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Update on procurement process for renewable energy IPP procurement programme (REIPPPP) bid window 6 (BW 6)

11 September 2022

Government announced the amended Request for Proposal (RFP) to increase the MW allocation under the REIPPPP Bid Window (BW) 6 in response to the announcement by the President on 25 July 2022.   The capacity to be procured currently under BW 6 will now increase from 2600MW to 4200MW.  This follows the conclusion of all required governance approvals, including Eskom approval.

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Minister in The Presidency, Mondli Gungubele calls for public comments on a revised MAC Charter Sector Code

3 August 2022

The Minister in the Presidency, Mondli Gungubele has published a notice in a government gazette (Gazette number) calling on the public and interested stakeholders to work with the MAC Charter Council make oral and written inputs to review the current MAC Sector Code.

The MAC Charter Council, which is directed towards ensuring that transformation in the sector, is promoted, monitored and reported on annually in line with the provisions of the Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment Act of 2003, as amended.

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Government condemns prevention to access healthcare services

30 August 2022

Government condemns prevention to access healthcare services

Government condemns the actions of some citizens who have been preventing people from accessing healthcare services at Kalafong Hospital, in Attridgeville, based on the colour of their skin and the language spoken. 

These actions by a few are infringing on basic human rights. They go against the tenets of our hard fought for democracy. 

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Government welcomes Quarter One Crime Statistics

19 August 2022

Government welcomes Quarter One Crime Statistics

Government welcomes the 2022/2023 quarter one crime statistics released earlier today that show a decrease in the total number of Sexual Offences such as rape, sexual assault, attempted sexual offences and contact sexual offences. However, government acknowledges that a lot still needs to be done to intensify efforts to fight crime even further in the country, especially because the number of murders remain high. 

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Government commemorates the Marikana tragedy

16 August 2022

Government commemorates the Marikana tragedy

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the tragedy that happened around Lonmin Platinum Mine in Marikana in North West province on 16 August 2012, which claimed the lives of miners, security guards, and members of the South African Police Service (SAPS).  Government joins the families, friends and South Africans in remembering those who lost their lives in the tragedy.

Marikana renewal

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Government notes a misleading article published in The Star newspaper

04 August 2022

Working together to make SA better

Government has noted a misleading article published in The Star newspaper, which seeks to create a narrative that President Ramaphosa is silent on pertinent issues. This article is not only misleading, but seeks to sow divisions, create unnecessary tensions and blankly ignores the communication that has occurred from the Presidency and government on challenges that we are working on.

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