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SA, Cuba bilateral commission under way

13th November 2002 The second annual session of the South African-Cuban Joint Bilateral Commission (JBC) commenced today in Havana, Cuba. 

State should take blame for land reform delays - Mbeki

13th November 2002 President Thabo Mbeki says government should take some of the blame for the delays in land reform. 

Iraq accepts resolution 1441

13th November 2002 The Iraqi Ambassador to the United Nations today reported that Baghdad has decided to accept the return of weapons inspectors to the country under... 

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$50m project to study causes of land degradation in Africa

12th November 2002 The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) yesterday launched a $50 million pioneering project that would determine the key causes of land... 

Lawmakers endorse SA's 4x4 legislation

12th November 2002 Parliament's National Assembly yesterday unanimously supported the National Environmental Management Amendment Bill, aimed at giving the Minister... 

Regulations to limit alcohol advertising on cards

12th November 2002 The national health department is set to publish draft regulations next year, to limit the advertising of alcoholic products in the media. 

Zuma to brief Museveni on Burundi peace progress

12th November 2002 Deputy President Jacob Zuma is expected to brief Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni in Kampala today, on the position of the Burundi ceasefire... 

Mbeki calls for dialogue on role of traditional leadership

12th November 2002 President Thabo Mbeki has reiterated his call for traditional leaders to refrain from making threats of violence in resolving the issue of their... 

Free press can help poor and boost economies

11th November 2002 A free press can reduce poverty and boost economic development in poor countries but the success of newspapers, radio and TV stations in spurring... 

Burundians to sign ceasefire in Pretoria

11th November 2002 Warring factions in the conflict-ridden Burundi have resolved to meet in Pretoria to discuss the implementation of a ceasefire agreement that was... 

Social dialogue crucial to sustainable development

11th November 2002 Challenges of poverty and inequality, slow economic growth and lack of adequate employment creation can be overcome through 'social dialogue'... 

SA welcomes Iraq's accession to weapons inspection

11th November 2002 Government has welcomed Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's commitment that the country will respect any action or decision that is taken in... 

Govt and black business to tackle job creation

11th November 2002 Government is looking at ways to cooperate with the business sector in areas of economic growth, job creation and poverty alleviation. 

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