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Government Communications encourages citizens to engage with budget speech

17 Feb 2017

Citizens encouraged to engage with budget speech

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan will present the 2017 Budget Speech to Parliament and South Africans on 22 February 2017, at 14h00.

The annual budget is an important economic instrument as it sets the tone for government delivery in line with commitments made by President Jacob Zuma in his State of the Nation Address. It also prioritises spending to enable government to achieve its goals.

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GCIS appoints panel to facilitate government advertising

10 Feb 2017

Government Communications (GCIS) is pleased to announce the appointment of a community print advertising panel which will play a fundamental role in ensuring that small independent publishers benefit from government advertising. The appointed media sales agencies are Community Newspaper Initiatives; Eastern Province Community Print Media; Milele Grassroots Media Pty Ltd; Mpumalanga Community Newspaper Co-operatives Limited; Capro Pty Ltd and Splendid Marketing and Communications.

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Government congratulates all learners on their first day of school

13 January 2017

Government congratulates all learners, especially Grade One’s, on their first day of school for the 2017 academic year. For Grade One learners the first schooling day signifies the next chapter in their lives and government encourages all learners to remain focused on their studies in order to have a better future.

Overall, the first day of the academic calendar went well with limited challenges across the country. Government leadership was present at several schools to offer support and guidance and to motivate the learners.

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Government saddened by death of children in KwaZulu-Natal

11 January 2017

Government is deeply saddened by reports of the death of four children after a bus and minibus taxi collided in Ntuzuma, KwaZulu-Natal this morning. According to media reports, 13 people were injured in the incident.

Acting GCIS Director-General, Donald Liphoko said; “Government conveys its deepest condolences to the bereaved families. We are saddened by the unfortunate loss of lives in this tragic incident. We wish all injured a speedy recovery.”

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Government congratulates the matric class of 2016

5 January 2017

Government congratulates all the Grade 12 learners who sat for the 2016 National Senior Certificate Examinations, or Matric examinations, across South Africa.

The results released by the Minister of Basic Education, Ms Angie Motshekga, are indeed encouraging and highlight the strides we have made in providing quality education to all South Africans.  

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Social Protection, Community and Human Development (SPCHD) Cluster briefing

 12 December 2016

Good morning ladies and gentlemen. Let me start by thanking you for attending this media briefing. This platform gives us, as the social protection, community and human development cluster, an opportunity to update the nation about the progress we have made towards improving the living conditions of South Africans.

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International Cooperation, Trade and Security Cluster briefing

13 December 2016

“Create a better South Africa; contribute to a better and safer Africa in a better world”

Deputy Ministers
Senior managers
Members of the media
Ladies and gentlemen.

Welcome to this briefing by the International Cooperation, Trade and Security (ICTS) Cluster.

Today we will be providing you with a quarterly progress report covering up to the end of September 2016, on the implementation of the Medium Term Strategic Framework (MTSF) 2014-2019.

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Government urges South Africans to support national teams

11 November 2016

South Africans to rally behind national teams ahead of super Saturday

South Africans can expect a bumper line-up of national sporting events tomorrow as the Springboks, Proteas and Bafana Bafana, tackle their opponents head on.

Tomorrow, the Springboks will play against England at Twickenham; Bafana Bafana will go head to head with Senegal in a World-Cup qualifier match in Polokwane; and the Proteas will take on Australia in the second Test in Hobart.

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Imbizo Focus Week upcoming events, 11 November 2016

10 November 2016

The Imbizo Focus Week which is currently underway is being held under the theme “Together we move South Africa forward: “Our future – make it work“. The National Development Plan (NDP) is a long term vision and plan, it serves as a blueprint for the work that needs to be done to achieve a prosperous society for our country.

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