OPINION: Will the Covid-19 crisis make and break the reputation of business and political leaders?

2020-03-25 06:00

The coronavirus isn’t going away anytime soon, and the way our leaders handle it and the way the nation responds, will be revelatory for generations to come, writes Rich Mkhondo.

Coronavirus: South Africans repatriated from Wuhan to arrive on Friday

2020-03-12 15:45

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.

Tazne van Wyk's death is one death too many - Jackson Mthembu

2020-02-25 20:43

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.

SSA to be restructured as Ramaphosa's National Security Council gets the nod from Cabinet

2019-12-17 16:46

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".

Black partners in SAA business rescue to be announced soon - Mthembu

2019-12-17 13:10

The flag carrier was placed into business rescue in early December.

'Bring it back home, Bokke!' - Jackson Mthembu calls on all South Africans to rally behind team

2019-10-31 16:02

"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.

Jackson Mthembu's Facebook account hacked

2019-09-30 18:02

Minister in the Presidency, Jackson Mthembu's Facebook account has been hacked, according to spokesperson Nonceba Mhlauli.

Cabinet: 'Fruitful' talks on Mboweni's growth plan

2019-09-19 14:34

Cabinet says it s considering Treasury's economic policy paper, now that the deadline for public submissions has passed.

'It can't be business as usual, economic privilege must be addressed' - Jackson Mthembu on social justice

2019-08-29 14:10

Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu says obstructions to achieving social justice include a sluggish economy and stagnant economic growth.

Ramaphosa's legal battles with Public Protector do not impact government work - Mthembu

2019-08-22 17:39

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 welcomes rejection of child rapist Ninow's appeal bid

2020-03-12 17:34

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".

Government hoping to invest its way out of latest recession

2020-03-12 14:53

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.

Cabinet approves Mbalula placing Prasa under administration

2019-12-17 17:43

Minister of Transport Fikile Mbalula placed the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa under administration last week.

Cabinet approves new guide for biofuels policy

2019-12-17 16:24

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.

Cabinet wants early start for new Eskom chief De Ruyter

2019-12-17 10:16

Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu says Cabinet would like the new CEO to start "soon as possible".

Cabinet welcomes sentences of rapists Masuku and Ninow

2019-10-31 15:21

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.

SABC saboteurs threw Ramaphosa under a train at a vulnerable time in SA - Mthembu

2019-09-19 19:34

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.

Gordhan's private office gets R20m – here’s how it compares to his colleagues

2019-09-02 16:21

Staff in Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan's private office amounts earn salaries totaling R16.5m, according to the minister.

Cabinet expects Eskom paper within two weeks, says Minister Mthembu

2019-08-22 19:03

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.

Joburg police attacks: 'People who attack police must face harsh punishment'

2019-08-08 22:09

Attacks on the police are an attack on the South African state and its sovereignty, says the Cabinet.

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