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Andile Nongogo appointed NSFAS CEO

Higher Education, Science and Innovation Minister, Dr Blade Nzimande, has appointed a new National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) Chief Executive Officer. After an extensive search, the Minister concurred with NSFASs decision to appoint Andile Nongogo as the CEO for a period of five years. According to LinkedIn, Nongogo is a former Chief Financial Officer of the Services Sector Education and Training Authority (Services SETA). Nzimande has also appointed a 13-member

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DWS concludes 42 investigations into financial irregularities

The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) and the Department of Water and Sanitations Forensic Audit Unit have concluded 42 investigations into the departments financial irregularities amounting to R3 billion during the 2019/2020 financial year. The SIU and Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) investigated an amount of R3 119 914964. 85 during the 2019/20 financial year, which included pro-active work performed by the Internal Audit Unit to prevent irregular expenditure to the amount of

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SA records 3 069 new COVID-19 cases, 88 deaths

There are 3 069 more people who contracted Coronavirus in South Africa, which pushes the cumulative total of COVID-19 cases to 778571. Meanwhile, 88 more people succumbed to the respiratory disease, which brings the deaths to 21 289. Of the latest fatalities, 33 were recorded in the Eastern Cape, 25 in Free State, 18 in the Western Cape, five in Gauteng and Limpopo, and two in KwaZulu-Natal. We extend our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthc

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Mabuza calls for patience in land reform process

Deputy President David Mabuza has called on rural communities and emerging farmers to exercise restraint and not occupy land that has been advertised for land reform purposes. The Deputy President said this when he responded to oral questions in the National Assembly on Thursday. As government, we reiterate our call to the citizens of our country to exercise restraint, and to allow government to implement the necessary policies and constitutional reforms aimed at redressing the

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Cederburg municipal manager nabbed for alleged PPE corruption

Cederburg Municipality manager, Henry George Slimmered, was on Thursday released on R20 000 bail by a Western Cape magistrate following his arrest for alleged corruption related to the procurement of COVID-19 personal protective equipment (PPE). Slimmered was on Wednesday arrested by the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) following investigations by the Special Investigating Unit (SIU). In a statement, the SIU sai

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Eskom targets R55.6bn saving

Deputy President David Mabuza says cost saving is key to Eskoms turnaround strategy and the power utility aims to save R55.6 billion over the next three years. He said this when he fielded oral questions in the National Assembly on Thursday. Cost savings remain a key aspect of the financial turnaround plan. The 2020/21 corporate plan outlines a cost savings target of R55.6 billion over a three-year period, from financial year 2021 to financial year 2023. The cost s

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Government to monitor SAA business rescue funds closely

Deputy President David Mabuza says government will closely monitor the R10.5 billion allocated to the South African Airways (SAA) business rescue practitioners to ensure that it is being put to good use.

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SA revisits disaster management strategies amid COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need to strengthen governments risk reduction strategies and disaster management frameworks, systems and personnel, says Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. The Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) Minister made the remarks on Thursday during this years virtual International Day for Disaster Reductionon Thursday. More has to be done to ensure that our overall risk reduction and disaster management strategies are multi-sect

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Thandile Sunduza trailblazing in LA

The Portfolio Committee on International Relations and Cooperation has congratulated South Africas Consul General to Los Angeles (L.A.), Thandile Sunduza, for being unanimously nominated by the L.A. Area Chamber of Commerce for the position of 2021 Vice Chair and 2022 Chair of the Diplomatic and Commercial Officers Group. Chairperson of the committee, Tandi Mahambehlala, said Sunduza has already made an impact in the South African office in Los Angeles. She brings with her youth

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Task team to resolve Maluti-a-Phofung and Eskom woes

A technical task team comprising of national government departments and the Free State Office of the Premier has been set up to resolve the impasse between the Maluti-a-Phofung local municipality and Eskom. The task team was set up on Friday following a meeting convened by Deputy President David Mabuza to tackle service delivery issues at the municipality with a particular focus on its debt to power utility, Eskom. This rising debt, has led to disruption of electricity supply an

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GBV Command Centre shines light in the dark for victims

Social Development Minister, Lindiwe Zulu, has relaunched the Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Command Centre, a 24-hour facility in Salvokop, Pretoria, which addresses a variety of emergencies such as indecent assault, physical violence, rape, abandonment of children and various other forms of abuse. The relaunch of the GBVF Command Centre aims to assist the most vulnerable in South African, who live each day with the risk of abuse and violence. It comes as the country marks the 16

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EC municipal official arrested for R4.8m COVID-19 irregularities

The Hawks have pounced on an OR Tambo Municipality official in connection with the COVID-19 Relief Fund tender fraud worth over R4.8 million. Whippery Services Manager, Phumzile Johnson Gwadiso, 48, was on Friday morning arrested by the Hawks Serious Corruption Crime Investigation team for her role in the alleged crime. She later appeared before the Umtata Magistrates Court, where she was released on R50000 bail. In a statement, the Hawks said Gwadisos arrest was preceded by tha

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