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South Africa: Deputy Minister Zizi Kodwa and Premier David Makhura Pledge to Strengthen Relations Between State Security Agency and Gauteng Province

The meeting was convened as part of an effort to strengthen security in the province and respond proactively

The Deputy Minister in the Presidency Responsible for State Security, Mr. Zizi Kodwa and the Premier of Gauteng, Mr. David Makhura, have today, Friday, 23 September 2022 made a pledge to strengthen ties and working relations between their two entities in tackling threats and risks that threaten the stability of…

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South Africa: Forestry, Fisheries and Environment Celebrates World Rhino Day

Partnerships key to protecting South Africa’s rhino population, says Forestry, Fisheries and Environment Minister, Ms Barbara Creecy

South Africa’s commitment to ensure the protection of its black and white rhino populations is clear from the partnerships that have been created over the years, and the resulting collaboration, to conserve the species, says the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, Ms Barbara Creecy. As the world joins…

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Electoral Commission Reveals Trends on South African Electoral Democracy

Research by Electoral Commission reveals trends on South African electoral democracy

Research conducted by the Electoral Commission of South Africa has revealed important trends on the status of the country’s electoral democracy. Trends based on 10 to 15 years of research – presented at a Research Seminar hosted by the Commission in Johannesburg on 21 September 2022 – revealed, among others,…

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South Africa: Premier Alan Winde on Crime Fighting Partnership with Swartland Municipality

Premier urges close crime-fighting partnership with Swartland Municipality

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde and Police Oversight and Community Safety Minister Reagen Allen met with senior officials from Swartland Traffic and Law Enforcement yesterday on the successes of their K9 unit. It was part of the Premier’s “Listening Tour” outreach. To date the unit – launched in October 2020…

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South Africa: Special Investigating Unit Granted Order to Freeze Pension Benefits of Former National Lotteries Commission’s Executive

The SIU approached the Special Tribunal on an urgent basis to freeze the pension benefits of Mr. Letwaba after he resigned from the NLC pending the institution of a disciplinary hearing

The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) has obtained a preservation order from the Special Tribunal to freeze pension benefits of Mr. Philemon Letwaba, the former Chief Operating Officer of the National Lotteries Commission (NLC). The Special Tribunal order, dated 16 September 2022, interdicts the Liberty Group — the pension administrator —…

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Home Affairs on Arrests of Syndicates Selling Identities of South Africans

Home Affairs unrelenting fight against syndicates selling identities of South Africans pays off with yet more arrests

The Department of Home Affairs is intensifying its fight against syndicates involved in selling identities of South Africans to foreign nationals who do not deserve such identities. The unrelenting pushback against these schemes continues to yield positive results, following the arrest on Friday, 16 September of yet another South African…

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South Africa: Eskom Launches Three Programmes to Procure Power for National Grid

Eskom launches power purchase programme to secure 1 000MW to bolster constrained generation capacity

As part of the broad measures to address the loadshedding crisis, Eskom has today launched three programmes to procure much needed power for the national grid. Initially the programmes will focus on generators capable of supplying more than one Megawatt to the grid. Over time the threshold will be lowered…

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South Africa: Western Cape Human Settlements Warns Residents of Online Housing Scams

Fraudulent scams have increasingly been reported and appear on different platforms, particularly on social media

The Western Cape Department of Human Settlements strongly urges residents to be aware of online housing scams that request you to pay for government housing assistance. The Department recently learnt of a Facebook account, “RDP House Application 2022/2023”, where fraudsters pose as officials facilitating approvals for houses, keys and title…

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South Africa: Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities Mireille Wenger Tours Old Harbour Museum

Tourism Tour: A whale of a time in Hermanus

Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities, Mireille Wenger, had the pleasure of being joined by the Executive Deputy Mayor for Overstrand Municipality, Lindile Ntsabo, for a tour of the Old Harbour Museum, some whale spotting with the world-famous Whale Crier and a walk along the cliff path to look at…

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South Africa: Western Cape Human Settlements Releases Sandkraal Farm to a Communal Property Association

Western Cape Government remains committed to small-scale farmers with the release of farm 197 property

In September 2021, the Western Cape Department of Human Settlements (WCDoHS) took an in-principle decision to release the Sandkraal Farm in George, to a Communal Property Association (CPA). This further reaffirms our stance and commitment to the land release programme.  The decision to release the farm is a culmination of…