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Government invites media to apply for accreditation for funeral service of Mendi Msimang

Media accreditation for the funeral service of the late Mr Mendi Msimang

On Saturday, 08 December 2018, government will host the Special Official Funeral service of the late Mr Mendi Msimang.

Members of the media who wish to cover the funeral service are requested to apply for accreditation by submitting their details online through the link: All fields must be completed.

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Government commemorate the fifth anniversary of the passing of Nelson Mandela

Government commemorate the fifth anniversary of the passing of Nelson Mandela

Government calls on all South Africans, international communities and civil society to play their part in recognizing and emulating the values of the first democratic President of South Africa , Nelson Mandela, as the country commemorates the fifth anniversary of his passing on 5 December 2013.

This year Madiba would have turned 100 years had he lived. President Cyril Ramaphosa declared 2018 the year of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela in his State of the Nation Address.

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Inter-Ministerial Task Team on North West Intervention progress

IMTT on North West meet to discuss progress on the intervention

The Inter-Ministerial Task Team (IMTT) under the Chairpersonship of the Minister in The Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, met together with the Premier, members of the North West EXCO, and Administrators on Friday, 23 November in Pretoria, to assess the work that has been done to implement the North West Intervention since its inception.

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Government welcomes serial rapist sentencing

Government welcomes the sentence of 208 years imposed by the Bisho High Court on a serial rapist who for years stalked and preyed on young women and schoolgirls in Mdantsane and East London.

Luvuyo Malawana Mananga from NU16 Mdantsane, was found guilty by the Bhisho High court earlier this month for a spree of crimes between 2007 and 2011, including eleven rapes.

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Government welcomes Baby X mom sentencing

9 November 2018

Government welcomes the 20 year sentence imposed on the mother who murdered her child who became known to the media as Baby X in 2014.

The mother has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.

The court found that the 35-year-old woman had murdered her three-year-old daughter, who had endured being beaten, starved, burnt with cigarettes, had chilli powder put in her nappy and tied to a bed at night.

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Government and civil society join hands in the fight against gender-based violence and Femicide

30 October 2018

South Africa is facing a gender-based violence and femicide epidemic that has reached worrying proportions.  According to the latest report released by Statistics South Africa on gender based violence, 70 813 women experienced sexual offences in 2016/ 2017 as compared to 31 665 in 2015/2016.  This is over hundred percent increase in violence against women and children. 

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Government announces arrangements for funeral of Agnes Msimang

25 October 2018

The Inter- Ministerial Committee (IMC) on State Funerals led by Minister in the Presidency responsible for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma met on Wednesday, 24 October 2018 to discuss progress on the arrangements of the Special Official Funeral Category 1, for the late Mama Agnes Msimang who passed away at a Johannesburg hospital, last Thursday, 18 October 2018 at age 89.

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Government welcomes Bishop Jabu Ndaba’s sentencing

25 October 2018

Government welcomes the life imprisonment sentence handed over to Bishop Jabu Ndaba (52) by the Springs Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.

Ndaba, who is reportedly the leader of Trinity Apostolic Church, was charged with one count of rape of a minor who, along with her family, was a member of his church. He was found guilty of the crimes in July this year.

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