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We need radical economic transformation to give substance to Workers’ Day

During Apartheid, labour was heavily regulated, with workers and employers having to defer to the whim of government in how they conducted their relationships. It is appropriate, then, that South Africans celebrate Freedom Day and Workers’ Day in such proximity to one another – both having to represent our departure from…

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Data prices are likely to rise, not fall

On February 17, Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services (DTPS) Minister Cwele held his second engagement with the telecommunications industry known as the ICT or information and communications technology sector. He released a statement, afterwards, saying that the department had won widespread industry support for its Wholesale Open Access Network…

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The market trumps plain packaging in getting youth to quit smoking tobacco

In countries such as Canada, France, the United Kingdom, and South Africa, measures aimed at reducing smoking and tobacco use are on the primary docket.

Chief in each government’s arsenal is a requirement that cigarette and tobacco products be subject to plain packaging, with all cigarette logos and designs…

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Free tertiary education for all is possible

National Planning Commission Deputy Chairperson Professor Malegapuru Makgoba has told the Fees Commission that free tertiary education for all is possible.
Makgoba says countries like Cuba have shown that proper budgeting and prioritising make free education possible.

These submissions were contained in his presentation to the second phase of the…

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Who really runs our Country?

This is a question that has been lingering on many South African Citizens this week as the sordid details involving the appointment of the Cabinet Ministers in the current ANC led government. It all started with the Julius Malema led opposition party, the Economic Freedom Fighters allegations questioning the relationship…

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Children gathered at the launch of Child Protection Week (31 May to 7 June) have told Minister of Social Development, Ms Bathabile Dlamini, that their parents need parenting  skills.  They were responding to a question posed by Minister Dlamini on what they think Government should do to stop the neglect…

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Nongoma FM is hosting a special ribbon cutting celebration to mark the opening of the new community radio station, which aims to be a catalyst of change and being at the centre of rural and youth development.

This life changing ceremony will be held on June 01, beginning at 10…

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