Jackson Mthembu

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Jackson Mthembu said : “My father was a personified version of a literal breath of fresh air. He made joy and laughter his daily bread and in this hard time, seeing that South Africa saw that too, has brought us smiles in this season of sorrow” External link

dailymaverick Sunday, January 24, 2021 8:16:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “What do we do now that this tree has fallen?” External link

dailymaverick Sunday, January 24, 2021 8:16:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : "I've said to my wife, Thembi, that I would not wish for anyone to walk into the room of your child and see your lifeless daughter hanging from the rails of curtains," External link

news24 Friday, January 22, 2021 7:02:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said ( about Rejoice Mabudafhasi ) : “On behalf of the ANC in Parliament, we thank comrade Mabudafhasi for her selfless service to the movement as a public representative. "We are confident that she will continue serving the movement in other capacities in future,” External link

businessday Tuesday, January 19, 2021 6:25:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “We once again urge all South Africans to play their part by continuing to regularly wash/sanitising their hands, properly wearing a face mask and practicing physical distancing at all times,” External link

africanewswire Tuesday, January 12, 2021 2:46:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : "We once again urge all South Africans to play their part by continuing to regularly wash/sanitise their hands, properly wear a face mask and practice physical distancing at all times," External link

sanews Tuesday, January 12, 2021 1:28:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : "We once again urge all South Africans to play their part by continuing to regularly wash/sanitise their hands, properly wear a face mask and practice physical distancing at all times," External link

eyewitness-news Monday, January 11, 2021 9:16:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : "We once again urge all South Africans to play their part by continuing to regularly wash/sanitise their hands, properly wearing a face mask and practising physical distancing at all times," External link

iol Monday, January 11, 2021 8:35:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : "We once again urge all South Africans to play their part by continuing to regularly wash or sanitise their hands, properly wear a face mask, and practice physical distancing at all times," External link

news24 Monday, January 11, 2021 7:51:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “We have lost another patriot, a person who served with humility and fought for the freedom of our people. He was a political activist at heart but also a great leader. His passion for the betterment of South Africa was seen in his actions. His passing surely leaves us poorer as a nation” External link

africanewswire Thursday, January 7, 2021 4:35:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “The unfortunate passing of Mr George is not only a great loss to his family, friends and colleagues but the entire society. He will be sorely missed for his contribution to bettering the lives of South Africans,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, January 7, 2021 1:25:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “The unfortunate passing of Mr George is not only a great loss to his family, friends and colleagues but the entire society. He will be sorely missed for his contribution to bettering the lives of South Africans,” External link

sanews Thursday, January 7, 2021 12:14:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : "We have lost another patriot, a person who served with humility and fought for the freedom of our people. He was a political activist at heart but also a great leader. His passion for the betterment of South Africa was seen in his actions. His passing surely leaves us poorer as a nation" External link

gov-za Wednesday, January 6, 2021 9:21:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said ( about Commission ) : “The endeavours to resuscitate the Joint Commission of Cooperation (JCC) between the two countries are indeed a step in the right direction,” External link

iol Wednesday, December 16, 2020 8:13:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “The endeavours to resuscitate the Joint Commission of Cooperation (JCC) between the two countries is indeed a step in the right direction. On behalf of President Ramaphosa, we congratulate President Condé on his successful election as President of the Republic of Guinea and further wish him a prosperous term in office,” External link

africanewswire Wednesday, December 16, 2020 9:45:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “This torch is a reminder of all those who have lost their lives through gander-based violence and femicide that we have got families that are hurting, children who are hurting, and indeed we must do everything that we can to stop this hurt,” External link

eyewitness-news Wednesday, November 25, 2020 3:44:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “Our responsible actions will ensure we minimise the rates of infection while we continue to build and rebuild the economy,” External link

iol Saturday, November 7, 2020 2:23:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : "Kusile is the first power station in Africa to install flue gas desulphurisation technology - a state-of-the-art technology used to remove oxides of sulphur, such as sulphur dioxide, from exhaust flue gases in power plants that burn coal or oil - which is in line with current international air quality standards," External link

allafrica Friday, November 6, 2020 3:39:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : "This will contribute towards the country's efforts to expand power generation to allow the economy to grow and attract more investment," External link

allafrica Friday, November 6, 2020 3:39:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “Kusile is the first power station in Africa to install flue gas desulphurisation technology – a state-of-the-art technology used to remove oxides of sulphur, such as sulphur dioxide, from exhaust flue gases in power plants that burn coal or oil – which is in line with current international air quality standards,” External link

sanews Thursday, November 5, 2020 3:33:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “This will contribute towards the country’s efforts to expand power generation to allow the economy to grow and attract more investment,” External link

sanews Thursday, November 5, 2020 3:33:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu added : “Indeed, the President will speak to us as a nation next week on these matters,” External link

sanews Thursday, November 5, 2020 3:33:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “Of course, once again, we say we must avoid large gatherings because that is where infections happen,” External link

sanews Thursday, November 5, 2020 3:33:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu told : “In addition, government will highlight actions taken to foster a conducive investment environment, with a focus on economic reconstruction and recovery,” External link

sanews Thursday, November 5, 2020 3:33:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “The event showcased 27 large-scale infrastructure projects - with a combined value of R210 billion - to South African and international investors, including delegates of the development finance institutions and multinational development banks,” External link

sanews Thursday, November 5, 2020 3:33:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said ( about Patricia de Lille ) : “Furthermore, Cabinet welcomes the announcement by Public Works and Infrastructure Minister, Patricia de Lille, that an infrastructure focused anti-corruption structure will ensure the ethical management of infrastructure contracts,” External link

sanews Thursday, November 5, 2020 3:33:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said ( about Cyril Ramaphosa ) : "Yes, definitely, let’s confirm next week we will have the NCCC and after NCCC cabinet will, indeed, sit and deliberate on the discussions of the NCCC. ’’And after that, President Ramaphosa will brief the nation on the developments in South Africa as it relate to our management of the Covid-19 and the mitigation measures we have put in place to save lives and protect livelihoods," External link

iol Thursday, November 5, 2020 3:29:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu told : “In addition, government will highlight actions taken to foster a conducive investment environment, with a focus on economic reconstruction and recovery,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, November 5, 2020 2:38:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “The event showcased 27 large-scale infrastructure projects – with a combined value of R210 billion – to South African and international investors, including delegates of the development finance institutions and multinational development banks,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, November 5, 2020 2:38:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said ( about Patricia de Lille ) : “Furthermore, Cabinet welcomes the announcement by Public Works and Infrastructure Minister, Patricia de Lille, that an infrastructure focused anti-corruption structure will ensure the ethical management of infrastructure contracts,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, November 5, 2020 2:38:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said ( about Cyril Ramaphosa ) : "Yes, definitely, let’s confirm next week we will have the NCCC and after NCCC cabinet will, indeed, sit and deliberate on the discussions of the NCCC. ’’And after that, President Ramaphosa will brief the nation on the developments in South Africa as it relate to our management of the Covid-19 and the mitigation measures we have put in place to save lives and protect livelihoods," External link

the-star Thursday, November 5, 2020 2:20:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “Such consistent considerate behaviour remains the greatest defence in protecting ourselves and others against the virus. Our responsible actions will ensure we minimise the rates of infections while we continue to rebuild our economy,” External link

businessday Thursday, November 5, 2020 2:13:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “This year’s conference focuses on the delivery of existing commitments to realise job creation and economic development. In addition, government will highlight actions taken to foster a conducive investment environment, with a focus on economic reconstruction and recovery,” External link

businessday Thursday, November 5, 2020 2:13:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu added : “Indeed, the President will speak to us as a nation next week on these matters,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, November 5, 2020 1:32:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “Of course, once again, we say we must avoid large gatherings because that is where infections happen,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, November 5, 2020 1:32:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu explains ( about Cyril Ramaphosa ) : "Cabinet will deliberate the outcomes of the national coronavirus command council to be held next week. yes, definitely, let's confirm we have confirmed we will have the NCCC and after the NCCC, Cabinet will sit and deliberate on the discussions of the NCCC and after that, President Ramaphosa will brief the nation on the developments in South Africa" External link

eyewitness-news Thursday, November 5, 2020 1:13:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu added : "The governing party in its conferences said we must do so," External link

iol Saturday, October 31, 2020 4:46:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu added : "The governing party in its conferences said we must do so," External link

iol Friday, October 30, 2020 5:36:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu added : "The governing party in its conferences said we must do so," External link

iol Friday, October 30, 2020 8:39:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu added : "The governing party in its conferences said we must do so," External link

iol Friday, October 30, 2020 6:24:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu added : "The governing party in its conferences said we must do so," External link

iol Thursday, October 29, 2020 9:29:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “We are very concerned as Cabinet in many areas people have stopped wearing masks. We appeal to our people in the townships, the informal settlements, to wear masks to protect themselves, their family, their loved ones… their communities,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, October 23, 2020 2:03:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : "The council will meet monthly to oversee implementation of the economic reconstruction and recovery plan and also to interface with the social partners in the national economic development," External link

sinacom-en Thursday, October 22, 2020 9:35:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu indiqué : "Le Conseil se réunira une fois par mois pour superviser la mise en oeuvre du programme de reconstruction et de relance économique, ainsi que pour échanger avec les partenaires sociaux impliqués dans le développement économique national" External link

french.china.org.cn Thursday, October 22, 2020 9:33:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu explained : “The plan builds on the common ground established by the social partners, government, labour, business and community organisations through intensive consultations over the past few months” External link

eyewitness-news Thursday, October 22, 2020 8:55:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : "The council will meet monthly to oversee implementation of the economic reconstruction and recovery plan and also to interface with the social partners in the national economic development," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, October 22, 2020 8:37:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said ( about Cyril Ramaphosa ) : "The scourge of GBVF and the abuse of children, which president Ramaphosa has denounced as the second pandemic after Covid-19, remains a plague on our communities and we must do our best to eradicate it. The Bill of Rights enshrined in the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa of 1996 specifically states that every child has the right to be protected from maltreatment, neglect, abuse or degradation," External link

iol Thursday, October 22, 2020 4:00:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “The local ferrochrome sector is the largest global producer of ferrochrome and is the only stainless steel producer. It is also the biggest supplier of stainless steel to the automotive industry,” External link

sanews Thursday, October 22, 2020 3:33:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “The policy proposes five key priorities, including quality education, skills and second chances; economic transformation, entrepreneurship and job creation; physical and mental health promotion, including COVID-19; social cohesion and nation-building; and effective and responsive youth development machinery,” External link

sanews Thursday, October 22, 2020 3:33:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said ( about Franklin R Ramos ) : “The NPAC will also serve as a framework to provide the country’s progress reports to both the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child and the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child,” External link

sanews Thursday, October 22, 2020 3:33:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “Cabinet wishes Dr Okonjo-Iweala well and looks forward to a WTO that places development at the heart of its agenda and contributes to economic recovery post COVID-19. If she is successful in the next round of processing by the WTO, she would be the first African and first female to be elected to the position of WTO DG,” External link

sanews Thursday, October 22, 2020 3:33:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “We once again want to appeal, particularly to our people in townships and informal settlements to wear masks to protect their families, loved ones and communities,” External link

sanews Thursday, October 22, 2020 3:33:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : "One of the girls reported the incidence to her school teacher and we must commend the response by the school that led to the arrest of the suspect. As a law-abiding and peace-loving nation, we should all unite in condemning such heinous crimes with the utmost contempt they deserve," External link

news24 Thursday, October 22, 2020 3:29:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “Please, once again, we urge all our communities and members and individuals in our communities to wear masks, that is the only weapon we have against Covid-19,” External link

citizen Thursday, October 22, 2020 2:56:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “These are the only preventative measures available to protect ourselves,” External link

citizen Thursday, October 22, 2020 2:56:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “The farming community is an integral part of our economy, and crime on farms poses a threat not only to the personal safety of farmers and farmworkers but also to the country’s food security. Cabinet calls on the nation to assist the SAPS in the fight against crime by joining community police forums, and to report crime to the nearest police station,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, October 22, 2020 1:35:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “We must work together to root out crime in our communities and make our country safer for all,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, October 22, 2020 1:35:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “Cabinet calls on the public to play their part by reporting those who commit such crimes to law-enforcement agencies or calling the National Anti-Corruption Hotline on 0800 701 701,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, October 22, 2020 1:35:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “The Bill of Rights enshrined in the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa of 1996 specifically states that every child has the right to be protected from maltreatment, neglect, abuse or degradation,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, October 22, 2020 1:35:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “The local ferrochrome sector is the largest global producer of ferrochrome and is the only stainless steel producer. It is also the biggest supplier of stainless steel to the automotive industry,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, October 22, 2020 1:35:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “The policy proposes five key priorities, including quality education, skills and second chances; economic transformation, entrepreneurship and job creation; physical and mental health promotion, including COVID-19; social cohesion and nation-building; and effective and responsive youth development machinery,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, October 22, 2020 1:35:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said ( about Franklin R Ramos ) : “The NPAC will also serve as a framework to provide the country’s progress reports to both the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child and the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, October 22, 2020 1:35:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “Cabinet wishes Dr Okonjo-Iweala well and looks forward to a WTO that places development at the heart of its agenda and contributes to economic recovery post COVID-19. If she is successful in the next round of processing by the WTO, she would be the first African and first female to be elected to the position of WTO DG,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, October 22, 2020 1:35:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “Our fight against the scourge of gender-based violence and child abuse must prioritise the availability of dedicated places of safety for survivors of this deplorable pandemic” External link

gov-za Tuesday, October 13, 2020 12:42:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : "This lekgotla will focus on economic recovery. Covid-19 has had serious devastation on our lives, the economy, employment and business. As government, we must come with a reconstruction and a recovery plan to recover from the devastation caused by Covid-19" External link

news24 Wednesday, October 7, 2020 6:11:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “So those are the economic matters we will be focusing on but as you also know, one of the priorities apart from economic growth that we have as a country is dealing with crime and corruption,” “We have seen crime and corruption rearing their ugly head, so this government lekgotla will also [disccuss] how do we deal with crime and corruption” External link

citizen Wednesday, October 7, 2020 5:10:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “to boost expenditure of your public purse and public finances” External link

citizen Wednesday, October 7, 2020 5:10:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “We have seen crime and corruption rearing their ugly head, so the lekgotla will with [this],” External link

sanews Wednesday, October 7, 2020 4:13:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “Even in the face of resistance by a small minority, we continue with efforts to build a united South Africa that we can all be proud of. As we launch Heritage Month, we are reminded of the many cultures, traditions and languages that make us who we are. In the spirit of social cohesion, let us all cherish and respect one another regardless of color, background, gender and religion,” External link

citizen Tuesday, September 8, 2020 12:31:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu added : “We remain committed to the values of democracy. Any form of discrimination or violation of human rights for whatever reason cannot be tolerated as it undermines the progress made in building a united democratic country” External link

citizen Tuesday, September 8, 2020 12:31:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “Even in the face of resistance by a small minority, we continue with efforts to build a united South Africa that we can all be proud of. In the spirit of social cohesion, let us all cherish and respect one another, regardless of colour, background, gender and religion,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, September 8, 2020 10:23:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu added : “Even in the face of resistance by a small minority, we continue with efforts to build a united South Africa that we can all be proud of. As we launch Heritage Month today, we are reminded of the many cultures, traditions and languages that make us who we are. In the spirit of social cohesion, let us all cherish and respect one another regardless of color, background, gender and religion,” External link

citizen Tuesday, September 8, 2020 2:29:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “Even in the face of resistance by a small minority, we continue with efforts to build a united South Africa that we can all be proud of. As we launch Heritage Month today, we are reminded of the many cultures, traditions and languages that make us who we are. In the spirit of social cohesion, let us all cherish and respect one another regardless of color, background, gender and religion,” External link

