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Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe was addressing a post cabinet media briefing in Pretoria.
Govt satisfied with programmes implementation

Friday 9 December 2016 18:35

Government has commended itself for a job well done in implementing some of its key programmes in 2016.


Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi welcomed 37 Cuban technical advisers on Thursday night.
SA to benefit from Cuban Technical Advisors programme: Nxesi

Friday 9 December 2016 05:49

Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi says South Africa stands to benefit a great deal from the Cuban Technical Advisors programme.


There is a 60% dropout rate in the countries universities.
Absence of listening blamed for student dropout: Maoto

Thursday 8 December 2016 20:58

University of Limpopo’s Dr Satsope Maoto says absence of a listening ear from the lectures is one of the reasons university student dropout.


The Square Kilometre Array formed part of the exhibition at the forum.
SA’s knowledge systems in trouble: HSRC

Thursday 8 December 2016 18:13

The Human Sciences Research Council’s Prof Crain Soudien says South Africa’s knowledge systems are in trouble as we know a lot but we understand little.


Zuma, Lungu agree to strengthen bilateral relations

Thursday 8 December 2016 16:52

President Jacob Zuma and his Zambian counterpart, Edgar Lungu, have vowed to review all bilateral agreements signed between the two countries to ensure they mutually benefit their citizens.


Brexit will not undermine UK, South Africa economic ties

Wednesday 7 December 2016 21:26

United Kingdom (UK) Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, has arrived in South Africa to ensure that Brexit will strengthen and not undermine trade and investment ties.


SA, Zambia launch inaugural Joint Commission of Co-operation

Wednesday 7 December 2016 21:14

South Africa and Zambia on Wednesday launched an inaugural Joint Commission of Co-operation to oversee bilateral agreements.


The DA wants South Africa's decision to leave the ICC to be set aside.
Executive has no power to withdraw the country from ICC: DA

Monday 5 December 2016 19:43

The DA says that the executive doesn't have the power to withdraw the country from the International Criminal Court and that the decision to do so is illegal and unconstitutional.


Sundowns trash Free State Stars 4-1

Saturday 3 December 2016 21:05

Percy Tau's second half brace guided Mamelodi Sundowns to a comprehensive 4-1 win over Free State Stars.


Some areas in the City of Tshwane are experiencing power outages.
Power to be restored in Tshwane areas

Saturday 3 December 2016 13:28

The City of Tshwane says residents of some parts of Pretoria east can expect power to be restored by 7pm on Saturday.


Former South African President Nelson Mandela died on December 5 2013.
Commemoration must place emphasis on legacy: Nelson Mandela Museum

Saturday 3 December 2016 10:07

The Nelson Mandela Museum says it wants the third commemoration of the former president's death to be used as a platform for leaders to share ideas on how to preserve Madiba's legacy.


Pretoria High School for Girls made headlines in August when learners protested against alleged racism at the school.
Pretoria High School for Girls welcomes report on racial abuse

Saturday 3 December 2016 07:00

The  Pretoria High School for Girls' School Governing Body (SGB) has welcomed the recommendations of a report which has confirmed incidents of racial abuse and victimisation at the school.


S Sudan president accuses opposition of creating war

Friday 2 December 2016 21:24

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir says his former Vice President Riek Machar has no place in the country as long as he continues to destabilise the country through war.


Former Bok captain goes under the knife

Friday 2 December 2016 13:43

Former Springbok captain Adriaan Strauss has had a back operation that could result in him sitting out the opening stages of the Super Rugby tournament for the Bulls next year.


New HIV vaccine study critical to South Africa: MRCSA

Wednesday 30 November 2016 17:13

Professor Glenda Gray from the Medical Research Council of SA (MRCSA) says the newly-launched HVTN 702 HIV vaccine study is critical to South Africa due to the high rate of new HIV infections.


Health Standards Compliance chairperson Prof Lizo Mazwai officiated at the launch.
Health Dept launches complaints management call center

Tuesday 29 November 2016 06:32

The Office of Health Standards Compliance has launched a national complaints management call centre in Pretoria aimed at resolving health related complaints.


President Jacob Zuma and his Ugandan counterpart met in Pretoria on Monday.
Zuma, Museveni discuss security concerns

Monday 28 November 2016 21:57

President Jacob Zuma briefly hosted his Ugandan counterpart President Yoweri Museveni at the Presidential Guesthouse in Pretoria.


The motion for President Jacob Zuma him to step down is reportedly supported by at least three ministers and 34 NEC members.
Zuma back at ANC’s NEC meeting as discussions continue

Monday 28 November 2016 20:03

President Jacob Zuma has returned to the Irene hotel, where the ANC's National Executive is discussing a motion calling on him to resign.


Sundowns thump Highlands Park 5-0

Sunday 27 November 2016 18:22

Christmas came early for Mamelodi Sundowns when they thumped ABSA Premiership rookies Highlands Park 5-0 at Loftus Versfeld Stadium.


Fawu is protesting the proposed sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) tax, referred to as the sugar tax.
Fawu to march against sugar tax

Sunday 27 November 2016 13:03

Fawu will march to the National Treasury in Pretoria on Monday to protest against the pending introduction of a sugar tax.


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