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National minimum wage modalities to be probed | 17-7-2014

Cape Town – Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant says her department will launch a major investigation into the modalities for the introduction of a national minimum wage in a bid to close pay inequalities.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

Task team to look at functioning of new departments | 17-7-2014

Cape Town – Public Service and Administration Minister Collins Chabane says his department, in partnership with National Treasury and the Presidency, has formed a task team to deal with the establishment of the new departments.

Campaign to change face of local govt | 17-7-2014

Pretoria - A bold campaign to inspire all South Africans to roll up their sleeves and partner with government on a major clean-up campaign in all municipalities beyond the International Mandela Day, will be launched on Friday.

Minister Zokwana aims to create one million jobs | 17-7-2014

Pretoria – The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries will in the next 16 years aim to create one million jobs, says Minister Senzeni Zokwana.

Build programme powers full steam ahead | 17-7-2014

Pretoria - Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown says the next 12 months will be a milestone in the country’s massive build programme.

New housing scheme for public servants | 17-7-2014

Cape Town – Government is currently in talks with the private sector to introduce a new housing scheme for public servants who fall under a pay bracket that cannot afford a home loan or qualify for low-cost housing.

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