gov-za Monday, September 7, 2020 10:07:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “Even in the face of resistance by a small minority, we continue with efforts to build a united South Africa that we can all be proud of,” “As we launch Heritage Month, we are reminded of the many cultures, traditions and languages that make us who we are. In the spirit of social cohesion, let us all cherish and respect one another regardless of color, background, gender and religion” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, September 7, 2020 9:16:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : "I will not vote in accordance with any dictates of any other party under the disguise of a so-called conscience vote," "It’s only a bewitched party that can do so to its own government. It is very surprising that ANC members of Parliament are expected to vote against their own decisions and resolutions" External link

businessday Saturday, August 29, 2020 12:55:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “Those implicated will be severely punished, and money stolen from the state by unscrupulous companies and individuals must indeed be recovered,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, August 28, 2020 2:58:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said ( about Amendment Bill ) : “The Bill amends the Sectional Titles Act, 1986 (Act 95 of 1986), which provides for the establishment of sectional title schemes. The proposed amendments provide clarity and protect the lessees in the properties under the sectional-arrangement buildings,” External link

citizen Thursday, August 27, 2020 9:53:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “Because of all these reasons, because of Covid-19, we have agreed with the minister of transport, as Cabinet, that let’s have these events, IMO as well as World Maritime Day in October 2021,” External link

citizen Thursday, August 27, 2020 9:53:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “What has always been a difficulty is the implementation. We are hopeful that these training programmes for both the ministers, deputies, premiers, MECs, mayors will assist us in confronting this inability to implement what are good policies, and therefore robbing our people [of] service delivery,” External link

citizen Thursday, August 27, 2020 9:53:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said ( about Amendment Bill ) : "The Bill amends the Sectional Titles Act, 1986 (Act 95 of 1986), which provides for the establishment of sectional title schemes. The proposed amendments provide clarity and protect the lessees in the properties under the sectional-arrangement buildings," External link

news24 Thursday, August 27, 2020 9:11:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : "Because of all these reasons, because of Covid-19, we have agreed with the minister of transport, as Cabinet, that let's have these events, IMO as well as World Maritime Day in October 2021," External link

news24 Thursday, August 27, 2020 9:11:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said ( about Cyril Ramaphosa ) : "The Fusion Centre, which coordinates the work of all law-enforcement agencies, remains on track to present its first six-weekly report in the first week of September 2020 to President Cyril Ramaphosa," "Cabinet will give the necessary support to all law-enforcement agencies. This will include giving them the resources they need to function optimally, independently without fear, favour, and prejudice in facilitating the investigation and prosecution of corruption-related cases without any further delay," External link

eyewitness-news Thursday, August 27, 2020 5:59:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : "The scourge of corruption, which manifests itself in the blatant theft and looting of state resources, is the biggest societal cancer that has the potential to erode public trust in government's concerted efforts to improve the lives of the people. Cabinet condemns in the strongest possible terms all acts of corruption and is confident that all wrongdoers will eventually be prosecuted, without fear or favour," External link

news24 Thursday, August 27, 2020 2:54:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said ( about Ronald Lamola ) : "National Treasury will continue with additional work to refine the submitted information for further processing. Cabinet reaffirms that law-enforcement agencies will continue to be responsible for the investigative work. Cabinet is also pleased with the progress made by the committee of ministers chaired by Justice and Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola. The team of ministers was expected to coordinate the compilation of all the Covid-19 procurements and make it accessible to the public," External link

news24 Thursday, August 27, 2020 2:54:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “Those implicated will be severely punished, and money stolen from the state by unscrupulous companies and individuals by inflating the prices of personal protective equipment (PPE) will be recovered,” External link

iol Thursday, August 27, 2020 2:32:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “The team of ministers was expected to co-ordinate the compilation of all the Covid-19 procurements and make it accessible to the public. In the interest of transparency, National Treasury’s website has since published the information of most of the departments and entities that have fully complied,” “National Treasury will continue with additional work to refine the submitted information for further processing. Cabinet reaffirms that law-enforcement agencies will continue to be responsible for the investigative work” External link

iol Thursday, August 27, 2020 2:32:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “Cabinet also welcomed the announcement that under alert level 2 lockdown, all universities will be allowing the controlled return of students to campus-based tuition in line with the criteria published in the Government Gazette,” External link

iol Thursday, August 27, 2020 2:32:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “Those implicated must be arrested and punished. Monies belonging to the state must be recovered,” External link

iol Thursday, August 27, 2020 1:25:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “The committee released the list to make it accessible to the public. The committee was not established to investigate corruption in the acquisition of PPEs. Its task was to compile the list of what has been procured,” External link

iol Thursday, August 27, 2020 1:25:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “They are all at the Fusion Centre in Joburg. All law enforcement agencies are there to deal with any malfeasance and corruption. They are due to give the President a report during the first week of September,” External link

iol Thursday, August 27, 2020 1:25:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : "While government is currently supporting the sector as best as we can on our own, we know we can do more in terms of identifying other role players that can support it," External link

allafrica Friday, August 14, 2020 3:06:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “The need for such diversity has increased in importance as, globally, media has become more concentrated, limiting access, expression of diverse views and opinions and choice of sources of news,” External link

sanews Thursday, August 13, 2020 2:56:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “While government is currently supporting the sector as best as we can on our own, we know we can do more in terms of identifying other role players that can support it,” External link

sanews Thursday, August 13, 2020 2:56:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said ( about Thulas Nxesi ) : “We are also grateful that Minister Nxesi is now on his way to full recovery. We take this opportunity to wish all fellow South Africans who are battling this disease well, as we also send those who have lost loved ones our sincere condolences” External link

sanews Wednesday, July 29, 2020 9:50:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : "To defeat this virus, we must all continue playing our part in observing all health protocols of washing our hands regularly, properly wearing a mask when in public and practicing physical distancing. Together, we can beat the coronavirus," External link

allafrica Tuesday, July 28, 2020 3:08:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : "Ms Khusela Diko, the spokesperson of the president, has requested leave of absence of office. It was granted by the president and minister in the presidency" External link

eyewitness-news Monday, July 27, 2020 9:18:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “To defeat this virus, we must all continue playing our part in observing all health protocols of washing our hands regularly, properly wearing a mask when in public and practicing physical distancing. Together, we can beat the coronavirus,” External link

sanews Monday, July 27, 2020 12:40:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “To defeat this virus, we must all continue playing our part in observing all health protocols of washing our hands regularly, properly wearing a mask when in public and practicing physical distancing. Together, we can beat the coronavirus,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, July 27, 2020 11:28:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “We would like to extend our well-wishes to him and all South Africans who are battling this disease, as we also wish all of them a speedy recovery” External link

eyewitness-news Sunday, July 26, 2020 12:43:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “His admission to hospital comes on the advice of his medical doctors, in order for him to have access to better medical attention and proper monitoring. Minister Nxesi is the second member of Cabinet to be admitted to hospital after Minister Gwede Mantashe,” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, July 21, 2020 3:59:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “We wish both Minister Mantashe and Minister Nxesi a speedy recovery from this coronavirus,” External link

citizen Tuesday, July 21, 2020 2:24:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : "His admission to hospital comes on the advice of his medical doctors, in order for him to have access to better medical attention and proper monitoring. Minister Nxesi is the second member of Cabinet to be admitted to hospital after Minister Gwede Mantashe," External link

news24 Tuesday, July 21, 2020 2:10:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said ( about Gwede Mantashe ) : "Today, Minister Mantashe was admitted to hospital on the advice of their family doctor for better medical attention and monitoring, while Mrs Mantashe will continue to self-quarantine at their home. “We will continue to give the Mantashe family all the support they need during this time. “We wish both minister and Mrs Mantashe a speedy recovery from this invisible enemy and we are quite confident that they will emerge victorious against the coronavirus," External link

miningweekly Tuesday, July 21, 2020 10:22:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said ( about Gwede Mantashe ) : “Today, minister Mantashe was admitted to hospital on the advice of their doctor for better medical attention and monitoring,” External link

businessday Monday, July 20, 2020 10:00:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “We will continue to give the Mantashe family all the support they need during this time,” “We wish both minister and Mrs Mantashe a speedy recovery from this invisible enemy and we are quite confident that they will emerge victorious against the coronavirus” External link

businessday Monday, July 20, 2020 10:00:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “We once again extend our well-wishes to all who have contracted the Covid-19 disease. We also extend our condolences to the many families who have lost their loved ones due to the coronavirus,” External link

citizen Friday, July 17, 2020 4:59:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : "We once again extend our well-wishes to all who have contracted the Covid-19 disease. We also extend our condolences to the many families who have lost their loved ones due to the coronavirus," External link

news24 Friday, July 17, 2020 2:49:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu insisted : "Government remains committed to continue to enhance accountability through a structured performance management system at the executive level," External link

news24 Thursday, July 16, 2020 7:07:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “Once this process is concluded, the President will then sign the revised performance agreements with the Ministers in the next coming weeks. Government remains committed to continue to enhance accountability through a structured performance management system at the executive level,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, July 15, 2020 12:01:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “We wish them well in the same way we would like to wish all South Africans who have contracted this disease. He is in self-isolation at his home” External link

eyewitness-news Wednesday, July 15, 2020 11:10:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “Once this process is concluded, the President will then sign the revised performance agreements with the Ministers in the next coming weeks. Government remains committed to continue to enhance accountability through a structured performance management system at the executive level,” External link

sanews Wednesday, July 15, 2020 10:40:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu added : “Government remains committed to continue to enhance accountability through a structured performance management system at the executive level,” External link

africanewswire Wednesday, July 15, 2020 9:53:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “Government remains committed to continue to enhance accountability through a structured performance management system at the executive level,” External link

businessday Tuesday, July 14, 2020 9:50:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : "We'd like to pass our sincere condolences as government," External link

eyewitness-news Monday, July 13, 2020 9:03:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “The transfer of DG Nkuna to the DPME comes at an opportune time when Government is grappling with the Covid-19 pandemic. His vast experience in the telecommunications environment will assist the department to maximise on new technologies in carrying out its monitoring and evaluation function for the whole of Government,” External link

africanewswire Thursday, July 9, 2020 8:30:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu added : “We wish the DG well in his new role and welcome him to the DPME family,” External link

africanewswire Thursday, July 9, 2020 8:30:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “countries that we interact with in good faith should not do anything that has not been agreed on” External link

EastAfrican Monday, June 29, 2020 2:26:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “We are very confident that what we did, the articulation of levels was crafted to save lives,” External link

iol Friday, June 19, 2020 4:20:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “As the world has been grappling with this global pandemic over the past few months, Coronavirus has demonstrated that it does not have barriers for any section of society and that any person can be infected,” External link

sanews Monday, June 15, 2020 1:33:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “As the world has been grappling with this global pandemic over the past few months, the coronavirus has demonstrated that it does not have barriers for any section of society and that any person can be infected,” External link

africanewswire Sunday, June 14, 2020 12:53:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : "Government wishes nkosi Holomisa a speedy recovery from the virus. Nkosi Holomisa has our full support and we are looking forward to his full recovery in order for him to continue serving the people of South Africa with great valour and dedication," External link

iol Saturday, June 13, 2020 7:23:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “As the world has been grappling with this global pandemic over the past few months, the coronavirus has demonstrated that it does not have barriers for any section of society and that any person can be infected,” External link

citizen Saturday, June 13, 2020 6:49:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : "Nkosi Holomisa has our full support and we are looking forward to his full recovery in order for him to continue serving the people of South Africa with great valour and dedication," External link

news24 Saturday, June 13, 2020 4:49:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “Every meeting of the NCCC has a standing item on the health response, where the minister of health, on the basis of the advice he receives from health experts, advises the NCCC on all relevant public health matters related to the Covid-19 pandemic,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, June 10, 2020 4:40:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu answered ( about Cabinet Committee ) : "However, after two meetings of the NCCC, the president decided to invite the rest of the members of Cabinet, as it became clear that they too were crucial to the national response," External link

news24 Wednesday, June 10, 2020 9:56:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said ( about Cabinet Committee ) : "All NCCC matters that have police implications are referred to the Cabinet for decision-making," External link

news24 Wednesday, June 10, 2020 9:56:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “The government will ask that its appeal be heard on an urgent basis so that all of us can obtain certainty on the regulations,” External link

iol Saturday, June 6, 2020 9:40:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said ( about Cyril Ramaphosa ) : “The Cabinet wishes to assure the nation that all interventions introduced since the declaration of the State of Disaster in March by President Cyril Ramaphosa have been directed primarily at saving the lives of our people,” “The restrictions placed on the movement of individuals and on the level of activity in the economy have been directed at slowing the spread of Covid-19 infections. While the government appeals against the court judgment, current regulations remain in force and we appeal and urge all our people to observe all the health protocols that have been put in place, including washing of hands, social distancing, wearing of masks in public as well as screening and referral for testing when necessary,” External link

iol Saturday, June 6, 2020 9:40:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “At the moment we are all at level3 and I am not aware of the Western Cape being extended to a higher level,” External link

iol Saturday, June 6, 2020 9:40:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “If there is a need for us to expand again in July, based on scientific evidence, we will do that because the law allows us to have month-to-month extensions” External link

citizen Friday, June 5, 2020 12:35:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “If there is a need for us to extend again in July based on scientific evidence we will do so, as cabinet,” External link

citizen Friday, June 5, 2020 12:35:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : "If there is a need for us to expand again in July, based on scientific evidence, we will do that because the law allows us to have month-to-month extensions" External link

news24 Friday, June 5, 2020 11:19:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : "What makes this donation even more significant is that it comes from ordinary South Africans who have partnered with Government in curbing the spread of the Coronavirus," External link

news24 Friday, June 5, 2020 11:19:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu added : "As Government, we thank the Assemblies of God Back to God Ministries for taking initiative and playing their part in this fight. Today's contribution further strengthens our partnership with the religious sector," External link

news24 Friday, June 5, 2020 11:19:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “Our decision making of being in a disaster situation in our country and locking down the movement of people, and the lockdown of the economy – that has assisted us to save lives,” “That judgment declared the COVID-19 lockdown regulations in level 3 and level 4 unconstitutional and invalid. After obtaining legal advice and listening to numerous comments from members of the legal fraternity in reaction to this judgment, we are of the view that another court might come to a different conclusion,” External link

eyewitness-news Friday, June 5, 2020 9:06:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : "We are of the view that another court might come to a different decision on the matter," External link

longbeachstar Friday, June 5, 2020 12:58:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said ( about Cyril Ramaphosa ) : “The cabinet wishes to assure the nation that all interventions introduced since the declaration of a state of national disaster in March 2020 by President Ramaphosa have been directed primarily at saving lives,” External link

businessday Thursday, June 4, 2020 8:52:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “After obtaining legal advice and listening to numerous comments made by members of the legal fraternity in reaction to the judgment, we are of the view that another court might come to a different conclusion on the matter,” “Cabinet has therefore decided to appeal the North Gauteng High court decision. Government will ask that its appeal be heard on an urgent basis so that it can obtain certainty on the regulations. The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma will be joined in this appeal by President Cyril Ramaphosa and the Minister of Health, Dr Zweli Mkhize” External link

citizen Thursday, June 4, 2020 6:49:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “It was then necessary for the minister of Cogta to request cabinet to extend the state of disaster by another month, which is allowed in law,” External link

citizen Thursday, June 4, 2020 6:49:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said ( about Cyril Ramaphosa ) : “Cabinet wishes to assure the nation that all interventions introduced since the declaring of the National State of Disaster in March 2020 by President Cyril Ramaphosa have been directed primarily at saving the lives of our people,” External link

sanews Thursday, June 4, 2020 6:19:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “As a water-scarce country, dam levels have a negative impact on our water needs. Cabinet, therefore, makes an appeal to all of us to use water sparingly,” External link

