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De Kock gets parole, Derby-Lewis parole denied | 30-1-2015

Pretoria – Justice and Correctional Services Minister Advocate Michael Masutha has granted the parole application of former Vlakplaas Commander Eugene De Kock.

No more SAA flights to China, says Treasury | 30-1-2015

From May this year, there will be no more direct flights to China by South African Airways, Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene said on Friday.

Road Accident Fund to help KZN bereaved families | 30-1-2015

Pretoria - The Road Accident Fund (RAF) will provide burial support to the bereaved families of the seven learners from Fezokuhle Primary School who died in a horrific crash in Imbali, Pietermaritzburg, on Wednesday.

AU launches agriculture strategy, roadmap | 30-1-2015

Addis Ababa - High poverty levels in Africa, driven by lack of access to food compounded by diminishing food supplies, have pushed the African Union to put in place a roadmap to guide African countries to increase investments in the agriculture sector so as to achieve the 2025 vision for shared prosperity and improved livelihoods.

Home Affairs fighting to end corruption | 30-1-2015

Pretoria - The Department of Home Affairs says it is aware that there are incidents of corruption and fraudulent activities at the Marabastad Refugee Reception Office in Pretoria, and that it is doing everything in its power to root this out.

Bridget Mabandla a new member of APRM | 30-1-2015

Pretoria - The former Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development, Bridget Mabandla, has been appointed as a member of the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) Panel of Eminent Persons, says the Presidency.

President Zuma extends condolences to families of Imbali crash | 30-1-2015

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma says law enforcement agencies will get to the bottom of the incident that occurred in Imbali, Pietermaritzburg, where seven school children died when a bakkie reportedly crashed into a house.

SARS confirms CCMA resolution | 29-1-2015

Pretoria - The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has confirmed that an unfair labour practice involving suspended deputy commissioner Ivan Pillay has been resolved.

South Africa held its own at the global forum | 29-1-2015

For one week of the year, Davos becomes the centre of what is increasingly a complex world. Corporate, political and thought leaders as well as representatives of civil society groupings converge on this snow covered town in the Swiss alps.

AU leaders urged to empower women, children | 29-1-2015

Pretoria - African leaders meeting for the 24th African Union summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, have been urged to come up with a clear road map for the development and empowerment of women in the continent as well as a plan to end child marriages.

Pay adjustment for public office bearers | 29-1-2015

Pretoria - The Independent Commission for the Remuneration of Public Office Bearers is proposing a 5% adjustment for public office bearers earning more than R1 million and 6% for those earning less than that.

Minister asks Parly to remove suspended Hawks head | 29-1-2015

Cape Town – Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko has asked the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee, which exercises its oversight on Police, to initiate processes to remove the suspended Hawks head Anwa Dramat.

SAA to implement new hand luggage regulations | 29-1-2015

Pretoria - As of next week South African Airways will implement new hand luggage regulations.

Senior surgeon dismissed for gross negligence | 29-1-2015

Pretoria - The Gauteng Health Department has dismissed a senior surgeon for gross negligence and contravention of theatre protocols.

KZN road accidents a tragic loss of learners' lives | 29-1-2015

Pretoria - Basic Education Deputy Minister Enver Surty says the tragic loss of learners, who died on Wednesday, when a bakkie crashed into a house in Pietermaritzburg, is devastating and unnecessary.

Caretaker chairperson appointed for NHBRC | 29-1-2015

Pretoria - Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has appointed Abbey Chikane as caretaker chairperson of the National Home Builders’ Registration Council (NHBRC).

Matrics urged to register for supps | 29-1-2015

Pretoria – The Gauteng Education Department on Thursday made its last call to learners who have not yet registered but wish to write supplementary examinations, to register by Friday.

Repo rate to remain unchanged: Reserve Bank | 29-1-2015

Pretoria - The repo rate is to remain unchanged at 5.75%, Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago said on Thursday.

Malamulele must ‘stop using its kids’ | 28-1-2015

Former President Nelson Mandela once observed that “education is the most powerful weapon, which you can use to change the world”.

Load shedding continues | 28-1-2015

Pretoria - Eskom will implement stage one load shedding this morning as the electricity system continues to be constrained.


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