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Entrepreneurship the long-term solution to unemployment | 13-8-2014

Pretoria - Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu says the long-term solution to South Africa’s unemployment crisis is to create a nation of entrepreneurs and not a nation of job-seekers.

Mining Lekgotla to tackle challenges | 13-8-2014

Pretoria - The Mining Legotla, a platform which brings together key stakeholders in the South African mining industry and other role players, gets underway today in Midrand.

Quake victims welcome relief efforts | 13-8-2014

Pretoria - Matlosana Local Municipality residents, affected by last week's earthquake, have expressed their satisfaction and gratitude to the North West provincial government and the Gift of the Givers Foundation, for their continued efforts to assist them.

SA ready to respond to Ebola | 13-8-2014

Johannesburg – Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi last night met with the Portfolio Committee on Health, where he briefed members on the country’s state of preparedness for and response to the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).

SABC investigation results in 28 criminal cases | 13-8-2014

Pretoria – President Jacob Zuma says the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) probe into alleged corruption at the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has resulted in 28 criminal cases being referred to the police.

Measures in place to verify public servants credentials | 13-8-2014

Pretoria - Government says it has put several pre-employment verification processes in place for candidates, before the filling of a post.

Transformation basis of good labour relations | 13-8-2014

Midrand – Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant says the lack of transformation is one of the biggest hurdles to sound labour relations in South Africa.

Building sector public hearings kicks off | 13-8-2014

Pretoria – Public hearings into introducing a Sectoral Determination (SD) for the building sector has kicked-off on a positive note.

No funds will be transferred to metros: Minister Sisulu | 13-8-2014

Pretoria – Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu says no funds will be transferred to the six metros, including the City of Cape Town, until they have received level three accreditation.

No plans to nationalise pension funds | 13-8-2014

Pretoria – Government has no intention to nationalise people’s pension (or provident) funds, or prevent them from accessing their money, says the Department of Basic Education.

Use power wisely to prevent blackouts | 13-8-2014

Pretoria – South Africans have been urged to use electricity sparingly to help ease the pressure off the national grid.

Council of Ministers meets ahead of SADC summit | 13-8-2014

Pretoria – The SADC Council of Ministers meeting will get underway in Zimbabwe on Thursday, ahead of the 34th Ordinary Summit of SADC Heads of State and Government this weekend.

Billions to move commuters from road to rail | 12-8-2014

Cape Town – The Department of Transport will, over the next three years, invest billions of rands in the country’s transport infrastructure in a bid to reduce road deaths.

SA to increase measures against rhino poaching | 12-8-2014

Pretoria - Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa says South Africa will build on its robust measures to curb the incidence of rhino poaching within its borders.

KZN to release RTI fitness report | 12-8-2014

Pretoria - KwaZulu-Natal Premier Senzo Mchunu will on Wednesday release the report of the Road Traffic Inspectorate (RTI).

Deputy President to continue with his testimony | 12-8-2014

Pretoria - Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to conclude his testimony at the Marikana Commission of Inquiry.

National Electricity Safety Week launched | 12-8-2014

Pretoria - Eskom has launched the National Electricity Safety Week, which promotes and educates the public on the safe use of electricity.

Corrective measures help audits improve | 12-8-2014

Contrary to the media coverage, the municipal audit outcomes improved. In the same vein, the reports did not interrogate whether there was improved service delivery, something that need to be assessed.

Relief for tremor victims | 12-8-2014

Pretoria - The North West Provincial Government has activated a toll-free number, especially for communities affected by last week’s earth tremor.

Labour probes building sector | 12-8-2014

Pretoria - The Department of Labour is to investigate the building sector in a bid to establish a Sectoral Determination (SD), which prescribes minimum wages and the conditions of employment.

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