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Communicators’ meeting sets tone for new fiscal year

By: Creamer Media Reporter      25th March 2011 A meeting of government communicators in Pretoria on Thursday thrashed out a number of issues, particularly in view of the need to jack up their... 

SA reduces number of municipalities

By: Creamer Media Reporter      25th March 2011 The number of municipalities across the country will drop after the upcoming 18 May local government elections, says acting Cooperative Governance... 

Home Affairs hikes prices for passports, re-issuing IDs

By: Creamer Media Reporter      25th March 2011 Home Affairs Director-General Mkuseli Apleni has defended an almost 100 percent hike in the price South Africans will have to pay for a passport,... 

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No room for corrupt officials

By: Creamer Media Reporter      25th March 2011 Government has taken a major step by regulating the re-employment of employees at local government dismissed for serious misconduct. 

Maintain govt houses, says Sexwale

By: Creamer Media Reporter      25th March 2011 Beneficiaries of government housing should do their utmost to keep these properties in good condition, said Housing Minister Tokyo Sexwale on... 

Gauteng municipalities ‘doing well’ - MEC

By: Creamer Media Reporter      25th March 2011 Gauteng Local Government MEC Humphrey Mmemezi says the province’s municipalities were “doing very well” in delivering services their communities.  

NYDA maps out plan for job creation 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      25th March 2011 The National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) has presented its plan on how it intends to support more young people in starting their own businesses... 

SA’s jobs push is putting biofuels back on the radar 

By: Eleanor Seggie     25th March 2011 Despite rising food prices and the ongoing food-versus-fuel debate, biofuels are back on the South African agenda – revived by their inclusion in... 

10 struck from Midvaal voter's roll

By: Sapa     25th March 2011 Ten people have been removed from the Midvaal voter's roll by the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) after complaints they were "bused in" to... 

Democracy needs results not strong opposition – Zuma

By: Sapa     25th March 2011 Democracy needed "to produce good results" and not a strong opposition to be successful, President Jacob Zuma said on Thursday. 

Acid mine water affects three more provinces 

By: Sapa     24th March 2011 The acid mine water problem affects small parts of the North West, the Free State and the Northern Cape in addition to Gauteng, the province's... 

Trimmed Refit unsuitable for immature SA market – global developer 

By: Terence Creamer     24th March 2011 The new renewable energy feed-in tariffs (Refit) rates proposed in a consultation paper issued by the energy regulator this week were more in line... 

Nigeria unveils 'gas revolution' weeks before polls

By: Reuters     24th March 2011 Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday unveiled an ambitious $10 billion plan to harness the country's vast gas reserves and develop a... 

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