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'Ban public servants from govt contracts'

‘Ban public servants from govt contracts’

Public servants should be banned from contracting with the government, and should face consequences for benefiting from state contracts, National Planning Minister Trevor Manuel said during a briefing on the National Development Plan in Parliament on Tuesday.

Dream It. Work On It. Be It

The Phumlani Nkontwana Foundation aims to foster an enabling educational environment in South Africa by capacitating teachers and inspiring scholars from under-resourced public schools to excel.

Bridging the public healthcare gap

Africa Health Placements is a non-profit organisation determined to support and enhance healthcare systems in South Africa by finding, placing and retaining healthcare workers in rural and underserved areas.
Men-only clinic opens in Cape Town

Absa trials 'tap-and-go' payment cards

Absa trials ‘tap-and-go’ payment cards

Absa and DigiCore are working on a contactless "tap-and-go" card payment solution designed to work seamlessly across different modes of public transport, including taxis, with a pilot project currently under way in the Western Cape.
2010 Fan Fests go global

2010 Fan Fests go global

From Table Mountain to the Copacabana, from Durban Beach to the Eiffel Tower, from Soweto to Sydney Harbour, Fifa's Fan Fests will enable football fans worldwide to watch 2010 World Cup matches in some of the most iconic locations in South Africa and around the world.
2010: 'R55bn boost for SA economy'

2010 World Cup tickets now on sale

The 2010 Fifa World Cup kick-off in Johannesburg, South Africa is still over a year away, but for football fans around the world, another important date has arrived: tickets for the event are now on sale to the general public.

All aboard the Tshwane express

Commuters battling the traffic between Johannesburg and Pretoria now have the option of taking the luxury rail route - the Tshwane Business Express will make the trip between the two cities in one hour.

Facelift for Company's Garden

Facelift for Company’s Garden

Cape Town has set aside over R1-million to upgrade South Africa's oldest public garden, The Company's Garden, which was laid out by Jan van Riebeeck on behalf of the Dutch East India Company in the 1650s.

Hey! It’s the 27th April. So What?

The 27th April should be the most symbolically significant and strategically relevant public holiday on our annual calendar of public holidays. It was on that day in 1994 that legalized racial discrimination and oppression was voted out of our public life and policy. It should not only be a day of remembrance and rejoicing but of reflection and debate on the significance of adult suffrage and its role in democratic policy making. One feels a sense of dread that the survey mentioned might reveal a great deal of ignorance, even indifference about the significance of non-racial adult suffrage in the lives of the two age cohorts mentioned. Why?

SA increases social spending

SA increases social spending

South Africa is to increase its public spending on a variety of social programmes including teachers' salaries, health, welfare and housing, Finance Minister Trevor Manuel said in his 2007/08 Budget speech.


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