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Set-Top-Box ownership plan gets Cabinet's approval | 22-3-2012

Pretoria - Cabinet has approved plans to provide assistance to poor households with regards to set-top-boxes.

Amendment bills to address labour broking | 22-3-2012

Pretoria - Cabinet has approved two bills for submission to Parliament that deal with the phenomenon of labour broking and child labour, among others.

SA rallies support to host SKA, ahead of announcement | 22-3-2012

Pretoria - The announcement on which country will win the bid to host the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) telescope is expected to take place next month, says Cabinet spokesperson Jimmy Manyi.

Forum on infrastructure to meet in April | 22-3-2012

Pretoria - The Presidential Infrastructure Coordinating Commission (PICC) will convene an inter-governmental forum on infrastructure on 13 April, Cabinet spokesperson Jimmy Manyi announced on Thursday.

SA marks Human Rights Day | 21-3-2012

Kliptown - Hundreds of people gathered to mark Human Rights Day in Kliptown, Soweto today and reflect on the progress that has been made in ensuring basic human rights for all South Africans, as enshrined in the Constitution.

Alleged traffickers should not be granted bail | 21-3-2012

Pretoria - The three men arrested on charges of human trafficking and child sex should not be granted bail, Chairperson of Parliaments' Portfolio Committee on Social Development Yolanda Botha said.

Minister launches inquiry into fisheries tenders | 21-3-2012

Cape Town - The Minister of Agriculture, Fishery and Forestries Tina Joemat-Pettersson today announced that her department would set up an inquiry to look into tender practices at the department.

Zuma urges SA to help govt improve the country | 21-3-2012

Kliptown - President Jacob Zuma has called on South Africans to use Human Rights Day to pause, reflect and roll up their sleeves and help government to make the country a better place.

SA offers humanitarian assistance to four states | 21-3-2012

Pretoria - South Africa is to render humanitarian assistance including emergency food to four Sahelian countries, International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane said.

SA pledges to help Indian companies, create jobs | 21-3-2012

Pretoria - Trade and Industry (dti) Deputy Minister Elizabeth Thabethe has pledged to help two Indian companies to expand their operations in South Africa as part of efforts to address job creation.

Pledge to support automotive industry | 20-3-2012

Pretoria - Government and the labour industry have signed a pledge to support the newly launched Eastern Cape Automotive Sector Support Initiative.

Gauteng health dept calls for board member nominations | 20-3-2012

Pretoria - In an effort to strengthen management in Gauteng hospitals, Health MEC Ntombi Mekgwe has called for nominations of members who wish to serve on the public hospitals' management boards.

Joburg making progress in resolving billing issues | 20-3-2012

Johannesburg -The City of Johannesburg says it is turning the tide on its billing challenges and is on track to meet the June deadline to clear all billing related queries that pre-date the end of October 2011.

Better train conditions in sight for KZN commuters | 20-3-2012

Pretoria - The newly unveiled provincial rail transport strategy will play a role in improving the conditions on trains, says KwaZulu-Natal Premier Zweli Mkhize.

Presidency studying court judgement | 20-3-2012

Pretoria - The Presidency says its legal team is still studying the ruling delivered by the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) on Monday in a matter involving President Jacob Zuma and the Democratic Alliance.

Review of Mine Health and Safety Act needed | 20-3-2012

Pretoria - Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu says there is a need to review the current Mine Health and Safety Act to address poor health and safety issues in the mining industry.

Tutu pays tribute to masses on receipt of Panama honour | 20-3-2012

Cape Town - Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu paid tribute to the thousands of people who had fought for a better South Africa as he accepted the Order of Vasco Nunez de Balboa under the Great Cross Degree from Panama.

SA to remember its rich past | 20-3-2012

Pretoria - South Africans will tomorrow celebrate Humans Right Day - a day to reflect and honour those heroes and heroines who laid a monumental foundation during the liberation struggle for a rights-based, democratic and just society.

Motshekga condemns violence in Grabouw school | 20-3-2012

Pretoria - Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has condemned the continuing violence in the Grabouw area of the Western Cape, following the burning of Umyezo wama Apile School.

Motshekga condemns violence in Grabouw school | 20-3-2012

Pretoria - Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has condemned the continuing violence in the Grabouw area of the Western Cape, following the burning of Umyezo wama Apile School.


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