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By: Bradley Dubbelman     3rd February 2012 Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu calls for sustainable growth and development in the mining sector to “ensure the speedy realisation of... 

Gambia's Jammeh dissolves cabinet – state media

By: Reuters     3rd February 2012 Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has dissolved his entire cabinet two months after securing re-election for a new five-year term, state broadcaster... 

ANC tight-lipped on nationalisation report

By: Sapa     2nd February 2012 The ANC on Thursday declined to comment on reports that a study it commissioned discourages the nationalisation of mines. "We are not commenting... 

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Mining industry must transform - Shabangu 

By: SA News     2nd February 2012 Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu has called for sustainable growth and development in the mining sector to “ensure the speedy realisation... 

Gauteng to build 79 new schools, refurbish existing ones

By: Henry Lazenby     2nd February 2012 The Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) is seeking expressions of interest from building contractors for the construction of 79 new schools and... 

Ombud pivotal in press regulation

By: Sapa     2nd February 2012 The role of the Press Ombudsman is pivotal in creating an efficient self-regulating print media, the Press Freedom Commission (PFC) heard on... 

2012 Budget needs to underpin business confidence – Busa

By: Idéle Esterhuizen     1st February 2012 With limited room left in monetary and fiscal policy, South Africa needed to focus on structural factors to promote growth and employment, and... 

E Cape Premier wants collective to address problems

By: SA News     1st February 2012 Eastern Cape Premier Noxolo Kiviet has called on all government structures in the province to work collectively in assisting the Departments of... 

Greater substantive democracy needed in wake of DRC elections

By: Bradley Dubbelman     1st February 2012 Delegates attending an ambassadorial forum on Tuesday were told that merely holding elections was not enough to formalise and institutionalise... 

Engineers apply for services to be designated for local procurement

By: Terence Creamer     1st February 2012 Consulting Engineers South Africa (Cesa), which has nearly 500 member firms that together earn yearly fee income of R17-billion, has made an... 

Water as crucial as coal - Eskom  

By: Martin Creamer     1st February 2012 South Africa needed to wake up to the reality that water was just as important to the economy as coal, Eskom chief commercial officer Dan Marokane... 

Info Bill questioned at hearings 

By: Sapa     31st January 2012 The Protection of State Information Bill has the potential to create an "oppressive" apartheid-era style censorship, MPs heard in Cape Town on... 

Still no word on Malema appeal

By: Sapa     31st January 2012 There was still no word on Tuesday on the outcome of suspended ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema's appeal hearing, which was concluded a week ago. 

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