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2014-07-29 Long Walk to Education
[GroundUp]Ambition without education is like a boat on dry land. Many young learners in Nqutu, KwaZulu Natal know this well. To make sure they realize their dreams everyday they walk for hours to receive an education that may help them have a brighter future.

2014-07-30 Naked Woman 'Caresses' Mandela Statue
[SAPA]Johannesburg -A woman caused a commotion when she stripped naked and caressed the statue of former president Nelson Mandela in Sandton, The Star reported on Wednesday.

2014-07-30 Independent Won't Be Threatened - Howard
[Biz-Community]Independent Media on Thursday warned the Mail & Guardian that it would not be cowed by threats, following reports in The Star and other papers on the Mail & Guardian's financial situation.

2014-07-30 Trade Facilitation Will Support African Industrialisation
[IPS]Geneva -In the 1960s, there were high hopes for the development of the newly-independent sub-Saharan African countries but these hopes were quickly dashed following a series of shocks which began in the mid-70s, with the first oil price spikes, followed by a severe decline in growth and increase in poverty in the 80s and early 90s. However, by the mid-1990s, economic growth had resumed in certain African countries. Economic reform, better macroeconomic management, donor resources and a sharp rise in commodity pric

2014-07-30 Samsung to Open TV Plant in Durban
[CAJ News]Johannesburg -SAMSUNG Electronics South Africa announced plans to establish a television manufacturing plant at the Dube Trade Port in Durban by end of this year.

2014-07-29 Presidential Summit of the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders
[U.S. Embassy Pretoria]The Presidential Summit commences today, July 28, and runs until July 30.

2014-07-30 Humanity to Be Centre of Development - Mec
[SAnews.gov.za]Pretoria -Gauteng municipalities need a paradigm shift that places humanity at the centre of development, says Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs MEC Jacob Mamabolo.

2014-07-30 Lwandle Enquiry Hears From Community
[SAnews.gov.za]The Ministerial Enquiry on Nomzamo (Lwandle) evictions closed the first day of community oral presentations, on Tuesday.

2014-07-30 Government Tackles Crime Holistically
[SAnews.gov.za]Pretoria -Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko says government is working towards fighting crime from a different angle, one that takes into account societal issues, which have a ripple effect that influence the spread and intensity of crime.

2014-07-30 Netball, Cricket Included in Mandela Sport and Culture Day
[SAnews.gov.za]Pretoria -More will be on offer in this year's edition of the Nelson Mandela Sport and Culture Day, as netball and cricket will be included in the mix.

2014-07-30 Gauteng Townships Set for a Facelift
[SAnews.gov.za]Pretoria -Gauteng townships are set for a major facelift as part of a R4.4 billion budget that will be used to build more houses.

2014-07-30 Telecommunications Requests Info On SMMEs
[SAnews.gov.za]Pretoria -Telecommunications and Postal Services Minister Siyabonga Cwele has released a gazette requesting information on Small, Micro and Medium Enterprises (SMMEs) for the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector.

2014-07-30 CAJ News Expands Further Into Africa
[CAJ News]Johannesburg -THE Centre for African Journalists (CAJ News), the Pan African premier news service provider, announced plans to expand to Arab Africa after recording growth in the West and East African regions.

2014-07-30 Sexual Offences Courts Set to Increase
[SAnews.gov.za]Pretoria -Justice and Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha says his department will increase the number of dedicated sexual offences courts to eliminate gender-based violence.

2014-07-30 Government Goes for Big, Fast Results
[SAnews.gov.za]What is South Africa's approach to bridge the gap between policy and implementation? The answer to this question became clearer over the past two weeks when the government demonstrated its commitment to move our country forward.

2014-07-30 Database to Assist Unemployed Qualified Teachers
[SAnews.gov.za]Pretoria -The Department of Basic Education has created a National Recruitment Database aimed at ensuring that qualified teachers are employed and deployed on time to schools.

2014-07-30 Competition Entries Open for Students to Create Google Doodle
[Biz-Community]Google is inviting school students between the ages of 6 and 17 to create a Google Doodle depicting the "South Africa of My Dreams". Schools and individuals can now register to take part.

2014-07-30 SA, Japan Celebrate 10 Years of Working Together
[SAnews.gov.za]Pretoria -South Africa and Japan celebrate 10 years of successful science and technology cooperation this year.

2014-07-30 Team Effort Only Way to Beat Rhino Poaching
[SAnews.gov.za]Skukuza -Strong partnerships between different role players in and around the Kruger National Park (KNP) remains the key to defeating the scourge of rhino poaching.

2014-07-30 Labour Minister Welcomes End of Metalworkers' Strike
[SAnews.gov.za]Pretoria -Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant has congratulated employers and labour unions for finally reaching an agreement to end the metalworkers' strike. "I am happy that the parties have finally found each other. The challenge right now is for parties to waste no time but to start rebuilding the relationship," said Minister Oliphant.

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