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How do I Access Free Basic Municipal Services?

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Free basic municipal services are services provided at no charge by the Government to poor households. The services currently include water and electricity. These services are provided by municipalities and include a minimum amount of electricity, water and sanitation that is sufficient to cater for the basic needs of a poor household. Only indigent households […]

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Parliament Gets the Ball Rolling

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A number of key Parliamentary meetings are scheduled for next week to take forward the process of putting in place enabling structures and systems for the newly constituted Houses of Parliament. This follows President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement of his Cabinet earlier this week and the President advising National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise and National Council […]

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Statement on the Appointment of Members of the National Executive

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Statement by President Cyril Ramaphosa; Fellow South Africans, In the election of the 8th of May, South Africans provided this administration with a clear mandate to accelerate inclusive economic growth, act with greater urgency to tackle poverty, improve government services, fight corruption and end state capture. If we are to give effect to this mandate, […]

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Provinces Announce their MECs

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Ten Gauteng Provincial Government Members of the Executive (MEC) will be sworn in this morning. Premier David Makhura announced his cabinet, which he said represents accumulated governance experience, new energy and fresh ideas to fulfil the growth and development mandate of the sixth administration. The new MECs are as follows: Finance and e-Government: Panyaza Lesufi […]

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President-Elect: Incoming Cabinet to Bring Change

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On 9 May 1994, the late struggle stalwart Albertina Sisulu rose from her seat in the first democratic sitting of Parliament to nominate former statesman Nelson Mandela as President in what has since become a historic visual in the minds of most South Africans. That was 25 years ago. On Tuesday, ANC’s incoming Chief Whip […]

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South Africa Commended on Elections

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The international community has congratulated South Africa on its recently concluded sixth democratic National and Provincial Elections. In series of tweets, the international community commended the country on the elections that concluded on Saturday with the announcement of the results by the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) at a ceremony at the National Results Operation Centre […]

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How are Indigent Households Identified?

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Free basic service is defined as the minimum amount of basic levels of services, provided on a day to day basis, sufficient to cover or cater for the basic needs of the poor households. Various sector departments have set minimum standards outlining basic amount of services or quantity to be supplied to the indigents with […]

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IEC Adds Final Touches to Election Preparations

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The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has begun applying the final logistical touches to its preparations for the country’s sixth National and Provincial Elections on 8 May. Addressing reporters at the National Results Operation Centre (ROC) in Pretoria on Thursday, deputy IEC chairperson Janet Love said the commission expected preparations to be finalised over the weekend. […]

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Relief Funds Allocated for Floods

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The South African government has availed relief funds to assist communities and families affected by the extreme floods in KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape. This intervention was announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa today while assessing the extent of damage caused by the inclement weather. Addressing the media in Amanzimtoti, President Ramaphosa expressed sadness at the […]

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SA Celebrates 25 Years of Democracy

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Government has urged South Africans to join in on this year’s national Freedom Month celebration that coincides with the country’s 25 years of Freedom and Democracy. The celebration is a month before South Africans take to the polls on 8 May. The theme for this year is “Celebrating 25 Years of Democracy”. “Freedom Month affords […]