Media advisories

Government Communications on collection of media accreditation for funeral service of Dr Richard Maponya

13 January 2020

Members of the media who have applied for accreditation to cover the official funeral of Dr Richard Maponya are advised to collect their accreditation cards as follows:

Date: Monday, 13 January 2020         
Time: 08h00 – 16h00
Venue: University of Johannesburg, Soweto Campus

NB: Members of the media are advised to bring along their ID’s and press cards on the collection of accreditation.

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Government calls on media to apply for accreditation for Special Official Funeral of Dr Richard Maponya

10 January 2020

President Cyril Ramaphosa has declared a Special Official Funeral Category 2 for esteemed business leader Dr Richard Maponya who will be buried on Tuesday, 14 January 2020 in Johannesburg, Gauteng.

Dr Maponya, widely respected as the doyen of black business, passed away on Monday 6 January 2020, a few days after celebrating his 99th birthday.

The President has directed that the National Flag fly at half-mast from Friday 10 January 2020 until the evening of the burial.

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Post-Cabinet media briefing: 17 Dec

16 December 2019

Media briefing on outcomes of the Cabinet meeting held on 13 December 2019

Minister in the Presidency, Jackson Mthembu will brief media on the outcomes of the Cabinet meeting held on Friday, 13 December 2019.

Members of the media are invited as follows:

Date:    Tuesday, 17 December  2019
Time:   10h00
Venue: Ronnie Mamoepa Press Room, Tshedimosetso House, 1035 Francis Baard Street, Hatfield, Pretoria.

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Government to host a memorial service for late King Zwelonke Sigcawu: 27 Nov

26 November 2019 

On Wednesday, 27 November, government will host a memorial service for the late King Zwelonke Sigcawu. Members of the media are invited to attend and cover the event as follows:

Date:  Wednesday, 27 November 2019
Time:   14h00
Venue:  East London Abbotsford Christian Centre in Eastern Cape. 

The service is open to members of the public to attend and there is no accreditation required for members of the media.

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JCPS Cluster to brief the media: 26 Nov

25 November 2019

The Justice, Crime Prevention and Security (JCPS) Cluster Ministers will hold a media briefing to update the public on its successes and the plans for the festive season safety campaign.

The details of the media briefing are as follows:

Date: Tuesday, 26 November 2019
Time: 14h00
Venue: Imbizo Media Centre, 120 Plein Street, Parliament in Cape Town

NB: There will be a video link to Ronnie Mamoepa Media Centre, Tshedimosetso House, Cnr Frances Baard and Festival streets, Hatfield in Pretoria.

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Media arrangements for the South African Investment Conference 2019: 4 Nov

30 October 2019

Members of the media are invited to a technical briefing on media arrangements for the SA Investment Conference 2019 to be held in Sandton, Johannesburg from 5 – 7 November 2019.

Please note that only the media that has collected its accreditation on the 3rd Nov will be accommodated at the briefing.

All media Accreditation can be collected from the IDC Auditorium: 19 Freedman Drive, Sandton on Sunday, 3 November 2019 from 08h30 until 17h30.

The details of the Technical briefing are as follows:                   

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JCPS Cluster visit Manguzi border post: 1 Nov

31 October 2019

Justice, Crime Prevention and Security Cluster (JCPS) ministers will visit Manguzi border post in KwaZulu-Natal on Friday, 01 November 2019.

This visit is a follow-up, following the visit  that JCPS Cluster ministers held in 2017 where they discovered that Manguzi area and the border line between KwaZulu-Natal and Mozambique was a hive of criminal activities including the smuggling of illicit goods, drugs, vehicle theft, human trafficking and rhino horn poaching.

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