Cabinet statements

Friday, December 9, 2016

Statement on the Cabinet meeting of Wednesday, 7 Dec 2016

7 Dec 2016

As the year closes, Cabinet joins South Africans in commemorating the third anniversary of Nelson Mandela's passing on 5 December...

Thursday, November 17, 2016

17 November 2016

Implementation of Government Programmes

1.1. The quarterly outcomes progress reports were presented to Cabinet for the period 1 July to 30 September 2016. These reports monitor the implementation of Government’s Programme of Action in...

Thursday, November 3, 2016

3 November 2016

1. Implementation of Key Government Programmes

1.1. Cabinet congratulates Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and the team at National Treasury for delivering a balanced and well thought-out budget. The Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (...

Thursday, October 20, 2016

20 October 2016

1. Implementation of Key Government Programmes

1.1. Cabinet wishes all students well as they embark on their final year examinations. The Class of 2016 are encouraged to stay focussed as they embark on 2016 National Senior Certificate...

Thursday, September 29, 2016

29 September 2016

1. Implementation of key government programmes

1.1. As government we are deeply committed to the upliftment of our people, hence education remains one of our apex priorities. We have demonstrated this through the allocation of...

Thursday, September 15, 2016

15 September 2016

1. Implementation of key government programmes
1.1. Cabinet is encouraged by the growth in the gross domestic product (GDP) of 3.3% in the second quarter of 2016; released by Statistics South Africa. The 8.1% increase in manufacturing and...

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

31 August 2016

Implementation of Key Government Programmes

1.1. President Jacob Zuma led a South African Government delegation to the 36th Ordinary Southern African Development Community (SADC) Summit of Heads of State which took place from 30...

Monday, August 22, 2016

22 August 2016

Cabinet held its Lekgotla from 16 to 19 August 2016 at Sefako Makgatho Presidential Guesthouse in Pretoria.

The August 2016 Cabinet Lekgotla marked the halfway point of the Fifth Administration’s term of office.

Cabinet Lekgotla...

Friday, July 8, 2016

8 July 2016

1. Implementation of Key Government Programmes
1.1. In improving the lives of our people, Cabinet welcomes the launch of the Ncora Bulk Water Treatment Works Project in the Eastern Cape by President Jacob Zuma. The R64 million water treatment...

Thursday, June 23, 2016

23 June 2016

1. Implementation of key government programmes

1.1. Cabinet deliberated on the fourth quarter progress reports of the implementation of the government Programme of Action (PoA) and the outcomes. Government is making progress by addressing...

Thursday, June 9, 2016

9 Jun 2016

1.1. We have noted the reviews by international rating agencies Fitch, Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s, which reaffirmed South Africa’s investment grade credit rating and maintained its stable outlook. The rating reviews affirm the continuing...

Thursday, May 26, 2016

26 May 2016

1. Implementation of Key Government Programmes
1.1. The Fort Hare centenary celebrations which were officiated by President Jacob Zuma were a success. Hundreds of guests, including Alumni and Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as well as...

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

 11 May 2016

1.     Implementation of Key Government Programmes

1.1. Cabinet took note of the report-back by the Minister of Finance to the President, on the progress of Government’s consultations with the private sector and labour on the economy. The...

Friday, April 29, 2016

29 April 2016

1. Implementation of Key Government Programmes
1.1. Cabinet welcomes President Jacob Zuma’s State Visit of to the Islamic Republic of Iran, which escalates economic and trade relations between both countries, through the signing of several...

Thursday, April 21, 2016

21 April 2016

1.  Implementation of key government programmes
1.1. Cabinet welcomes the achievements highlighted by President Jacob Zuma during his site visit to the Port of Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape, to assess progress made on the implementation...

Thursday, March 17, 2016

17 March 2016

1. Key Cabinet decisions

1.1. Cabinet assessed the Third Quarter Outcomes Progress Reports for the period October to December 2015. The reports show significant progress in the implementation of government programmes that have a direct...

Thursday, March 3, 2016

3 March 2016

1. Implementation of key government programmes

1.1.    Cabinet welcomed the 2016 Budget Speech delivered by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan on 24 February 2016. This budget demonstrates our resilience, commitment and resourcefulness as we navigate...

Thursday, February 18, 2016

18 February 2016

1. Implementation of key government programmes

1.1. Cabinet welcomed President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation Address delivered on Thursday, 11 February.  The speech set the strategic path for the implementation of government’s...

Thursday, January 14, 2016

14 January 2016

1. Economy

1.1. Cabinet met to deliberate on the state of the economy and budget related matters. Cabinet noted a number of factors impacting on the economy of the country.

The global outlook has deteriorated in recent months....

Friday, December 11, 2015

11 Dec 2015

1. Implementation of key government programmes
1.1. Cabinet welcomed the signing of 26 agreements to the value of R94 billion during the recent State Visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping. The signed agreements included R12 billion to build a...

Thursday, November 19, 2015

19 Nov 2015

1. Implementation of key government programmes

1.1. Cabinet commends the progress made by the Department of Human Settlements in the Savanna City Integrated Human Settlements project in the Sedibeng District Municipality.
Completion of...

Thursday, November 5, 2015

5 November 2015

1. Implementation of key government programmes

1.1. Cabinet welcomes the R20-million Enterprise Development pilot project. This two-year pilot programme aims to revitalise South Africa’s industrial parks, establish specialised...

Friday, October 23, 2015

23 Oct 2015

1. Implementation of Key Government Programmes

1.1. Cabinet supports the initiatives announced by Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene in the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement. These initiatives will guide the...

Saturday, September 26, 2015

 26 September 2015

1.    Implementation of key government programmes

1.1.        Cabinet welcomed the launch of the seventh edition of the Development Indicators (2014) on 20 September 2015, which presented an update on the state of South Africa’s...

Thursday, September 10, 2015

10 September 2015

Implementation of key government programmes

1.1. Cabinet reiterates President Jacob Zuma’s call for all sectors of society to work together to support the economy and save jobs in the current tough economic environment.

The...

Friday, August 28, 2015

28 August 2015

1. Current issues

1.1. Cabinet welcomed Unit 6 of Medupi Power Station in Lephalale, Limpopo coming into full commercial operation and contributing 800 megawatts (MW) power into the national grid. The Medupi Power Station Project is a greenfield...

Thursday, August 13, 2015

13 August 2015

1. Implementation of key government programmes

1.1. Cabinet welcomes the progress of Project Mikondzo, a service-delivery initiative aimed at expanding the reach of social services in the poorest communities of the country. This was...

Thursday, July 30, 2015

30 July 2015

1.  Key Cabinet decisions

1.1.  Cabinet approved the plans to set up the Operation Phakisa Mining Lab, which will identify a set of concrete problems that are limiting the growth and developmental impact of the sector. The Mining Lab will...

Thursday, June 25, 2015

25 June 2015

1. Implementation of Key Government Programmes

1.1. Cabinet welcomed the resolutions adopted at the 25th African Union (AU) Summit which places Africa on a new path of development and growth that will enable the...

Thursday, June 11, 2015

 11 June 2015

1.  Implementation of key government programmes

1.1.    Cabinet was appraised on the outcomes reports for the fourth quarter (January-March 2015).  It was satisfied on the progress that has been made in the implementation. Members of the...

Thursday, May 28, 2015

28 May 2015

1. Africa Day
1.1. Cabinet would like to thank all South Africans who participated in the Africa Day 2015 celebrations, which reflected our commitment to build a united, peaceful and prosperous Africa.

1.2. Cabinet reiterates the call by...

Thursday, May 14, 2015

14 May 2015

Translations

1.  Key issues in the environment

1.1.  President Jacob Zuma will lead the Africa Day celebrations under the theme: “We are Africa – Opening the doors of learning and...

Thursday, April 30, 2015

30 Apr 2015

1.    Recent attacks on foreign nationals

1.1. Cabinet welcomes the peace and calm that has begun to prevail in communities that were affected by the recent attacks on foreign nationals. Cabinet commended the departments that worked through...

Friday, April 17, 2015

17 April 2015

1. Recent spate of attack on Foreign nationals

1.1. Cabinet condemns in the strongest terms the recent acts of violence against foreign nationals. At this point, Cabinet would like to extend its heartfelt condolences to the families of...

Thursday, March 19, 2015

19 March 2015

1. The passing of Minister Ohm Collins Chabane

1.1. Cabinet is saddened by the untimely passing of Minister Chabane and his protectors, Sergeants Lesiba Samuel Sekele and Mareme Lawrence Lentsoane, who died in a tragic car crash on...

Thursday, March 5, 2015

5 March 2015

 

1. Implementation of key government programmes

1.1. Cabinet welcomed the 2015 National Budget that will drive the implementation of the nine-point plan presented by the President during his State of the Nation Address. This...

Thursday, February 19, 2015

19 February 2015

1.    Implementation of Key Government Programmes

1.1.    Cabinet welcomes President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation Address, which afforded South Africans an opportunity to hear government Programme of Action. Government calls on...

Thursday, December 11, 2014

11 December 2014

From the outset, Cabinet would like to clarify the misperception that President Jacob Zuma has refused to answer questions in Parliament. Cabinet also noted efforts by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to interact with...

Thursday, November 20, 2014

20 November 2014

1.    Implementation of Key Government Programmes

1.1. Cabinet welcomes the launch of Operation Phakisa 2: Scaling up Ideal Clinic Realisation and Maintenance Programme. This follows Operation Phakisa 1 which...

Thursday, November 6, 2014

6 November 2014

1. Key Cabinet decisions

1.1. Cabinet approved the 16 Days of Activism Campaign under the theme “Count Me In: Together Moving a Non-Violent South Africa forward”.

This year (2014) marks the 16th anniversary of this campaign which...

Thursday, October 23, 2014

23 October 2014

1.    Key Cabinet decisions

1.1.      Cabinet approved the publication of the draft National Learner Transport Policy for public comments in the Government Gazette for 21 days.

The policy improves access...

Thursday, September 18, 2014

18 September 2014

1. Cabinet’s position on current issues
1.1. Lesotho
Cabinet appreciated the initiative by President Zuma together with SADC to restore peace in Lesotho. Cabinet supports the recent Summit’s resolutions which mandated the Deputy...

Thursday, September 4, 2014

4 September 2014

1. Implementation of Key Government Programmes
1.1. Cabinet welcomes the official opening by President Zuma of the Dr Harry Surtie Hospital in Upington, Northern Cape, on 2 September 2014. This comes four days after another new hospital...

