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Abalone fishing rights exempted | 01-8-2014

Pretoria – The Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Ministry is in extensive consultation with the abalone commercial sector to work out a recovery plan that will benefit coastal communities.

NDPP might be suspended pending inquiry | 01-8-2014

Pretoria – President Jacob Zuma has written to the National Director of Public Prosecutions, Mxolisi Nxasana, informing him that he is considering suspending him with full pay, pending the inquiry into his fitness to hold office.

Africa to benefit from BRICS bank | 01-8-2014

Pretoria - The New Development Bank (NDB), which was recently formed by the BRICS countries, is set to mobilise infrastructure resources for developmental projects for the African continent.

SA to attend NAM meeting on Palestine | 01-8-2014

Pretoria - South Africa’s International Relations and Cooperation Deputy Minister Nomaindia Mfeketo will attend an emergency meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Committee on Palestine, next week.

Citizens must work with Govt to boost economy - Minister Nene | 01-8-2014

Pretoria – Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene says ordinary citizens must work with government in order to address the domestic challenges the economy faces.

Petrol price to remain unchanged in August | 01-8-2014

Pretoria - The petrol price will remain unchanged in August, the Department of Energy said on Friday.

SA economy intertwined with Africa | 01-8-2014

Pretoria - Economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa is expected to exceed 6% by the end of 2014, with Africa’s share of global foreign investment rising, says Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene.

SA women grow in construction | 01-8-2014

Pretoria – South African women in construction are expected to get a boost from a Memorandum of Understanding which is set to empower women contractors across the country.

Houses built by women, for women | 01-8-2014

Pretoria - About 17 600 houses are expected to be built for women beneficiaries across the country, starting from Women's Day, 9 August.

Public Enterprises to study High Court order | 01-8-2014

Pretoria - Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown is to study the Pretoria High Court’s judgement regarding a class action suit against Transnet.

SAA adds more travel options in Africa | 01-8-2014

Pretoria - National carrier, South African Airways (SAA), is adding more travel options on the African continent.

SA to sway US towards Africa’s development | 01-8-2014

Pretoria – South Africa on Friday said continued support for Africa’s development and funding for HIV prevention programmes should dominate discussions in America next week, as the continent’s leaders will participate in the first US-Africa Leaders’ Summit to be hosted by Barack Obama in Washington.

Breastfeeding Week gets underway | 01-8-2014

Pretoria – As World Breastfeeding Week kicks off today, the Department of Health has encouraged families, communities and employers to provide a supportive environment for mothers to breastfeed.

New equity act comes into operation | 01-8-2014

Pretoria – The Employment Equity Amendment Act has come into operation today after being signed into law by President Jacob Zuma.

No Ebola in SA: NICD | 01-8-2014

Johannesburg - South Africa has no confirmed cases of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVB), the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) said on Friday.

MASP to assist municipalities improve audit outcomes | 31-7-2014

Pretoria – The South African Local Government Association (SALGA) on Thursday unveiled a support programme to assist municipalities improve their audit outcomes.

Heroes' welcome for swimming champs | 31-7-2014

Johannesburg - The OR Tambo International Airport came to a standstill on Thursday as the South African swimming team touched down from the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

National Women’s Month launched | 31-7-2014

Pretoria – Minister in the Presidency responsible for Women, Susan Shabangu has launched the 2014 National Women’s Month programme, which will see the building of almost 2 000 houses in each province.

SA calls for ceasefire in Gaza | 31-7-2014

Cape Town – President Jacob Zuma has called for ceasefire from “protagonists” that are responsible for the onslaught that has taken the lives of over 1000 people in Gaza.

Gauteng improves education system | 31-7-2014

Pretoria – The Gauteng MEC for Education, Panyaza Lesufi, says his department’s budget of R32.8 billion will be dedicated to building a non-racial education system, where all learners have access to quality education.

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