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Salary Adjustments for Public Office Bearers Recommended

The Presidency

A 4% annual adjustment to the salaries of public office bearers (POB) for the 2018/19 financial year has been recommended.

The presidency published the recommendations of the Independent Commission for the Remuneration of Public Office Bearers in Government Gazette 42040.

Advisory Panel on NDPP Draws Up Shortlist

The Presidency

A shortlist of 12 candidates to serve as the National Director of Public Prosecutions has been drawn up.

The presidency published the list on its website.

Gender-Based Violence Under the Spotlight

The Presidency

The recent Presidential Summit Against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and Femicide has committed to fast tracking the review of existing laws and policies on GBV to be victim-centred.

The presidency announced this in a declaration on the presidential summit.

Digital Industrial Revolution Commission in the Pipeline

The Presidency

A Digital Industrial Revolution Commission will soon be established.

President Ramaphosa confirmed this during an address at the Discovery Leadership Summit 2018 in Johannesburg.

Investment Conference Generates R290 billion for South Africa

The Presidency

The recent Investment Conference generated announcements of investment of R290 billion.

In a statement, the presidency described the successful conference as the “beginning of a new narrative on investment in South Africa”.

Presidential Health Summit Focuses on NHI

The Presidency

The outcomes of the recently completed Presidential Health Summit will be used to dramatically improve the health system in preparation for the implementation of National Health Insurance (NHI).

The deputy president, David Mabuza, revealed this during closing remarks at the Summit.

Commission of Inquiry on PIC Set Up

The Presidency

A Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of Impropriety Regarding the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) has been set up.

The appointment of the Commission of Inquiry was announced in Government Gazette 41979.

SARS Commission of Inquiry Releases Interim Report

The Presidency

An interim report of the Commission of Inquiry into the South African Revenue Service has been drawn up.

In a statement, the presidency announced that the interim report has been handed to president Ramaphosa for his consideration.

Restitution of Land Under the Spotlight

The Presidency

Government is committed to returning land to people in an orderly and lawful manner.

President Ramaphosa emphasised this during an address at the restitution of land to the KwaMkhwanazi community in KwaZulu-Natal.

Constituencies to Report Back on Framework Agreement

The Presidency

Constituencies will implement the agreed actions contained in the Jobs Summit Framework Agreement in their respective sectors and report back to president Ramaphosa on an ongoing basis.

The presidency made this known in a statement on the recent landmark Jobs Summit held in Johannesburg.

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