Thursday, August 21, 2014

21 August 2014

1.  Implementation of Key Government Programmes

Cabinet commends the launch of another Sexual Offences Court in Bethlehem, Free State by Minister Michael Masutha. This forms part of government’s intervention programme in the fight against sexual...

Thursday, August 7, 2014

7 August 2014

Medium-Term Strategic Framework 2014-2019
Media statement on the release of Medium-Term Strategic Framework 2014 - 2019

1. Women’s Month/ National Women’s Day celebrations
1.1....

Thursday, July 24, 2014

24 July 2014

1. Cabinet’s position on current issues

1.1 Cabinet welcomes the launch by President Jacob Zuma of Operation Phakisa, which fast-tracks delivery through detailed implementation plans, problem-solving and practical actions to drive growth. The Department of...

Thursday, July 10, 2014

10 July 2014

1.    Cabinet’s position on current issues
1.1. Cabinet reminds all South Africans to honour and remember our beloved former President Nelson Mandela during this Mandela Month by actively participating in the “Clean South Africa” Campaign....

Thursday, June 26, 2014

26 June 2014

1. Cabinet’s position on current issues

1.1 Cabinet appreciated the seventh State of the Nation Address (SoNA) which was delivered by President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday, June 17, 2014. The programmes which were...

Thursday, March 20, 2014

20 March 2014

1.    Cabinet’s decisions on current issues and upcoming events

1.1. Cabinet welcomed the release of the Twenty Year Review South Africa Report 1994–2014, by President Jacob Zuma, which is testimony to the progress government has...

Thursday, March 6, 2014

6 March 2014

1. Cabinet’s decisions on current issues and upcoming events

1.1 Cabinet reiterates President Jacob Zuma’s call on government, business and labour to work together to grow our economy at a rate that is able to create more jobs.

The...

Friday, February 21, 2014

21 February 2014

1.  Cabinet’s position on prominent issues in the current environment

1.1. The 24th State of the Nation Address (SoNA) since the ushering in of democracy provided a critical end-of-term assessment on the implementation of government...

Friday, December 6, 2013

5 December 2013

Translations

1.    Cabinet’s position on prominent issues in the current environment

1.1. Cabinet congratulated the Department of Basic Education, principals, teachers and learners on the successful conclusion of the 2013...

Thursday, November 21, 2013

21 November 2013

1. Cabinet’s position on prominent issues in the current environment

1.1  Cabinet welcomes the high number of eligible voters who heeded the call to register during the initial registration period of 9 and 10 November 2013....

Thursday, November 7, 2013

7 November 2013

Translations

1. Cabinet’s position on prominent issues in the current environment

1.1 Cabinet welcomed the Goldman Sachs report, Two Decades of Freedom, which is a detailed account of 10 areas in which South Africa has made...

Thursday, October 24, 2013

24 October 2013

Translations

1. Cabinet’s position on prominent issues in the current environment

1.1. Cabinet welcomed the progress we are seeing in the country’s public infrastructure roll-out campaign coordinated by...

Thursday, October 10, 2013

10 October 2013

Translations

1.    Cabinet’s position on prominent issues in the current environment

1.1.      Cabinet welcomes President Jacob Zuma’s signing into law the Transport Laws...

Monday, September 23, 2013

23 September 2013

Translations

1. Cabinet’s position on prominent issues in the current environment

1.1 Under President Jacob Zuma’s leadership, government is rolling out the country’s multitrillion-rand public...

Thursday, September 5, 2013

5 September 2013

Translations and additional information

1.1. Cabinet welcomes the launch of the Public Service Charter and commends public service unions and the State as the employer on the commitments made through this...

Thursday, August 22, 2013

22 August 2013

 

Translations

1. Cabinet’s position on prominent issues in the current environment

1.1 Cabinet welcomed the public launch of the sixth edition of the Development Indicators by the Minister in the...

Monday, August 12, 2013

12 August 2013

Cabinet statement translations

1. Cabinet’s position on prominent issues in the current environment

1.1. Cabinet congratulated the people of Zimbabwe and political parties on...

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

2 July 2013

Cabinet statement translations

1. Cabinet’s position on prominent issues in the current environment
 
1.1. Cabinet joins the nation and the international community in praying for the father of the nation, former President Nelson...

Thursday, June 13, 2013

13 June 2013

1. Cabinet’s position on prominent issues in the current environment
 
1.1. Cabinet wishes President Nelson Mandela a speedy recovery and reassures the nation that he is receiving the best medical care. Cabinet...

Thursday, May 30, 2013

30 May 2013

Cabinet statement in other official languages

1. Cabinet’s position on prominent issues in the current environment
1.1. Cabinet calls on communities to be vigilant against the...

Thursday, May 16, 2013

 

16 May 2013

1. Cabinet’s position on prominent issues in the current environment

1.1. Cabinet expressed concern at recent labour unrests at Lonmin’s Marikana Mine which has led to the downing of tools and a disruption of productivity. The...

Thursday, May 2, 2013

2 May 2013

Statement in all official languages

1. Cabinet’s position on prominent issues in the current environment

1.1. Cabinet reminds all South Africans that our constitution guarantees...

Friday, April 19, 2013

 19 April 2013

1. Cabinet’s position on prominent issues in the current environment

1.1. Following President Jacob Zuma’s launch of Freedom Month under the theme “Mobilising society towards consolidating our democracy...

Thursday, March 14, 2013

14 March 2013

Cabinet’s position on issues currently in the environment

1.1 Cabinet expressed its heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Mido Macia who recently died in police custody....

Thursday, February 28, 2013

28 February 2013

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Cape Town on 27 February 2013

1. Cabinet’s position on issues currently in the environment

1.1 Cabinet welcomed the collective commitment by all stakeholders to the implementation of the Framework for...

Wednesday, February 13, 2013


13 Feb 2013

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Cape Town on 13 February 2013.

Government condemns rape and child abuse

Cabinet has noted with concern the recent increase at the brutal manner of the crimes perpetrated against women and children. Cabinet...

Thursday, December 6, 2012
6 December 2012 1. Cabinet decisions

1.1 Employment Equity Targets for Disability, Gender and Race Representation in the Public Service
Cabinet noted the report by the Department of Public Service and Administration on trends, progress made and the challenge experienced in meeting equity...

Thursday, November 22, 2012

22 November 2012

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Cape Town on the 21st November 2012.

Cabinet approved the Electricity Distribution Asset Management Turnaround Programme and the commencement of the first phase of this programme. This includes development of a...

Thursday, November 8, 2012

8 November 2012

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Cape Town on 7 November 2012.

 

1. Current Affairs

1.1 Release of CENSUS 2011 Results
 
Cabinet welcomed the results of Census 2011 and commended Stats SA on the extraordinary achievement of...

Friday, October 26, 2012

26 October 2012

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Cape Town on 24 October 2012.  

1. Current affairs

1.1 Eighth Session of the Republic of South Africa - Democratic Republic of Congo Bi-National Commission (BNC), held in Pretoria
Cabinet noted that at the...

Thursday, October 11, 2012

11 October 2012

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Pretoria on 10 October 2012 (yesterday), and, in keeping with established practices, we hereby conduct this briefing to give an account on issues noted and decisions taken, as follows:

1.  Current affairs

...
Friday, September 21, 2012

21 September 2012

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Cape Town on 19 September 2012

1. Current affairs 1.1 National Days and Campaigns

The main Heritage Day celebrations will be held on Monday 24 September 2012 in Upington, Northern Cape Province, under the...

Friday, September 7, 2012

7 September 2012

Introduction

Cabinet held its Lekgotla three years and four months into the term of this administration.  The three-day, extended Cabinet meeting took place from 4 September to 6 September 2012 at the Makgatho Presidential Guesthouse in Pretoria...

Friday, September 7, 2012

7 September 2012

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Pretoria on 4 September 2012.

1. Decisions emanating from the work of clusters/line departments 1.1 Lifting of the moratorium on the acceptance and processing of applications to explore for shale gas 

Cabinet...

Friday, August 24, 2012

24 August 2012

Panel: Government Spokesperson Jimmy Manyi, Pieter Mulder, Deputy Minister for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Minister Lulu Xingwana, Minister for Women, Children and People with Disabilities, Mr Steven Groenewald, Agriculture Processing

Date...

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

22 August 2012

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Cape Town on 21 August 2012.

1. Current affairs 1. Lonmin - Marikana Labour dispute tragedy

President Jacob Zuma’s expression of sympathy, somberness and concern over the loss of lives in Marikana reflected the...

Friday, August 10, 2012

10 August 2012

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Cape Town on the 8th of August 2012.

1. Current affairs 1.1 Executive outreach

Cabinet noted that President Jacob Zuma will on 10 August visit Sweetwaters informal settlement as part of the Presidential...

Thursday, August 2, 2012

2 August 2012

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Pretoria on 31 July 2012.

1. Current affairs 1.1 International relations

1.1.1 President Jacob Zuma will undertake an official visit to Jamaica from  4-6 August 2012 to enhance bilateral relations. The visit,...

Thursday, July 19, 2012

19 July 2012

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Pretoria on Tuesday, 17 July 2012.

1. Current affairs 1.1 Celebration

Yesterday marked former President Nelson Mandela’s 94th birthday, which is also internationally recognised with the United Nations having...

Friday, June 15, 2012

15 June 2012

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Cape Town on 13 June 2012.

1. Current Affairs

1.1 Executive Public Participation Programme

Cabinet noted that President Jacob Zuma would be conducting a monitoring and evaluation visit to Gauteng, with a...

Friday, June 1, 2012

1 June 2012

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Cape Town on 30 May 2012.

1. Current Affairs

1.1 Executive Public Participation Programme

Cabinet noted that on Saturday, 2 June 2012, President Jacob Zuma will conduct an infrastructure service delivery...

Thursday, May 17, 2012

17 May 2012

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Cape Town on 16 May 2012.

1.1 Condolences

Cabinet expressed its condolences to the family of the late Minister of Public Service and Administration, Mr. Radhakrishana Lutchmana (Roy) Padayachee. It noted...

Friday, May 4, 2012

4 May 2012

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Pretoria on 3 May 2012.

1. Current affairs

1.1 State Visits

Cabinet noted and welcomed that President Jacob Zuma is hosting the President of India, Pratibha Patil who is on a State Visit in South African which...

