Daily Archives: June 1, 2018

Minister Susan Shabangu closes Child Protection Week in Free State, 3 Jun

The Minister for the Department of Social Development, Ms Susan Shabangu launched the National Child Protection Week (CPW) campaign on Sunday 27 May 2018 in Pretoria , Gauteng. She will be closing the week long campaign in the Free State, Ladybrand on Sunday 03 June 2018.

The 2018 CPW will be marking the 21th Anniversary of the commemoration of the CPW Campaign. This campaign was initiated in 1997 to raise awareness about the need for communities to protect children from abuse, neglect, exploitation and other forms of violence and ill-treatment.

This year’s theme for the campaign is: Let Us Protect All Children to Move South Africa Forward.

The focus of the closing ceremony will be on unaccompanied minors, undocumented children, child labour and children living with albinism. Prior to the closing ceremony, dialogues with children will be conducted as build up activities. The Minister will respond to the outcomes of the dialogues and share the integrated intervention plan during the closing ceremony.

Members of the media are invited to attend and cover the closing event.

Source: Government of South Africa

PIC’s CEO remains at the helm

The Public Investment Corporation (PIC) has dismissed media reports that its Chief Executive Officer, Dr Daniel Matjila, is on the brink of being suspended.

The Public Investment Corporation dismisses as false and malicious persistent media reports that the CEO of the PIC, Dr Daniel Matjila, is about to be suspended. The PIC views these unsubstantiated allegations as part of a campaign to destabilise the PIC and cause harm to the institution’s reputation, said the PIC’s head of Corporate Affairs, Deon Botha.

Media reports alleged that Matjila may face suspension and that questionable deals of the PIC, which is wholly owned by government, are being investigated.

The PIC would like to reiterate that Dr Matjila remains the CEO of the PIC and that the PIC management team continues to carry out the corporation’s investment mandate and the important responsibility of managing the assets of its public sector clients, said the PIC on Thursday.

The PIC is the only investment management company in South Africa that focuses exclusively on the public sector.

Source: South African Government News Agency