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Nine more arrested in Kraaifontein double police murder

Police Minister Bheki Cele has expressed delight at yet another breakthrough in the murder of two Kraaifontein police officers, in the Western Cape, at the weekend. This comes after investigators in the case on Friday arrested nine suspects who they believe will bring them closer to solving the murders. In a statement issued on Friday, Minister Cele reiterated his call for harsher punishment for those who attack and kill police officers. Constable MninawaBreakfast (28) an

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Call to care for the environment

Deputy Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Makhotso Sotyu, has encouraged learners of Ikgomotseng community to be environmentally conscious and ensure their community is free of litter. The Deputy Minister was addressing learners at Kagisano Combined School on Friday, where she donated school uniforms, garden tools and planted indigenous trees, as part of governments Back to School Campaign. The campaign is aimed at encouraging and motivating learners, educators and

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Mpumalanga focuses on reviving economy

Mpumalanga Premier, Refilwe Mtshweni-Tsipane, has committed to prioritising economic transformation and mass job creation by aligning the provinces plans to the national Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan.

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Government launches Human Rights Month

Transforming the countrys heritage landscape is part of governments efforts to restore human rights, says Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture Minister, Nathi Mthethwa. The transformation of the heritage landscape is part of the process of restoring the human rights to our people. The renaming of the East London Airport to King Phalo Airport is part of those efforts, Mthethwa said on Friday. He was addressing the launch of Human Rights Month at the Moses Tswede Community hall in

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Mkhize reflects on one year of COVID-19

It has been a very rough journey, one might say and in that process, we learnt a lot and made many mistakes, but we also achieved a lot, says Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize. As South Africa marks a year since the first case of COVID-19 was reported on 5 March 2020, the Minister paid a visit to Greys Hospital in Pietermaritzburg, where the first patient who suffered from the virus was admitted. On this day one year ago, we received the shocking news and we look back at the

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Vaccination rollout programme to be sped up from now on: Mkhize

Government is hoping that the rate of inoculation will increase from April as more vaccination doses are expected to arrive in the country this month. Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, said South Africa is expecting an extra 500 000 Johnson & Johnson vaccines between now and the end of March. Also, about three million doses will arrive between April and June, while the remaining jabs will follow in the next two quarters of the year. According to the Minister, the country

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Gender equality remains critical towards achieving 2030 SDGs

Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities Maite Nkoana-Mashabane has urged the country not to allow COVID-19 to keep it from reaching the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on gender equality. Nkoana- Mashabane said COVID-19 has already impacted the lives of women and girls, and exposed the fault lines of inequalities and patriarchy that continue to persist. Gender equality remains critical towards achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development

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Gauteng adds more COVID-19 vaccination sites

The Gauteng province has activated four new COVID-19 vaccination sites as of Wednesday, says Health MEC, Dr Nomathemba Mokgethi. The four new sites are based at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital, Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital, Netcare Milpark Private Hospital and Lenmed Ahmed Kathrada Private Hospital, and are now operational. The more sites are added to the system, the more health workers will be reached. I am pleased to see that at all sites, there is a gro

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NPA dealing with Steinhoff matter without fear or favour

Justice Minister Ronald Lamola says the National Prosecuting Authority is prioritising the Steinhoff matter and that it is dealing with it without fear, prejudice or favour. The Minister said this when the Peace and Security Cluster replied to oral questions during a hybrid sitting of the National Assembly on Wednesday. The NPA is dealing with this matter without any fear, prejudice or any favour to anyone. It is also dealing with it without looking at the colour of the person w

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National Development Agency disputes comments on GBVF funding

The National Development Agency (NDA) has disputed comments that Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) who had applied for the Criminal Assets Recovery Account (CARA) funding for Gender-Based Violence and Femicide (GBVF) have not been paid. The NDA said remarks by Rise Up Against GBV Director Mandisa Khanyile during an interview with Newzroom Afrika, that CSOs who had applied for the CARA funding have not been paid, and that the NDAs report to the Social Development Portfolio Committee in

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COVID-19 crowned Newsmaker of 2020

The National Press Club (NPC) has named COVID-19 as the Newsmaker of the Year for 2020. This comes a year since the Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, confirmed the first case of Coronavirus in South Africa on 5 March 2020. The annual award, made possible by the NPC since 1980, honours a newsmaker in a calendar year based on the amount of media coverage received as well as the impact thereof. The NPC Chairperson, Val Boje, said no story dominated the news in the past 365 d

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UIF begins processing new COVID-19 TERS applications

Employment and Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi on Thursday gazetted an updated COVID-19 TERS Direction, paving the way for the Unemployment Insurance Fund to process claims after the relief schemes extension last month. In a statement, the UIF said the new direction is a sequel to the announcement of the extension pronounced by President Ramaphosa in his State of the Nation Address in February. The relief extends as further support to sectors that are unable to operate due to lockdown mea

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