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ICASA calls public to apply for pre-registration of new community sound Broadcasting Service Licences

27 January 2020

Reminder to appy for the pre-registration of new community sound Broadcasting Service Licences

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) would like to remind all stakeholders and the South African public that the pre-registration process in respect of applications for Class Community Sound Broadcasting Service Licences and Radio Frequency Spectrum for purposes of providing community sound broadcasting services is still open until 31 March 2020.

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Government mourns the passing away of Prof Ben Turok

 9 December 2019

Today South Africans received the sad news of the passing away of struggle stalwart and hero of the liberation struggle Professor Ben Turok.  Professor Turok was 92 years old when his family announced his passing today, 09 December 2019.

Professor Turok dedicated his life to the betterment of the people of South Africa and ensured that we enjoy the democracy we have today.

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Media accreditation for the official funeral service of the late King Zwelonke Sigcawu

26 November 2019

Members of the media who wish to cover the funeral service of the late King Zwelonke Sigcawu are advised to apply for accreditation  before the deadline of Wednesday, 27 November 2019.

King Sigcawu passed on in the morning of Thursday, 14 November 2019. President Ramaphosa has since declared that the King will be honored with a Special Official Funeral Category 1 with military honors.  This is in line with government’s State, Official and Provincial Funeral Policy.

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Update on memorial and funeral of late AmaXhosa King Zwelonke Sigcawu

26 November 2019

Government wishes to provide update on the preparation for the Official Memorial and Special Official Funeral of the late AmaXhosa King, Zwelonke Mpendulo Sigcawu who passed on in the morning of Thursday, 14 November 2019.

President Ramaphosa has since declared that the King will be honored with the Special  Official Funeral Category 1 with military honors.  This is in line with government’s State, Official and Provincial Funeral Policy.

1.    Official Memorial Service

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Collection of media accreditation for 16 Days of Activism and Waterberg Presidential launch of District Development Model

23 November 2019

Members of the media who have applied for accreditation to cover the launch of 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children on Monday, 25 November 2019 and the launch of Waterberg District Development Model which will take place on Tuesday, 26 November 2019 are advised to collect their accreditation cards as follows:

Day One:

Date: 24 November 2019     
Time: 09h00 – 17h00
Venue: Mogol Golf Club, Lephalale

Day Two:

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Government welcomes Uyinene murderer sentence

15 November 2019

Government notes and welcomes the three life sentence handed over to former post office worker Luyanda Botha for the rape and murder of Uyinene Mrwetyana.

Botha pleaded guilty to raping and killing UCT student Mrwetyana earlier this year.

Government thanks the police for the sterling work that went into this case and the swift arrest of Botha which culminated into his sentencing today.

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High Court judgement on the protesters at the UNHCR offices in Pretoria

14 November 2019

The South African Government has noted the ruling of the Gauteng High Court of South Africa (Gauteng Division, Pretoria) regarding the protesters gathered at the UNHCR regional offices in Pretoria. The protesters are prohibited from contravening the by-laws of the City of Tshwane and the laws of South Africa. The government urges the protesters to abide by the decision of the High Court.

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