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Qunu marks Mandela Day | 18-7-2014

Mthatha – Six months ago, residents of Qunu were in mourning, following the death of the village’s son and former South African President Nelson Mandela.

Committee to tackle challenges facing people with disabilities | 18-7-2014

Pretoria – Social Development Minister, Bathabile Dlamini, has appointed a committee to comprehensively tackle the human rights challenges facing people with disabilities in the country.

SA issues two bonds in the intl capital markets | 18-7-2014

Pretoria – National Treasury says South Africa has successfully priced and concluded a US$1 billion 30-year and €500 million 12-year bond issuance in the international capital markets.

Madiba magic cleans Marabastad | 18-7-2014

Pretoria – Although the Father of the Nation has gone, the Madiba magic still lives on in the hearts of South Africans who chose to clean-up the streets of Marabastad, in the City of Tshwane, on Friday.

Remembering Madiba through good deeds | 18-7-2014

Pretoria – Health Deputy Minister Joe Phaahla says Mandela Day should serve as a reminder of where South Africa comes from as a nation.

Deputy Minister uses time to collect, separate waste | 18-7-2014

Pretoria - Deputy Minister of Environmental Affairs, Barbara Thompson, has dedicated her 67 minutes for Madiba to collecting waste, separating it for recycling and diverting it away from a landfill site.

SAA passengers discharged from hospital | 17-7-2014

Pretoria - Eighteen of the 20 people, injured when a South African Airways (SAA) flight experienced severe turbulence, have been discharged from hospital.

SARS branches to stay open for an extra 67 minutes | 17-7-2014

Pretoria – South African Revenue Services branches will stay open for an extra 67 minutes on Friday to assist taxpayers.

Minister intervenes in Numsa strike | 17-7-2014

Cape Town – Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant has announced that she will meet with the National Union of Metalworkers SA (Numsa) and the metal and the engineering industry in a bid to ensure the strike does not drag out for longer.

Social cohesion heart of Arts and Culture | 17-7-2014

Pretoria - Social cohesion and economic transformation are at the heart of the Arts and Culture Ministry.

Learners to take lessons on healthy lifestyle | 17-7-2014

Pretoria - In support of Mandela Day, the Department of Basic Education and Nestle will on Monday activate the healthy kids’ initiative at Mmatso Primary School, in Hammanskraal.

BRICS development bank to change global economics | 17-7-2014

Pretoria – President Jacob Zuma has hailed the establishment of the first BRICS Development Bank as "an everlasting legacy that will change the face of global economics and the face of all the developing world for the better.”

SA tourism's star rising | 17-7-2014

Pretoria - Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom says continued investment in tourism is paying off through job creation, the growth of SMMEs and rural development.

Putting municipalities on sound footing | 17-7-2014

Pretoria - Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Pravin Gordhan has set the bar high for municipalities, saying they must have sound financial management in the next five years.

Pres Zuma to launch Operation Phakisa | 17-7-2014

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma will on Saturday launch the first phase of Operation Phakisa -- an initiative aimed at fast-tracking the delivery of the priorities outlined in the National Development Plan (NDP).

SA welcomes new BRICS Bank | 17-7-2014

Pretoria - South Africa has hailed the establishment of the BRICS New Development Bank (NDB) and Contingent Reserve Arrangement (CRA), adding that all resolutions and declarations taken at the summit were done on an equal basis.

Dedicate 67 minutes to clean Gauteng, premier says | 17-7-2014

Pretoria - Gauteng Premier David Makhura has called on Gauteng residents to devote 67 minutes of their time to honour the legacy of the late former President Nelson Mandela by cleaning up their neighbourhoods.

Drive for tech-savvy schools | 17-7-2014

Mthatha - All schools should have laboratories and learners should be able to use gadgets like Ipads for learning and communicating, Deputy Minister of Communications Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams said on Thursday.

Plans to reduce cost to communicate | 17-7-2014

Cape Town – Telecommunications and Postal Services Minister Siyabonga Cwele says he plans to meet with the main players in the telecommunications sector to persuade them to reduce the cost to communicate.

Reserve Bank hikes repo rate | 17-7-2014

Pretoria - The Reserve Bank has decided to raise the repo rate by 25 basis points, taking it to 5.75%, Governor Gill Marcus said on Thursday.


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