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Cost Containment Regulations Made in Terms of Local Government: Municipal Finance Management Act, 2003

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National Treasury on Friday 7 June 2019 gazetted (Gazette no 42514) cost containment Regulations that are aimed at ensuring that the resources of municipalities and municipal entities are used effectively, efficiently and economically. Section 168(1)(b) and (p) of the Municipal Finance Management Act (MFMA) provides that the Minister may regulate financial management and internal controls […]

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Don’t be Corrupt!

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Newly-appointed Public Service and Administration Minister, Senzo Mchunu, has a clear message for the country’s public servants – don’t get involved in corrupt activities. Speaking at an event to welcome him as the Minister for Public Service and Administration at the Batho Pele Building in Pretoria following his appointment last week, the Minister urged government […]

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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. […]