sanews Thursday, June 4, 2020 6:19:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu added : “There are many hot spots that we are dealing with in the country that are infected by the coronavirus. "You need different regulations that are directed and that are targeting those hot spots,” External link

iol Thursday, May 28, 2020 3:20:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “The ban on cigarettes, it’s just at this level we are in. We don’t know how many weeks we will be at this level. I can assure you after we’ve been out of level 3, I don’t see the ban on the sale of cigarettes continuing,” External link

eyewitness-news Thursday, May 28, 2020 3:05:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “The ban on cigarettes, it’s just at this level we are in. We don’t know how many weeks we will be at this level. I can assure you after we’ve been out of Level 3, I don’t see the ban on the sale of cigarettes continuing,” External link

citizen Thursday, May 28, 2020 12:39:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : "With what the president said after meeting with the churches, we therefore needed to craft regulations that allowed churches to operate. We needed to include those regulations so that we are in keeping with the pronouncements that have been made by the president," External link

allafrica Thursday, May 28, 2020 5:53:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : "As you would know, there are many hotspots that we are dealing with in the country that are infected by the coronavirus, so also you need different regulations that are directed and targeting those hotspots," External link

allafrica Thursday, May 28, 2020 5:53:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “With what the president said after meeting with the churches, we therefore needed to craft regulations that allowed churches to operate. We needed to include those regulations so that we are in keeping with the pronouncements that have been made by the president,” External link

citizen Wednesday, May 27, 2020 9:59:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “As you would know, there are many hotspots that we are dealing with in the country that are infected by the coronavirus, so also you need different regulations that are directed and targeting those hotspots,” External link

citizen Wednesday, May 27, 2020 9:59:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “Today we observe this day when the world is seized with curbing the spread of the novel Coronavirus, and South Africa too has not been spared. The fight against COVID-19 has put into sharp focus the need for the sector to patriotically work as a collective and deploy its capabilities in fighting the spread of the virus,” External link

africanewswire Monday, May 18, 2020 1:02:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “Used correctly, digital technologies have the potential to aid the containment of COVID-19 and mitigate some of the challenges brought upon by the spread of the virus,” External link

africanewswire Monday, May 18, 2020 1:02:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu concluded : “As we mark this 51st anniversary, we call on all in the industry, in particular, the SMMEs to come together to develop and explore solutions to mitigate the spread of the virus and the saving of lives. The provision of affordable fast speed broadband connectivity and connecting our people to the world is more important now than ever before,” External link

africanewswire Monday, May 18, 2020 1:02:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “Today we observe this day when the world is seized with curbing the spread of the novel Coronavirus, and South Africa too has not been spared. The fight against COVID-19 has put into sharp focus the need for the sector to patriotically work as a collective and deploy its capabilities in fighting the spread of the virus,” External link

gov-za Sunday, May 17, 2020 2:33:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “Used correctly, digital technologies have the potential to aid the containment of COVID-19 and mitigate some of the challenges brought upon by the spread of the virus,” External link

gov-za Sunday, May 17, 2020 2:33:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu concluded : “As we mark this 51st anniversary, we call on all in the industry, in particular, the SMMEs to come together to develop and explore solutions to mitigate the spread of the virus and the saving of lives. The provision of affordable fast speed broadband connectivity and connecting our people to the world is more important now than ever before,” External link

gov-za Sunday, May 17, 2020 2:33:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “It was not the decision of the minister, it was the decision of the government. We want to assure South Africa that we will defend this decision in court. We cannot allow smoking at this time. We are a listening government; we have listened to the advice we have received and the Cabinet made a decision” External link

the-star Wednesday, May 13, 2020 12:53:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu added : “We also appreciate and recognize the fact that SABC has achieved this outstanding milestone during a challenging time in the media industry, when media outlets are dealing with daunting financial and resource constraints,” External link

AfricaNews-English Friday, May 8, 2020 4:47:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “We are not going to change our approach” External link

dailymaverick Monday, May 4, 2020 5:45:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “The directions further include a monitoring and compliance approach that will be followed by sector regulators, industry representative bodies and through the department’s COVID-19 Project Management Office. The Directions came into effect on 02 May 2020,” External link

sanews Monday, May 4, 2020 4:49:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “We should look at the cost of Covid-19, not only on our economy but the economy around the world. The economy is not only tobacco. People should not focus on one part of the economy. The economy does not revolve around tobacco. Even if we have not banned tobacco we are still dealing with illicit trade we must do far better and our fight against the black market has been compromised severely,” External link

iol Monday, May 4, 2020 11:45:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “It is really clear that one of the most powerful tools at our disposal is our ICT sector. We need to provide up to date and accurate medical information, statistics, as well as information on new government regulations, to inform all of our citizens about the COVID19 pandemic,” External link

africanewswire Friday, May 1, 2020 3:06:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “It is really clear that one of the most powerful tools at our disposal is our ICT sector. We need to provide up to date and accurate medical information, statistics, as well as information on new government regulations, to inform all of our citizens about the COVID19 pandemic,” External link

AfricaNews-English Friday, May 1, 2020 12:42:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “It is incumbent of all of us to respect the lockdown regulations which are intended to save the lives of South Africans. It is for this reason that we fully agree with the decision of the Board to institute a full independent inquiry into this matter,” External link

thepresidency-za Thursday, April 30, 2020 11:04:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “There are very few employers who are applying on behalf of their workers and employees for this UIF relief benefit. We are asking them to do so, particularly in the farming sector and in the domestic sector. We are really appealing to all our employers to use this facility because there are vulnerable workers who could benefit,” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, April 28, 2020 8:30:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “It is for this reason that we fully agree with the decision of the Board to institute a full independent inquiry into this matter,” External link

iol Thursday, April 23, 2020 6:21:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “It is incumbent on all of us to respect the lockdown regulations, which are intended to save the lives of South Africans. It is for this reason that we fully agree with the decision of the Board to institute a full, independent inquiry into this matter,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, April 22, 2020 7:05:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu added : "We also need to remind South Africans that spreading fake news or disinformation about Covid-19 is a punishable offence," "Arrests have already been made, and they will continue if people persist in spreading fake news" External link

thenews-pk Thursday, April 16, 2020 5:29:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu added : “We also need to remind South Africans that spreading fake news or disinformation about Covid-19 is a punishable offence. Arrests have already been made, and they will continue if people persist in spreading fake news,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, April 16, 2020 2:17:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu added : "We also need to remind South Africans that spreading fake news or disinformation about Covid-19 is a punishable offence," "Arrests have already been made, and they will continue if people persist in spreading fake news" External link

theCitizen Wednesday, April 15, 2020 9:07:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu added : “We also need to remind South Africans that spreading fake news or disinformation about Covid-19 is a punishable offence. Arrests have already been made, and they will continue if people persist in spreading fake news,” External link

AfricaNews-English Wednesday, April 15, 2020 5:57:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “We are stepping up our campaign against digital misinformation, particularly in relation to COVID-19 and related actions such as the national lockdown,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, April 15, 2020 5:34:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu added : “Arrests have already been made, and they will continue if people persist in spreading fake news,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, April 15, 2020 5:34:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu added : "We also need to remind South Africans that spreading fake news or disinformation about Covid-19 is a punishable offence," "Arrests have already been made, and they will continue if people persist in spreading fake news" External link

afp-en Wednesday, April 15, 2020 5:28:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu added : “We also need to remind South Africans that spreading fake news or disinformation about Covid-19 is a punishable offence. Arrests have already been made, and they will continue if people persist in spreading fake news,” External link

gov-za Wednesday, April 15, 2020 5:10:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : "Now, how would that be worse than apartheid? I have no idea ... we need to take all measure available to us to save lives," External link

onlinenigeria Sunday, March 29, 2020 2:15:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : "Now, how would that be worse than apartheid? I have no idea ... we need to take all measure available to us to save lives," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, March 28, 2020 9:35:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “While there has been two deaths what has now been confirmed by the authorities, one death is confirmed, the other death is suspected,” External link

zimeye Saturday, March 28, 2020 9:24:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “The minister ... said I must just say to people of SA and the media that while there have been a reported number of two deaths from Covid-19, what has now been confirmed by the authorities is one death, and the other death is suspected,” External link

businessday Friday, March 27, 2020 9:12:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “In South Africa, the space, airtime and social media engagement devoted by quality journalism to the outbreak and the national response, has contributed in reducing misinformation, negative impact of fake news and unfounded panic emerging from some social media users and other sources,” External link

sanews Thursday, March 26, 2020 4:02:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “In the weeks ahead during the national lockdown, the engagement between government – through the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) – and public, community and commercial media will help us ensure that people understand and implement the stringent measures that are in effect in the country,” External link

sanews Thursday, March 26, 2020 4:02:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “Letters from employers vouching for staff members or freelancers will also make it easier for law-enforcement officers to process media workers’ access to story locations. Given that media workers are citizens first and foremost, government urges employers to ensure that media workers have access to protective supplies and equipment that will keep them safe and will safeguard the wellbeing of persons with whom media workers may come into contact,” External link

sanews Thursday, March 26, 2020 4:02:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “Government is doing its best to balance the provision of information with the preservation of the good health and life of all stakeholders during this period,” External link

sanews Thursday, March 26, 2020 4:02:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “In South Africa, the space, airtime and social media engagement devoted by quality journalism to the outbreak and the national response, has contributed in reducing misinformation, negative impact of fake news and unfounded panic emerging from some social media users and other sources,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, March 26, 2020 2:44:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “In the weeks ahead during the national lockdown, the engagement between government – through the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) – and public, community and commercial media will help us ensure that people understand and implement the stringent measures that are in effect in the country,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, March 26, 2020 2:44:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “Letters from employers vouching for staff members or freelancers will also make it easier for law-enforcement officers to process media workers’ access to story locations. Given that media workers are citizens first and foremost, government urges employers to ensure that media workers have access to protective supplies and equipment that will keep them safe and will safeguard the wellbeing of persons with whom media workers may come into contact,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, March 26, 2020 2:44:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “Government is doing its best to balance the provision of information with the preservation of the good health and life of all stakeholders during this period,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, March 26, 2020 2:44:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “In line with our nation’s single greatest challenge – that of youth unemployment – www.gov.za is used predominantly by young people looking for jobs and for information about opportunities and services that can enhance their employability or qualifications,” External link

sanews Thursday, March 26, 2020 12:38:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “better late than to cut corners” External link

citizen Monday, March 23, 2020 10:29:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “the finalised measures undertaken to mitigate the impact of the virus on our people and the economy” External link

the-star Monday, March 23, 2020 1:03:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “the finalised measures undertaken to mitigate the impact of the virus on our people and the economy” External link

iol Monday, March 23, 2020 12:37:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “better late than to cut corners” External link

citizen Monday, March 23, 2020 11:33:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “Among other issues is to look at the effect on our people by the coronavirus and how do we mitigate against that effect. So that is the issue before the national command council,” External link

businessday Sunday, March 22, 2020 11:13:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “better late than to cut corners” External link

citizen Sunday, March 22, 2020 9:40:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said ( about Zweli Mkhize ) : "Cabinet reassures all in South Africa that every precaution is being taken to safeguard the country against any surge of Covid-19," "The Minister of Health, Dr Zweli Mkhize, reported to Cabinet that there were 13 cases of Covid-19 in South Africa. This morning, the Minister of Health confirmed that another four new cases have been identified, bringing the number of Covid-19 cases to 17. He will provide further details during the course of the day" External link

allafrica Thursday, March 19, 2020 12:57:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : "Common symptoms of the virus include fever, cough and difficulty breathing. When displaying the symptoms as described above, individuals are advised to stay home and seek medical assistance," "We appeal to all to respect the privacy of Covid-19 patients and their families. We also strongly caution against the dissemination of any false information related to the virus so as to prevent the spread of fear, stigma and discrimination within our society. Concerned individuals can contact the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) hotline on 0800 029 999 for accurate information regarding Covid-19" External link

allafrica Thursday, March 19, 2020 12:57:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu added : "All the South Africans coming home are as healthy as anything. They have not contracted the disease," External link

allafrica Thursday, March 19, 2020 12:57:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu added : "All the South Africans coming home are as healthy as anything. They have not contracted the disease," External link

allafrica Thursday, March 19, 2020 12:57:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu added : "Their parents have said: 'Can you bring our kids home?'" External link

allafrica Thursday, March 19, 2020 12:57:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “Cabinet has not expressed any travel bans. It would have been in the statement if there were any,” “And again, we can assure you that after this very important meeting of Sunday, we will be able to answer some of the questions that we not have been able to answer here on this matter” External link

africanewswire Friday, March 13, 2020 5:02:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “Upon their return, all of them, the crew, everybody on the flight and those repatriated will be quarantined for a minimum of 14 days to a maximum of 21 days,” “During this period, the movement of people and goods in and out of the quarantine zone will be restricted. We strongly caution people against attempting to make any physical contact or attempting to visit the quarantine zone or area. Once the quarantine period ends and tests confirm no underlying COVID-19 virus infection of our compatriots, they will be released back into their respective families and communities” External link

africanewswire Friday, March 13, 2020 5:02:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said ( about Cyril Ramaphosa ) : “President Cyril Ramaphosa will soon update political parties represented in Parliament, as well as church leaders, on Covid-19. A special Cabinet on Covid-19 is being convened for this Sunday,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, March 13, 2020 12:10:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : "Upon their return, all of them, the crew, everybody on the flight and those repatriated will be quarantined for a minimum of 14 days to a maximum of 21 days," "During this period, the movement of people and goods in and out of the quarantine zone will be restricted. We strongly caution people against attempting to make any physical contact or attempting to visit the quarantine zone or area. Once the quarantine period ends and tests confirm no underlying COVID-19 virus infection of our compatriots, they will be released back into their respective families and communities" External link

voanews Thursday, March 12, 2020 10:04:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “The judgement, sentencing and rejection of leave to appeal sends a strong message to perpetrators and would-be perpetrators of women and children abuse that South Africa’s justice institutions will hold them accountable for their despicable actions,” “Together we must eradicate the abuses that undermine the fundamental human rights of women and children. Through our collective actions, we must ensure that no woman or child is sexually harassed, beaten, raped or attacked anywhere in our country” External link

citizen Thursday, March 12, 2020 9:06:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : "We are intensifying our investment and to date projects with an investment value of R9 billion have been completed and 27 projects worth just over R250 billion are in implementation phases, with more coming on stream this year," External link

irishsun Thursday, March 12, 2020 5:45:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : "The repatriation team and repatriated South Afticans are expected back in the country this Friday, 13 March 2019," External link

the-star Thursday, March 12, 2020 3:36:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : "The repatriation team and repatriated South Afticans are expected back in the country this Friday, 13 March 2019," External link

iol Thursday, March 12, 2020 3:11:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “To date, projects with an investment value of R9 billion have been completed and 27 projects worth just over R250 billion are in implementation phases, with more coming on stream this year,” External link

sanews Thursday, March 12, 2020 3:07:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “Employees in the company will also be issued with R1.6 billion worth of shares in PepsiCo that will be used to acquire a 13% stake in Pioneer Foods within five years,” External link

sanews Thursday, March 12, 2020 3:07:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “Major deaths on the roads are caused by people who drink and drive. Our laws do not allow you to drink and drive,” External link

sanews Thursday, March 12, 2020 3:07:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “It also deals with fraud and corruption within the road traffic environment' increases penalties for those who fail to comply with traffic rules; and proposes national number plate legislation,” External link

