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Business pros mentor SA youth | 20-9-2011

Cape Town - South African youth have been urged to seize opportunities and not give up on establishing their own small businesses.

Encouraging young people to persevere, National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) chief executive Steven Ngubeni said "it's too early to give up and be hopeless."

Monuments to honour struggle heroes | 20-9-2011

Cape Town - Government today announced that it intends to erect a series of monuments and museums to honour the women and men who fought against apartheid.

More jobs in formal sector | 20-9-2011

Pretoria - Employment in the formal non-agricultural sector increased slightly between the quarters ended March and June 2011, increasing by 0.1%, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) said on Tuesday. 

Boks ready for all Africa clash | 20-9-2011

Durban - The Springboks have made five changes to the starting line-up to take on their neighbours Namibia in a Rugby World Cup Pool D match on Thursday.

This is only the second meeting between the two African nations and they will lock horns at the North Harbour Stadium, Auckland.

Over 54 000 added on ARV treatment | 20-9-2011

Pretoria - The North West Department of Health is to add more than 54 000 people on antiretroviral treatment in the next six months.

The decision follows an announcement by Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe last month to initiate treatment for all people who test positive with a CD4 count of 350 or less.

Taxi industry making the right change | 20-9-2011

Pretoria -Transport Minister Sibusiso Ndebele says the taxi industry has made great strides in transforming its image as an industry associated with brutal violence. 

Decision on ministerial handbook expected soon | 20-9-2011

Pretoria - Minister in the Presidency Collins Chabane said on Tuesday work on the review of the Ministerial Handbook was at an advanced stage and that a public announcement should be made soon. 

R198m boost for maternal, child health care | 19-9-2011

Pretoria - The South African Ministry of Health has secured an additional R198 million from the Department for International Development (DFID) in the UK to help the country strengthen maternal and child health service delivery.

More effort needed to fight lifestyle diseases | 19-9-2011

Pretoria - The International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA) has called for a multi-stakeholder approach to reducing the burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). 

Home Affairs goes world class in Wynberg | 19-9-2011

Cape Town - The Department of Home Affairs has opened a "world class" office inside the trendy Maynard Shopping Mall in Wynberg, Cape Town.

Major General Tshali a true leader - Zuma | 18-9-2011

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma has described the late Major General (retired) Mongameli Johnson Tshali as a dedicated, selfless and true leader, who at all times was ready to be the first and last person.

Spotlight on lifestyle diseases | 18-9-2011

Pretoria - Lifestyle diseases will receive an urgent international focus as world leaders meet at the High Level United Nations General Assembly on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) conference in New York.

Boks impress against Fiji | 18-9-2011

Durban - The Springboks scored six tries against Fiji to record a superb 49-3 win in their group D World Cup match in Wellington.

Frans Steyn was responsible for getting the Boks first three points with a massive penalty kick in the 11th minute. Fiji centre Seremaia Baikeinuku made it 3-3 just a few minutes later.

Artisan programme promises jobs for youth | 18-9-2011

Pretoria - Public Works Deputy Minister, Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu has guaranteed young people who are on her department's Artisan Development programme jobs upon completing their training. 

Air travel opens up to more people | 16-9-2011

Pretoria - The launch of taxi body Santaco's airline will open up air travel to many people who have not had access to travel by air, says President Jacob Zuma.

Calls for faster development of African languages | 16-9-2011

Pretoria - Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande has challenged academic institutions to move speedily in making the development of African languages a reality in the country's universities.

Regulations on energy efficiency released for comment | 16-9-2011

Pretoria - The Department of Energy has released for public comment regulations that provide for an allowance for energy efficiency savings.

SA to observe Public Service Week | 16-9-2011

Pretoria - South Africans will next week observe Public Service Week, which will be used as a platform for participation and engagement for the delivery of quality public services. 

Govt committed to fighting corruption | 16-9-2011

Pretoria - Public Service and Administration Minister Richard Baloyi says government has always been in partnership with Business Unity South Africa (Busa) in the fight against corruption.

E Cape education making progress | 15-9-2011

Pretoria - While acknowledging that there is a lot to be corrected to normalise education delivery in the Eastern Cape, President Jacob Zuma says he is pleased the biggest hurdle has been overcome.


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