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Focus on labour intensive industry, World Bank economist urges 

By: Sapa     16th March 2011 South Africa must use its unemployed to its advantage and develop labour intensive industries, the World Bank's chief economist said on Wednesday.... 

Peters satisfied with Koeberg’s readiness for emergencies

By: Loni Prinsloo     16th March 2011 After the Japanese nuclear disaster grabbed headlines around the world, South African Energy Minister Dipuo Peters said on Wednesday she was... 

Panel stresses importance of changing perceptions about water use 

By: Petronel Smit     16th March 2011 South Africa will face a water challenge until perceptions about water use and reuse have changed and more attention has been given to preventing... 

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SA moves to finalise carbon tax this year, despite global loose ends 

By: Terence Creamer     16th March 2011 South Africa will seek to finalise its carbon tax policy by mid-year and may announce its implementation during the 2012 Budget, despite the... 

Shell Karoo plans 'could affect telescope bid' 

By: Sapa     16th March 2011 Oil giant Shell's plans to prospect for shale gas in the Karoo could affect South Africa's bid to build the world's biggest radio telescope, MPs... 

SA has failed to deliver to poor – Manuel  

By: Sapa     16th March 2011 South Africa has failed to deliver quality services to the poor, despite adequate funding, Planning Minister Trevor Manuel said on Wednesday. 

JHC secures R300m PIC loan for inner-city housing project 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      16th March 2011 The Johannesburg Housing Company (JHC) has secured a R300-million loan from the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) for the development of... 

SA, Switzerland cement bilateral relations

By: Creamer Media Reporter      16th March 2011 The South Africa-Switzerland (SA-SWISS) 3rd Annual High Level Consultations (HLC) has further strengthened bilateral relations between the two... 

SA will not have uprisings – Zuma  

By: Sapa     16th March 2011 The uprisings that have swept across the Arab countries will not happen in South Africa, President Jacob Zuma said on Tuesday. "There will never... 

Refugee Amendment Bill to streamline application process

16th March 2011 The Refugee Amendment Bill will not only streamline the application process for those seeking asylum in South Africa, but will also simplify and... 

Busa-led forum seeks fair inclusion of women in new SA policies

By: Loni Prinsloo     15th March 2011 Even though South Africa has one of the most progressive constitutions as far as promoting gender equality goes, it still had some way to go in... 

Pay policy of suspended police officers to be reviewed

15th March 2011 Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa has called for an urgent review of the policy that sees police officers receive full pay while on suspension. 

High level committee to mediate in Libya 

15th March 2011 President Jacob Zuma will be leaving for Libya next week as part of a high level committee selected by the African Union to mediate in the... 

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