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Over 400 000 enter, depart SA over Easter Holiday | 26-4-2011

Pretoria - The long Easter holiday saw over 400 000 travellers entering and leaving South Africa, according to the Home Affair's Movement Control System (MCS).

Public hearings into artists' royalties held in May | 26-4-2011

Pretoria - Public hearings into the distribution and collection of artists' royalties will kick-off next month, the Department of Trade and Industry (dti) said.

Drunk, reckless drivers nabbed over long weekend | 26-4-2011

Pretoria - More than 250 motorists have been arrested since the beginning of the long Easter weekend last Thursday for various traffic violations, says Transport Minister, Sibusiso Ndebele, who has urged road users to exercise caution on busy roads.

Freedom Day to be commemorated in India | 26-4-2011

Pretoria - As South Africans prepare locally to commemorate Freedom Day on Wednesday, the High Commission in New Delhi says it will also mark the day with celebrations.

The High Commission will host the 17th Freedom Day celebrations at 7 Green Avenue Lane Vasant Kunj, New Delhi tomorrow evening.

Order of Ikhamanga for photographer Nzima | 26-4-2011

Hazyview - Iconic South African photojournalist Sam Nzima will be honoured for his contribution to photojournalism and putting apartheid police brutality in the international spotlight.

Nzima will be honoured with the bronze National Order of Ikhamanga on Freedom Day.

African championship semis to be played at Dobsonville | 26-4-2011

Pretoria - The remaining semi-final matches of the Orange African Youth Championship under 20 will be played at the Dobsonville stadium in Soweto outside Johannesburg on Thursday. 

Cold front warning for WCape residents | 26-4-2011

Pretoria - The City of Cape Town has issued a warning to residents of adverse weather conditions, including a cold front, forecast for this week.

This as a series of cold fronts in the Western and Northern Cape provinces started hitting the provinces on Sunday.

SA races to find missing photographer | 21-4-2011

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma has told the Department of International Relations to exhaust all diplomatic channels to trace the missing photographer Anton Hammerl.

The Presidency said Zuma was being briefed on the matter regularly.

Zuma to confer national orders | 21-4-2011

Pretoria - Thirty-six South Africans, including struggle heroes, will be awarded the highest orders that can be bestowed on citizens on Freedom Day next week.

JSC wants more female, black judge candidates | 21-4-2011

Pretoria - The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has called for more women and black candidates to apply for judge vacancies.

The JSC yesterday announced the names of candidates it had recommended to President Jacob Zuma for various vacant judge positions.

Zuma condemns police constable's slaying | 21-4-2011

Pretoria - As condolences continue to pour in for slain police constable, Fihliwe Mavis Bengeza, President Jacob Zuma has described the incident as tragic and unacceptable.

Pikitup strike suspended | 21-4-2011

Pretoria - The two-week strike by Pikitup refuse collectors in Johannesburg has been suspended and workers are to return to work immediately.

However, according to the City of Johannesburg full operations are expected by Tuesday as some of the workers had already gone home for the long Easter weekend.

Bushbuckridge pupils to get school uniforms | 21-4-2011

Mbombela - Disadvantaged pupils from Matlalong Primary School and Ben Matlosha Secondary School in Casteel, outside Bushbuckridge, are to receive uniforms worth R30 000 when they arrive at school today.

Mpumalanga Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Vusi Shongwe will hand over the clothes to pupils.

Boks take first step in title WC defence | 21-4-2011

Durban - The first indication for a Springbok team ahead of the Tri Nations and World Cup was given when the South African Rugby Union (SARU) announced a 51-man squad for a team planning session at the start of next month.

The announcement of the Bok captain though has been reserved until 2 May.

Motorists urged to be cautious of road works | 21-4-2011

Pretoria - The South African National Roads Agency (Sanral) is urging road users to be cautious of its road infrastructure developments currently underway across the country as they gear up for the long Easter Weekend road trips. 

Celebrate freedom, SA urged | 21-4-2011

Pretoria - As the country prepares to mark the 17th anniversary of Freedom Day, Government has urged South Africans to observe April as Freedom Month, adding that the month provided an "opportunity" for all communities to display national diversity. 

SA to host 62nd Astronautical Congress | 21-4-2011

Pretoria - Cabinet had approved that the Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor, and Trade and Industry, Rob Davies, further consult on the hosting of the 62nd International Astronautical Congress (IAC 2011).

Departments fill top posts | 21-4-2011

Pretoria - Cabinet has announced the appointment of four Directors General in what spokesperson Jimmy Manyi said was a response to a call by President Jacob Zuma that ministers fill vacancies in government departments. 

SANDF to beef up anti-piracy strategy | 21-4-2011

Pretoria - Cabinet has approved that the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) should fine-tune its strategy to protect South African waters from piracy.

Statement on the Cabinet meeting held on 20 April 2011 | 21-4-2011

Cabinet held its ordinary meeting in Pretoria, on 20 April 2011.

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