Thursday, April 19, 2012

19 April 2012

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Pretoria on 18 April 2012.

1. Current affairs

1.1 Infrastructure Plan

Cabinet calls on all sectors of society to Play Your Part in making government’s plans on infrastructure development a reality. The...

Thursday, March 22, 2012

22 March 2012

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Pretoria on 20 March 2012.

1. Current affairs

1.1 Human Rights Day

Cabinet noted the Human Rights Day commemoration on 21 March under the theme “Working Together to Promote Unity in Diversity and Human...

Thursday, March 8, 2012

8 March 2012

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Cape Town on 7 March 2012.

1. Current affairs

1.1 Natural Disaster Management

Cabinet expresses its heartfelt sympathies to the families of KwaZulu- Natal victims of the recent devastation caused by...

Thursday, February 23, 2012

23 February 2012

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Cape Town on 22 February 2012.

Current affairs

1.1 Cabinet congratulated the Minister of Finance, Minister Pravin Gordhan, and his team for a progressive and carefully crafted Budget and noted some of the...

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

14 February 2012

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Cape Town on 8 February 2012.

Current affairs

1.1 Cabinet calls on all South Africans to be more responsible on the roads given the high road carnage over the festive period. An unacceptably high number people...

Friday, January 20, 2012

20 January 2012

Cabinet has concluded a successful four-day, extended Cabinet Lekgotla in which we conducted a mid-term review and charted the way forward in pursuit of the goal of building a more prosperous, united and equal South Africa.

The Lekgotla...

Monday, December 5, 2011

5 December 2011

Cabinet convened a special meeting today, 5 December 2011.

1. National Government intervenes in Free State, Gauteng and Limpopo provinces

Cabinet has been concerned about the state of financial management and governance in certain provinces...

Thursday, November 24, 2011

24 November 2011

Cabinet held its last meeting in Cape Town on 23 November 2011.

Current affairs 1.1 COP17

Cabinet commended labour, business, community and civic organisations for partnering with government in signing the Green Economy Accord through which the...

Thursday, November 10, 2011

10 November 2011

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Cape Town on 9 November 2011.

1. Current Affairs

1.1  International Agenda
Cabinet noted the President’s upcoming two-leg visit to the Arabian/Persian Gulf Region, including the United Arab Emirates...

Thursday, October 27, 2011

27 October 2011

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Cape Town on 26 October 2011.

1. Current affairs

1.1 Cabinet noted that Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe, will lead a delegation of Ministers and Deputy Ministers in a meeting between Cabinet and the...

Thursday, October 13, 2011

13 October 2011

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Pretoria on 12 October 2011.

1. Current affairs

1.1 Cabinet noted that President Jacob Zuma is scheduled to host the 5th IBSA Summit Head of State and Government Summit from 17 to 18 October 2011. The...

Thursday, September 22, 2011

22 September 2011

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Cape Town on 21 September 2011.

1. Current affairs

1.1 Cabinet noted that President Jacob Zuma is in New York attending the 66th United Nation General Assembly. The President will also participate in a...

Thursday, August 25, 2011

25 August 2011

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Cape Town on 24 August 2011.

1. CURRENT AFFAIRS

1.1 Labour Law amendments and various pronouncements

Cabinet wants to place on record that the Department of Labour is the lead...

Thursday, August 11, 2011

11 August 2011

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Pretoria on 10 August 2011.

1. Current affairs Cabinet noted the President’s key engagement with media owners on the theme of Working Together to Build a Strong and Reputable South Africa. In this meeting the Economic...
Friday, July 29, 2011

29 July 2011

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Pretoria on 26 July 2011.

1. Key strategic decisions

1.1 A roadmap for financial sector policy and regulatory reforms
Cabinet approved the principles and the Roadmap for Financial Sector Regulatory Reform...

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Cabinet held a special meeting today, 6 July, 2011.

Cabinet met to consider and subsequently approved the draft Judges’ Remuneration and Conditions of Employment Amendment Bill, 2011.

The Bill seeks to amend the Judges’ Remuneration and Conditions of Employment Act, 2001 (Act No....

Thursday, June 23, 2011

23 June 2011

1. Key strategic decisions included the following:

1.1 Reporting on outcomes
Cabinet noted progress on implementation of Delivery Agreements.   The relevant Ministers will provide more details through media briefings in...

Thursday, June 23, 2011

23 June 2011

Questions and answers

Journalist: Mr Manyi there was speculation and you also mentioned it at the last cabinet briefing that there might be changes to the CEO of Transnet. What transpired at the Transnet Annual General Meeting (AGM) and did the Minister...

Thursday, June 9, 2011

9 June 2011

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Cape Town on 8 June 2011.

1. Current Affairs

1.1 Cabinet joins the nation, family, comrades and friends as we mourn the passing away of the struggle icon, Mrs Albertina Sisulu. Cabinet calls upon all of...

Thursday, May 26, 2011

26 May 2011

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Cape Town on 25 May 2011.

Current affairs

1.1  Cabinet commends the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) for the overall management of the elections, the various government departments...

Thursday, April 21, 2011

21 April 2011

Note: Correction to Cabinet statement of meeting held on 20 April 2011

The Cabinet Spokesperson, Mr Jimmy Manyi sincerely apologises for the error in paragraph 1.2 of the Statement on the Cabinet meeting held on 20 April 2011 issued earlier....

Thursday, March 31, 2011

 

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Jimmy Manyi: I think let me pause there and see if there are any questions for any clarity? Starting in Cape Town?

Unidentified speaker: There are five questions in Cape Town for this round.

Reporter: Morning Mr Manyi. On the...

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Pretoria, on 30 March 2011.

1. Decisions

1.1 The South African government is deeply concerned about deteriorating political and humanitarian situation in Libya. According to United Nations High Commission on Refugees (UNHCR) about two thousands...

Thursday, March 17, 2011

17 March 2011

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Cape Town, on 16 March 2011.

1. Approvals

1.1 Cabinet considered, deliberated and approved the Policy Adjusted IRP2010 for promulgation by the Department of Energy and that as the basis for the South...

Thursday, March 3, 2011

3 March 2011

Cabinet noted progress to date on preparations for the 2011 Local Government Elections.  The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs will be gazetting  regulations on the participation of municipal staff members in the...

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

22 February 2011

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Cape Town on 16 February 2011.

As per earlier notification, we apologise for the delay in issuing the post Cabinet briefing which should have taken place last week Thursday. The intention was to allow for an...

Thursday, February 3, 2011

3 February 2011

Cabinet took the opportunity of the meeting, since the hospitalisation of the former State President Nelson Mandela to wish him well and a speedy recovery. Cabinet appeals to all South Africans to continue supporting him and thanked everyone who...

Thursday, December 9, 2010

9 December 2010

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Pretoria yesterday, 08 December 2010.

Cabinet commends all South Africans for participating and supporting the 16 Days Campaign Against the Abuse of Women and Children which comes to an end on Friday, 10...

Thursday, November 25, 2010

25 November 2010

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Pretoria on 24 November 2010.

Cabinet approved the tabling of the Report of the Interim National Defence Force Service Commission before the Joint Standing Committee on Defence in Parliament. This report...

Thursday, November 11, 2010

11 November 2010

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Cape Town on 10 November 2010.

Cabinet welcomed the settlement reached between the Competition Commission and Pioneer Foods that will see the company paying up to R1 billion in fines, penalties and...

Thursday, October 28, 2010

28 October 2010

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Cape Town on 27 October 2010.

Cabinet approved the National Policy for the Provision of Basic Refuse Removal Services for indigent households. This is in line with the adoption of the Free Basic Services Policy...

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

26 October 2010

President Jacob Zuma yesterday convened a special Cabinet meeting to discuss the key economic challenges facing South Africa and endorsed a proposed new growth path for the country that will place employment at the centre of government economic...

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

13 October 2010

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Cape Town today, 13 October 2010.

Cabinet welcomed South Africa’s election as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) in New York yesterday. This election indicates the UN’s...

Thursday, September 16, 2010

16 September 2010

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Cape Town on 15 September 2010.

With only 38 days to go to the start of the final exams, Cabinet calls on all South Africans to rally behind the Class of 2010, to build their confidence and hope and...

Thursday, September 2, 2010

2 September 2010

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Cape Town on 01 September 2010.

Cabinet expressed concern about the ongoing public sector strike and the negative effect it was having on public services. Cabinet urged the negotiators to find an...

Thursday, August 19, 2010

19 August 2010

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Cape Town yesterday on 18 August 2010.

Cabinet is disappointed with the public sector unions’ rejection of the state’s offer of a 7% annual increase and the R700.00 a month housing allowance for public...

Thursday, August 5, 2010

5 August 2010

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Pretoria on 4 August 2010.

Cabinet noted the progress the country was making in the fight against attacks on foreign nationals. The incidents of violence and looting of property reported thus far points...

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

27 July 2010

Cabinet adopts interim sanctions applicable to Members of Cabinet who are found guilty of violating the Executive Members’ Code of Ethics.

Cabinet met on the 21 July 2010 to consider the recommended sanctions that would be applicable to...

Thursday, July 22, 2010

22 July 2010

Ladies and gentlemen of the media good morning,
As is customary, the July Lekgotla focused on planning issues to inform the annual budgeting process which starts in earnest in August.

This is the first July Lekgotla in which such...

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

20 July 2010

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Pretoria on 20 July 2010.

Cabinet welcomed the groundbreaking news that a study that was jointly funded by the South African and United States Governments had established that an antiretroviral microbicide...

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

15 June 2010

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Pretoria on 15 June 2010.

Cabinet is extremely satisfied with the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The fans have braved the cold and have come out in large numbers to watch the games.  All the matches have lived up to...

Thursday, June 3, 2010

3 June 2010

Cabinet welcomed the announcement of the 23 Bafana Bafana players who will make up the squad to represent the nation in the 2010 FIFA World Cup tournament. The team carries the hopes and pride of millions of South Africans. It is encouraging indeed to...

Thursday, May 20, 2010

20 May 2010

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Cape Town on 19 May 2010.

Cabinet noted that the negotiations between the unions, PRASA and Transnet were at an advanced stage. Cabinet expressed the hope that the parties would do their best to reach a...

Thursday, May 6, 2010

6 May 2010

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Cape Town on 05 May 2010

Cabinet approved the proposed targeted interventions to better anticipate and manage service delivery protests in various parts of the country. These interventions are part of the...

Thursday, April 22, 2010

22 April 2010

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Cape Town on 21 April 2010.

