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2014-10-25 Govt Boosts Support for Informal Businesses
[]Government will launch a fund that will support informal sector enterprises, especially in the townships, to achieve inclusive growth in the country's economy.

2014-10-25 Mbulaeni Mulaudzi's Passing Is a Huge Loss for Athletics
[DA]The is saddened by news of the passing of distinguished athlete, Mbulaeni Mulaudzi.

2014-10-24 Star Runner Mulaudzi Dies in Crash
[SAPA]Olympic silver medalist long distance runner Mbulaeni Mulaudzi died in a car accident, Sport Minister Fikile Mbalula's office confirmed on Friday.

2014-10-23 Top Basotho Security Chiefs Step Down
[allAfrica]Cape Town -Three top Basotho military and police commanders implicated in recent political turmoil in the country will step aside to help create a climate in which new elections can be held.

2014-10-24 Court Orders Suspension of Broadcaster's COO
[SAPA]Johannesburg -The Western Cape High Court ordered on Friday that SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng be suspended with immediate effect, the DA said.

2014-10-24 Budget Fails to Balance Fiscal, Social Responsibility
[SACSIS]Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene's Inaugural Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement Has Failed the Innovation Test

2014-10-24 Afriforum v Malema in Burger Joint Showdown
[The Daily Vox]EFF leader Julius Malema is back in the news , this time for an altercation with a patron at a Steers eatery in Tzaneen, Limpopo.

2014-10-24 HCI Suspend Chairman Golding
[SAPA]Johannesburg -Hosken Consolidated Investments (HCI), which owns broadcaster, has suspended its executive chairman Marcel Golding, the company has said.

2014-10-24 R43 Million Eskom TNA Briefing Deal
[SAPA]Johannesburg -Eskom interim CEO Collin Matjila has stirred controversy at the power utility over a R43-million contract to sponsor The New Age's (TNA) breakfast briefings, the Mail and Guardian reported on Friday.

2014-10-24 Premier Condemns Heritage Fire
[SAPA]Johannesburg -Eastern Cape premier Phumulo Masualle on Thursday condemned the burning of ANC stalwart Oliver Tambo's statue at the heritage site in Nkantolo village in Bizana.

2014-10-24 Community Unites to Provide Poor Pensioner With Toilet
[Health-e]Dorah Marothodi, her daughter and four grandchildren live off social grants. Recently, Soshanguve good Samaritans gave the Marothodi family something to smile about after fixing the family's toilet.

2014-10-24 Cosatu and Numsa - the Divorce Deferred, Again
[Daily Maverick]On Thursday night Cosatu's Central Executive Committee put off the inevitable. Again. Instead of grasping the jugular, and holding a vote on whether to expel the National Union of Metalworkers of SA, it decided to simply adjourn. Which means there will be another meeting. At some point in the future. Which will no doubt again back off from the brink of kick-starting a very real political re-alignment. Why is breaking up so hard to do? And surely Cosatu is over, passed on, an ex-federation at this point

2014-10-24 The Killing of Anni - a View of South African Courts, 25 Years Later
[Daily Maverick]While a few physical manifestations of the past discreetly keep watch over proceedings at the Dewani murder trial, inside Court 2 at the Cape High Court, from the judge to her assessors, the diversity of the South African media on the press bench to the demeanour of the security and court staff and even their manner of dress, there is thrilling evidence of a society transformed.

2014-10-24 Diplomacy 20 Years On - Implementing the African Agenda on Core Values, Principles
[SAIIA]After 20 years of democracy, post-apartheid South Africa has been successfully reintegrated into international affairs. By virtue of the country's domestic order, specifically its democracy, human rights and globally integrated economy, South Africa has assumed leadership roles in various international platforms - the UN, African Union (AU) and the G-20.

2014-10-23 DNA Analysis Starts on Church Collapse Victims
[SAPA]Cape Town -DNA samples of the 116 victims of the church building collapse in Nigeria have arrived at a laboratory in South Africa for analysis, Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe announced on Thursday.

2014-10-23 Pistorius Cried Himself to Sleep - Report
[SAPA]Johannesburg -The Correctional Services department on Thursday declined to comment on a report that convicted paralympian Oscar Pistorius wept himself to sleep on his first day in prison.

2014-10-24 Last Chance for Banyana Banyana to Book World Cup Spot
[SAFA]It will be crunch time for Banyana Banyana when they meet Cote d'Ivoire in the third/fourth place play-off match at the 2014 CAF African Women's Championship in Namibia.

2014-10-24 Women Alleges Hospital Amputated Leg By Mistake
[Health-e]When Leah Khumalo arrived at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, she says she thought she was due for a routine scan to discover the cause of her persistent ankle pain. Instead, the hospital amputated her leg. Now, she wants answers.

2014-10-24 Joe Slovo Housing Spat Continues
[GroundUp]Joe Slovo residents have accused Human Settlements MEC Bonginkosi Madikizela of changing the criteria for housing allocation at the last minute in order to deny them access to new houses. But Madikizela says even "approved" subsidy beneficiaries should not expect automatic allocation of houses.

2014-10-23 Announcement of Maseru Security Accord - Full Text
[SA Govt]Maseru -Your Excellency, Prime Minister Dr. Tom Thabane

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