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Pretoria - Cabinet has approved the policy to establish the office of the Valuer-General, which would be responsible for valuing land nationwide.

Pretoria - The Presidency says it is "shocked and disgusted" at the painting by Brett Murray depicting President Jacob Zuma in an offensive manner.

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma has assured the community of De Aar that government will continue to change their living conditions for the better.

Pretoria - Cabinet has sent condolences to families who lost their loved ones when a truck collided with a cargo train between Hectorspruit and Malalane, in Mpumalanga, last Friday morning.

Pretoria - Cabinet has endorsed the proposed phased decision making approach for the implementation of South Africa's nuclear build with Eskom involved in proceedings, Minister in the Presidency for Performance Monitoring and Evaluation, Collins Chabane said on Thursday.

Pretoria - Cabinet has welcomed the results of Census 2011 and commended StatsSA on "the extraordinary achievement of releasing the results within 12 months".

Pretoria - Power parastatal Eskom has called on the public to save electricity in the upcoming winter months, which in turn will save them money.

Pretoria - Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) CEO Jimmy Manyi has dispelled claims of "suspect motives" in the decision to centralise media buying for government.

Mbombela - Government watchdogs from all over Africa will meet in Mpumalanga in September to thrash out more effective ways to hold civil servants accountable.

Pretoria - Police cooperation between South Africa and Italy will be strengthened following discussions between Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa and Italian Interior Minister Annamaria Cancellieri on Tuesday.

Pretoria - The Department for Women, Children and People with Disabilities has given private and public institutions one more year to meet the two percent employment target for people with disabilities.

Pretoria - Transport Minister Sibusiso Ndebele has called on provinces and municipalities to work tirelessly to ensure a safe, reliable and efficient public transport system.

Pretoria - The Department for Women, Children and People with Disabilities has refuted claims that it spent over R6 million for a delegation to undertake a trip to New York last year.

Pretoria - Gauteng motorists have been urged to drive carefully on the N1 North and South between the 14th Avenue and Buccleuch Interchanges were maintenance work is taking place.

Pretoria - King Juan Carlos of Spain wants to see more South African music, films and crafts in their country, Spanish Ambassador Benavides Orgaz told Arts and Culture Minister Paul Mashatile during the signing of a cultural agreement between the two countries in Pretoria on Tuesday.

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