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Acting South African Revenue Services (SARS) Chief Executive, Mark Kingon, will hold the position for a further three months, after Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene extended his stint on Friday.

In light of the social ills that have plagued the school community in recent weeks, the Department of Basic Education (DBE) has called for an inter-departmental symposium to address safety in schools.

Starting in 2020, South African learners will have the option to take up Kiswahili as an optional second additional language.

With just 34 days to go until the 2018 National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations, the Basic Education Department (DBE) says it is expecting at least 787 281 learners to sit for this year’s examinations.

A bacterium known as Klebsiella pneumoniae has claimed the lives of six babies, according to the Gauteng Health Department.

Deepening economic cooperation is at the core of the Department of Trade and Industry’s (dti) investment mission to Japan which gets underway today.

An economic stimulus package, adopted by Cabinet, is set to spark economic activity and boost the country’s growth.

Government will this week engage members of the community on how to improve the public service as part of the Fifth Annual Thusong Service Centre Week.

G20 trade and investment ministers have used their meeting in Argentina to encourage each other to collectively and individually continue to generate ideas to ensure that the World Trade Organisation (WTO) continues to be relevant.

Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Zweli Mkhize has not travelled overseas in his official capacity since his appointment in February, the Minister’s office says.

The Department of Labour is today set to unveil training programmes, to the value of R22 million, aimed at creating jobs in the aviation, maritime commercial diving and agricultural sectors.

Equipping children with digital literacy and digital skills is an act of great patriotism, says Deputy Minister for Communications Pinky Kekana.

BRICS Communications and ICT Ministers have agreed to help promote the cooperation of Small, Micro, Medium Enterprises (SMMEs) from BRICS member countries.

A delegation from KwaZulu-Natal will on Monday embark on a trade and investment mission to key cities in China as part of the province’s strategy to woo investors and showcase what the province has on offer.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on leaders in government as well as the private sector to fight corruption and put the needs of South Africans first.


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