‘Government policies not helping blacks’

2017-04-16 06:00

Deputy Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Obed Bapela has admitted that government’s procurement policies are hindering black business.

First-nation status for Khoisan ‘unsustainable’

2016-11-27 06:06

The government does not want the Khoisan people to be declared as the “first nation” of South Africa, warning this would create divisions in the country and would not be sustainable.

Deputy Minister hurt in Gauteng crash

2016-02-27 12:55

Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Deputy Minister Obed Bapela is in a stable condition in hospital after he was involved in an accident, his spokesperson says.

ANC wants SA to withdraw from ICC

2015-10-11 13:44

The ANC wants South Africa to begin the process of withdrawing from the International Criminal Court because it believes the ICC has lost its direction.

No intention to stop dual citizenship - ANC

2015-09-10 21:20

The ANC and government have not taken any decision to penalise anyone who has dual citizenship, the party's spokesperson Zizi Kodwa says.

Initiation: Government wants to do away with traditional surgeons

2015-09-09 10:54

The government is considering banning traditional surgeons from performing circumcisions and only allowing qualified medical doctors to perform the surgeries in an effort to curb the number of deaths and injuries of initiates.

Botched circumcision death toll rises

2014-07-04 22:37

Twenty-six boys have died since the start of the winter initiation season because of botched circumcisions.

11 intiation deaths recorded this year

2014-06-26 16:23

Eleven young men have died during initiation practices this year, Deputy Traditional Affairs Minister Obed Bapela says.

Media transformation policy on the horizon

2014-02-02 19:06

Media transformation and diversity are set to become one of President Jacob Zuma’s priorities after the elections, reports say.


An open letter to Mr Obed Bapela

2016-12-15 11:51

Pursuant to the your article entitled: "First-nation status for Khoisan unsustainable", the following refers.

Deputy Minister Bapela on the mend after crash

2016-03-03 17:30

Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Obed Bapela is still recuperating after surviving a serious crash last week, a spokesperson says.

ANC: SA not lowering flag of human rights by withdrawing from ICC

2015-10-11 16:07

The ANC has taken a resolution to withdraw South Africa from the International Criminal Court.

Abuse of dual citizenship an issue - Bapela

2015-09-21 14:52

South Africans who use their dual citizenship to join the army in other countries are abusing the system, the ANC’s international relations subcommittee chairperson Obed Bapela says.

ANC, Jewish Board aim to end 'acrimony'

2015-09-09 17:30

The ANC is to meet with the South African Jewish Board of Deputies to put an end to "acrimony".

Hawks asked to probe East Cape initiation deaths

2015-07-14 20:00

The Hawks in the Eastern Cape have been requested to probe the deaths of initiates around the province, the Department of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs says.

Minister condemns illegal initiation schools

2014-07-03 14:03

Twenty-three initiates have died since the start of the winter initiation season because of botched circumcisions and 104 others have been admitted to hospitals for related injuries.

Four initiation deaths this year

2014-06-12 17:50

Four young men have died since the start of the winter initiation season this year, Deputy Traditional Affairs Minister Obed Bapela says.

Ramaphosa off to Oz

2014-01-19 08:57

ANC deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa is to lead an ANC delegation to Perth, Australia, to woo South African voters living there and possibly establish a branch of the party.

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