As the country celebrated the 50-day countdown to the 2010 FIFA World Cup, the Minister of Sport and Recreation tabled a progress report on the tournament beginning on the 11...

Thursday, March 25, 2010

25 March 2010

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Cape Town on 24 March 2010.

Cabinet discussed the violent protests taking place in some parts of the country. Government acknowledges that citizens have the democratic right, as contained in the Bill of...

Thursday, March 11, 2010

11 March 2010

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Cape Town yesterday, 10 March 2010.

Cabinet welcomed and approved the implementation plan to scale up the HIV and AIDS prevention and treatment programme that was presented by the Minister of Health. ...

Thursday, February 25, 2010

25 February 2010

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Cape Town on 24 February 2010.

Cabinet welcomed the release of data this week, which indicated that the economy had exceeded expectations by growing at 3.2 % compared to the expected figure of 2.6 %....

Friday, February 12, 2010

12 February 2010

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Cape Town on 10 February 2010.

Cabinet approved in principle that government acquires an equity share of between 55% and 60% in Sunspace in order to retain South Africa’s national space capabilities....

Thursday, December 3, 2009

3 December 2009

Cabinet held its last ordinary meeting of the year in Pretoria on 02 December 2009.

Cabinet reaffirmed the President’s message on World Aids Day calling on all South Africans to take individual and collective responsibility in the fight...

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

18 November 2009

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Pretoria today, 18 November 2009.

Cabinet decided to set up an Anti-Corruption Inter-Ministerial Committee to effectively deal with all incidence of corruption in the public service. This Inter-...

Thursday, November 5, 2009

5 November 2009

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Cape Town yesterday, 4 November 2009.

Cabinet decided to terminate the contract to purchase eight A400 Airbus strategic lift aircraft. This decision follows a review of the contract by the Ministries of...

Thursday, October 22, 2009

22 October 2009

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Cape Town yesterday, 21 October 2009.

Cabinet is pleased to announce the approval of the extension of the Child Support Grant (CSG) to eligible children between the ages of 15-17 years.  The current (...

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

23 September 2009

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Cape Town this morning, 23rd September 2009.

The successful launch of the Sumbandila satellite into space via the Russian Soyuz Launch vehicle was noted and welcomed. The meeting agreed that the...

Thursday, September 10, 2009

10 September 2009

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Cape Town yesterday, 9th September 2009.

Cabinet expressed full support for the action taken by the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Ms Lindiwe Sisulu, against the members of the South...

Thursday, August 27, 2009

27 August 2009

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Cape Town yesterday, 26 August 2009.

Cabinet re-affirmed its commitment to implement the Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) system in partnership with all the stakeholders, particularly the taxi industry. The BRT...

Thursday, August 13, 2009

13 August 2009

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Pretoria yesterday, 12 August 2009.

Cabinet approved the moratorium on the disposal of mining assets currently held by the state entities. This moratorium is intended to provide the Minister of Mineral...

Thursday, August 13, 2009

13 August 2009

As part of its regular Cabinet meetings, Cabinet met yesterday and among the issues discussed was the current H1N1 Influenza pandemic.  Cabinet decided to mount an enhanced national response to build on what has already been done so far by the...

Thursday, July 30, 2009

30 July 2009

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Pretoria yesterday, 29 July 2009.

Cabinet condemns the violence, destruction to property, vandalism and intimidation of innocent citizens that characterised some of the recent community protests and...

Thursday, July 2, 2009

2 July 2009

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Cape Town yesterday, 1st July 2009.

Government calls on all the medical professionals who are still on strike to return to work and resume their duties with immediate effect with the knowledge that...

Thursday, June 18, 2009

18 June 2009

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Cape Town yesterday, 17 June 2009.

Government congratulates Bafana Bafana for their excellent performance against New Zealand last night and wishes them well in their next match against Spain. We call on...

Friday, June 5, 2009

5 June 2009

At a special meeting this morning, Cabinet approved the appointment of Mr Wellington Vusumuzi Mavimbela as the Director-General in The Presidency.

Mr Mavimbela brings a wealth of public and private sector experience to The Presidency. He is a...

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

20 May 2009

The new Cabinet held its first ordinary meeting in Cape Town today, 20 May 2009.

The President welcomed all members of Cabinet and paid tribute to the previous Cabinet for the work during its term of office. This work had laid a firm...

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

29 April 2009

Cabinet held its final meeting in Pretoria this morning, 29 April 2009 to finalise a few issues.

Cabinet condemned the attempted coup in Lesotho.

Cabinet was pleased to note that the general elections that were held on 22 April 2009...

Monday, April 20, 2009

20 April 2009

At its ordinary meeting in Pretoria on Wednesday, 15 April 2009, Cabinet approved the appointment of the following persons as Deputy Commissioners at the South African Revenue Service (SARS);
 

Mr O Magashula Mr I Pillay and Mr E...
Thursday, April 16, 2009

16 April 2009

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Pretoria on Wednesday, 15 April 2009. This was the last meeting prior to the general elections to be held on 22nd April 2009.

Cabinet observed a moment of silence in honour of the memory of the late Dr...

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

25 March 2009

Presenter: Themba Maseko, Government Spokesperson
Date: 25 March 2009
Venue: Imbizo Media Centre, Cape Town (link-up to Union Buildings)

Statement read by Themba Maseko

Due to time constraints I have not been able to do...

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

18 March 2009

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Pretoria this morning, 18 March 2009.

Cabinet took exception to reported financial settlement reached between the Board of South African Airways (SAA) and the former Chief Executive Officer of the airline...

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

4 March 2009

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Pretoria this morning, 4 March 2009.

Cabinet condemns the attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore, Pakistan. No objective, political or otherwise, could ever justify the barbaric attack on innocent...

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

18 February 2009

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Cape Town this morning, 18 February 2009.

The meeting took note of the recent reports regarding the arrest of crew members of the South African Airways (SAA) who were arrested on allegations of...

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

4 February 2009

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting this morning, the 4th February 2009 in Cape Town.

The meeting discussed the anti-Semitic statement made by Ms Fatima Hajaig, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, at a Palestinian solidarity rally which...

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

20 January 2009

Cabinet held its first ordinary meeting of the year this morning, 20th January 2009, in Pretoria. This meeting preceded the annual January Cabinet Lekgotla which will take place from 20th to 22nd January 2009.

The first report on the...

Thursday, December 4, 2008

4 December 2008

Cabinet held its last ordinary meeting of the year in Pretoria yesterday, 3 December 2008.

Cabinet expressed condolences to the family, friends and comrades of Dr Nthato Motlana who passed away on Monday morning. Dr Motlana will be...

Thursday, November 20, 2008

20 November 2008

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Cape Town yesterday, 19 November 2008.

Cabinet is extremely concerned about the political impasse that is creating a humanitarian crisis in Zimbabwe. The reported outbreak of cholera in parts of that...

Thursday, November 6, 2008

6 November 2008

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Pretoria yesterday, 5 November 2008.

Cabinet congratulates Mr Barack Obama on his election as the first black president of the United States of America. Mr Obama’s election is an indication that the...

Thursday, October 23, 2008

23 October 2008

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Cape Town yesterday, 22 October 2008.

Cabinet, on behalf of all South Africans, wishes all our students who will be sitting for their exams, particularly our Grade 12 learners, the best of luck in their...

Thursday, October 9, 2008

9 October 2008

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Pretoria yesterday, 8th October 2008.

Cabinet received a detailed report on the limited outbreak of the suspected hemorrhagic fever in Gauteng which has claimed three lives. Firstly, Government wishes to...

Sunday, September 21, 2008

21 September 2008

President Thabo Mbeki convened a special meeting of Cabinet this afternoon at the Union Buildings in Pretoria.

The purpose of this meeting was to brief Cabinet about his decision to resign as President of the Republic following the...

Thursday, September 18, 2008

18 September 2008

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Pretoria yesterday, 17 September 2008.

The meeting discussed the recent judgment in the court case between the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) and Mr Jacob Zuma. Cabinet respects the judiciary...

Thursday, September 4, 2008

4 September 2008

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Pretoria yesterday, 3 September 2008.

Cabinet approved the new Automotive Production and Development Programme (APDP) which will replace the Motor Industry Development Programme (MIDP). The Minister of...

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

20 August 2008

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Cape Town today, 20 August 2008.

Cabinet congratulates Khotso Mokoena for winning the silver medal at the Beijing Olympics. His achievement came at a time when South Africans had given up hope of getting...

Thursday, August 7, 2008

7 August 2008

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Tshwane yesterday, 6 August 2008.

The meeting received a progress report on the “KHA RI GUDE” ( Let us Learn) mass literacy campaign. Government will spend R6.1 billion over five years to enable 4.7...

Sunday, July 27, 2008

27 July 2008

1. Introduction

Cabinet’s mid-year Lekgotla took place in Pretoria from 22 to 24 July 2008. The meeting was attended by Ministers, Deputy Ministers, Premiers, Directors- General and representatives of the South African Local Government Association (...

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

22 July 2008

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Tshwane this morning, 22 July 2008. This meeting preceded the July Cabinet Lekgotla.

President Thabo Mbeki formally welcomed Mr Kgalema Motlanthe to his first Cabinet meeting and Mr Motlanthe was warmly...

Friday, July 18, 2008

18 July 2008

Dear Tata Madiba,

On behalf of the South African government, the Cabinet wishes to express its hearty congratulations to you on the occasion of celebrating two critical moments in your life: the 90th birthday and the 10th wedding anniversary...

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

25 June 2008

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Cape Town this morning, 25 June 2008.

Cabinet noted the latest developments in Zimbabwe. The South African Government is extremely concerned about the violence taking place in Zimbabwe and affirms its...

Thursday, June 12, 2008

12 June 2008

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Cape Town yesterday, 11 June 2008.

The Inter-Ministerial Task Team reported on the latest developments regarding the attacks on foreign nationals. The report indicated that a total of 62 people lost their...

Thursday, May 29, 2008

29 May 2008

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Cape Town yesterday, 28 May 2008.

Cabinet received a report from the Inter-Ministerial Task Team on the violence against foreign nationals in some parts of the country. The task team has now been...

Thursday, May 15, 2008

15 May 2008

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Cape Town yesterday, 14 May 2008.

The meeting discussed the recent violent attacks on foreign nationals in Alexandra and other parts of the country. Cabinet condemns these acts of violence in the strongest...

