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Fossil fuel divestment brightens climate summit
Fossil fuel divestment brightens climate summit

NEW YORK: The Rockefellers, the first family of oil, said on Monday, 22 September, they would divest from fossil fuels in a fresh boost for the fight against climate change ahead of a UN summit.

23 Sep 2014 11:55

109th MBSA Conference tackles building a sustainable SA
109th MBSA Conference tackles building a sustainable SA

The 109th annual Master Builders South Africa (MBSA) Conference aims to address subjects such as skills development, growth and job creation within the building and construction industry.

23 Sep 2014 11:02

SA seeks transformation of UN Security Council
SA seeks transformation of UN Security Council

South Africa has vowed to push for the transformation of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) ahead of the 69th UN General Assembly debate taking place in New York, this week.

By Chris Bathembu 23 Sep 2014 09:02

Police have crime under control claims Phiyega
Police have crime under control claims Phiyega

While challenges within certain categories of crime such as murder and sexual offences remain, South Africa's police have a firm handle on crime, claims National Police Commissioner General Riah Phiyega.

23 Sep 2014 08:21

Nigerian church survivors return to Swartkops
Nigerian church survivors return to Swartkops

The 25 South Africans who were injured when a building at the Synagogue Church of all Nations in Nigeria collapsed, have arrived back in South Africa.

23 Sep 2014 07:56

Kuruman protesters face legal action
Kuruman protesters face legal action

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says the law must take its course against protesters in Kuruman, Northern Cape, who have prevented learners from attending school.

22 Sep 2014 08:32

ICT to reform basic education claims Motshekga
ICT to reform basic education claims Motshekga

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says the Council of Education Ministers (CEM) will push for the stronger use of ICT to radically transform basic education.

22 Sep 2014 08:04

Government commits to looking after its own people
Government commits to looking after its own people

The Department of Public says it is committed to honouring its Constitutional mandate to provide accommodation to government, including members of the Executive.

22 Sep 2014 07:41

Repo rate remains at 5.75%
Repo rate remains at 5.75%

The Reserve Bank unanimously agreed to keep the repo rate unchanged at 5.75% per year, which means the prime lending rate will remain at 9.25%

19 Sep 2014 09:44

SA is improving its service delivery claims Zuma
SA is improving its service delivery claims Zuma

While the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Council has admitted at its housing summit that it has performed poorly when it comes to providing homes for its residents, President Jacob Zuma says great strides have been made in delivering basic services to South African communities.

19 Sep 2014 09:23

Summit to tackle Ekurhuleni housing delivery
Summit to tackle Ekurhuleni housing delivery

As the population of Ekurhuleni grows at a rate of between 3% and 4% a year, the area has become one of the largest informal settlements in the country with 119 informal settlements housing 162,000 people.

19 Sep 2014 08:08

Climate change: the South African scenario
Climate change: the South African scenario

On Tuesday, 23 September, more than 120 world leaders will meet in New York to announce how they each intend to tackle climate change.

By Sindy Peters 18 Sep 2014 11:49

SA's water crisis in danger of deepening
SA's water crisis in danger of deepening

South Africa is facing a water crisis and the government's current plans to address it are not sufficient according to the latest paper of the African Futures project released at a seminar in Pretoria.

18 Sep 2014 10:41

SA search and rescue team sent to Lagos
SA search and rescue team sent to Lagos

Government has dispatched a search and rescue team to Lagos to assist in the recovery of the remains of South Africans that were killed when a building collapsed in Nigeria, says International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane.

18 Sep 2014 09:10

More healthcare workers needed in prisons
More healthcare workers needed in prisons

The Department of Correctional Services says it needs more healthcare workers to help it break the cycle of crime among offenders.

18 Sep 2014 08:06

SABC loan paid in full says Faith Muthambi
SABC loan paid in full says Faith Muthambi

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has repaid its government guarantee loan granted in 2009 following its financial woes, says Communications Minister Faith Muthambi.

18 Sep 2014 08:06

Citizen-centric government lies in the data
Citizen-centric government lies in the data

Governments - local, provincial and national - are swamped with information, making it a frustrating and onerous process for employees and citizens alike to access the right information.

17 Sep 2014 15:33

Minister Muthambi calls for MDDA's vacant posts to be filled
Minister Muthambi calls for MDDA's vacant posts to be filled

Pretoria - Communications Minister Faith Muthambi says she will request the Board of the Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) to speed up the appointment of strategic positions within the agency...

17 Sep 2014 12:37

Denel, Aerosud sign deal with Airbus
Denel, Aerosud sign deal with Airbus

A three-way agreement between leading aircraft manufacturer Airbus and South African companies Denel Aerostructures and Aerosud Aviation has been finalised.

17 Sep 2014 11:34

67 South Africans killed as church collapses in Lagos
67 South Africans killed as church collapses in Lagos

The Presidency has confirmed that 67 South Africans have been killed and scores others injured after a building at the Synagogue Church of All Nations collapsed on Friday, 12 September, in Lagos, Nigeria.

17 Sep 2014 08:21

Travel regulations for children are on hold
Travel regulations for children are on hold

The new requirement of an Unabridged Birth Certificate for all children travelling to and within South Africa's borders, as well as written permission to travel, has been postponed until June next year, says Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba.

17 Sep 2014 07:58

DTI to put R1m into helping black filmmakers
DTI to put R1m into helping black filmmakers

A new incentive has been launched to support emerging black filmmakers that will nurture them to take-up big productions that will assist in the creation of jobs.

17 Sep 2014 07:24

UIF claimants drop in the first six months of this year
UIF claimants drop in the first six months of this year

The number of claimants for unemployment insurance benefits fell in the first half of this year compared with a year earlier, suggesting the economy is not shedding as many jobs as previously thought, Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) Head Boas Seruwe said.

16 Sep 2014 13:37

Cabinet approves further funding for Eskom
Cabinet approves further funding for Eskom

National Treasury has announced the approval of a package to support Eskom to ensure that the energy security of the country is maintained and GDP growth supported.

16 Sep 2014 09:26

Youth employment review now available
Youth employment review now available

Statistician-General Pali Lehohla says while the number of black youth in employment has grown over the last 20 years, the acquisition of skills has not grown at the same rate within this group.

16 Sep 2014 08:45

Dti expecting good audit results, says minister
Dti expecting good audit results, says minister

CAPE TOWN: Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies says his department is on track to achieve good audit results without any findings.

15 Sep 2014 10:31

SA, Belarus build bilateral ties
SA, Belarus build bilateral ties

PRETORIA: South African officials met with a Belarus delegation on Friday, 12 September, to review bilateral relations, with both sides having agreed on the importance of building a mutually beneficial partnership that contributes to the advancement of national and regional development priorities.

15 Sep 2014 08:45

SA and China to improve employment services
SA and China to improve employment services

South Africa and China will sign an agreement to open the way for the two countries to cooperate in the fields of human resource development and employment services.

12 Sep 2014 10:41

400 schools in Gauteng now have proper sanitation
400 schools in Gauteng now have proper sanitation

Four hundred of the 580 schools in Gauteng, which had various problems with sanitation, have had their toilets repaired.

12 Sep 2014 10:25

Miller Matola
SA's democracy: The heritage we will bequeath to generations of the future

Democracy is a much yearned for and sought after system of governance. As a system where the popular will of the people is superior to the will of individuals, democracy represents the Elysium of multitudes of people around the world...

By Miller Matola 12 Sep 2014 06:54

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