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Presidency works towards better SA | 23-7-2014

Cape Town – President Jacob Zuma said working groups will be formed to ensure that a clear path to address socio-economic challenges is drafted and institutionalised over the next five years.

SA to tighten border control | 23-7-2014

Pretoria - State Security Minister David Mahlobo says more emphasis will be placed on effective control and management of South Africa’s border security.

Verification of military veterans to end this year | 23-7-2014

Pretoria – The Deputy Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Kebby Maphatsoe, says the process of verifying the details of military veterans will come to an end this year.

Intelligence service seeks young talent | 23-7-2014

Pretoria - State Security Minister David Mahlobo wants to make the intelligence service a career of choice for the majority of young South Africans.

Poacher's 77-year sentence welcomed | 23-7-2014

Pretoria – National Police Commissioner General Riah Phiyega has welcomed the sentencing of a rhino poacher to a total of 77 years in prison.

Govt recommits to fast-track land reform | 23-7-2014

Pretoria - Government has recommitted to urgently accelerate the pace of land reform in South Africa, Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti announced on Wednesday.

Minister's radical plans for the classroom | 23-7-2014

Cape Town – A legislative review to make schooling compulsory for children between the ages of five and 15 years is on the cards.

More than 3 000 land claims lodged | 23-7-2014

Pretoria - Less than a month after government re-opened the land claims window, Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti says they have already received in excess of 3 000 claims.

Youth empowerment at heart of rural development | 23-7-2014

Pretoria - Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti says youth empowerment will remain a priority in his department’s economic transformation programme.

SA's big HIV/Aids 2030 plan | 23-7-2014

Pretoria - Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi says government has big plans to turn the tide on HIV/Aids by 2030, in line with the target set by delegates at the International Aids Conference in Australia.

Mother of kidnapped boy shares her pain | 22-7-2014

Bronkhorstspruit – The mother of Mongezi Phike, 5, who was kidnapped and reunited with his family, has shared the nightmare and pain she went through over the last few days.

Police Act placed under review | 22-7-2014

Cape Town – Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko says the Police Secretariat is in the process of reviewing the SA Police Service Act to align the legislation with the Constitution.

Nersa to hold public hearing | 22-7-2014

Pretoria - The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) will today hold a public hearing on guidelines for electricity reseller tariffs.

Turning the tide on varsity discrimination | 22-7-2014

Pretoria – Higher Education and Training Minister, Dr Blade Nzimande, has announced new measures to root out discrimination at tertiary institutions.

FS probes medication dumping | 22-7-2014

Pretoria - An independent investigation team has been set up to speedily assist with the investigation of medication and consumables in a transit site at Pelonomi Hospital, in the Free State.

Dti puts a cap on reckless lending | 22-7-2014

Pretoria - The Department of Trade and Industry (dti) will later this month publish regulations to standardise affordability assessment tests in order to curb reckless lending.

New fire station to keep Ekurhuleni safe | 22-7-2014

Pretoria – The recently launched R28-million Zonkisizwe fire station, in Ekurhuleni, will assure safety of residents in cases of accidental fires.

Community colleges for SA | 22-7-2014

Pretoria - Government is set to establish community colleges around the country to cater for unskilled people and those who did not attend or finish school.

Techno boost for Alexandra school | 22-7-2014

Pretoria – From traditional teaching and learning methods to high-tech computers and whiteboards, learners at Gordon Primary School, in Alexandra, are set to improve their standards.

Minister Pandor pleased with SKA progress | 22-7-2014

Pretoria – Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor says progress is being made on the MeerKAT project and the building of global partnerships for the Square Kilometre Array (SKA).

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