CABINET GIVES GO AHEAD FOR SOUTH AFRICA TO BID FOR RUGBY WORLD CUP 2023
In its latest meeting on 01 August 2017, Cabinet approved that South Africa submits its bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup. Cabinet emphasised that hosting the mega event will once again afford South Africa an opportunity to showcase the country to the international community, while boosting our tourism and hospitality sectors.
Other key points discussed at the Cabinet meeting include:
- Cabinet approved the Draft Green Transport Strategy to be published for public comments. The strategy will form the cornerstone of policy development within the transport sector regarding the lowering of Green House Gas It also aims to minimise the adverse impact of transport on the environment while addressing current and future transport demands based on sustainable development principles.
- Cabinet approved that the Department of Home Affairs can reopen the reapplication process for the current Zimbabwean Special Permit holders, under certain conditions. The initial Special Dispensation for Zimbabweans was approved in April 2009 to document Zimbabwean nationals who were in South Africa illegally – their permits expire on 31 December 2017. DHA will hold a separate briefing to explain the conditions and the process to be followed once the reapplication process opens.
- Cabinet approved the theme for this year’s Women’s Month celebrations as ‘’Year of OR Tambo: Women united in moving South Africa forward.’’ It also called on South Africans to use the month of August to celebrate the role of women in our society.
Click here to view the full meeting statement of 01 August.