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Government congratulates South Africa’s first deaf Law graduate

15 April 2019

Government sends warm congratulations to Eastern Cape-born Qobo Ningiza who will be South Africa’s first deaf law graduate when he graduates with a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree at the University of Cape Town today.

“Ningiza is an inspiration to many of us and serves as proof that if as individuals we focus on our abilities instead of focusing on the obstacles, we can achieve anything in life.

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Government calls on South Africans to celebrate Freedom Month with pride

12 April 2019

This year’s national Freedom Month celebration marks 25 years of Freedom and Democracy and comes shortly before the upcoming national and provincial elections on 08 May, in which all South Africans will be exercising their democratic right to vote. The month will be observed under the theme, “Celebrating 25 Years of Democracy”.

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Government condemns use of fake information to fuel tensions

2 April 2019

The recent acts of criminality that resulted in the displacement of foreign nationals in KZN and Limpopo and harm to some is regrettable. Such acts should be strongly condemned by all peace loving South Africans. This is certainly not how we should be viewed as a country, as these incidents are criminal in nature and have been hijacked by people who fuelled the tensions through fake news on social media.

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Government activities for the week, 1 to 7 Apr

1 April 2019

From 1 – 2 April, the Minister of Communications, Ms Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, will lead a DTT, Cyber Security Awareness and Good Green Deeds clean-up campaign in Mthatha, Eastern Cape.

Chief Electoral Officer, Mr Sy Mamabolo will on Monday, 1 April, formally launch an innovative online reporting platform for citizens to report instances of alleged digital disinformation. The launch will take place at the Election House, Riverside Office Park in Centurion at 12h00.

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Government calls media to collect accreditation for Presidential launch of GBVF Declaration and opening of Booysens Magistrates’ Court

25 March 2019

Media accreditation for the Presidential Launch of the GBVF Declaration and Opening of the Booysens Magistrates’ Court

On 28 March 2019, Government together with representatives of civil society organisations will host the Presidential launch of the Gender-Based Violence and Femicide (GBVF) Declaration as well as the opening of the Booysens Magistrates’ Court in Oakdene South of Johannesburg.

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