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SOE projects to benefit SA’s economy

By: Sapa     30th September 2010 State-owned enterprise (SOE) infrastructure projects, such as those undertaken by Eskom and Transnet, will have positive spillover effects for... 

Congo minerals ban puts stress on firms, workers

By: Sapa     30th September 2010 A ban on mining activity and exports in the east of Democratic Republic of Congo has left millions of dollars' worth of tin ore stuck in the... 

Global organisation to support Sacu in customs reform

By: Christy van der Merwe     30th September 2010 Southern African Customs Union (Sacu) executive secretary Tswelopele Moremi has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with World Customs... 

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Polity – News this week

By: Bradley Dubbelman     30th September 2010 A roundup of news this week. 

Find out why SA crime is so violent — Mthethwa 

By: Sapa     30th September 2010 Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa on Thursday urged researchers to contribute towards reducing violent crime in South Africa. 

Diabetes remains undetected in most African countries

By: Sapa     30th September 2010 The prevalence of diabetes in Africa is at an estimated 7,7%, however, in most African countries, the majority of cases remain undetected, said... 

Concourt to hear newspaper’s appeal on McBride ruling

By: Sapa     30th September 2010 The Constitutional Court will on Thursday hear an appeal by The Citizen newspaper against a defamation finding in favour of former Ekurhuleni metro... 

Editors worried about NGC media rules

By: Sapa     30th September 2010 Editors on Wednesday voiced concerns over restrictions placed on the media at the African National Congress's (ANC's) national general council... 

Southern Africa infrastructure fund could speed up regional integration

By: Christy van der Merwe     30th September 2010 Setting up a fund to develop regional infrastructure could assist Southern African countries to speed up regional integration, as a lack of... 

Govt takes another step towards purchase of private power

By: Terence Creamer     30th September 2010 The South African government has released a nonbinding request for information (RFI) from potential developers of renewable energy, cogeneration... 

Service delivery agreements signed — Chabane 

By: Sapa     29th September 2010 Minister in the Presidency for Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Collins Chabane announced on Wednesday that agreements for the government's... 

Unemployment, poverty ‘timebomb’ — Minister 

By: Sapa     29th September 2010 Unemployment and poverty have to be addressed to ensure growth in South Africa, delegates at the launch of the Decent Work Country Programme said... 

Finalise essential services agreement — Mantashe 

By: Sapa     29th September 2010 African National Congress (ANC) secretary-general Gwede Mantashe said on Wednesday that it was crucial that government and the public service... 

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