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Poacher's 77-year sentence welcomed | 23-7-2014

Pretoria – National Police Commissioner General Riah Phiyega has welcomed the sentencing of a rhino poacher to a total of 77 years in prison.

Govt recommits to fast-track land reform | 23-7-2014

Pretoria - Government has recommitted to urgently accelerate the pace of land reform in South Africa, Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti announced on Wednesday.

Minister's radical plans for the classroom | 23-7-2014

Cape Town – A legislative review to make schooling compulsory for children between the ages of five and 15 years is on the cards.

More than 3 000 land claims lodged | 23-7-2014

Pretoria - Less than a month after government re-opened the land claims window, Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti says they have already received in excess of 3 000 claims.

Youth empowerment at heart of rural development | 23-7-2014

Pretoria - Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti says youth empowerment will remain a priority in his department’s economic transformation programme.

SA's big HIV/Aids 2030 plan | 23-7-2014

Pretoria - Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi says government has big plans to turn the tide on HIV/Aids by 2030, in line with the target set by delegates at the International Aids Conference in Australia.

Increased support for automotive, clothing sectors | 23-7-2014

Pretoria - The Department of Trade and Industry (dti) is set to increase support for the automotive and clothing sectors, says Minister Rob Davies.

MomConnect to link expectant mums with vital info | 23-7-2014

Pretoria – The Department of Health will this Women’s Month launch a project which seeks to register all pregnant women in the country for an “sms” service which provides information and advice on pregnancy, as well as a channel to notify them about poor service.

Dti gears up for minerals beneficiation plan | 23-7-2014

Pretoria - The Department of Trade and Industry (dti) will this year develop a Minerals Beneficiation Action Plan which will be a component of the Industrial Policy Action Plan (IPAP).

Over 362 000 contraceptive devices administered | 23-7-2014

Pretoria – In just four months, since the Health Department launched a new contraceptive device, 362 000 women have benefited, exceeding the annual target of 320 000.

Gains made in rooting out corruption | 23-7-2014

Pretoria – President Jacob Zuma says South Africa is making progress in the fight against corruption, as evidenced by the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) probes he has authorised in the last five years.

Better care for cancer patients | 23-7-2014

Johannesburg – Care for cancer patients at the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital (CMJAH) is set to improve, thanks to an upgraded oncology pharmacy worth R1.5 million. The pharmacy was launched today.

First hearings into Lwandle evictions wrap up | 23-7-2014

Pretoria – The ministerial enquiry set up to investigate the evictions in Lwandle, Cape Town, has concluded the first round of oral representations, says the Department of Human Settlements.

Public invited to pay tribute to Taegrin Morris | 23-7-2014

Pretoria - Public members are invited to the memorial service of Taegrin Morris, who died during a hijacking incident over the weekend.

SA's security more stable since 1994 | 23-7-2014

Pretoria - South Africa has come a long way in stabilising the domestic security situation that also created the conditions for democracy to flourish, says State Security Minister David Mahlobo.

Univen student believed to be Thohoyandou serial killer | 23-7-2014

Pretoria – Limpopo Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Fannie Masemola, says police have arrested a 24-year-old student at the University of Venda whom they believe is the Thohoyandou serial killer.

Defence Review before Parliament | 23-7-2014

Pretoria – Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula says she hopes Parliament will treat the finalisation of the Defence Review as a matter of “critical urgency”.

Nation urged to rally behind Team SA | 23-7-2014

Pretoria - Government has urged South Africans to rally behind Team SA, who is representing the country at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, in the Scottish city of Glasgow.

Government beefs up intelligence services | 23-7-2014

Pretoria - The State Security Agency has started a process of improving the capacity of intelligence services, State Security Minister David Mahlobo announced on Wednesday.

Presidency works towards better SA | 23-7-2014

Cape Town – President Jacob Zuma said working groups will be formed to ensure that a clear path to address socio-economic challenges is drafted and institutionalised over the next five years.

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