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Friday, Aug 19

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North West mourns passing of five learners

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North West Education MEC, Mmaphefo Matsemela, has extended her heartfelt condolences to the families, friends, learners and teacher at the Vyfhoek Primary School in Potchefstroom following the tragic death of five school learners on…

Load shedding a possibility this weekend

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Eskom has warned that although load shedding has been suspended, the risk of its return remains high over the weekend.

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'Young talent must be nurtured' - Makhura

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Gauteng Premier David Makhura says putting proper infrastructure and resources into sports facilities in townships will have a positive effect on the lives of young people.

Liqour a major crime contributor, says Cele

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Liquor remains one of the biggest contributors of crime, says Police Minister Bheki Cele.

SA records a 11.5% increase in murder rate

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Police Minister Bheki Cele has expressed concern at the country’s alarmingly high murder rates.

SAPS records 6.7% decrease in sexual crimes

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Sexual offences crimes decreased by 6.7% between April and June, the latest crime statistics reveal.

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COVID-19 currently at a low level in SA: Minister Phaahla

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Health Minister, Dr Joe Phaahla, has confirmed that there has been no rise in COVID-19 cases, hospitalisation and deaths since all the restrictions were lifted in June.

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Stricter action needed against workplace harassment

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The Department of Employment and Labour has called on employers to take sterner action to stem the tide of harassment in the workplace.

Monkeypox outbreak cause of concern

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While monkeypox is considered “low risk” in South Africa, the Health Minister, Dr Joe Phaahla says the high number of confirmed positive cases is becoming a cause for concern.

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Strides made in attaining equality for women

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South Africa has made significant progress in attaining equality for women in social, economic and political spheres, says Public Service and Administration Deputy Minister, Dr Chana Pilane-Majake.

Marginalised groups in strategic sectors can boost the economy

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Expanding the participation of black people, women, and people with disability in the economic mainstream and in strategic economic sectors can work hand-in-hand with faster economic growth, says Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana.

Concern over decrease in public- private partnerships

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Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana has expressed great concern at the continued decrease of value of public- private partnerships (PPPs) over the past 10 years.

Thursday, Aug 18

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Government works to assist families affected by KZN floods

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Deputy President David Mabuza says government is determined to assist families who were severely affected by the deadly floods that swept KwaZulu-Natal.

Government works to ensure long term energy security

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Deputy President David Mabuza says government is taking every step to make sure that Eskom is supported in its bid to stabilise the national grid and ensure energy security.

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President Ramaphosa pleased with progress made by SADC

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President Cyril Ramaphosa is pleased with progress made by the Southern African Development Community (SADC) on a number of issues of regional importance.

Get smart with your money!

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National Treasury and the Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) have launched Money Smart Week South Africa 2022 (MSWSA 2022), which will take place from 29 August until 4 September 2022.

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Plans to build two new universities underway

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Plans are afoot to build two new universities, says Higher Education, Science and Innovation Minister, Dr Blade Nzimande.

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Kubayi engages with women in built environment

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As part of the Women’s Month celebrations, the Minister of Human Settlements, Mmamoloko Kubayi, will host an interactive engagement with women in the built environment at the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro in the Eastern Cape.

SADC elects new leadership at 42nd Ordinary Summit

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The 42nd Ordinary Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) has elected the President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Félix Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo, as chairperson of…

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Nominations for SAMRC Merit Awards now open

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The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) has called for nominations for the annual SAMRC Scientific Merit Awards.

Transnet goes to court over locomotive parts

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Transnet has launched an application in the High Court to compel locomotive company, China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC), to supply parts and components for trains it supplied to the State-owned rail and ports company some years…

SA records 253 new COVID-19 cases in the past seven days

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South Africa now has 4 008 697 COVID-19 cases after 253 new infections were logged in the past seven days, the Department of Health said on Wednesday.

Wednesday, Aug 17

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SA should implement FATF recommendations to avoid greylisting, says Kganyago

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South Africa can avoid the possible greylisting if it were to implement recommendations contained in the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) mutual evaluation report.

Stage 2 load shedding extended

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State power utility Eskom has confirmed that Stage 2 load shedding will be implemented from 4pm to midnight on Wednesday and Thursday.

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Public perception research sharpens COVID-19 government messaging

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The lifting in April this year of the National State of Disaster, which was declared in March 2020 in terms of the Disaster Management Act of 2002 to contain the spread of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), brought much-needed socio-economic…

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Minister Nzimande ends Coastal TVET College administration

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Education, Science and Innovation Minister, Dr Blade Nzimande, has reached a mutual agreement with the Coastal TVET College Administrator Ndoda Biyela to bring to a close the period of administration by the end of August 2022.

Africa must focus on building a safer Africa – Modise

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Defence and Military Veterans Minister, Thandi Modise, says Africa must never waver in its determination to build a safer Africa.

Trespass Act to be repealed and replaced

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Justice and Constitutional Development Minister, Ronald Lamola, says pre-democracy laws that were designed to foster apartheid and colonial policies, which still exist in South African law, must be repealed and replaced.

Wife handed 27-year prison sentence for murder

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A Limpopo woman has been handed a 27-year prison sentence for murdering her husband.

SA shares victim empowerment support lessons with South Sudan

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A delegation from the Republic of South Sudan is in South Africa on a victim empowerment support study tour.