businessday Thursday, March 12, 2020 2:50:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said ( about Cyril Ramaphosa ) : “President Cyril Ramaphosa will soon update political parties represented in Parliament, as well as church leaders, on Covid-19. A special Cabinet on Covid-19 is being convened for this Sunday,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, March 12, 2020 1:33:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “The Minister appreciates Council’s intention of keeping the integrity of the statistical system intact and is committed to working with Stats SA to protect the respected quality of our official statistics,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, February 20, 2020 11:43:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “We have in the first two years of our investment drive, raised a total of R664-billion in investment commitments, which is more than half of our five-year target of R1.2-trillion,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, February 19, 2020 3:53:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “Every South African, including those who claim ignorance, know for a fact that apartheid was a crime against humanity. It was our lived reality” External link

citizen Wednesday, February 19, 2020 1:04:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “We must think about what [can be done] through this network for those who are worse off than ourselves,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, February 13, 2020 7:56:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu afirmou : “Como África do Sul, devemos ser vistos de forma honesta nesta matéria, sem esconder o que quer que seja” External link

portalangop Monday, September 23, 2019 9:04:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu déclaré : "Nous reconnaissons pleinement avec notre président que les attaques xénophobes violentes contre nos confrères et consœurs Africains ont affecté notre réputation et notre image en tant que pays. Nous devons mettre fin à ces attaques tout en nous attaquant dans le même temps aux facteurs sous-jacents" External link

french-news Wednesday, September 18, 2019 2:57:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu déclaré : "Nous reconnaissons pleinement avec notre président que les attaques xénophobes violentes contre nos confrères et consœurs Africains ont affecté notre réputation et notre image en tant que pays. Nous devons mettre fin à ces attaques tout en nous attaquant dans le même temps aux facteurs sous-jacents" External link

french.china.org.cn Wednesday, September 18, 2019 12:04:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu disse : "Sabemos que é uma disputa acirrada, mas asseguro-vos que vamos sair vitoriosos em Tshwane e vamos sair vitoriosos em Joanesburgo" External link

dnoticias Friday, August 5, 2016 2:52:00 PM EAT



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chef2.65%FR09/05/201705/09/2017
spokesman30.27%EN09/01/201701/09/2017
head2.72%EN08/17/201717/08/2017
chairperson0.34%EN04/02/201702/04/2017
communications chairperson0.07%EN04/02/201702/04/2017
spokesperson13.54%EN03/22/201722/03/2017
chairman0.61%EN03/13/201713/03/2017
leader0.20%EN02/21/201721/02/2017
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chief0.41%EN11/29/201629/11/2016
lawyer0.14%EN11/18/201618/11/2016
member0.14%EN10/25/201625/10/2016
haut cadre0.07%FR10/24/201624/10/2016
colleague0.07%EN10/12/201612/10/2016
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chefe0.14%PT08/06/201606/08/2016
responsable0.54%FR08/05/201605/08/2016
líder do anc0.07%PT08/05/201605/08/2016
subcommittee chairman0.14%EN07/20/201620/07/2016
committee chairperson0.07%EN07/20/201620/07/2016
communications chairman0.07%EN07/15/201615/07/2016
communications commission chairperson0.07%EN07/08/201608/07/2016
african national congress chief whip0.14%EN05/21/201621/05/2016
porta-voz do anc0.20%PT05/09/201409/05/2014
porte-parole1.77%FR05/08/201408/05/2014
african national congress spokesman2.18%EN04/12/201412/04/2014
african national congress spokesperson0.20%EN02/12/201412/02/2014
Names Lang Count
Jackson MthembuEN71.68%
Jackson MthembuFR13.48%
Jackson MthembuPT7.75%
Jackson MthembuAF7.03%
Jackson MthembuSW0.07%


 
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Vish Naidoo said ( about Jackson Mthembu ) : “I can only confirm that in the case of Mpumalanga Premier Refilwe Mtsweni-Tsipane not wearing a mask during the funeral of Minister Jackson Mthembu, she was charged in terms of Section 34 (3) (c) read with Section 47 (2) of the Disaster Management Act. She was furnished with a written notice to appear in court with an option of a fine, but she opted for the fine and paid R1 500 in admission of guilt,” External link

mg Wednesday, January 27, 2021 11:40:00 AM EAT

David Mabuza said ( about Jackson Mthembu ) : “The likes of Minister Mthembu, come to pass this way once,” “In their wake, they leave us the gifts of liberty and freedom; in their commendable journey they leave us footprints of a well-fought struggle; and they take with them the well-deserved glories of reverence” External link

citizen Monday, January 25, 2021 7:49:00 PM EAT

David Mabuza said ( about Jackson Mthembu ) : “Minister Mthembu symbolises a generation of freedom fighters, who came of political age after June 1976, to leave us footprints of a well-fought struggle against apartheid and a well-trodden journey to build the foundations of democracy in South Africa,” External link

citizen Monday, January 25, 2021 7:49:00 PM EAT

Thandi Modise said ( about Jackson Mthembu ) : “They had to do it because Jackson was not just a good leader. He was a good leader because he always led. He was a good and great father because he understood that he himself had weaknesses which he was very proud to announce and say he has overcome,” External link

iol Monday, January 25, 2021 11:04:00 AM EAT

Cyril Ramaphosa said ( about Jackson Mthembu ) : “The news of Jackson’s passing has struck a deep and solemn note to many of us,” External link

dailymaverick Sunday, January 24, 2021 8:16:00 PM EAT

Cyril Ramaphosa said ( about Jackson Mthembu ) : "Mvelase was among those infinitely rare individuals in our politically-charged society. He was admired and respected across party lines. It has been profoundly touching to witness how the news of Jackson Mthembu’s passing stilled the clatter and bickering that has consumed us in recent times and united us in our sorrow," External link

iol Sunday, January 24, 2021 4:57:00 PM EAT

Cyril Ramaphosa said ( about Jackson Mthembu ) : “One dare hope that the sentiment that has been displayed at Jackson Mthembu’s passing is a reminder that we have far more in common than we may choose to believe, whether as members of society or as political parties,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, January 24, 2021 4:20:00 PM EAT

Cyril Ramaphosa said ( about Jackson Mthembu ) : “One dare hope that the sentiment that has been displayed at Jackson Mthembu’s passing is a reminder that we have far more in common than we may choose to believe, whether as members of society or as political parties,” External link

sanews Sunday, January 24, 2021 3:17:00 PM EAT

Cyril Ramaphosa said ( about Jackson Mthembu ) : “One dare hope that the sentiment that has been displayed at Minister Mthembu’s passing is a reminder that we have more in common than we may choose to believe, whether as members of society or as political parties. After all, we all want one thing: what is best for our country,” “We have lost a man who was able to transcend political differences, and to reach out and forge alliances in pursuit of a common goal” External link

iol Sunday, January 24, 2021 1:33:00 PM EAT

Tyrone Seale said ( about Jackson Mthembu ) : “Minister Mthembu contributed immensely to the liberation Struggle as an anti-apartheid activist, student leader and unionist, for which he was subjected to harassment and detention by the apartheid security forces,” External link

iol Saturday, January 23, 2021 11:37:00 AM EAT

Phumla Williams said ( about Jackson Mthembu ) : “Mthembu worked very hard in everything he did. He gave us direction and didn’t have pride. He gave us the opportunity to voice our views on how we can make government work better for the people. Where we made mistakes, he pointed them and guided us accordingly,” External link

sanews Friday, January 22, 2021 8:56:00 PM EAT

Danny Jordaan said ( about Jackson Mthembu ) : "I've known Mthembu for many years. He was a comrade and an activist. We were in parliament together. He was a special figure that stood out. He was a true South African and when we received the news, it was an extreme shock," "Within a few days, he was no more and we learn from the people who have passed on over the past few days. Many of them have passed on in a matter of three to five days. That shows that we must take extra care. I am the one who is talking, but I'm also the one who is flying up and down. One has to take what is happening very seriously" External link

news24 Friday, January 22, 2021 7:07:00 PM EAT

Tyrone Seale said ( about Jackson Mthembu ) : “Minister Mthembu contributed immensely to the liberation struggle as an anti-apartheid activist, student leader and unionist, for which he was subjected to harassment and detention by the apartheid security forces,” External link

citizen Friday, January 22, 2021 6:30:00 PM EAT

Senzo Mchunu said ( about Jackson Mthembu ) : “Minister Mthembu’s dedication to the public service will forever be appreciated and valued. His immense contributions to governance and the country will be remembered for years to come. Hamba kahle Mphikwa,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, January 22, 2021 3:36:00 PM EAT

Senzo Mchunu said ( about Jackson Mthembu ) : “Minister Mthembu’s dedication to the public service will forever be appreciated and valued. His immense contributions to governance and the country will be remembered for years to come. Hamba kahle Mphikwa,” External link

sanews Friday, January 22, 2021 2:52:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said ( about Jackson Mthembu ) : “A giant tree has fallen. A communicator par excellence, and an even better man. Rest well my brother, Jackson Mthembu. Our deepest love and condolences goes to the Mthembu family in this painful time,” External link

sanews Friday, January 22, 2021 2:52:00 PM EAT

Thuli Madonsela said ( about Jackson Mthembu ) : “There goes a man who epitomized human decency. Heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the late Minister Jackson Mthembu and to his colleagues in the ANC and government,” External link

sanews Friday, January 22, 2021 2:52:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Jackson Mthembu ) : “Shattered by the news of the passing of our dear Comrade Jackson Mthembu. An activist and life-long champion of freedom and democracy who defended our Constitution to the very end. Lala ngoxolo, Mvelase,” External link

sanews Friday, January 22, 2021 2:52:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said ( about Jackson Mthembu ) : “Some people are able to reach out across political aisles, they are able to change the atmosphere in a room, and they are honest and humble. Minister Mthembu was such a man. I am still shocked. Condolences to his family and to the ANC,” External link

sanews Friday, January 22, 2021 2:52:00 PM EAT

Jessie Duarte said ( about Jackson Mthembu ) : “Comrade Jackson, I would say he died with his boots on, working for the people of this country,” External link

the-star Friday, January 22, 2021 9:26:00 AM EAT

Mkhuleko Hlengwa said ( about Jackson Mthembu ) : “Minister Mthembu was a bridge-builder, and an individual with a deep love for our country and for service. He was a humble gentleman and will be remembered for his decisive leadership and candour,” External link

the-star Friday, January 22, 2021 9:26:00 AM EAT

Bantu Holomisa said ( about Jackson Mthembu ) : "We later reconnected when he was in Parliament and he became my boss in the portfolio committee of environment as the chair. He was always a person who reads and comes to a meeting well prepared on the topic," "Jackson, when confronted with ANC politics, appeared to be a person who would stand up for his beliefs openly and had a good sense of humour. Mthembu batted well during his innings and we can't fault him and we should be just thankful to have people like him who were in the forefront of the struggle" External link

news24 Thursday, January 21, 2021 11:29:00 PM EAT

Cyril Ramaphosa said ( about Jackson Mthembu ) : "Minister Mthembu was an exemplary leader, an activist and life-long champion of freedom and democracy," "He was a much-loved and greatly respected colleague and comrade, whose passing leaves our nation at a loss" External link

yahoo-au Thursday, January 21, 2021 10:52:00 PM EAT

Nardos Bekele Thomas said ( about Jackson Mthembu ) : “Minister Mthembu will be fondly remembered for his courage, empathy, loyalty, a sense of humour and depth of knowledge of the struggle for freedom in South Africa,” External link

iol Thursday, January 21, 2021 10:19:00 PM EAT

Cyril Ramaphosa says ( about Jackson Mthembu ) : “Minister Mthembu was an exemplary leader, an activist and life-long champion of freedom and democracy,” “He was a much-loved and greatly respected colleague and comrade, whose passing leaves our nation at a loss” External link

timesofisrael Thursday, January 21, 2021 9:02:00 PM EAT

Cyril Ramaphosa said ( about Jackson Mthembu ) : "It is with deep sorrow and shock that we announce that minister in the presidency Jackson Mthembu passed away earlier today from Covid-related complications," External link

modernghana Thursday, January 21, 2021 8:38:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said ( about Jackson Mthembu ) : “Mr Mthembu was a hard working and dedicated member of the executive, who always acted with integrity. He was also a kind man, who thought for the best interests of South Africa, and our democracy. I extend my condolences to his family and friends, and to the ANC. May he rest in peace,” External link

iol Thursday, January 21, 2021 8:37:00 PM EAT

Cyril Ramaphosa said ( about Jackson Mthembu ) : “Minister Mthembu was an exemplary leader, an activist and lifelong champion of freedom and democracy,” External link

nytimes Thursday, January 21, 2021 8:34:00 PM EAT

Cyril Ramaphosa said ( about Jackson Mthembu ) : “Minister Mthembu was an exemplary leader, an activist and life-long champion of freedom and democracy,” “He was a much-loved and greatly respected colleague and comrade, whose passing leaves our nation at a loss” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, January 21, 2021 7:39:00 PM EAT

Cyril Ramaphosa says ( about Jackson Mthembu ) : “Minister Mthembu was an exemplary leader, an activist and life-long champion of freedom and democracy,” “He was a much-loved and greatly respected colleague and comrade, whose passing leaves our nation at a loss” External link

timesofisrael Thursday, January 21, 2021 7:29:00 PM EAT

Cyril Ramaphosa said ( about Jackson Mthembu ) : “Minister Mthembu was an exemplary leader, an activist and life-long champion of freedom and democracy,” External link

680news Thursday, January 21, 2021 7:16:00 PM EAT

Cyril Ramaphosa said ( about Jackson Mthembu ) : "It is with deep sorrow and shock that we announce that Minister in The Presidency, Jackson Mthembu, passed away earlier today from COVID-related complications," External link

news18 Thursday, January 21, 2021 6:50:00 PM EAT

Cyril Ramaphosa said ( about Jackson Mthembu ) : “It is with deep sorrow and shock that we announce that minister in the presidency, Jackson Mthembu, passed away earlier today from Covid-related complications,” External link

businessday Thursday, January 21, 2021 6:36:00 PM EAT

Cyril Ramaphosa said ( about Jackson Mthembu ) : “Minister Mthembu was an exemplary leader, an activist and lifelong champion of freedom and democracy,” External link

nytimes Thursday, January 21, 2021 6:26:00 PM EAT

Corne Mulder said ( about Jackson Mthembu ) : “Jackson Mthembu was an excellent Chief Whip of Parliament. He stood strong and on principle when Parliament came under attack during Zuma years. Later he was a competent and dedicated member of the Executive. His death is a tragedy for us all” External link

iol Thursday, January 21, 2021 6:23:00 PM EAT

Cyril Ramaphosa said ( about Jackson Mthembu ) : “It is with deep sorrow and shock that we announce that Minister in The Presidency, Jackson Mthembu, passed away earlier today from COVID-related complications,” External link

news18 Thursday, January 21, 2021 6:03:00 PM EAT

Cyril Ramaphosa said ( about Jackson Mthembu ) : “Minister Mthembu was an exemplary leader, an activist and life-long champion of freedom and democracy. "He was a much-loved and greatly respected colleague and comrade, whose passing leaves our nation at a loss. "Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time of loss,” External link

sanews Thursday, January 21, 2021 5:38:00 PM EAT

Phumla Williams said ( about Jackson Mthembu ) : “He [Mthembu] remains in high spirits and wishes all those who are also fighting the coronavirus a speedy recovery,” External link

citizen Monday, January 11, 2021 8:10:00 PM EAT

Phumla Williams says ( about Jackson Mthembu ) : “It helps when you have a political principal who has a passion for communication, and who also understands the importance of taking information seriously. He [Minister Jackson Mthembu] has been leading from the front and made the job of officials much easier,” External link

sanews Friday, May 29, 2020 6:59:00 PM EAT

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Jackson Mthembu said : “My father was a personified version of a literal breath of fresh air. He made joy and laughter his daily bread and in this hard time, seeing that South Africa saw that too, has brought us smiles in this season of sorrow” External link

dailymaverick Sunday, January 24, 2021 8:16:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “What do we do now that this tree has fallen?” External link

