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Lessons learned from tackling corruption

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says one of the lessons government has learned as it tackles corruption is that the management of State-owned enterprises (SOEs) should be the job of experienced professionals. The Deputy President was answering questions in the National Assembly on Thursday. African National Congress (ANC) Member of Parliament (MP) Daphne Rantho had asked what lessons government has drawn …

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President reshuffles National Executive

In a statement by the Presidency on Tuesday, President Zuma anounced that:President Jacob Zuma has announced changes to the National Executive. –       Hlengiwe Mkhize has been appointed as the Minister of Higher Education and Training –       Ayanda Dlodlo is the Minister of Home Affairs –       Mmamaloko Kubayi is the Minister of Communications –       David Mahlobo is the Minister of Energy …

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Government to honour OR Tambo with life-size statue

The statue will be unveiled at OR Tambo International Airport, which was renamed from Johannesburg International Airport on October 27,2006 on what would have been the stalwart’s 89th birthday.President Jacob Zuma will on Thursday unveil a life-size statue of struggle stalwart Oliver Reginald Tambo as part of his centenary celebrations. “The ceremony will honour and celebrate Mr Tambo’s great life …

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Apply early for financial aid

Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande has encouraged learners and students needing financial aid to submit their applications early. “It is very important for students, parents and guardians to know that the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) will not open another window for new applications after this November 30 cut-off date – as doing so will delay the …

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SABC Board members appointed

President Jacob Zuma has announced the new Board members of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC). The President said in a statement on Tuesday he appointed the new Board members in terms of the South African Broadcasting Act (Act no. 4 of 1999), on the recommendation of the National Assembly. Zuma said board members were appointed with immediate effect to …

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Senior DPSA officials placed on precautionary suspension

Public Service and Administration Minister Faith Muthambi in a statement on Sunday announced that the department’s Chief Financial Officer, Masilo Makhura, and Deputy Director General: Administration, Linda Shange, have been placed on precautionary suspension. The two have been placed on suspension, effective from 13 October 2017, pending the finalisation of a formal investigation process. “The suspensions are precautionary measures taken …

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DA  to report Minister Brown to the Public Protector and the Ethics Committee 

Democratic Alliance (DA) says it will write to the Public Protector, Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane to investigate Public Enterprises Minister, Lynne Brown’s role following R1, 2 million lucrative Eskom oil contract allegedly awarded to her lover and business associates. DA Shadow Minister of Public Enterprises Natasha Mazzone said in a statement on Sunday her party will also refer the matter to …

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Cocaine worth R9M seized at OR Tambo

South African Revenue Service (SARS) Customs officials seized 30kg of cocaine estimated at close to R9-million in two separate incidents at OR Tambo International Airport on Friday. Sars said in a statement, In the first incident, collaboration between SARS Customs and the South African Police Service, led to the arrest of a passenger disembarking from a Sao Paulo flight via …

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