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Cabinet approves Criminal Procedure Amendment Bill

By: Sapa     16th September 2010 Cabinet has approved a controversial law change that will give police limited power to use lethal force when apprehending suspects, government... 

R150bn Upington solar park project considered by Cabinet

By: Terence Creamer     16th September 2010 Cabinet this week deliberated upon a feasibility study into the creation of a solar park in Upington, in the sun-drenched Northern Cape province,... 

Court not an employment agency – Simelane

By: Sapa     16th September 2010 National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) Menzi Simelane has accused the Democratic Alliance (DA) of trying to turn the High Court into an... 

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Motlanthe woos UK business investors

By: Sapa     16th September 2010 Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe on Wednesday tried to attract UK businesses to invest in South Africa, particularly in the troubled mining sector. 

Tribunal debate benefitting media — deputy ombud

By: Sapa     16th September 2010 The debate on the African National Congress's (ANC's) proposed Media Appeals Tribunal has benefited the media, deputy press ombud Johan Retief said... 

Broken sewage works info not for public — govt 

By: Sapa     15th September 2010 Information on hundreds of dysfunctional sewage treatment plants will not be made public, the government said on Wednesday.  

Polluters will pay - Minister

By: Sapa     15th September 2010 Those responsible for contaminating South African land will pay, Environmental Affairs Minister Buyelwa Sonjica said on Wednesday. 

NA passes Bill to strengthen civilian oversight of police

By: Sapa     15th September 2010 The National Assembly (NA) on Tuesday approved legislation to reinforce civilian control over the South African Police Service (SAPS). 

Ministers mum on Tibet, China

By: Sapa     15th September 2010 Five calls for debate, plus four opposition statements on the subject of China, Tibet and the Dalai Lama drew zero response from government in the... 

Unctad warns against reversing stimulus too soon

By: Chanel de Bruyn     15th September 2010 Economies should be careful not to withdraw the financial stimulus packages they had implemented during the recession too soon, as this could... 

Cosatu proposes radical change to SA's economic medicine

By: Terence Creamer     14th September 2010 South Africa's powerful labour federation the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) has provided what it describes as its first... 

Nationalisation debate started ‘wrongly’ — Cosatu 

By: Sapa     14th September 2010 The nationalisation of mines debate started "wrongly" and in the "wrong place", Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) secretary- general... 

Brink writes on media proposals 

By: Sapa     14th September 2010 South African writer Andre Brink believes that the African National Congress's (ANC's) proposed media appeals tribunal and the Protection of... 

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