Monthly Archives: June 2017

Famine Alert in South Sudan Lifted, But Catastrophe Continues

GENEVA � The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies warns that the humanitarian situation in South Sudan remains catastrophic, even though the country is no longer classified as being in a state of famine.

The government and …

Home Affairs on offices not open on Saturday 1 July 2017

The Department of Home Affairs hereby informs members of the public that all its offices will not be open this Saturday, 1 July 2017.

This is due to the ongoing discussions and negotiations with the labour unions PSA, Nehawu, and …

International trade of rhino horn remains illegal

Pretoria – Commercial international trade in rhino horn is and remains prohibited, the Department of Environmental Affairs clarified on Friday.

The department said the prohibition is in terms of the international protocols that South Africa is party to, particularly the …

Southern Africa: UNODC launches network to combat human trafficking

UNODC Southern Africa, in partnership with the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) recently launched SADCTIPNet (Southern Africa Development Community Trafficking in Persons Network), a new regional network for trafficking in persons in Lobamba, Swaziland. The launch took place at the


PRETORIA, A White Paper on South Africa’s National Health Insurance (NHI), a financing system which will ensure all South Africans are provided with essential healthcare regardless of their employment status, will be gazetted Friday, says Health minister Aaron Motsoaledi.

He …

Western Cape Social Development launches Groot Brak Youth Cafe, 30 Jun

Groot Brak River Youth Cafe to be launched by department

Tomorrow, the Western Cape Department of Social Development will launch the Groot Brak Youth Cafe.

This new state-of-the-art R6.5-million facility is located in Groot Brak River, near Mossel Bay. Its …

Minister Michael Masutha briefs media on status of political offenders and parole consideration for lifers, 29 Jun

Members of the media are invited to a press briefing by the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Adv. Michael Masutha which will reflect on the following issues:-

1. Parole consideration for offenders sentenced to life (Lifers)

2. Status of …

South Africa: Basic Education Welcomes Court Ruling On Promotion of One Religion Over Others

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) welcomes the judgement handed down in the South Gauteng High Court this morning that public schools cannot promote one religion to the exclusion of others. This ruling is consistent with the Department’s own policy

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