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UJ ranks second on the continent and in S Africa

9th June 2022 The latest QS World University Rankings have boosted the University of Johannesburg’s standing in South Africa and on the African continent. According to the latest figures, UJ now ranks second in South Africa and in Africa, climbing up one position. UJ Vice-Chancellor and Principal Professor... 

Zuma’s former spokesperson appointed to Ramaphosa Presidency

31st May 2022 Vincent Magwenya joins the Presidency as Cyril Ramaphosa’s new spokesperson from June 1. He takes over from acting spokesperson Tyrone Seale, who has filled the role since July 2020. Previously the spokesperson for former President Jacob Zuma from 2009 to 2010, Magwenya takes on the role with... 

Ramaphosa releases SIU report, 2 803 irregular Covid-19 procurement contracts found

25th January 2022 The Special Investigating Unit’s final report on its investigation into the procurement of goods and services by government during the Covid-19 pandemic is now public. President Cyril Ramaphosa authorised the release of the report on Tuesday. In 2020 he authorised the SIU to investigate... 

UJ implements mandatory vaccination

3rd December 2021 The University of Johannesburg announced on Friday its decision to institute mandatory vaccination at all its campuses and facilities from January 2022. It will consider religious and medical exemptions but stressed that collective rights will take precedence as per Section 36 of the... 

Long way to go to instil ethics in public service – Ramaphosa

27th September 2021 As government increases its efforts to prevent corruption in the public service, President Cyril Ramaphosa acknowledged on Monday that there was still a long way to go to instil a culture of ethics in the public service. It was recently revealed that about 17 000 public servants had applied for... 

eThekwini Mayor cites potential R20bn GDP loss, calls for unrest to stop

14th July 2021 eThekwini Mayor Mxolisi Kaunda revealed on Wednesday that the loss of gross domestic product (GDP) could be over R20-billion if the protests across KwaZulu-Natal do not end immediately. Protests against the imprisonment of former President Jacob Zuma turned violent over the weekend, with looting... 

Police presence to increase in Gauteng, Charlotte Maxeke to open as province battles third wave

24th June 2021 Gauteng Premier David Makhura begged the province’s residents on Thursday not to go out if there is no reason to, as he revealed that one out of every three people in Gauteng is likely to be carrying the Covid-19 virus. The province is in the midst of a third wave of Covid-19 infections and its... 

Ramaphosa to address nation on Covid-19 response

15th June 2021 As South Africa heads into the third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, President Cyril Ramaphosa is set to address the nation at 20:00 on Tuesday. According to a statement from the Presidency, he will provide updates on developments in government’s current response to the Covid-19 pandemic. This... 

Track S Africa’s economic recovery on Operation Vulindlela dashboard

10th June 2021 South Africans can now track government’s progress in economic and employment growth with up-to-date information on the new Operation Vulindlela dashboard, launched this week. The new dashboard presents an overview of the milestones in 19 focus areas identified by government as priority reforms,... 

Ramaphosa places Mkhize on special leave

8th June 2021 President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Tuesday that he has placed Health Minister Zweli Mkhize on special leave. This comes as Mkhize revealed that he had met with Ramaphosa to discuss special leave, following his alleged involvement in the Digital Vibes scandal. Minister of Tourism Mmamoloko... 

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