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Van Schalkwyk to chair international tourism council

By: Sapa     21st July 2010 Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk will chair the World Economic Forum's (WEF) aviation, travel and tourism industry agenda council, the... 

Govt slack in tackling xenophobia — SAHRC 

By: Sapa     21st July 2010 A poor response from government departments on tackling xenophobic violence is "frustrating", the South African Human Rights Commission's (SAHRC's)... 

BAA boundaries need attention — SAHRC

By: Sapa     21st July 2010 The geographic boundaries of the Black Authorities Act (BAA), while having been expunged from the statute books, remain firmly in place through the... 

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SA has a duty to push Mandela legacy  

By: Sapa     21st July 2010 Every South African has a duty to push the Mandela legacy, the triumph of an unbreakable spirit, into the future, African National Congress (ANC)... 

SA Aids figures still ‘extraordinarily’ high — Health Minister

By: Sapa     20th July 2010 The number of people infected with Aids in South Africa remains "extraordinarily high", Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said on Tuesday. 

Africa's expanding trade relations with Asia to spur growth in 2010 and beyond

By: Terence Creamer     20th July 2010 Rising trade with Asia, and China in particular, has emerged as a key new source of growth for sub-Saharan Africa and will continue to be a core... 

Carbon tax on cars and pick-ups to earn govt R450m/y

By: Irma Venter     20th July 2010 The green tax to be placed on light vehicles from September 1 is expected to earn the national fiscus an estimated R450-million in the 2010/11... 

SA business should investigate carbon tax implications 

By: Christy van der Merwe     20th July 2010 South African companies must investigate the implications of a carbon tax, the details of which will be released soon, corporate law firm Webber... 

Scrapping of apartheid law a ‘window dressing’

By: Sapa     20th July 2010 The proposed repeal of one of the cornerstones of apartheid, the 1951 Black Authorities Act, appeared to be mere window dressing, researchers said... 

MPs approve Reserve Bank Bill

By: Sapa     20th July 2010 Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Finance on Tuesday approved a Reserve Bank Bill designed to change the way that the institution is governed and... 

Still no solution to looming public servants strike

By: Sapa     20th July 2010 The Public Service and Administration Department said on Monday that it would be meeting unions again this week in a bid to avert a potential... 

ANCYL's Masoga expelled  

By: Sapa     19th July 2010 Former African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) Limpopo chairperson Lehlogonolo Masoga could not comment on his reported expulsion from the... 

OECD says activist currency policy to avoid overvaluation could benefit SA

By: Terence Creamer     19th July 2010 Greater policy effort to avoid currency overvaluation in South Africa "is warranted", a new Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development... 

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