Monday, May 5, 2008

5 May 2008

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Pretoria on Wednesday, 30 April 2008.

The Inter Ministerial Committee (IMC) on food prices, consisting of Ministers of Education, Public Works, Treasury, Social Development, Health, Minerals and Energy,...

Thursday, April 17, 2008

17 April 2008

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Tshwane yesterday morning, 16 April 2008.

Cabinet discussed the recent developments in Zimbabwe following the elections that took place on the 29 March 2008. The meeting acknowledged and welcomed the role...

Thursday, March 20, 2008

20 March 2008

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Cape Town yesterday morning, 19 March 2008.

Cabinet noted the proposed electricity tariffs that were submitted by Eskom to the National Electricity Regulator of South Africa (NERSA). The proposed tariffs...

Thursday, March 6, 2008

6 March 2008

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Cape Town yesterday morning, 5th March 2008.

Cabinet took a dim view of a number of incidents that have the potential to undermine the country’s goal of building a democratic, non-racial and non-sexist...

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

20 February 2008

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Cape Town this morning, 20 February 2008.

The meeting was briefed on the 2008/9 budget. The details thereof are contained in the Minister of Finance’s speech as delivered in Parliament on 20 February...

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

6 February 2008

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Cape Town this morning, 6th February 2008.

The meeting discussed the latest developments regarding the electricity emergency and noted that although the country still had the capacity to generate...

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

22 January 2008

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Pretoria this morning prior to the convening of the 2008 January Lekgotla.

The Chief Executive Officer of Eskom, Mr. Jacob Maroga, briefed Cabinet about the state of power supply, the challenges that...

Thursday, November 22, 2007

22 November 2007

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Cape Town yesterday morning, the 21st November 2007.

Cabinet decided that the Ministries of Minerals and Energy, Water Affairs and Forestry, Public Enterprises and of Trade and Industry must...

Thursday, November 8, 2007

8 November 2007

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Cape Town yesterday morning, 7 November 2007.

Cabinet noted the progress made by the economic cluster regarding the implementation of a number of measures to strengthen and grow the Small, Medium and...

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

24 October 2007

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Cape Town yesterday morning.

The latter part of the meeting was an extended Cabinet meeting which was joined by Premiers and Members of the Executive Committees (MEC’s) responsible for Finance. The...

Thursday, October 11, 2007

11 October 2007

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Pretoria yesterday, 10 October 2007.

Cabinet took the view that much has already been said regarding the suspension of the National Director of Public Prosecutions and calls for patience to be exercised...

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

19 September 2007

At its meeting yesterday, Cabinet welcomed the recent breakthrough by the collective leadership of Zimbabwe on draft constitutional amendments. South Africa wishes to congratulate the Zimbabwean political leadership for this major step forward...

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

5 September 2007

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Cape Town yesterday morning, 5 September 2007.

Cabinet resolved that Eskom be designated as the single buyer of power from Independent Power Producers (IPPs) in South Africa. Eskom will be responsible...

Thursday, August 23, 2007

23 August 2007

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Cape Town yesterday morning, 22nd August 2007.

Cabinet noted that the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Heads of State Summit was held in Lusaka last week which discussed a number of...

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

8 August 2007

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Pretoria this morning, 8 August 2007.

I'm pleased to announce that all our post-Cabinet media briefings are now available on audio streaming and can be accessed from our website.

Cabinet received...

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Amendment to Board Appointments approved by Cabinet Meeting of 8 August 2007

At its ordinary meeting of the 8th August 2007, Cabinet approved the following as members of the Board of the Central Energy Fund:
 

Mr Z Rustomjee Mr Y Tenza Ms N Mazwai Dr P Molefe Mr NH Gumede (DME...
Tuesday, July 24, 2007

24 July 2007

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Pretoria on 24 July 2007, prior to the annual July Cabinet lekgotla.

Cabinet received and noted the report of the panel of experts on the development of policy on the regulation of foreign land ownership...

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

26 June 2007

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting this morning, 26 June 2007 in Pretoria.

The meeting received progress reports from Cabinet Committees on the implementation of Government’s Programme of Action. Cluster media briefings will be held during the...

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

13 June 2007

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Cape Town this morning.

Cabinet noted the developments regarding the negotiations in the Public Service Bargaining Chamber and the nature and form of the public sector strike. The meeting noted that the...

Thursday, May 31, 2007

31 May 2007

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Cape Town yesterday, morning, 30 May 2007.

The meeting noted that in the coming weeks and on the eve of the Summit of African Heads of States in Accra in July, a series of nodal events will put the...

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

16 May 2007

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Cape Town yesterday morning, 16 May 2007.

Cabinet congratulated the Bulls and the Sharks for qualifying for the first ever all-South African finals of the Super 14 Rugby tournament. This final will put the...

Thursday, May 3, 2007

3 May 2007

At its ordinary meeting in Pretoria yesterday, 2 May 2007, Cabinet received and finalised progress reports from clusters on the implementation of the Programme of Action (POA) for 2007. Cabinet noted that Ministerial media briefings on the POA will be...

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

18 April 2007

Cabinet held its sixth meeting of the year yesterday morning, 18 April 2007, in Cape Town.

Cabinet approved the establishment of the Broadband Infrastructure Company (INFRACO) as a state-owned enterprise that will provide electronic...

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

20 March 2007

Cabinet held its fifth meeting of the year this morning, 20 March 2007, in Cape Town.

The meeting considered and ratified the agreement to establish the Basel Convention Training Centres for English-Speaking African Countries. The Basel...

Thursday, March 8, 2007

8 March 2007

Cabinet held its fourth meeting this year in Cape Town yesterday, 7 March 2007.

Cabinet noted that South Africa assumed the Chairpersonship of the United Nations Security Council at a time when the Council will be dealing with major global...

Thursday, February 22, 2007

22 February 2007

Cabinet held its third meeting of the year in Cape Town yesterday, 21 February 2007. In addition to the regular business of Cabinet, the decisions of the January Cabinet Lekgotla were formally approved.

Cabinet would like congratulate the...

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

7 February 2007

Cabinet held its second meeting of the year in Pretoria today, 7 February 2007.

This statement only covers Cabinet decisions other than the policy issues, which will be covered in the President's State of the Nation Address on 9 February...

Thursday, January 25, 2007

25 January 2007

Cabinet held its first ordinary meeting of the year in Pretoria on 23 January 2007. This meeting preceded the January Cabinet Lekgotla which was held from 23 to 25 January 2007.

As is normally the case, the Cabinet Lekgotla reviewed the...

Thursday, December 7, 2006

7 December 2006

Cabinet held its final meeting of the year in Pretoria yesterday, 6th December 2006.

Cabinet was briefed on plans for a campaign to address challenges of safety during the holiday period. Increased risky behaviour during this time...

Thursday, November 23, 2006

23 November 2006

At the invitation of the President, the leadership of the National House of Traditional Leaders attended part of the meeting and briefed Cabinet on progress in building the relationship between Government and traditional leaders. Cabinet noted...

Thursday, November 9, 2006

9 November 2006

Cabinet would like to thank the many thousands of our citizens who participated in Izimbizo around the country during the recent Imbizo Week to discuss service delivery challenges. A total of 400 Izimbizo were held and 18 Cabinet Ministers, 15...

Thursday, October 26, 2006

26 October 2006

Cabinet met in Cape Town yesterday.

We are pleased to announce that Cabinet has approved the settlement reached with the Richtersveld community regarding a land dispute between that community and Alexkor Limited. This community, like many...

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

11 October 2006

Cabinet noted that at least 748 000 grade 12 learners began sitting for their matriculation examinations on the 10th October around the country. Cabinet was pleased to note that the exams were proceeding well with no incidents of any kind reported...

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

20 September 2006

Cabinet received reports from Cabinet Committees on implementation of the Programme of Action, and noted the progress made over the past two months. Ministers will brief the media on implementation from 26-28 September and the government website...

Thursday, September 7, 2006

7 September 2006

At its bi-weekly meeting in Cape Town yesterday, Cabinet was briefed on the implementation of the Programme of Action. The next round of media briefings on the Programme of Action will be held during the week of 26 September 2006.

As part...

Thursday, August 24, 2006

24 August 2006

At its meeting yesterday Cabinet approved, in principle, the Anti-crime Campaign as proposed by Business against Crime and agreed that relevant departments should participate actively in the campaign. The proposed Campaign seeks to mobilize all...

Thursday, July 27, 2006

27 July 2006

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting on 26 July 2006, immediately before the mid- year July Lekgotla which concludes on Friday 28 July 2006. President Thabo Mbeki will brief the media on the outcomes of the Lekgotla on Sunday 30 July at 14h00 at the...

Thursday, June 29, 2006

29 June 2006

Cabinet met at the Union Buildings, before a brief recess.

Cabinet finalised the two-monthly reports from Cabinet Committees on implementation of Government's Programme of Action. The media will be briefed on progress in the POA during the...

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

14 June 2006

Cabinet was today briefed on new scientific information and the economics of climate change. In the main, the new data point to a potential for more adverse effects of climate change in terms of biodiversity, sea-levels for coastal cities, economic...

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

31 May 2006

Cabinet today received an update on progress in the implementation of the Taxi Recapitalisation Programme. The work being done in the current period includes the establishment soon of a Scrapping Agency, further capacitation of Operating Licensing...

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

17 May 2006

At its meeting today Cabinet was briefed on preparations for the June national election in the DRC. The meeting approved a request from the government of the DRC for SA to assist in the electoral process, including provision of resources to the DRC's...

Wednesday, May 3, 2006

3 May 2006

At its meeting today, Cabinet noted preparations for the celebration of the 10 th anniversary of the country's Constitution. Events in this regard include a Thanksgiving Ceremony in Khayelitsha ( Cape Town ) on Sunday and a special Joint Sitting of...

Wednesday, April 5, 2006

5 April 2006

At its meeting today, Cabinet in principle approved a strategy for the disposal of non-core properties of State Owned Enterprises (SOEs). The strategy forms part of the programmes of AsgiSA, to ensure that government leverages as much of these...

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

22 March 2006

Cabinet today considered a report on the consolidation of the Commuter Rail Services, including the sale of Metrorail as a going concern to the SA Rail Commuter Corporation (SARCC). An agreement in this regard has been signed between Transnet and...