dailymaverick Sunday, January 24, 2021 8:16:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : "I've said to my wife, Thembi, that I would not wish for anyone to walk into the room of your child and see your lifeless daughter hanging from the rails of curtains," External link

news24 Friday, January 22, 2021 7:02:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said ( about Rejoice Mabudafhasi ) : “On behalf of the ANC in Parliament, we thank comrade Mabudafhasi for her selfless service to the movement as a public representative. "We are confident that she will continue serving the movement in other capacities in future,” External link

businessday Tuesday, January 19, 2021 6:25:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “We once again urge all South Africans to play their part by continuing to regularly wash/sanitising their hands, properly wearing a face mask and practicing physical distancing at all times,” External link

africanewswire Tuesday, January 12, 2021 2:46:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : "We once again urge all South Africans to play their part by continuing to regularly wash/sanitise their hands, properly wear a face mask and practice physical distancing at all times," External link

sanews Tuesday, January 12, 2021 1:28:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : "We once again urge all South Africans to play their part by continuing to regularly wash/sanitise their hands, properly wear a face mask and practice physical distancing at all times," External link

eyewitness-news Monday, January 11, 2021 9:16:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : "We once again urge all South Africans to play their part by continuing to regularly wash/sanitise their hands, properly wearing a face mask and practising physical distancing at all times," External link

iol Monday, January 11, 2021 8:35:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : "We once again urge all South Africans to play their part by continuing to regularly wash or sanitise their hands, properly wear a face mask, and practice physical distancing at all times," External link

news24 Monday, January 11, 2021 7:51:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “We have lost another patriot, a person who served with humility and fought for the freedom of our people. He was a political activist at heart but also a great leader. His passion for the betterment of South Africa was seen in his actions. His passing surely leaves us poorer as a nation” External link

africanewswire Thursday, January 7, 2021 4:35:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “The unfortunate passing of Mr George is not only a great loss to his family, friends and colleagues but the entire society. He will be sorely missed for his contribution to bettering the lives of South Africans,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, January 7, 2021 1:25:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “The unfortunate passing of Mr George is not only a great loss to his family, friends and colleagues but the entire society. He will be sorely missed for his contribution to bettering the lives of South Africans,” External link

sanews Thursday, January 7, 2021 12:14:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : "We have lost another patriot, a person who served with humility and fought for the freedom of our people. He was a political activist at heart but also a great leader. His passion for the betterment of South Africa was seen in his actions. His passing surely leaves us poorer as a nation" External link

gov-za Wednesday, January 6, 2021 9:21:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said ( about Commission ) : “The endeavours to resuscitate the Joint Commission of Cooperation (JCC) between the two countries are indeed a step in the right direction,” External link

iol Wednesday, December 16, 2020 8:13:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “The endeavours to resuscitate the Joint Commission of Cooperation (JCC) between the two countries is indeed a step in the right direction. On behalf of President Ramaphosa, we congratulate President Condé on his successful election as President of the Republic of Guinea and further wish him a prosperous term in office,” External link

africanewswire Wednesday, December 16, 2020 9:45:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “This torch is a reminder of all those who have lost their lives through gander-based violence and femicide that we have got families that are hurting, children who are hurting, and indeed we must do everything that we can to stop this hurt,” External link

eyewitness-news Wednesday, November 25, 2020 3:44:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “Our responsible actions will ensure we minimise the rates of infection while we continue to build and rebuild the economy,” External link

iol Saturday, November 7, 2020 2:23:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : "Kusile is the first power station in Africa to install flue gas desulphurisation technology - a state-of-the-art technology used to remove oxides of sulphur, such as sulphur dioxide, from exhaust flue gases in power plants that burn coal or oil - which is in line with current international air quality standards," External link

allafrica Friday, November 6, 2020 3:39:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : "This will contribute towards the country's efforts to expand power generation to allow the economy to grow and attract more investment," External link

allafrica Friday, November 6, 2020 3:39:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “Kusile is the first power station in Africa to install flue gas desulphurisation technology – a state-of-the-art technology used to remove oxides of sulphur, such as sulphur dioxide, from exhaust flue gases in power plants that burn coal or oil – which is in line with current international air quality standards,” External link

sanews Thursday, November 5, 2020 3:33:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “This will contribute towards the country’s efforts to expand power generation to allow the economy to grow and attract more investment,” External link

sanews Thursday, November 5, 2020 3:33:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu added : “Indeed, the President will speak to us as a nation next week on these matters,” External link

sanews Thursday, November 5, 2020 3:33:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “Of course, once again, we say we must avoid large gatherings because that is where infections happen,” External link

sanews Thursday, November 5, 2020 3:33:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu told : “In addition, government will highlight actions taken to foster a conducive investment environment, with a focus on economic reconstruction and recovery,” External link

sanews Thursday, November 5, 2020 3:33:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “The event showcased 27 large-scale infrastructure projects - with a combined value of R210 billion - to South African and international investors, including delegates of the development finance institutions and multinational development banks,” External link

sanews Thursday, November 5, 2020 3:33:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said ( about Patricia de Lille ) : “Furthermore, Cabinet welcomes the announcement by Public Works and Infrastructure Minister, Patricia de Lille, that an infrastructure focused anti-corruption structure will ensure the ethical management of infrastructure contracts,” External link

sanews Thursday, November 5, 2020 3:33:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said ( about Cyril Ramaphosa ) : "Yes, definitely, let’s confirm next week we will have the NCCC and after NCCC cabinet will, indeed, sit and deliberate on the discussions of the NCCC. ’’And after that, President Ramaphosa will brief the nation on the developments in South Africa as it relate to our management of the Covid-19 and the mitigation measures we have put in place to save lives and protect livelihoods," External link

iol Thursday, November 5, 2020 3:29:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu told : “In addition, government will highlight actions taken to foster a conducive investment environment, with a focus on economic reconstruction and recovery,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, November 5, 2020 2:38:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “The event showcased 27 large-scale infrastructure projects – with a combined value of R210 billion – to South African and international investors, including delegates of the development finance institutions and multinational development banks,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, November 5, 2020 2:38:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said ( about Patricia de Lille ) : “Furthermore, Cabinet welcomes the announcement by Public Works and Infrastructure Minister, Patricia de Lille, that an infrastructure focused anti-corruption structure will ensure the ethical management of infrastructure contracts,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, November 5, 2020 2:38:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said ( about Cyril Ramaphosa ) : "Yes, definitely, let’s confirm next week we will have the NCCC and after NCCC cabinet will, indeed, sit and deliberate on the discussions of the NCCC. ’’And after that, President Ramaphosa will brief the nation on the developments in South Africa as it relate to our management of the Covid-19 and the mitigation measures we have put in place to save lives and protect livelihoods," External link

the-star Thursday, November 5, 2020 2:20:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “Such consistent considerate behaviour remains the greatest defence in protecting ourselves and others against the virus. Our responsible actions will ensure we minimise the rates of infections while we continue to rebuild our economy,” External link

businessday Thursday, November 5, 2020 2:13:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “This year’s conference focuses on the delivery of existing commitments to realise job creation and economic development. In addition, government will highlight actions taken to foster a conducive investment environment, with a focus on economic reconstruction and recovery,” External link

businessday Thursday, November 5, 2020 2:13:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu added : “Indeed, the President will speak to us as a nation next week on these matters,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, November 5, 2020 1:32:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “Of course, once again, we say we must avoid large gatherings because that is where infections happen,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, November 5, 2020 1:32:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu explains ( about Cyril Ramaphosa ) : "Cabinet will deliberate the outcomes of the national coronavirus command council to be held next week. yes, definitely, let's confirm we have confirmed we will have the NCCC and after the NCCC, Cabinet will sit and deliberate on the discussions of the NCCC and after that, President Ramaphosa will brief the nation on the developments in South Africa" External link

eyewitness-news Thursday, November 5, 2020 1:13:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu added : "The governing party in its conferences said we must do so," External link

iol Saturday, October 31, 2020 4:46:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu added : "The governing party in its conferences said we must do so," External link

iol Friday, October 30, 2020 5:36:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu added : "The governing party in its conferences said we must do so," External link

iol Friday, October 30, 2020 8:39:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu added : "The governing party in its conferences said we must do so," External link

iol Friday, October 30, 2020 6:24:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu added : "The governing party in its conferences said we must do so," External link

iol Thursday, October 29, 2020 9:29:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “We are very concerned as Cabinet in many areas people have stopped wearing masks. We appeal to our people in the townships, the informal settlements, to wear masks to protect themselves, their family, their loved ones… their communities,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, October 23, 2020 2:03:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : "The council will meet monthly to oversee implementation of the economic reconstruction and recovery plan and also to interface with the social partners in the national economic development," External link

sinacom-en Thursday, October 22, 2020 9:35:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu indiqué : "Le Conseil se réunira une fois par mois pour superviser la mise en oeuvre du programme de reconstruction et de relance économique, ainsi que pour échanger avec les partenaires sociaux impliqués dans le développement économique national" External link

french.china.org.cn Thursday, October 22, 2020 9:33:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu explained : “The plan builds on the common ground established by the social partners, government, labour, business and community organisations through intensive consultations over the past few months” External link

eyewitness-news Thursday, October 22, 2020 8:55:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : "The council will meet monthly to oversee implementation of the economic reconstruction and recovery plan and also to interface with the social partners in the national economic development," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, October 22, 2020 8:37:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said ( about Cyril Ramaphosa ) : "The scourge of GBVF and the abuse of children, which president Ramaphosa has denounced as the second pandemic after Covid-19, remains a plague on our communities and we must do our best to eradicate it. The Bill of Rights enshrined in the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa of 1996 specifically states that every child has the right to be protected from maltreatment, neglect, abuse or degradation," External link

iol Thursday, October 22, 2020 4:00:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “The local ferrochrome sector is the largest global producer of ferrochrome and is the only stainless steel producer. It is also the biggest supplier of stainless steel to the automotive industry,” External link

sanews Thursday, October 22, 2020 3:33:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “The policy proposes five key priorities, including quality education, skills and second chances; economic transformation, entrepreneurship and job creation; physical and mental health promotion, including COVID-19; social cohesion and nation-building; and effective and responsive youth development machinery,” External link

sanews Thursday, October 22, 2020 3:33:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said ( about Franklin R Ramos ) : “The NPAC will also serve as a framework to provide the country’s progress reports to both the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child and the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child,” External link

sanews Thursday, October 22, 2020 3:33:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “Cabinet wishes Dr Okonjo-Iweala well and looks forward to a WTO that places development at the heart of its agenda and contributes to economic recovery post COVID-19. If she is successful in the next round of processing by the WTO, she would be the first African and first female to be elected to the position of WTO DG,” External link

sanews Thursday, October 22, 2020 3:33:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “We once again want to appeal, particularly to our people in townships and informal settlements to wear masks to protect their families, loved ones and communities,” External link

sanews Thursday, October 22, 2020 3:33:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : "One of the girls reported the incidence to her school teacher and we must commend the response by the school that led to the arrest of the suspect. As a law-abiding and peace-loving nation, we should all unite in condemning such heinous crimes with the utmost contempt they deserve," External link

news24 Thursday, October 22, 2020 3:29:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “Please, once again, we urge all our communities and members and individuals in our communities to wear masks, that is the only weapon we have against Covid-19,” External link

citizen Thursday, October 22, 2020 2:56:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “These are the only preventative measures available to protect ourselves,” External link

citizen Thursday, October 22, 2020 2:56:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “The farming community is an integral part of our economy, and crime on farms poses a threat not only to the personal safety of farmers and farmworkers but also to the country’s food security. Cabinet calls on the nation to assist the SAPS in the fight against crime by joining community police forums, and to report crime to the nearest police station,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, October 22, 2020 1:35:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “We must work together to root out crime in our communities and make our country safer for all,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, October 22, 2020 1:35:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “Cabinet calls on the public to play their part by reporting those who commit such crimes to law-enforcement agencies or calling the National Anti-Corruption Hotline on 0800 701 701,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, October 22, 2020 1:35:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “The Bill of Rights enshrined in the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa of 1996 specifically states that every child has the right to be protected from maltreatment, neglect, abuse or degradation,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, October 22, 2020 1:35:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “The local ferrochrome sector is the largest global producer of ferrochrome and is the only stainless steel producer. It is also the biggest supplier of stainless steel to the automotive industry,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, October 22, 2020 1:35:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “The policy proposes five key priorities, including quality education, skills and second chances; economic transformation, entrepreneurship and job creation; physical and mental health promotion, including COVID-19; social cohesion and nation-building; and effective and responsive youth development machinery,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, October 22, 2020 1:35:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said ( about Franklin R Ramos ) : “The NPAC will also serve as a framework to provide the country’s progress reports to both the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child and the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, October 22, 2020 1:35:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “Cabinet wishes Dr Okonjo-Iweala well and looks forward to a WTO that places development at the heart of its agenda and contributes to economic recovery post COVID-19. If she is successful in the next round of processing by the WTO, she would be the first African and first female to be elected to the position of WTO DG,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, October 22, 2020 1:35:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “Our fight against the scourge of gender-based violence and child abuse must prioritise the availability of dedicated places of safety for survivors of this deplorable pandemic” External link

gov-za Tuesday, October 13, 2020 12:42:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : "This lekgotla will focus on economic recovery. Covid-19 has had serious devastation on our lives, the economy, employment and business. As government, we must come with a reconstruction and a recovery plan to recover from the devastation caused by Covid-19" External link

news24 Wednesday, October 7, 2020 6:11:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “So those are the economic matters we will be focusing on but as you also know, one of the priorities apart from economic growth that we have as a country is dealing with crime and corruption,” “We have seen crime and corruption rearing their ugly head, so this government lekgotla will also [disccuss] how do we deal with crime and corruption” External link

citizen Wednesday, October 7, 2020 5:10:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “to boost expenditure of your public purse and public finances” External link

citizen Wednesday, October 7, 2020 5:10:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “We have seen crime and corruption rearing their ugly head, so the lekgotla will with [this],” External link

sanews Wednesday, October 7, 2020 4:13:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “Even in the face of resistance by a small minority, we continue with efforts to build a united South Africa that we can all be proud of. As we launch Heritage Month, we are reminded of the many cultures, traditions and languages that make us who we are. In the spirit of social cohesion, let us all cherish and respect one another regardless of color, background, gender and religion,” External link

citizen Tuesday, September 8, 2020 12:31:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu added : “We remain committed to the values of democracy. Any form of discrimination or violation of human rights for whatever reason cannot be tolerated as it undermines the progress made in building a united democratic country” External link

citizen Tuesday, September 8, 2020 12:31:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “Even in the face of resistance by a small minority, we continue with efforts to build a united South Africa that we can all be proud of. In the spirit of social cohesion, let us all cherish and respect one another, regardless of colour, background, gender and religion,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, September 8, 2020 10:23:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu added : “Even in the face of resistance by a small minority, we continue with efforts to build a united South Africa that we can all be proud of. As we launch Heritage Month today, we are reminded of the many cultures, traditions and languages that make us who we are. In the spirit of social cohesion, let us all cherish and respect one another regardless of color, background, gender and religion,” External link

citizen Tuesday, September 8, 2020 2:29:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “Even in the face of resistance by a small minority, we continue with efforts to build a united South Africa that we can all be proud of. As we launch Heritage Month today, we are reminded of the many cultures, traditions and languages that make us who we are. In the spirit of social cohesion, let us all cherish and respect one another regardless of color, background, gender and religion,” External link

