South Africa

Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) Director-General, Phumla Williams, could not hold back her tears when she arrived at the residence of the late Minister in the Presidency, Jackson Mthembu, in Ackerville, Witbank.

The late Minister in the Presidency, Jackson Mthembu, is to be laid to rest this weekend at his home in Emalahleni, Mpumalanga.

Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Minister, Lindiwe Sisulu, has directed her department to investigate and find a solution to the alleged eviction of an elderly citizen in Standerton, Mpumalanga.

The management of departments and entities led by the late Minister in the Presidency, Jackson Mthembu, will pay their respects through a drive-by visit to his family residence in Ackerville, Witbank, this afternoon.

The fatalities on South African roads during the 2020 festive season declined by seven percent when compared to the previous period.

The Electoral Commission (IEC) has welcomed the signing of a proclamation on the commencement of the Political Party Funding Act by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Friday.

Dedicated, humble and a principled person. This is how political leaders, both from the ruling party and the opposition, remember the late Minister in the Presidency, Jackson Mthembu.

In a historic development for transparency and accountability in South Africa, President Cyril Ramaphosa has determined that the Political Party Funding Act will come into operation on 1 April 2021.

Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, has confirmed that one of the Netcare health professionals who died in a helicopter crash near Bergville was called to save Minister Jackson Mthembu’s life.

The National Planning Commission (NPC) has commended government for inroads made in improving access to education in the country, saying this is critical to reducing high inequality levels.

Western Cape Human Settlements MEC Tertuis Simmers says the construction of emergency structures for Masiphumelele residents who were displaced during a devastating fire last year, is making steady progress.

North West Premier, Professor Job Mokgoro, has described the late Minister in the Presidency, Jackson Mthembu, as one of the most dedicated members of the governing party and hard working Ministers he has come to know.

Despite South Africa having made significant strides in narrowing inequality in the last two decades, the country remains the world’s most unequal state.

South Africa recorded 11 386 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, which represents a 19% positivity rate.

The Monetary Policy Committee has decided to keep the repo rate unchanged at 3.5% per annum, Reserve Bank Governor, Lesetja Kganyago, has announced.


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