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President Cyril Ramaphosa says he is confident that South Africa will be able to address cross-border crimes across all ports of entry by implementing a range of complimentary measures.

The Department of Basic Education says security around matric exam question papers have been tightened, in a bid to also avoid leaks.

The Department of Home Affairs has spent almost R42 million to deport thousands of undocumented foreign nationals between April 2018 and August 2019.

The Council for Quality Assurance in General and Further Education and Training, Umalusi, says the proposed General Education Certificate (GEC) is not an exit qualification as widely reported but rather a transitional qualification.

The Council for Quality Assurance in General and Further Education and Training, Umalusi, has given assessment bodies the greenlight to administer the 2019 matric exams.

As South Africa joins the global community to observe and commemorate World Mental Health Day today, the country has dedicated October to raising awareness on mental health and suicide prevention.

The Portfolio Committee on Tourism has commended Tourism Minister MmaMoloko Kubayi-Ngubane and her team for rebranding, repositioning and renewing the department for the purposes of translating the National Development Plan (NDP) into action.

We live in a globally connected world where the fortunes of nations are interlinked. This is particularly true for African countries which are all interconnected on a people to people, social, trade and economic level.

President Cyril Ramaphosa is scheduled to answer questions in the National Council of Provinces (NCOP).

The Department of Employment and Labour is set to publish amendments to the Major Hazards Installations (MHI) Regulations in efforts to ensure increased safety in this sector.

President Cyril Ramaphosa says he hopes the recently-appointed Presidential Economic Advisory Council will direct its efforts towards coming up with practical solutions to the challenges the country’s economy is faced with.

Structural reforms have ensured that South Africa move up seven places in the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) annual Global Competitiveness Index, says President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Eskom’s Acting Group Chief Executive Officer Jabu Mabuza says government’s financial support remains important in addressing short-term liquidity concerns.

In a first for the African continent, a total knee replacement operation was carried out on a patient using the state-of-the-art Mako robotic arm assisted surgery system.

The Portfolio Committee on Higher Education, Science and Technology has approved the Convention Establishing the Square Kilometre Array Observatory (SKAO).


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