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Pretoria - Gauteng MEC for Health and Social Development, Ntombi Mekgwe has sent condolences to the family of a patient who is alleged to have jumped from the 9th floor at the Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital in Johannesburg morning.

Pretoria - Minister in The Presidency for Performance Monitoring, Evaluation and Administration, Collins Chabane, is to participate in a debate on the image of the African continent at the African Editors Forum Biannual General Meeting.

Cape Town - The African Union still has an important role to play in Libya, President Jacob Zuma said today, adding that UN Security Council resolution 1973 had been "abused to further means other than to protect civilians."

Pretoria - Police on Friday arrested two more suspects in Rustenburg in connection with the poaching of eight rhinos at the Klipkopspruit farm last weekend.

Pretoria - About 10 000 ostriches have been culled since the outbreak of avian influenza in April, says the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF).

Pretoria - Technology can play a bigger role in ensuring that more South Africans have access to banking services, says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

Emalahleni - Two officials, three lecturers and four students accused of being involved in cheating in exams at an Mpumalanga Further Education and Training (FET) college were remanded in custody on Friday pending their bail application on November 30.

Pretoria - The National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) will embark on road shows to link unemployed graduates to jobs at government departments.

Pretoria - KwaZulu-Natal Premier, Dr Zweli Mkhize, has urged men to talk to the younger generation about teenage pregnancy.

Pretoria - As he prepares for the 2011 Comrades Marathon, KwaZulu-Natal Health MEC, Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo, has challenged the business community to support three projects that he will be raising funds for during the race on Sunday.

Pretoria -The protection of civilians, including children in armed conflict countries, must remain a priority of the United Nations system, says International Relations and Cooperation Deputy Minister, Ebrahim Ebrahim.

Pretoria - The Gauteng Department of Health has given the public an assurance that it will remove medical waste from provincial hospitals.

Pretoria - The South African Municipal Workers' Union (Samwu) and SA Local Government Association (Salga) are expected to meet this afternoon for the first time since the strike began last Monday.

Durban - John Smit has once again been tasked with leading the Springboks for the Rugby World Cup, which will take place in New Zealand in September.

Pretoria - South Africa and China will next week participate in a Strategic Dialogue Mechanism, which is an instrument to consolidate and strengthen relations as well as monitor the implementation of bilateral agreements.


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