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SA's COP17 prep work on track | 23-11-2011

Cape Town - With five days before the start of the COP17 Climate Change talks in Durban, the South African negotiating team has revealed some of its preparatory work for the critical summit.

Premier welcomes KZN high court judge | 23-11-2011

Pretoria - KwaZulu-Natal Premier Dr Zweli Mkhize has welcomed the appointment of Judge Narotem Patel by President Jacob Zuma to serve as provincial High Court Judge President.

Sanef to engage govt over Info Bill | 23-11-2011

Pretoria - The South African National Editors' Forum (Sanef) will engage with government over the Protection of State Information Bill, the group said on Tuesday.

Mbalula bids farewell to Amaglug-glug | 23-11-2011

Johannesburg - Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula has put his weight behind the South African under 23 squad heading to the CAF tournament in Morocco.

Maharaj rebuts bribery allegations | 22-11-2011

Pretoria - Presidential spokesperson Mac Maharaj maintains that he is innocent of any wrongdoing amid allegations that he tried to stop a newspaper from publishing a story, and that he and his wife received a bribe from a company that was later awarded a tender when he was Minister of Transport.

Expo showcases SA's climate change response | 22-11-2011

Durban - If you want to find out what the South African government, NGOs and private sector are doing about climate change - visit the South Africa Climate Change Response (SACCR) Expo in Durban.

New judges appointed | 22-11-2011

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma has appointed new judges for the Supreme Court of Appeal and various other High Courts in the country.

Vision 2030 available in all official languages | 22-11-2011

Pretoria - The National Development Plan (NDP), which charts a 20-year path towards achieving a better life for all South Africans, is now available in all eleven official languages.

PetroSA gets green light for Project Ikhwezi | 22-11-2011

Pretoria - National oil company PetroSA has received environmental authorisation for Project Ikhwezi, which is aimed at sustaining the life of the Mossel Bay gas-to-liquid refinery.

Prepaid electricity glitch resolved | 22-11-2011

Pretoria - Eskom customers can now buy prepaid electricity tokens after the recent problems with the company's online prepaid electricity vending systems have been resolved.

SA must become energy efficient | 22-11-2011

Johannesburg - South Africa needs to become more energy efficient if it is to meet industrialisation pressures.

National Assembly passes Information Bill | 22-11-2011

Cape Town - Despite stiff opposition, Parliament's National Assembly has voted overwhelmingly in favour of the Protection of State Information Bill.

Wild Banana Leaf Canopy on display at COP17 | 22-11-2011

Pretoria - The Department of Environmental Affairs will be using 25 000 Strelitzia Nicolai leaves - more commonly known as wild banana leaves - as natural shade during COP 17 in Durban.

Executed political prisoners remembered | 22-11-2011

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma is to unveil a dedicated wall in the gallows at the C-Max prison with individual plaques for each of the 132 political prisoners executed there during the apartheid regime on 15 December.

SA delegation confident ahead of COP17 | 22-11-2011

Durban - Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa says "exam fever" is the best analogy to explain how government is feeling with just few days left to the start of COP17.

Teenage pregnancy rate declines in Gauteng | 22-11-2011

Pretoria - Teenage pregnancies have seen a slight drop in Gauteng.

SACAU to voice farmers' concerns at COP17 | 22-11-2011

Durban - The concerns of farmers in the southern African region must become a part of the United Nations' climate change agenda.

Mercedes Benz to capacitate E Cape metro | 22-11-2011

East London - Luxury German vehicle manufacturer, Mercedes Benz, will share its successful business principles with East London's Buffalo City Metro Municipality following the signing of a five-year agreement.

Roadmap to improve Joburg's billing woes | 22-11-2011

Johannesburg - The City of Johannesburg will aim to improve the accuracy of its billing system and its customer service over the next few years.

Fransman to represent SA at SADC meeting | 22-11-2011

Pretoria - Marius Fransman, the Deputy Minister of International Relations, is to represent South Africa at the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Extraordinary Council of Ministers meeting this week.


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