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Gauteng Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation commemorates Boipatong massacre, 17 Jun

Gauteng MEC for Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation Faith Mazibuko will be in Boipatong this coming Sunday, 17 June, to commemorate the brutal Boipatong Massacre.

The incident which happened 26 years ago on 17 June 1992, is described as one of the bloodiest and brutal moments of violence in South Africa which happened on the dawn of democracy.

Atleast 45 innocent people were senselessly killed and many more injure.

The commemoration programme on Sunday, will start with laying of wreaths at the Vuka Cemetery in Sharpeville, where most of the victims are buried. Proceedings will then move to the Boipatong Monument where MEC Mazibuko will deliver her message to families of victims and the community.

Source: Government of South Africa

Hawks rhino operation nabs two

PRETORIA � A 54 year old prominent business man and his 21 year old wife are expected to appear at the Hazyview Magistrate Court today (Thursday) for alleged possession of an illegal firearm and ammunition.

On Tuesday members of the Hawks with the assistance of Counter Intelligence, the Special Task Force, the SAPS Forensic Science Laboratory and SANParks conducted an operation relating to the trafficking of rhino horns in Acornhoek, Mpumalanga. Three premises were searched as part of the operation and members seized a firearm barrel, high calibre firearm rounds and a silencer.

For safety reasons, the Hawks reserve the right to divulge more information on the operation pending the conclusion of the probe.

Source: South African Police Service

South African Reserve Bank launches Nelson Mandela commemorative banknotes and coin

The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) will be launching its first commemorative banknote series, in celebration of the first democratically elected president Nelson Mandela’s birth centenary. These notes will cover all denominations � R10, R20, R50, R100 and R200. As part of the celebrations, the South African Mint, a subsidiary of the SARB, will also be issuing a new commemorative circulation R5 coin.

As part of the preparations for the launch, test packs of the commemorative banknotes were made available to members of the broader cash industry to allow them to make adequate preparations in relation to issues such as adaptions of cash processing and cash dispensing machines, ticketing machines and so forth.

While these test packs were governed by strict confidentiality provisions, it has come to the SARB’s attention that certain breaches have occurred, and as a result some of the designs have been circulating on social media. In order to avoid confusion and unnecessary speculation, the SARB has decided to release all the designs ahead of the official launch scheduled for 13 July 2018.

The designs of these banknotes and coin are shown below. More detailed information about the commemorative features of the notes and additional security features will be made available at the time of the official launch.

It is envisaged that these notes will be issued into circulation by 18 July 2018. These commemorative banknotes and R5 coin will co-circulate for a limited time, together with the current Mandela banknote series and the existing R5 coin, and both sets will remain legal tender.

Source: Government of South Africa

Hungry for experience, eager to learn

Hungry for experience, eager to learn and ready to prove themselves – over 1400 young graduates are prepared to do what it takes to enter the job market.

The National School of Government (NSG), in partnership with the European Union (EU), is facilitating the Breaking Barriers to Entry (BB2E) for 1440 interns from Limpopo, Free State, Eastern Cape, KZN and Gauteng.

The training will run from 11 June to 13 July 2018. The inaugural group of 90 interns will be trained in Sekhukhune, Giyani and Polokwane.

This intervention comes as a result of the NSG/EU Public Service Training and Capacity Building Programme training on BB2E.

The BB2E is a flagship programme of the NSG aimed at preparing unemployed graduates to access employment opportunities in the public service.

The aim of the programme is to equip unemployed graduates and interns with knowledge of Public Administration and public services how they are organised and function.

The orientation programme is underpinned by values and principles found in Chapter 10 of the Constitution and is aimed at orientating learners to the public service, equipping them with the values required of public servants, the National School of Government said in a statement.

Since the target audience might not be absorbed into the public service, the programme enables capacity in good citizenship, respect for government and patriotism.

Source: South African Government News Agency

Hungry for experience, eager to learn

Hungry for experience, eager to learn and ready to prove themselves – over 1400 young graduates are prepared to do what it takes to enter the job market.

The National School of Government (NSG), in partnership with the European Union (EU), is facilitating the Breaking Barriers to Entry (BB2E) for 1440 interns from Limpopo, Free State, Eastern Cape, KZN and Gauteng.

The training will run from 11 June to 13 July 2018. The inaugural group of 90 interns will be trained in Sekhukhune, Giyani and Polokwane.

This intervention comes as a result of the NSG/EU Public Service Training and Capacity Building Programme training on BB2E.

The BB2E is a flagship programme of the NSG aimed at preparing unemployed graduates to access employment opportunities in the public service.

The aim of the programme is to equip unemployed graduates and interns with knowledge of Public Administration and public services how they are organised and function.

The orientation programme is underpinned by values and principles found in Chapter 10 of the Constitution and is aimed at orientating learners to the public service, equipping them with the values required of public servants, the National School of Government said in a statement.

Since the target audience might not be absorbed into the public service, the programme enables capacity in good citizenship, respect for government and patriotism.

Source: South African Government News Agency