Jacques Keet

CWU worried about ‘infighting’ at Communications Dept.

The Communication Workers Union is "horror-struck by infightings" in the Communications Department led by Minister Siphiwe Nyanda.

Dandala rues Cope’s ‘tawdry’ leadership battle

Congress of the People's (Cope) Mvume Dandala formally resigned as its parliamentary leader and as an MP with immediate effect on Thursday.

Delay likely in switch to digital broadcasting

The switchover date from analogue to digital broadcasting could be delayed by a few months, Communications Minister Siphiwe Nyanda said on Tuesday.

Govt won’t be ‘blackmailed’ over ARVs, says minister

The government won't tolerate what amounts to 'blackmail' in the provision of ARVs by local firms and could look further afield for cheaper suppliers.

Matric results a wake-up call for SA

The 2009 matric results indicated there were problems throughout the education system, according to experts in the field.

Police committee supports illegal gun amnesty

The National Assembly's police committee on Tuesday recommended the green light be given to a proposed amnesty for surrendering illegal firearms.

Manuel: Purchase of expensive car ‘not well-advised’

Minister Trevor Manuel on Wednesday conceded that buying a R1,2-million BMW for his official use was not well-advised.

Icasa urged to cut ‘excessive’ cellphone call charges

MPs on Tuesday urged Icasa to act speedily to reduce the cost of cellphone call charges in South Africa.

Gordhan: Govt spending will not be cut

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan on Wednesday indicated government would not reduce spending because of the recession, but increase borrowings instead.

Political parties agree to promote tolerance

Political parties across the spectrum agreed on Friday to promote tolerance, particularly in the build-up to next year's election.

Assembly approves Scorpions Bills

The demise of the Directorate of Special Operations, or Scorpions, drew closer on Thursday when legislation to disband the unit was approved.

Nzimande lashes ANC dissidents

SACP general secretary and ANC national executive committee (NEC) member Blade Nzimande lashed out at the ANC dissidents on Sunday.

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