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Government on media arrangements for Special Official Funeral of the late Ikosi Sipho Mahlangu

22 July 2021

Government wishes to advise the nation regarding further details on the  Special Official Funeral of the late Ikosi Sipho Mahlangu who passed away on Friday, 16th July 2021. 

President Ramaphosa has declared that the Funeral of Ikosi Mahlangu will be conducted in line with protocols of the Special Official Funeral Category 1 which includes military honours.

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Government on commemoration of Mandela Day

19 July 2021

On 18 July, South Africa will join the global community in commemorating Nelson Mandela International Day. The intention behind Mandela Day is to celebrate former President Nelson Mandela’s life and legacy and to recommit to his call to build a caring and better world.

Many will spend the day by doing something that will make a difference in their communities and staying true to Madiba’s words that “it is in your hands to make of our world a better one for all”.

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Government calls for more information

8 June 2021

Government has noted media reports and social media posts alleging that a South African woman has given birth to 10 babies and reportedly broken the world record.

The posts attribute the birth of the babies to Gosiame Thamara Sithole from Gauteng. 

Government has been unable to verify the authenticity of this birth at our facilities “We need to verify this story and provide assistance where needed,” said Williams.

Phumla Williams
Cell: 083 501 0139

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Media arrangements for handover of land and title deeds to farmers in Tafelkop, Limpopo

On Saturday, 22 May 2021, government will hand over land and title deeds to farmers at Tafelkop in the Groblersdal, Sekhukhune District of Limpopo Province.  

President Cyril Ramaphosa will  lead the handover ceremony supported by Ministers of  Public Works and Infrastructure; Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development; Justice and Correctional Services as well as Acting Minister in The Presidency responsible for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation. 

The handover ceremony is the culmination of a land reform process. 

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Government commemorates International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

17 May 2021

South Africa joins the rest of the world in commemorating the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia under the theme “Together: Resisting, Supporting and Healing”.  Government calls on everyone to play their part to ensure the safety of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, transgender, Queer and Intersex (LGBTQI+) community. We call on all sectors of society to oppose any form of violence committed against LGBTQI+ persons.

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