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Investment in anti-HIV/Aids services paying off, but sustained effort needed – UN

By: Creamer Media Reporter      1st December 2011 Growing access to HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention services resulted in a 15% decline in new infections over the past decade and a 22% drop in... 

Gauteng has the highest OECD metro-region unemployment rate

By: Henry Lazenby     30th November 2011 At 26.0% in the first quarter this year, the Gauteng city-region has the highest unemployment rate among about twenty metropolitan territories... 

Evaluation of first renewables bids complete, preferred bidders to be unveiled soon

By: Terence Creamer     30th November 2011 The 53 renewable energy independent power producer (IPP) project bids received by South Africa's Department of Energy (DoE) on November 4 –... 

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Muslim Brotherhood says leads Egypt's vote count

By: Reuters     30th November 2011 The Muslim Brotherhood claimed to have a lead on Wednesday in the early vote count in Egypt's first free election since army officers ousted the... 

Gordhan hopes Europe will raise bail-out fund

By: Reuters     30th November 2011 South Africa hopes Europe will increase its bail-out fund and reassure global markets about resolving its deepening debt crisis that has led to a... 

COP 17 events progressing well – Minister  

By: Brindaveni Naidoo     30th November 2011 With the third day of the seventeenth Conference of the Parties (COP 17) kicking off in Durban on Wednesday, Water and Environmental Affairs... 

Nzimande calls for better governance at Setas

By: SA News     29th November 2011 Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande has urged Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs) to improve issues of governance... 

Antenatal HIV prevalence up

By: SA News     29th November 2011 A Department of Health survey has shown an increase of 0.8% in the HIV prevalence of antenatal women between 2009 and 2010.  

SA temperature rise above global average  

By: Brindaveni Naidoo     29th November 2011 South Africa is experiencing an increasing number of days with high temperatures, with the rate of increase above the global average, South African... 

Manuel takes NDP to unions

By: SA News     29th November 2011 The Minister in the Presidency Trevor Manuel, who chairs the National Planning Commission, has taken the new National Development Plan (NDP) to the... 

Africa still needs to increase its attractiveness to investors 

By: Keith Campbell     29th November 2011 Although the countries and regions of Africa are attracting foreign direct investment as never before, they still need to do more to increase their... 

EU demands roadmap for global climate deal 

By: Brindaveni Naidoo     28th November 2011 The 27-nation EU is demanding a roadmap and a deadline for finalising a legally binding framework for climate action by all major emitters, members... 

Toll enforcement unit likely to cost R80m yearly 

By: Terence Creamer     28th November 2011 The proposed ‘National Traffic Police Freeway Unit’, which would be managed under the Road Traffic Management Corporation and be responsible for... 

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