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Dti sets record straight on solar water heater reports | 26-1-2015

Pretoria – The Department of Trade and Industry (dti) says it has noted allegations that rules around the designation of solar water heater components are killing the industry.

90 looters to appear in court | 26-1-2015

Pretoria - At least 90 of the 178 arrested looters from Soweto and Kagiso are expected to appear in court this morning.

Mining amendment bill “constitutionally flawed” | 26-1-2015

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma says he sent back the Mining and Petroleum Resources Development Amendment Bill to the National Assembly last week, because as it stands, it does not pass constitutional muster.

Eskom implements load shedding | 26-1-2015

Pretoria - Eskom on Monday implemented stage one load shedding due to unforeseen technical problems at power stations.

SAA cancels New York flights | 26-1-2015

Pretoria - South African Airways (SAA) has cancelled flights to and from New York, due to bad weather, it said.

Soweto looting not xenophobic – Deputy Minister Manamela | 25-1-2015

Soweto - Deputy Minister in the Presidency, Buti Manamela, says the recent looting of shops mainly owned by foreign nationals in Soweto was not xenophobic, but a criminal activity by young people.

Foreign shop owners urged not to seek revenge | 25-1-2015

Pretoria - Gauteng Premier David Makhura has urged foreign traders affected by the recent Soweto looting to be organised and not to break the law by seeking revenge.

Chamber of mine welcomes decision on oil, gas bill | 24-1-2015

Pretoria - The Chamber of Mines of South Africa has welcomed the pronouncements by Mineral Resources Minister Advocate Ngoako Ramatlhodi that the sections pertaining to the regulation of Oil and Gas be separated from the mining legislation and the Bill to be passed as law.

Gauteng Premier vows to bring normality in Soweto | 24-1-2015

Soweto - Gauteng Premier David Makhura has weighed in on the violence in Soweto labelling the attacks as criminal activity and not xenophobia.

Pres Zuma sends condolences to people of Saudi Arabia | 24-1-2015

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma has sent condolences to the government and the people of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia following the passing of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and King of Saudi Arabia, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud.

Uphill battle for Bafana Bafana | 24-1-2015

Pretoria - Bafana Bafana faces an uphill battle to beat the much fancied Ghana with more than three goals to advance to the knock-out stage of the 2015 Africa Nations Cup (Afcon) in Equatorial Guinea.

Condolences extended to Selebi family | 23-1-2015

Pretoria - Acting President Edna Molewa (Minister of Environmental Affairs) has extended condolences on behalf of government to the family of former National Police Commissioner Jackie Selebi.

Violence in Soweto condemned | 23-1-2015

Pretoria - Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Small Business Development Ruth Bhengu has strongly condemned the violence directed at foreign business owners in Soweto.

MEC Vadi steps in to improve Centurion testing centre | 23-1-2015

Pretoria – The Gauteng MEC for Roads and Transport, Dr Ismail Vadi, says the situation at the Centurion Driver Testing Centre is unacceptable and needs urgent intervention.

No load shedding if there's no fault in system | 23-1-2015

Pretoria - While the power system remains constrained there should be no load-shedding if there are no faults in the system, power utility Eskom said.

Large contingent of police in Soweto | 23-1-2015

Pretoria - There is a large contingent of police in various areas of Soweto this morning to help control and arrest people who are looting and vandalising shops owned by foreign nationals.

SA man sentenced to death in Malaysia | 23-1-2015

Pretoria – A South African national has been sentenced to death in Malaysia for drug-related offences, the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco) confirmed on Friday.

Minister Dlamini pays tribute to Reverend Xundu | 23-1-2015

Pretoria – Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini has extended condolences to the family and friends of an anti-apartheid struggle activist and religious leader, Reverend Mcebisi Xundu on his passing.

President orders government to restore normalcy in Soweto, Malamulele | 23-1-2015

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma has directed government to restore normalcy in Soweto and Malamulele, in Limpopo.

Gauteng invests in 10 community sports centres | 23-1-2015

Pretoria – Westbury in the south of Johannesburg will be the first to benefit from a flagship project to build 10 multimillion rand state-of-the art multipurpose sports centres across Gauteng over the next five years.

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