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SA, Botswana agree to work on digital migration
SA, Botswana agree to work on digital migration

PRETORIA: With the imminent International Telecommunications Union (ITU) deadline, South Africa and Botswana have agreed to cooperate in mitigating cross border radio frequency spectrum interference...

By Nthambeleni Gabara 25 May 2015 15:05

Students protest over inefficient shuttle service
Students protest over inefficient shuttle service

DASO-aligned students at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University want the institution to pump R5-million more into shuttle services, claiming that students often missed tests due to inefficient transport...

25 May 2015 10:35

'Size cap on farms could devastate agriculture'
'Size cap on farms could devastate agriculture'

Agricultural experts have warned that the government's plan to cap the size of farms could have a devastating effect on food production and prices...

By Jan-Jan Joubert 25 May 2015 10:15

Educate youth for a better Africa: Deputy Minister
Educate youth for a better Africa: Deputy Minister

Deputy Minister in the Presidency responsible for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Buti Manamela, has called for the youth to be educated and skilled so they can build a better future for Africa...

25 May 2015 08:55

Dept to probe classification of herbicide as possibly carcinogenic
Dept to probe classification of herbicide as possibly carcinogenic

Government will examine a recent evaluation by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) which found that glyphosate, a broad-spectrum herbicide used in about 100 products in South Africa, could possibly cause cancer...

25 May 2015 08:40

Elliotdale school gets tech savvy
Elliotdale school gets tech savvy

Deputy Minister of Communications, Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, on Friday made learning at Ngangolwandle High School in Elliotdale, in the Eastern Cape much more exciting by handing over 25 desktop computers, among other things...

By Yolisa Blom 25 May 2015 08:15

SA's media strengthened through Local Media Awards
SA's media strengthened through Local Media Awards

The MDDA-Sanlam Annual Local Media Awards are a major contributor to the strengthening and development of local media, says Communications Minister Faith Muthambi...

By Nthambeleni Gabara 25 May 2015 08:15

CPLO Roundtable Discussion
CPLO Roundtable Discussion

Nuclear energy has always been the proverbial bogeyman when it comes to power supply...

By Nicci Botha 25 May 2015 08:07

Bonnie Ramaila
Political parties are big brands

The other day I had a rude awakening around brands and corporate identity. I wore a red beret, no, it did not have Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) or African National Congress (ANC) logo on it - it was just plain...

By Bonnie Ramaila 22 May 2015 08:46

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[Food for Thought] There are plenty of fish in the sea. Or are there?

The scary fact is that 80% of species are currently overexploited or fished out, but fish remains the most sought-after commodity in recent years. So how do we manage this resource to keep it sustainable?

By Nicci Botha 22 May 2015 07:48

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Nuclear procurement process to commence

The Department of Energy (DoE) will commence with the nuclear procurement process in the second quarter of this financial year, Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson said on Tuesday, 19 May...

21 May 2015 11:25

SABC in a sound financial state
SABC in a sound financial state

CAPE TOWN: Communications Minister Faith Muthambi on Wednesday told Members of Parliament that the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) is in a sound financial state...

21 May 2015 08:49

Govt to embark on digital migration awareness campaign
Govt to embark on digital migration awareness campaign

CAPE TOWN: Government will be embarking on a massive public awareness campaign on digital migration in the coming few weeks, says Communications Minister Faith Muthambi...

21 May 2015 08:29

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State-owned entities are not exempt from section 197(2) of the LRA

The Constitutional Court recently delivered a judgement in the case of City Power Ltd v Grinpal Energy Management Services (Pty) Ltd, concerning section 197 (2) of the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995 (LRA)...

By Sandile July 21 May 2015 08:21

Premium visa and permit centre for executives launched
Premium visa and permit centre for executives launched

JOHANNESBURG - Senior corporate executives seeking to make visa and permit applications will no longer have to visit the usual Home Affairs branches...

21 May 2015 07:58

DoL confirms that forestry wages apply to 9-hour day
DoL confirms that forestry wages apply to 9-hour day

In response to an enquiry from Forestry South Africa (FSA), the Department of Labour (DoL) has confirmed that the new minimum wages for workers in the country's commercial forestry sector are based on a nine-hour working day...

By Lloyd Phillips 20 May 2015 11:05

Government to support community media through advertising
Government to support community media through advertising

Communications Deputy Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams said it is important for government to support community media in order to ensure that they are able to sustain themselves...

20 May 2015 08:59

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Xenophobia: South Africa's instability is killing its tourism industry

The recent outbreak of xenophobic attacks across the country has left an indelible mark on the South African tourism industry...

By Musa Strachan 18 May 2015 15:40

Government ICT sector developing rural areas
Government ICT sector developing rural areas

PRETORIA: Government is working with members of the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector and communities to ensure development in rural areas, says Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services, Siyabonga Cwele...

18 May 2015 10:25

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Waste has economic value - Molewa

Minister of Environmental Affairs, Edna Molewa, says government is waging a war on waste and prioritising contributing to the development and growth of the recycling economy...

18 May 2015 06:36

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The predictability of government communicators

Let's face it: Ranting and raving, however injured one might feel, tends to switch people off. All the more so if you hold a position in government...

By Janine Lazarus 15 May 2015 13:07

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Minister to engage DFIs on funding of women entrepreneurs

Minister for Women in the Presidency, Susan Shabangu, says her department will be working with Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) to ensure that funding of women projects is adequate...

15 May 2015 09:54

Tablets to be withdrawn from Gauteng schools
Tablets to be withdrawn from Gauteng schools

Gauteng Education MEC, Panyaza Lesufi, has announced that the department will regrettably be withdrawing a total of 88,000 tablets from schools across the province following the recent spate of burglaries...

By More Matshediso 15 May 2015 07:30

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Government must give guidelines regarding APDP

The Department of Trade and Industry (dti) needs to give urgent attention to the guidelines regarding the future of the Automotive Production and Development Programme (APDP)...

15 May 2015 06:57

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[African Utility Week] The evolution of the utility

The focus of the third and final keynote session at the African Utility Week was on bridging the gap between the lack of Africa's utility infrastructure and the fully-integrated smart cities of the future for the continent to live up to its projected rate of economic growth...

By Nicci Botha 15 May 2015 06:14

Changing the game with Daily Maverick's Gathering
Changing the game with Daily Maverick's Gathering

The annual interrogation of leaders from government, COSATU, DA, big business and civil society by the Daily Maverick journalists will take place on 11 June 2015 at Vodaworld Midrand...

14 May 2015 13:06

Sedibeng sewer scheme brings relief to residents
Sedibeng sewer scheme brings relief to residents

SEBOKENG: The Sedibeng Regional Sewer Scheme (SRSS) is expected to bring much needed relief for residents living in the Sedibeng District Municipality...

By Gabi Khumalo 14 May 2015 11:15

Campaign to restore dignity to girl learners
Campaign to restore dignity to girl learners

PRETORIA: The Dignity Dreams Nelson Mandela Day Campaign is a non-profit organisation which has set an ambitious goal to raise funds to distribute 18,000 dignity dream packs to young girls by 18 July 2015...

14 May 2015 11:00

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Stable supply of electricity is vital for economy

The shortage and intermittent supply of electricity is the major constraint on the South African economy...

14 May 2015 10:41

Minister Nzimande to focus on transformation in universities
Minister Nzimande to focus on transformation in universities

CAPE TOWN: Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande says transformation in institutions of higher learning will be his main focus in the current financial year...

14 May 2015 10:33

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