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Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has called on all municipalities to prioritise the maintenance of water and sanitation infrastructure to prevent pollution of dams and rivers.

International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) Minister Naledi Pandor has congratulated Pansy Tlakula on her election to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD).

Rand Water has urged residents in Johannesburg not to stock water as a maintenance operation gets underway in the city.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has met with members of the Eskom board at his Genadendal Residence in Cape Town to discuss reforms at the power utility.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed 13 members to the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities for a period of five years.

Six officers have been nabbed for alleged corruption in Mpumalanga following an anti-corruption drive by the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC).

President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed five judges to the Supreme Court of Appeal.

Eskom on Friday welcomed the judgment handed down by the Pretoria High Court which instructed Trillian Capital to pay back all the money it received from the power utility.

Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) has welcomed President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) which focused on the economy.

Tembisa Hospital has called on the local community to use primary healthcare centres and local government clinics closer to their homes, in order to ensure the hospital uses its resources on critical patients.

South African food and beverage companies will showcase their products at the Africa Big 7 exhibition that will get underway this weekend.

An old adage goes - sow the seed of friendship and reap the reward of happiness. That encapsulates the thinking behind the pre-State of the Nation Address (SONA) media networking cocktail.

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday evening outlined his vision for government for the next five years, emphasising that a strong social compact was needed “if we are to achieve the South Africa we want”.

With much of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s speech focusing on economic recovery, Trade and Industry Minister Ebrahim Patel says the President’s announcement of seven priority areas will be the country’s blueprint for the next five years.

With the country moving towards implementing Vision 2030, government will place special focus on youth development and employment.


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