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Chichi Maponya
From the Freedom Charter to the National Development Plan

South Africa last week commemorated the 60th anniversary of the Freedom Charter which is widely regarded as a seminal document in South Africa's quest to transform our society into a model of equality...

By Chichi Maponya 1 Jul 2015 14:31

Seminar maps way forward for road safety programme
Seminar maps way forward for road safety programme

PRETORIA: A Learner Road Safety Seminar today mapped the way forward in rolling out a national comprehensive road safety education programme...

1 Jul 2015 08:27

First phase of new e-toll dispensation comes into effect
First phase of new e-toll dispensation comes into effect

PRETORIA: The first part of the new e-toll dispensation announced by the government in May will come into effect on Wednesday, 1 July 2015...

1 Jul 2015 08:09

Home Affairs debates immigration policy with stakeholders
Home Affairs debates immigration policy with stakeholders

PRETORIA: The Department of Home Affairs on Tuesday, 30 June 2015, kicked off a two-day colloquium in Pretoria to deliberate on South Africa's international migration policy...

By Albert Pule 30 Jun 2015 14:55

Gaby Gramm
Entropy explained - South Africa's dilemma on visa regulations

South Africa's advancement as a global tourist destination of choice faced further disruption beginning of June as the requirement kicked in for children to be in possession of unabridged birth certificates before being allowed into the country...

By Gaby Gramm 30 Jun 2015 14:25

Western Cape Transport approves abnormal load application for transportation of 37 ton yacht
Western Cape Transport approves abnormal load application for transportation of 37 ton yacht

Last week, the Department of Transport and Public Works approved an abnormal load application, from Teemane Crane (Pty) Ltd, for the transportation of a 31 meter, 37-ton yacht...

30 Jun 2015 09:00

DTT to provide opportunity to restructure SA's ICT
DTT to provide opportunity to restructure SA's ICT

The implementation of Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) will provide great potential to restructure South Africa's ICT infrastructure...

30 Jun 2015 08:08

790 artisans receive training in KZN
790 artisans receive training in KZN

PRETORIA: A total of 790 artisans in various fields are receiving training in KwaZulu-Natal as part of the Human Resource Development Council Secretariat programme...

29 Jun 2015 15:14

SADC vows to meet 2016 DTT deadline
SADC vows to meet 2016 DTT deadline

WALVIS BAY, NAMIBIA: The Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries that are still using the analogue broadcasting signal are committed to migrate to digital broadcasting by June 2016...

By Nthambeleni Gabara 29 Jun 2015 09:05

Marikana tragedy must be understood against backdrop of structural violence in SA
Marikana tragedy must be understood against backdrop of structural violence in SA

For some observers, the long-awaited and much-delayed publication of retired judge Ian Farlam's report on the death of 44 people at the Lonmin-owned platinum mine at Marikana in August 2012 is all about Cyril Ramaphosa...

By Bill Dixon 26 Jun 2015 12:27

Tsholofelo Molefe
Eskom finance director departs from utility

Eskom and its finance director, Tsholofelo Molefe, have mutually agreed to part ways on an amicable basis, Eskom announced on Thursday, 25 June...

26 Jun 2015 10:37

Minister welcomes court ruling on set-top boxes
Minister welcomes court ruling on set-top boxes

WALVIS BAY: Communications Minister Faith Muthambi has welcomed the North Gauteng High Court's ruling to dismiss an application by etv over set-top box (STB) encryption...

25 Jun 2015 16:25

ANC does U-turn in SABC firings storm
ANC does U-turn in SABC firings storm

The ANC has turned its back on a parliamentary legal opinion that found Communications Minister Faith Muthambi to have acted unlawfully when she removed three SABC board members.

25 Jun 2015 08:52

Committee closes legal opinion on SABC board members
Committee closes legal opinion on SABC board members

PRETORIA: The Portfolio Committee on Communications has officially closed the legal opinion that was sought following the removal of three Board Members of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC).

