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Government congratulates SABC’s Leanne Manas for being honoured with Knight of the French National Order of Merit

20 May 

The Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) would like to congratulate SABC Morning live presenter, Leanne Manas who was bestowed with the Knight of the French National Order Merit. The award was bestowed upon Manas by the Ambassador of France to South Africa, H.E. Mr Aurélien Lechevallier, on behalf of President Emmanuel Macron this week.

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Protecting infrastructure is critical to growth

Government once again reiterates that every person in the country is duty bound to protect the country’s critical economic infrastructure. 

The recent incidents of cable theft, railway destruction, vandalism, and allegations of sabotage at Eskom, goes against the country’s endeavours to move our economy in an upward trajectory so that the triple challenge of unemployment, poverty and inequality can be addressed.

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Government welcomes corruption sentencing

18 May 2022

Government welcomes the Pretoria Commercial Crime Court sentencing of Businessman Veloro Davids and former Ekurhuleni employees Nilesh Singh and Andrew Mphusomadi who were involved in a corrupt IT tender.  David received 10 years for fraud 15 years for corruption and Singh was sentenced to 10 years for fraud and 15 years for corruption.  Mphushomadi, former IT senior manager at Ekurhuleni, was given a 10-year prison sentence, of which four was suspended, for money laundering. 

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Government puts into context disaster funds

17 May

Government notes media reports on an allegation made by the Democratic Alliance at press briefing that the National Treasury has refused to release funds to be used for disaster relief by KwaZulu-Natal provincial government. The allegations levelled against the National Treasury is mischievous and unwarranted at a time when government and society are putting in all efforts to rebuild their lives of those affected by the floods and their livelihoods. 

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Government Communications on 5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour

12 May  

The 5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour

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South Africa will together with the International Labour Organisation host the Fifth Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour from 15–20 May 2022 in Durban. The conference brings together stakeholders from the around the world to discuss, share good practices, advance policies and commit to the elimination of child labour.

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Government celebrates Nurses on International Nurses Day

As the world celebrates International Nurses Day, the Government Communication and Information System would like to recognise and acknowledge the hard work and diligence of nurses and their continued support, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, we celebrate the nursing profession and promote the vital work of nurses in our communities, and globally.

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Media accreditation for Presidential Imbizo, Carolina, Mpumalanga Province

6 May 2022

Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) calls on members of the media to apply for accreditation for the Presidential Imbizo, which is scheduled to take place on Friday, 20 May 2022 at Silobela Stadium, Carolina, Gert Sibande District Municipality, in the Mpumalanga Province. 

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Government passes condolences to Thabo Masebe family

19 April 2022

The Government Communication and Information System (GCIS), is deeply saddened by the passing of one of our very own legendary communicator, Thabo Masebe. At the time of his passing, he served as the Acting Director-General in the Gauteng Premier's office. The GCIS extends it heartfelt condolences to the Masebe family, his colleagues and the province a large. 

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Government calls for vigilance as the risk of flooding remains high in most parts of South Africa

16 April 2022
Government wishes to advise all that reside in South Africa especially in low lying areas, KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape to remain vigilant as persistent showers of rain continue to pour during the Easter Weekend.  
The South African Weather Services warns that rain accompanied by thunderstorm and strong winds is expected to intensify in some parts of the country and the risk of flooding remains a possibility.  
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