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Coronavirus - South Africa: Committee Chairperson says COVID-19 Vaccine arrival is Fruit of Good International Relations

Arrival of the first batch of Covid-19 vaccines from India signifies the success of South Africa’s approach to bilateral and multilateral relations

The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Tandi Mahambehlala, has said the arrival of the first batch of Covid-19 vaccines from India signifies the success of South Africa’s approach to bilateral and multilateral relations. Ms Mahambehlala said: “We congratulate the Department of International Relations and…

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Coronavirus – South Africa: Dr Dhlomo welcomes arrival of First Batch of COVID-19 Vaccine in SA

Welcomed the first shipment of one million doses of the Oxford University-AstraZeneca vaccine from the Serum Institute of India (SII)

The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Health, Dr Sibongiseno Dhlomo, has welcomed the first shipment of one million doses of the Oxford University-AstraZeneca vaccine from the Serum Institute of India (SII) that has arrived in the country today. Dr Dhlomo said the arrival of the first consignment of the…

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Gauteng is ready to begin 2021 Academic Year

The committee welcome the fact that the School Nutrition Programme continues to make an impact on the lives of vulnerable children

The Portfolio Committee on Basic Education is satisfied with the overall preparedness of the Gauteng Department of Education to begin the 2021 academic year. “The briefing we have received has assured us that schooling will commence in earnest come the 15th February. At the centre of commencement of the academic…

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Coronavirus – South Africa: Committee Chairperson wishes Health Minister a full and speedy recovery

Dr Dhlomo has called on all South Africans to support government’s call to fight the pandemic and adhere to the safety protocols

The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Health, Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo, wishes the Minister of Health, Dr Zweli Mkhize, and his wife, Dr May Mkhize, a speedy and a full recovery after they tested positive for Covid-19.   “The Minister has done so much in the fight against Covid-19. I…

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President Ramaphosa calls Joint Hybrid Sitting of Parliament to outline South Africa’s Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan

The planned appearance by the President before the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) for response to oral questions on the same date will be rescheduled

President Cyril Ramphosa has written to National Assembly Speaker Ms Thandi Modise and National Council of Provinces (NCOP) Chairperson Mr Amos Masondo about his intention to call a joint sitting of the two Houses of Parliament. The joint hybrid sitting, for 14.00 on Thursday 15 October, is to outline South…

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Committee on Tourism welcomes the Tourism Recovery Plan

The 2020/21 Quarter 1 report is made against the backdrop of the budget adjustments that were made due to the Covid-19 pandemic

The Portfolio Committee on Tourism, (National Assembly), today received a briefing from the Department of Tourism on its First Quarter Performance Report for the 2020/21 financial year.   The 2020/21 Quarter 1 report is made against the backdrop of the budget adjustments that were made due to the Covid-19 pandemic.…

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Basic Education Committee calls for Greater Collaboration in Education Sector

The health, economic and social impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic have amplified the disruptions leading to dropouts has brought the phenomenon into sharper focus

The Portfolio Committee on Basic Education today appealed for greater collaboration and communication between the Department of Basic Education (DBE) and non-profit organisations (NPOs) working in the sector.   Committee Chairperson Ms Bongiwe Mbinqo-Gigaba made the appeal after the NPO Zero Dropout Campaign made a presentation on its attaining a…

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Select Committee on Education expresses its Appreciation to Teachers

Mr Nchabeleng also pays tribute to the many teachers who have sadly passed away as a result of Covid-19 and other related illnesses

The Chairperson of the Select Committee on Education and Technology, Sports, Arts and Culture, Mr Elleck Nchabeleng, hereby expresses his immense appreciation to teachers and members of the education sector.   “As we celebrate World Teachers Day, we acknowledge and extend our immense appreciation to our educators who have, over…

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Coronavirus – South Africa: Chairperson of Home Affairs Committee exposed to COVID-19 and starts isolation procedures

Awaiting the finalisation of his test

The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs, Adv Bongani Bongo, has been informed of his possible exposure to a confirmed case of Covid-19. The Chairperson has thus begun a mandatory isolation period while awaiting the finalisation of his test.

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Committee on Tourism welcomes the Uplifting of Restrictions on International Travel

South Africa welcomed travellers from the United Arab Emirates, Ethiopia, Germany, Kenya, Zambia and Zimbabwe on the first day of its opening

The Portfolio Committee on Tourism welcomes the uplifting of travel restrictions imposed on international travel due to the global Covid-19 pandemic.   The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Tourism, Mr Supra Mahumapelo, said: “We are heartened that international flights have resumed after more than six months since lockdown restrictions…