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Joe Maswanganyi call for Easter Road Safety

Joe Maswanganyi call for  Easter Road Safety

Pilgrims will mark the beginning of Passover and Monday, 17 April 2017 is a holiday following the Easter weekend. Thousands of pilgrims and holiday makers will be travelling to attend church service and travelling to different holiday destinations during this period.  Thousands of vehicles ferrying passengers are expected to pass on different major routes. These […]

Mbalula call on protesters tomorrow to be responsible

Mbalula call on protesters  tomorrow to be responsible

A number of protest actions took place in several provinces, initiated by civil society organisations. On Wednesday the 12th April 2017 some opposition parties are planning to march to the Union Buildings.    As the Minister of Police, I would like to acknowledge the manner in which protesters exercised their right to protest together with […]

ANC TG following heckling incident at Cde Ahmed Kathrada memorial service

ANC TG following heckling incident at Cde Ahmed Kathrada memorial service

The memorial service of Cde Ahmed Kathrada in KwaZulu-Natal was  marred by at heckling incident against me. At a personal level such heckle does not affect me. I have been through worse situations and understand this in politics. For some people it’s their way to express themselves It is clear that the ANC leadership has […]

Minister of Public Works Ready to Serve in New Portfolio

Minister of Public Works Ready to Serve in New Portfolio

Newly-appointed Public Works Minister, Nkosinathi Nhleko expressed a great deal of enthusiasm about his new portfolio after meeting with outgoing Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi, the   Deputy Minister of Public Works, Jeremy Cronin and senior staff members in the Department of Public Works in Pretoria today. “The President has given me the responsibility to lead […]

RESIGNATION OF ANC MP DIPUO PETERS

RESIGNATION OF ANC MP DIPUO PETERS

The Office of the ANC Chief Whip confirms the resignation of former Transport Minister and ANC MP Cde Dipuo Peters as a member of Parliament effective 31 March 2017. Comrade Peters has served the movement and the people of South Africa in various capacities over the years with absolute distinction. On behalf of the ANC […]

Donald Liphoko FRIDAY SHUTDOWN IS ILLEGAL

Donald Liphoko  FRIDAY SHUTDOWN IS  ILLEGAL

Government assures all South Africans that Friday, 7th April, is a normal working day. We have noted social media messages which call for a shutdown of the country on Friday. The call made in these messages can have unexpected consequences especially for our fragile economy, business and communities. “Whilst the public has a democratic right […]

S&P downgrades SA to junk status

S&P downgrades SA to junk status

 RATING ANNOUNCEMENT BY S&P FOLLOIWNG RECENT POLITICAL DEVELOPMENTS  Government notes the sovereign rating announcement by S&P. While S&P has lowered its rating of foreign currency-denominated debt to a sub-investment grade, rand-denominated debt – which constitutes 90 per cent of the debt portfolio – retains its investment-grade rating. While the leadership of the finance portfolio has […]

ANCWL calls for the ANC government to persuade it’s BRICS partners

ANCWL calls for the ANC government to persuade it’s BRICS partners

The African National Congress Women’s League (ANCWL) is disappointed but not surprised by hasty the decision taken by Standard and Poor (S&P) to downgrade South Africa (SA) into junk status. The ANCWL  has been on record questioning the objectivity of S & P. Managing Director of S&P, Mr Konrad Reuss, when speaking in  panel during […]

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