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ANC finalises local govt candidates 

By: Sapa     14th March 2011 The African National Congress (ANC) has finalised its local government candidates lists in seven provinces except for the Eastern Cape and the... 

Biotechnologies could play a key role in food security – US economist  

By: Loni Prinsloo     11th March 2011 Modern biotechnologies and the intensification of productivity would be key to meeting the world’s future food demands, while keeping climate... 

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By: Bradley Dubbelman     11th March 2011 South Africa needs to double the rate of its economic growth in order to create jobs, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says; climate change is... 

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Communications Department outlines 3-year strategic plan 

By: Petronel Smit     11th March 2011 The Department of Communications (DoC) on Friday unveiled its strategic plan for 2011 to 2014, which promises a “new wave of change” through a... 

Shabangu to strip State mining company of legislative advantage 

By: Martin Creamer     11th March 2011 Fresh from her international road show, Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu on Friday announced her intention to strip the newly formalised... 

SA encouraged by French commitment to improve trade

By: Creamer Media Reporter      11th March 2011 Despite a drop in total trade between France and South Africa from R32-billion in 2008 to R23-billion in 2009, Pretoria says it is encouraged by... 

Political parties pledge not to fight for votes

By: Creamer Media Reporter      11th March 2011 Political parties registered to contest the 18 May municipal elections in Gauteng have signed a code of conduct aimed at creating a conducive... 

New regulatory body for GP public transport

By: Creamer Media Reporter      11th March 2011 Gauteng MEC for Roads and Transport, Ismail Vadi, has issued draft regulations to establish a new public transport regulatory entity in the province. 

Countries reject military intervention in Libya

By: Creamer Media Reporter      11th March 2011 The African Union (AU) has rejected military intervention in Libya to stop a crackdown on opponents of the regime of leader Muammar Gaddafi. 

30c/l levy will cover costs of clean fuels production – Sapia 

By: Irma Venter     11th March 2011 A fuel levy of 30 c/l implemented over a seven-year period will be able to recover the costs required to upgrade South Africa’s refinery fleet to... 

West African conflict imperils fragile diamond recovery

By: Brindaveni Naidoo     11th March 2011 Although conflict in the Middle East and North Africa has dominated world news, there are increasing warnings of a civil war in Côte d'Ivoire,... 

Shabangu to draw on private sector to replace DG?

By: Matthew Hill     10th March 2011 When asked to comment this week on reports that her director general Sandile Nogxina was leaving, mineral resources minister Susan Shabangu joked... 

Now Joburg Roads Agency mulling toll options for M1/M2 

By: Loni Prinsloo     10th March 2011 Gauteng road users may be in for another toll-shock as the Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA) said on Thursday that it was in active discussions with... 

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