training Mr Buti Manamela will visit the Sol Plaatjie University and the Northern Cape Urban TVET College as part of the ongoing assessment of admissions and registrations at institutions of higher learning. The Deputy Minister will also use the opportunity to interact with…

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Department of Communications bridges Digital Divide and promotes Cyber-Security Awareness in Limpopo

This initiative forms part of the Ministry’s vision to build a capable skills set for the impending fourth industrial revolution

Ensuring that the digital divide is bridged and that broadband networks and services attain the highest level national coverage and use is a priority for the government. It is also worth noting that the growing reliance on digital technologies while creating significant opportunities for innovation, convenience and efficiency comes with…

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Minister Cwele to brief Media on Traveller Statistics, Extended Hours at Front Offices and White Paper on Home Affairs Repositioning

The Department had announced measures to ensure smooth facilitation of movement for travellers

The Minister of Home Affairs, Dr Siyabonga Cwele, will brief members of the media on the traveller statistics for the 2018/19 festive season. The Department had announced measures to ensure smooth facilitation of movement for travellers including deploying additional personnel and extending operational hours at ports of entry. Minister Cwele…

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South Africa hosts First Lead Author Meeting of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assessments provide a scientific basis for governments at all levels to develop climate related policies

South Africa, through the Department of Environmental Affairs, will host the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group II First Lead Author Meeting of the Sixth Assessment Report from 21 to 25 January 2019 in Durban. IPCC is an international body for assessing the science related to climate change.…

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Minister of Transport statement following the blockage of the N3 Van Reenen and Tugela Plaza by truck drivers

Minister Nzimande calls upon truck drivers associations and truck owners to observe the rule of the law in pursuit of their trucking engagements and business

The Minister of Transport, Dr Blade Nzimande, strongly condemns the blockage of the N3 Van Reenen and Tugela Plaza by truck drivers. Yesterday evening, the 13th of January 2019, truck drivers used their trucks to block the North and South bound of the N3 from 20h00. Law enforcement agencies responded…

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President Ramaphosa to address the Pre-World Economic Forum Breakfast

Government will be represented by the Ministers of International Relations and Cooperation; Economic Development; Trade & Industry; Public Enterprises; Health; Energy, and Communications

President Cyril Ramaphosa will address a Team South Africa pre-World Economic Forum (WEF) breakfast meeting in Johannesburg on Wednesday, 16 January 2019. Team South Africa comprises a diversity of stakeholders in the South African society and economy and will participate in the WEF Davos Annual Meetings in Switzerland from 22…

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Transport Minister Dr Blade Nzimande to release Festive Season Road Safety Report

The preliminary Festive Season Road Safety report will cover the period from the 1st December 2018 to the 8th January 2019

The Minister of Transport, Dr. Blade Nzimande, will officially release the preliminary Festive Season Road Safety Report on Wednesday, 16 January 2019 at the GCIS Tshedimosetso House in Hatfield, Pretoria. The preliminary Festive Season Road Safety report will cover the period from the 1st December 2018 to the 8th January…

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Home Affairs to investigate Tongaat Cellphone Incident involving Officials

The Department of Home Affairs has noted social media posts showing officials seemingly on cellphones while on duty, at the Tongaat office in KwaZulu-Natal

The Department’s policy is quite clear on this matter. The use of cellular phones by front office officials while performing their duties is prohibited. Officials at front offices are trained to refrain from using such gadgets when they are supposed to be serving citizens and other clients. Accordingly, the Department…