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Asmal announces plans to improve school access for poor

17th June 2003 Education Minister Kader Asmal today announced far reaching steps starting with the abolition of compulsory school fees in line with his Action... 

Religion at schools policy document this week

17th June 2003 The education department says it will publish the policy document on Religion in Education on Friday for a month-long process of public comment. 

SADC defence pact to be signed in August

14th June 2003 The Southern African Development Community (SADC) defence pact is expected to be signed at the next Heads of State Summit in August, Defence... 

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Germany to send 350 non-combat troops to DRC

14th June 2003 The German government on Friday approved sending 350 non-combat troops to take part in a European Union peace mission in the Congo. 

Palestinians critical of US response to violence

14th June 2003 Palestinian leaders expressed concern Friday that the United States was giving a free hand to the Israeli military as the peace process broke down... 

Maduna must denounce MP’s criticism-DA

14th June 2003 Justice Minister Penuell Maduna must denounce Johnny de Lange, the chairperson of the parliamentary portfolio committee on justice, for his recent... 

Manuel upbeat on Nepad peer review, others are wary

13th June 2003 South African Finance Minister Trevor Manuel was upbeat yesterday on the progress achieved in making Nepad a reality, saying its fledgling peer... 

Lending rate cut by 1,5%

13th June 2003 All the country's major banks were quick to announce a 1,5% cut in their lending rates yesterday following the SA Reserve Bank's decision to cut... 

African leaders look to business to help fund AU bodies

13th June 2003 The pressure was mounting on the business community at the World Economic Forum summit yesterday to help finance new African Union institutions, as... 

Iran’s alleged nuclear ambitions “concern” for UK-report

13th June 2003 Britain's Prime Minister Tony Blair shares the US’ belief that Iran harbours ambitions to become a nuclear power and is determined to address... 

Focus on business as WEF summit wraps up

13th June 2003 All eyes will be on the business community during the final day of the World Economic Forum's Africa summit today to gauge their buy-in to Nepad... 

Nepad is making progress - Nkuhlu

12th June 2003 The New Partnership for Africa's Development (Nepad) is making progress in building interest among business leaders to invest in the continent,... 

Liberian rebels pull back amid new peace efforts

12th June 2003 Liberian rebels besieging Monrovia yesterday pulled back to the outskirts of the seaside capital, apparently to pave the way for a truce with the... 

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