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Owing to unplanned breakdowns, Eskom will continue to implement rotational load shedding going into the weekend.

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has postponed the eminent release of the forensic report into the circumstances surrounding the death of Enock Mpianzi.

President Cyril Ramaphosa says the exchange that unfolded in the National Assembly, where gender-based violence was used as a tool for political debate, was unfortunate and that the House should apologise.

Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has assured South Africans that the country is on top of the water crisis and has a plan, the National Water and Sanitation Master Plan.

The Ministry of Transport has reaffirmed its commitment to addressing challenges in the transport sector, following a march by members of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) in the Western Cape, on Thursday.

The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, will host the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Portuguese Republic, Professor Augusto Santos Silva, for bilateral consultations in Pretoria on Friday.

The South Africa Local Government Association (SALGA) has resolved that the country’s municipalities embark on a rigorous debt collection and restructuring process - in an effort to prop up their coffers.

A Kempton Park-based chocolate manufacturer has been challenged by the Department of Employment and Labour to address its alleged equity representation disparities.

The Department of Higher Education, Science and Technology is currently finalising the Policy Framework on Gender-Based Violence (GBV) for the post-school sector, Minister Blade Nzimande announced on Thursday.

Free State parents whose children are currently studying in China have received assurance of their children’s safety amid the Coronavirus outbreak.

Higher Education, Science and Technology Minister, Blade Nzimande has welcomed President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement on the establishment of a new University of Science and Innovation.

Minerals and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe says energy regulator NERSA has already approved 75 applications from private companies wanting to generate energy for self-use.

Eskom says it is implementing Stage 2 rotational load shedding from 09:00 today until 06:00 on Saturday with a high probability that load shedding will continue over the weekend.

A 28-year-old Johannesburg woman, Temwa Lisa Masoka, will spend six years in prison after a Mpumalanga regional court found her guilty of peddling counterfeit money in Mpumalanga and Gauteng.

Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu is set to meet with the South African Statistics Council later this week, in a bid to discuss funding concerns raised by the council.


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