Wednesday, March 8, 2006

8 March 2006

At its meeting, Cabinet noted progress in establishing the Joint Initiative on Priority Skills Acquisition (JIPSA). A critical part of AsgiSA projects, JIPSA brings together social partners to act on immediate and medium-term skills needs in the...

Wednesday, February 8, 2006

8 February 2006

Cabinet today received a briefing on preparations for the March 1 local government elections, in particular on matters relating to securing the election process. Basing themselves on previous experience in contributing to citizens' right freely to...

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

25 January 2006

Salute to Dr Rupert

The Extended Cabinet meeting in Pretoria today (Wednesday) honoured the memory of Dr Anton Rupert as his funeral was taking place in the Cape.

Mr Trevor Manuel, Minister of Finance, was mandated to be the Government's...

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

25 January 2006

Cabinet held its first ordinary meeting of the year on Wednesday 25 January.

The meeting was followed by a Cabinet lekgotla from Wednesday to Friday 27 January. The lekgotla was attended by Cabinet members, Deputy Ministers, Premiers,...

Thursday, December 8, 2005

8 December 2005

Cabinet yesterday (7 December 2005) held its last meeting of the year, and it wished all South Africans a restful festive season and a productive New Year. Government calls on all South Africans to exercise care on the roads especially during the...

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

23 November 2005

Cabinet was today briefed on the implementation of the decision on special remission for offenders undertaken in the past few months. Based on the need to improve humane management of offenders and zero tolerance towards aggressive, sexual and...

Wednesday, November 9, 2005

9 November 2005

Cabinet was today briefed on preparations for a workshop on racism which will be held on 15 December 2005, to reflect on the outcomes of the 2001 World Conference Against Racism (WCAR) which was hosted by our country. Under the theme, Towards...

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

26 October 2005

Cabinet today received and approved progress reports on the implementation of government's Programme of Action for 2005. This round of the two-monthly updates further confirms the progress being made in realising the objectives set out in the...

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

12 October 2005

Cabinet today received a report of the Task Team headed by the Deputy President dealing with the Accelerated and Shared Growth Initiative for South Africa (ASGI-SA).

The Initiative deals with challenges of ensuring that we raise the...

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

14 September 2005

Cabinet was today briefed on the work being done by the Task Team led by the Deputy President with regard to issues of speeding up economic growth and job creation. A broad framework on the approach to this issue has been prepared, and detailed...

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

31 August 2005

Cabinet today received reports from various Clusters on progress in the implementation of government's Programme of Action. This is in line with the two-monthly reporting cycle to Cabinet, which will be followed during the course of next week by...

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

17 August 2005

At its meeting today, Cabinet agreed in principle to a strategy for the recapitalisation of public schools, particularly in those serving the poorest communities. The focus of this programme will also be on targeted development of teachers to...

Wednesday, August 3, 2005

3 August 2005

At its meeting today, Cabinet was briefed on the wide-ranging discussion that took place at the Land Summit, and it welcomed the fact that all critical role-players participated in the consultations on this critical question, starting off with the...

Friday, July 22, 2005

22 July 2005

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting on Tuesday, 19 July, followed by a three-day lekgotla which ended on Thursday afternoon. President Thabo Mbeki will brief the media on the decisions of the lekgotla on Sunday, 24 July.

The ordinary Cabinet...

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

22 June 2005

President Thabo Mbeki today informed Cabinet of his decision to appoint Ms Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka as Deputy President of the Republic. The President has further appointed Ms Lindiwe Hendricks as Minister of Minerals and Energy, as well as two Deputy...

Thursday, June 9, 2005

9 June 2005

At its ordinary meeting yesterday, 8 June 2005, Cabinet was briefed on progress in Project Consolidate and on the service-delivery demonstrations that have taken place in some municipalities over a range of issues. Project Consolidate was initiated by...

Thursday, May 26, 2005

26 May 2005

Cabinet was yesterday (25 May) briefed on proposals for a new dispensation on the allocation of long-term fishing rights and the determination of related application fees. The meeting agreed that the new dispensation should be premised on creating a...

Thursday, May 12, 2005

12 May 2005

At its ordinary meeting held yesterday, 11 May 2005, Cabinet noted the initiation by the President of the new phase of the imbizo programme, focussing on deepening democracy and improving service delivery in municipalities. Special attention in this...

Thursday, April 28, 2005

28 April 2005

Cabinet today received the first of the two-monthly reports from all the Clusters on the implementation of government's Programme of Action for 2005. The meeting expressed appreciation for the work done, and agreed on various measures to improve...

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

13 April 2005

At its meeting today, Cabinet was briefed on implications of climate change for biodiversity and other natural resources as well as the status of multilateral climate change negotiations. Cabinet also endorsed the BEE Charter and scorecard for the...

Thursday, March 17, 2005

17 March 2005

Cabinet was yesterday (16 March) briefed on preparations for the National Anti-Corruption Summit that will take place during the course of next week, 22 - 23 March.

The Summit will bring together government and civil society structures as...

Wednesday, March 2, 2005

2 March 2005

Cabinet today adopted the summary of the Programme of Action of government for 2005 as decided at the January Cabinet lekgotla and articulated in the President's State of the Nation Address. The programme will be formatted during the course of this...

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

16 February 2005

At its meeting today, Cabinet noted the set of detailed decisions emerging from the Cabinet lekgotla, the broad framework of which informed the content of the State of the Nation Address as well as the on-going briefings being conducted by...

Thursday, February 3, 2005

3 February 2005

Cabinet yesterday (2 February 2005) received a progress report on, including a broad outline of the findings of, the research by Statistics South Africa into trends in mortality between 1997 and 2001. The meeting noted the report, and it was...

Friday, January 21, 2005

21 January 2005

Cabinet held its annual January lekgotla from Wednesday 19 to Friday 21 January. The lekgotla examined various elements of government policy as well as matters pertaining to the implementation of the Programme of Action announced by the President...

Wednesday, December 1, 2004

1 December 2004

Cabinet today held its last meeting of the year 2004. In this regard government wishes all South Africans a happy festive period and a productive New Year. Government also calls on all South Africans - drivers, passengers and pedestrians - to heed...

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

17 November 2004

Cabinet was today briefed on parliamentary matters in the context of the conclusion of the current parliamentary session. It was noted that the deadline for the completion of the process of answering all remaining parliamentary questions was 3...

Wednesday, November 3, 2004

3 November 2004

At its meeting today, Cabinet in principle approved the process towards the restructuring of medical assistance for all public service employees, which would culminate in the setting up of a Restricted Membership Medical Scheme. This scheme is...

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

20 October 2004

Part of the Cabinet meeting today was joined by Provincial Premiers and MECs for Finance, to discuss a macroeconomic overview and other issues pertaining to the Medium Term Expenditure Framework for 2005/06 to 2007/08. This framework, which is...

Wednesday, October 6, 2004

6 October 2004

Cabinet today received a comprehensive report on administered and regulated prices which covers price-setting processes in six sectors: electricity, communications, transport, water, health and education. The review focussed on processes of...

Wednesday, September 15, 2004

15 September 2004

Cabinet today received a detailed report on the work being done by the security agencies, particularly SAPS and the Directorate of Special Operations (DSO), with regard to the government programme to focus on the top 200 criminals in the country...

Wednesday, September 1, 2004

1 September 2004

Cabinet today received a briefing from the Auditor-General on the outcome of the audit of government institutions for the 2003/04 financial year.

The meeting noted the progress in strengthening financial accountability within national and...

Wednesday, August 18, 2004

18 August 2004

At its meeting today, Cabinet considered elements of the Comprehensive Plan for the Development of Sustainable Human Settlements (housing strategy). This plan, which builds on the achievements of the past decade, seeks to break new ground in terms...

Wednesday, August 4, 2004

4 August 2004

Cabinet today agreed on a broad framework to underpin Monitoring and Evaluation of policy development and implementation across all spheres of government. This is aimed at developing a comprehensive system that will help in facilitating speedier...

Wednesday, July 21, 2004

21 July 2004

At its meeting today, Cabinet noted that the placing of the detail of government’s programme of action on the government website (www.gov.za ) marked a new era in ensuring accountability and public involvement in monitoring and evaluation of...

Thursday, June 24, 2004

24 June 2004

Cabinet yesterday (23 June 2004) welcomed the successful meeting of the International Investment Council (IIC) held over the past weekend. It noted the observations of IIC members regarding the socio-economic progress made by our country since the...

Wednesday, June 9, 2004

9 June 2004

At its meeting today, Cabinet formally confirmed the government's Programme of Action, bringing together the detailed decisions of the Cabinet lekgotla and the public commitments contained in the President's May State of the Nation Address. An...

Wednesday, May 26, 2004

26 May 2004

At its meeting today, Cabinet received a report on the work of the Interim Management Team which was deployed to assist the Eastern Cape provincial administration in dealing with challenges facing various departments.

The meeting welcomed the...

Thursday, May 13, 2004

13 May 2004

Cabinet held its first lekgotla after the elections on Tuesday and Wednesday this week, as well as a regular Cabinet meeting on the morning of Wednesday.

The Cabinet lekgotla dealt comprehensively with matters pertaining to the government's...

Wednesday, March 31, 2004

31 March 2004

Cabinet today received a comprehensive briefing by the security agencies with regard to preparations for the general election on 14 April. The meeting expressed its appreciation of the work done by the agencies, including contingency planning hand-...

Wednesday, March 3, 2004

3 March 2004

Cabinet today approved, or concurred with, the following appointments:
 

Msatshwa Hamilton Ngidi as Provincial Commissioner (Deputy Director-General) of South African Police Service (SAPS) in KwaZulu-Natal; Xola George Sithole as the...
Thursday, February 19, 2004

19 February 2004

At its meeting yesterday (18 February), Cabinet received a detailed briefing on security preparations to ensure free and fair elections.

The meeting noted that, in the main, no serious problems had been identified that would prevent a...

Wednesday, February 4, 2004

4 February 2004

At its meeting today, Cabinet approved the following Bills for submission to Parliament:
 

Public Investment Corporation (PIC) Bill, which provides for the corporatisation of the entity to operate as a commercially-driven asset...
Thursday, January 22, 2004

22 January 2004

Cabinet yesterday (Wednesday) completed a three-day lekgotla, which was aimed at reviewing the implementation of government's programmes over the past year and during the First Decade of Freedom. The meeting also examined the broad challenges for...

Wednesday, December 3, 2003

3 December 2003

Cabinet was today briefed on the work of the Interim Management Team deployed to work with the Eastern Cape Provincial Government in improving service delivery and governance in the Provincial Departments of Education; Health; Roads and Public...

