Media statements

Collection of media accreditation for eThekwini Presidential Launch of District Development Model

16 October 2019

Members of the media who have applied for accreditation to cover the eThekwini District Development Model Presidential launch are advised to collect their accreditation cards as follows:

The launch of Mara Phone Plant: Accreditation will be collected as follows:

Date: Wednesday, 16 October 2019         
Time: 9h30 – 17h00     
Venue: Dube Trade Port, Dube City, Invest SA offices, Durban

The launch of District Development Model: Accreditation will be collected as follows:

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The UN High Commission for refugees in Cape Town sit-in

9 Oct 2019

Government notes the sit-in by people alleged to be foreign nationals at the offices of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees in Cape Town. It is also noted that the Western Cape Refugee and Migrant Forum has distanced itself from this sit-down.

South Africa is a signatory to international instruments which form part of Public International Law, and these international instruments have also been incorporated into our domestic law by the Refugees Act.

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Government welcomes human trafficking sentencing

19 September 2019

Government welcomes Gauteng High Court’s landmark ruling handed down to Ediozi Odi, who received 6 life sentences and an additional 129 years imprisonment  for human trafficking and related charges after he kept three young girls hostage to work as sex slaves. This ruling shows that those found guilty of human trafficking and related crimes will be met with the harshest sentences possible.

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Collection of media accreditation for the official funeral service of the late Deputy Minister Bavelile Hlongwa

19 September 2019

Members of the media who have successfully applied for accreditation to cover the funeral service of the late Deputy Minister of the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy, Bavelile Hlongwa are requested to collect their accreditation cards at Durban City Hall as follows.

Day One:

Date: Thursday, 19 September 2019
Time: 13h00- 18h00

Day Two:

Date: Friday, 20 September
Time:  8h00- 19h00

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Government arrangements for official funeral of late Deputy Minister Hlongwa

18 September 2019

Preparations for the official funeral service of the late Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources, Bavelile Hlongwa are well underway.

President Ramaphosa declared an Official Funeral Category 2 in line with government’s State, Official and Provincial Funeral Policy. The President has further directed that the national flag shall fly at half-mast at every flag station in the country until the Deputy Minister is laid to rest.

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Media accreditation for the official funeral service of the late Deputy Minister Bavelile Hlongwa

17 September 2019

Members of the media who wish to cover the funeral service of the late Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources, Bavelile Hlongwa are advised to apply for accreditation by completing the attached form in full.     

The process of applying for accreditation opened yesterday, 17 September to Thursday, 19 September 2019.  Members of the media who have successfully applied will be advised on the dates for collection of accreditation at a later stage.  

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