gov-za Monday, September 7, 2020 10:07:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “Even in the face of resistance by a small minority, we continue with efforts to build a united South Africa that we can all be proud of,” “As we launch Heritage Month, we are reminded of the many cultures, traditions and languages that make us who we are. In the spirit of social cohesion, let us all cherish and respect one another regardless of color, background, gender and religion” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, September 7, 2020 9:16:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : "I will not vote in accordance with any dictates of any other party under the disguise of a so-called conscience vote," "It’s only a bewitched party that can do so to its own government. It is very surprising that ANC members of Parliament are expected to vote against their own decisions and resolutions" External link

businessday Saturday, August 29, 2020 12:55:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “Those implicated will be severely punished, and money stolen from the state by unscrupulous companies and individuals must indeed be recovered,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, August 28, 2020 2:58:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said ( about Amendment Bill ) : “The Bill amends the Sectional Titles Act, 1986 (Act 95 of 1986), which provides for the establishment of sectional title schemes. The proposed amendments provide clarity and protect the lessees in the properties under the sectional-arrangement buildings,” External link

citizen Thursday, August 27, 2020 9:53:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “Because of all these reasons, because of Covid-19, we have agreed with the minister of transport, as Cabinet, that let’s have these events, IMO as well as World Maritime Day in October 2021,” External link

citizen Thursday, August 27, 2020 9:53:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “What has always been a difficulty is the implementation. We are hopeful that these training programmes for both the ministers, deputies, premiers, MECs, mayors will assist us in confronting this inability to implement what are good policies, and therefore robbing our people [of] service delivery,” External link

citizen Thursday, August 27, 2020 9:53:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said ( about Amendment Bill ) : "The Bill amends the Sectional Titles Act, 1986 (Act 95 of 1986), which provides for the establishment of sectional title schemes. The proposed amendments provide clarity and protect the lessees in the properties under the sectional-arrangement buildings," External link

news24 Thursday, August 27, 2020 9:11:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : "Because of all these reasons, because of Covid-19, we have agreed with the minister of transport, as Cabinet, that let's have these events, IMO as well as World Maritime Day in October 2021," External link

news24 Thursday, August 27, 2020 9:11:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said ( about Cyril Ramaphosa ) : "The Fusion Centre, which coordinates the work of all law-enforcement agencies, remains on track to present its first six-weekly report in the first week of September 2020 to President Cyril Ramaphosa," "Cabinet will give the necessary support to all law-enforcement agencies. This will include giving them the resources they need to function optimally, independently without fear, favour, and prejudice in facilitating the investigation and prosecution of corruption-related cases without any further delay," External link

eyewitness-news Thursday, August 27, 2020 5:59:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : "The scourge of corruption, which manifests itself in the blatant theft and looting of state resources, is the biggest societal cancer that has the potential to erode public trust in government's concerted efforts to improve the lives of the people. Cabinet condemns in the strongest possible terms all acts of corruption and is confident that all wrongdoers will eventually be prosecuted, without fear or favour," External link

news24 Thursday, August 27, 2020 2:54:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said ( about Ronald Lamola ) : "National Treasury will continue with additional work to refine the submitted information for further processing. Cabinet reaffirms that law-enforcement agencies will continue to be responsible for the investigative work. Cabinet is also pleased with the progress made by the committee of ministers chaired by Justice and Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola. The team of ministers was expected to coordinate the compilation of all the Covid-19 procurements and make it accessible to the public," External link

news24 Thursday, August 27, 2020 2:54:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “Those implicated will be severely punished, and money stolen from the state by unscrupulous companies and individuals by inflating the prices of personal protective equipment (PPE) will be recovered,” External link

iol Thursday, August 27, 2020 2:32:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “The team of ministers was expected to co-ordinate the compilation of all the Covid-19 procurements and make it accessible to the public. In the interest of transparency, National Treasury’s website has since published the information of most of the departments and entities that have fully complied,” “National Treasury will continue with additional work to refine the submitted information for further processing. Cabinet reaffirms that law-enforcement agencies will continue to be responsible for the investigative work” External link

iol Thursday, August 27, 2020 2:32:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “Cabinet also welcomed the announcement that under alert level 2 lockdown, all universities will be allowing the controlled return of students to campus-based tuition in line with the criteria published in the Government Gazette,” External link

iol Thursday, August 27, 2020 2:32:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “Those implicated must be arrested and punished. Monies belonging to the state must be recovered,” External link

iol Thursday, August 27, 2020 1:25:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “The committee released the list to make it accessible to the public. The committee was not established to investigate corruption in the acquisition of PPEs. Its task was to compile the list of what has been procured,” External link

iol Thursday, August 27, 2020 1:25:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “They are all at the Fusion Centre in Joburg. All law enforcement agencies are there to deal with any malfeasance and corruption. They are due to give the President a report during the first week of September,” External link

iol Thursday, August 27, 2020 1:25:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : "While government is currently supporting the sector as best as we can on our own, we know we can do more in terms of identifying other role players that can support it," External link

allafrica Friday, August 14, 2020 3:06:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “The need for such diversity has increased in importance as, globally, media has become more concentrated, limiting access, expression of diverse views and opinions and choice of sources of news,” External link

sanews Thursday, August 13, 2020 2:56:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “While government is currently supporting the sector as best as we can on our own, we know we can do more in terms of identifying other role players that can support it,” External link

sanews Thursday, August 13, 2020 2:56:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said ( about Thulas Nxesi ) : “We are also grateful that Minister Nxesi is now on his way to full recovery. We take this opportunity to wish all fellow South Africans who are battling this disease well, as we also send those who have lost loved ones our sincere condolences” External link

sanews Wednesday, July 29, 2020 9:50:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : "To defeat this virus, we must all continue playing our part in observing all health protocols of washing our hands regularly, properly wearing a mask when in public and practicing physical distancing. Together, we can beat the coronavirus," External link

allafrica Tuesday, July 28, 2020 3:08:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : "Ms Khusela Diko, the spokesperson of the president, has requested leave of absence of office. It was granted by the president and minister in the presidency" External link

eyewitness-news Monday, July 27, 2020 9:18:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “To defeat this virus, we must all continue playing our part in observing all health protocols of washing our hands regularly, properly wearing a mask when in public and practicing physical distancing. Together, we can beat the coronavirus,” External link

sanews Monday, July 27, 2020 12:40:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “To defeat this virus, we must all continue playing our part in observing all health protocols of washing our hands regularly, properly wearing a mask when in public and practicing physical distancing. Together, we can beat the coronavirus,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, July 27, 2020 11:28:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “We would like to extend our well-wishes to him and all South Africans who are battling this disease, as we also wish all of them a speedy recovery” External link

eyewitness-news Sunday, July 26, 2020 12:43:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “His admission to hospital comes on the advice of his medical doctors, in order for him to have access to better medical attention and proper monitoring. Minister Nxesi is the second member of Cabinet to be admitted to hospital after Minister Gwede Mantashe,” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, July 21, 2020 3:59:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “We wish both Minister Mantashe and Minister Nxesi a speedy recovery from this coronavirus,” External link

citizen Tuesday, July 21, 2020 2:24:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : "His admission to hospital comes on the advice of his medical doctors, in order for him to have access to better medical attention and proper monitoring. Minister Nxesi is the second member of Cabinet to be admitted to hospital after Minister Gwede Mantashe," External link

news24 Tuesday, July 21, 2020 2:10:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said ( about Gwede Mantashe ) : "Today, Minister Mantashe was admitted to hospital on the advice of their family doctor for better medical attention and monitoring, while Mrs Mantashe will continue to self-quarantine at their home. “We will continue to give the Mantashe family all the support they need during this time. “We wish both minister and Mrs Mantashe a speedy recovery from this invisible enemy and we are quite confident that they will emerge victorious against the coronavirus," External link

miningweekly Tuesday, July 21, 2020 10:22:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said ( about Gwede Mantashe ) : “Today, minister Mantashe was admitted to hospital on the advice of their doctor for better medical attention and monitoring,” External link

businessday Monday, July 20, 2020 10:00:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “We will continue to give the Mantashe family all the support they need during this time,” “We wish both minister and Mrs Mantashe a speedy recovery from this invisible enemy and we are quite confident that they will emerge victorious against the coronavirus” External link

businessday Monday, July 20, 2020 10:00:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “We once again extend our well-wishes to all who have contracted the Covid-19 disease. We also extend our condolences to the many families who have lost their loved ones due to the coronavirus,” External link

citizen Friday, July 17, 2020 4:59:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : "We once again extend our well-wishes to all who have contracted the Covid-19 disease. We also extend our condolences to the many families who have lost their loved ones due to the coronavirus," External link

news24 Friday, July 17, 2020 2:49:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu insisted : "Government remains committed to continue to enhance accountability through a structured performance management system at the executive level," External link

news24 Thursday, July 16, 2020 7:07:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “Once this process is concluded, the President will then sign the revised performance agreements with the Ministers in the next coming weeks. Government remains committed to continue to enhance accountability through a structured performance management system at the executive level,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, July 15, 2020 12:01:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “We wish them well in the same way we would like to wish all South Africans who have contracted this disease. He is in self-isolation at his home” External link

eyewitness-news Wednesday, July 15, 2020 11:10:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “Once this process is concluded, the President will then sign the revised performance agreements with the Ministers in the next coming weeks. Government remains committed to continue to enhance accountability through a structured performance management system at the executive level,” External link

sanews Wednesday, July 15, 2020 10:40:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu added : “Government remains committed to continue to enhance accountability through a structured performance management system at the executive level,” External link

africanewswire Wednesday, July 15, 2020 9:53:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “Government remains committed to continue to enhance accountability through a structured performance management system at the executive level,” External link

businessday Tuesday, July 14, 2020 9:50:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : "We'd like to pass our sincere condolences as government," External link

eyewitness-news Monday, July 13, 2020 9:03:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “The transfer of DG Nkuna to the DPME comes at an opportune time when Government is grappling with the Covid-19 pandemic. His vast experience in the telecommunications environment will assist the department to maximise on new technologies in carrying out its monitoring and evaluation function for the whole of Government,” External link

africanewswire Thursday, July 9, 2020 8:30:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu added : “We wish the DG well in his new role and welcome him to the DPME family,” External link

africanewswire Thursday, July 9, 2020 8:30:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “countries that we interact with in good faith should not do anything that has not been agreed on” External link

EastAfrican Monday, June 29, 2020 2:26:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “We are very confident that what we did, the articulation of levels was crafted to save lives,” External link

iol Friday, June 19, 2020 4:20:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “As the world has been grappling with this global pandemic over the past few months, Coronavirus has demonstrated that it does not have barriers for any section of society and that any person can be infected,” External link

sanews Monday, June 15, 2020 1:33:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “As the world has been grappling with this global pandemic over the past few months, the coronavirus has demonstrated that it does not have barriers for any section of society and that any person can be infected,” External link

africanewswire Sunday, June 14, 2020 12:53:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : "Government wishes nkosi Holomisa a speedy recovery from the virus. Nkosi Holomisa has our full support and we are looking forward to his full recovery in order for him to continue serving the people of South Africa with great valour and dedication," External link

iol Saturday, June 13, 2020 7:23:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “As the world has been grappling with this global pandemic over the past few months, the coronavirus has demonstrated that it does not have barriers for any section of society and that any person can be infected,” External link

citizen Saturday, June 13, 2020 6:49:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : "Nkosi Holomisa has our full support and we are looking forward to his full recovery in order for him to continue serving the people of South Africa with great valour and dedication," External link

news24 Saturday, June 13, 2020 4:49:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “Every meeting of the NCCC has a standing item on the health response, where the minister of health, on the basis of the advice he receives from health experts, advises the NCCC on all relevant public health matters related to the Covid-19 pandemic,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, June 10, 2020 4:40:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu answered ( about Cabinet Committee ) : "However, after two meetings of the NCCC, the president decided to invite the rest of the members of Cabinet, as it became clear that they too were crucial to the national response," External link

news24 Wednesday, June 10, 2020 9:56:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said ( about Cabinet Committee ) : "All NCCC matters that have police implications are referred to the Cabinet for decision-making," External link

news24 Wednesday, June 10, 2020 9:56:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “The government will ask that its appeal be heard on an urgent basis so that all of us can obtain certainty on the regulations,” External link

iol Saturday, June 6, 2020 9:40:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said ( about Cyril Ramaphosa ) : “The Cabinet wishes to assure the nation that all interventions introduced since the declaration of the State of Disaster in March by President Cyril Ramaphosa have been directed primarily at saving the lives of our people,” “The restrictions placed on the movement of individuals and on the level of activity in the economy have been directed at slowing the spread of Covid-19 infections. While the government appeals against the court judgment, current regulations remain in force and we appeal and urge all our people to observe all the health protocols that have been put in place, including washing of hands, social distancing, wearing of masks in public as well as screening and referral for testing when necessary,” External link

iol Saturday, June 6, 2020 9:40:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “At the moment we are all at level3 and I am not aware of the Western Cape being extended to a higher level,” External link

iol Saturday, June 6, 2020 9:40:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “If there is a need for us to expand again in July, based on scientific evidence, we will do that because the law allows us to have month-to-month extensions” External link

citizen Friday, June 5, 2020 12:35:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “If there is a need for us to extend again in July based on scientific evidence we will do so, as cabinet,” External link

citizen Friday, June 5, 2020 12:35:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : "If there is a need for us to expand again in July, based on scientific evidence, we will do that because the law allows us to have month-to-month extensions" External link

news24 Friday, June 5, 2020 11:19:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : "What makes this donation even more significant is that it comes from ordinary South Africans who have partnered with Government in curbing the spread of the Coronavirus," External link

news24 Friday, June 5, 2020 11:19:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu added : "As Government, we thank the Assemblies of God Back to God Ministries for taking initiative and playing their part in this fight. Today's contribution further strengthens our partnership with the religious sector," External link

news24 Friday, June 5, 2020 11:19:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “Our decision making of being in a disaster situation in our country and locking down the movement of people, and the lockdown of the economy – that has assisted us to save lives,” “That judgment declared the COVID-19 lockdown regulations in level 3 and level 4 unconstitutional and invalid. After obtaining legal advice and listening to numerous comments from members of the legal fraternity in reaction to this judgment, we are of the view that another court might come to a different conclusion,” External link

eyewitness-news Friday, June 5, 2020 9:06:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : "We are of the view that another court might come to a different decision on the matter," External link

longbeachstar Friday, June 5, 2020 12:58:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said ( about Cyril Ramaphosa ) : “The cabinet wishes to assure the nation that all interventions introduced since the declaration of a state of national disaster in March 2020 by President Ramaphosa have been directed primarily at saving lives,” External link

businessday Thursday, June 4, 2020 8:52:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “After obtaining legal advice and listening to numerous comments made by members of the legal fraternity in reaction to the judgment, we are of the view that another court might come to a different conclusion on the matter,” “Cabinet has therefore decided to appeal the North Gauteng High court decision. Government will ask that its appeal be heard on an urgent basis so that it can obtain certainty on the regulations. The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma will be joined in this appeal by President Cyril Ramaphosa and the Minister of Health, Dr Zweli Mkhize” External link

citizen Thursday, June 4, 2020 6:49:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “It was then necessary for the minister of Cogta to request cabinet to extend the state of disaster by another month, which is allowed in law,” External link

citizen Thursday, June 4, 2020 6:49:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said ( about Cyril Ramaphosa ) : “Cabinet wishes to assure the nation that all interventions introduced since the declaring of the National State of Disaster in March 2020 by President Cyril Ramaphosa have been directed primarily at saving the lives of our people,” External link

sanews Thursday, June 4, 2020 6:19:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “As a water-scarce country, dam levels have a negative impact on our water needs. Cabinet, therefore, makes an appeal to all of us to use water sparingly,” External link

sanews Thursday, June 4, 2020 6:19:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu added : “There are many hot spots that we are dealing with in the country that are infected by the coronavirus. "You need different regulations that are directed and that are targeting those hot spots,” External link

