Source: Republic of South Africa: The Presidency |

South Africa: President Zuma to Receive Letters of Credence from Heads of Mission-Designate

Venue: Sefako Makgatho Presidential Guesthouse, Pretoria

President Jacob Zuma will today, 17 January 2018, receive Letters of Credence and Letters of Recall from Ambassadors and High Commissioners-designate at a credentials ceremony that will take place at the Sefako Makgatho Presidential Guesthouse in Pretoria. The following Heads-designate from thirteen (13) countries will present their letters to the President:…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Parliament |

South Africa: Committee on Higher Education and Training Notes Efforts Institutions and Department are Making in the Registraton Process, Says Chair

Whilst taking issue with the short period within which they had to respond to the new policy, the institutions nevertheless welcomed the decision of free education for the poor

The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training, Ms. Connie September, has welcomed extra efforts the higher education and training institutions and the Department of Higher Education and Training were making in dealing with registration challenges. “Whilst taking issue with the short period within which they had…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of Government Communication and Information |

South Africa - Minister Radebe to Visit Portia Shabangu Secondary School as Part of Government Back to School Programme

The visit also seeks to send a clear message that South Africa is serious about education and that it is at the apex of government priorities

The Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation and Chairperson of the National Planning Commission (NPC) Jeff Radebe, MP, will visit Portia Shabangu Secondary School, in Mpumalanga as part of government back to school programme. The objective of the FSDM visit is to motivate and encourage learners in…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of Government Communication and Information |

South Africa: Statement by Deputy Minister of Higher Education, Mr. Buti Manamela Regarding Long Queues at Peter Mokaba Staduim

Statement by Deputy Minister of Higher Education, Mr. Buti Manamela Regarding Long Queues at Peter Mokaba Staduim: I am aware of the long queues at Peter Mokaba Stadium and have asked the Principal to go and speak to them and allay their fears. There is no need to be in…

Source: The Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa |

South Africa: Deputy Minister Magwanishe Visits EC Macadamia Farm Funded by the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) for R40 Million

Deputy Minister Magwanishe said the supported project is intended to create sustainable jobs, skills transfer, social upliftment and distribution of wealth to previously disadvantaged communities

The Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr. Bulelani Magwanishe visited the Amajingqi Macadamia Farming in Willowvale, Eastern Cape as part of taking the dti to the Factories campaign. The community farm, which is located in the Mbashe Local Municipality, was supported with a cash grant of R40 million under…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Parliament |

South Africa: Coming up in Parliament the First Quarter of 2018

The usual empowerment programme for members of the National Assembly is scheduled for the 23-26 January, while members of the National Council of Provinces will be trained on the 30-31 January 2018

The first quarter of the 2018 programme of Parliament is promising to be one of the busiest as the institution continues to deepen its constitutional function of legislating, overseeing executive action and facilitating public participation. Amongst the key parliamentary activities taking place during this quarter are the State of the Nation Address,…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Presidency |

South Africa: The Meeting of President Zuma and Deputy President Ramaphosa

President Zuma briefed Deputy President Ramaphosa on his plans to institute a commission of inquiry into state capture

The Presidency has noted several distortions in media reports in relation to the meeting held by President Jacob Zuma and  Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa on 7 January 2018 at Dr. John Langalibalele Dube residence in Durban. The Principals held their first formal meeting following the assumption of office by the…

Source: The Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa |

South Africa - The dti invites Black Industrialists to participate in trade mission to Mozambique

The programme is aimed at promoting industrialisation, sustainable economic growth and transformation through the financial and non-financial support of black-owned entities in the manufacturing sector

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) invites Black Industrialists to apply for participation in the Trade Mission to Mozambique that will take place from 5-9 March 2018. The mission to Mozambique is part of the implementation of the Black Industrialists Programme. The programme is aimed at promoting industrialisation,…

African Leadership
Source: African Leadership |

African Leadership Magazine Persons of the Year 2017 Winners

It was a record year for African Leadership Magazine Persons of the Year awards as total online votes cast by Africans from all around the world jumped to 288,958 from 85,000 the previous year

The African Leadership Magazine (http://AfricanLeadership.co.uk) Persons of the Year Awards committee has unveiled the winners for different categories in the just concluded polls for the African Leadership Magazine Persons of the Year Awards 2017.   The winners who shall be decorated on the 24th February 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa,…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of Government Communication and Information |

South Africa - Minister of Police, MP, Fikile Mbalula, Condemn Violent Acts that Took Place in Rusternburg, North West

Minister Fikile Mbalula has instructed Police to bring order in Rusternburg and work with the people to fight crime

The Minister of Police, Minister Fikile Mbalula condemns the people who decided to take the law into their own hands and the threat that they will continue. This follows public violence incidents that took place in the afternoon (January 11, 2018) in Rusternburg. “No matter how justified people might think…