Thursday, November 20, 2003

20 November 2003

Cabinet yesterday considered the Operational Plan for Comprehensive HIV and AIDS Treatment and Care, which it had (in August this year) asked the Department of Health to prepare. The meeting in principle approved the Plan and instructed the...

Wednesday, November 19, 2003

19 November 2003

Presented by Minister of Health, Dr Manto Tshabalala-Msimang

Cabinet today in principle approved the Operational Plan for Comprehensive Treatment and Care for HIV and AIDS, which it had, on 8 August this year, requested...

Wednesday, November 12, 2003

12 November 2003

Operational plan for comprehensive HIV and AIDS care and treatment

A joint sitting of the Cabinet Committees on Social and Economic Sectors today received a detailed briefing on the draft Operational Plan for Comprehensive HIV and AIDS Care and...

Wednesday, November 5, 2003

5 November 2003

At its meeting today, Cabinet noted preparations for the Voter Registration weekend of 8 - 9 November, and its importance in preparing for successful elections next year. Government wishes to join the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) in...

Wednesday, October 22, 2003

22 October 2003

The main focus of discussions in Cabinet today was on issues pertaining to the fiscal framework and division of revenue, in order to guide preparations for the Medium-term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) by the Minister of Finance to Parliament on...

Wednesday, October 8, 2003

8 October 2003

At its meeting today, Cabinet considered plans for the National Imbizo Focus week from 13 to 19 October, during which Ministers, Deputy Ministers, Premiers and MEC’s will interact with communities through the length and breadth of the country. At...

Thursday, September 18, 2003

18 September 2003

Cabinet yesterday (17 September) approved a set of additional National Orders, in addition to the three that were designed last year. The new orders are meant to honour individuals who have rendered distinguished service for democracy and human...

Wednesday, September 3, 2003

3 September 2003

At its meeting today, Cabinet noted the difficulty which surfaced recently with regard to private shareholding in the South African Reserve Bank. Consultations will be held with the leadership of the Bank to find ways of ensuring that the...

Wednesday, August 20, 2003

20 August 2003

At its meeting today, Cabinet approved a number of Bills for submission to Parliament:
 

Films and Publication Amendment Bill which introduces provisions to prohibit child pornography; SA Citizenship Second Amendment Bill which brings the...
Friday, August 8, 2003

8 August 2003

Enhanced programme against HIV and AIDS

Cabinet today convened in a special meeting to consider the Report of the Joint Health and Treasury Task Team on treatment options to enhance comprehensive care for HIV/AIDS in the public sector. A summary of...

Wednesday, August 6, 2003

6 August 2003

Cabinet was today briefed on various matters pertaining to HIV and AIDS.

Firstly, the meeting noted the statement of the Medicines Control Council (MCC) to request additional information from the manufacturers of Nevirapine with regard to...

Wednesday, July 23, 2003

23 July 2003

Cabinet held an ordinary meeting on the morning of Wednesday 23 July 2003, prior to the beginning of Cabinet lekgotla which will continue until Friday.

The meeting approved a process towards the setting up of a South African Social Security...

Wednesday, June 25, 2003

25 June 2003

Cabinet today in principle approved the White Paper on Traditional Leadership and Governance which defines the role and place of the institution and seeks to restore its integrity and legitimacy. Based on the principles of the Constitution, the White...

Wednesday, June 11, 2003

11 June 2003

Cabinet today welcomed the outcome of the Growth and Development Summit, and congratulated all the sectors represented in National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac) for the manner in which the issues on the agenda were dealt with. The...

Wednesday, May 28, 2003

28 May 2003

Cabinet today noted the progress that was being made in the intensive negotiations leading up to the Growth and Development Summit which will be held on 7 June 2003. As the discussions among the NEDLAC partners show, the Summit has the potential to...

Wednesday, May 14, 2003

14 May 2003

Cabinet was today briefed on the programme for the celebration of May 25, Africa Day, which this year marks the 40th anniversary of the formation of the Organisation of African Unity. In addition to special events prior to Africa Day, for the youth,...

Wednesday, May 7, 2003

7 May 2003

Tata Sisulu to be accorded a special official funeral

A joint meeting of Cabinet Committees today constituted itself into a special Cabinet meeting to consider a proposal by President Thabo Mbeki with regard to National Mourning on the passing of Tata...

Wednesday, April 16, 2003

16 April 2003

At its meeting today, Cabinet received a report on the Arrive Alive campaign. The report indicates, among other findings, that fatal road accidents during the December 2002 holiday period were 3,6% higher than during the corresponding period of the...

Wednesday, April 2, 2003

2 April 2003

Cabinet today welcomed the unfolding Imbizo Focus Week programme, with a total of about 350 scheduled events for this week alone. It also noted preparations for the President's imbizo in the Northwest Province during the third week of April.

...

Wednesday, March 19, 2003

19 March 2003

Cabinet today conveyed a message of condolences and support to President Thabo Mbeki and his family on the passing away of the President's sister.

The meeting discussed a comprehensive presentation on the Black Economic Empowerment (BEE)...

Wednesday, March 5, 2003

5 March 2003

At its regular meeting today, Cabinet welcomed the new Minister of Housing Bridgette Mabandla, and it also noted with appreciation the presence of Minister Dullah Omar who is undergoing treatment.

Cabinet noted the positive response of the...

Wednesday, February 19, 2003

19 February 2003

At its meeting today, Cabinet noted a report on the initiatives to improve service delivery in line with the objectives of the White Paper on Transforming Public Service Delivery. The meeting agreed that all Departments would publish, in their...

Wednesday, February 5, 2003

5 February 2003

Cabinet today confirmed decisions of its January lekgotla which set out the programme of government for the coming year and beyond. These decisions will be articulated in the President's State of the Nation Address, the briefings by various...

Friday, January 24, 2003

24 January 2003

The Cabinet lekgotla, which started on Wednesday, 22 January, ended today. It was attended by the President, Deputy President, Ministers, Deputy Ministers, Directors-General as well as advisors and other staff from The Presidency.

The...

Thursday, December 5, 2002

5 December 2002

Cabinet held its last meeting of the year yesterday, 4 December and appreciation was expressed at the work done during the course of 2002. A comprehensive review of the year, and consideration of plans for the coming period will take place at the...

Wednesday, November 20, 2002

20 November 2002

Cabinet today received a briefing on the work of a Task Team made up of Statistics South Africa (Stats SA), the Medical Research Council (MRC) and the Departments of Health, Home Affairs and Social Development on the causes of death in South...

Wednesday, November 6, 2002

6 November 2002

Cabinet was briefed today on the Language Policy Framework for Higher Education and it approved the broad approach in dealing with this matter. This includes the development of other South African languages, in addition to English and Afrikaans,...

Wednesday, October 23, 2002

23 October 2002

Cabinet today received a report on the work of the Border Control Operational co-ordinating Committee, made up of SARS (Customs), Departments of Home Affairs, Transport, Agriculture and Environmental Affairs and Tourism, as well as SAPS, SANDF and...

Thursday, October 10, 2002

10 October 2002

Statement by Minister for Agriculture & Land Affairs, Ms Thoko Didiza

Cabinet at its meeting yesterday (9 October) examined various possible interventions to alleviate the impact of high food prices on the lives of all South Africans,...

Wednesday, October 9, 2002

9 October 2002

Statement on 4th anniversary of Partnership Against Aids

On the fourth anniversary of the Partnership Against AIDS, government reaffirms its commitment to intensifying its comprehensive programme to fight HIV/AIDS in partnership with all sectors of...

Wednesday, October 9, 2002

9 October 2002

An update on Cabinet's Statement of 17 April 2002 on fighting HIV/AIDS

Note: Grey sections contain matter updating the 17 April statement

On the fourth anniversary of the Partnership Against AIDS let us join hands so that we can together...

Friday, September 20, 2002

20 September 2002

Cabinet statement on COSATU's Section 77 notices regarding job losses, poverty and restructuring of State assets: Media briefing by Ministers of Public Enterprises, Labour, Provincial & Local Government, Transport, Public Service &...
Wednesday, September 18, 2002

18 September 2002

Cabinet today received an interim report on investigations into pricing behaviour in the South African food and agricultural sector, dealing with such matters as maize futures contracts, degree of competitiveness in the food supply chain and...

Wednesday, August 7, 2002

7 August 2002

Cabinet was today briefed on preparations for the World Summit on Sustainable Development, and it expressed appreciation at the progress that has been made in readying Johannesburg and other venues for the Summit. The meeting also noted the massive...

Thursday, July 25, 2002

25 July 2002

Overview

The Cabinet held its mid-year lekgotla from 21 to 23 July 2002 to review progress in the implementation of the programme for the year, plan for the next Medium-term Expenditure Framework period, and reflect on long-term challenges.

...

Wednesday, June 26, 2002

26 June 2002

Cabinet today examined developments surrounding legislation on crossing the floor by public representatives, and it reaffirmed government’s commitment to the principles enshrined in the Constitution providing for Parliament to pass such legislation....

Wednesday, June 12, 2002

12 June 2002

The Cabinet meeting today was opened with the observation of a minute of silence in memory of Peter Mokaba who passed away last Sunday, and in recognition of the role he played in the struggle for freedom and as Deputy Minister of Environmental...

Wednesday, May 29, 2002

29 May 2002

Cabinet today approved a comprehensive policy approach on the transformation of higher education. Such transformation is underpinned by the need to ensure that this level our educational system meets the knowledge, human resource, social and economic...

Wednesday, May 15, 2002

15 May 2002

Cabinet today opened its meeting with the lighting of candles to mark International Candlelight Memorial Day, in memory of those who have died of AIDS. Under the theme, "Share your vision for a brighter tomorrow", Cabinet was led in prayer by the...

Tuesday, April 30, 2002

30 April 2002

Cabinet today received a briefing on the Report of the Committee of Inquiry into a Comprehensive System of Social Security for South Africa, "Transforming the Present - Protecting the Future". The meeting expressed its gratitude to the Committee,...

Wednesday, April 17, 2002

 

Cabinet statement Statement on HIV/AIDS
Wednesday, March 20, 2002

20 March 2002

Cabinet this morning received a briefing on latest developments regarding the situation in Zimbabwe. The meeting noted the decision of the Commonwealth on the matter, and expressed its support for the comprehensive and forward-looking approach...