iol Thursday, May 28, 2020 3:20:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “The ban on cigarettes, it’s just at this level we are in. We don’t know how many weeks we will be at this level. I can assure you after we’ve been out of level 3, I don’t see the ban on the sale of cigarettes continuing,” External link

eyewitness-news Thursday, May 28, 2020 3:05:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “The ban on cigarettes, it’s just at this level we are in. We don’t know how many weeks we will be at this level. I can assure you after we’ve been out of Level 3, I don’t see the ban on the sale of cigarettes continuing,” External link

citizen Thursday, May 28, 2020 12:39:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : "With what the president said after meeting with the churches, we therefore needed to craft regulations that allowed churches to operate. We needed to include those regulations so that we are in keeping with the pronouncements that have been made by the president," External link

allafrica Thursday, May 28, 2020 5:53:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : "As you would know, there are many hotspots that we are dealing with in the country that are infected by the coronavirus, so also you need different regulations that are directed and targeting those hotspots," External link

allafrica Thursday, May 28, 2020 5:53:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “With what the president said after meeting with the churches, we therefore needed to craft regulations that allowed churches to operate. We needed to include those regulations so that we are in keeping with the pronouncements that have been made by the president,” External link

citizen Wednesday, May 27, 2020 9:59:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “As you would know, there are many hotspots that we are dealing with in the country that are infected by the coronavirus, so also you need different regulations that are directed and targeting those hotspots,” External link

citizen Wednesday, May 27, 2020 9:59:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “Today we observe this day when the world is seized with curbing the spread of the novel Coronavirus, and South Africa too has not been spared. The fight against COVID-19 has put into sharp focus the need for the sector to patriotically work as a collective and deploy its capabilities in fighting the spread of the virus,” External link

africanewswire Monday, May 18, 2020 1:02:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “Used correctly, digital technologies have the potential to aid the containment of COVID-19 and mitigate some of the challenges brought upon by the spread of the virus,” External link

africanewswire Monday, May 18, 2020 1:02:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu concluded : “As we mark this 51st anniversary, we call on all in the industry, in particular, the SMMEs to come together to develop and explore solutions to mitigate the spread of the virus and the saving of lives. The provision of affordable fast speed broadband connectivity and connecting our people to the world is more important now than ever before,” External link

africanewswire Monday, May 18, 2020 1:02:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “Today we observe this day when the world is seized with curbing the spread of the novel Coronavirus, and South Africa too has not been spared. The fight against COVID-19 has put into sharp focus the need for the sector to patriotically work as a collective and deploy its capabilities in fighting the spread of the virus,” External link

gov-za Sunday, May 17, 2020 2:33:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “Used correctly, digital technologies have the potential to aid the containment of COVID-19 and mitigate some of the challenges brought upon by the spread of the virus,” External link

gov-za Sunday, May 17, 2020 2:33:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu concluded : “As we mark this 51st anniversary, we call on all in the industry, in particular, the SMMEs to come together to develop and explore solutions to mitigate the spread of the virus and the saving of lives. The provision of affordable fast speed broadband connectivity and connecting our people to the world is more important now than ever before,” External link

gov-za Sunday, May 17, 2020 2:33:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “It was not the decision of the minister, it was the decision of the government. We want to assure South Africa that we will defend this decision in court. We cannot allow smoking at this time. We are a listening government; we have listened to the advice we have received and the Cabinet made a decision” External link

the-star Wednesday, May 13, 2020 12:53:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu added : “We also appreciate and recognize the fact that SABC has achieved this outstanding milestone during a challenging time in the media industry, when media outlets are dealing with daunting financial and resource constraints,” External link

AfricaNews-English Friday, May 8, 2020 4:47:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “We are not going to change our approach” External link

dailymaverick Monday, May 4, 2020 5:45:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “The directions further include a monitoring and compliance approach that will be followed by sector regulators, industry representative bodies and through the department’s COVID-19 Project Management Office. The Directions came into effect on 02 May 2020,” External link

sanews Monday, May 4, 2020 4:49:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “We should look at the cost of Covid-19, not only on our economy but the economy around the world. The economy is not only tobacco. People should not focus on one part of the economy. The economy does not revolve around tobacco. Even if we have not banned tobacco we are still dealing with illicit trade we must do far better and our fight against the black market has been compromised severely,” External link

iol Monday, May 4, 2020 11:45:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “It is really clear that one of the most powerful tools at our disposal is our ICT sector. We need to provide up to date and accurate medical information, statistics, as well as information on new government regulations, to inform all of our citizens about the COVID19 pandemic,” External link

africanewswire Friday, May 1, 2020 3:06:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “It is really clear that one of the most powerful tools at our disposal is our ICT sector. We need to provide up to date and accurate medical information, statistics, as well as information on new government regulations, to inform all of our citizens about the COVID19 pandemic,” External link

AfricaNews-English Friday, May 1, 2020 12:42:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “It is incumbent of all of us to respect the lockdown regulations which are intended to save the lives of South Africans. It is for this reason that we fully agree with the decision of the Board to institute a full independent inquiry into this matter,” External link

thepresidency-za Thursday, April 30, 2020 11:04:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “There are very few employers who are applying on behalf of their workers and employees for this UIF relief benefit. We are asking them to do so, particularly in the farming sector and in the domestic sector. We are really appealing to all our employers to use this facility because there are vulnerable workers who could benefit,” External link

dailymaverick Tuesday, April 28, 2020 8:30:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “It is for this reason that we fully agree with the decision of the Board to institute a full independent inquiry into this matter,” External link

iol Thursday, April 23, 2020 6:21:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “It is incumbent on all of us to respect the lockdown regulations, which are intended to save the lives of South Africans. It is for this reason that we fully agree with the decision of the Board to institute a full, independent inquiry into this matter,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, April 22, 2020 7:05:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu added : "We also need to remind South Africans that spreading fake news or disinformation about Covid-19 is a punishable offence," "Arrests have already been made, and they will continue if people persist in spreading fake news" External link

thenews-pk Thursday, April 16, 2020 5:29:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu added : “We also need to remind South Africans that spreading fake news or disinformation about Covid-19 is a punishable offence. Arrests have already been made, and they will continue if people persist in spreading fake news,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, April 16, 2020 2:17:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu added : "We also need to remind South Africans that spreading fake news or disinformation about Covid-19 is a punishable offence," "Arrests have already been made, and they will continue if people persist in spreading fake news" External link

theCitizen Wednesday, April 15, 2020 9:07:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu added : “We also need to remind South Africans that spreading fake news or disinformation about Covid-19 is a punishable offence. Arrests have already been made, and they will continue if people persist in spreading fake news,” External link

AfricaNews-English Wednesday, April 15, 2020 5:57:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “We are stepping up our campaign against digital misinformation, particularly in relation to COVID-19 and related actions such as the national lockdown,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, April 15, 2020 5:34:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu added : “Arrests have already been made, and they will continue if people persist in spreading fake news,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, April 15, 2020 5:34:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu added : "We also need to remind South Africans that spreading fake news or disinformation about Covid-19 is a punishable offence," "Arrests have already been made, and they will continue if people persist in spreading fake news" External link

afp-en Wednesday, April 15, 2020 5:28:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu added : “We also need to remind South Africans that spreading fake news or disinformation about Covid-19 is a punishable offence. Arrests have already been made, and they will continue if people persist in spreading fake news,” External link

gov-za Wednesday, April 15, 2020 5:10:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : "Now, how would that be worse than apartheid? I have no idea ... we need to take all measure available to us to save lives," External link

onlinenigeria Sunday, March 29, 2020 2:15:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : "Now, how would that be worse than apartheid? I have no idea ... we need to take all measure available to us to save lives," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, March 28, 2020 9:35:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “While there has been two deaths what has now been confirmed by the authorities, one death is confirmed, the other death is suspected,” External link

zimeye Saturday, March 28, 2020 9:24:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “The minister ... said I must just say to people of SA and the media that while there have been a reported number of two deaths from Covid-19, what has now been confirmed by the authorities is one death, and the other death is suspected,” External link

businessday Friday, March 27, 2020 9:12:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “In South Africa, the space, airtime and social media engagement devoted by quality journalism to the outbreak and the national response, has contributed in reducing misinformation, negative impact of fake news and unfounded panic emerging from some social media users and other sources,” External link

sanews Thursday, March 26, 2020 4:02:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “In the weeks ahead during the national lockdown, the engagement between government – through the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) – and public, community and commercial media will help us ensure that people understand and implement the stringent measures that are in effect in the country,” External link

sanews Thursday, March 26, 2020 4:02:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “Letters from employers vouching for staff members or freelancers will also make it easier for law-enforcement officers to process media workers’ access to story locations. Given that media workers are citizens first and foremost, government urges employers to ensure that media workers have access to protective supplies and equipment that will keep them safe and will safeguard the wellbeing of persons with whom media workers may come into contact,” External link

sanews Thursday, March 26, 2020 4:02:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “Government is doing its best to balance the provision of information with the preservation of the good health and life of all stakeholders during this period,” External link

sanews Thursday, March 26, 2020 4:02:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “In South Africa, the space, airtime and social media engagement devoted by quality journalism to the outbreak and the national response, has contributed in reducing misinformation, negative impact of fake news and unfounded panic emerging from some social media users and other sources,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, March 26, 2020 2:44:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “In the weeks ahead during the national lockdown, the engagement between government – through the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) – and public, community and commercial media will help us ensure that people understand and implement the stringent measures that are in effect in the country,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, March 26, 2020 2:44:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “Letters from employers vouching for staff members or freelancers will also make it easier for law-enforcement officers to process media workers’ access to story locations. Given that media workers are citizens first and foremost, government urges employers to ensure that media workers have access to protective supplies and equipment that will keep them safe and will safeguard the wellbeing of persons with whom media workers may come into contact,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, March 26, 2020 2:44:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “Government is doing its best to balance the provision of information with the preservation of the good health and life of all stakeholders during this period,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, March 26, 2020 2:44:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “In line with our nation’s single greatest challenge – that of youth unemployment – www.gov.za is used predominantly by young people looking for jobs and for information about opportunities and services that can enhance their employability or qualifications,” External link

sanews Thursday, March 26, 2020 12:38:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “better late than to cut corners” External link

citizen Monday, March 23, 2020 10:29:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “the finalised measures undertaken to mitigate the impact of the virus on our people and the economy” External link

the-star Monday, March 23, 2020 1:03:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “the finalised measures undertaken to mitigate the impact of the virus on our people and the economy” External link

iol Monday, March 23, 2020 12:37:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “better late than to cut corners” External link

citizen Monday, March 23, 2020 11:33:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “Among other issues is to look at the effect on our people by the coronavirus and how do we mitigate against that effect. So that is the issue before the national command council,” External link

businessday Sunday, March 22, 2020 11:13:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “better late than to cut corners” External link

citizen Sunday, March 22, 2020 9:40:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said ( about Zweli Mkhize ) : "Cabinet reassures all in South Africa that every precaution is being taken to safeguard the country against any surge of Covid-19," "The Minister of Health, Dr Zweli Mkhize, reported to Cabinet that there were 13 cases of Covid-19 in South Africa. This morning, the Minister of Health confirmed that another four new cases have been identified, bringing the number of Covid-19 cases to 17. He will provide further details during the course of the day" External link

allafrica Thursday, March 19, 2020 12:57:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : "Common symptoms of the virus include fever, cough and difficulty breathing. When displaying the symptoms as described above, individuals are advised to stay home and seek medical assistance," "We appeal to all to respect the privacy of Covid-19 patients and their families. We also strongly caution against the dissemination of any false information related to the virus so as to prevent the spread of fear, stigma and discrimination within our society. Concerned individuals can contact the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) hotline on 0800 029 999 for accurate information regarding Covid-19" External link

allafrica Thursday, March 19, 2020 12:57:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu added : "All the South Africans coming home are as healthy as anything. They have not contracted the disease," External link

allafrica Thursday, March 19, 2020 12:57:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu added : "All the South Africans coming home are as healthy as anything. They have not contracted the disease," External link

allafrica Thursday, March 19, 2020 12:57:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu added : "Their parents have said: 'Can you bring our kids home?'" External link

allafrica Thursday, March 19, 2020 12:57:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “Cabinet has not expressed any travel bans. It would have been in the statement if there were any,” “And again, we can assure you that after this very important meeting of Sunday, we will be able to answer some of the questions that we not have been able to answer here on this matter” External link

africanewswire Friday, March 13, 2020 5:02:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “Upon their return, all of them, the crew, everybody on the flight and those repatriated will be quarantined for a minimum of 14 days to a maximum of 21 days,” “During this period, the movement of people and goods in and out of the quarantine zone will be restricted. We strongly caution people against attempting to make any physical contact or attempting to visit the quarantine zone or area. Once the quarantine period ends and tests confirm no underlying COVID-19 virus infection of our compatriots, they will be released back into their respective families and communities” External link

africanewswire Friday, March 13, 2020 5:02:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said ( about Cyril Ramaphosa ) : “President Cyril Ramaphosa will soon update political parties represented in Parliament, as well as church leaders, on Covid-19. A special Cabinet on Covid-19 is being convened for this Sunday,” External link

dailymaverick Friday, March 13, 2020 12:10:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : "Upon their return, all of them, the crew, everybody on the flight and those repatriated will be quarantined for a minimum of 14 days to a maximum of 21 days," "During this period, the movement of people and goods in and out of the quarantine zone will be restricted. We strongly caution people against attempting to make any physical contact or attempting to visit the quarantine zone or area. Once the quarantine period ends and tests confirm no underlying COVID-19 virus infection of our compatriots, they will be released back into their respective families and communities" External link

voanews Thursday, March 12, 2020 10:04:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “The judgement, sentencing and rejection of leave to appeal sends a strong message to perpetrators and would-be perpetrators of women and children abuse that South Africa’s justice institutions will hold them accountable for their despicable actions,” “Together we must eradicate the abuses that undermine the fundamental human rights of women and children. Through our collective actions, we must ensure that no woman or child is sexually harassed, beaten, raped or attacked anywhere in our country” External link

citizen Thursday, March 12, 2020 9:06:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : "We are intensifying our investment and to date projects with an investment value of R9 billion have been completed and 27 projects worth just over R250 billion are in implementation phases, with more coming on stream this year," External link

irishsun Thursday, March 12, 2020 5:45:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : "The repatriation team and repatriated South Afticans are expected back in the country this Friday, 13 March 2019," External link

the-star Thursday, March 12, 2020 3:36:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : "The repatriation team and repatriated South Afticans are expected back in the country this Friday, 13 March 2019," External link

iol Thursday, March 12, 2020 3:11:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “To date, projects with an investment value of R9 billion have been completed and 27 projects worth just over R250 billion are in implementation phases, with more coming on stream this year,” External link

sanews Thursday, March 12, 2020 3:07:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “Employees in the company will also be issued with R1.6 billion worth of shares in PepsiCo that will be used to acquire a 13% stake in Pioneer Foods within five years,” External link

sanews Thursday, March 12, 2020 3:07:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “Major deaths on the roads are caused by people who drink and drive. Our laws do not allow you to drink and drive,” External link

sanews Thursday, March 12, 2020 3:07:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “It also deals with fraud and corruption within the road traffic environment' increases penalties for those who fail to comply with traffic rules; and proposes national number plate legislation,” External link

businessday Thursday, March 12, 2020 2:50:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said ( about Cyril Ramaphosa ) : “President Cyril Ramaphosa will soon update political parties represented in Parliament, as well as church leaders, on Covid-19. A special Cabinet on Covid-19 is being convened for this Sunday,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, March 12, 2020 1:33:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “The Minister appreciates Council’s intention of keeping the integrity of the statistical system intact and is committed to working with Stats SA to protect the respected quality of our official statistics,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, February 20, 2020 11:43:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “We have in the first two years of our investment drive, raised a total of R664-billion in investment commitments, which is more than half of our five-year target of R1.2-trillion,” External link

