Deepening Democracy through Access to Information

Information Bill heading for delay 

By: Sapa     29th October 2010 The contentious Protection of Information Bill is heading for a redraft to narrow its scope, but the new version will not see the light this year,... 

Minister commits to improved education

By: Sapa     29th October 2010 Success in South Africa's education will greatly help achieve the United Nations (UN) millennium development goals (MDGs), particularly reducing... 

SA needs to marry ideology and policy — Gordhan

By: Sapa     29th October 2010 South Africa needs to find a relationship between ideology and policy that will produce significantly improve the lives of the poor, said Finance... 

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Police and prosecutors need training — Simelane

By: Sapa     29th October 2010 The police and prosecutors both need training on how the criminal justice system works, head of the National Prosecuting Authority Menzi Simelane... 

New medical parole policy to go to Parliament

By: Sapa     28th October 2010 A proposed new policy on medical parole for prisoners is set to come before Parliament, Correctional Services Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula said... 

Assembly gives nod to local elections amendment bill

By: Sapa     28th October 2010 The Municipal Electoral Amendment Bill will go a long way towards ensuring a smooth local government election in 2011, Home Affairs Minister... 

R350bn in guarantees opens way for big Eskom bond assault, bankers appointed

By: Terence Creamer     28th October 2010 Confirmation by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan of an additional R174-billion in government guarantees for Eskom forms part of a bigger funding... 

Polity – News this week

By: Bradley Dubbelman     28th October 2010 A roundup of news this week. 

Report on violent crime out soon

By: Sapa     28th October 2010 Cabinet has approved the long-awaited report on the study of the violent nature of crime in South Africa for tabling in Parliament. 

SA needs anticorruption culture — Minister  

By: Sapa     28th October 2010 South Africa must adopt an anti-corruption culture that is taught at kindergarten right through to institutions of higher learning, Public Service... 

Vavi dismisses claims of new political party

By: Sapa     28th October 2010 Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) heavyweight Zwelinzima Vavi has denied suggestions that a civil society conference underway in... 

Parties give cautious nod to MTBPS

By: Sapa     28th October 2010 Political parties on Wednesday gave a cautious green light to Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) tabled... 

Relentless drive for NHI, says Gordhan

By: Sapa     27th October 2010 Government will be "relentless" in implementing National Health Insurance (NHI), but the scheme may not necessarily mean higher taxes, Finance... 

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