Wednesday, March 6, 2002

6 March 2002

Cabinet today was briefed on the recent visit by Deputy President Jacob Zuma to Zimbabwe; and it welcomed the assurances given by the government of Zimbabwe regarding efforts to ensure free political activity in the run-up to the elections. It also...

Thursday, February 21, 2002

21 February 2002

Cabinet yesterday (20 February) received a briefing on a request by the United Nations for SA to contribute additional personnel to the staff of the UN Peacekeeping Mission in the DRC. It was agreed to deploy an additional maximum of 25 staff...

Wednesday, February 6, 2002

6 February 2002

At its meeting today, Cabinet formally adopted decisions of the lekgotla which was held in January. These decisions will inform the content of the State of the Nation Address by President Mbeki on Friday and subsequent briefings by Ministers....

Friday, January 25, 2002

25 January 2002

Cabinet held a 3-day lekgotla from 23 to 25 January 2002, to review implementation of government’s plans for 2001 and set out the programme for 2002. The meeting also reviewed progress made since the 1999 elections, and measures that need to be...

Wednesday, December 5, 2001

5 December 2001

At its meeting today, Cabinet noted the formation of a new administration in the Western Cape, and welcomed the fact that this would strengthen co-operative governance across the country.

The meeting considered and approved a...

Wednesday, November 21, 2001

21 November 2001

Cabinet today formally confirmed its acceptance of the findings and recommendations of Joint Investigation into the Armaments Procurement Packages by the Auditor-General, the Public Protector and the National Director of Public Prosecutions....

Wednesday, November 7, 2001

7 November 2001

Cabinet was briefed today on the Parliamentary programme for the coming period, including the provisional date for the State of the Nation Address on 8 February 2002. The State of the Nation Address will coincide with the period of the middle of...

Wednesday, October 24, 2001

24 October 2001

Cabinet today received a briefing on developments in Burundi and progress towards the implementation of agreements to bring about peace and stability in that country. Cabinet reiterated the commitment of South Africa to assist in the...

Wednesday, October 10, 2001

10 October 2001

Cabinet was today briefed on negotiations regarding salaries and conditions of service of public servants. The meeting welcomed progress that had been made in these negotiations, including the signing of the agreement by some of the unions.

...
Wednesday, September 19, 2001

19 September 2001

Cabinet today started with a moment of silence in honour of those who perished in the terrorist attacks in the USA, and in memory of the late Govan Mbeki.

The meeting was briefed on the programme to start implementation of the N2 Wild...

Wednesday, August 22, 2001

22 August 2001

At its meeting today Cabinet approved amendments to labour legislation (Labour Relations and Basic Conditions of Employment Bills) after a protracted process of negotiations with business and labour partners. The details of these amendments can be...

Wednesday, August 8, 2001

8 August 2001

Cabinet today received a report on preparations for the World Conference Against Racism, in particular on the campaign for the Torches of Tolerance by municipalities on 21 August, security-related matters and members of the government delegation to...

Friday, July 27, 2001

27 July 2001

Following its lekgotla earlier this week, Cabinet held a brief ordinary meeting on Wednesday evening (25 July 2001).

The meeting adopted a plan for the re-organisation of Technical Colleges to respond to the human resource needs of the...

Wednesday, June 27, 2001

27 June 2001

Cabinet today received a report on developments around South African Airways. A full statement on this matter is attached.

The meeting also considered a number of matters pertaining to the restructuring of other State-owned enterprises,...

Wednesday, June 13, 2001

13 June 2001

At its meeting today, Cabinet approved the following appointments:
 

Mr Eric Molobi as Acting Chairperson of the Telkom Board, to assume his duties on 1 August 2001; Deputy Director-General in the Department of Arts, Culture, Science and...
Wednesday, May 30, 2001

30 May 2001

Cabinet today noted the findings of the report of the consultants on the evaluation of the performance of New Zealand Post International Limited, the strategic management partner in the SA Post Office (SAPO) Limited. It also noted the legal opinion...

Wednesday, May 16, 2001

16 May 2001

Cabinet was today briefed on progress in the preparations for the UN World Conference against Racism, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance.

While welcoming the steps that have been taken to put in place requisite logistical arrangements, the...

Wednesday, May 2, 2001

2 May 2001

Cabinet today received a report on progress regarding implementation of the Human Resource Development Strategy. It was agreed that various Departments would nominate co-ordinators for various areas which would receive priority attention. The HRDS Team...

Wednesday, April 4, 2001

4 April 2001

Cabinet today received and deliberated on the Interim Report of the Presidential AIDS Advisory Panel. The meeting expressed its gratitude to the eminent scientists who gave of their time to make a contribution in the search for answers to the many...

Wednesday, March 14, 2001

14 March 2001

Cabinet today adopted a telecommunications sector policy, the purpose of which is to ensure increased access, lower input costs and bridge the digital divide. The policy will also create a stable telecommunications market environment, a predictable...

Wednesday, February 28, 2001

28 February 2001

Cabinet today approved the Final Report of the SADC Council of Ministers on the Review of the Operations of SADC Institutions. This report will be submitted to the Extra-ordinary Meeting of SADC Heads of State to be held in March.

The...

Wednesday, January 31, 2001

31 January 2001

At its meeting today, Cabinet continued the process of preparations for the State of the Nation Address by President Thabo Mbeki to be presented in Parliament on 9 February. Debate on the Address will take place on 13 and 14 February, with the...

Thursday, December 7, 2000

7 December 2000

At its ordinary meeting on Wednesday 6 December, Cabinet was briefed on the successful containment of the foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in KwaZulu-Natal, as well as the measures being taken to contain the new strain discovered in the Mpumalanga...

Wednesday, November 22, 2000

22 November 2000

Cabinet today hosted the Auditor-General and Deputy Auditor-General, as part of the annual consultations between the AG’s Office and the Cabinet. These consultations form part of the interaction between the AG’s Office and all their clients and...

Wednesday, November 8, 2000

8 November 2000

At its meeting today, Cabinet considered details of budgetary matters with regard to the 2001/2003 Medium-term Expenditure Framework. In addition to the matters that were announced by the Minister of Finance in Parliament a week ago, Cabinet also...

Wednesday, October 25, 2000

25 October 2000

Cabinet today received a briefing on the detection of foot-and-mouth infections among stock within the 10-kilometer radius of the Camperdown area where incidence of the disease was originally established. The health authorities are doing their...

Wednesday, October 11, 2000

11 October 2000

At its meeting today, Cabinet reviewed the new Cabinet system which was introduced some 9 months ago to ensure integrated planning and implementation of government programmes. The meeting concluded that the system had started to introduce welcome...

Wednesday, September 20, 2000

20 September 2000

Cabinet today received a briefing on the measures adopted by the country’s health authorities to deal with the outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in the district of Camperdown in KwaZulu/Natal.

The meeting congratulated the Department of...

Wednesday, September 6, 2000

6 September 2000

Cabinet was today briefed on the process towards the finalisation of the 2001/02 budget and for the rest of the Medium-term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) period. The discussion will inform the presentation by the Minister of Finance to parliament...

Wednesday, August 23, 2000

23 August 2000

At its meeting today, Cabinet noted developments in Zimbabwe with regard to the land reform programme; and it reiterated the commitment of the South African government to continue dialogue with the Zimbabwean government in pursuit of economic...

Wednesday, July 26, 2000

26 July 2000

At its meeting today, Cabinet adopted a number of Bills on local government, for public comment:
 

Local Government: Property Rates Bill, which seeks to regulate property taxes and harmonise approaches throughout the country, in line with...
Wednesday, June 28, 2000

28 June 2000

At its meeting today, Cabinet agreed in principle to terminate the practice of discretionary deductions from salaries of public servants. This is to bring the practice in the public service in line with the national norm, to eliminate the...

Wednesday, June 14, 2000

14 June 2000

In its progress report to Cabinet today, the Flood Relief Command Centre indicated that prioritisation of the process on the basis of R300m allocated has been completed and work had started in a number of areas. This includes a special project for...

Wednesday, May 31, 2000

31 May 2000

Cabinet today was briefed on the progress being made to intensify efforts aimed at the reconstruction of areas affected by the recent floods. Intensive integrated work in most of the areas is starting, and arrangements have been finalised to forward...

Wednesday, May 17, 2000

17 May 2000

Cabinet reiterated the South African government's commitment to solidarity with the people of Angola. Cabinet noted the period 15-30 May 2000 has been declared Angola Focus Weeks by the Department of Welfare and calls upon all South Africans to mark...

Wednesday, May 3, 2000

3 May 2000

Cabinet today reviewed the launch of the National Coat of Arms and expressed appreciation at the efforts of all those involved. The meeting noted that the majority of South Africans had received the Coat of Arms warmly, and that the next task was to...

Wednesday, April 12, 2000

12 April 2000

Cabinet was today briefed on the work of the Command Centre dealing with reconstruction in the areas affected by the flood disaster. Progress has been made with regard to identifying and attending to priority areas; and issues of funding across...

Wednesday, March 29, 2000

 

Cabinet statement Min Skweyiya: Poverty Relief Programme Dep. Pres Zuma: Progress in allocation with Poverty Relief funds
Wednesday, March 15, 2000

15 March 2000

Cabinet today finalised the Code of Ethics for Members of Cabinet and Executive Councils -provided for in the Executive Members Ethics Act passed in 1998 -for submission to Parliament. The Code applies to both national and provincial spheres of...

Tuesday, February 29, 2000

29 February 2000

Cabinet held its regular meeting today, at which it reviewed a number of issues arising from the recent Cabinet lekgotla, some of which will inform the President's State of the Nation Address.

Cabinet agreed on the modus operandi of the...

Wednesday, February 16, 2000

16 February 2000

Cabinet has in principle approved funding to the areas affected by the recent floods, in particular those that have been declared "Disaster Areas" in the Northern Province and Mpumalanga. This includes the Kruger National Park. Priority in this...

Wednesday, February 2, 2000

2 February 2000

Cabinet held its regular meeting today, at which it reviewed a number of issues arising from the recent Cabinet lekgotla, some of which will inform the President's State of the Nation Address.

Cabinet agreed on the modus operandi of the...

Wednesday, January 19, 2000

19 January 2000

Cabinet held its lekgotla on 17, 18 and 19 January to finalise the programme of government for the year 2000. This was followed by an ordinary Cabinet meeting on 19 January.

The lekgotla reviewed the implementation of the programme that...