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Police Minister releases crime statistics

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula has announced that a majority of the serious community related crimes – which are dependent on police detection – have recorded a decrease over the past decade. Releasing crime statistics for the financial year 2016/17 to the Portfolio Committee on Police on Tuesday, the Minister said, …

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We can’t throw billions at SAA while 4 children a day die of starvation in SA, says Maimane

Democratic Alliance (DA) Leader Mmusi Maimane says he is not holding his breath to see Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba tabling a Mini-Budget to serve the poor and marginalised South Africans. Maimane was speaking at the launch of a DA Billboard in Park station, Johannesburg on Monday. The billboard highlights the …

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Best of luck Matrics 2017

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has wished all matriculants all the best for their final exams, which get underway today. “I wish the best of luck to all the candidates sitting for the examinations this year. Keep your head down, study hard, stay focused and I am confident you will …

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More than 11 000 police officers have no gun licenses

Minister of Police Fikile Mbalula says 3 500 uncertified police officers continue to carry firearms, adding that about 11 000 officers do not have competency certificates. Police Minister told National Assembly in a written reply to Democratic Alliance (DA) question that South African Police Service (SAPS) does not issue firearms …

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Finance Minister to table his first mini-budget

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba will this week table his maiden Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) in Parliament. Appointed to head National Treasury following President Jacob Zuma’s Cabinet reshuffle in March, Minister Gigaba is set to deliver the MTBPS, also known as the mini-budget, in the National Assembly on Wednesday. …

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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 …

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DA, EFF welcomes the long overdue removal of Myeni

Democratic Alliance (DA) and Economic Freedom Fighters on Thursday welcomed the removal of Dudu Myeni as the chairperson of the South African Airways, both saying her axing was long overdue. While the EFF National Spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi said Myeni was for more than 8 years a menace to the airline, …

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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 …

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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. …

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