24 Jun 2015 10:50

SA, Namibia to discuss frequency spectrum interference
SA, Namibia to discuss frequency spectrum interference

PRETORIA: Minister of Communications, Faith Muthambi, is to travel to Namibia on Wednesday to meet with her counterpart, the Minister of Information Communications and Technology Tjekero Tweya.

24 Jun 2015 10:47

Mixed feelings as business leaders sleep rough
Mixed feelings as business leaders sleep rough

On one of the coldest nights of winter, chief executives from more than 240 companies slept on the pavement. Their efforts were both lauded and criticised...

By Shamin Chibba 24 Jun 2015 09:50

SA, US renew cooperation deal on transport
SA, US renew cooperation deal on transport

JOHANNESBURG: Transport Minister Dipuo Peters and US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx have renewed their cooperation on all modes of transportation partnership...

24 Jun 2015 08:53

Land Commission receives over 50,000 claims
Land Commission receives over 50,000 claims

PRETORIA: A total of 55,973 land claims have been lodged to the Land Claims Commission, since government re-opened the restitution claims process last year...

24 Jun 2015 08:21

Maguvhe wrong man to fix SABC, say critics
Maguvhe wrong man to fix SABC, say critics

A fresh storm has erupted around the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) as its newly appointed board chairman's proximity to its under-fire chief operating officer has raised red flags.

By Bekezela Phakathi 23 Jun 2015 12:55

The dti minister, deputy minister and DGs to address Manufacturing Indaba
The dti minister, deputy minister and DGs to address Manufacturing Indaba

Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies, Deputy Minister Mzwandile Masina, and Director General Lionel October will all address the second annual Manufacturing Indaba...

23 Jun 2015 08:08

Chairperson, deputy chairperson of SABC appointed
Chairperson, deputy chairperson of SABC appointed

President Jacob Zuma has appointed the chairperson and deputy chairperson of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC).

22 Jun 2015 07:29

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Eskom's plant performance improves

Since December last year, the availability of Eskom's plant performance has improved from 65% to 75%, Minister of Public Enterprises Lynne Brown said...

22 Jun 2015 06:48

Gugulethu youth to benefit from interactive dialogue
Gugulethu youth to benefit from interactive dialogue

The youth of Gugulethu are expected to use their interactive dialogue session with Communications Minister Faith Muthambi to get more information on how they can establish their own community radio station.

By Nthambeleni Gabara 19 Jun 2015 11:35

Gautengers urged to change mindset on e-tolls
Gautengers urged to change mindset on e-tolls

Gauteng residents need to change their mindsets on e-tolling, Roads and Transport MEC Ismail Vadi said on Wednesday...

By Adam Wakefield 19 Jun 2015 08:17

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Time to allow water management to take its own course

Southern African countries must recognise that joint management of their shared rivers will not drive regional economic integration...

By Mike Muller 19 Jun 2015 07:03

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Plant maintenance to continue this winter: Eskom

Eskom says it is set to continue with planned maintenance during the winter months, while the power utility also dispelled prospects of a total electricity blackout...

18 Jun 2015 13:54

President appoints MDDA Board member
President appoints MDDA Board member

PRETORIA: President Jacob Zuma has appointed Advocate Musa Sishange as a member of the Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) Board.

18 Jun 2015 08:41

Government spends R1 trillion on infrastructure
Government spends R1 trillion on infrastructure

PRETORIA: By the end of 2014, government had spent R1 trillion on developing the country's infrastructure...

18 Jun 2015 08:12

SA to miss digitial migration deadline, but govt says don't worry
SA to miss digitial migration deadline, but govt says don't worry

Despite South Africa's missing the deadline to migrate from analogue to digital broadcasting, South Africans would still be able to watch free-to-air television, the communications ministry said...

By Adam Wakefield 17 Jun 2015 08:30

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