Cabinet approves release of high-level NSFAS report

Cabinet has approved the release of the report of the Inter-Ministerial Committee into the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS).   The committee was appointed in May 2020 to look into the business processes, systems and capacity of the NSFAS to deliver on its mandate, acting Minister in the Presidency,

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Help for Emadlangeni Municipality to get its house in order

KwaZulu-Natal Treasury and Co-Operative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) have committed to step up efforts to assist Emadlangeni Local Municipality with its financial and governance challenges. This comes after last week’s Provincial Executive Council special meeting, where the Council took a decision that the departments continue to reinforce support to

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12 national parks go cash-free from September

The South African National Parks (SANParks) says it will be going cash-free from 1 September 2021. The cash free payment system will be implemented in two phases with several parks implementing this approach from the 2021/22 financial year and the remaining parks implementing the system in the 2022/ 23 fiscal

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Electoral Commission lodges deferral application

Electoral Commission chairperson Glen Mashinini says the Commission has lodged an application at the Constitutional Court for a deferral of the scheduled Local Government Elections. “This court application is an extraordinary one and presumably unprecedented,” Mashinini said at a media briefing on Wednesday. Addressing media in Tshwane, Mashinini said the

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Parliament pays tribute to Mthokozisi Nxumalo

Parliament has sent condolences to the family and friends of one of the youngest Members of Parliament, Mthokozisi Nxumalo, who passed away after a car accident in KwaNongoma on Sunday evening. Nxumalo, aged 32, represented Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) in the National Assembly. He first joined Parliament after the 2019

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Stats SA issues scam warning

Statistics South Africa has warned the public of imposters pretending to be fieldworkers from Stats SA. “The scammers are going door-to-door claiming to be profiling households. They request members of the public to provide their banking details and also to confirm if they have mobile banking apps,” said Stats SA

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Work to restore stability in KZN continues

While calm has returned to KwaZulu-Natal following last month’s civil unrest, concerted efforts are underway to resort peace and stability, says KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala. In the wake of last month’s violent scenes, which claimed over 330 lives, the province and national government’s security cluster marshalled in resources to restore

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SAPS making progress in addressing KZN violence

The South African Police Service (SAPS) has made significant progress in dissecting the causes and effects of the recent wanton destruction of infrastructure and business lootings in KwaZulu-Natal, says Police Minister Bheki Cele. The Minister revealed this while briefing the media on the law enforcement and social cohesion interventions in

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Eskom Medupi’s last unit achieves commercial operation

The last of Eskom’s six-generation units of the Medupi Power Station project have attained commercial operation status and have been handed over to the generation division. In a statement on Monday, the power utility said the milestone marks the completion of all building activities on the 4 764 MW project, which

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