Denise Williams

Will Pretoria have a Fidel Castro Street?

One of Pretoria's main streets should be renamed after former Cuban president Fidel Castro, the SACP said at a street-name hearing on Monday.

Elections won’t be be politically compromised, says IEC

The 2009 elections will be free and fair, and will not be compromised by political interference, the IEC said on Wednesday.

New report sheds light on black employment

The decrease in black people in top and senior management positions is not a result of a skills shortage, says Labour Minister Membathisi Mdladlana.

Debate needed over Aids shame, stigma

HIV/Aids testing and treatment need more debate and a more sophisticated understanding, a seminar at the Institute of Security Studies heard.

Poverty is colour blind, says Phosa

Poverty is colour blind, and black and white people need to work together to eradicate it, ANC treasurer general Mathews Phosa said on Friday.

Mbeki: Zim talks to continue ‘urgently’

SADC has recognised that negotiations in Zimbabwe are continuing, but emphasised the urgency, President Thabo Mbeki said on Sunday.

Report says sex work should be decriminalised

Sex work should be decriminalised and regulated by the same labour legislation as other sectors of the economy, a report recommended on Thursday.

Zuma: I didn’t know there were poor whites

African National Congress president Jacob Zuma on Thursday addressed a gathering of more than 1 000 poor white Pretoria residents.

UN: Cannabis the most abused drug in SA

While cannabis is the drug most abused in SA, amphetamine-style stimulants like tik pose the greatest threat, the United Nations said on Wednesday.

SA ‘must end this torment’ of high food prices

The fight against high and rising food prices will require the mobilisation of all social forces, the Gauteng Food Summit was told on Friday.

Govt: Disaster management needs more work

As climate change and global warming result in an increase in natural disasters, more must be done to limit the loss of lives, the government says.

Harassment rife at Joburg taxi ranks

Sexual harassment of women in miniskirts at Johannesburg taxi ranks has been occurring for at least eight years, the Gauteng community safety portfolio committee heard on Thursday. However, only one incident has been reported to the police.

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