Category Archives: Food and Beverages

Gauteng pays tribute to Ronnie Mamoepa

Gauteng Premier David Makhura has expressed sorrow at the news of the passing of distinguished communicator and anti-apartheid activist, Ronnie Mamoepa. Mamoepa died on Saturday at the age of 56, following complications arising from a stroke he suffere...

Minister Naledi Pandor sends condolences to Ronnie Mamoepa’s family

The Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor, has expressed shock and sadness at the passing of Ronnie Mamoepa and conveys her condolences to his wife, entire family, friends and colleagues.Minister Pandor said: I fondly remember Ronnie as a v...

State employees’ pension funds are safe

Pretoria � The Government Employees' Pension Fund (GEPF) and Public Investment Corporation (PIC) has once again reassured its members and pensioners that their benefits and pensions are not at risk.

GEPF is invested in government bonds that are publicly traded, which allows interested investors to invest in them. It is worth noting that a significant portion of State-owned enterprises (SOEs) bond-holdings are government guaranteed, GEPF said.

GEPF stressed that investing in SOEs is part of its mandate to the PIC.

The mandates are based on a detailed asset and liability modelling exercise, GEPF said.

According to National Treasury, the aim of the PIC is to safeguard the pensions of public servants and ensure reasonable returns are generated for contributors.

Government does not interfere in the PIC's investment processes and therefore does not influence or attempt to influence the PIC to fund SOEs.

The PIC is a regulated institution that has to comply with regulations at all times, said Treasury.

Source: South African Government News Agency

Premier Supra Mahumapelo launches Reconciliation Healing and Renewal (RHR) Charter as part of Mandela Day commemoration

Premier Mahumapelo launches the RHR CharterAs part of commemorating Mandela Day, the North West Premier, Supra Mahumapelo has launched the Provincial Reconciliation Healing and Renewal (RHR) Charter saying it will play a critical role in healing the wo...

Mandela Day: Do your bit to make a difference

With the world marking Nelson Mandela International Day today, ordinary citizens and Cabinet Ministers are going out into communities to make a difference in the lives of the less fortunate.

Every year on 18 July, South Africans and the global community honour South Africa's late former President and international icon, Nelson Mandela. The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed Mandela's birthday, 18 July, as Nelson Mandela International Day in 2009.

Environmental Affairs Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson will today roll up her sleeves and participate in a clean-up event to raise awareness about waste management issues within the community.

The Deputy Minister will also donate educational toys and books to the JC Joshua Pre�Primary School and Eastwood Community Hall in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal. She is also expected to hand over soccer and netball kits, while also giving gifts to the elderly.

Transport Minister Joe Maswanganyi will celebrate Nelson Mandela Day at Kgalushi Secondary School in Eldorado village in Bochum, Limpopo, where he will paint the school and distribute sanitary towels to learners.

The Minister will be accompanied by officials from various transport entities, who will educate learners about aviation, maritime, rail and road safety issues. The Minister will also donate food parcels in Eldorado village.

To mark the day, Home Affairs Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize will interact with over 30 expectant mothers and hand out birth certificates for newly-born babies at Sebokeng Hospital. This is in a bid to promote early child birth registration and reiterate the call to register births within 30 days.

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini will commemorate Nelson Mandela Day in Kliptown, Soweto.

Minister Dlamini will hand out sanitary towels to women and girls from poor families.

Source: South African Government News Agency