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Let us protect children to move South Africa forward

4 June 2019

Government calls on members of society to join it in making safety, care and protection of children a priority, as South Africa observes Child Protection Week from 02 to 09 June 2019.

Observed under the theme: “Let Us Protect Children to Move South Africa Forward”, the 22nd Anniversary of the Child Protection Week campaign comes at the time when South Africa has seen atrocious abuse and violence against children.

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KwaZulu-Natal Presidential Inauguration live viewing areas information

22 May 2019

South Africa will inaugurate its sixth democratically elected President after the national general elections. The Presidential Inauguration will take place in Pretoria which is the national seat of government. The theme for the inauguration is: “Together Celebrating Democracy: Renewal and Growth for a Better South Africa”. It reinforces that everyone has a role to play in building a brighter tomorrow.

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Presidential Inauguration logistics

17 May 2019

Members of the public are advised on the following arrangements for transportation and access to the stadium on the day of the inauguration. The inauguration will be held under the theme – “Together celebrating democracy: Renewal and growth for a better South Africa” on 25 May 2019 at Loftus Versveld.

Buses transporting people from: Gauteng, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West, and Free State are expected to arrive early. The buses will drop people at the vicinity of the stadium and then proceed to park at Tshwane Events Centre.

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Statement of the Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) on the state of readiness for the Presidential Inauguration

16 May 2019

Members of the IMC
Senior officials of government
Members of the media
Ladies and gentlemen

I would like to first welcome you and the thank you for coming to this briefing on preparations for the Presidential Inauguration scheduled to take place on the 25th of May, at Loftus Stadium.

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Collection of media accreditation for the 2019 Presidential Inauguration Ceremony

15 May 2019

Members of the media who have applied to cover the 2019 Presidential Inauguration Ceremony are advised to collect their accreditation as follows:

Date: 20-24 May 2019
Time: 9h00-17h00
Venue: Tshwane House, 320 Madiba Street, Pretoria

NB: Parking is available along Madiba Street (opposite Tshwane House) and corner Johannes Ramokgoase and Sisulu Streets, media to note that parking is limited and they can also utilize the paid for parking at the Sammy Marks Square parking facility. 

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Government together with all social partners will tackle unemployment

14 May 2019

The Statistician-General of South Africa, Risenga Maluleke has today released the first quarter labour force survey. The survey indicates that the level of unemployment has increased to 27.6%.  The increase in the unemployment rate is a result of decline of 237 000 in the number of people in employment and an increase of 62 000 in the number of people who were unemployed between the fourth quarter of 2018 and the first quarter of 2019.

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JCPS Cluster Ministers thanking South African voters on the successful sixth general elections

13 May 2019

Minister of Home Affairs; Hon Siyabonga Cwele
Minister of Defence Hon Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula   
Secretary of Defence, Dr Sam Gulube
National Commissioner of Police; General Khehla Sitole
Directors-General of the JCPS Cluster
CEO of the Independent Electoral Commission
Senior Officials
Members of the media

Ladies and Gentlemen

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Work to build a better tomorrow starts now

11 May 2019

The official declaration by the IEC of the final results of the 2019 national and provincial elections paves the way for the sixth democratic administration to begin its work.

We congratulate the IEC for a job well done, and for their handling of disputes and various issues that arose. We are satisfied that the IEC addressed these issues and that they are in no way detracted from the success and credibility of the elections.

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A few hours left to make your mark for democracy

 8 May 2019
Government calls upon all citizens who have not yet voted in the country’s sixth democratic elections to make their way to voting stations. Stations will close at 9pm and those queuing within the precinct will be allowed to vote.
We are pleased that millions of South Africans have heeded the call to vote, and have conducted themselves in an orderly and respectful manner.
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