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The 122 South Africans who are expected to be repatriated from Wuhan, China, are due to arrive in South Africa on Friday, according to Minister in the Presidency, Jackson Mthembu.
Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu and Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu responded to opposition MPs who complained the government was not doing enough in the fight against gender-based violence, against the backdrop of the death of eight-year-old Tazne, allegedly at the hands of parolee Moyhdian Pangarker.
Cabinet has approved the reestablishment of the National Security Council "to streamline the coordination of all the security related work of the country" and to give the president, as commander-in-chief, "line of sight".
The flag carrier was placed into business rescue in early December.
"Hold hands and say: 'Bring it back home, Bokke!" – this was Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu's message to South Africans two days before South Africa's Springboks face England in the Rugby World Cup final on Saturday.
Minister in the Presidency, Jackson Mthembu's Facebook account has been hacked, according to spokesperson Nonceba Mhlauli.
Cabinet says it s considering Treasury's economic policy paper, now that the deadline for public submissions has passed.
Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu says obstructions to achieving social justice include a sluggish economy and stagnant economic growth.
President Cyril Ramaphosa's legal battles with Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane are not hurting the government's work, according to Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu.
Cabinet says the rejection of convicted child rapist Nicholas Ninow's application for leave to appeal sends a strong message to perpetrators of violence against children and women that the justice system will hold them accountable for their "despicable actions".
Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu said that government was aware of challenges dogging the SA economy and that it was committed to investing in projects it hoped would either ignite growth, or set SA up for growth in better times.
Minister of Transport Fikile Mbalula placed the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa under administration last week.
Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu told reporters that the biofuels regulatory framework was approved because Cabinet recognised biofuels internationally as an alternative to carbon intensive energy.
Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu says Cabinet would like the new CEO to start "soon as possible".
Cabinet has welcomed the recent sentences of two rapists, saying it will send a strong message that crimes against women and children will not be tolerated.
Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu has called the blunder by the SABC in broadcasting President Cyril Ramaphosa's televised address to the nation a terrible mistake.
Staff in Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan's private office amounts earn salaries totaling R16.5m, according to the minister.
Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu told reporters in Cape Town on Thursday that Cabinet expected to receive a paper detailing Eskom's outlook within the next two weeks, at Cabinet’s next meeting.
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