Showing posts with category "government"

Court rules South Africa’s matric marks should be published publicly

The North Gauteng High Court has ruled that the Department of Basic Education should continue to publish the matric results publicly on media platforms and newspapers.

January 18, 2022
tags
government

Ramaphosa appoints new state security boss

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that the minister in the presidency Mondli Gungubele will assume political responsibility for the control and direction of the State Security Agency.

January 17, 2022
tags
government

Fight over matric marks in South Africa

Issues surrounding the publication of South Africa’s matric marks are expected to be heard in court this week after the Department of Basic Education announced the marks will not be made publically available due to regulatory concerns.

January 17, 2022
tags
government

New DNA laws for South Africa from February

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced the commencement of parts of the Criminal Law (Forensic Procedures) Amendment Act, which will give the country’s law enforcement additional tools around DNA collection and usage in capturing and prosecuting criminals.

January 17, 2022
tags
government

South Africa is entering an age of uncertainty: analyst

Democratic South Africa’s political path has been relatively easy to navigate, up until November 2021, says BNP Paribas analyst Nic Borain. However, the significant upset for the ANC in the 2021 local elections has brought even the surest of bets into question.

January 14, 2022
tags
government

South Africa’s state of disaster extended by another month

Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has extended South Africa’s national state of disaster by a further month.

January 14, 2022
tags
government

Government meeting in the next week to discuss lifting South Africa’s state of disaster

Health minister Joe Phaahla says the government is working on new proposals to lift South Africa’s national state of disaster.

January 14, 2022
tags
government

Court rules that South Africa’s controversial new driving laws are unconstitutional

The Pretoria High Court has found that South Africa’s Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (Aarto) Act and the Aarto Amendment Act are unconstitutional.

January 13, 2022
tags
government

Call for timetable change at schools in South Africa

The Western Cape government has called for the scrapping of the ‘one-metre rule’ and a full return to traditional timetables at South Africa’s schools.

January 13, 2022
tags
government

Big changes planned for Joburg in 2022 – including greater security and improved infrastructure

Johannesburg mayor Dr Mpho Phalatse has promised a ‘golden start’ to her tenure in 2022, including improved service delivery and infrastructure upgrades.

January 12, 2022
tags
government

Government clamping down on absenteeism and language policies at schools in South Africa

The Department of Basic Education has tabled the draft Basic Education Laws Amendment (BELA) Bill in parliament.

January 12, 2022
tags
government

5 important things happening in South Africa today

There’s no excuse to continue to the national state of disaster, experts say; Mbalula says the R1.1 billion taxi fund will go ahead; Mantashe says environmental concerns along the Wild Coast have low significance; and the government has distanced itself from Lindiwe Sisulu’s tirade against the country’s constitution.

January 12, 2022
tags
government