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Basa expresses confidence in newly appointed MD amid pandemic

1st April 2020 The Banking Association South Africa (Basa) has announced the appointment of Bongiwe Kunene as its new MD, saying her skills and experience will serve the association well, while building on the strengths of the financial services sector amid the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. Kunene replaces... 

Journalism an important national asset, necessity during pandemic – Mthembu

26th March 2020 Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu on Thursday said government appreciated the role of the media during the coronavirus pandemic following government’s classification of the media as an essential service during the Covid-19 lockdown. The country will go into a national lockdown on... 

We are fighting to protect people, fortify economies during Covid-19 – Ramaphosa

23rd March 2020 As the nation waits for President Cyril Ramaphosa to address the country this evening, amid the coronavirus pandemic, the President released his weekly column, highlighting the task governments across the globe had to contain the virus and to protect people and economies. The number of confirmed... 

Social partners must help implement measures to mitigate economic effects of Covid-19 – govt

18th March 2020 Government has called on business and labour to work with it to conceptualise measures to alleviate the effects of the coronavirus on the economy, with a particular focus on preserving jobs. President Cyril Ramaphosa and Deputy President David Mabuza met with the leaders of 14 political parties,... 

Ramaphosa emphasises youth employment in weekly column

17th February 2020 President Cyril Ramaphosa reiterated the launch of the Presidential Youth Employment Intervention Programme in his weekly column to the nation on Monday, emphasising the need for government to ensure that South Africa’s youth participates in the country’s economy meaningfully, either formally or... 

Empowering women is not a favour – Ramaphosa

3rd February 2020 President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday vowed that South Africa, in its capacity as the African Union chair, plans to improve women’s representation in economic and political decision-making processes in Africa. He said empowering women was not a favour or a voluntarily adopted option but stated that... 

Have your say on the Military Discipline Bill

21st January 2020 Public comments on the Military Discipline Bill must be  submitted by February 7 and submissions can be written or made verbally. The Bill will be used to establish and regulate military courts and can also be used to appoint judicial officers and court officials. The Judge Advocate General and... 

South Africa does not have a dysfunctional State – Ramaphosa

20th January 2020 President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday assured South Africans of the improvements government is making to better the lives of citizens, saying while the country might face great challenges, it does not have a dysfunctional State. Ramaphosa wrote in his weekly newsletter to the country that... 

Water availability in consumers’ hands – Sisulu

7th November 2019 Despite fears that South Africa is heading towards a major water shortage, Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Lindiwe Sisulu said there was no need for panic if South Africans used water sparingly ahead of the normal summer rainfall. Sisulu said the availability of water was in... 

Vetting of State officials will help fight corruption – Scopa

15th October 2019 The Standing Committee on Public Accounts on Tuesday declared that in fighting corruption and instituting consequence management systems, it was imperative that the vetting of State officials be prioritised. Scopa chairperson Mkhuleko Hlengwa explained that the lack of enforcement of vetting... 

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