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Children's rights in the spotlight | 23-3-2011

Pretoria - Experts and academics are meeting in Midrand to look at the country's achievements in realising children's rights.

More climate education needed: Minister | 23-3-2011

Pretoria - More still needed to be done to educate communities about the dangers of the swinging climate patterns which continue to wreak havoc in many countries, Deputy Minister of Water Affairs Rejoice Mabudafhasi said on Wednesday.

Police get tough on firearm controls | 23-3-2011

Pretoria - The Police Ministry, in efforts to improve firearm control and curb losses, has tasked the Police Inspectorate with monitoring the South African Police Service's firearm management.

Probe launched into deadly Macassar fire | 23-3-2011

Pretoria - Police in Macassar, just outside Cape Town, are investigating the cause of a fire that has left nine people dead.

Jhb litter bugs warned | 23-3-2011

Pretoria - The City of Johannesburg is getting tough on illegal dumpers, as it goes all out in its campaign to clean up the City's streets.

Govt tightens immigration laws | 22-3-2011

Cape Town - The Department of Home Affairs is tightening immigration regulations in the fight against corruption and people who cheat their way into staying in the country.

Experts turn to groundwater amid looming crisis | 22-3-2011

Pretoria - South Africa will have to make use of more groundwater and explore other technologies such as sea water desalination and recycling to avert the looming crisis of water shortages in the country, say experts.

Summit to focus on improving nursing | 22-3-2011

Pretoria - The reconstruction and revitalisation of the nursing profession are some of the key issues expected to be addressed during a nursing summit next month.

KZN intensifies fight against rabies | 22-3-2011

Pretoria - KwaZulu-Natal is adding another weapon in its arsenal to fight canine rabies. The province is introducing a vigorous vaccination plan, which will span a period of five years.

Job creation sluggish: Quarterly Bulletin | 22-3-2011

Pretoria - South Africa's job creation remained sluggish, despite the recovery in the country's economic activity, the Quarterly Bulletin said on Tuesday.

Mahlangu-Nkabinde still studying Public Protector's report | 22-3-2011

Pretoria - Public Works Minister Gwen Mahlangu-Nkabinde is still studying the Public Protector's report on the controversial police headquarters lease agreement and is expected to comment on it in the next month.

World steps up criticism of Western air strikes in Libya | 22-3-2011

Beijing - The international community has stepped up its criticism and showed more concern about the Western-led air strikes against Libya following operations to enforce a no-fly zone over the North African country.

SA's deficit narrows | 22-3-2011

Pretoria - South Africa's current account deficit in the fourth quarter of 2010 narrowed to 0.6 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) since 2003, said the Reserve Bank on Tuesday.

Egypt arrives in SA for Afcon qualifier | 22-3-2011

Pretoria - Egypt coach Hassan Shehata landed in South Africa this weekend with his 23-man strong squad to face Bafana Bafana in a crucial 2012 African Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier match.

TB awareness campaigns in full swing | 22-3-2011

Pretoria - Gauteng Health and Social Development MEC Ntombi Mekgwe will be at the forefront of a TB awareness campaign as South Africa commemorates World TB Day in Orange Farm on Thursday, 24 March.

New, safer home for Bapsfontein residents | 22-3-2011

Pretoria - Three thousand Bapsfontein residents, who had been living on unstable and dangerous dolomitic land, have all been moved to a safer location.

Explosions rock Tripoli amid ceasefire | 22-3-2011

Pretoria - Strong explosions continued to tear through the Libyan capital of Tripoli on Monday night, despite Libya announcing a ceasefire following Western powers' devastating strikes against it.

Local participation vital in municipal planning: Motlanthe | 22-3-2011

Pretoria - Weaknesses in communication, accountability, skills shortages and lack of community involvement in some municipalities were among the contributory factors to service delivery backlogs, Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe said on Tuesday.

Joburg metrobus back on the road | 22-3-2011

Pretoria - Metrobus drivers in Johannesburg are expected to return to work this morning.

Boost for local govt service delivery | 22-3-2011

Pretoria - Local government will never be the same again after the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs unanimously passed the Municipal Systems Amendment [Bill 22 of 2010] on Tuesday.

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