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Gigaba leaves his post as Minister of Home Affairs.

President Cyril Ramaphosa received and accepted a letter of resignation from the Minister of Home Affairs, Malusi Gigaba.

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There are many remarkable men and women upon whose shoulders our nation has been built. Their powerful contributions to our struggle for freedom charted the way for a country that belongs to all South Africans.

Amid the on-going dire effects of drought and climate change in most parts of the country, the vandalism of water infrastructure is one amongst the major contributors affecting water supply and security, with effects hard felt by those in marginalised communities.

An activist who became the world’s most famous prisoner; a prisoner who became a President and changed the world. This is the inspiring story of former President - and the father of South Africa’s liberation and constitutional – democracy Nelson Mandela.

South Africans are invited to view the great sunrises over the biggest inland water mass in the country, the Gariep Dam, during September, writes Marcus Monyakeni.

Depending on which side you are on, the debate around the motion to explore the possibility of amending the Constitution so as to allow for the expropriation of land without compensation has been characterised by some people screaming murder and others celebrating in support of the proposal. In certain cases, reactions have regrettably been alarmist or have sought to paint a picture of a reckless push for land. Certain groups and parties have also tried to use the process to fear-monger.

This year marks 62 years since courageous and selfless women stood firm in the face of apartheid tyranny. The women of 1956 bravely stood against patriarchy and subjugation which sought to confine and define them.

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Nelson Mandela Centenary

Nelson Mandela Centenary

Nelson Mandela Centenary

Social Development Month

Social Development Month 2017

October marks Social Development Month.

Transport Month

October marks Transport Month.

OR Tambo Centenary

OR Tambo Centenary

2017 marks the OR Tambo Centenary.

Freedom Day

South Africa celebrates Freedom Day annually on the 27 April and the theme for this year is “The year of OR Tambo: Together deepening democracy and building safer and crime-free communities”.

Human Rights Day 2017

South Africa commemorates Human Rights Month in March.

State of the Nation Address 2017

President Jacob Zuma will present the State of the Nation Address (SoNA) to a joint sitting of the two Houses of Parliament (National Assembly and National Council of Provinces) on 9 February 2016 at 19h00.

Transport Month

Transport Month

In 2005, October was declared Transport Month during the Transport Lekgotla.

Heritage Month 2016

Heritage Month is celebrated annually from 1 to 30 September. It recognises aspects of South African culture which are both tangible and intangible: creative expression such as music and performances, our historical inheritance, language, the food we eat as well as the popular memory.

Nine-Point Plan

In his 2015 State of the Nation Address, President Jacob Zuma announced the Nine-Point Plan to boost economic growth and create much-needed jobs.

Youth Month 2016

Youth Month 2016

South Africa celebrates the 40th Anniversary of 16 June 1976.

Freedom Month

South Africa celebrates Freedom Month during April.

2016 Local Government Elections

2016 Local Government Elections

Human Rights Month 2016

March is Human Rights Month