South Africa could by the end of this year implement tough new laws to fight gender-based violence and femicide. Earlier this year, Cabinet approved the submission of three key Bills designed to fill the gaps that allow some perpetrators of these crimes to evade justice. The three Bills are, the[…]
The ministers appointed by the Cabinet to a ministerial task team will only compile and publish details of all Covid-19-related contracts, and will not be investigating them, the government said in a statement about the committee’s role. “Government wishes to clarify the role of the ministerial team established by Cabinet[…]
Cabinet has announced that it will seek leave to appeal the judgment of the High Court in Pretoria on lockdown regulations. Minister in the Presidency, Jackson Mthembu told the media in Pretoria Thursday afternoon that the cabinet believes it has followed all the right steps in its approach to COVID-19.[…]
President Cyril Ramaphosa has rejected suggestions that payments made to African National Congress (ANC) members who helped him to become party president influenced his cabinet selections. Some Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) members have resigned over money they received from Ramaphosa. The Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane asked during Ramaphosa’s[…]
Attacks on the police are an attack on the South African state and its sovereignty, the Cabinet said. On Thursday, Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu briefed the media about the previous day’s Cabinet meeting, where it condemned the recent attacks on police officers in Johannesburg “in the strongest possible[…]
Various role players in the agriculture and land reform sectors have come out in full support of newly appointed Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Thoko Didiza. With the tough task of implementing government’s land reform resting on her shoulders, Didiza has her work cut out. Didiza is no[…]
What do ministers in Cabinet get in terms of salaries and perks? This is the question on everyone’s mind. Africa Check looked at the numbers and has the answer. President Ramaphosa vowed to reduce the size of Cabinet. And he has – by eight people. We currently have 64 members in total,[…]
A lawyer by trade, Ronald Lamola seems like a perfect fit for the Department of Justice in President Cyril Ramaphosa’s cabinet. ANC Youth League and Lamola falling out of favour Early in his career Lamola was a rising star in the African National Congress (ANC) Youth League and was deputy president[…]
The rays of the “new dawn” didn’t illuminate South Africa’s four biggest opposition parties with much hope after President Cyril Ramaphosa announced his Cabinet, with the EFF viewing Pravin Gordhan’s reappointment as a “declaration of war”. DA leader Mmusi Maimane said the appointment of the Cabinet was the first real[…]
President Cyril Ramaphosa may have reduced the size of his cabinet by eight ministers, but South Africa’s executive remains much larger than in many other countries. An analysis by Citibank, shows how the South African cabinet stacks up against those in other countries: The closest in size is India, which[…]
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