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South Africa’s democracy advances from strength to strengh

8 August 2017

Government thanks all South Africans who expressed their views within the bounds of the law and peacefully exercised their right to protest. The active citizenry demonstrated by South Africans affirms our strong and maturing democracy.

Today’s developments in Parliament and in various cities countrywide prove that our democracy remains robust, strong and vibrant. This is in line with our multi-party system of governance and our founding values of transparency, accountability and openness.

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Government disappointed by disruptive incidences accompanying opposition marches

8 August 2017

Government is disappointed at reports of learners being taken out of schools, damage to public infrastructure, business properties and the disruption of public transport in and around the City of Tshwane. Such acts have no place in our constitutional democracy. These actions undermine the democratic rights of other South Africans.

The Constitution of our country says every person in South Africa has a right to protest, as long it is done in a peaceful manner. 

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Minister Ayanda Dlodlo leads Memorial Service in Honour of the late Ronnie Mamoepa

25 July 2017

Minister of Communications, Ms Ayanda Dlodlo will lead a memorial service of government communicators and members of the media on Wednesday, 26th July 2017 to celebrate the life of the late Mr Ronnie Mamoepa who died on Saturday, 22 July 2017.

To government communicators as well as members of the media, Mr Mamoepa was a colleague, a leader and a mentor whose life is worth celebrating.  

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Government saddened by death of Ronnie Mamoepa

The Minister of Communications, Ms Ayanda Dlodlo joins the nation in mourning the loss of Mr Ronnie Mamoepa, who died on the 22nd of July 2017.

“This is a tragic loss to government communications and to the nation as a whole.  We have been robbed of a dedicated civil servant who selflessly served this government with distinction and loyalty”, said Minister Dlodlo.

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Deputy Minister Tandi Mahambehlala congratulates newly elected Community Radio Forum

30 May 2017

Deputy Minister of Communications, Ms Tandi Mahambehlala, has congratulated the newly elected leadership of South Africa’s community radio sector which was voted into office at a national conference of the National Radio Community Forum held on the 27th and 28th of May 2017 at the Mmabatho Convention Centre.

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Ministers urge young people to be agents of positive social and economic transformation in Africa

25 May 2017

Africa is blessed with a young population that has the potential to be a catalyst for positive change as well as social and economic transformation on the continent, said Communications Minister, Ayanda Dlodlo during an address to students at the False Bay TVET College in Khayelitsha, Cape Town earlier today.

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