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Minister Blade Nzimande briefs media on Cabinet decisions on plans for the reopening of the Post School Education and Training Institutions, the developments and contribution of Science and Innovation in the fight against COVID-19, 18 Jan

Minister Blade Nzimande to host a media briefing outlining Cabinet decisions on plans for the reopening of the Post School Education and Training Institutions, the developments and contribution of Science and Innovation in the fight against COVID-19

The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande, will host a media briefing on plans for the reopening of the Post School Education and Training Institutions, the developments and contribution of Science and Innovation in the fight against COVID 19.

Government arrangements for the Special Official Funeral of the late His Majesty King Victor Thulare of the BaPedi Kingdom, 17 Jan

Government provides update on the arrangements for the Special Official Funeral of the late His Majesty King Victor Thulare of the BaPedi Kingdom

Government informs South Africans on the details pertaining to the Special Official Funeral of the His Majesty King Victor Thulare of the BaPedi Kingdom (Kgoshikgolo Thulare).

King Thulare passed away at the age of 40 on Wednesday, 06 January 2021,

He is the son of the late King Rhyne Thulare and was officially recognised by President Cyril Ramaphosa as King of the BaPedi in 2020.

Government briefs media on Coronavirus COVID-19 regulations, 12 Jan

NCCC media briefing on Covid-19 regulations

Following the address by His Excellency President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday, 11 January 2021, on developments in relation to the country’s response to the Coronavirus pandemic; Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and Minister Aaron Motsoaledi will Today, 12 January 2021, lead a media briefing on the COVID-19 restrictions, regulations and enforcement. 

Details of the briefing are as follows:
Date: Tuesday, 12 January 2021
Time: 16h00 

Adjusted alert level 3 lockdown in numbers – 11 January 2021

  • Nearly 190 000 – new coronavirus (COVID-19) infections recorded since New Year’s Day, by 11 January 2021.
  • More than 4 600 – COVID-19 deaths that South Africa recorded in 2021, by 11 January 2021.
  • More than 1,2 million – a cumulative number of COVID-19 cases that South Africa has recorded since the start of the pandemic, by 11 January 2021.
  • More than 33 000 – deaths that South Africa has recorded since the start of the pandemic, by 11 January 2021.

Government saddened by death of former Deputy Minister of Defence Mluleki George

Government saddened by death of former Deputy Minister of Defence

Government is deeply saddened by the passing of former Deputy Minister of Defence, Mluleki Editor George and conveys its heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and the nation. Mr George passed on yesterday, 5 January 2020. He served the country as the Deputy Defence Minister with distinction from 29 April 2004 until 25 September 2008. He was a member of parliament in the National Assembly from 1994 until September 2008.

Level 3 lockdown in numbers – 28 December 2020

  • More than one million – confirmed coronavirus cases in South Africa by 28 December 2020.
  • Nearly 27 000 – South Africans known to have died from COVID-19 by 28 December 2020.
  • More than 50 000 – new cases that have been reported since Christmas Eve.
  • 4 630 – public sector health employees who contracted COVID-19 during December 2020, bringing the total number infected since the start of the pandemic to over 41 000.

Ministers Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Zweli Mkhize and Bheki Cele briefs media on COVID-19 restrictions, regulations and enforcement, 29 Dec

Following the address by His Excellency President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday, 28 December 2020, on developments in relation to the country’s response to the Coronavirus pandemic; Minister Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Minister Mkhize and Minister Cele will on Tuesday, 29 December 2020, lead a media briefing on the COVID-19 restrictions, regulations and enforcement. 

Details of the briefing are as follows:
 
Date:   Tuesday , 29 December 2020
Time:  10h00 

Level 1 Lockdown in Numbers – 14 December 2020

  • 11 – days since President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation on 3 December 2020.
  • 4 400 – new cases recorded on 3 December 2020.
  • 8 000 – new cases recorded on 13 December 2020.
  • 866 127 – cumulative number of confirmed coronavirus cases in South Africa by 14 December 2020.
  • 74% – the daily average of new cases nationally over the last seven days, higher than the previous seven days.

Statement on virtual Special Cabinet Meeting of 9 December 2020

Statement on the virtual Special Cabinet Meeting of Wednesday, 9 December 2020

A virtual Special Cabinet Meeting was held yesterday Wednesday, 9 December 2020, to deliberate on an appointment in the Department of Tourism. Cabinet approved the appointment subject to the verification of qualifications and the relevant clearances.

Ms Mirriam Mmaditonki Setwaba was appointed Deputy Director-General: Tourism Sector Support Services at the Department of Tourism.

Enquiries:
Phumla Williams
Cell: 083 501 0139

Statement on virtual Cabinet Meeting of 2 December 2020

A. Issues In The Environment

1. Increase in Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) infections
1.1. Cabinet has expressed extreme concern about the spike in the number of new COVID-19 infections in the Eastern Cape and parts of the Western Cape. The rise in infections has been attributed to, among other factors, non-adherence to COVID-19 prevention protocols and Alert Level 1 regulations.

Level 1 lockdown in numbers – 3 December 2020

  • More than 64 million – people who have been infected globally by 3 December 2020.
  • Nearly one-and-a-half million – people who have died globally by 3 December 2020.
  • 800 872 – people confirmed to have been infected by the virus in South Africa since March 2020, by 3 December 2020.
  • Around 92% – percentage of the 800 872 people confirmed to have been infected by the virus in South Africa since March 2020 who have recovered, by 3 December 2020.

Government continues investigation into Mr Shepherd and Ms Mary Bushiri’s escape from South Africa

Government reported last week the failure of Mr Shepherd Bushiri and his wife Ms Mary Bushiri to present themselves to their nearest police station as per their bail condition. Subsequently, the law enforcement agencies commenced the investigations and the process of seeking the extradition of the couple. Government continues to work closely with the government of the Republic of Malawi on this matter.

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