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Government Communications on media arrangements for Colloquium on Land Reform

Media arrangements for the colloquium on land reform

Members of the media wishing to attend the two-day Colloquium on Land Reform scheduled to take place from tomorrow, 22 to 23 February 2019 at Saint George Hotel and Conference Centre are advised of the following arrangements.

Media programme

Day one – Friday 22 February 2019

07:00 - 08:30  Arrival and registration

09:00 - 09:30  Opening session

09:30 – 13:00  Panel discussions

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Government saddened by Hoerskool Driehoek accident

1 February 2019

Government sends heartfelt condolences and message of sympathy to families of the children who died tragically at Hoërskool Driehoek in Vanderbijl, Sedibeng when a walkway fell on them.

It is sad and tragic that children had to die in this manner in a school environment. Our thoughts are with the families of the victims of this tragic incident. The provincial Department of Education is providing much-needed support to the school as well as the injured learners.

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Government commemorate the fifth anniversary of the passing of Nelson Mandela

6 December 2018

Government commemorate the fifth anniversary of the passing of Nelson Mandela

Government calls on all South Africans, international communities and civil society to play their part in recognizing and emulating the values of the first democratic President of South Africa , Nelson Mandela, as the country commemorates the fifth anniversary of his passing on 5 December 2013.

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Inter-Ministerial Task Team on North West Intervention progress

29 November 2018

IMTT on North West meet to discuss progress on the intervention

The Inter-Ministerial Task Team (IMTT) under the Chairpersonship of the Minister in The Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, met together with the Premier, members of the North West EXCO, and Administrators on Friday, 23 November in Pretoria, to assess the work that has been done to implement the North West Intervention since its inception.

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Government welcomes serial rapist sentencing

22 November 2018

Government welcomes the sentence of 208 years imposed by the Bisho High Court on a serial rapist who for years stalked and preyed on young women and schoolgirls in Mdantsane and East London.

Luvuyo Malawana Mananga from NU16 Mdantsane, was found guilty by the Bhisho High court earlier this month for a spree of crimes between 2007 and 2011, including eleven rapes.

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