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Government Communications hosts webinar on youth voices in upcoming local government elections, 21 Oct

19 October 2021

The Government Communications and Information System (GCIS) in partnership with Agape Youth Movement will host a webinar to discuss the importance of youth participation in the upcoming local government elections.

This webinar hosted seeks to:

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GCIS commemorates Black Wednesday

19 October 2021

The Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) joins South Africa’s media industry in commemorating the 44th anniversary of Black Wednesday, a day set aside to reflect on and discuss media freedom.  South African history bears testament to the need for ongoing discussions on media freedom and the realization of the critical role media plays in strengthening democracy.

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President Cyril Ramaphosa marks 35th anniversary passing of President Samora Machel of Mozambique

18 October 2021

His Excellency President Cyril Ramaphosa and His Excellency President Filipe Nyusi of the Republic of Mozambique will on Tuesday, 19 October 2021, participate in a commemorative event to mark the 35th anniversary of the passing of former President of the Republic of Mozambique, Samora Machel.

President Ramaphosa and President Nyusi are scheduled to speak at the occasion and lay wreaths.

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Government mourns the passing of veteran journlist Val Boje

4 October 2021

The Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) joins the media and communications sector in mourning the passing of veteran journalist, Ms Valerie Boje.  

According to the media statement issued by the National Press Club, Val passed away in the morning of Monday, 04 October 2021.  
GCIS wishes to express its condolences to her family, friends, colleagues in the media and communication sector as well as the National Press Club members.

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Job creation and economic growth will be the cornerstone of South Africa’s participation in the EXPO2020 in Dubai

30 September 2021

Cabinet has announced South Africa’s participation at the EXPO2020 Dubai that will take place in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022. The theme of this year's Expo is "Connecting Minds and Creating the Future via Sustainability, Mobility, and Opportunity".

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Government Communication and Information System initiates action on SIU Digital Vibe report

30 September  

The Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) confirms that a Special Investigating Unit has made a finding against a GCIS staff member in the Digital Vibes matter. GCIS has set in motion a process to deal with the SIU findings.

This process will determine which cause of action will be taken against the official concerned. The process is guided by the Guide on Disciplinary and Incapacity Matters of the Department of Public Service and Administration.

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Arrangements for the official funeral of the late Deputy Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize

22 September 2021

The South Africa Government wishes to advise the nation on the arrangements for the Official Funeral of the late Prof Hlengiwe Mkhize who passed away on Thursday, 16 September 2021.  

At the time of her passing, Prof Mkhize was serving as the Deputy Minister in The Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities.

President Ramaphosa has accorded Prof Mkhize an Official Funeral Category 2 with police honours. 

1.    Memorial Service 

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Government consult political parties and religious sector on developments in COVID-19 response

7 September 2021

President Cyril Ramaphosa today, 07 September 2021, chaired meetings of the National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC) and the President’s Coordinating Council to deliberate on developments in the national response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The meetings reflected on the rate of COVID-19 infections and vaccination, and assessed the COVID-19 prevention measures in force under Adjusted Level 3 of the national state of disaster.

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