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17 January 2017
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13 Nov 2009
SA may extend work permits for scarce skills to 5 years – Minister
The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) would review its permitting policies, which might include extending the length of work permits for foreigners with scarce skills, Minister Dr Nkosazana...
12 Nov 2009
Innocent deaths ‘unavoidable’ — Mbalula
It is unavoidable that civilians will die in the crossfire between police and criminals, Deputy Police Minister Fikile Mbalula said as government on Thursday vowed to change the law to encourage...
Zuma tried to break Eskom deadlock — Hogan
Public Enterprises Minister Barbara Hogan confirmed on Thursday that the presidency tried to resolve the dispute at Eskom over CEO Jacob Maroga's resignation.
Maroga's resignation was 'unambiguous' – Eskom board
Following two weeks of leadership uncertainty, the board at power utility Eskom finally confirmed on Thursday that the resignation offer made by CEO Jacob Maroga during the board meeting of October...
Asmal urges business to promote community upliftment
Business is the basis of wealth in a country and therefore needs "appropriate" regulation, but policies must not deter investment, says former Education Minister and Professor of Law Kader Asmal.
8% salary increase for public office bearers
An 8% across the board salary increase for public office bearers has been recommended, the Independent Commission for the Remuneration of Public Officer Bearers said on Thursday.
Africa must not forget her partners — Mbeki
Countries on the African continent must not forget their partnerships with developed countries such as China, former South African President Thabo Mbeki said on Wednesday.
Law must do more for the poor — Zuma
The law should do more for victims, the poor and the ignorant, President Jacob Zuma said in Cape Town on Wednesday.
11 Nov 2009
With energy, there are alternatives, with water, there is none - Manuel
The issues of climate change are real in all our lives, Minister in the Presidency responsible for the National Planning Commission Trevor Manuel has warned African leaders, as they prepare for the...
MPs bid farewell to Langa, welcome Ngcobo
Parliamentarians bade farewell to former Chief Justice Pius Langa on Wednesday, simultaneously welcoming his successor, Sandile Ngcobo.
Be (very) afraid of police force — experts
Consider a scenario of a trigger-happy police force getting out of hand before crime does. Many a South African is somewhat scared of this happening, said crime expert Johan Burger this week. "One...
‘Long battle’ ahead with prisons boss — Minister
The Department of Correctional Services is heading into a "long battle" with its suspended national commissioner, said Correctional Services Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula in Parliament on...
Concourt reserves judgment on pardons case
Constitutional Court judges reserved judgment in a case involving an Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging (AWB) member who wants to be pardoned for a political violence offence.
Zuma is African President of the Year for 2009
President Jacob Zuma, chosen as Africa's finest, had the prestigious African President of the Year award 2009 bestowed on him on Tuesday.
Hopes for ambitious climate agreement at Copenhagen fade
Shifting from an optimistic standpoint in August, South African Environmental Affairs Minister Buyelwa Sonjica on Tuesday stated that it appears to be "increasingly unlikely" that the conference of...
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