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Sexual offences, rape figures decrease | 19-9-2014

Pretoria – South Africa has seen a decrease in sexual offences crimes, National Police Commissioner General Riah Phiyega has announced.

Alcohol, drug abuse key drivers of murder, attempted murder | 19-9-2014

Pretoria - Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko says generally, alcohol and drug abuse, were the major contributing factors to the increase in reported cases of murder and attempted murder in South Africa.

SA, Nigeria cooperate in building collapse tragedy | 19-9-2014

Pretoria – Minister in The Presidency and chair of the Inter-Ministerial Task Team on the Nigeria tragedy, Jeff Radebe, says authorities in Nigeria and South Africa remain committed to identifying the deceased and assisting the survivors of last Friday’s building collapse.

Functional municipalities needed to boost business growth | 19-9-2014

Midrand - President Jacob Zuma says a well-functioning local government sector creates an enabling environment for the business sector to flourish and be sustainable, and for jobs to be created.

2013/14 crime stats to be released today | 19-9-2014

Pretoria - All eyes will be on the South African Police Service (SAPS), as they release the much anticipated Annual Crime Statistics this morning.

President Zuma thanks Marcus | 19-9-2014

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma has thanked the outgoing Governor of the South African Reserve Bank, Gill Marcus, whose term expires at the end of November, for her excellent service and leadership.

Deputy President encouraged by Lesotho's patriotism | 19-9-2014

Pretoria - Deputy President and SADC Facilitator Cyril Ramaphosa says he is encouraged by a deep sense of patriotism among all political role-players and their determination to help find a lasting solution in Lesotho.

SA a trend setter in Africa’s local government | 19-9-2014

Midrand - The Deputy Chairperson for United Cities Local Government for Africa, Thabo Manyoni, says South Africa is ranked amongst top five countries when it comes to local government services.

Families work with government to find loved ones | 19-9-2014

Pretoria – The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco) says it has received an overwhelming response from South Africans, whose loved ones are still missing after the building collapse at the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) in Lagos.

Communities urged to use Thusong Service Centres | 19-9-2014

Moretele – Communications Deputy Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams on Thursday urged communities to make use of Thusong Service Centres in their areas to access government services.

Kruger Park experiencing veld fires | 19-9-2014

Pretoria - The Kruger National Park (KNP) is currently experiencing four fast moving fires since Friday due to the hot weather conditions in the area.

Municipalities urged to involve people in housing delivery | 19-9-2014

Benoni – Human Settlements Deputy Minister Zou Kota-Fredericks says local government needs to include the participation of the people in housing delivery.

2013/14 crime stats released | 19-9-2014

Pretoria - The South African Police Service (SAPS) today released the crime statistics for the 2013/14 financial year, which show a range of increases and decreases in certain crime categories.

Winners of Nat Nakasa competition congratulated | 18-9-2014

Pretoria - Cabinet has congratulated the winners of the inaugural essay competition on the life of Nat Nakasa, a prominent journalist whose remains returned to South Africa after 50 years on 19 August 2014.

Legal, labour relations specialist pool for public service | 18-9-2014

Pretoria – An internal public service pool of legal and labour relations specialists will be set up to deal with the backlog of pending precautionary suspension cases in the public service.

Campaign brings sanitary dignity for school girls | 18-9-2014

Johannesburg – Girl learners from schools around Alexandra, north of Johannesburg, will no longer have to stay away from school during their menstruation, thanks to the launch of the Sanitary Pads Project.

African infrastructure development gains momentum | 18-9-2014

Pretoria – Infrastructure development on the continent has gained momentum, with a special office to be set up soon, to champion this cause.

Repo rate unchanged | 18-9-2014

Pretoria – The Reserve Bank on Thursday kept the repo rate unchanged at 5.75% per annum.

Summit tackles housing problems | 18-9-2014

Benoni – As the population of Ekurhuleni currently grows at a rate of between 3 and 4 percent yearly, the area has become one of the largest informal settlements in the country.

Deputy President to facilitate peace talks in Lesotho | 18-9-2014

Pretoria - Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will today travel to Lesotho to mediate in the political crisis after the leaders agreed to bring the country’s election date forward from 2017, in an attempt to solve the impasse.


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