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Muthambi tells MPs to buttout on CEO issue
Muthambi tells MPs to buttout on CEO issue

Communications Minister Faith Muthambi told ANC MPs not to interfere in her department's affairs after they urged her to halt the process to appoint the new CEO of the SABC...

22 Oct 2014 14:31

Unsafe trucks should be confiscated, impounded
Unsafe trucks should be confiscated, impounded

The police should impound trucks that are unsafe or have faulty brakes or other deficiencies instead of merely fining their drivers.

22 Oct 2014 11:45

Gauteng searches for investors for its aerotropolis
Gauteng searches for investors for its aerotropolis

The Gauteng Roads and Transport Department is looking for investment partners for its plan to build an aerotropolis at OR Tambo International Airport.

22 Oct 2014 11:01

Three candidates on shortlist to take over top job at SABC
Three candidates on shortlist to take over top job at SABC

Three candidates have been shortlisted to fill the vacancy for CEO of the SABC. The appointment of a permanent CEO will be crucial for the stabilisation of the public broadcaster...

By Bekezela Phakathi 22 Oct 2014 08:28

DTI registers 18 industrialists for future development
DTI registers 18 industrialists for future development

So far registered 18 qualifying black industrialists in a range of sectors have been registered by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) according to Deputy Minister Mzwandile Masina.

22 Oct 2014 08:00

Nxesi says built environment needs urgent transformation
Nxesi says built environment needs urgent transformation

Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi says it's high time the built environment sector picks up the pace of transformation.

22 Oct 2014 07:32

Research investment needed for small businesses
Research investment needed for small businesses

Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu has called for investment in research for the small business sector.

22 Oct 2014 07:14

SA needs to build its research and development capacity
SA needs to build its research and development capacity

Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor says the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has illustrated how there is an urgent need to accelerate focused investment in research in Africa.

21 Oct 2014 09:35

Gigaba 'satisfied' with Lindela Repatriation Centre
Gigaba 'satisfied' with Lindela Repatriation Centre

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba says he is satisfied with the way the Lindela Repatriation Centre in Krugersdorp, west of Johannesburg is being run.

21 Oct 2014 08:52

State to examine problems in foster care provision
State to examine problems in foster care provision

The Department of Social Development has appointed a Ministerial Committee to assist it to deal with the challenges facing foster care facilities in South Africa.

21 Oct 2014 08:03

Cops 'crippled' by detective shortage
Cops 'crippled' by detective shortage

In the past financial year 1,200 detectives resigned from the police, leaving a hole, that is going to have a big impact on the fight against crime, say experts.

21 Oct 2014 05:54

No Ebola in SA, neighbouring states yet
No Ebola in SA, neighbouring states yet

The Department of Health has, in an update of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, reported that there are still no suspected or confirmed cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in South Africa or its neighbouring countries.

20 Oct 2014 09:15

Zuma will maintain Parliamentary obligations
Zuma will maintain Parliamentary obligations

The Office of the President says a media report that President Jacob Zuma will no longer attend to his Parliamentary responsibilities is both incorrect and grossly misleading.

20 Oct 2014 09:02

State seeks to build closer ties with media
State seeks to build closer ties with media

President Jacob Zuma says government will establish a platform for members of the media and government to share ideas on a range of issues.

20 Oct 2014 08:28

Cosatu plans 'funeral march' for e-tolls
Cosatu plans 'funeral march' for e-tolls

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) plans to hold a symbolic "funeral march" for Gauteng's e-toll system over the weekend.

17 Oct 2014 12:04

State may sell Vodacom stake to fund Eskom
State may sell Vodacom stake to fund Eskom

Crushing financial pressure on Eskom has compelled the government to consider selling its R26bn stake in Vodacom and to assess its other listed holdingsā€š such as Telkom to raise the cash that Eskom needs.

By Thabiso Mochiko and Andiswa Maqutu 17 Oct 2014 11:17

Families encouraged to grow their own vegetables
Families encouraged to grow their own vegetables

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Senzeni Zokwana says the fight for food security in South Africa should start at a family level with vegetable gardens in all suburbs.

By Nthambeleni Gabara 17 Oct 2014 09:22

Emergency workers urged to end illegal strike
Emergency workers urged to end illegal strike

Gauteng's Department of Health says normal emergency services have not yet been badly affected by the illegal and unprotected strike of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) workers.

By More Matshediso 17 Oct 2014 09:05

Manamela tells youth to 'seize opportunities'
Manamela tells youth to 'seize opportunities'

The Deputy Minister in the Presidency, Buti Manamela, says young South Africans must make the most of the opportunities government has offered them and must take personal control of improving their lives

17 Oct 2014 08:29

SA elected to Bureau of Convention on Biological Diversity
SA elected to Bureau of Convention on Biological Diversity

South Africa has for the first time been elected to the Bureau of the Conference of Parties (CoP) to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).

17 Oct 2014 07:53

E-toll costs are prohibitive for motorists
E-toll costs are prohibitive for motorists

A nominal increase in the fuel level nationally and an increase in motor vehicle licence fees in Gauteng were mooted as alternatives to electronic tolls by the African National Congress (ANC) in the province.

By Natasha Marrian 15 Oct 2014 11:42

SA, France sign nuclear cooperation agreement
SA, France sign nuclear cooperation agreement

The Department of Energy has confirmed that South Africa has signed an Inter-Governmental Framework Agreement on Nuclear Cooperation with France.

15 Oct 2014 09:21

Municipality instructed to comply with audit report
Municipality instructed to comply with audit report

North West MEC for Local Government and Human Settlements, Collen Maine, says the department will take steps against Lekwa Teemane local municipality within the next 30 days, if the municipal council fails to act on the recommendations of an audit report.

15 Oct 2014 08:59

Outcry over sex-for-marks at Brakpan school
Outcry over sex-for-marks at Brakpan school

Chairman for the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education, Nomalungelo Gina, says sex-pest educators should be eliminated from the system to restore the dignity of the teaching profession.

15 Oct 2014 08:33

SA, Japan sign Mahikeng waste management pact
SA, Japan sign Mahikeng waste management pact

PRETORIA: The provincial capital of the North West province, Mahikeng, is set to become one of South Africa's cleanest towns.

By Nthambeleni Gabara 14 Oct 2014 16:18

DTI seeks to prosecute illegal verification agents
DTI seeks to prosecute illegal verification agents

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has embarked on Operation Khusela to clamp down on illegal verification agents who issue fraudulent BEE and company registration certificates.

14 Oct 2014 11:09

SAA's warning over bogus websites
SAA's warning over bogus websites

South African Airlines (SAA) has warned the public about fraudulent websites that reportedly have information on the Cadet Pilot Development Programme. Applications for positions are now closed.

14 Oct 2014 08:18

Medunsa will move to Sefako University next year
Medunsa will move to Sefako University next year

The Medical University of South Africa or Medunsa will, from next year, become part of the newly instituted Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU).

14 Oct 2014 07:58

Ocean economy plans to be released this week
Ocean economy plans to be released this week

President Jacob Zuma will release the results of work done to explore the potential of the country's ocean economy at the first Operation Phakisa open day in Durban this week.

14 Oct 2014 07:29

SARS 'rogue agency' claims may not be far-fetched
SARS 'rogue agency' claims may not be far-fetched

Former special forces operative Mike Peega's dossier claiming that SARS ran a rogue unit targeting politicians and businessmen close to Zuma in 2007 was easily discredited at the time.

By Mzilikazi Wa Africa, Piet Rampedi 13 Oct 2014 10:47

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