dailymaverick Wednesday, February 19, 2020 3:53:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “Every South African, including those who claim ignorance, know for a fact that apartheid was a crime against humanity. It was our lived reality” External link

citizen Wednesday, February 19, 2020 1:04:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu said : “We must think about what [can be done] through this network for those who are worse off than ourselves,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, February 13, 2020 7:56:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu afirmou : “Como África do Sul, devemos ser vistos de forma honesta nesta matéria, sem esconder o que quer que seja” External link

portalangop Monday, September 23, 2019 9:04:00 PM EAT

Jackson Mthembu déclaré : "Nous reconnaissons pleinement avec notre président que les attaques xénophobes violentes contre nos confrères et consœurs Africains ont affecté notre réputation et notre image en tant que pays. Nous devons mettre fin à ces attaques tout en nous attaquant dans le même temps aux facteurs sous-jacents" External link

french-news Wednesday, September 18, 2019 2:57:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu déclaré : "Nous reconnaissons pleinement avec notre président que les attaques xénophobes violentes contre nos confrères et consœurs Africains ont affecté notre réputation et notre image en tant que pays. Nous devons mettre fin à ces attaques tout en nous attaquant dans le même temps aux facteurs sous-jacents" External link

french.china.org.cn Wednesday, September 18, 2019 12:04:00 AM EAT

Jackson Mthembu disse : "Sabemos que é uma disputa acirrada, mas asseguro-vos que vamos sair vitoriosos em Tshwane e vamos sair vitoriosos em Joanesburgo" External link

dnoticias Friday, August 5, 2016 2:52:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
whip38.64%EN11/21/201721/11/2017
chef2.65%FR09/05/201705/09/2017
spokesman30.27%EN09/01/201701/09/2017
head2.72%EN08/17/201717/08/2017
chairperson0.34%EN04/02/201702/04/2017
communications chairperson0.07%EN04/02/201702/04/2017
spokesperson13.54%EN03/22/201722/03/2017
chairman0.61%EN03/13/201713/03/2017
leader0.20%EN02/21/201721/02/2017
mp0.27%EN12/12/201612/12/2016
chief0.41%EN11/29/201629/11/2016
lawyer0.14%EN11/18/201618/11/2016
member0.14%EN10/25/201625/10/2016
haut cadre0.07%FR10/24/201624/10/2016
colleague0.07%EN10/12/201612/10/2016
executive committee colleague0.07%EN10/12/201612/10/2016
subcommittee head2.86%EN08/28/201628/08/2016
deputado do anc0.07%PT08/07/201607/08/2016
chefe0.14%PT08/06/201606/08/2016
responsable0.54%FR08/05/201605/08/2016
líder do anc0.07%PT08/05/201605/08/2016
subcommittee chairman0.14%EN07/20/201620/07/2016
committee chairperson0.07%EN07/20/201620/07/2016
communications chairman0.07%EN07/15/201615/07/2016
communications commission chairperson0.07%EN07/08/201608/07/2016
african national congress chief whip0.14%EN05/21/201621/05/2016
porta-voz do anc0.20%PT05/09/201409/05/2014
porte-parole1.77%FR05/08/201408/05/2014
african national congress spokesman2.18%EN04/12/201412/04/2014
african national congress spokesperson0.20%EN02/12/201412/02/2014
Names Lang Count
Jackson MthembuEN71.68%
Jackson MthembuFR13.48%
Jackson MthembuPT7.75%
Jackson MthembuAF7.03%
Jackson MthembuSW0.07%


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Vish Naidoo said ( about Jackson Mthembu ) : “I can only confirm that in the case of Mpumalanga Premier Refilwe Mtsweni-Tsipane not wearing a mask during the funeral of Minister Jackson Mthembu, she was charged in terms of Section 34 (3) (c) read with Section 47 (2) of the Disaster Management Act. She was furnished with a written notice to appear in court with an option of a fine, but she opted for the fine and paid R1 500 in admission of guilt,” External link

mg Wednesday, January 27, 2021 11:40:00 AM EAT

David Mabuza said ( about Jackson Mthembu ) : “The likes of Minister Mthembu, come to pass this way once,” “In their wake, they leave us the gifts of liberty and freedom; in their commendable journey they leave us footprints of a well-fought struggle; and they take with them the well-deserved glories of reverence” External link

citizen Monday, January 25, 2021 7:49:00 PM EAT

David Mabuza said ( about Jackson Mthembu ) : “Minister Mthembu symbolises a generation of freedom fighters, who came of political age after June 1976, to leave us footprints of a well-fought struggle against apartheid and a well-trodden journey to build the foundations of democracy in South Africa,” External link

citizen Monday, January 25, 2021 7:49:00 PM EAT

Thandi Modise said ( about Jackson Mthembu ) : “They had to do it because Jackson was not just a good leader. He was a good leader because he always led. He was a good and great father because he understood that he himself had weaknesses which he was very proud to announce and say he has overcome,” External link

iol Monday, January 25, 2021 11:04:00 AM EAT

Cyril Ramaphosa said ( about Jackson Mthembu ) : “The news of Jackson’s passing has struck a deep and solemn note to many of us,” External link

dailymaverick Sunday, January 24, 2021 8:16:00 PM EAT

Cyril Ramaphosa said ( about Jackson Mthembu ) : "Mvelase was among those infinitely rare individuals in our politically-charged society. He was admired and respected across party lines. It has been profoundly touching to witness how the news of Jackson Mthembu’s passing stilled the clatter and bickering that has consumed us in recent times and united us in our sorrow," External link

iol Sunday, January 24, 2021 4:57:00 PM EAT

Cyril Ramaphosa said ( about Jackson Mthembu ) : “One dare hope that the sentiment that has been displayed at Jackson Mthembu’s passing is a reminder that we have far more in common than we may choose to believe, whether as members of society or as political parties,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, January 24, 2021 4:20:00 PM EAT

Cyril Ramaphosa said ( about Jackson Mthembu ) : “One dare hope that the sentiment that has been displayed at Jackson Mthembu’s passing is a reminder that we have far more in common than we may choose to believe, whether as members of society or as political parties,” External link

sanews Sunday, January 24, 2021 3:17:00 PM EAT

Cyril Ramaphosa said ( about Jackson Mthembu ) : “One dare hope that the sentiment that has been displayed at Minister Mthembu’s passing is a reminder that we have more in common than we may choose to believe, whether as members of society or as political parties. After all, we all want one thing: what is best for our country,” “We have lost a man who was able to transcend political differences, and to reach out and forge alliances in pursuit of a common goal” External link

iol Sunday, January 24, 2021 1:33:00 PM EAT

Tyrone Seale said ( about Jackson Mthembu ) : “Minister Mthembu contributed immensely to the liberation Struggle as an anti-apartheid activist, student leader and unionist, for which he was subjected to harassment and detention by the apartheid security forces,” External link

iol Saturday, January 23, 2021 11:37:00 AM EAT

Phumla Williams said ( about Jackson Mthembu ) : “Mthembu worked very hard in everything he did. He gave us direction and didn’t have pride. He gave us the opportunity to voice our views on how we can make government work better for the people. Where we made mistakes, he pointed them and guided us accordingly,” External link

sanews Friday, January 22, 2021 8:56:00 PM EAT

Danny Jordaan said ( about Jackson Mthembu ) : "I've known Mthembu for many years. He was a comrade and an activist. We were in parliament together. He was a special figure that stood out. He was a true South African and when we received the news, it was an extreme shock," "Within a few days, he was no more and we learn from the people who have passed on over the past few days. Many of them have passed on in a matter of three to five days. That shows that we must take extra care. I am the one who is talking, but I'm also the one who is flying up and down. One has to take what is happening very seriously" External link

news24 Friday, January 22, 2021 7:07:00 PM EAT

Tyrone Seale said ( about Jackson Mthembu ) : “Minister Mthembu contributed immensely to the liberation struggle as an anti-apartheid activist, student leader and unionist, for which he was subjected to harassment and detention by the apartheid security forces,” External link

citizen Friday, January 22, 2021 6:30:00 PM EAT

Senzo Mchunu said ( about Jackson Mthembu ) : “Minister Mthembu’s dedication to the public service will forever be appreciated and valued. His immense contributions to governance and the country will be remembered for years to come. Hamba kahle Mphikwa,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, January 22, 2021 3:36:00 PM EAT

Senzo Mchunu said ( about Jackson Mthembu ) : “Minister Mthembu’s dedication to the public service will forever be appreciated and valued. His immense contributions to governance and the country will be remembered for years to come. Hamba kahle Mphikwa,” External link

sanews Friday, January 22, 2021 2:52:00 PM EAT

Zweli Mkhize said ( about Jackson Mthembu ) : “A giant tree has fallen. A communicator par excellence, and an even better man. Rest well my brother, Jackson Mthembu. Our deepest love and condolences goes to the Mthembu family in this painful time,” External link

sanews Friday, January 22, 2021 2:52:00 PM EAT

Thuli Madonsela said ( about Jackson Mthembu ) : “There goes a man who epitomized human decency. Heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the late Minister Jackson Mthembu and to his colleagues in the ANC and government,” External link

sanews Friday, January 22, 2021 2:52:00 PM EAT

David Makhura said ( about Jackson Mthembu ) : “Shattered by the news of the passing of our dear Comrade Jackson Mthembu. An activist and life-long champion of freedom and democracy who defended our Constitution to the very end. Lala ngoxolo, Mvelase,” External link

sanews Friday, January 22, 2021 2:52:00 PM EAT

Mmusi Maimane said ( about Jackson Mthembu ) : “Some people are able to reach out across political aisles, they are able to change the atmosphere in a room, and they are honest and humble. Minister Mthembu was such a man. I am still shocked. Condolences to his family and to the ANC,” External link

sanews Friday, January 22, 2021 2:52:00 PM EAT

Jessie Duarte said ( about Jackson Mthembu ) : “Comrade Jackson, I would say he died with his boots on, working for the people of this country,” External link

the-star Friday, January 22, 2021 9:26:00 AM EAT

Mkhuleko Hlengwa said ( about Jackson Mthembu ) : “Minister Mthembu was a bridge-builder, and an individual with a deep love for our country and for service. He was a humble gentleman and will be remembered for his decisive leadership and candour,” External link

the-star Friday, January 22, 2021 9:26:00 AM EAT

Bantu Holomisa said ( about Jackson Mthembu ) : "We later reconnected when he was in Parliament and he became my boss in the portfolio committee of environment as the chair. He was always a person who reads and comes to a meeting well prepared on the topic," "Jackson, when confronted with ANC politics, appeared to be a person who would stand up for his beliefs openly and had a good sense of humour. Mthembu batted well during his innings and we can't fault him and we should be just thankful to have people like him who were in the forefront of the struggle" External link

news24 Thursday, January 21, 2021 11:29:00 PM EAT

Cyril Ramaphosa said ( about Jackson Mthembu ) : "Minister Mthembu was an exemplary leader, an activist and life-long champion of freedom and democracy," "He was a much-loved and greatly respected colleague and comrade, whose passing leaves our nation at a loss" External link

yahoo-au Thursday, January 21, 2021 10:52:00 PM EAT

Nardos Bekele Thomas said ( about Jackson Mthembu ) : “Minister Mthembu will be fondly remembered for his courage, empathy, loyalty, a sense of humour and depth of knowledge of the struggle for freedom in South Africa,” External link

iol Thursday, January 21, 2021 10:19:00 PM EAT

Cyril Ramaphosa says ( about Jackson Mthembu ) : “Minister Mthembu was an exemplary leader, an activist and life-long champion of freedom and democracy,” “He was a much-loved and greatly respected colleague and comrade, whose passing leaves our nation at a loss” External link

timesofisrael Thursday, January 21, 2021 9:02:00 PM EAT

Cyril Ramaphosa said ( about Jackson Mthembu ) : "It is with deep sorrow and shock that we announce that minister in the presidency Jackson Mthembu passed away earlier today from Covid-related complications," External link

modernghana Thursday, January 21, 2021 8:38:00 PM EAT

Alan Winde said ( about Jackson Mthembu ) : “Mr Mthembu was a hard working and dedicated member of the executive, who always acted with integrity. He was also a kind man, who thought for the best interests of South Africa, and our democracy. I extend my condolences to his family and friends, and to the ANC. May he rest in peace,” External link

iol Thursday, January 21, 2021 8:37:00 PM EAT

Cyril Ramaphosa said ( about Jackson Mthembu ) : “Minister Mthembu was an exemplary leader, an activist and lifelong champion of freedom and democracy,” External link

nytimes Thursday, January 21, 2021 8:34:00 PM EAT

Cyril Ramaphosa said ( about Jackson Mthembu ) : “Minister Mthembu was an exemplary leader, an activist and life-long champion of freedom and democracy,” “He was a much-loved and greatly respected colleague and comrade, whose passing leaves our nation at a loss” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, January 21, 2021 7:39:00 PM EAT

Cyril Ramaphosa says ( about Jackson Mthembu ) : “Minister Mthembu was an exemplary leader, an activist and life-long champion of freedom and democracy,” “He was a much-loved and greatly respected colleague and comrade, whose passing leaves our nation at a loss” External link

timesofisrael Thursday, January 21, 2021 7:29:00 PM EAT

Cyril Ramaphosa said ( about Jackson Mthembu ) : “Minister Mthembu was an exemplary leader, an activist and life-long champion of freedom and democracy,” External link

680news Thursday, January 21, 2021 7:16:00 PM EAT

Cyril Ramaphosa said ( about Jackson Mthembu ) : "It is with deep sorrow and shock that we announce that Minister in The Presidency, Jackson Mthembu, passed away earlier today from COVID-related complications," External link

news18 Thursday, January 21, 2021 6:50:00 PM EAT

Cyril Ramaphosa said ( about Jackson Mthembu ) : “It is with deep sorrow and shock that we announce that minister in the presidency, Jackson Mthembu, passed away earlier today from Covid-related complications,” External link

businessday Thursday, January 21, 2021 6:36:00 PM EAT

Cyril Ramaphosa said ( about Jackson Mthembu ) : “Minister Mthembu was an exemplary leader, an activist and lifelong champion of freedom and democracy,” External link

nytimes Thursday, January 21, 2021 6:26:00 PM EAT

Corne Mulder said ( about Jackson Mthembu ) : “Jackson Mthembu was an excellent Chief Whip of Parliament. He stood strong and on principle when Parliament came under attack during Zuma years. Later he was a competent and dedicated member of the Executive. His death is a tragedy for us all” External link

iol Thursday, January 21, 2021 6:23:00 PM EAT

Cyril Ramaphosa said ( about Jackson Mthembu ) : “It is with deep sorrow and shock that we announce that Minister in The Presidency, Jackson Mthembu, passed away earlier today from COVID-related complications,” External link

news18 Thursday, January 21, 2021 6:03:00 PM EAT

Cyril Ramaphosa said ( about Jackson Mthembu ) : “Minister Mthembu was an exemplary leader, an activist and life-long champion of freedom and democracy. "He was a much-loved and greatly respected colleague and comrade, whose passing leaves our nation at a loss. "Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time of loss,” External link

sanews Thursday, January 21, 2021 5:38:00 PM EAT

Phumla Williams said ( about Jackson Mthembu ) : “He [Mthembu] remains in high spirits and wishes all those who are also fighting the coronavirus a speedy recovery,” External link

citizen Monday, January 11, 2021 8:10:00 PM EAT

Phumla Williams says ( about Jackson Mthembu ) : “It helps when you have a political principal who has a passion for communication, and who also understands the importance of taking information seriously. He [Minister Jackson Mthembu] has been leading from the front and made the job of officials much easier,” External link

sanews Friday, May 29, 2020 6:59:00 PM EAT