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Budget 2021 Highlights Difficult Balancing Act

Budget 2021 Highlights Difficult Balancing Act


National Treasury BUDGET 2021 Delivering the 2021 Budget Speech in the national assembly, the finance minister, Tito Mboweni, declared that national treasury has “crafted a Fiscal Framework that extends support…

Ramaphosa Calls for Local Vaccine Production


The Presidency The higher education, science and technology minister, Blade Nzimande, has been tasked with putting together a team of scientists to start developing our own vaccines to deal with…

DEL Shines Light on Compensation Fund Payments


Department of Employment and Labour The Compensation Fund (CF) has, so far, paid R35 152 044.17 in benefits in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. In a statement, the employment and…

Directions Regarding the Reopening of Schools Drawn Up


Department of Basic Education Directions regarding the reopening of schools have been drawn up. The basic education published the Directions designed to also combat Covid-19 in all schools in Government…

Parliament Briefed on COVID-19 PPE Procurement Investigations


Special Investigating Unit The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) has briefed parliament on Covid-19 personal protective equipment-related procurement investigations. The SIU was tasked with investigating any unlawful or improper conduct in…

Deployment of 2 122 SANDF Members Extended


Department of Defence The employment of 2 122 members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to assist with the enforcement of Covid-19 lockdown regulations has been extended. The…

Directions to Combat COVID-19 at Sea Ports Drawn Up


Department of Transport Directions to combat the spread of Covid-19 at sea ports for Adjusted Alert Level 3 have been drawn up. The transport department published the Directions in Government…

Second Report on Presidential Employment Stimulus Released


The Presidency The second progress report on implementation of the Presidential Employment Stimulus has been released. President Ramaphosa announced the Presidential Employment Stimulus to a joint sitting of Parliament on…

Parliament Briefed on Temporary Disability Grant Project


Parliament The portfolio committee on social development has noted the efforts of the social development department to put an action plan to reinstate lapsed temporary disability grants in place. The…