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Government concerned about shops looting in Soweto

15 August 2019

Government has noted with concern reports of looting of foreign owned shops in Soweto. Government reiterates that such activities are unlawful and criminal in nature.

The Acting GCIS Director-General Phumla Williams said: “Government urges communities to refrain from taking the law into their own hands and to co-operate with the law enforcement agencies. There can be no reason that justifies breaking the laws of our country. South Africa is governed by laws and will not tolerate anarchy.”

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Accreditation for special official funeral for late General Isaac Lesiba Maphoto

18 July 2019

President Cyril Ramaphosa has declared a Special Official Funeral for veteran freedom fighter Ntate Isaac Lesiba “Bra Ike” Maphoto who passed away at the age of 88 on Saturday, 13 July 2019.

The funeral service of Bra Ike will be held in Polokwane on Sunday, 21 July 2019. The details of the funeral service will be provided in the coming days.

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Let us protect children to move South Africa forward

4 June 2019

Government calls on members of society to join it in making safety, care and protection of children a priority, as South Africa observes Child Protection Week from 02 to 09 June 2019.

Observed under the theme: “Let Us Protect Children to Move South Africa Forward”, the 22nd Anniversary of the Child Protection Week campaign comes at the time when South Africa has seen atrocious abuse and violence against children.

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