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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…

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Agriculture Committee welcomes the Release of Land for Agricultural Use

Around 700 000 hectares of state land will be released for agricultural production

The Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development welcomes the announcement today by the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Ms Thoko Didiza, on the release of state land for land reform purposes.   President Cyril Ramaphosa, in his State of the Nation Address this year,…

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Coronavirus – South Africa: Committee calls on South Africans to move into Alert Level One with Utmost Care

South Africans must always be mindful that the Covid-19 pandemic is still alive with us

The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Ms Faith Muthambi, has called on all South Africans to move into alert level one of the lockdown with high spirits of responsibility and utmost care.   She said: “The committee welcomed the move of the country to…

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Select Committee on Petitions and Executive Undertakings welcomes Report on Undertakings made by The Minister of Higher Education

Department has revised 38 subject curriculum in the end programmes and despite challenges posed by Covid-19 pandemic, 14 of these will be implemented in January 2021

The Select Committee on Petitions and Executive Undertakings received a briefing yesterday on progress made on the implementation of the undertakings that were made by the Minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr Blade Nzimande, during Question and Answer Session in the National Council of Provinces on 29, May 2018.…