Media advisories

Media briefing to update government’s lockdown intervention measures on Covid-19: 28 Mar

28 March 2020

Ministers representing the COVID -19 National Command Council will  update the nation on the status of the  COVID 19 lockdown in South Africa. 

Members of the media are invited to cover the media briefing as follows:
Date: Saturday , 28 March 2020
Time: 14h00
Venue: Tshedimosetso House, GCIS Auditorium, 1035 Francis Baard Street, Hatfield in Pretoria

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Media briefing to update on government’s lockdown intervention measures on COVID-19: 27 Mar

27 March 2020

Ministers representing the COVID -19 National Command Council will  update the nation on the status of the COVID 19 lockdown in South Africa. 

Members of the media are invited to cover the media briefing as follows:

Date: Friday, 27 March 2020
Time: 18h00
Venue: Tshedimosetso House, GCIS Auditorium, 1035 Francis Baard Street, Hatfield in Pretoria

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Photo opportunity and remarks during progress report meeting of the Inter-Ministerial Task Team on North West intervention: 13 Mar

11 March 2020

The Inter-Ministerial Task Team (IMTT) on the North West intervention under the convenorship of the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, will conduct stakeholder engagements in the province to assess progress on the section (100) (1)  intervention in the province since the establishment of the IMTT.

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Media briefing on the outcomes of Cabinet meeting held on 11 March 2020: 12 Mar

11 March 2020

Minister in the Presidency, Jackson Mthembu will brief media on the outcomes of the Cabinet meeting held on Wednesday, 11 March 2020.

Members of the media are invited as follows:

Date:  Thursday, 12 March 2020
Time:  11h00
Venue: Imbizo Media Centre, 120 Plein Street, Parliament in Cape Town 

NB: There will be a video link up to Ronnie Mamoepa Media Centre, Tshedimosetso House, 1035 Francis Baard Street, Hatfield, Pretoria.

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Minister Jackson Mthembu conducts information blitz and community engagement ahead of State of the Nation Address: 13 Feb

12 February 2020

The Minister in the Presidency, Mr Jackson Mthembu   will on Thursday, 13 February 2020, conduct an information blitz and community engagement in Cape Town ahead of the State of the Nation Address (SoNA).

The engagements led by Minister Mthembu aim to ensure that government reports back on previous SoNA commitments and educate members of the public on what SoNA means to allow them to be better equipped to engage with the contents of the speech and how it impacts their lives.

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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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