South Africa

Water and Sanitation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has reiterated her commitment to turn the department around and root out maladministration.

North West Premier, Job Mokgoro, has congratulated the provincial Grade 12 class of 2020, who managed to defy the odds and attain a 76.2% pass rate.

North West Premier Job Mokgoro says the vaccination of close to 42 000 frontline health care workers in the province is well underway.

Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola says inmates must be equipped with skills that will make them employable and enable them to create opportunities for themselves and their respective communities.

President Cyril Ramaphosa says the Department of Basic Education is making headway in the national roll out of the new Coding and Robotics Curriculum for schools.

Higher Education, Science and Innovation Minister, Dr Blade Nzimande, says the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is currently finalising the due diligence and quality checks of the application information received.

Government is working tirelessly to deal with the danger of fake news in the fight against COVID-19 and the vaccination plan.

Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa has published a number of name changes for towns, cities and airports in the Eastern Cape, in the Government Gazette.

Higher Education, Science and Innovation Minister, Dr Blade Nzimande, says the Post-School Education and Training sector is ready to receive a new cohort of first-time entrants in all institutions of higher education and training in the country.

The Department of Health says 41 809 health care workers have been vaccinated against COVID-19 under the Sisonke Protocol.

The South African Revenue Service has announced the formation of a High Wealth Individual (HWI) Taxpayer Segment, which will focus on wealthy taxpayers with complex financial arrangements.

Since the inception of the North West COVID-19 Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs) Relief Fund, 3 876 successful applicants have received payouts.

From 2021, expenditure failure accountability is expected to take centre stage as the National Treasury is set to review provincial infrastructure sector funding policies.

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has announced that government will over the next three years allocate R213.4 billion to ensure the safety of the country through an efficient and effective criminal justice system.

A total R217 billion will be spent over the next three-years on ambitious economic development programmes aimed at promoting faster and sustained inclusive economic growth, National Treasury said on Wednesday.

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