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The Department of Social Development (DSD) and Statistics South Africa, have encouraged the public to make submissions for consideration to the scientific program of the first National Migration and Urbanisation Conference.

The Portfolio Committee on Higher Education, Science and Technology has commended the appointment of three new Deputy Directors-General (DDGs), saying it will ensure stability at senior management level in the department.

Failure to ensure that implementing agents are held accountable for their projects has been linked to the provincial Education Departments’ inability to deliver much-needed infrastructure.

The AmaZulu and eSwatini royal families on Wednesday collected the remains of the AmaZulu regent, Queen Mantfombi Dlamini Zulu, from Johannesburg to the KwaKhangelamankengane Royal Palace in KwaNongoma, in northern KwaZulu-Natal.

The SA law reform commission has instituted an investigation into the mandates of the national and provincial departments of social development.

South Africa is finalising the much-anticipated Hydrogen Society Roadmap as the country shapes its industrialisation and economic pathway.

The inquiry appointed by the Department of Employment and Labour to investigate events leading to the Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) fatal incident got underway this week, and will continue until Thursday.

As part of the District Development Model which aims to bring integrated government services, Employment and Labour Deputy Minister Boitumelo Moloi will on Thursday be on a service delivery outreach and Farm inspection in Steynsburg in the Eastern Cape.

South Africa’s teams remain on high alert to survey, detect and contain the spread of COVID-19 in general, with heightened awareness of travellers from countries where variants of concern (VOCs) are dominating.

President Cyril Ramaphosa will use his reply to questions in the National Assembly, to provide an update on progress with the country’s COVID-19 vaccination programme.

The Supreme Court of Appeal of South Africa has dismissed with costs the appeal by Ronald and Darren Bobroff against an order of the North Gauteng High Court granting the permanent forfeiture of more than R103 million.

Minister of Health Zweli Mkhize has expressed sadness at the loss of two patients who died after a fire broke out at the FH Odendaal Hospital’s COVID-19 ward, in Limpopo.

Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Minister Barbara Creecy, has welcomed the declaration of the Ingula Nature Reserve as a wetland of international importance by the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance.

Higher Education, Science and Innovation Deputy Minister, Buti Manamela, will on Thursday launch a hybrid Heritage Career Expo for learners interested in pursuing careers in the arts, culture and heritage sectors.

The South African National Parks (SANParks) has welcomed the report of a High Level Panel into the management, breeding, hunting, trade and handling of elephant, lion, leopard and rhinoceros.

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