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Pretoria - Cabinet has expressed concern over the lawlessness, violence and intimidation that it says has continued to mar the democratic right of workers to strike.

Johannesburg - University applications will be better managed and the number of walk-ins at universities reduced, thanks to establishment of a 'Clearing House' which was announced by Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande.

Pretoria - In commemoration of the International Day of the Girl Child, President Jacob Zuma says girls must be taught their rights to give them the power to make meaningful decisions about their future.

Pretoria - There is a need to improve the current status of the estuaries across South Africa, including the seriously deteriorating water quality, Environmental Affairs Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi said on Thursday.

Pretoria - An announcement on the roll-out of the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP) will be made very soon, says acting Minister for Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Richard Baloyi.

Pretoria - Cabinet has approved the submission of the Draft Dangerous Weapons Bill to Parliament.

Pretoria - Cabinet has noted with concern the developments that have unfolded at South African Airways (SAA).

Pretoria - As the final exams draw nearer for this year's matrics, top ranking officials have wished the class of 2012 well ahead of the arduous task.

Pretoria - Cabinet has noted with concern the unfortunate international macro-economic outlook, which has not left South Africa unscathed.

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma will today launch the Integrated School Health Programme (ISHP) in Tshwane, which will ensure that learners have access to primary health care services.

Pretoria - Cabinet has added its voice to the many condolences that have poured in for the family of the late struggle veteran, Zwelakhe Sisulu.

Pretoria - The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) has urged the public to consult a registered dietician or nutritionist who has the expertise to design a balanced healthy diet if they want to lose weight.

Johannesburg - In a bid to increase the number of individuals in the technical and engineering fields, as well as to aid in youth employment, Transnet Freight Rail (TRF) says it has to date got a total of 700 high school pupils on board its Cadet Scheme.

Johannesburg - With less than two weeks to go before this year's matric final exams, learners in Gauteng on Tuesday enjoyed a visit from Education MEC Barbara Creecy, who spread good cheer and words of encouragement for what is undoubtedly a defining moment in thousands of youngsters' lives.

Cape Town - Minister of Transport Ben Martins has called on delegates at an international conference to help bring into force an agreement on the safety of fishing vessels, which 30 years on has yet to be ratified.

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