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isiZulu news site a world first

isiZulu news site a world first

The isiZulu language has burst onto the Internet with the launch of Isolezwe - the world's first isiZulu news website. Editor Philani Mgwaba says the site will target the "emerging, urban-based, aspirational and knowledgeable Zulu market".

Mbeki, Bush cement relations

President Thabo Mbeki welcomed US President George W Bush at a function in Pretoria on Wednesday, praising US commitment to South Africa and the continent. Bush described the SA-US relationship as "vital", saying it could help extend democracy and free markets across Africa.

Rental housing project under way

Thousands of rental housing units are to be constructed in KwaZulu-Natal, Gauteng and Mpumalanga following an agreement between the government, labour and the private sector.

Ginwala praises Parliament’s work

The Speaker of the National Assembly, Frene Ginwala, has hailed Parliament’s achievements, but says there is a lot that remains to be done.

Limpopo changes town names

Arts, Culture, Science and Technology Minister Ben Ngubane has accepted new names for Limpopo towns forwarded to him by the province's geographical names committee - as well as name changes for three settlements in Mpumalanga.

R10m for Kruger Park communities

The Kruger National Park is to use a R10-million poverty relief grant to create more jobs, step up its skills training projects, and extend existing social ecology programmes to neighbouring communities.

Partnerships vital to growth: Mbeki

Successful implementation of the agreement signed at the Growth and Development Summit in Midrand at the weekend will depend on durable partnerships based on a common vision, says President Thabo Mbeki.

New life for three Limpopo resorts

Three ailing Limpopo tourist resorts, all mismanaged relics from the former Venda homeland era, have been successfully revived through a business partnership between the provincial government, local communities and a major hotel group.

Housing subsidies increased

The housing department has raised the subsidy levels for people who qualify for low-cost housing, to ensure that the subsidies are not eroded by the effects of inflation.
AU woos African Diaspora

AU woos African Diaspora

Over 50 African foreign ministers met in Sun City outside Rustenburg last week to discuss, among other things, ways of including the African Diaspora in the activities of the African Union.


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