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Nuclear power a necessity, says Magubane

15 August 2013 - Nuclear power is more of a necessity than an option, with South Africas nuclear programme set to stimulate massive industrialisation, says Department of Energy Director General Nelisiwe Magubane.

Committee briefed on plans for police university

14 August 2013 - The Police Department on Wednesday tabled its plans in Parliament to open a police university next year. Briefing the National Assemblys portfolio committee on police, Lieutenant General Nobubele Mbekela, the divisional commissioner responsible for human resource development, said the plan was to turn the present police academy in Paarl into a police university.

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IEC mulls specialised courts for elections
13 August 2013 - The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) is exploring the possibility of setting up specialised courts to deal with any electoral crimes committed during the election period, the chairperson of the IEC Pansy Tlakula told Parliament today.

Public Protector visits Nkandla
12 August 2013 - The Office of the Public Protector Thuli Madonsela today visited President Jacob Zumas residence in Nkandla in KwaZulu-Natal.

SAPS forensics improve service delivery
08 August 2013 - The investments made into the South African Police Service (SAPS) Forensic Services are yielding returns, says Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa.

President Zuma wishes all Muslims Eid Mubaarak
08 August 2013 - President Jacob Zuma has wished all members of the Muslim community in South Africa Eid Mubaraak as they come to the end of the holy month of Ramadaan.

Petrol price set to increase
04 August 2013 - The petrol price is expected to increase by 32 cents a litre, the Department of Energy said on Friday. The fuel price adjustments will be effected on Wednesday, 7 August.

SABC launches 24-hour news channel
01 August 2013 - The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) on Thursday officially launched its 24-hour news channel. Officially launching the channel at the SABC studios in Auckland Park, President Jacob Zuma said it should take forward the constitutional right of citizens to have diversified news.

Govt injects R202bn into economy - report
31 July 2013 - Over R200 billion has been injected into the economy by the South African government last year, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) said on Wednesday.

Drug, substance abuse enemies of freedom: Zuma
16 June 2013 - President Jacob Zuma today declared drug and alcohol abuse as the enemies of South Africas freedom and democracy.

Amendment bills on disaster management, municipal property rates approved
14 June 2013 - Cabinet has this week approved that the Disaster Management Amendment Bill be published for public comment and the Local Government Municipal Property Rates Amendment Bill be submitted to Parliament.

Cabinet condemns faeces protest
13 June 2013 - Cabinet has come out strongly in condemning the dumping of human waste outside the Western Cape Legislature by protestors who are against portable bucket toilets.

Presidency to take hands-on approach on economy
12 June 2013 - The Presidency would this year take a hands-on approach and work closely with social partners and departments to boost confidence in the economy, President Jacob Zuma told Parliament today.

Govt employees lectured on transparency
12 June 2013 - Developing nations need to promote transparent and open government communication as this is critical for democracy and informed public, a visiting professor from the United Kingdom said today.

Madiba in serious but stable condition: medical team
12 June 2013 - Former President Nelson Mandela is still in a serious, but stable condition in a Pretoria hospital, says the medical team who is treating him.

SAPS pays over R200m in civil claims
11 June 2013 - The South African Police Service (SAPS) has paid over R200 million in civil claims against them in the past financial year, said Police Minister, Nathi Mthethwa on Tuesday.

Labour inspectors need retraining on green jobs
11 June 2013 - Labour inspectors would have to be retrained not only on how to identify hazards associated with some of the technologies that are going to be used with the proliferation of green jobs, but also to enable them to educate workers about the risks associated with the greening process.

Convicted fraudsters named and shamed
09 June 2013 - The Justice, Crime Prevention and Security Cluster (JCPS) today released a list of all the people who have been convicted of fraud and corruption.

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