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Transport Committee disappointed with the Rise in Road Fatalities and calls for New Programmes

The Chairperson of the committee Ms Dikeledi Magadzi said the 1612 deaths is too high and called for a zero tolerance approach with severe punishment for people who break traffic rules

The Portfolio Committee on Transport has voiced disappointment in the high number of fatalities recorded on South African roads during the 2018 festive season. The Chairperson of the committee Ms Dikeledi Magadzi said the 1612 deaths is too high and called for a zero tolerance approach with severe punishment for…

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Workers and Organised Labour urged to be vigilant about compliance with National Minimum Wage Act

The Act became operational from 1 January 2019, setting the hourly wage at R20 for those workers who are not covered by the country’s dual wage-setting system

The Portfolio Committee on Labour has encouraged all workers and organised labour to be vigilant in ensuring that employers comply with the National Minimum Wage Act, as promulgated in November 2018. The Act became operational from 1 January 2019, setting the hourly wage at R20 for those workers who are…

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Water and Sanitation must put measures to prevent further loss of life in Giyani

This follows the drowning of Nsuku Mhlongo of Homu Village in Giyani who drowned in a trench left open following the cessation of work at Giyani Bulk Water Project

The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Water and Sanitation, Mr Mlungisi Johnson, has called for urgent measures to prevent any further loss of life caused by open manholes and trenches in Giyani and other parts of SA. This follows the drowning of Nsuku Mhlongo of Homu Village in Giyani…

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Terrorist attacks in Kenya

Two terrorist attacks have been reported in Kenya in which a number of people died

The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on International Relations and Cooperation, Mr Siphosezwe Masango, has said that terrorist attacks such as those experienced in Kenya are deeply concerning and have no place in Africa. Mr Masango extended heartfelt condolences to the people of Kenya on behalf of the committee. Two…

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Police Chairperson urges Matriculants in the Western Cape to apply to serve in South African Police Service (SAPS)

Aspiring police members must have no links to criminality and fit the profile of a career law-enforcement officer

The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Police, Mr Francois Beukman, has urged matriculants in the Western Cape who are interested in a career in law enforcement to apply at their nearest police station, before the Friday, 18 January deadline this week. Matriculants who wants to make a contribution to…

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Masinga a component of Golden Generation of South Africa Footballers – Committee Chair

The Chairperson of the committee, Ms Beauty Dlulane, said the committee sends its condolences to the family, friends and the nation

The Portfolio Committee on Sport and Recreation has said it is saddened by the premature passing of South Africa’s soccer legend, Mr Phil Masinga, on the weekend. The Chairperson of the committee, Ms Beauty Dlulane, said the committee sends its condolences to the family, friends and the nation. “SA has…

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Police Chairperson condemns senseless killing of Police Officer

Mr Francois Beukman, has condemned in the strongest terms the killing of a South African Police Officer and the wounding of another one in Koffiefontein, in the Free State

The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Police, Mr Francois Beukman, has condemned in the strongest terms the killing of a South African Police Officer and the wounding of another one in Koffiefontein, in the Free State. It is unacceptable that officers of the law continue to be killed especially…

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National Council of Provinces (NCOP) adopts several bills during its Plenary Sitting today

Also passed by the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) today is the Electoral Laws Amendment Bill

The National Council of Provinces (NCOP) today at it special Plenary Sitting adopted three bills:  the Public Service Commission Amendment Bill, the Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Bill and the Electoral Laws Amendment Bill. The Public Service Commission Amendment Bill, which amends the Public Service Commission Act of 1997, seeks to…

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National Council of Provinces (NCOP) holds a Special Plenary Sitting

Among the items on the Order Paper for consideration by the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) Plenary tomorrow morning are two Motions from the Chief Whip of the Council

The National Council of Provinces (NCOP) will tomorrow hold a plenary House Sitting for consideration of Public Service Commission Amendment Bill, the Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Bill and the consideration of Electoral Laws Amendment Bill. The three Bills were passed by the National Assembly last year and were sent to…

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Kolisi’s comments on quotas unfortunate – Committee Chair

Ms Beauty Dlulane has said that quotas in South African sport are a necessary tool of transformation

The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Sport and Recreation, Ms Beauty Dlulane, has said that quotas in South African sport are a necessary tool of transformation. “Transformation in our country has to happen. Quotas in un-transforming sport codes, especially rugby at national level, are a way of enforcing it.…