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Committee to look at abuse in foster homes | 26-3-2015

Durban – The Department of Social Development has appointed a committee to look at the abuse of children placed in foster care, Minister Bathabile Dlamini announced on Wednesday.

Social workers share their challenges | 26-3-2015

Durban – Social workers from across the country have raised a number of challenges which they face on a daily basis at a Social Work Indaba being held in Durban.

SA sends condolences following Germanwings plane crash | 26-3-2015

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma has conveyed the country's condolences to the families and friends of all the victims of Germanwings flight 4U 9525, which crashed in the French Alps on Tuesday.

SAPS not looking for NPA Deputy Head | 26-3-2015

Pretoria - The South African Police Service (SAPS) says it has not issued summons against the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) Deputy Head Advocate Nomgcobo Jiba.

Domestic, farm workers must benefit from labour programmes | 26-3-2015

Pretoria – The Department of Labour and all its entities need to ensure that domestic and farm workers benefit from their delivery programmes, says Portfolio Committee on Labour chairperson Lumka Yengeni.

KZN, Mpumalanga partner for the benefit of its citizens | 26-3-2015

Pretoria –KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga have set up a partnership to achieve integrated development and sustainable livelihoods to the benefit of citizens from both provinces.

Wits, Univen partner in research, post-grad studies | 26-3-2015

Pretoria – The University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) and the University of Venda (Univen) have signed a Memorandum of Agreement that will see the two institutions partnering in research, teaching and learning, post-graduate studies and community engagement.

Shortage of generation capacity leads to load-shedding: Eskom | 26-3-2015

Pretoria - Eskom is to implement stage 2 load-shedding from midday today due to a shortage of generation capacity, it confirmed on Thursday.

Court ruling on ukuthwala case, tennis coach | 26-3-2015

Pretoria- Minister in the Presidency responsible for Women, Susan Shabangu, has welcomed as significant, rulings made by the courts on Monday on two separate cases - one for ukuthwala and another involving former tennis coach Bob Hewitt.

Presidency sets record straight on Medupi | 26-3-2015

Pretoria - The Office of the Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday corrected an erroneous report suggesting that the Medupi power station will be in full operation by June 2015.

Secondary School Intervention Programme kicks off | 26-3-2015

Pretoria - About 68 000 grade 12 learners from schools across Gauteng have started the Secondary School Intervention Programme (SSIP) classes which aim to improve the matric pass rate in the province.

GP roads, transport chief director suspended | 26-3-2015

Pretoria - The Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport has suspended its transport services Chief Director Loyiso Marasela for alleged financial misconduct, MEC Ismail Vadi told the members of the legislature on Thursday.

President Zuma updated on Eskom developments | 26-3-2015

Pretoria - The Presidency says President Jacob Zuma has been updated on the developments at Eskom and the attempts being made by Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown and the board to overcome the energy challenge facing South Africa.

Reserve Bank keeps repo rate unchanged | 26-3-2015

Pretoria - The Reserve Bank has kept the repo rate unchanged at 5.75% per annum.

Deputy President to convene summit on Eskom | 25-3-2015

Cape Town - Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says government will soon convene a summit to discuss solutions to the current electricity challenges facing the country.

SA companies urged to enter Moscow market | 25-3-2015

Pretoria - South African companies have been urged to take up the favourable opportunities offered by Moscow and expand their product footprint.

Municipalities have a good story to tell | 25-3-2015

Pretoria - Despite grappling with several challenges, municipalities have a good story to tell in building sustainable communities, says National Executive Committee chairperson of the South African Local Government Association (Salga), Mpho Nawa.

Social workers urged to return to positive values | 25-3-2015

Pretoria – Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini has urged social workers to make positive values an essential part of social work practice.

Elderly citizens chat with President Zuma | 25-3-2015

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday visited residents of Lodewyk P. Spies Home for the Elderly in Eersterust, Pretoria East, where he interacted with them after assessing the state of the home.

Public hearings on agricultural Amendment Bill | 25-3-2015

Pretoria - The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has urged South Africans to participate in the public hearings on the Agricultural Product Standards Amendment Bill.

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